Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez has been cleared to ride again as soon as Aug. 7 after meeting with stewards at Del Mar, provided he tests at acceptable levels for drugs he has been taking.
Coolmore Stud presents a look at St Nicholas Abbey's injury and his road to recovery at Fethard Equine Hospital. Watch Video
For the second year in a row, many of horse racing's top owners have pledged to race their juvenile starters without race-day medication.
New York-bred Funny Cide, who won the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will celebrate the 10th anniversary of those classic victories Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.
The Taylor family's Taylor Made Stallions purchased an interest in Graydar, impressive winner of the Feb. 9 Donn Handicap (gr. I) and March 30 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II).
No stranger to winning races at Saratoga Race Course, the former assistant to D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher is off to a strong start again in 2013.
Champ Pegasus, a grade I-winning son of Fusaichi Pegasus has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at Legacy Ranch near Clements, Calif.
Groupie Doll, the 2012 champion female sprinter, will make her seasonal debut Aug. 10 in the Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park, according to trainer Buff Bradley.
Aubby K, winner of the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) and the Inside Information Stakes (gr. II), was retired from racing this week with a fractured sesamoid in her foreleg sustained after a workout at Saratoga July 29.
Equine Advocates, a non-profit equine protection organization and sanctuary in Chatham, N.Y., hosted its 12th annual benefit dinner Aug. 1 at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Horse Racing Radio Network announced it will provide exclusive on-site coverage of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale for the third consecutive year. The sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will be held Aug. 5-6.
Thirty non-profit organizations that found new homes for 805 Thoroughbreds in 2012 were beneficiaries of the grants.
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Whitney viewing stand unveiled at Oklahoma. read blog
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