Mired in a year-long slump since moving to the Doug O'Neill barn from Bob Baffert, Richard's Kid snapped out of it with a repeat victory in the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) July 26 at Del Mar.
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- By Steve Haskin
Steve shares his memories of Unbridled's Song. read blog
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said July 26 it signed a purse agreement with Calder Casino & Race Course.
The board of directors of Thoroughbred Charities of America has approved a grant of $7,175 for Penn Vet's New Bolton Center to support scholarship and hospital needs.
Dance to Bristol has her sights set on bigger game in her Saratoga Race Course debut July 29 as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II).
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has suspended trainer Donald Roberson after it said its investigators discovered injectable medications, syringes, and needles in his possession.
- By Tom LaMarra
The death of Monzante can be a catalyst for change, but only if it's addressed in a rational, reasonable way. read blog
Trainer Charlie LoPresti said Morton Fink's grade II winner Successful Dan remains pointed toward the Aug. 3 Whitney Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga, a race he missed last year after injuring his suspensory.
The rare horse who made headlines in the sales ring, on the track, and as a stallion, Unbridled's Song died July 26 in Lexington at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
Trainers Gary Contessa and Linda Rice will be among the industry speakers participating in the New York Racing Association's next "New Owners Luncheon" at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18.
The 5-year-old daughter of Bowman's Band continues on-the-muscle training at Churchill Downs, where she rolled through five furlongs in :59 3/5 July 26.
John Veitch, suspended and fired by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission following the Life At Ten Breeders' Cup debacle, is seeking a new job and to get his good name back.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that it will conduct a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Aug. 5 and a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Jockey Club has issued a reminder to stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred for the 2013 breeding season by Aug. 1.
St Nicholas Abbey underwent emergency surgery for colic the morning of July 26, and his prognosis is "very guarded," owner Coolmore said.
So far, no white Thoroughbred has ever become a stakes winner in American, but a breakthrough for these horses of a different color may be only a matter of time.
Grade II winner My Pal Charlie was represented by his first winner when My Charlie Ray was awarded the victory in the first race July 25 at Evangeline Downs.
The West Virginia Racing Commission is seeking comment on an animal cruelty policy that would make clear existing rules for Thoroughbred and Greyhound racing in the state.
- By Vic Zast
Records set on good racing day with college students out in force. read blog
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