Steeplechasers will be part of the Triple Crown show at Belmont Park this week, as a solid field of 11 was entered for Thursday's $100,000 Meadow Brook Stakes (National Steeplechase Association grade I) over National Fences.
Eclipse Press has delved into the archives of its parent company, Blood-Horse Publications, and compiled "The Seabiscuit Story," using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as originally reported in the pages of The Blood-Horse magazine.
The equine abortion rate in Kentucky continued its significant decline from a year ago, based on figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).
Illinois Derby winner Ten Most Wanted worked five furlongs in a solid :59 3/5 at Hollywood Park Monday morning as he continues preparations for Saturday's $1-million Belmont Stakes.
Summer Mood, Canada's champion sprinter of 1985 as a homebred for Kinghaven Farms, died in mid-April
Currin and Eisman's Outta Here will not make the starting gate for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Bill Currin said in a prepared statement released Monday morning.
Select Stable's Take Charge Lady, who was scratched from the Louisville Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on Kentucky Oaks Day when she suffered a bruised foot on the eve of the race, returned to serious training on Monday with a sizzling four-furlong breeze at Churchill Downs.
Crown Royal American Turf (gr. III) winner Senor Swinger tuned up for his return to the grass in Saturday's $200,000-added Jefferson Cup (gr. III) with a blistering five furlong work over the Churchill Downs main track on Monday.
Robert and Beverly Lewis' Scrimshaw, winner of the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) and third-place finisher in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), completed his major training for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a strong five furlong work on Monday at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Neil Howard confirmed Monday that William S. Farish's Midway Road would skip the Belmont Stakes in favor of a run in the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) at Thistledown on June 21.
With the Pennsylvania legislature set to return June 2, it will be pressured to act on one of two measures that would place slot machines at racetracks. Gov. Ed Rendell wants a bill passed before summer recess commences June 30.
Dutch Gold, Kris Kin and Norse Dancer were each supplemented Monday at a cost of £90,000 for Saturday's Vodafone Derby at Britain's Epsom Downs. With 21 other horses nominated at the five-day confirmation stage, the purse for the classic of £1.47 million will make it the richest race ever run in Europe.
Magna Entertainment Corp. has completed its sale of $100 million in convertible subordinated notes.
John Phillips and partners' Sir Barton Stakes winner Best Minister zipped a half-mile in a quick :47 at Belmont Park on Monday as the Deputy Minister colt continued to progress toward Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Japan saw its first Triple Crown contestant in six years clinch the series' first two legs, as Neo Universe claimed his sixth victory in a row, the Nippon Derby by half a length June 1 at Tokyo Racecourse.
The Japan Racing Horse Association has catalogued 302 Japanese-bred foals for its select sale on July 7 and 8 at the Northern Horse Park on Hokkaido.
- By Nick Hahn
A sign that hung at Meadow Farm, a painting and photos ripped out of their frames, and dishes were among the items that were signed by Penny Chenery, Ron Turcotte, Jim Gaffney, and Bill Nack at the Secretariat celebration held Saturday in Caroline County, Virginia.
Grade II stakes-placed Rubiyat was represented by his first winner when his son Rubi Echo won June 1
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