A showdown between Scat Daddy's star juveniles Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) Aug. 21 at Deauville will likely not take place as Caravaggio is being aimed instead toward a race in September, Racing Post reports.
Woodbine Entertainment Group and partners plan to launch a new initiative that will challenge Canadian start-ups, entrepreneurs, developers, and students to use technology to help bring horse racing to the next level.
The Jockey Club announced that transcripts, a video replay, and PowerPoint presentations from the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are available at jockeyclub.com.
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked a half-mile in :47 Aug. 16 at Del Mar, prepping to defend her title in the Aug. 20 TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I).
Jockey Michelle Payne, who made history by becoming the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) last year, has been offered the mount on Azkadellia for the Breeders' Cup Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.
Statistics so far trail only last year's record-setter
Creator and Gun Runner breezed in company on the Saratoga main track on Aug. 14, working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 ahead of possible starts in the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I),
Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, who retired in March, will return to the saddle Aug. 27 at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. The three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning rider has 5,146 career wins.
Jason Loutsch, racing manager for Albaugh Family Stable, connections for Brody's Cause, hopes the same starting point works for 2-year-olds Not This Time and Reedini, both dominant winners in their second career starts Aug. 12 at Ellis Park.
Undefeated Lady Eli continued to work toward her first start of the year, putting in an 'A+' move Aug. 13 on Saratoga's Oklahoma turf course, according to trainer Chad Brown. She is slated to run in the Aug. 27 Ballston Spa (gr. IIT).
The New York Racing Association called off the final six races of the card Aug. 13, citing severe weather conditions. The Fourstardave (gr. IT) and Adirondack (gr. II) will be rescheduled.
Initially concerned about rain forecast for the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., area over the weekend, trainer Keith Desormeaux decided to pass on the penultimate workout for Travers (gr. I) hopeful Exaggerator scheduled for Aug. 13.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2017 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, which would match the projection of the 2016 foal crop.
Christopher Scherf, executive vice president of Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America, announced his retirement, effective this October, at the TRA board of directors meeting Aug. 12 Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Trainer David Donk is hoping that the third time is the charm when he sends out Gerald and Susan Kresa's New York-bred multiple stakes winner King Kreesa in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 13.
The catalog for the 2016 Goffs Orby sale is now online and features a world-class selection of 472 yearlings by sires such as Galileo, Dubawi, Shamardal, Redoute's Choice, Sea The Stars, Kitten's Joy, and Frankel to name only a few.
Delaware Park has canceled live racing for Aug. 13 because of excessive heat in the Wilmington, Del., area.
Maryland star Ben's Cat breezed a half-mile Aug. 12 at Laurel Park in his final timed work before seeking to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes for the seventh successive year Aug. 20.
The Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) drew a field of 11 for the Aug. 14 event at Deauville, including defending winner Esoterique, whose opponents include English classic winner Galileo Gold.
Tom Metzen Sr., a tireless worker for horsemen in Arizona, Minnesota, and across the country, died Aug. 10. He was 78.
Gulfstream Park announced Aug. 11 that two racing programs have been added to the summer meet schedule.
Because of a shortage of available horses, Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack has canceled its Saturday, Aug. 13 live racing card.
Warren Harang III was unanimously voted president of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) during the board of directors meeting Aug. 6, 2016 in Bossier City.
After a gutsy victory in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II), California Chrome improved his rating from 126 to 128 and is the second-highest rated horse in the world in the sixth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) will be celebrated April 1 at Gulfstream Park, highlighting a record stakes schedule announced Thursday for the 2016-2017 Championship Meet.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Dr. J. David Richardson as chairman of its board of trustees, the organization announced Aug. 10.
One of the most recognized and experienced voices in Thoroughbred racing will step into Oaklawn Park's announcer's booth when Vic Stauffer calls the races for the 2017 season.
France claimed team gold and Germany's Michael Jung took his second successive individual title as Olympic Eventing drew to a close at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 9.
New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports gambling suffered a setback Aug. 9 when the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals determined that allowing such wagering in the state would violate the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) announced Aug. 9 that Pennsylvania has become the 10th state to pass the National Uniform Medication Program (NUMP) in its entirety.
Worked five furlongs in 1:00.64 at Saratoga Aug. 9.
Shane Horan has been named stallion nominations manager for Banstead Manor Stud England.
Irish sales company Goffs is to handle Wildenstein Stables' dispersal of 110 horses, to be offered by The Castlebridge Consignment during the Goffs Orby and November sales.
Jeff Drown's Summer Revolution, who won his two career starts by a combined 10 1/4 lengths, appears to be stakes-caliber. But whether he jumps up to grade I company for his third start remains to be seen.
After a stellar 2015/16 season for Cambridge Stud, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan, Aug. 7 were named New Zealand Breeders of the Year at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Auckland.
The Steve Asmussen pair of classic winner Creator and multiple grade II winner Gun Runner each worked a half-mile Aug. 8 on the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga.
Undefeated Lady Eli is right on course for her expected return in the $400,000 Ballston Spa (gr. II) Aug. 27 at Saratoga following a five-furlong breeze the morning of Aug. 7, trainer Chad Brown said.
A decade after guiding Invasor through an undefeated campaign that helped land him in the Racing Hall of Fame, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is enjoying a similar kind of ride with his current stable star.
Internationally renowned trainer Criquette Head-Maarek said she believes Al Shaqab Racing removed its horses from her yard because she is a woman, Racing Posts reports. Racing adviser Harry Herbert said her claim is untrue.
Trainer Chad Brown said 2015 champion turf male Big Blue Kitten has developed a foot abscess and will miss the Aug. 13 Arlington Million (gr. IT), a race in which he ran second last year.
"I got her in November, and she's a lovely filly," Ward said. "You can ship her anywhere, she's absolutely no problem."
Robert Marzilli's Caren, patiently handled by jockey Jesse Campbell, made the lead and never looked back en route to a comfortable score in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes, the third leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara, at Woodbine Aug. 7.
Godolphin Racing's Innovative Idea, winner of Ellis Park's Aug. 6 Groupie Doll (gr. III), came close to being retired and bred in late March.
Jockey Francisco Torres was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind. after his mount flipped in the starting gate before the fifth race Aug. 7 at Ellis Park.
Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules and Curtis Mikkelsen's Cajun Delta Dawn won their respective divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds Aug. 6 at Gulfstream on a day that produced a 24% spike in handle from the same card a year ago.
Great Britain's William Fox-Pitt defied all odds to take the early lead as Olympic Eventing got underway at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 6.
A day after graded stakes winner Recepta suffered a fractured pelvis while galloping at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Jimmy Toner reported that she is in comfortable and stable condition at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs.
Racing at Ruidoso Downs was canceled Aug. 6 following a torrential downpour with hail that hit the track several minutes before horses were set to come on to the track for the first race. The heavy rain lasted about 30 minutes.
Former jockey and Maryland Jockey Club clerk of scales Thomas "Tommy" Lee died Aug. 3 at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was 79.
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