Lightly raced Silentio, a stylish winner of his stakes debut to begin the Santa Anita season in December, will be part of a packed starting gate for his first start as a 4-year-old in the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT).
Merit Man is just a nose short of perfection in four starts for trainer Bob Hess Jr., but the 3-year-old son of With Distinction will have to travel a furlong farther than he has before in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes.
Fed Biz, who outlasted Tritap by a head in the San Fernando Stakes (gr. II), will meet his rival once again in the $200,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Doug O'Neill will seek a repeat win Feb. 2 in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) with Reddam Racing's He's Had Enough, who has just three opponents in the early-season Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) prep.
Classic winner Ruler On Ice created some buzz at Aqueduct on a Wednesday afternoon when the 2011 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner unleashed a powerful stretch run to win an allowance optional claiming race Jan. 30.
After leading at every call in winning her first two career turf starts, Tapicat will try to earn her first black-type Feb. 2 in the Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.
Todd Pletcher's impressive maiden winner steps up to stakes company at the Big A.
Six older horses seek their first graded stakes score in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2, led by 120-pound highweight Mine Over Matter and the recently claimed Johannesburg Smile.
My Name is Michael and Dynamic Sky square off in 1 1/16-mile test at Tampa Bay Downs
Variety Road, a California grade I winner who battled such stars as Broad Brush, Snow Chief, and Ferdinand, was euthanized Jan. 14 at age 30 because of the infirmities of old age.
The New York Senate's top Republican wants Belmont Park to be included in the list of possible casino expansion locations.
WinStar Farm has announced the return of its very popular Fantasy Derby contest. Fantasy Derby 2013 is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers the very best in possible prizes.
Barretts has cataloged 137 juveniles for its March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training that will be held March 4 in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif.
Crossbow, a graded stakes-placed son of Bernardini, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Clarence Scharbauer Jr.'s Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.
A U.S. district court has thrown out litigation brought by former Thoroughbred owner/breeder Ed Martin Jr. against trainers Randy Klopp and Joe Davis.
Legendary race caller Trevor Denman and champion stallion Windy Sands will be inducted in the California Hall of Fame at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held Feb. 11.
Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing Jan. 31 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Iowa and Canterbury Park in Minnesota are joining forces to offer more racing opportunities for state-bred runners via joint restricted races.
Rockamundo, who won the 1993 Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at 108-1 for owners Gary and Mary West, died Jan. 18 at age 23 because of complications from colic.
The planned purchase of Retama Park by Pinnacle Entertainment, a transaction approved in December by the Texas Racing Commission, was completed Jan. 30.
Shanghai Bobby and Beholder, the 2012 champion 2-year-old male and female, respectively, are the highweights on The Jockey Club's 2012 Experimental Free Handicap released Jan. 30.
A colt by young sire Thewayyouare sold for $200,000 (US$166,561), the highest price at the first session of New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale at Karaka Jan. 30.
Led by last year's winner Monterosso, 272 horses from 15 countries have been nominated to the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), the world's richest Thoroughbred race with a purse of $10 million.
Jay Dailey was elected president of the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association for 2013, the organization said Jan. 30.
Overnight purses will increase 10% when Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort begins its almost 10-month racing season March 1.
The grade II UAE Derby has drawn 27 nominations from the United States, comprising about a quarter of the 105 names submitted for the race. Bob Baffert and Ken McPeek lead the trainer list.
As scientists discover more about the way a horse's social life affects his behavior and, possibly, training, researchers find themselves in need of a reliable, efficient way to measure social hierarchy. Danish behavior scientists appear to have found the solution through a "limited resource test."
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