Stanley C. Mankin, a longtime trainer on the Nebraska circuit who campaigned multiple stakes winner and fan favorite Skunktail, died June 13 in Grand Island, Neb. He was 72.
Moyglare Stud Farm homebred Free Eagle will try to score at the highest level Wednesday, June 17, in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age June 16-19 in Ocala, Fla., will bring the curtain down on what has been yet another strong season of 2-year-olds in training sales.
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Horse of the Year California Chrome has been officially ruled out of the June 17 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot due to a bruised foot.
Steve Haskin has resigned as Blood-Horse's senior correspondent to pursue other opportunities. He has been with Blood-Horse since December 1998.
Horse of the Year California Chrome may miss the June 17 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot because he may have a bruised foot.
Hipodromo de las Americas has signed a long-term agreement with Roberts Communications Network to carry the track's signal, making it available to other tracks and advance deposit wagering companies for simulcast purposes.
The top-rated miler in the world, Able Friend, will take aim at the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 16 when the prestigious Royal Ascot meet gets off to a flying start with three group I races.
Team Valor International racing partners and Barry and Kathleen Irwin presented Mercedes Hernandez with the John R. Velazquez Scholarship June 14 at Belmont Park.
Her Majesty The Queen will unveil the newly installed statue of undefeated Frankel shortly after the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) on the June 16 Royal Ascot opening card.
America's Best Racing has launched a four-part series of digital video ads celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of horse racing in America.
Trainer Bruce Levine reached the 2,000-win milestone June 13, when Gumpster Stable's Guayana won the sixth race Penn National Race Course by two lengths.
Impeded in deep stretch in her career debut, Office Drama was elevated to the victory in the fourth race at Presque Isle Downs June 14 and became the first winner for 2010 champion sprinter Big Drama.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age begins a four-day run June 16.
Bear Stables' recent maiden winner Academic upstaged favorite London Tower June 14 at Woodbine, powering gate to wire to win the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks (VIDEO) Presented by Budweiser in a 66-1 upset.
Danish Dynaformer closed gamely to win the $150,000 Plate Trial by three-quarters of a length June 14 at Woodbine, but the Queen's Plate prep race was marred by the fatal breakdown of Danzig Moon.
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line will sit out the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) July 4 because of recent foot issues, which forced him to miss a scheduled workout at Santa Anita Park June 6.
The atmosphere at Belmont Park still lingers with the jubilation that reverberated through the racetrack and captured the nation's imagination with American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep June 6.
Hampered and well-beaten in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) nine days prior, Star of Seville roared back for a convincing victory in the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 14 at Chantilly.
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah got a day of rest June 14 after parading in front of nearly 30,000 fans over Churchill Downs' main track June 13.
Scenes from June 13, 2015 at Churchill Downs when American Pharoah was paraded, and his connections received their engraved trophies.
Scenes from June 13, 2015 at Churchill Downs when American Pharoah was paraded, and his connections received their engraved trophies. View Slideshow
Island Town led out of the gate and prevailed in a bumpy finish in the Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 13 at Churchill Downs.
Frivolous edged just past pacesetter Yahilwa on the turn and then pulled away through the stretch to win the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) in a 32-1 upset June 13 at Churchill Downs.
John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
On a pleasantly warm June night that Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert called "magical," Triple Crown winner American Pharoah paraded before thousands of adoring fans in the Churchill Downs paddock.
Under a perfectly timed stretch rally by jockey Julien Leparoux, Prado's Sweet Ride passed Lady Zuzu in the final strides to win the $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday, June 13 at Churchill Downs.
Beholder withstood a late charge from Warren's Veneda to comfortably win the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) by 1 1/4 lengths June 13 at Santa Anita Park.
Hope's Love, a full sister to 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, made a strong debut June 13 at Golden Gate Fields when running second in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race for 2-year-old fillies.
Hronis Racing's Talco earned his sought-after grade I win in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 13 at Santa Anita Park, upsetting even-money favorite Midnight Storm to take the turf test at odds of 13-1.
The fastest horse of the day and of the entire preview at three furlongs was Hip 1114, an unraced 3-year-old colt named Altar Boy, who sped the distance in a lively :32 flat. The sale is June 16-19 at Ocala Training Center.
There are 13 U.S.-based horses aiming for races at next week's Royal Ascot meeting, headed by Horse of the Year California Chrome, The National reports.
Texas stallion Unbridled's Heart, whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year, died June 8 from complications of colic at Lone Star Park Equine Hospital. The son of Unbridled's Song was 10.
Gerald and Susan Kreesa's King Kreesa stole away on the front end June 13 to take the $300,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park, becoming just the third two-time winner of a race he also won in 2013.
Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Whiskey Ticket, Far Right, and War Story all breezed June 13 at Churchill Downs gearing up for the Ohio Derby, while Divisidero prepped for a start in the Belmont Derby (gr. IT).
Zayat Stables' Triple Crown winner American Pharoah took his training up a notch June 13, galloping 1 1/4 miles on the Churchill Downs main track.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is pegged at 3-5 odds with Television Games Network and parent company Betfair to stand for a fee between $175,000 and $200,000 during his first season at Coolmore's Ashford Stud.
A day after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission took no action June 11 on the supplemental application by Suffolk Downs for three days of live racing in 2015, local horsemen remained deeply divided on the plan.
A Broken Vow filly consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), agent, topped the work tab at Ocala Training Center June 12 during the fifth under tack preview.
Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, will address proposed changes to regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers at a June 17 hearing in Washington, D.C.
Leigh Court impressed with a bullet half-mile workout in :47 3/5 June 12 at Arlington International for new trainer Mike Stidham and her new connections have the Breeders' Cup as their main goal.
Anne M. Eberhardt captured images of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah as he returned to the track on June 12, 2015. read blog
Lane's End Farm will be presenting partner of the Breeders' Cup trackside Breakfast Marquee at Keeneland, site of the 2015 World Championships, the Breeders' Cup announced June 12.
Breeders' Cup June 12 announced it will partner with Burst, a mobile video platform, for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships and select Breeders' Challenge Series races.
A record total of $7.5 million in purses will be offered during the 2015 Kentucky Downs meet, which runs for five days beginning Sept. 5 and offers a schedule of 12 stakes.
When Tom Bowling was a foal in 1870, a visitor remarked the colt would never stay a mile. Brilliant, quirky, and downright dangerous, he grew into one of the greatest runners ever bred in America.
- By Claire Novak
Trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah June 12 at Churchill Downs talks about American Pharoah's talent and personality, and future plans. watch video
Presentations on racetrack surfaces, jockey safety, horsemanship courses, and the Equine Injury Database will be spotlighted at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit July 8 at Keeneland in Lexington.
- By Claire Novak
Bob Baffert, trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, talks about how the horse is doing, and the experience of the Triple Crown. at Churchill Downs on June 12. watch video
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