Jockey Joy Scott is in satisfactory condition March 29 following surgery a day earlier at Huntington Memorial Hospital to repair a compound fracture of her right femur, according to her son, Jesse Sanchez.
Less than a year after the New York Racing Association hired a veteran lawyer to help clean up its reputation in the wake of the betting takeout scandal, the now state-run racing corporation is moving to find a replacement.
Horses featured include Monsieur Joe (orange #8), Trailblazer (green #7), Private Zone (gold #6), Great Attack (orange #6), Taisei Legend (gold #7), French Fifteen (yellow #6), Royal Delta (white #1), Sarkiyla (blue #2). Watch Video
Champion 2-year-old filly Beholder worked seven furlongs in company on a fast main track at Santa Anita Park March 29 as she closes in on her next scheduled start in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I).
Sham Stakes (gr. III) winner Goldencents had his final major drill for the upcoming $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), going six furlongs on a fast main track in 1:14 flat Marhc 29.
Apprentice jockey Chelsey Keiser won for the first time when she guided Smileforthecamera to victory March 29 in the fourth race at Laurel Park.
Andrew Bon and Rupert Bell preview Dubai World Cup day, and give their picks. Watch Video
Horses featured include Monsieur Joe (orange #8), Trailblazer (green #7), Private Zone (gold #6), Great Attack (orange #6), Taisei Legend (gold #7), French Fifteen (yellow #6), Royal Delta (white #1), Sarkiyla (blue #2).
Horses featured include Zazou (blue #4), Law Enforcement (pink #4), Dunaden (green #3), French Fifteen (yellow #6), Red Cadeaux (white #7), Frederick Engels (gold #5), Penitent (blue #1), Dice Flavor (pink #6), Dullahan (white #3), and more.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association believes recent overtures by Arlington Park to the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation may be an end-around on proposed Internet gaming legislation.
Steve Bass, who booked mounts for nine-time leading Keeneland rider Julien Leparoux for the past seven years, will have Rosie Napravnik and Alan Garcia when the meet opens April 5.
Live racing in Maryland will shift to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday, April 4 for a 36-day spring stand, headlined by the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Dale Romans talks about Little Mike, who runs in the Dubai Duty Free on March 30. Watch Video
The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 13 is one of 16 stakes that will highlight the 16-day Keeneland meet that begins April 5.
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Flash back with me. Spring of 1962. The target everyone wants to hit, of course, is the Kentucky Derby--but in the meantime, as a stepping stone, the Florida Derby looms. read blog
The approximate post times and entries for the Dubai World Cup March 30 at Meydan along with race conditions. The post times are converted to Eastern Daylight Time to plan race viewing in the U.S.
Churchill Downs Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Oxford Casino in Oxford, Maine, for total consideration of approximately $160 million to be paid in cash.
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New York lawmakers have approved a measure redirecting 1% of purse enhancements from the state's track-based video lottery terminal program to fund new initiatives to improve equine safety at racetracks.
The Salzman family will attempt to pad its gaudy record when the first 2-year-old race of 2013 in Maryland is held at Laurel Park closing day, March 30.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby. watch video
Jockey Mike Smith talks about Royal Delta, who he rides in the Dubai World Cup on March 30. Watch Video
Andrew Bon and Rupert Bell preview Dubai World Cup day, and give their picks.
Trainer David Simcock, who has Trade Storm and I'm a Dreamer in the Dubai Duty Free.
Trainer John Moore talks about Frederick Engels, who runs in the Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 30.
Jockey Weichong Mearwing, who rides Frederick Engels in the Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 30.
Trainer Alain De Royer-Dupre, who has Sarkiyla in the Godolphin Mile, Verema in the Dubai Gold Cup, Giofra in the Dubai Duty Free, and Shareta in the Dubai Sheema Classic.
David Redvers, Racing Manager for Sheikh Fahad al Thani, talks about Dunaden, who runs in the Dubai Sheema Classic on March 30.
Trainer Dale Romans talks about Little Mike, who runs in the Dubai Duty Free on March 30.
Trainer Ed Dunlop talks about Red Cadeaux, who runs in the Dubai World Cup on March 30.
Jockey Mike Smith talks about Royal Delta, who he rides in the Dubai World Cup on March 30.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Less than a year after Take Charge Indy first made his mark on the classic scene, his half brother Will Take Charge set forth his Derby credentials.
Media-trained equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) On Call program will support another season of live Thoroughbred racing telecasts when the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series on the NBC Sports Group kicks off this weekend. The On Call program is designed to deliver accurate veterin...
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