Throw out his last race, said trainer Bill Spawr of Amazombie. The Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint favorite is ready to repeat.
The six-furlong Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) isn't the ideal distance for two top contenders in this race, say their trainers, but it's the race that fits them best at this time.
Amazombie, last year's champion sprinter and winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, is this year's Sprint favorite against four other grade I winners.
The racing industry has challenges...but health and safety come first read blog
The 3-year-old son of Speightstown earns a spot in the Breeders' Cup Sprint with the win.
Opening day at Keeneland offers one of the last gateways to a spot in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), and it's a wide open contest.
More horses changed hands with sellers collectively making more money. read blog
Nearly two months have passed since a coalition of more than 60 owners launched an experiment into Salix-free racing, pledging to run their 2-year-olds without the controversial anti-bleeder medication read blog
Salix, British Champions Day offer obstacles for Breeders' Cup. read blog
Stronach Group continues promoting the concept of league horse racing with updated standings and team merchandise.
Attorney and former legislator Bob Heleringer's new book "Equine Regulatory Law" sheds light on equine law through stories of human drama.
The Kentucky HBPA's statement wasn't the one it hoped to make. read blog
Forget struggling for words; some European handicappers struggle to give Frankel a rating. read blog
Tom Simon announced Aug. 28 he is putting his massive North American breeding and training operations on the market.
Whenever the best horses are brought together, good things happen for racing. read blog
From state to state, the significant disparity in racing is in enforcement. read blog
Head of the U.S. Olympics anti-doping agency told Thoroughbred industry leaders how the Olympic committee tackled doping issues and began restoring the Games' integrity.
A race-day ban of Salix in graded stakes for 2-year-olds would be extended to listed stakes as part of a new evaluation program.
Adding weight to horses racing on Salix would eliminate 'advantage' read blog
Racing fans who stuck around for the last race at Saratoga July 21 witnessed a miracle. read blog
Kauai Katie already being compared to My Miss Aurelia read blog
The industry is still short of the goal of uniformity from state to state read blog
It's time for action on The Jockey Club's 'Reformed Racing Medication Rules.' read blog
We should not be fooled into believing the New York Times is out to help racing. read blog
Mike Anderson's second horse becomes a multiple stakes winner and is now a graded stakes producer. read blog
New Derby trail is better than the graded system, but there is room for improvement. read blog
Amid the chaos in New York, Union Rags delivers a brilliant performance. read blog
The son of Teuflesberg wired a 10-horse field in the grade II Woody Stephens Stakes.
The 5-year-old Tapit mare holds off even-money favorite Winter Memories.
Donegal Racing's Belmont contender is now the 9-5 favorite in Saturday's classic. Dullahan finished third in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness Stakes.
I'll Have Another's injury is minor, like an ankle sprain, but would have required up to a year to return to racing, which could have hurt his value as a stallion prospect.
Even if he wins the Triple Crown, I'll Have Another's value as a stallion is not expected to change.
Marathon Farm got a bargain when they bought Stone Hope, the dam of Belmont Stakes contender Street Life, for $25,000 in January.
Eric Mitchell talks with Ahmed Zayat, who owns Belmont Stakes contender Paynter. Zayat also owns Bodemeister, who finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
In the case of Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, his family tree's branches are laden with tales of triumph and revenge. read blog
I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness wearing a nasal strip. He'll make his first start in the Belmont without one because NYRA bans nasal strips. The reason for the ban is unclear.
A Kentucky district court judge rule May 17 that Lane's End Stallions acted appropriately as syndicate manager.
For Reddam the Derby victory is a splendid mix of good fortune and good chemistry read blog
Charlie Hayward urged the state to investigate quickly and "get the facts." He said no deliberate action was taken to keep the pari-mutuel takeout at an illegally higher rate on exotics.
Calumet Farm's devil's red and blue silks may be returning to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May atop Brad Kelley's homebred Optimizer.
Mucho Macho Man's last race at Churchill Downs was a third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby. His connections hope to be in the winner's circle this year following the Alysheba Stakes May 4.
New York State Racing and Wagering Board chairman John Sabini says it's time for a fresh look at the state's race-day medication policy.
Bodemeister worked a strong five furlongs in :59.48 April 29 on a muddy but firm Churchill Downs track.
Owners have clean, quick solution to Salix: Stop giving it to your racehorses read blog
Depth of quality this year means Derby favorite may be 6-1. read blog
During April 10 meeting in Lexington, TOBA board of trustee members discussed other ways owners can be involved in ending race-day medication use.
Georgia voters won't get a chance to decide on pari-mutuel wagering during the November election but supporters say progress is made every year.
Racing needs an aggressive push toward national unity. read blog
How long will racino operators, legislators support racing's side of the business? read blog
The international exchange wagering company promises to upgrade the racetrack and woo younger fans through social media and innovative promotions.
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