The connections of a pair of turf females who just missed major scores in their previous starts, Emollient and Strathnaver, hope for better July 19 in the TVG Diana Stakes (gr. IT) on the first Saturday of the Saratoga meet.
With a $300,000 purse, the 1 1/16-mile Ohio Derby has taken a step in the right direction in returning to the days when Lost Code, Broad Brush, Skip Away, Milwaukee Brew and Smarten graced the winner's circle.
The $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course pits two undefeated stakes winners in Bessie's Boy, six-length winner of the Tremont at Belmont, and impressive Bashford Manor victor Cinco Charlie.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a plan to distribute an additional $1 million in purse money from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund in 2014 and 2015.
After two subpar efforts to begin the season, Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds returns to his home track at Woodbine with a chance to make amends in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf July 19.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club kicks off its 75th season of racing a day later than usual July 17 with a new, wider turf course and plenty of full fields.
The one-mile Sir Cat drew an eight-horse group for the opening day program July 18, led by Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner Ring Weekend.
The 28-page report includes NTRA's audited financial statements. For fiscal year 2014, covering the period Feb. 1, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014, the NTRA's net revenue was $667,477, which represents a $600,627 improvement.
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Attendees who register by Aug. 15 for the inaugural Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Lexington will receive an iPad mini as a bonus upon arrival at the Oct. 13-16 event.
The Aurora Sentinel reports that more than 130,000 signatures have been presented to the Colorado secretary of state asking for a November vote on expanded gambling at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Col.
With any medication comes a risk of side effects. For instance, long-term phenylbutazone administration to treat a musculoskeletal issue can result in gastrointestinal problems; pergolide to treat Cushing's disease can cause a decreased appetite; and vaccine administration to protect against disease can cause injection site swelling and muscle sorenes...
Ten additional horses have been added to the third annual Del Mar paddock sale of race ready horses Sunday, July 20.
The Maktoum family's international stable Godolphin plans to establish a permanent presence in Australia.
Todd Pletcher-trained juvenile filly looks to have a class edge over her four rivals.
For the second straight year, a colt by Deep Impact out of U.S. Horse of the Year Azeri was the star of the Japan Racing Horse Association's foal sale.
Sabrina Moore's My Fantastic Lady was crowned the overall champion at the third Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, presented in the infield at Pimlico Race Course July 13.
Laurel Park will offer a $2.85 million open stakes schedule during its upcoming meet that spans summer, fall, and early winter.
Mucho Macho Man, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been retired from racing. The 6-year-old son of Macho Uno will stand at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.
The Round Table will provide updates on medication reform efforts in the U.S., a study on equine drug testing and enforcement, an analysis of racing trends and horse inventories, and a report on new fan and owner initiatives.
TVG Network and the New York Racing Association announced July 15 a multi-year extension of their agreement for TVG to televise, stream, and accept wagers on live horse races from NYRA tracks.
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Fasig-Tipton's July yearling sale opens the yearling auction season with mixed figures and a $550,000 sale-topper, a Cowboy Cal half brother to Hoppertunity and three-quarters brother to Executiveprivilege.
Evan Hammonds takes us through the days events with sale numbers and comments from industry members. watch video
Bedford Land, a 2-year-old daughter of Speightstown, was purchased by Three Chimneys Farm for $1,075,000 to top the July 14 Fasig-Tipton summer selected horses of racing age sale in Lexington.
Offspring of two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact sold for six of the top 10 highest prices at the yearling session of the Japan Racing Horse Association select sale July 14.
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Phil Hronec of Winding Oaks Farm discusses dispersal of Melnyk Racing Stables. watch video
Bedford Land, a winning 2-year-old filly out of grade I winner Pool Land, surpassed the $1 million mark at the Fasig-Tipton summer selected horses of racing age sale Monday, July 14 in Lexington.
Mahogany Lane, an unraced mare from an accomplished family, pulled down the top price at the Melnyk Racing Stables broodmares and weanlings dispersal July 14 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in Lexington.
Charm Spirit gamely drove through a narrow gap and took the lead late to win the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) July 14 at Chantilly.
Hillaby, a 4-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, was purchased by Stonestreet Stables for $500,000 to jump start the horses of racing age portion of the Fasig-Tipton July sale July 14.
Vintage Crop, the first Northern Hemisphere runner to win Australia's Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), was euthanized July 13 at the Irish National Stud where he lived in retirement.
Prized, winner of the 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and sire of Brass Hat, was euthanized at age 28 July 13 at Old Friends retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., due to infirmities of old age.
Alfredo Lichoa of Northwest Stud discusses his purchase of the $550,000 Cowboy Cal colt at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale. watch video
About 60% through the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale July 14 in Lexington, the auction saw a new high price when Alfredo Lichoa went to $550,000 to land a Cowboy Cal colt.
Hip 110, a colt by Unbridled's Song, in the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July 2014 Sale. watch video
A colt by Unbridled's Song was purchased by Chuck Sandford for $400,000 to be the top-priced offering during the first half of the yearling portion of the Fasig-Tipon Kentucky July sale in Lexington July 14.
Los Alamitos Race Course officials July 13 said the eight-day summer Thoroughbred meet generated average daily total pari-mutuel handle of $5,070,966.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable will face males in the July 27 William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), trainer Steve Asmussen told Monmouth Park officials July 14.
Two-year-old filly, by Speightstown, in the Melnyk Racing Dispersal at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale. She won first time out and is being consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Spooled, the first starter for Indiana-based sire Dr Large, drew off in the stretch to post a 7 3/4-length victory in her career debut, a five-furlong maiden special weight race for Indiana-bred 2-year-olds.
Sentient Jet, a Breeders' Cup sponsor from 2008 through 2011, is back in the fold, the partners announced July 14. The aviation company will sponsor the grade I Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
Sale executives and consignors are feeling optimistic about Fasig-Tipton's July select yearling sale, which kicks off the major yearling auction season in Lexington July 14 starting at 10 a.m. EDT.
Evan Hammonds talks with Boyd Browning of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Farm about the upcoming Sale on Monday, July 14, 2014. watch video
Foot problems can commonly cause horses to be scratched from a race, lose training days, overload other structures, and have shortened careers. Functionally adapted for speed and efficient use of energy, the Thoroughbred foot is light and lacks the mass for protection commonly seen in heavier boned breeds.
Story to Tell won for the second time in three starts, beating favored Bad Read Sanchez in the $98,000 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes July 13 at Los Alamitos Race Course on closing day of the Summer Thoroughbred Festival.
Jockey David Cabrera started the Lone Star Park meet as an apprentice rider and finished as a journeyman with a stand-leading total of 65 wins as the Texas track's 18th spring meet came to an end July 12.
Shedrow Cocktails became the first reported winner for Louisiana stallion Orthodox when the 2-year-old captured a maiden event by four lengths the evening of July 12 at Evangeline Downs.
The Belmont Park spring/summer jockey title went down to the wire July 13 when Irad Ortiz Jr. got up in the final jumps of the last race of the meet to tie Javier Castellano at 51 wins.
Improving Unspurned made every pole a winning one to post a 2 1/4-length win in the $232,875 Bison City Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Tiara for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine July 13.
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