Calumet Farm's 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1 1/2-mile Bewitch Stakes (G3T) on closing day of the track's spring meet April 28.
In his first mount since it was announced he was headed to the Hall of Fame, jockey Victor Espinoza applied a deft touch in to guide favored Liam the Charmer to a head victory in Santa Anita Park's allowance feature April 28.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association on April 27 approved the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.
The meeting featured a panel discussion, moderated by TPA president Rhonda Norby, and a question-and-answer period involving five Kentucky-area journalists and media executives representing news organizations and industry publications.
Todd Pletcher told officials at Ascot Racecourse that he is seriously considering the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot for American Patriot. The straight mile contest on turf is scheduled for June 20.
Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna, Harris Fein, Guri Singh, and Jerry Walia's Syndergaard headlines a field of seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 William Walker Stakes April 29, opening night at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs will give 200 people a low-cost pathway to the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership with the 2017 Churchill Downs Racing Club.
Mike Tirico, who was recently named NBC's primetime Olympics host, will be taking the Triple Crown hosting reins from Tom Hammond, an award-winning member of NBC Sports' horse racing team for more than three decades.
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 15, 1937) recap of War Admiral's 1937 Kentucky Derby victory.
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 24, 1930) recap of Gallant Fox's 1930 Kentucky Derby victory.
Culminating with 62,500 fans turning out to watch champion Classic Empire win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), the 2017 Oaklawn live racing season concluded with nearly a 5% gain in total handle and another record-setting season for purses.
The $500,000 bonus offered in the TVV Capital Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge is expected to be on the line at this year's Calvin Houghland Irorquois Hurdle Stakes May 13.
The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association recently announced its Indiana-bred champions and Indiana-bred and sired champions.
Three-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner Goldikova, multiple Eclipse Award-winning jockeys Javier Castellano and Garrett Gomez, and Triple Crown-winning rider Victor Espinoza have been elected to the Racing Hall of Fame.
Irad Ortiz Jr. added another riding crown to his résumé when he secured the Aqueduct Racetrack 2017 spring meet title following closing day April 23.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) hopefuls J Boys Echo and Fast and Accurate breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs and Trackside Louisville, respectively, April 23.
Colts by Run Away and Hide, Tapizar, and Violence sped quarters in :20 3/5 to share honors for the the fastest works at the distance April 22 during the final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2017 spring sale.
The New York Racing Association has announced a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park spring/summer meet.
Cloud Computing, the third-place finisher in the April 8 Wood Memorial Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G2), has been removed from contention for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and will point to the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).
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- Thoroughbred Racing, West Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Northeast Region, Midwest Region
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have big stakes cards at Charles Town and Laurel Park, a pair of graded stakes at Santa Anita Park, and more.
The fifth under tack session for the OBS spring 2-year-olds in training sale saw four horses post eighth-mile works in :10 flat and an Into Mischief colt getting a quarter-mile in :20 3/5.
Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller has purchased an interest in Kendall Hansen’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) hopeful Fast and Accurate, it was announced April 21.
Her career didn't get under way until the first week of January, but so far Jenda's Agenda has done nothing wrong. The undefeated filly will look to stretch her speed and talent April 22 in the $125,000 Weber City Miss at Laurel Park.
Gunnevera walked the shedrow without taking as much as a single deep breath following his five-furlong workout Friday morning at Gulfstream Park West, continuing to amaze trainer Antonio Sano while snubbing his nose at a full bucket of water.
Always Dreaming, an impressive winner of the April 1 Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park, breezed five furlongs April 21 at Palm Beach Downs in 1:01.40, a move that pleased trainer Todd Pletcher.
As the Association of Racing Commissioners Annual Conference on Equine Welfare and Racing Integrity wrapped up April 20 in Charleston, S.C., Jeff Colliton officially took over as chairman of the group.
Eliza McGraw chronicled the life of early 20th century champion Exterminator
Robert Marzilli's Caren, recently honored as Canada's Horse of the Year, will make her return to the races in the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) at Woodbine April 23.
M M G Stables' multiple grade 3 winner El Areeb continues to progress following surgery to repair a fractured knee that knocked him off the Triple Crown trail.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unanimously ruled April 19 in favor of Exacta Systems in the trademark lawsuit originally filed by the Oaklawn Jockey Club and several Stronach Group racetracks.
Todd Pletcher could find himself with another contender on the Triple Crown trail when he sends out late bloomer Action Everyday in the $125,000 Federico Tesio April 22 at Laurel Park.
Baby Zip, the 2005 Broodmare of the Year and dam of grade 1 winners and sires City Zip and Ghostzapper, was euthanized at age 26 due to complications from laminitis, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky announced April 20.
Stanford is back for a repeat bid in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (G2).
The Jockey Club announced one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years and that three other trainers have been denied the same privileges for one or two years.
Louisiana Downs' 84-day meet begins May 6. Highlights include Louisiana Cup day on Aug. 5 and Super Derby day Sept. 9.
Hip 200, a bay colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, agent, sped a quarter-mile in :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance in the opening session of the under tack show for the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Calumet Farm's Sunland Derby (G3) winner Hence and Albaugh Family Stable's Gotham Stakes (G3) winner J Boys Echo worked April 17 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has named Jamie Haydon vice president and Holly White director of development, effective April 17.
Made Bail held off late bids from four horses in the stretch, including 26-time stakes winner Ben's Cat in his 11-year-old debut, to capture the featured seventh race allowance April 16 at Laurel Park.
Battle of Midway and Royal Mo, second and third, respectively, in the April 8 Santa Anita Derby (G1), each worked April 16 at Santa Anita Park.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders Sales 2017 spring sale of 2-year-olds begins April 17 and continues through April 22. All six sessions will begin at 8 a.m. EDT.
The Jockey Club of Canada announced its 42nd Annual Sovereign Award winners April 14 at The Palais Royale in Toronto, Ontario, led by Canadian Horse of the Year Caren.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) contender Girvin recorded his first breeze since winning the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) with a half-mile move in :47 4/5 April 15 at Trackside Louisville.
Gunnevera, winner of the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), returned to the worktab at Gulfstream Park West April 15 for the first time since his late-closing third in the $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park April 1.
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have the final preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) at Oaklawn Park and Keeneland.
Always Dreaming, impressive winner of the Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, breezed April 14 for the first time since his five-length victory in the $1 million event.
The only colt by Frankel to be offered at a British breeze-up sale in 2017 and the first juvenile by leading Japanese sire Deep Impact to ever be offered in Europe as a 2-year-old are among the 152 on offer for Tattersalls' Craven breeze-up sale.
Looking to end the longest losing streak of a storied career, multiple grade 3-winning Maryland-bred gelding Ben's Cat will kick off his 11-year-old season in an open $50,000 allowance April 16 at Laurel Park.
Nominations for the second Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, principally sponsored by Godolphin, open May 8. They can be submitted until Aug. 1.
After his impressive performance in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), Arrogate (134 rating) finds himself alone atop the second edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.
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