Mutliple grade II winner Stormy Lucy is the 124-pound highweight in the June 28 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park that is expected to mark the U.S. debut of New Zealand champion Habibi.
The deadline for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) non-competition awards, Thoroughbred of the Year and Young Rider, for 2014 is Monday, June 30.
Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner gets nine pounds from Sugar Shock.
The 2014 Kentucky Downs September meet will feature record purses in excess of $1 million per card for each of its five days. The Franklin, Ky., track will open Saturday, Sept. 6.
Although the $200,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park drew a field of only six, it appears as if the race will come down to the three fillies and mares in the first three post positions.
Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. was taken to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., and later released after being involved in a spill in the eighth race June 25 at Belmont Park.
Dale Romans will play a strong hand on June 28 when he sends out the accomplished duo of millionaire Silver Max and 2010 winner Guys Reward in a bid to win this year's $200,000 Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable will make her first start since cruising to a 4 1/2-length victory in that top Churchill Downs test when she faces an expected five other 3-year-old fillies in the Mother Goose.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)-winning owner and breeder James Tafel died June 25 at his home at the Village of Golf, Fla. He was 90.
Game On Dude, who topped the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014, heads the field for the 75th renewal of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) June 28 at Santa Anita Park.
New York regulators have remanded for another hearing cases against trainer Anthony Dutrow and owner-breeder-trainer Peter Kazamias involving a 2009 race at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that the Woodbine Thoroughbred simulcast feed is being produced in high definition in a new production control room located on the fourth floor of the Woodbine grandstand.
When Del Mar and Keeneland host their first Breeders' Cup World Championships, the two tracks will both be relying on relatively new dirt surfaces as their main tracks.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Ind., has earned accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, it was announced June 25.
A three-year plan of upcoming Breeders' Cup sites does not include eight-time host Churchill Downs or the New York Racing Association, a five-time host; but Cup officials said the schedule should not be seen as a snub.
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The opportunity to race at the track closest to the Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding industry that has helped make the Breeders' Cup possible proved a major factor in awarding the 2015 Breeders' Cup to Keeneland.
Simon Crisford, former Godolphin racing manager, plans to start training in Newmarket later this year.
- By Steve Haskin
Game On Dude's numerous outstanding achievements over the past four to five years are overshadowed by his two flops in the Breeders' Cup Classic. read blog
Declines in the number of foals and registered horses have created challenges for the equine industry at large, though the situation has raised another major question: Where have all the owners gone?
British Horse Racing Authority stewards have suspended jockey Joseph O'Brien nine days and fined him for using his whip more than the permitted number of times during two races June 19 at Royal Ascot.
Runners by Coolmore's Central Kentucky-based Scat Daddy dominated the finish of the Clasico Alberto Vial Infante (Chi-I) for 2-year-old colts June 20 at Club Hipico in Santiago, taking the top four places.
View a highlight reel from Keeneland's 2013 fall meet opening weekend. watch video
Images from a race day with a Kentucky state veterinarian at Keeneland. A companion to the article in the June 28/July 5 edition of The Blood-Horse. View Slideshow
In a move that would keep the timing of its "Fall Stars" weekend in place, Keeneland hopes to start its 2015 fall meet one weekend earlier than usual.
The Jockey Club should push for more in-depth furosemide research. read blog
The future of live Thoroughbred racing in New England became cloudier June 24 after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a referendum to repeal the state's casino law may appear on the November ballot.
Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program's 2014 Performance Awards are now available, and prize money will be offered in addition to ribbons and other prizes.
Arapahoe Park has announced it has created a "Race-Day Medication-Free Incentive" program to reward horsemen who do not administer race-day medication to their horses.
Breeders' Cup announces the 2015 host site as Keeneland. watch video
Fasig-Tipton's catalog for the 94th Saratoga Sale, which includes 165 selected yearling entries, is now available online. The sale will be held the evenings of August 4-5.
An exercise rider at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto was killed during training hours June 24 after a horse collapsed on him.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced June 24 that the 2015 World Championships will be held Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, will return to Santa Anita Park in 2016, and will be held at Del Mar in 2017.
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Starlight Racing partners has announced it will donate large sums to two organizations for the purpose of funding research into laminitis in memory of Intense Holiday, who recently succumbed to the disease.
Juan Vazquez, a leading trainer at Delaware Park, was charged with simple assault following an incident involving jockey Trevor McCarthy at the track June 23.
With customer experience a priority for upcoming meet at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association will invest $1.9 million in a series of capital improvements at the track.
The new five-member partnership will offered full-service consignment and bloodstock services.
The Virginia Racing Commission has asked that horsemen and Colonial Downs come to an agreement on an eight-week schedule for 2015 in a deal that would see no live Thoroughbred racing in 2014 at the New Kent, Va. track.
A record average price reflected a strong market for weanlings at the Inglis Great Southern Sale in Melbourne June 22-23.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) again will partner with other horse groups to sponsor the Genesee Valley Off-Track Thoroughbred Series.
Member organizations of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, formed almost 10 years ago, reviewed progress on several fronts June 23 and solicited input on how to maximize existing programs.
Gulfstream Park has released its stakes schedule for July through early October, including seven races that are substitutes for stakes that had been scheduled for Calder Casino & Race Course's Summit of Speed on July 5.
Al Naamah, a daughter of Galileo who brought a filly world-record price of 5 million guineas at the 2013 Tattersalls October yearling sale, was successful in her career debut at France's Chantilly Racecourse June 23.
Trainer Chris Hartman notched the 1,000th victory of his career Sunday, June 22 when Silver Rock Star prevailed by a neck in the seventh race at Prairie Meadows.
Steve and Shelley Johnson and Dr. Joseph and Lynn Fowler announced June 21 they have sold their interests in Margaux Farm, located in Midway, Ky., to Jim and Susan Hill of Calgary, Alberta.
Maiden Enchanting Lady reversed an earlier outcome on rival Seduire in the $125,000 Landaluce Stakes as she romped to victory in her second start June 22 at Santa Anita Park.
A victory in Peru June 22 earned Stud Couet's Valiant Emilia a starting berth in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) later this year at Santa Anita Park.
Someone asked me today to send them a link to the column I wrote five years ago about Yeats' record-breaking fourth Ascot Gold Cup victory. That got me thinking about this year's Gold Cup, which awakened those same feelings. read blog
Wake Up Nick, a 9 1/4-length debut maiden winner, ran his record to 2-for-2 with a gritty three-quarter-length victory in the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes June 22.
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