Jockey Joe Talamo suffered a fractured left wrist Aug. 5 at Del Mar after he was unseated during the running of the third race.
Franny Freud, a top 3-year-old filly and 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Aug. 7 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, will miss the race with a career-ending ligament injury.
A little less uncertainty might make New York-bred yearlings more popular during the Fasig-Tipton preferred auction.
Bonnie's Poker, dam of Kentucky Derby and Preakness (both gr. I) winner and Hall of Fame member Silver Charm, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility near Georgetown, Ky.
A talented cast of seven older males are looking to add a grade I victory to their resumes when they contend in the Aug. 8 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga.
Quality Road and Blame, sitting atop the national handicap division for much of the year, square off in what shapes up as a superb lineup for Saratoga's $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 7.
Undefeated champion Zenyatta is expected to seek her 18th victory against no losses after being entered in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 7. But trainer John Shirreffs isn't sure yet.
J P's Gusto, the odds-on winner of the July 5 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III), will take the next step on his life's journey Aug. 8 at Del Mar in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).
Warbling, whose last two starts came in grade I sprints, takes a bit of a breather in the Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Aug. 8 facing four other distaffers.
Five-time stakes winner Sand Cove is the 121-pound highweight in a field of five older horses entered in the Aug. 8 Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine.
Tom, Evan, and Les Instone from twinspires.com preview the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) and the West Virginia Derby (gr. II). Watch Video
Canterbury Park's fourth annual Extreme Race Day Aug. 8 will feature nine horse races, including two Thoroughbred stakes, plus exhibition races by camels and ostriches.
Joe Morris is returning to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association as senior vice president of NTRA Advantage, a position he held about three years ago.
More than 465 horses have been entered in the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Canadian-bred yearling sale.
- By Ron Mitchell
Boosted by record earnings during Kentucky Derby Week, wagering at Churchill Downs fared much better through the first six months of 2010 than tracks have on the national level.
Grade I winner Bullsbay has been retired from racing to stand at Richard Golden and Dr. Tom Bowman's Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., in 2011. A fee will be annouced later.
Pari-mutuel handle on live and simulcast racing has increased at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races since casino table games were added to the mix at the West Virginia facility, officials said Aug. 4.
Churchill Downs has not decided whether to implement a form of Instant Racing should the VLT-like games be approved for Kentucky tracks, according to Churchill Downs Inc. president and CEO Robert Evans.
In the best showing of U.S. racing economic indicators since January, wagering on U.S. races in July fell only 1.96% when compared with the same month a year ago.
Churchill Downs racetrack's move into the concert business proved to be an "expensive education," and despite an estimated $5 million loss on the HullabaLOU music festival there are plans to bring it back next year.
TrackMaster, an Equibase company, announced Aug. 5 that it will host a Mobile Application Development Challenge for both Thoroughbred and harness racing, featuring a total cash prize of $10,000.
- By Vic Zast
An international cast of characters converges in the small New York town as the yearlings disappear from the auction grounds. Read Blog
California stakes winner Spensive has been relocated to E. A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif.
A 5% cap imposed by the Illinois Racing Board on account wagering fees charged by out-of-state racetracks to send their signals to customers in Illinois has led to a significant downturn in wagering from those sources.
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