Homebreds and pinhooks at just about every price range make up the catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Samuel Henderson's Suddenbreakingnews remains on track for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after a May 26 work at Churchill Downs.
The May 7 silent auction at dozens of U.S. tracks featured framed, autographed photos of Secretariat and American Pharoah.
Officials at JACK ThistleDown Racino have quarantined one barn because two horses recently tested positive for strangles.
The California Horse Racing Board May 26 advanced a proposal that would alter its current rule restricting whip use by jockeys riding Thoroughbreds.
Fan favorite Ben’s Cat continues to excel for Hall of Famer King Leatherbury. The Blood-Horse caught up with the 10-year-old warrior and his connections in Maryland, where he dashed to his fifth Jim McKay Turf Sprint score.
Mademoiselle Coco, a half sister to champion Havre de Grace, broke her maiden in her third start May 25 at Delaware Park.
Craig Beam, owner and operator of Thorobeam Farm in Sabina, Ohio, has been named by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund three-member committee.
Tickets are free for museum members and up to two tickets each are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony will also be streamed live online.
The New York State Gaming Commission May 23 approved a regulation to standardize and increase penalties against gambling operations—including racetracks—that let any minor under age 18 place wagers on their products.
Freshman sire Maclean's Music was represented by his first winner when Glen Hill Farm homebred Is Everybody Happy won his debut in the third race at Delaware Park May 25.
Richard (Dick) Fitz Randolph, founder of Randolph Farm near Versailles, Ky., died May 15 at age 77.
Enola Gray, one of the standouts from Santa Anita Park's winter/spring meeting will hope to make an encore performance May 28 at the Southern California racetrack.
After picking up a grade I placing at Churchill Downs in her previous race, the connections of Enchanting Lady hope she can nail down her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III).
As it waits for a decision on the future of the New York Racing Association, the organization's board of directors May 25 spent less than five minutes discussing rumors of a proposal that would keep the association under state control.
Spendthrift Farm's Beholder threw down a warning to her rivals May 25 at Santa Anita Park, when she clocked a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 and earned the "breezing" tag rarely awarded on the South California circuit.
Jockey Daniel Centeno, who suffered a fractured collarbone after a fall in the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course May 21, returned home to Tampa, Fla., to continue his recovery.
Millennium Force, a daughter of Hansen, turned in the fastest furlong work of :09 4/5 at the under-tack preview for the Barretts May 2-year-old sale at Del Mar. Among those working a quarter-mile, a son of Speightstown posted :20 3/5.
More than $100,000 was raised for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which had a major presence May 20-21 on Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) days.
The 4-year-old Giant Gizmo filly upset heavy favorite I'm a Chatterbox two starts back on dirt, when she won the April 22 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland to earn her first graded score for trainer Bernie Flint.
Fast Market was a stakes winner in Canada, and resides at Bright Futures Farm in Pennsylvania, which provides reschooling and retirement, primarily for Thoroughbreds. The auction will benefit Bright Futures Farm.
Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr. have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame as the 2016 Pillars of the Turf selections.
Tickets are $15 in advance and provide the opportunity to celebrate the Belmont Racing Festival, highlighted by the Belmont Stakes, as well as provide donations to the two Thoroughbred retirement organizations.
Are You Kidding Me, last year's Sovereign Award winner for champion older horse, is set to make his second start of the year in the Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.
While Pennsylvania gets its new horse racing regulator in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado, who is accused of six clenbuterol positives in April and May at Parx Racing, continues to win races.
Senate bill proposes a 15-member board with a mix of private and public representatives.
Thirteen of the 30 individuals on the ballot for election as Breeders' Cup members are seeking re-election to the 39-member board, the organization announced May 25.
Exaggerator has only two off-the-board finish in 11 starts, and should have stamina from Curlin. One concern about his chance at the Belmont distance comes from his female family, with his dam and her dam both being winners only in sprints.
Reddam Racing's Nyquist the morning of May 25 was improving after an elevated white blood cell count and fever, while Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator jogged two miles on the main track at Pimlico Race Course.
Two horses and seven people were inducted May 24 into the Arcadia Historical Society Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions.
With an Uncle Mo filly selling for a sale-topping $1 million, the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale that was expanded in numbers this year concluded May 24 with a record gross.
After months of saying Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is at risk of closure, the organization representing horsemen at the upstate New York track have begun a statewide ad campaign.
A wet day didn't stop the party for fans at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The action on the track and infield made for one of the best parties in sports as Exaggerator avenged his earlier losses to Nyquist.
An Uncle Mo filly who had one of the fastest pre-sale workouts was purchased May 24 by trainer Linda Rice for $1 million to become the first horse to reach the seven-figure mark at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale.
A Saratoga Springs Thoroughbred group is blasting a plan for the future of the New York Racing Association that it claims is being circulated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Action picked up midway through the second day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale when a Friesan Fire colt became the highest price so far at $825,000, while a Speightstown colt sold for $500,000.
About a half million more viewers tuned in to watch Exaggerator deliver Nyquist his first loss than watched American Pharoah in 2015.
Japan Racing Horse Association sale will be July 11-12
West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve has been retired from racing and will begin retraining for a second career with Olympic level three-day event rider Phillip Dutton, according to a May 24 release.
Nyquist, third in the Preakness Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby, will be heading home to California to recuperate instead of to New York for the Belmont Stakes, said trainer Doug O'Neill May 24.
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Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator was in fine fettle the morning of May 24 when he returned to the track at Pimlico Race Course for the first time since his impressive victory May 21.
Preakness weekend hospitality far outshines the venue
Buyers at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale looking for race-ready juveniles have the opportunity May 24 to buy two fillies that have already placed in high-level maiden races in New York and Kentucky.
Sinhalite wins her first grade I in the Japanese Oaks
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One of few Preakness winners to sire a Preakness winner
Topped by a Medaglia d’Oro colt sold for $600,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale got off to a rocky start May 23 in Timonium, Md., with major downturns in every key statistical category from the 2015 first session.
Uncle Lino, seventh in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) but transported off the track by equine ambulance because of an injury, returned to California May 22 for evaluation and is expected to need some time off.
Trainer Tim Glyshaw called an audible May 21 at Churchill Downs, and it resulted in the first graded stakes victory of his career with Bullards Alley in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT).
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