A total of 30 invites have gone out for the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I), centerpiece of the racing season at Monmouth Park, to be renewed for the 49th time July 31.
The Korea Racing Authority and Keeneland Association July 6 announced the inaugural Keeneland Korea Cup, which will offer a purse of 1 billion Korean won (approximately $855,000) at Seoul Racecourse.
With an eye toward selecting dates that will help more members attend, the next Jockeys’ Guild Assembly will be conducted Dec. 11-13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Euro Charline, the first 3-year-old to capture the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) for fillies and mares in 2014 at Arlington, has been retired from racing and will be entered in the Tattersalls December sale, owner Team Valor International said July 6.
Donegal Racing’s Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) winner Donegal Moon has been added to the Fasig-Tipton horses of racing age sale July 11 in Lexington.
Kentucky Downs hopes to have about $4 million worth of facility renovations in place by the time the track opens for its five days of live racing beginning Sept. 3.
Remington Park will be following and enforcing a health policy to safeguard horses participating at Oklahoma racetracks in the wake of the lifting of the quarantine on the isolated case of equine herpesvirus at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico.
Trainer Wesley Ward is favoring the Prix Morny (Fr-I) in France for his star juvenile filly Lady Aurelia, one of the most impressive winners at Royal Ascot in June, and hopes to work her at Keeneland in the next 10 days.
Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before July 15 for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita.
With June's biggest race day seeing a significant decline in pari-mutuel handle, wagering on United States races for the month also declined compared with the same month in 2015.
Presentations and discussions about the successful Time to Ride campaign and benefits of microchipping highlighted the American Horse Council's annual meeting that wrapped up June 14 with the National Issues Forum.
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Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the Award of Merit recipients honored at state breeders' association awards ceremonies in June.
Leading Maryland jockey Trevor McCarthy returned to the saddle July 4 at Laurel Park two days after he was thrown from a horse in the gallop-out after a victory.
The Racing Australia Board July 4 announced controversial new rules for the registration of Thoroughbred foals and their owners that bring them under the Australian Rules of Racing, despite an outcry from breeders.
Woodbine reported its July 3 Queen's Plate program produced pari-mutuel wagering records and the second-highest attendance in the 157-year history of the race.
Jockey Kieren Fallon, a six-time champion in Great Britain who career was often marred by controversy, has retired from race riding after battling deep depression for nearly three years.
The 2016 spring meet featured a record Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) attendance and the second-largest total wagering and attendance in the 142-year history of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Heavy rain the morning of July 4 led Ellis Park to cancel its live racing program for the Monday holiday.
Steve Neff, who won multiple riding titles at River Downs and Latonia Race Course (now Turfway Park) in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area, died the week of June 26, said his friend and former riding colleague Clifton Schwing.
Seajay Racing's Spelling Again, winner of the July 2 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, could be headed to western Kentucky for the Aug. 8 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park.
Trainer Mac Robertson swept the two Minnesota-bred stakes July 3 at Canterbury Park, which reported record attendance and healthy pari-mutuel handle on a program that began in the late afternoon.
Classic winner Animal Kingdom will get a rest in Kentucky for the second half of 2016 rather than heading to Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Midwest Thoroughbreds' The Pizza Man, in preparation for his next start July 9, worked a half-mile July 2 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Spendthrift Farm stallion Can the Man, whose first North American offspring are foals of 2016, will not shuttle to B. Wayne Hughes satellite facility in Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season, the farm announced July 3.
String King defended his victory in last year's $100,000 Louisiana Legends Turf with another Turf win on the evening of July 2 at Evangeline Downs.
Jockey Trevor McCarthy, who was injured in a post-race spill July 2 at Laurel Park, took off his mounts Sunday and remains day-to-day with a sore right knee, agent Scott Silver said.
Total handle July 2 on Gulfstream Park's Summit of Speed program was $9.702 million, an increase of 18% from 2015 when Gulfstream first played host to the event.
Brody's Cause and Cherry Wine are back to work since finishing sixth and seventh, respectively, in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Both breezed a half-mile July 2 at Churchill Downs.
Songbird worked five furlongs on Santa Anita Park's main track in 1:01 July 2 in preparation for her East Coast summer campaign.
Pensioned stallion Cherokee Run has been euthanized because of declining health, Darley announced July 2.
The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame will enshrine four people and one horse Oct. 29 at Retama Park in Selma, Texas.
After the completion of the eighth race at Belmont Park July 1, an error was made in regards to the order of finish, according to the New York Racing Association.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Barretts Sales, and Thoroughbred Owners of California will host "Buying a Racehorse" at Del Mar Saturday, July 23, a free new owner seminar and preview of the Paddock Sale.
Total and average handle on Gulfstream Park's live races was up during the 59-day spring meet, which concluded June 30.
A winning Mastercraftsman colt named Dance of Life was bought for a sale record €400,000 (US$445,061) July 1, the final day of the Arqana summer sale, which closed with record sales.
Champion turf mare Tepin is taking it easy at her Churchill Downs base and has settled in well since returning June 27.
Gulfstream Park will host the 2017 Clasico Internacional del Caribe, the Caribbean's premier Thoroughbred race, the Confederation of Caribbean Racetracks announced July 1 at its mid-year meeting at the South Florida track.
The 14-day quarantine of one barn at Ruidoso Downs was lifted July 1.
Great Big Story profiles Andrew Lakeman, who was paralyzed in 2007 in a racing accident. Instead of leaving the sport, Lakeman got a trainer's license, bought a horse, and became a trainer.
Horses who test positive for some substances in New Mexico effectively will be suspended for at least 60 days through use of the state’s stewards’ list.
An owners' bonus program for Virginia-bred runners that win overnight races at tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region will begin July 1 and run through Dec. 31.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced that LNJ Foxwoods has established a fund to benefit the horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky.
Coming on the heels of a successful 28-day meet at Pimlico Race Course, the Maryland Jockey Club shifts live racing to Laurel Park for the opening of its summer meet with a nine-race twilight program July 1.
Santa Anita Park June 29 completed the installation of its new turf course, which will be ready for use for the Southern California track's fall meet, which begins Sept. 30.
The audience-driven discussion with the panelists will be at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame Gallery and is open to the public free of charge.
Retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has been selected by the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as its 2016 Honor Guest. McCarron will be honored by the TCA at its 85th testimonial dinner at Keeneland Sept. 25.
In conjunction with opening its new corporate office in Boynton Beach, Fla., Encore Racing Based Games (RBG) has changed its name to Exacta Systems.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled two in its series of town hall meetings at Emerald Downs and Del Mar Racetrack during July.
Horse Racing Radio Network announced it will broadcast live from Woodbine Racetrack this weekend to provide coverage of the Queen’s Plate, Canada’s oldest and most prestigious Thoroughbred race and longest continuously run race in North America.
Already a winner in four of five starts at Gulfstream Park, including three stakes, topped by a five-length score in this year's Swale (gr. II), Awesome Banner will try to add to that list July 2 in the $150,000 Carry Back (gr. III).
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