First crop sire Sea the Stars, a dual Cartier Award winner and six-time group I victor in 2009, was represented by his first winner when Stars Over the Sea posted a victory at Ayr Racecourse in England July 22.
HRTV was honored with two 2013 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards in the "Sports - One Time Special" and in the "Editor - Program" categories at the 49th annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award ceremony in Cincinnati, Ohio.
On Sept. 2 Indiana Downs will transition from a 6 p.m. first post to 1:55 p.m. EST in an effort to gather market data to determine the optimal position for the track in the national horse racing market.
Orb is working his way back to racing at Fair Hill, the Elkton, Md. training center where he's been stabled since June 9, the day after finishing third in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Betfair Hollywood Park showed gains in both all-source handle and daily average handle during the 49-day spring/summer stand that was the penultimate meet before the track ceases live racing.
In response to the recent death of grade I winner Monzante, NTRA president and CEO Alex Waldrop has reiterated the importance of racetracks to become accredited by the Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will have Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow at Monmouth Park July 26 as the classic-winning colt is set to go postward in the $1 million William Hill Haskell.
The New York Racing Association will celebrate the history of the Spa with a new collectible item for racing fans during the 2013 meet.
Lenny Shulman fills in for Evan Hammonds and dissects the efforts of Royal Delta, Jeranimo, and Princess of Sylmar. watch video
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club reported increases in every key statistical category during the first five days of the California track's 2013 meet.
Champion sprinter Black Caviar will be bred to champion sire Exceed And Excel for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
In only its second year, the Barretts paddock sale at Del Mar grew in nearly every category July 21, with Oscar Party topping the sale at $510,000.
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