Positive ontrack signals at Emerald Downs, Hastings Park, may add some pop to the 120-yearling WTOBA yearling sale Sept. 6 in Auburn, Wash.
The busy Labor Day weekend of stakes action winds down at Del Mar with the Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT). The 1 1/16-mile race for older fillies and mares is a hard one to handicap.
Evangeline Downs track management has decided to reschedule the Sept. 3 racing program for next Thursday, Sept. 8, due to forecasted heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Lee.
Zenyatta's weanling half sister by Henrythenavigator will be offered at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale by Select Sales.
Led by the grade III Turf Monster Handicap, Parx Racing in Pennsylvania will card three lucrative stakes worth a total of $850,000 on Labor Day, Sept. 5.
Preston Stables' Flat Out blew out three furlongs in :37.13 on the main track at Saratoga Sept. 2, the morning before his big start in Saturday's $750,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I).
- By Steve Haskin
Uncle Mo, after nearly winning the grade I King's Bishop off a four-month layoff and a severe, lingering illness, should be at least given the opportunity to strive for greatness. read blog
Oct. 1 race to be named for paddock guard John Shear, who shielded 6-year-old girl from runaway horse at Santa Anita March 12.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will shoot for his 16th straight win when he'll likely go off as the favorite at the Maryland State Fair Sunday, Sept. 4.
Churchill Downs has made it easier for fans to get seats for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I) programs, but it also will charge what it calls an "administrative fee" even if applicants don't get seats.
Saratoga has been re-accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, officials said Sept. 2.
Jockey Tyler Baze was taken off mounts and suspended indefinitely by Del Mar stewards Sept. 1 after he refused to take a breathalyzer test, several news outlets confirmed.
TCI returns to discuss the Breeders' Cup. This week the focus is on the Breeders' Cup Classic and the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. Watch Video
Sean Alfortish, former president of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, pled guilty Aug. 31 to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, identity fraud, and health-care fraud.
- By Vic Zast
The buzz turns from what was to what will be. read blog
Kentucky Downs Sept. 1 officially became the first racetrack in the state to operate expanded pari-mutuel wagering in the form of Instant Racing machines.
Harold Queen's Big Drama, champion sprinter of 2010, will return to the races Sept. 4 at Calder Casino & Race Course with an eye toward this year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
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