Unbeaten After Market tries to stretch his winning streak to five when he faces a full field in the $500,000 Kent Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Delaware Park turf course Saturday.
The owners of the Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas - the Maloof brothers - have a new claim to fame: King Palm, who has run second in his last nine races.
Reducing the dates calendar while increasing the overall quality of racing and the possible closure of two major racing facilities remained the focus of the California Horse Racing Board's "Strategic Alliance Planning Committee," which met for the second time at Del Mar on Aug. 28.
Six years after Magna Entertainment Corp. first pitched its idea, Dixon, Calif., city staff officially recommended the approval of Dixon Downs, a $250 million state-of-the-art racetrack and training center proposed for the rural town 20 miles west of Sacramento.
Turfway Park has established a subsidiary company to oversee the Florence, Ky. track's restaurant, concession, and banquet services, it was announced Wednesday. The new company, Turfway Concessionaire, takes over the duties of Sportservice, a non-affiliated business that the track has used since 1986.
Hirapour will try to win the New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) Aug. 31 on the road to year-end honors and a happy retirement.
Horse racing TV personality Carolyn Conley has recently joined HorseRacing TV to serve as a feature reporter, producer, and host for the network.
- By Esther Marr
As the investigation continued into the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, Ky., two more individuals connected with the Thoroughbred industry have been identified as victims of the crash.
The "Road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships – Powered by Dodge" will present live coverage of the Woodward Stakes and Forego Handicap (both gr. I) Sept. 2 on ESPN from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (ET).
For the second year in a row, Suffolk Downs will not run the Massachusetts Handicap, which had been scheduled for Sept. 30, track management announced Wednesday.
Eivind Svendsen, an engineer who served as resident manager of Belmont Park and Aqueduct, died Sunday in Williamsburg, Va., of pancreatic cancer.
McKay Smith, formerly director of product development for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup, has joined AmericaTab as senior director of marketing.
Paul Saylor¹s millionaire Fleet Indian, recent wire-to-wire winner of the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga by 4 1/4 lengths, will be sold at this year's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as part of the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment.
Governor Rod Blagojevich announced the appointment of Angelo "Sam" Ciambrone to serve as a commissioner of the Illinois Racing Board.
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack will become what it is believed to be the first racetrack with a standalone racehorse adoption facility on its grounds.
On the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's destruction of the Gulf Coast, the restoration project at Fair Grounds Race Course continues, as does the countdown to the return of racing.
Prairie Meadows jockey Vicki Warhol is out indefinitely after having a shoulder and five ribs broken while being trampled by a horse in its stall.
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