Twirling Candy, two-for-two on the Del Mar turf, will seek his first victory on the Southern California racetrack's synthetic surface when he faces nine others in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 28.
The final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August sale of yearlings ended with another day of across-the-board increases despite a smaller amount of horses offered for sale.
The Factor will face five older horses in the seven-furlong Pat O'Brien (gr. I) as he makes his first start in more than four months on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Del Mar.
The mini-satellite wagering network in California expanded to Santa Maria with the California Horse Racing Board's approval Aug. 25.
Vision 2020, a group conceived to educate and give a voice to the under-40 generation of horseracing participants, has released "Fantasy Capping," a group project designed to develop new interest in the industry.
Ten meet in the 1 1/4 mile Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. Who will win the Mid-Summer Derby and move to the head of the 3-year-old class? Predict the Order
Fresh off her upset victory in the Ruffian Handicap (gr. I), Farnsworth Stables' Ask the Moon will take on five rivals in the $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 28 at Saratoga.
Jungle Wave, who won the 2009 Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine and finished second in last year's running, returns for another go around in the seven-furlong sprint Sunday, Aug. 28.
Jason, Tom and James Scully from TwinSpires.com handicap the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes from Saratoga. watch video
The fate of Illinois racing increasingly seems to be held hostage in a tug-of-war between Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel--a showdown that involves both substance and a test of wills.
Gulfstream Park has backed off plans to try to start a phase-out of race-day medications with the 2011-2012 race meet that runs Dec. 3 through April 8 at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr updates the status of Noor's remains, and remembers Awad. read blog
Led by 3-1 morning-line favorite Jealous Girl, a field of 10 3-year-old filly sprinters was drawn for the $100,000 Victory Ride (gr. III) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
Green Desert not only helped to establish the reputation of Danzig as a sire of sires but has founded a flourishing line of his own stallion sons in Europe.
- By Vic Zast
BCCA fundraiser and Prescott Brown purse highlight the meet's second to last Wednesday read blog
As the first storm of the 2011 hurricane season heads toward the U.S. Atlantic Coast, emergency response personnel are urging horse owners in hurricane-prone regions to prepare for the storm.
Forty horses from one Clarksville, Ark., farm have died or been euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA), according to Arkansas State Veterinarian George Pat Badley, DVM.
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