A trio of runners trained by Laura de Seroux will challenge Del Mar stakes winner Tsigane to highlight a field of 10 Sunday in the $350,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at a mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.
Woodbine-based invader Jambalaya, a winner of three turf races in the past three months, is one of the horses to beat in the $100,000 Saranac (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds Sunday on the Saratoga grass course.
Hoosier Park is set to open its 60-day Thoroughbred meeting Saturday and if entries for the opening weekend are any indication, the Anderson oval could have a strong meet. A total of 14 races are carded for opening night, with 10 of the 11 Thoroughbred events attracting full fields.
Eldon Farm's Hirapour, a 9-year-old Irish-bred gelding, drew off from Three Carat for a 3 ¾-length victory in the $159,200 New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase Handicap (NSA-I) at 2 3/8 miles over national fences at Saratoga Race Course Friday.
For a summer race that plays second fiddle to the Travers Stakes (gr. I), the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) sure knows how to draw a nice field--and a large one at that.
Brookdale Farm owner-turned-trainer Fred Seitz recorded his first win as trainer of record when his 2-year-old filly May Night scored a length win in Friday's P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga.
Organizations in the horse industry are forming a major fundraising effort Oct. 8 for victims of Hurricane Katrina to be called "Racing to the Rescue Day." The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships also plans to raise funds for the cause.
- By Tom LaMarra
A judge has denied a request by the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association for a temporary injunction to delay implementation of a new equine medication policy in Kentucky, but he made an exception for veterinarians.
Castledale, a grade I winner on both dirt and grass, has been retired due to deterioration of his front ankles, his owners said Friday.
NTRA Charities – Racing to the Rescue Fund, a special division of the NTRA's nonprofit 501 (c) (3) subsidiary NTRA Charities, has been established to receive contributions, 100% of which will be passed through to existing charities established to aid in recovery efforts.
Pikepass, a stakes-winning son of Forty Niner will stand the 2006 breeding season at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., it was announced Friday by Steve Johnson, co-owner and general manager of Margaux.
Del Mar's jockeys, seeking to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, have volunteered to participate in a dunk tank over Labor Day weekend to raise funds toward relief.
Pikepass, a son of Forty Niner whose first crop are juveniles, will stand at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2006. No stud fee was announced.
Approximately 500 third-year veterinary students will participate in the third annual Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar Sept. 2-4 in Lexington.
Charles Nuckols Jr., an icon of the Thoroughbred industry, died Sept. 2 at his home near Midway, Ky. Nuckols, 83, had been fighting a variety of ailments the past several years, and died of complications from congestive heart failure.
In light of Hurricane Katrina, The American Horse Council Foundation is accepting donations to assist the needs of horse owners and their horses in the states which were affected.
Following the latest set of digital X-rays taken Thursday and a consultation with veterinarian Larry Bramlage, trainer Tim Ritchey was given the OK to bring Afleet Alex to the track Friday for his first jog since undergoing surgery to repair a slight hairline fracture.
- By Ron Mitchell
As a result of damage to Fair Grounds Race Course from Hurricane Katrina, there will be no live racing there this year and plans are being made for a "unique" meet at Louisiana Downs in its place, according to Churchill Downs president and CEO Tom Meeker.
TVG will present six live racing telecasts from Japan beginning Sept. 10 as part of an agreement between TVG and the Japan Racing Association (JRA) granting TVG exclusive Japanese racing telecast and advanced deposit wagering rights in the U.S. Racing will air from 10 p.m.-midnight PT.
In an open letter to horsemen across the country, the National Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association is making an appeal on the behalf of displaced Louisiana horsemen.
Delaware Park will host "Afleet Alex Day" Sept. 10 inconjunction with its annual Owners Day, which is offered by the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Friday the company is exploring options to conduct a portion of Fair Grounds Race Course's 2005-2006 live race meet at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La.
Although there has been no official announcement from parent company Churchill Downs Inc., it is highly unlikely that the 2005 meet at Fair Grounds will be held at the New Orleans track as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
- By Tom LaMarra
Racetracks and horsemen in Ohio have signed an agreement that allows River Downs to offer its signal to account-wagering services effective Sept. 2, a track official said.
The Maktoums will try to keep a major group I prize "all in the family" this weekend when the highly regarded Proclamation takes on Goodricke and 15 others in the William Hill Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.
The group I Moyglare Stud Stakes for 2-year-old fillies is shaping up to be quite a tantalizing affair this Sunday at The Curragh. The pro tem leader of the division, undefeated Flashy Wings, is set to meet the Danehill filly, Rumplestiltskin in the seven-furlong race.
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