After opening the season with an easy victory in the Jerome Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct, Flexibility will try for a second straight stakes win there in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III).
The first reported foal by grade I winner Capo Bastone arrived at Y-Lo Racing Stables in Ocala, Fla. Jan. 23. The foal is a filly out of Y-Lo's homebred Speightstown mare Speightstown Girl.
Citing the continued impact of the extreme winter weather that moved through West Virginia's eastern panhandle last weekend, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 28.
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California Chrome will run Feb. 25 in a 2,000-meter handicap to prep for the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE_I) rather than racing on the March 5 "Super Saturday" program, assistant trainer Alan Sherman confirmed Jan. 26.
The Asian Racing Conference continued Wednesday in Mumbai with a discussion of the updated methods used in various jurisdictions to market horse racing.
Led by 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, a strong contingent of U.S.-based horses head the nominees to this year's $10-million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
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In record-setting fashion, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah secured the Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year honor Jan. 26.
New York regulators have given final approval to several equine drug rules, including a new system of minimum penalties for repeat drug violators.
Stoneway Farm's Dream Dance has been disqualified from her third-place finish in the 2015 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs after she tested positive for an overage phenylbutazone.
The Illinois Racing Board Jan. 26, over the objection of horsemen and breeders, advanced a request by the state's three remaining tracks for more flexibility in carding races.
Keeneland announced Jan. 26 that Jesse Ullery will join the sales department as a sales associate.
Trainer Roy Sedlacek was banned from all racetracks in New York for five years by regulators following what officials said was evidence two horses that ran last October at Belmont were administered an opioid analgesic drug.
Treated for a suspensory issue and osselets at Rood & Riddle, the 5-year-old daughter of Tapit returned in her second start off the layup to win the Dec. 13 She's All In Handicap. Her connections hope for another win Jan. 30.
In his stakes and 3-year-old season debut, Whatawonderflworld rallied from fifth to score a clear victory in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Ocala Training Center.
Several tracks canceled live racing, and full-card simulcasts were suspended, because of a tote issue Jan. 26.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Marc A. Guilfoil as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He has been with the KHRC since 1988.
Kaigun, Da Big Hoss, and Big John B figure to take most of the action in this early season turf test going long, with Going Somewhere a lively longshot.
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During the Asian Racing Conference Jan. 25 at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai, Princess Zahra Aga Khan provided some in-depth thoughts on Thoroughbred breeding, calling for more patience.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 154 juveniles for The Florida Sale, scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, in the walking ring at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
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Wagering-related issues continue to shadow the horseracing industry as evidenced by the first business session Jan. 26 during the Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai, India.
The first yearling sired by European Horse of the Year Frankel to be auctioned in the Southern Hemisphere was sold for NZ$1.3 million (US$843,232) during the Jan. 26 final day of the Karaka 2016 Premier Sale.
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Horsemen Ted Bates, who was associated with a number of Central Kentucky farms over several decades and was a former general manager of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, died Jan. 22 at the age of 92.
A Pioneerof the Nile filly drilled three furlongs in :32 4/5, the fastest time for the distance at the Jan. 25 under tack show for the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale.
Jonathon Kinchen will have the maximum two of more than 600 entries for the Jan. 28-30 NHC finals in Las Vegas. As a rookie last year, Kinchen finished seventh and 11th in the championship.
While sales and exports of Irish bloodstock have risen the past several years and betting handle and purses are up, other facets of the Irish Thoroughbred industry show declines.
Kiss the Kid, a 13-year-old Lemon Drop Kid stallion, is standing at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio, for a fee of $2,500 this year.
Cate M. Johnson, office manager for the Kiaran McLaughlin Racing Stable, has been named director of development at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., effective March 31.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has released its 2016 racing schedule and, as was the case last year, the West Virginia track will offer 160 programs.
Keeneland Association has been announced as a winner of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.
After sending out at least 17 horses for works Sunday, the Mark Casse stable had another busy day Monday, Jan. 25, with champion Tepin and 3-year-old Airoforce on the work tab at Palm Meadows Training Center.
For Matt Schera, whose multiple graded stakes winner Race Day entered stud this year, Vorticity could be a star on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has approved awards and classes for more than 850 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2016.
Ranlo Investments' multiple stakes winner Lady Shipman, most recently second against males in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), could make her 4-year-old debut in the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint Feb. 6 at Gulfstream.
A diverse group of international buyers led to across-the-board increases for key figures during the Jan. 25 first day of the two-day Karaka premier sale conducted by New Zealand Bloodstock.
Decked out in his fresh new "Chrome" jacket in the paddock area just before the fourth race at Santa Anita Park Jan. 24, Art Sherman gave a glowing report on California Chrome's condition since landing in Dubai.
Conquest Stables' Tapit colt Conquest Big E took another step toward his 3-year-old debut in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park with an easy half-mile breeze Jan. 24.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Jan. 24 said proposed changes in state racing regulations, as well as another rule that allows racetracks to "recapture" purse money, "threaten to crush" horse racing.
The extraordinary record of Coolmore Stud stallion Galileo was recognized Jan. 23 when he was inducted into the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's Hall of Fame.
On the mend since a bone chip was discovered and removed in her ankle last October, Reddam Racing's Gomo should be returning to track soon for trainer Doug O'Neill.
Laurel Park has canceled its live racing program for Jan. 25, but not because of the about 30 inches of snow that fell on the racing surface over the weekend.
Undefeated Nyquist ran a full lap around the Santa Anita Park main track during a workout Jan. 24, but was officially given a time of 1:15 3/5 for six furlongs.
Due to the residual impact of a winter story, full-card simulcast operations at Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as Monmouth Park and its two off-track betting parlors, Jan. 24.
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