In a 12-month period that has seen drug compounders linked to horse deaths at a training center and integrity issues at the track, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight.
A total of 98 horses have been entered for the 11 races that comprise the 21st Minnesota Festival of Champions Aug. 31 at the Shakopee, Minn., oval.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Woodward Stakes and Del Mar Debutante. read blog
An analysis of more than 350 blood samples has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to recommend establishing a testing threshold level for cobalt and classifying the substance as Class A.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) and Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga. read blog
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale concluded its three-day run Aug. 28 with a second day of open session declines.
Saratoga's Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) brings together nine juvenile fillies with a chance; one will make history in Tom Durkin's last call for the New York Racing Association Aug. 31.
Goldencents, last year's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner, is to make his next start Oct. 4 in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), where he would likely face two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan.
Jojo Warrior, who woke up when trying two turns for the first time in June, and dual grade I winner Fashion Plate head a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Torrey Pine Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 31 at Del Mar.
I Spent It tries to become the first 2-year-old since City Zip to sweep the Saratoga Special and Hopeful (gr. I) stakes if the son of Super Saver starts in the latter race Sept. 1, closing day at Saratoga Race Course.
Cat's Claw has taken every step up the class ladder since her inauspicious beginning and has now scratched her way up to the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31.
Enterprising will attempt to become the fourth horse in Del Mar history to sweep the 3-year-old grass series for males when he tackles seven opponents in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Aug. 31.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra discuss the return of Wise Dan in the Bernard Baruch Handicap and handicap the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga this week. watch video
Grade III winner Bandbox has been retired from racing and the son of leading sire Tapit will enter his first season at stud in 2015 at Northview Stallion Station, in Chesapeake City, Md.
Pleasantly Perfect, one of the few Breeders' Cup winners at stud to sire a Breeders' Cup winner, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, KY.
On the morning of Aug. 28, Keeneland Race Course opened its new state-of-the-art dirt main track to training for the first time since the artificial Polytrack surface was replaced.
In what is being billed as the "Battle Off The Saddle," jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Corey Nakatani are scheduled for a three-round boxing match Aug. 30 following the races at Del Mar.
Louisiana-based stallion Neko Bay picked up his first winner Aug. 28 when Magic Bay drew off to a seven-length victory in a maiden claiming race at Arlington Park.
Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason and Dr. Mick Peterson, Executive Director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, explain the significance and innovation involved in the new dirt racing surface at Keeneland. watch video
New York-bred Startup Nation rolled to an impressive victory Aug. 28 in the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, surviving and inquiry and claim of foul to earn his first graded stakes score.
Trainer Christophe Clement will consign, as agent, grade I winner Discreet Marq at the Nov. 3 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale on behalf of her owners and breeders, Patricia and Frank Generazio.
The illustrious career of longtime track announcer Tom Durkin will be celebrated with two days in his honor at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the New York Racing Association announced.
Ten-time grade I winner Wise Dan is set to race for the first time in nearly four months Aug. 30, but the last thing on trainer Charlie LoPresti's mind, he says, is a third straight Horse of the Year title.
The Oaklawn Jockey Club has announced it is projecting a record purse distribution of $23.5 million for its 2015 racing season, the seventh consecutive year of increased purses.
The Claiming Crown has dropped its trainer nomination program and has altered the lineup for the eight-race series to be held Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park.
Monmouth Park's Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies, slated for Aug. 30, will be re-drawn for the Jersey Shore track's Sept. 1 program.
The board of directors of Churchill Downs Inc. has named William Carstanjen the company's 12th chief executive officer, a position held by Robert L. Evans since August 2006.
The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved a resolution authorizing an administrative rule that would increase losing mount fees for jockeys at the state's racetracks.
- By Ron Mitchell
Horses work over the new dirt track at Keeneland on August 28, 2014. Watch Video
The first of two open sessions of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 27 experienced across-the-board declines when compared to last year's record-setting open sale.
The newly renovated main track at Santa Anita Park will reopen for training Sept. 2, three weeks before the autumn meet begins.
Sunset Glow handled her rivals in the Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) with consummate ease last time, and she is a standout among the field of untried 2-year-old fillies entered for the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.
Southern Equine Stables' Whitney (gr. I) winner Moreno and runner-up Itsmyluckyday will face off again Aug. 30 in the final grade I event for older horses of the Saratoga Race Course season, the $600,000 Woodward Stakes.
A trio of fillies who have registered runner-up finishes in recent grade I races in New York will try to finish atop the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales closed two days of strong trade at the premier yearling sale Aug. 27 with final figures well ahead of last year's successful event.
Kentucky regulators are considering allowing tracks in the state to card races that would prohibit the administration of race-day furosemide, commonly called Salix or Lasix.
Belmont Sprint (gr. III) stakes winner Clearly Now takes on nine opponents as he attempts to duplicate his Herculean performance in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.
On Aug. 30, Wise Dan will face a solid field in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) as the 127-pound highweight while making his long-awaited return after May 16 colic surgery.
The Del Mar jockey colony will add a Hall of Fame rider Labor Day weekend when Alex Solis returns home to the West Coast after nearly five years based in the east.
Ohio's three Thoroughbred racetracks have applied for a combined 293 racing days for 2015. There would be no overlap between ThistleDown Racino and Mahoning Valley Race Course, which are located not that far apart.
Tritap, a grade II-placed runner by runaway leading sire Tapit, is in the process of being syndicated by Heritage Stallions near Cheasapeake, Md., for 2015. He will be the first son of Tapit to stand in Maryland.
Mister Marti Gras, winner of the 2011 edition of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), makes his fourth consecutive start in the $150,000 race Aug. 30 on the Polytrack at Arlington International Racecourse.
A yearling by the deceased California sire Tribal Rule was purchased by trainer Mark Glatt for $57,000 to top the Aug. 26 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale.
Eligible Oklahoma-bred horses competing at Remington Park are eligible for higher purse supplements.
Jockeys from racetracks across the country are planning to make visits to their local children's hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Jockeys' Guild announced Aug. 27.
Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. is looking to turn the tables on Whitney Stakes (gr. I) winner Moreno with Itsmyluckyday in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.
The series of 35 select races--19 "Prep Season" races and 16 "Championship Series" events--is used to determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
ThistleDown Racino announced Aug. 27 it will increase purses another 5%, starting with a special Labor Day race card Sept. 1.
This year, Patricia Pavlish has been on "fire" -- literally. Pavlish bred Fire with Fire, who has been a dominant presence on the turf.
Kentucky Downs has installed 16 surveillance cameras in the stable area for its 2014 racing season, which begins Saturday, Sept. 6.
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