Trainer Joey Ramsden talks about 2-time South African Horse of the Year, Variety Club, who runs in the Godolphin Mile. Watch Video
Oatsee, a two-time grade I producer and the 2011 Broodmare of the Year, gave birth to a filly from the first crop of champion Frankel March 27 at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY.
Schoolofhardrocks, fourth-place finisher in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), worked six furlongs on Santa Anita's main track the morning of March 28 in 1:12 4/5 in preparation for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).
Alan Foreman responds to criticism that little progress has been made on medication reform.
Veteran Louisiana jockey Mark Guidry will is putting the finishing touch on a 37-year riding career with three mounts Saturday, March 29, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
The formal bidding process for New York's new commercial casino developments begins March 31 when a state casino siting panel will release a request for application from developers.
Eclipse Award winner and former leading California stallion Bertrando succumbed naturally to infirmities of old age March 27 at River Edge Farm, longtime farm manager Russell Drake confirmed.
Horses include Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Brightline (Blue #1), African Story (White #1), Dunaden (Green #7), Flotilla (Blue #5), Magician (Green #12), Ruler of The World (White #12), and Giovanni Boldini (Pink #5). Watch Video
Jockey Joseph O'Brien talks about his mounts for Dubai World Cup Day, including Ruler of The World in the Dubai World Cup. Watch Video
Morning training at Meydan on March 28, including Belshazzar (white #3), Tokei Halo (Yellow #8), Dabadiyan (Red #3), Joy and Fun (Gold #9), Emirates Flyer (Pink #3), Gabrial (Blue #15), Hokko Tarumae (White #5), and more. Watch Video
The $27 million Dubai World Cup races will be streamed live on BloodHorse.com March 29 beginning at 8:45 a.m. EDT.
Calvin Borel, three-time winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been named to ride Conquest Titanin the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park April 12.
Grindstone was an unheralded colt who never grabbed the public's attention. He served notice, however, that 3-year-olds capable of a strong run down the longest stretch in the nation should not be disregarded.
Overnight rain in the New Orleans area Thursday, March 27, was followed Friday morning by continuous thunderstorms, prompting officials to cancel the nine-race card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Sixteen stakes worth a combined $3.775 million, including the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I), anchor Keeneland's 15-day spring meeting, which starts Friday, April 4.
TwinSpires.com has signed on as title sponsor of the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) in a two-year partnership agreement, the New York Racing Association announced March 28.
- By Tom LaMarra
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The chairman of the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA), Louis Romanet, has issued a statement on behalf of the organization regarding animal cruelty allegations in the U.S.
Although he figures to be challenged early in the Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 29 at Gulfstream Park, Mr. Online is the 5-2 morning-line choice to return to his winning ways in the one-mile turf race.
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The 19th renewal of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29 comes with a noticeable absence: There is no United States-based runner in the race previously won by American-trained horses nine times in 18 editions.
On March 28 Jockey Club chairman and owner/breeder Ogden Mills Phipps released a statement following allegations of horse abuse in racing raised by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
- By Tom LaMarra
Two Republican members of Congress have introduced legislation that would ban Internet gambling by restoring the original interpretation of the federal Wire Act.
Once upon a time there was a brave young prince named Bold Ruler, who became the greatest stallion of his time.
Trainer David Simcock discusses his entries for Dubai World Cup Day: Trade Storm, Moment in Time, and Sheikhzayedroad. Watch Video
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