The brilliant, nearly white frontrunner will find the eyes of the nation upon him Aug. 4 when he heads postward as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II)
Juvenile champion Hansen, exiting a 10-length procession in last month's Grade 3 Iowa Derby, will take his front-running show on the road to Mountaineer Park Saturday for the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby. The 1 1/8-mile contest tops an all-stakes, nine-race card which, unlike most Mountaineer programs, will be conducted in the afternoon.
Adding weight to horses racing on Salix would eliminate 'advantage' read blog
Two days after winning the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), Zayat Stables' Paynter remained at Monmouth Park with a slight fever that prevented him from shipping back to trainer Bob Baffert's base in Southern California.
The "Riders Up!" jockey karaoke competition will be held in Saratoga to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Grade I winners Ron the Greek and Flat Out are on target for the Aug. 4 race.
A year and a half ago, Zodiac was the most critically ill horse to ever come through the gates of the Woodbine, Md.-based Days End Horse Rescue. But thanks to the help from many, he has endured through the darkest of days read blog
Noble Mission, a brother to mighty Frankel, landed Tuesday's Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Owned and bred like Frankel by Prince Khalid Abdulla, and similarly trained and ridden by Sir Henry Cecil and Tom Queally, Noble Mission is not as good as his older sibling, but victory in the contest stamps him as well above average.
Racing fans who stuck around for the last race at Saratoga July 21 witnessed a miracle. read blog
Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing's Hansen, one of 10 3-year-olds entered for the Aug. 4 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), will finally get to race with a blue-tipped tail.
Research shows that appropriate amounts of exercise during the first three years of a horse's life can benefit the musculoskeletal system Download Now
Churchill Downs has announced $9 million in renovations highlighted by unveiled design plans and details for The Mansion at Churchill Downs, a spectacular new venue that will meld the legendary past of the historic track with an exciting future to provide a lavish ambience, panoramic views and unprecedented levels of personalized service, elegance and excitement.
A total of 10 runners have been declared for Thursday's Group 2, £100,000 Goodwood Cup, run over two miles on the third day of Glorious Goodwood.
Fillies and mares will be on display Saturday at Del Mar when the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch (GI) will award an automatic starting berth into the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita.
The path to the Breeders' Cup Classic heads to Upstate New York Saturday when the $750,000 Whitney (GI) is run at Saratoga Race Course, with the winner earning an automatic starting berth into the Classic.
A planned new venue at Churchill Downs will replace the area that has largely served as the track's media center since 2005, it was announced July 31.
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, held May 30 - June 2 in New Orleans, La.
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