The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah's Louisiana Downs got underway on May 6. Officials made some changes in the live race day schedule in hopes of boosting handle and have already noted significant increases.
Saturday’s Belmont Stakes card promises to be one of the most exciting events of the year for Thoroughbred racing fans and bettors alike.
Curlin was a champion who dominated the sport ... except for those spring days in 2007 when he faced two fellow members of his 3-year-old crop, Street Sense and Hard Spun.
Gratitude and humility flow freely from jockey Channing Hill, something the 29-year-old is particularly mindful of these days. He remembers all too well when that wasn't necessarily the case.
Customers looking for customization of their racing experience should find a useful tool in the new NYRA Now app, which not only provides access to all things New York Racing Association but lets the user determine the experience.
Beholder Mile, Shoemaker Mile, Penn Mile, Connaught Cup, Yasuda Kinen, Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council Silver Jubilee Cup Handicap, Aristides, Pennine Ridge, Eatontown, Hendrie, Evangeline Mile and more.
Son of Redoute's Choice honored as Highveld Horse of the Year, champion sprinter, and champion older horse for the 2016-17 season.
Owner West Point Thoroughbreds said Twilight Eclipse, who once sold at auction for $1,000 but reached racing's heights, has been retired from racing.
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate got back to work June 6 at Santa Anita Park, where he put in his first timed breeze since his victory in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline (G1).
Japanese-bred colt covered five furlongs in 1:06, but ran the last three in :37 on the Belmont Park training track.
Fox Hill Farm's Songbird logged her final workout June 6 for her 2017 debut in the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) June 10, and is set to depart for Belmont Park.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 300 selected yearlings for The July Sale, to be held July 11 in Lexington, beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.
Robert LaPenta, who dethroned Big Brown in 2008 with longshot Da' Tara, hopes to score his second Belmont Stakes victory as one of the co-owners of Tampa Bay Derby winner Tapwrit.
In a release posted June 6 to Godolphin.com, it was announced that John Ferguson has stepped down from his position as chief executive and racing manager of Godolphin.
Despite the long hours, significant time spent apart, and the challenges of being based in a state with a racing and breeding program that struggles to compete with its neighbors, the Keens would not trade their career choice or their location.
Preakness Stakes (G1) third-place finisher covered a half-mile in :50 1/5.
The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2017 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age begins Wednesday, June 7, and continues through Saturday, June 10.
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