Kid Cruz is set for a return to Pimlico Race Course on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 15, a year after competing in the 2014 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
U.A.E. Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij, who was eighth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in his U.S. debut, will remain in the United States to aim for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, trainer Mike de Kock confirmed May 4.
Former NBA commissioner David J. Stern will discuss the building of the NBA brand and how it relates to Thoroughbred racing during a question-and-answer session at the Pan American Conference June 4-5 in New York City.
NBC Sports reported that its live coverage of the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC averaged 16 million viewers, up 4% from 15.3 million last year, according to information from The Nielsen Company.
The three-day clinic, sponsored by Blood-Horse, will feature trips to Stonestreet Farm, Darley, Valkyre Stud, and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.
Lael Stables' Divining Rod, winner of the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) April 11 at Keeneland, remains on target to make his next start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16, trainer Arnaud Delacour said.
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A bill that would in effect prohibit the slaughter of horses in the U.S. as well as the export of horses for slaughter, such as to Canada or Mexico, has been introduced in Congress.
The top three finishers from Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were doing fine the morning of May 4 at Churchill Downs.
The National Sporting Library & Museum May 30 will host a symposium and reception celebrating the recent gift of the bronze sculpture Sea Hero.
Workouts of note May 4 included last year's 3-year-old champion filly Untapable and grade I winner Lea, who both worked in Kentucky.
America's Best Racing May 4 released episode 4 of its four-part series "The Road Less Traveled: The Road to the Triple Crown".
The Maryland Jockey Club's Pimlico Race Course and online wagering provider Xpressbet have announced that Xpressbet will serve as the title sponsor of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
With five victories from nine starters since April 25, Jamie Ness entered Tampa Bay Downs' May 3 card on one of those mini-hot streaks that have propelled him to the top of the track's trainer standings eight years in a row.
A. Stevens Miles Jr., a retired Kentucky banker, civic leader, and Thoroughbred owner, died April 25 in Louisville. He was 85.
NBC Sports said the May 2 telecast of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs registered a 10.8/24 overnight household rating and share, the highest since it first broadcast the race in 2001.
Richard Hannon will bid for a second British classic success when he saddles both Osaila and Tiggy Wiggy in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3 at Newmarket.
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria shipped back to Keeneland shortly after her May 1 victory and came out of the race in good order, trainer Larry Jones said May 2.
Dan Farley, an award-winning turf writer and former president of the National Turf Writers Association, died May 1, in a Mechanicsville, Va., hospital. He was 72.
Wagering from all sources on both the full 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day card and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) alone was the highest all-time.
A catalog of 151 horses for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon.
Jockey Geena Kelly guided in her first career winner April 28 when Voter rallied from last to capture the sixth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Apprentice Jockey Caitlyn Stoddard won the first race of her career May 1 aboard the 87-1 longshot Im Charming in Pimlico Race Course's sixth race.
Actress Ashley Judd will be the voice of NBC's show open for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Lucy Zeh, author of Etched in Stone: Thoroughbred Memorials, a book on the grave markers of Thoroughbreds, was shot and fatally injured by her estranged husband last month outside of a Louisville-area dance studio.
Logan Bailey, the general manager of the Kentucky office of Daily Racing Form, dies April 28. The Frankfort, Ky., native was 75.
Owner Ahmed Zayat said El Kabeir did not go to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of May 1 because he took a couple of bad steps and was not sound but has not been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the recipients of its Award of Merit honored at breeders association awards ceremonies in April.
Can the Man, a grade I-placed 2-year-old and grade III-winning 3-year-old by Into Mischief, will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia and participate in the farm's Share The Upside Program in 2015.
Pin Oak Stud's son of Nijinsky II had been pensioned in January. He had sired six champions out of 19 crops to race.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's group II winner Mubtaahij had an easy three-eighths breeze timed in :37.40 with jockey Christophe Soumillon aboard Thursday, April 30 at Churchill Downs.
The American Horse Council said the theme for this year's National Issues Forum, scheduled for June 16 in Washington, D.C., as part of its annual convention, is "Protecting and Promoting the Horse."
Recently honored as Parx Racing's top trainer of 2014, Ramon Preciado celebrated his 1,000th victory April 28 at the track when Fantastic Voyage completed a last-to-first rally to win the day's seventh race.
Equine surgeon Keith Latson will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners' On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the May 1-2 live racing telecasts from Churchill Downs.
Awad and Little Bold John are the newest inductees into the Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame.
Able Friend, who currently sits atop the World's Best Racehorse Rankings with U.S.-based Shared Belief, is primed and ready for the Champions Mile (HK-I) May 3 at Sha Tin.
U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome will bypass the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 16 at Newbury to continue preparations for the Royal Ascot meeting in June, Racing Post reports.
Delaware horse racing contributed more than $182 million to the state's economy in 2014, supporting the equivalent of more than 1,500 full-time jobs, according to an economic impact study released Tuesday, April 28.
Planet Fitness Louisville and Churchill Downs announced April 28 that enhanced fitness options for the jockeys who compete at the racetrack will be added.
The New York Racing Association on April 28 outlined enhanced security protocols for fans attending the 2015 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival June 5-6.
Although no new job plans were announced, former New York Racing Association executive Bill Nader will leave the Hong Kong Jockey Club and return to the U.S.
Churchill Downs Inc., reported April 27 first-quarter results that showed net revenues of $250 million, up 50% over the same quarter of 2014, primarily due to its acquisition of Big Fish Games.
Grade I winner Jimmy Creed will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia and participate in the farm's Share The Upside Program in 2015.
NBC plans coverage of Kentucky Derby Week across all social media platforms, featuring NBC Sports Group's fashion and lifestyle experts and social media mavens Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.
Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC, a regional accounting and consulting firm, has been named an official partner of the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, officials announced April 27.
Terry Houghton and Jeff Radosevich topped the respective jockey and trainer standings at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course when the 67-day winter/spring meet ended April 25.
Joe Clabes has been appointed executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project, the organization's board of directors said April 27.
Canada's reigning champion sprinter Calgary Cat overhauled pacesetter Parise in the final strides and won the $132,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes April 26 at Woodbine.
Trainer David Jacobson and jockey Angel Cruz landed the respective trainer and jockey titles at the 19-day Aqueduct Racetrack spring meet, which concluded April 26.
A Ready's Image filly posted the fastest eighth-of-a-mile breeze of :10 April 26 during the breeze show for the Equine Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Donegal Racing's Puca put in her final Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) workout April 26, breezing four furlongs in :48 1/5 in company with stablemate Japan.
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