A proposal that would put in place stiffer regulations relating to jockey sponsorship has been adopted by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's rules committee.
A thrilling winner of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when last seen April 30 at Churchill Downs, Blind Luck will be heavily favored against four opponents in the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 6 at Hollywood Park.
The 2010 Remington Park Thoroughbred season begins Aug. 19 and continues through Dec. 11. The 26-race stakes has been set with more than $3 million in purse money and a new series of races for 2-year-olds.
The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association announced that Sue Leslie, its chairman, will assume the duties of the departing president Hector Clouthier.
The New York Gaming Summit will make its downstate debut in the Hudson River Valley June 21-22, and will discuss the current crisis in the racing industry.
Lenny Shulman chats with Alexis Barba, trainer of Belmont contender Make Music for Me. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Summer Bird, unable to make it back from a fracture suffered while training for the Japan Cup Dirt, has been retired.
Lenny Shulman comments on the activities of the day including Nick Zito's pair of Fly Down and Ice Box; Make Music for Me; and the arrival of Bob Baffert and Game On Dude, with comments from Bob Baffert. Watch Video
For a trainer to find success in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes (gr. I) it might be good if their horse is familiar with 'Big Sandy.'
For trainer John Sadler and owner Ike Thrash, sending Dave in Dixie into the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) is a venture into the great unknown.
Jason and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Watch Video
Jim Gaffney, the exercise rider of champions Secretariat and Riva Ridge, died the morning of June 3 at his home near Commack, Long Island, N.Y.
There are easier spots than the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but trainer Steve Margolis feels his 3-year-old colt Stay Put is in the right one for the 1 1/2-mile classic June 5.
Ice Box has the most going for him. Stately Victor is a live longshot. Read Blog
Augustin Stable's Ice Bear, winner of the 2009 Eclipse Stakes (Can-III), is back to defend his title against nine older horses in the $150,000 event June 5 at Woodbine.
It pays for a rider know all he can about Belmont's unique, but often notorious turns.
Ice Box, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post position 6 and was installed as the 3-1 morning favorite when a dozen horses were entered for the June 5, $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
After several 2009 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sales graduates won graded stakes over the Memorial Day weekend, the sale company announced that 407 yearlings had been catalogued for this year's sale in Lexington July 13-14.
The latest round in Jeff Mullins versus the California Horse Racing Board went in favor of the trainer when a hearing officer agreed June 2 to postpone a hearing until Aug. 13.
Nappelon, dam of 2007 champion Ginger Punch, died May 31 in Central Kentucky.
Augustin Stable's multiple group I winner Rainbow View will carry high weight of 125 pounds as the 4-year-old filly headlines the June 5 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.
Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' Acoma will make her 2010 debut June 5 as the 5-year-old mare attempts to defend her title in the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
Cost Of Freedom, a rapid winner in his first start of 2010 earlier in the month, will be trying to help trainer John Sadler make some history in the Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park on June 5.
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