In his graded stakes debut, Alto Racing's Materiality proved up to the challenge as he scored a victory in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, March 28 at Gulfstream Park.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's Prince Bishop overpowered rivals California Chrome and Lea and opened up in the stretch to take the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday, March 28 at Meydan.
Mubtaahij drew off to an easy victory in the $2 million Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) Saturday, March 28 at Meydan and punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Beauty Parlor surged past Photo Call in early stretch on her way to a half-length victory over stablemate Tabreed in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, March 28.
Four veterinarians who have agreed to plead guilty under a plea agreement following criminal charges brought by a U.S. Attorney can expect to have their licenses reviewed in Pennsylvania.
In a move that sounded a lot like the other shoe dropping, federal criminal charges have been filed against four racetrack veterinarians involved in treating horses at Penn National Race Course near Grantville, Pa.
Moreno is scheduled for his first start in the Pelican State Saturday, in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Secret Circle has impressed assistant trainer Dana Barnes before, but in preparing for the Dubai Golden Shaheen, the exercise rider can feel added strength in the 6-year-old Eddington runner.
Despite delays in the turnaround of equine drug test results in 2014, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, March 23, opted to extend its agreement with LGC Science to be its testing lab.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, March 23, approved changes that will allow more flexibility in the use of Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund purse money generated by wagering on historical races.
Trainer Tevis McCauley will have to answer to multiple charges, including allegations of "milkshaking" and medication rule violations, following an investigation by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission March 23 approved a regulation that would permit the state's racetracks to card races that would prohibit the administration of furosemide within 24 hours of post time.
In April Kentucky Downs plans to change its current historical racing machines, currently the Cella family's Instant Racing games, to a new player in the market called Encore Gaming.
Months have passed to the point that when American Pharoah makes his 3-year-old debut Saturday, March 14, in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, it will come just seven weeks before the Kentucky Derby.
Officials from the Jockeys' Guild plan to meet with riders at Parx Racing Friday, March 13, over continued concerns about the Philadelphia area track's request that riders sign an indemnity waiver.
Alchaasibiyeh, who set a world record when she sold for $3.75 million at the 1984 Keeneland July selected yearling sale, died at age 32 Thursday, March 12, at Elizabeth Mateo's Premier Sporthorses farm in Alpharetta, Ga.
While it's difficult to determine if their efforts are making much of a dent in illegal bookmaking in the U.S., federal law enforcement officials have been busy the past few years prosecuting these sports wagering operations.
Two-time grade II winner Tapiture, who closed out last season with a runner-up finish to Goldencents in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), is scheduled to make his 4-year-old season debut March 14, in the Razorback H.
Winter weather didn't just force cancellations of race days this week, it also forced the Virginia Racing Commission to postpone its regular meeting that had been scheduled March 5, when it had hoped the future of racing.
Storied Lady will try for her second stakes win of the current meet when she starts from the outside in an expected field of six fillies and mares in the $100,000 Cat Cay Stakes Saturday, March 7, at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Behind a strong quarter that saw 17% revenue growth at its New Jersey online casino, compared with the same quarter a year ago, Betfair reports a 25% revenue growth in its U.S. operations for the three months ended Jan. 31.
Trainer Bob Lake, who began conditioning horses as a teen and continued training until retiring in 1999, died at age 82 Wednesday, March 4, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
For the past decade the most productive path to Oaks success has been through Louisiana but during that same 10-year stretch, not a single Derby winner has prepped in the Pelican State. read blog
Godolphin Racing's Local Time extended her win streak to six races, including three straight on the dirt at Meydan, with a 4 3/4-length victory over four overmatched 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks.
The U.S. Court of Appeals this month upheld a U.S. District Court's ruling that the state should not have collected millions of dollars from the estate of the bankrupt account-deposit wagering outlet Racing Services Inc.
Crediting its racing, casino, and online businesses, Churchill Downs Inc. enjoyed record revenues in 2014, while also finishing the year with record revenues in the fourth quarter.
Big Brown adds star power to New York stallion roster for 2015. Download Now
Frank Angst analyzes the Kentucky Derby picture following interesting prep races from the weekend, specifically weight assignments. read blog
Donald Sucher, who twice bred once-in-a-lifetime fillies in Racing Hall of Fame members Winning Colors and Chris Evert, died Feb. 15 in Georgetown, Ky. He was 89.
Last seen cruising to an easy win in the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) to close 2014, Condo Commando is scheduled to make her 3-year-old season debut Feb. 21 in the $100,000 Busher Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.
After closing 2014 with a win in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf, Irish Mission will attempt to open 2015 with a win on that same course in the Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT.)
- By Frank Angst
Just three Road to the Kentucky Derby races will be contested on synthetic surfaces this year. read blog
Returning to Oaklawn Park where he secured his first career stakes win, Golden Lad held off last year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Ride On Curlin to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Essex Stakes.
Western-based owner, breeder, and trainer Dale Bagnell who registered numerous stakes wins primarily in Montana, died at age 83 on Jan. 30 in Missoula, Mont.
Virginia legislators have advanced bills that would provide funding for the Virginia Equine Alliance, a non-profit group that could shape racing in the state.
In 2014, U.S. horse racing appeared on pace to register its fewest positive drug tests for anabolic steroids since the industry moved to outlaw the drugs from racing in 2008-09. But recent events in Maryland changed that.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reported that litigation brought by former commissioner and Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association executive director Ed Martin Jr. has been dismissed.
No immediate resolution to the protest of a recent New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association election emerged after the New York THA board conducted a hearing on the matter Feb. 10.
- By Frank Angst
Considering it's only February, Kaleem Shah's Dortmund has displayed about as many qualities as one could hope to see in a potential Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) horse. read blog
On the heels of the Maryland Racing Commission suspending trainer Hector Garcia, the Maryland Jockey Club has decided to ban Garcia and his sometimes-boss Juan C. Vazquez from its racetracks.
Salutos Amigos will try to extend his stakes race win streak to three when the two-time graded winner faces an expected five rivals in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
- By Frank Angst
Texas Red ran second in his 3-year-old debut, finishing a neck behind Peachtree Stable's Lord Nelson in the $200,250 San Vicente Stakes read blog
Penn National Gaming reported 2014 fourth quarter losses of $250.4 million Jan. 29, when the casino and racetrack owner also reported a decline of $233.2 million for the year.
After opening 2015 with a fifth-place finish in the Affectionately Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack, two-time grade I winner Belle Gallantey will try to bounce back in her second start of the year Jan. 31.
Going into the Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park, I thought favorite Upstart might need a race before delivering his best. read blog
The New York State Gaming Commission has sanctioned trainer Bill Mott for a pair of medication overages in a single horse last fall, a decision the Racing Hall of Fame conditioner is appealing.
The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2013 must be made by Feb. 1 to avoid a $100 late fee.
Helmet tests conducted by the Jockeys' Guild have revealed the dangers of riding with a helmet that previously has been involved in a spill and also offered initial evidence that a thin skull cap could help improve safety.
A pair of racetrack executives outlined plans to promote jockeys, and promote horse racing through the use of riders, at this year's Jockeys' Guild Assembly Jan. 19-20 in Hollywood, Fla.
With Edgar Prado's smashed helmet serving as a powerful reminder, the Jockeys' Guild listened to a talk on concussions at its annual assembly Monday, Jan. 19, in Hollywood, Fla.
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