Looking ahead to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Commissioner and Matterhorn in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes for 3-year-olds May 10, kicking off a big weekend of stakes action at Belmont Park.
Grade II winner Kobe's Back meets Puerto Rican powerhouse Tonito M. in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (gr. III), to be run for the first time at Santa Anita Park May 10.
Jockey Jon Court, injured in the final race at Churchill Downs May 3, is scheduled to have surgery on his broken right hand May 19 according to his agent.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome made his first appearance on the track at Churchill Downs the morning of May 7 since winning the 140th Run for the Roses.
Because of a lack of entries, live racing at Assiniboia Downs has been canceled for Friday, May 9.
Bill Barich, a writer for the HBO racetrack series "Luck," and best-selling author Don Watson drew a captivated audience at the Asian Racing Conference May 7 during a session titled, "Connecting Racing with Popular Culture."
French 2-year-old champion Common Grounds, who served as a foundation stallion for Morristown Lattin Stud in County Kildare, Ireland, has died in Turkey. The son of Kris was 29.
TVG said it posted significant gains in wagering for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) program.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives said no dice to casino gambling again May 7, handing supporters their third defeat in two months and dashing hopes that live Thoroughbred racing might return to Rockingham Park.
Desert Party, a grade/group winner in the United States and Dubai, was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old son Unlashthekraken broke his maiden in Rome, Italy, May 6.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced it will add a Preakness Pick 3 wager that will start with a graded stakes Friday, May 16 and end with the Preakness Stakes the following day at Pimlico Race Course.
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Trainer Tom Amoss picked up where he left off last year at Indiana Grand Race Course, formerly known as Indiana Downs, which began its 2014 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet May 6.
What do you do as a racing operator when you see your turnover drop by 25% during a five-year period? For the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the answer to that scary experience was: Connect with the customer. read blog
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Monmouth Park will begin its 2014 meet May 10 with a new race and sports bar and additions to its picnic and paddock areas.
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