In a letter sent to its members this month, the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association seeks to strengthen support for its organization, which is in a stalemate with Colonial Downs on race dates.
A Fastnet Rock colt sold to trainer Gerald Ryan for the highest price of $1.3 million ($1,224,972 in United States funds) April 10 before the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale closed its three-day run in Sydney.
Consistent, regular maintenance and the sharing of information among superintendents are paramount to having quality, safe racing surfaces, said Dr. Mick Peterson, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory.
Will Bobby's Kitten stamp himself as a Kentucky Derby contender with a strong showing in the Blue Grass Stakes? read blog
Already 3-for-3 at Keeneland, Judy the Beauty will try to nail down the first grade I victory of her career April 12 in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) at the Lexington track.
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The meanings behind the names of several Kentucky Oaks contenders. read blog
Horse Racing Radio Network continues its "Road to the Kentucky Derby" broadcast series April 12 live from Keeneland with exclusive radio coverage of the 90th Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).
It's the end of the Polytrack era at Keeneland, so let's take a look at the what we have in the last Toyota Blue Grass Stakes on synthetic.
The focus has shifted at Keeneland, as it usually does during the second week of April, to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby hopefuls who will emerge from that event. read blog
The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) drew an overflow field for its 90th renewal to be run April 12 at Keeneland, with Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Bobby's Kitten favored at 3-1 from post 5.
Trainer John Sadler has a threesome set to run in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course April 12 at Santa Anita Park, led by recent stakes winner Sky High Gal.
Trainer Joe Aquilino, a mainstay of the New York circuit for more than three decades, died April 9 following a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. He was 76.
Laugh Track, who has failed to duplicate his second-place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) in two subsequent starts, returns to his favorite surface in the Commonwealth Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 12.
Top sprinter Wild Dude heads a competitive field of eight older horses as he seeks to rebound in the $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 12.
Tapiture, Strong Mandate, and Ride On Curlin butt heads once more at Oaklawn Park in the The $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12, and they'll be joined by another new shooter from the Bob Baffert barn in Bayern.
G. Watts Humphrey's 5-year-old mare Centre Court will attempt become only the second repeat winner of the Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland when she takes on nine rivals in the 1 1/16-mile turf race April 12.
Dr. Charles Fager, the world-renowned neurosurgeon who saved the life of John Nerud and for whom the immortal Dr. Fager was named, died peacefully at his Boston suburb home April 8. He was 90.
Will Take Charge won the 3-year-old championship, but speedster Moreno was surprisingly right there with him in the summer months before going to the sidelines after the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
The California Horse Racing Board will consider approving a license for the not-for-profit organization April 25.
Total purses generated by slot machines in Pennsylvania in 2013 dropped 6.57% from the previous year according to a benchmark report released April 9 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
Woodbine has earned re-accreditation for its Thoroughbred operations from the the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, the NTRA announced April 9.
Kentucky attorney Ned Bonnie, member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, lays out his argument for joining the Water Hay Oats Alliance and for supporting federal oversight of medication use in horse racing. read blog
Colts by Darley sires Street Cry and Exceed And Excel brought the top prices on day two of the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale in Sydney April 9, each selling for seven figures.
Ohio Thoroughbred breeders were told April 5 that supporting stallions based in the state should be a big part of the equation in the new environment of racetrack gaming.
A historical look at the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). view infographic
Even though it faced new weekend competition from nearby Calder Casino & Race Course, Gulfstream Park came close to its record for average daily all-sources handle during its 2013-14 winter meet that ended April 6.
Little Red Feather Racing's grade I-winning mare Egg Drop will be retired from racing due to a small tear to her left front superficial digital flexor tendon.
The trainers are exercising their horses and ThistleDown is putting the finishing touches on the apron as the opening of the 2014 racing season draws near. Opening day is set for April 18.
While Coastline and Conquest Titan have not yet registered breakthrough graded stakes victories, trainer Mark Casse sees some positive signs as they prepare for their most important stakes races to date.
Close Hatches will try to add a third top-level victory to her resume in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), in which she meets four opponents, including last year's winner On Fire Baby, April 11 at Oaklawn Park.
A historical look at the Arkansas Derby (gr. I). view infographic
The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association will host its third annual show on Sunday, May 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Proceeds from this year's renewal will go to the Kentucky divisions of CANTER and ReRun.
While acknowledging its decision could jeopardize Thoroughbred racing in the state for this year or even several years, Colonial Downs says it has ceased negotiations with the Virginia HBPA.
Kentucky-based bloodstock agent John Moynihan and Spendthrift Farm were among a strong international presence at the Inglis Easter yearling sale on its April 8 opening day, which saw several seven-figure horses.
Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will get his 2014 campaign started April 11, when he takes on six foes in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland in his first start of the year.
The president of horse racing's umbrella regulatory group said the tendency for self-flagellation and participants' refusal to take responsibility for their actions--or lack of action--is a major threat to the future.
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Pimlico Race Course will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest Zumba class on Friday, May 16.
Veterinarian Winslow B. Stevens of Keane Stud Operations near Amenia, N.Y., has announced that Philippe Lasseur, long-time farm manager, has become a co-owner and full partner in their Thoroughbred breeding business.
The Daily Racing Form has reported that Steven Crist, the editor and publisher emeritus of the publication, was placed in a hospital April 6 in critical but stable condition after suffering cardiac arrest.
Florida and Arkansas illustrate the challenges in obtaining uniformity. read blog
With the 2014 Grand National Steeplechase on April 5, we're taking a look back at some of the very best world records from this prestigious and historic sporting event. view infographic
Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Oaks, Ashland Stakes dead-heat, Mossfun in Australia and more! view slideshow
During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives. One little thing gone wrong could set off a potentially life-threatening cascade of events for either horse. Rissa Parker, BVSc Pret, from Glen Austin Equine Clinic, in Gauteng, South Africa, has had a special interest in mare and foal care for the past 24...
A Malibu Moon three-quarter brother to grade I winner and leading sire Tapit was the breakout horse at Keeneland's April sale of selected 2-year-olds in training April 7, selling for $1 million.
Racing regulators and other industry officials were told April 7 they should use existing tools to push states to adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.
Steve Haskin changes his 'Wicked' Derby Dozen list this week. Many have moved up and a few have fallen off. Read to find out who! read blog
A Malibu Moon three-quarter brother to leading sire Tapit sold for $1 million April 7 at the Keeneland April select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Grade II winner Birdrun has been retired from racing to stand at Robin Murphy's Poplar Creek Horse Farm near Bethel, Ohio. His fee is $2,000.
Bull Inthe Heather, winner of the 1993 Florida Derby (gr. I), was euthanized April 5 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Kentucky.
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