The California Horse Racing Board and horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian have settled a lawsuit over a race in 2005 at Del Mar in which Jamgotchian alleged a steward forced him to run a horse against his will.
Monmouth Park's purse structure would triple but Thoroughbred racing would cease at Meadowlands under a plan reported by the Newark Star-Ledger.
Charismatic 7-year-old gelding Presious Passion attempts to add a repeat win in the $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park to his sterling record.
Equine fatalities in California held steady during the 2008-09 fiscal year, although Thoroughbred deaths at the state's racetracks decreased by more than 10% over the preceding year, data shows.
Grade I winners She Be Wild and Blind Luck head an impressive roster of 143 3-year-old fillies nominated to compete in Churchill Downs' 136th running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
A request by jockey Terry Houghton to be licensed in Kentucky was tabled Feb. 25 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's license review committee.
The John Battaglia Memorial Stakes, the last of three preps on the way to the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), drew a field of eight 3-year-olds led by Kera's Kitten and graded stakes placed Codoy.
Legislation that will enhance the health and welfare of the horse passed The Kentucky House of Representatives Feb. 25 on a bipartisan vote of 98-0.
California Flag and Dancing in Silks, both Breeders' Cup winners last year, share the honor of California-bred Horse of the Year for 2009.
Midshipman, the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner in 2008 and champion 2-year-old colt that year, returned to his winning ways Feb. 25 in an allowance race at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
Gulfstream Park's third race Feb. 27 features grade I winner Homeboykris, grade I competitor Radiohead, and impressive winners General Maximus and Thomas Got Even.
Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of twinspires.com preview the Sham Stakes (gr. III) and the Davona Dale (gr. II). Watch Video
Due to forecasts that call for snow and wind, live racing has been canceled at Aqueduct for Friday, Feb. 26.
Trainer Wayne Catalano won his 2,000th race when he sent out Dunscombe to victory in the third race Hawthorne Feb. 24.
Proudest Romeo, sire of grade I winner Dearest Trickski, died Nov. 7 because of complications from abdominal problems.
Live racing Casino at Penn National Race Course for Thursday night, Feb. 25, has been canceled at Hollywood as the Mid-Atlantic region is being hit by its third major snowstorm in February.
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