Coup, an Empire Maker filly and winner of Pimlico's Hilltop Stakes on Preakness day, has the top stakes experience in the field for the June 16 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
Eight-year-old Rahystrada defends his title in the Colonial Turf Cup June 16 at Colonial Downs against a full field that includes five horses that ran in last month's Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).
Howe Great, a graded winner who was originally entered in a stakes at Indiana Downs, instead will head to Belmont Park for the $150,000 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) June 16.
Grade I winner Include Me Out puts her three-race victory streak on the line in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) Jan. 16 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of two-year-olds and horses of racing age begins Friday, June 15.
Pachattack, winner of the Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) in her only start since finishing third in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), heads the field for the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 16.
Rogue Romance could be one of the longest shots on the board for the Grade 1, $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday evening at Churchill Downs, but trainer Ken McPeek hopes for a top effort from his four-year-old son of Smarty Jones when he faces a group of some of the best older horses in training.
Snow Top Mountain will attempt to get back to her winning form on Saturday while taking on 10 rivals in the Grade 3, $100,000 All Along Stakes at Colonial Downs. The gray mare scored a half-length victory in the Grade 3 Suwannee River at the beginning of the year, but has been unable to find the board in two starts since then.
Dana Wells and Marc Bacon's Silver Max rolled to his fifth consecutive win Wednesday in the $211,100 Oliver Stakes at Indiana Downs. The Badge of Silver colt showed his customary speed from the start under Victor Lebron, was left untouched through splits of :23 4/5, :47 and 1:10 3/5, and drew off in the stretch to win by a lopsided margin of 6 3/4 lengths in track-record time of 1:33 4/5 for one mile on the firm turf.
Royal Delta will face just five rivals when she returns to competition on Saturday in the Grade 2, $150,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile race is one of four stakes that comprise Churchill's Stephen Foster Downs After Dark racing program.
While Game on Dude sits safely atop the West Coast's handicap division, a stellar field will vie for supremacy among those based in the eastern half of the country Saturday night in the Grade 1, $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, by a 7-5 vote with one abstention June 13, approved an administrative regulation that would ban the use of furosemide on race day in graded and listed stakes over a three-year period.
Besilu's Stable's Royal Delta looks to rebound off a disappointing run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when she takes on five others in the $150,000 Fleur de Lis Stakes June 16 at Churchill Downs.
The 31st running of the 1 1/8-mile event sets up as a faceoff between two of the country's top older horses--Pin Oak Stable's Alternation and Morton Fink's Wise Dan.
Anyone who took the time to examine the pedigrees of 2-year-old Pasaka Boy and 7-year-old Shesha Bear on the Salisbury race card in England June 12 couldn't help but be surprised.
Hong Kong trainer Danny Shum talks about Little Bridge in the Kings Stand at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty, who has not raced since finishing second to Grace Hall in the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga last September, will return off a more than nine-month layoff in Thursday afternoon's featured allowance race at Churchill Downs.
The Jockey Club on Wednesday announced plans to develop a statistics-based system that would notify track officials and regulatory veterinarians when a horse that has been entered in a race is facing a heightened risk of injury.
Nobody likes to think of horses in pain, especially when there's something we can do to help. But reducing pain in horses has benefits beyond just making you and your horse feel better, such as maintaining the horse's appetite (so he keeps his energy up for healing) and reducing stress. How can you tell if your horse is in pain, and what's the best way to manage that pain? What shouldn't you do when managing pain?
The Jockey Club June 13 announced plans to develop a statistics-based system that would notify track officials and regulatory veterinarians when a horse that has been entered in a race is facing a heightened risk of injury.
Hong Kong trainer Danny Shum talks about Little Bridge in the Kings Stand at Royal Ascot.
Ben's Cat, who parlayed a strong second-place finish in last year's Parx Dash Stakes into a victory in the grade III Turf Monster Handicap two races later, is one of nine entered in this year's $150,000 Parx Dash.
Darara, whose five group I winners include four champions, died last week.
Authorities on June 12 raided a racing stable in New Mexico and a horse ranch in Oklahoma tied to one of Mexico's most powerful and ruthless drug cartels.
Trainer Paul Messara talks about Ortensia competing in the Kings Stand at Royal Ascot.
Trainer Derek Cruz talks about Joy & Fun competing in the Kings Stand at Royal Ascot.
Trainer Luca Cumani talks about his prospects for Royal Ascot.
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