Hansel, at the ripe old age of 26, is the oldest living Preakness and Belmont winner.
First-time starter Forte Feroce seized command at the quarter pole and romped to a clear win in the third race at Emerald Downs June 15, becoming the first winner for Texas-based freshman sire Grasshopper.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association announced June 16 that executive secretary John "Jeb" Hannum will leave his position with the PHBA in September.
The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame announced June 16 that Edward R. Bradley and Edward P. Taylor have been elected to the Hall as Pillars of the Turf.
Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO, also called heaves) appears to have a genetic basis, but that genetic basis isn’t the same in all horses, Swiss researchers say. While the clinical signs can be the same, the disease's underlying genetic mechanisms can vary from one horse family to another.
Three-year-old sprinter Hot Streak looks to be the early favorite in the 17-horse field set for the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.
Classic winners Kingman and Night of Thunder will renew their hot rivalry June 17 at Royal Ascot in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) for 3-year-olds.
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Lexie Lou outran stablemate Wild Catomine to score an impressive victory in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser at Woodbine June 15, as 1-2 favorite Paladin Bay finished off the board in the 1 1/8-mile test.
Brereton Jones' homebred Albano swiftly moved to challenge the front-runners around the turn and romped away to an open-lengths victory Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) June 15 at Monmouth Park.
Back on Polytrack after a 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, We Miss Artie took charge in upper stretch and held off a tenacious Majestic Sunset to win the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes.
Champion Will Take Charge emerged from his runner-up finish in the June 14 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) in good shape and could be aimed for a top race at Saratoga this summer.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2014 June sale of 2-year-old and horses of racing age begins a four-day run June 17.
Al Shaqab Racing's group I winner Toronado heads a field of 10 entered for the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 15, opening day at Royal Ascot.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik is expected to be away for four to six weeks while she recovers from a shoulder injury suffered in a training accident at Churchill Downs June 15.
Unbeaten Avenir Certain added a second classic win to her record when she captured the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.
Jim Miller's Aurelia's Belle earned the second graded stakes win of her career when she was placed first after a disqualification in the $111,900 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs June 14.
Moonshine Mullin, headed at the top of the stretch, responded to the challenge to spurt clear late and register a 10-1 upset in the $552,500 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 14 at Churchill Downs.
Tapiture bounced back from his 15th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) in May with flair, scoring a convincing victory in the $109,400 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 14 at Churchill.
Bill Cubbedge's Molly Morgan shot through an opening along the rail on the final turn and drew away to an easy upset victory in the $216,200 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs the evening of June 14.
A change of venue didn't bother Obviously, who for the second straight year cruised to an easy win in the Shoemaker Mile Stakes (gr. IT) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.
Front-running Iotapa, bouncing back from disappointing effort at Churchill Downs, left the favorites behind with a superb effort in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.
Gamay Noir, plucked from the claiming ranks earlier this year, struck for a last-to-first triumph in $150,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) June 14 at Delaware Park, earning her second graded stakes win.
The six-day under-tack preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses concluded June 14 with a pair of juveniles by Scat Daddy topping the fastest workers of the session.
With his Triple Crown assault aboard California Chrome behind him, jockey Victor Espinoza is set to add to his frequent flier miles when he leaves for England Sunday, June 15.
Trainer Tony Dutrow will be the judge for the 80th Maryland Horse Breeders Association's annual event for Maryland-bred yearlings in Timonium June 29.
Bluegrass Cat will shuttle from his base at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., to Norman Fox's Haras Lacala in Uruguay for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
The Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana's annual yearling sale is set for Sept. 23 at the Ike Hamilton Center in West Monroe, La.
A series of studies by researchers in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University suggest prevention is the best solution to prevent arthritis in young horses.
Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder is likely out until this fall as she recovers from a cut on her left hind pastern sustained when finishing fourth in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
The all-graded-stakes Pick 4 on the Stephen Foster Handicap card on Saturday night at Churchill Downs is a tricky sequence. read blog
Three charitable organizations will share in $127,000 in contributions to be awarded during Churchill Downs' "Downs After Dark" festivities June 14.
The fifth session of the under-tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age wouldn't have been complete without a little rain.
Steeplechase jockey Bernard Dalton sustained a fractured right clavicle following a spill nearly one mile into Monmouth Park's third race June 13, a $30,000 allowance/optional claiming hurdle event.
More than 300 years of elite racing and fashion converge June 17-21 at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in Great Britain. read blog
The Harrisburg Starter Handicap Series, a mainstay of the Pennsylvania racing program more than three decades ago, is returning to the racing calendar at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Classic-winning fillies Miss France and Avenir Certain are entered in a field of 12 set for the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.
With no suitable male heir, Swaps has faded from the breeding headlines, but his daughters left a more important legacy.
Commendable, winner of the 2000 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) for owners Bob and Beverly Lewis, has died from complications of colic in South Korea, where he stood at stud.
Lucky First, a Kentucky-bred 4-year-old son of Curlin, won Russia's most lucrative race June 11 at the Central Moscow Hippodrome. Bred by Becky Winemiller, Lucky First won the $291,000 President of the Russian Federation.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Shoemaker Mile and the Stephen Foster. read blog
Ring Weekend, coming off a fifth in the Preakness, and Uncle Sigh, 14th in the Kentucky Derby, head a field of seven sophomores slated for the Pegasus Stakes June 15 at Monmouth Park that also marks the return of Albano.
Steve Haskin reflects on the loss of Intense Holiday. read blog
A defamation lawsuit brought in Nevada by prominent Thoroughbred owner Mike Pegram against fellow owner Jerry Jamgotchian has been brought to an end with a settlement of $879,536, it was announced June 12.
Grade II winner Intense Holiday, who underwent surgery recently for a condylar fracture to his right foreleg after being injured in training, was euthanized June 12 due to laminitis.
Paladin Bay, coming off a win over graded company in the Selene Stakes (Can-III), is among the favorites for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, to be contested over the Woodbine Polytrack June 15.
Eight juveniles each zipped a furlong in :10 flat June 12 at Ocala Training Center to top proceedings during the fourth session of the under-tack preview for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale.
After finishing off the board in the Kentucky Derby, grade I winner We Miss Artie will prepare for a run at the Canadian classics when the son of Artie Schiller starts in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes June 14.
The 2014 meet at Suffolk Downs will be extended through Sept. 29 but the number of live racing days will decrease, according to a new agreement reached between track management and the New England HBPA.
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