New York lawmakers gave final approval June 20 to a bill that will allow racetrack-based casinos to stay open until breakfast time and permit more free-play offerings to gamblers in a bid to boost revenues.
The final session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 20 successfully brought the curtain down on this year's juvenile auction season.
Trainer Wesley Ward, who saddled a 2-year-old stakes winner at the Royal Ascot meet, demonstrate his prowess with juveniles again June 20 at Belmont Park, sending out Bessie's Boy to a six-length victory in the Tremont.
Untested 2-year-olds take the spotlight at Santa Anita Park June 22 in a pair of $125,000 stakes events at 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track, the Santa Anita Juvenile and the Landaluce for fillies.
Rizeena, a disappointing classic starter last time out, repelled strong bids from Lesstalk In Paris and Euro Charline to win the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies June 20 at Royal Ascot.
Buckpasser is one of the most revered names in American racing and breeding. Besides being a beloved racehorse, his influence on the breed has been enormous.
The June 22 Clasico Cesar Del Rio (Peru-III) at Hipodromo de Moterrico will be the first-ever Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge event held in Peru.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Bed o' Roses and the Summertime Oaks. read blog
Summer heat can be dangerous for horses, resulting in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. Severe heat stress can cause diarrhea, or even colic. But owners can take important steps to keep horses safe and comfortable during the hot days ahead.
Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will retire from his full-time teaching duties at the North American Racing Academy at the end of 2014 fall semester.
Doug Salvatore handicaps the Tremont Stakes and recaps two maiden races from June 19. read blog
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