The Humane Society of the United States, a member of a group that supports federal legislation that would grant USADA authority over equine medication policy and drug testing, has formed a horse racing council to promote animal welfare standards.
She will also face multiple stakes winner You Bought Her, and several other stakes-winning or placed fillies and mares.
Vyjack, previously trained on the East Coast by Bill Mott, logged a half-mile drill in :47 2/5 June 23 at Santa Anita Park, the fastest of 68 works at the distance in his first move for D'Amato.
Thoroughbred trainers, owners, and breeders are scrambling to determine the future of racing at Finger Lakes after lawmakers ended their 2016 session without resolving how racing will be able to compete in the face of a new commercial casino.
Officials at Santa Anita Park and Fairplex have stepped up to stable horses evacuated from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains as fires rage on in the region.
Lord Nelson steps back into graded company and Kobe's Back hopes to rebound in the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 25 at Santa Anita Park.
If the 1 1/4 miles truly is his sweet spot, Melatonin should be primed for another big run in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) June 25, a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., has elected three new members to its Board of Directors.
Grade III winner Mo Tom has several things in his favor for the June 25 Ohio Derby at Thistledown which is the reason he's the 5-2 favorite on the morning line.
Last year's TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Wavell Avenue will attempt to get untracked in 2016 when she faces an expected five other fillies and mares in the Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) June 25 at Belmont Park.
Legislation that would divert up to $57 million a year to horse racing from Internet poker operations cleared the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations June 22.
Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd plans to issue a ruling in the next day or two on a request for a stay by suspended owner/trainer Otabek Umarov.
Uncle Mo's remarkable start at stud begs the question of whether he has been the most successful first-crop and second-crop sire ever in North America.
Representatives of the Unwanted Horse Coalition plan to expand the organization's Operation Gelding program, given results of a recent survey.
The Thoroughbred Owners of California elected Joe Ciaglia and re-elected incumbents Nick Alexander, Ron Ellis, Billy Morey, and Samantha Siegel to its board of directors.
Thoroughbred horsemen in Massachusetts will get a significantly smaller allocation of the state's multimillion dollar Race Horse Development Fund for purses and breeders' awards.
- By Steve Haskin
Eva Cassidy had the voice of an angel. Her jazz/blues rendition of "Over the Rainbow" brought people to tears.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced June 21 the committee structure and members for the upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.
Seventeen horses have swept the Epsom Derby/Irish Derby double, and Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor Harzand looks set for a bid to become the latest June 25 in the Irish Derby (Ire-I) at the Curragh.
The West Virginia Racing Commission plans to launch its out-of-competition program in conjunction with the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
Jockey Ovie Scurlock, who rode in three Kentucky Derbys and rode Coaltown for Calumet Farm and trainer Ben Jones, died earlier this month at 97.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Kentucky, Off Track Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Retired Racehorse Project and Thoroughbred Charities of America June 21 jointly announced that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium this fall.
Discreetly Mine is the sire of eight black-type performers from three crops of racing age sired during his time at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
The TTA's human awards weren't announced in advance, and the top honor, the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award for lifetime achievement, went to William S. Farish III.
Among the 15 individuals arrested in connection with an alleged drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy in the Southwest are three men accused of using a horse sale to evade income reporting requirements.
The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on June 28 will be streamed live, officials said. The event will be held June 28 at Keeneland in Lexington.
Jay Hickey, who is retiring from his role as president of the American Horse Council, is the 2016 recipient of the organization's prestigious Rolapp Award, which recognizes the late Rich Rolapp, AHC president from 1974-1993.
Central Kentucky sire Stormy Atlantic gained his 100th black-type winner June 17 when Tahanee won the Omega (Arg-III) at San Isidro in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Trip handicapping is a popular method for uncovering winners, yet it's not as easy as it might seem.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Americans making Royal Ascot the new summer place to be.
A thunderstorm forced the cancellation of the last race at Emerald Downs the evening of June 20, but did little to spoil the Washington track's 20th anniversary celebration.
See the races, fashion, and people at Royal Ascot.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association announced that it has received more than 100 entries for its Texas summer yearling and mixed sale Aug. 29 at Lone Star Park and entries are still being accepted.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien looks to have four runners for the Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I), with Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) second- and third-place finishers Us Army Ranger and Idaho spearheading the quartet for the classic June 25 at the Curragh.
Mike Moreno of Southern Equine Farm will donate $5,000 to the Racetrack Chaplaincy of Saratoga in the name of the person whose suggestion is picked as the name of Moreno's Bodemeister colt.
Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico has quarantined two barns after a horse was euthanized because of complications from equine herpesvirus.
Horsemen's groups and casino operators in Pennsylvania have made known their opposition to legislation that would authorize tens of thousands of video gaming terminals in bars and taverns.
The 4-year-old colt Bodhisattva, who won the 2015 Federico Tesio Stakes, returned to Pimlico Race Course June 19 and won his first race in more than a year.
Keeneland will offer a $5.275 million stakes schedule for its 2016 fall meet, including eight graded events that are part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge schedule.
Untapable, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2014, has been retired, owner Ron Winchell of Winchell Thoroughbreds said June 19.
Donegal Racing's Donegal Moon, fourth in the Sir Barton Stakes in his last start, broke through for his first stakes victory in the $100,000 Betfair.com Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds June 19 at Monmouth Park.
With an expert ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Cheekaboo broke through for her first graded stakes win in her first start against open company June 19 in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.
Woodbine mainstay Patrick Husbands guided in his 3,000th North American winner June 18, when Shez a Ten I Know captured her debut in the first race at the Toronto track.
A day after she had her way with an overmatched field in her fourth consecutive start at Santa Anita Park, owner Rick Porter decided Songbird needs to take it to the other top fillies in her division.
Blood-Horse was recognized June 18 during the American Horse Publications awards banquet with two first-place awards and a second-place award.
Unbeaten La Cressonniere sealed a classic double June 19 at Chantilly when she captured the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks).
- By Steve Haskin
"When you wake you shall have all the pretty horses. Blacks and bays, dapple grays…"
One of the last acts of the New York legislature before its 2016 session ended June 18 was to send a message to one of its neighbors: New York is poised to act if New Jersey moves to build casinos near the New York border.
Wanting an easy half-mile breeze from Beholder in her first timed work since a victory in the Vanity Mile (gr. I), the final two clicks on Richard Mandella's stopwatch showed :35 and change for three furlongs and :47 and change for the half.
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