On track handle, total handle, and attendance posted increases from 2011 after four days of racing at Saratoga.
QIPCO Holding, one of the leading private investment companies in Qatar, has signed a new contract to extend its sponsorship of the British Champions Series and British Champions Day for a further five years.
Belmont Stakes runner-up Paynter posted his fourth consecutive bullet work on Monday, motoring six furlongs in 1:11 4/5 at Del Mar, as he eyes Sunday's Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth.
Jockey Tammi Piermarini, who last year became just the fifth woman to reach the 2,000-win milestone, recorded three victories Monday at Suffolk Downs to surpass Patti Cooksey as the third-leading female rider of all-time.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed his Grade 1 CashCall Futurity winner Liaison as a starter for Saturday's Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy for three-year-olds at Saratoga.
Winter Memories and jockey Javier Castellano hit the Oklahoma turf course Monday morning to turn in a :59 4/5 five-furlong breeze in the lead up to Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Diana for fillies and mares.
Peaks and Valleys, Canada's Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old colt of 1995, has died at the age of 20. The Grade 1-winning millionaire and sire, who had been standing at Gardiner Farms in Ontario since 2006, succumbed to the infirmities of his age.
American Standard, a 32-year-old pensioned stallion by In Reality, died July 21 because of the infirmities of old age.
Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock was the top bidder on the three leading sellers at Del Mar's inaugural Paddock Sale. The auction of race-ready horses was conducted following racing Sunday evening under the auspices of Barrett.
Barbara Banke, owner of Stonestreet, will visit Saratoga on Friday to announce the name of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra's first foal, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin born on January 22.
Barbara Banke, owner of Stonestreet Farm, will announce the name of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra's first foal at Saratoga Race Course in New York July 27.
After working five furlongs July 22 at Saratoga Racecourse, John C. Oxley's Stealcase has been added to the field for the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.
Del Mar posted healthy handle numbers across the board during its first five days of racing from Wednesday through Sunday, July 22.
Peaks and Valleys, Canada's Horse of the Year in 1995 and a successful stallion, has died from the infirmities of old age.
A Kentucky Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing on former chief Kentucky racing steward John Veitch's request for the court to reverse his one-year suspension stemming from the Life At Ten case.
Saturday's renewal of the Group 2, £100,000 York Stakes promises to be another superb race after 21 horses were entered for the extended 10-furlong contest.
John Adger, David Sorrell, and Bobby Shiflet have purchased the complete collection of prints and negatives of the late Tony Leonard, the leading equine photographer of the 20th century.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 170 yearlings for its Texas summer yearling sale at Lone Star Park. The number is down 54.3% from last year's total of 372.
Horses of racing age averaged $38,940 at the inaugural Barretts paddock sale at Del Mar in Southern California July 22.
- By Vic Zast
Ramon Dominguez had six winners on Sunday. read blog
New York's racetracks say they contributed more in various tax and revenue-sharing funding during the first six months of the year than the casinos on the Las Vegas strip and Atlantic City combined.
According to recent study results, if an athletic horse is constantly exposed to microscopic airborne particles then he could experience enough inflammation and mucus to decrease his performance abilities, even if he doesn't exhibit any outward signs of respiratory distress.
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