Arapahoe Park in Colorado said has enacted a quarantine in response to a positive test for equine infectious anemia discovered in a non-racing horse in the track's barn area.
JACK Thistledown Racino will lower its takeout rate on multi-race pools for the remainder of the season, starting June 25, which is $500,000 Ohio Derby day.
Ohio breeder/owner Elisabeth “Betty” Alexander will disperse most of her Thoroughbred holdings at the Fasig-Tipton July selected sale of horses of racing age sale July 11.
He received numerous awards and accolades, and was dedicated to the future of the sport and mentoring upcoming journalists in the racing industry.
Del Mar will drop overnight purses for a second consecutive year, according to Del Mar Thoroughbred Club vice president of racing and industry relations Tom Robbins.
A computer glitch linked to United Tote resulted in more than $100,000 in bogus wagers pouring into a daily double pool in late April at Plainridge Park, a Massachusetts Standardbred track.
Two of Florida's premier Thoroughbred racing tracks, Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park, have each donated $10,000 in support of the Ocala Initiative, a Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation project to advance equine medical research in Florida.
Weather played havoc with Churchill Downs’ twilight card of June 23, with the first race delayed and then the final race cancelled after severe thunderstorms moved through the Louisville, Ky., area.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ohio Derby at Thistledown.
The possible return of live racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds has been pushed back on the calendar after the owners requested their petition for funding from the Race Horse Development Fund be pulled from the agenda for a public hearing June 23.
Big Chief Racing, James Justice, and Billy Shelton's Swipe, who underwent throat surgery after a sixth-place finish in the April 16 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III), is set to make his return in a June 26 allowance race at Belmont Park.
Champion Nyquist, unraced since his third in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will work five furlongs prior to the first race at Santa Anita Park June 25, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.
Three stallions from Rockridge Stud near Hudson, NY., will ship to Uruguay for Southern Hemisphere breeding in 2016.
Horses bred in Maryland and Virginia will be in the spotlight June 25 at Pimlico Race Course as part of a new venture between racing and breeding interests in the two states.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I), featuring Melatonin, Hoppertunity, Second Summer, Hard Aces, and Imperative. Sponsored by Equibase.
Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd on June 23 granted sanctioned owner-trainer Otabek Umarov a stay in his 10-year suspension until an administrative hearing is conducted or until the court can rule on a temporary injunction motion.
The 9-year-old son of Unbridled's Song sits atop the first-crop sire list and already has a stakes winner in Tremont Stakes victor Silver Mission.
Shadwell Stable's multiple grade II winner Mohaymen returned to the worktab June 23 with a three-furlong breeze at the Greentree Training Center adjacent to Saratoga Race Course.
There is no timetable for a return to the races for Adam and Jalin Stable's millionaire Page McKenney, but he continues to recover from filling in a tendon that led to his scratch from the May 20 Sagamore Spirit Pimlico Special (gr. III).
The Pennsylvania House June 22 passed an amendment that adds Internet gambling to a bill that would permit more slot machines in the state but stopped short of approving video gaming machines for bars, taverns, and private clubs.
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
- Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Kentucky, Off Track Thoroughbreds
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.
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