American travel website company TripAdvisor has awarded Emerald Downs a 2015 Certificate of Excellence--an award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews on the world's largest travel site.
The new Saratoga Walk of Fame honoring achievements of those who have made significant contributions to racing as well as to the advancement of Saratoga Race Course, will be ready for visitors when the meet opens July 24.
The New York Racing Association will unveil a new attraction for the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course honoring one of the most renowned announcers in American racing.
The American Horse Council board of trustees has voted unanimously to oppose federal legislation that would be repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 in conjunction with oversight of equine medication and testing.
The Downs at Albuquerque recorded increases in handle and purses during its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse spring meet at the New Mexico track, which ended June 18.
The British Horseracing Authority will create a Horseracing Bettors Forum designed to give those who wager on racing a chance to offer "constructive suggestions" on how the industry can develop and implement changes.
- By Frank Angst
Delve into the history of failed Triple Crown bids, explore the challenge of winning the final leg, and relive stories of spoilers who have halted each quest for history. Read Feature
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Haras Santa Rita Da Serra's Barolo flew down the center of the track and won the Grande Premio Brasil (Brz-I) in a thrilling finish at Hipodromo da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro.
In an effort to give Texas Red a true training test in preparation for the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III), trainer Keith Desormeaux sent out the colt for a mile workout June 21, in between races at Santa Anita Park.
Blood-Horse Publications received several awards June 20 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Jordan claimed his first graded score with a head victory over Tekton in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) June 21 at Monmouth Park.
Tower of Texas stormed up the rail and won the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) in his turf debut June 21 at Woodbine.
Found Money gave owner Paul Reddam his seventh 2-year-old winner during Santa Anita Park's spring meet June 21, when he outdueled Doug O'Neill stablemate Mrazek by 1 3/4 lengths to win the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile.
U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome will return to the United States after missing the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot with a bruised foot, Racing Post reports.
Daniel Hayden and trainer Charlton Baker's Possessed stalked and rallied to a visually impressive win in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Belmont Park June 21.
Robert Luttrell's Promise Me Silver, whose nine-race unbeaten streak was lost earlier this month in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I), returned to the worktab June 21 with a half-mile breeze in :49 at Churchill Downs.
With only four days left of the Churchill Downs spring meet, the race for the meet's riding title is neck and neck between defending leading rider Corey Lanerie and Julien Leparoux
The party's still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years--and the owner, trainer, and jockey.
Reigning sprint champion Work All Week breezed five furlongs in :59 2/5 at the Churchill Downs Training Center June 21 in preparation for a planned start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (gr. II) July 5.
Grade I winner J P's Gusto gained his first winner when Cinnamon J P won the fifth race at Lone Star Park in her career debut June 20.
Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind received a stiff challenge from Tara's Tango, but kept her unblemished record at Santa Anita Park intact with a nose victory over the challenger in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks(gr. II).
Elkstone Group's first-time starter No More Chillin cruised to a clear win in sixth race at ThistleDown June 20 and became the first winner for grade I winner and classic-placed First Dude.
Santa Anita Park reached $1 billion in pari-mutuel handle June 20, a total that dates back to the beginning of its winter meet Dec. 26.
Bobby Flay's Dame Dorothy added another victory to her already-impressive resume with a 1 1/2-length win in the $150,000 Bed O' Roses Handicap (gr. III) June 20 at Belmont Park.
The Malibu Moon colt, who had not won a race since his debut maiden victory 14 starts back, had just enough to give in the 1 1/16-mile test, edging out Tencendur and Divining Rod for the victory June 20 at Thistledown.
Luna Time, claiming her first graded score in just her second start of the year, got the jump on favored Joint Return and upset the $100,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at odds of 15-1 June 20 at Delaware Park.
Srikandi concluded her winter campaign, leading nearly all the way to win the Tattersall's Club Tiara (Aus-I) June 20 at Gold Coast.
Australian champion Takeover Target, a former global sprinting sensation, has been euthanized following an injury sustained in a paddock accident. He was 15.
U.S.-based Undrafted explosively accelerated down the far side of the course and narrowly won the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I) June 20, stylishly bringing down the curtain on the five-day Royal Ascot meet.
For the first time since early April, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah took a trip around the Santa Anita Park main track the morning of June 20.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. saved the best for last during its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which concluded a record-breaking four-day run June 19 in Ocala, Fla.
A pair of group races in South America June 21 offer automatic berths to the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) this fall at Keeneland.
American Pharoah will parade at Santa Anita Park June 27, the Arcadia, Calif. track announced June 19. Saturday will also feature four graded stakes, including the $500,000 Gold Cup (gr. I).
Jockey Ryan Moore rode a record ninth winner of this year's Royal Ascot meeting on favored Aloft in the Queen's Vase Stakes that closed out the Friday, June 19 card.
The Aga Khan's Ervedya ran down favorite Found with thrilling acceleration and edged past late to win the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) June 19 at Royal Ascot.
Muhaarar picked up his third group stakes win in his past five starts and secured his first victory at the highest level when he delivered a decisive score in the $361,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) June 19.
Looking at his pedigree, it's not too surprising that Solow's connections -- trainer Freddy Head and owner/breeders Wertheimer et Frere -- would have expected Solow to require a test of stamina.
Leading Santa Anita Park jockey Rafael Bejarano and Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens are each getting new agents, according to the Santa Anita communications department.
Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville, Ky. was awarded the American Horse Council's 2015 Rolapp Award for his outstanding service to the horse industry.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Ohio Derby at Thistledown this weekend. With several horses from the Triple Crown trail reuniting, who will come out on top? watch video
Richard and Nancy Kaster's Excaper is the lone graded winner in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) at Woodine June 21, when he will face six relatively inexperienced rivals in the mile turf test.
The top end of the market at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training proved a mirror image of the auction's first two sessions and a sale record was set for the third consecutive day June 18.
Mark My Style and Freudie Anne will try to register the first stakes wins of their respective careers June 21 in a pair of New York Stallion Stakes.
Stakes winners Bodhisattva and Mr. Jordan head a field of eight 3-year-olds in the Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) June 21 at Monmouth Park as the post-Triple Crown season for sophomores begins.
After more than two months away, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returned to his Southern California home at Santa Anita Park.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ohio Derby at Thistledown. read blog
The New York State legislature has halted a longstanding ban against pari-mutuel wagering and live racing on Palm Sunday, a move industry supporters claim will raise revenue for tracks and the state.
With the Triple Crown in the books, Belmont Park is preparing for its July 4 Stars and Stripes program and will continue offering it regular weekly events, including Breakfast at Belmont and Party at the Park.
The Makers Mark Secretariat Center is holding a "Sips 'n Saddles" cookout fundraiser June 19 at its location on the grounds of Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
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