Apprentice jockey Mohamed Osman guided Princess Beau K to victory in the second race Jan. 15 at Laurel Park for his first lifetime win.
John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park since June 1, 1997, announced his retirement effective April 30.
A revamped Strub Stakes (gr. II), moved forward on the Santa Anita Park schedule and shortened in distance to 1 1/16 miles, features two strong entrants apiece from Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will hold a 15-day fall meeting this November in addition to its regular summer stand, it announced in a statement released Jan. 15.
After five starts on turf last year, Dennis Foster's Got Shades will move to the main track when he makes his 3-year-old season debut Jan. 18 in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.
Daddy Nose Best, a smashing stakes winner in his first start over the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, returns to the New Orleans track as the top weight in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Ribo Bobo, who has won six of seven since he was claimed, and the solid mare My Pal Chrisy top the fields for the Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint and Florida Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint Jan. 18 at Gulfstream.
Wishing Gate and Bad Debt figure prominently in the two Florida Sunshine Millions races on turf Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park, a pair of intriguing grass tests as Florida-breds get the spotlight.
Dallas Stewart, who saddled 2006 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Lemons Forever, will set Charles Fipke's Unbridled Forever on the same path Jan. 18 in the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin discusses the Horse of the Year candidates, Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge, and Wise Dan.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Early nominations are being accepted from owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds who hope their young horses have the talent to compete in the 2014 Triple Crown.
Devil's Cave, a two-length winner in her stakes debut over Florida-bred fillies last time out, will put her speed to the test in the $300,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man towers over the competition for his 2014 debut Jan. 18 in the Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.
Images from Open Houses at Kentucky Farms in 2014. View Slideshow
Images from Open Houses at Kentucky Farms in January 2014.
Casinos at five racetracks in Kentucky would generate about $86 million a year for the horse industry, a sponsor of expanded gambling legislation told the House Licensing and Occupations Committee Jan. 15.
In the older female Eclipse Award category, two-time champion Royal Delta is the standout finalist, while other impressive mares Joyful Victory and Tiz Miz Sue attempt to make a case with their 2013 grade I accomplishments.
Talk about a wide-open category: the Steeplechase division of the 2013 Eclipse Awards appears to be anybody's ballgame as no single jumper landed more than one grade I event during the season.
The early bird discounted registration rate ends Jan. 15 for the University of Kentucky Agriculture Equine Programs' Equine Showcase and the fifth annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course.
Dancin' Renee, a graded stakes winner and 1997 New York Horse of the Year, has died. The 22-year-old mare lost a long battle with laminitis and was euthanized Jan. 11 at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm.
Juddmonte Farms announced the first foal by superhorse Frankel was born at Ireland's Coolmore Stud Jan. 11.
The senior horse population is, and has been, on the rise. But with increasing age comes the potential for health problems. So what are the best ways to ensure senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years?
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