Eric Mitchell recaps the 2014 Kentucky Oaks won by Untapable. Watch Video
Having watched his firstborn son survive multiple surgeries to correct a heart defect has given Joe Rocco Jr. a different perspective heading into his first Kentucky Derby. He's relaxed and having fun.
Martin Racing Stable's Marchman strung together his second straight graded stakes win in three weeks with a decisive victory May 2 in the $167,550 Twin Spires Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
California-based jockey will use his experience in five previous Derbys to help California Chrome wear the roses.
Travel packages that take care of all arrangements for one price have doubled in the past six years.
The graded stakes-winning son of Speightstown has won one of two stakes starts so far this year.
Spendthrift's Medal Count is Derby-ready read blog
Trainer Dale Romans talks about why Medal Count is the best horse he's brought to the Kentucky Derby. watch video
Trainer Ken McPeek said the daughter of Broken Vow is fit and he expects her to be among the top three finishers in the Kentucky Oaks.
Trainer Dale Romans expresses confidence in the son of Dynaformer who worked a smooth five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 April 26 at Churchill Downs. He galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.
Dr. Christopher Riggs, head of veterinary clinic services for The Hong Kong Jockey Club, provides insight into how medication is dispensed and monitored at the HKJC racetracks.
Controversial on-track pharmacies being promoted by Stronach read blog
Peggy Goetsch, executive director for the Racing Industry Charitable Foundation, has been serving Illinois' backstretch community for 32 years.
The California Horse Racing Board will consider approving a license for the not-for-profit organization April 25.
Florida and Arkansas illustrate the challenges in obtaining uniformity. read blog
Racing really is running out of time to police itself. read blog
Industry should address PETA allegations with tighter controls on meds, banning abusers, and promoting true horsemen. read blog
Rise in average purse surely helping the juvenile market. read blog
Historic Big 'Cap was racing at its best. read blog
Racing against Gulfstream not a big issue provided slots keep spinning. read blog
Instant Racing may have been the way to go all along. read blog
A chance meeting with a forgotten champion leads Jeanne Mirabito to create a haven for pensioners.
Instant Racing may not be ideal, but it may be all Kentucky gets.
Racing's tote system is hampering growth read blog
Managing crisis to crisis will not save racing here. read blog
Racing needs an official repository for all record times. read blog
If you were on the fence about owning a Thoroughbred racehorse and watched this year's Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park, it's likely you began researching trainers the following morning. read blog
Wise Dan, the 2013 Horse of the Year, became the first horse to win three championships in consecutive years.
The Jockey Club's initiatives could be most important as catalysts for change. read blog
Albert Coppola Sr. won the 1982 Travers Stakes (gr. I) and two jewels of the Canadian Triple Crown with Runaway Groom.
Since 1984 only six 2-year-old males have become champions without winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile; the 2013 championship may add another read blog
More than $818,000 was raised Jan. 4 during the live auction portion of the 24th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction benefiting Thoroughbred Charities of America.
We honor Kent Hollingsworth's induction into the National Museum of Racing's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor by highlighting a selection of his more salient observations. read blog
Dick Barton expands his racing/breeding outfit with skilled people, business savvy, and luck. Download Now
2014 will be a year of experimentation at NYRA. read blog
Racetracks are finding ways to improve the on-track experience for younger fans through social gaming.
Combining data with superintendents' experience key to developing new protocols for racetrack maintenance.
Handicapping tournaments are an important growth area for horse racing, say racetrack officials and horse players. One professional handicapper urges the industry not to stop here but to push forward with exchange wagering.
Finding ways to help Thoroughbred racing fans and horseplayers navigate the vast amount of data the sport generates was the focus of a five-member panel discussion at the Arizona Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming.
Evaluation of listed stakes is in full swing for 2014. read blog
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Several dams get first winners on 'Stars of Tomorrow' card. read blog
New evaluations will shake up black-type status. read blog
Complaint dismissed "with prejudice," meaning the allegations can't be pursued again. Settlement also includes the addition of three new independently appointed members to the TRF board.
Weanling market shows greater overall strength than in 2012. read blog
Technology letting consignors better pick their spots. read blog
Midway, Ky., farm will add a second synthetic track and seven barns for training, broodmares, and yearlings.
Grade I winner In Lingerie, in foal to European champion Frankel, is being sold by Bluewster Sales at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 4. watch video
Moonlit Beauty did in the Nov. 2 Maple Leaf Stakes (Can-III) what the 7-year-old daughter of Perigee Moon does best--win races gate to wire
Three graded stakes-placed fillies will be looking to claim the title of graded stakes winner Nov. 3 in the $250,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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