A final deal was reached June 17 to keep the New York Racing Association under the control of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state for an additional year.
Topped by a sale record $800,000 City Zip colt purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale ended on a strong note June 17.
On the night of June 18, Effinex will continue the ride of a lifetime for breeder and veterinarian Dr. Russell Cohen when he competes in $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sent American Cleopatra—the 2-year-old full sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah—through her first official breeze at Santa Anita Park June 17.
The Oklahoma Derby card has increased from seven stakes to 10 stakes this year with the stakes purses increasing by $275,000 to a combined $1,325,000.
The 35-year-old program at the Kentucky Horse Park offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all ages. The halters are part of the silent auction in CKRH's annual gala fundraiser, Night of the Stars.
Equimagine full-body equine imaging device allows for open area CT scans of horses.
After earning a classic placing in her previous start in France, Al Shaqab Racing's Qemah would not be denied June 17 as she powered home in the final furlong of the £226,840 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) to score a 1 3/4-length victory.
Colt's connections could have urged for a Belmont (gr. I) run June 11 off the 3-year-old colt's May 14 score in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), but trust in their down-to-earth trainer and a long-term goal kept them grounded.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale got a new sale-topper early on its final day when a colt by City Zip brought $800,000 from Frank Fletcher Racing, a record price for the sale.
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced June 16 that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create a master plan to guide overall development and expanded entertainment.
Unable to break a negotiating logjam, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers have tentatively agreed to extend the state's control of the New York Racing Association for another year rather than return it to private hands.
California racing officials June 16 acknowledged a possible communications breakdown in regard to two races being taken off the turf on the final day of the Golden Gate meet and apologized to bettors for how the move impacted the Golden Pick 6.
Jockey Feargal Lynch has put the past behind him and has been making some noise during the current Pimlico Race Course meet.
In his first timed move since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Reddam Racing's Nyquist worked a half-mile in :48 3/5 under the watchful eye of trainer Doug O'Neill June 17 at Santa Anita Park.
Legislation was given final approval June 16 in New York to give new flexibility to a workers' compensation insurance fund for jockeys that has seen skyrocketing premium hikes in recent years.
The races faced by the first winners for freshman sires Get Stormy and Calimonco could not have been more different.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Now, let's face it, those lyrics, especially as perceived today, are as corny as it gets.
Industry efforts to change how threshold levels for tax reporting and withholding on winning pari-mutuel wagers are defined continues to pick up momentum in Washington, D.C.
For the second day in a row, a telephone bid secured the topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June sale, when John Fort went to $250,000 to buy an Into Mischief filly during a session that saw numbers continue to spiral downward.
Stays in Vegas and Be Mine, only a head apart last time out in the Senorita (gr. IIIT) May 7, will be back for another graded grass stakes at Santa Anita Park June 19 in the $200,000 Honeymoon (gr. IIT).
Though many local veterinarians voiced opposition once again, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day Lasix June 16 during a meeting at Santa Anita Park.
Peachtree Stable went to $250,000 to land an Into Mischief filly June 16 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale
The graded stakes-winning son of Candy Ride makes his first start since a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Increased entry fees await participating owners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships but Breeders' Cup officials note that many owner benefits have been added to the event in recent years and more will be unveiled in 2016.
Should his performance at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening be a good one, trainer Roger Brueggemann would send the horse to Arlington once more for a defense of his Arlington Million (gr. IT) title.
Three of the six entrants for Belmont's June 18 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at a mile are grade I winners. Red-hot trainer Chad Brown trains two of the others.
A colt by Fastnet Rock has generated a lot of interest leading up to the June 17 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, and is one of the top hips to watch during the session.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) featuring Effinex, Are You Kidding Me, Eagle, Bradester, and International Star. Sponsored by Equibase.
Last year's Irish and European highweight for more than 13 1/2 furlongs, Order of St. George, again lived up to his distance-loving reputation Thursday, June 16 at Royal Ascot.
Class Racing Stable is suing Breeders' Cup over its handling of the entry of Holy Lute in last year's world championships.
The final 2-year-old by leading sire Tapit being offered at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale is scheduled to go through the ring during the June 16 third session.
A bid made via a transatlantic phone call from Royal Ascot by Justin Casse to secure a War Front filly for $425,000 topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Lady Aurelia was incredibly impressive in her second start, winning the five-furlong Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot, on ground probably not to her liking.
Former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch does not accept a May ruling by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that calls for a nine-month suspension for his handling of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Though still early in the process for allocating 2017 racing dates, a California Horse Racing Board Dates Committee meeting June 15 provided a glimpse of what might be ahead.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 15 denied suspended trainer Otabek Umarov's request for a stay in his lengthy suspension until a hearing can be conducted.
Greg Avioli, who has served as a senior adviser to the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors, has been named to the new post of chief executive officer of the organization effective July 16.
Ever-popular The Pizza Man, winner of last year's Arlington Million (gr. IT), returns to Churchill Downs for the June 18 Wise Dan Stakes (gr. IIT). The race goes under the lights with an approximate post of 9:05 p.m.
Effinex, who last year won the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will look to add to his legacy there June 18 when he takes on six rivals in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).
Defying Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York lawmakers June 15 gave final approval to legislation that would return the New York Racing Association to private control after a four-year period in which the board was dominated by appointees of the governor.
In quick succession, two horses sold for $350,000 and $370,000 during the second session of the ongoing Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Multiple graded stakes winner Ahh Chocolate is the filly to beat in the Fleur de Lis; she will need to pass Untapable in the stretch and then hold off Brooklynsway.
A low-grade fever may have knocked Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Songbird out of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but her 3-year-old campaign will restart June 18 in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Woody Stephens often said that winning five consecutive editions of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) was the biggest accomplishment in his Hall of Fame career.
WinStar Farm and Woodford Thoroughbreds have partnered to acquire the breeding rights to Repole Stable's leading 3-year-old colt Outwork, winner of this year's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from the first crop of sire sensation Uncle Mo.
Ten individuals were re-elected, and nine others elected, to seats on the board of Breeders' Cup members in voting that concluded June 13, the organization announced June 15.
Bidding by phone from Royal Asccot in England, Justin Casse, as agent, bought a well-bred War Front filly for $425,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
Sunday Silence and Easy Goer carried their rivalry through each Triple Crown race, much as Affirmed and Alydar had done years earlier.
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