Brian Lynch, back from temporarily surrendering his trainer's license a year ago, has Meantime in the June 10 Belmont Stakes after scoring June 3 with Oscar Performance in the Pennine Ridge Stakes.
With the Race Horse Development Fund, which was created to give the struggling Massachusetts horse racing and breeding industry a lifeline, now in serious peril, Thoroughbred horsemen traveled to the state capitol in Boston to lobby lawmakers June 7.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale got a fast start out of the gate June 7, with some of the day's best workout times recorded during the first set.
- By Paul Volponi
The daughter of Scat Daddy was purchased last year by Moyglare Stud Farm for $2.55 million at the Keenland November breeding stock sale, and is now trained by Christophe Clement.
Mor Spirit and Mohaymen, on the Triple Crown trail a year ago, look to establish a new specialty as milers when they contest the Metropolitan Handicap against Sharp Azteca and Awesome Slew
Bradley Weisbord and Liz Crow's newly formed sales agency Elite Sales will offer multiple stakes winner Happy Mesa in their upcoming consignment at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale on July 10 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Abel Tasman will cut back in distance when the daughter of Quality Road tries the one-turn mile of the Acorn Stakes (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park.
With champion Classic Empire out of the June 10 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a hoof abscess, Irish War Cry inherited the position of favoritism for the 1 1/2-mile race, and was installed as the 7-2 morning-line choice.
A foot abscess knocked Classic Empire out of the June 10 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and left the rest of the entrants' connections to wonder how the race will play out in his absence.
Earle Mack envisions a new award that honors his late friend Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps as both an honor and a challenge.
Claire Novak interviews trainer Mark Casse about Classic Empire's defection from the Belmont Stakes (G1), and checks in on the juvenile champion on a busy Wednesday morning as the remaining Belmont contenders gear up for the race.
The War Front colt will travel to England June 13 for trainer Todd Pletcher, who confirmed Frankie Dettori will have the mount in the one-mile June 20 test.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has purchased a 25% interest in Belmont Stakes (G1) contender J Boys Echo, Jason Loutsch of owner Albaugh Family Stable announced June 7.
In search of a yearling with classic potential, Albaugh Family Stable stepped up to acquire J Boys Echo for $485,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale.
Two starts back, the 3-year-old son of Flatter missed by a neck to Belmont Stakes (G1) contender Senior Investment in the April 15 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) after drawing clear in the stretch.
I found it more than a bit ironic that a slew of damaging headlines preceded and followed the May 25 announcement of the reintroduction of Reps. Barr and Tonko's sponsored federal bill, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017.
The New York Racing Association announced June 7 the formation of a new board of directors that moves the racing corporation from the state government to private hands. The new privatized board will be chaired by Michael Del Giudice.
Parx Oaks ruling has us seeing double
Champion Classic Empire will not run in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) because of a hoof abscess in his right front, trainer Mark Casse said June 7.
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