Indiana Downs set a total handle record for one program when it wrapped up its 2010 meet July 14.
After more than a year of delays, plans to outfit Ohio racetracks with thousands of video lottery terminals are on the fast track.
Workin for Hops, second to Paddy O'Prado in last month's Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT), aims for his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT) on the Million Preview program at Arlington Park July 17.
There were 64 horses pre-entered for the 12th annual Claiming Crown, which will be contested at Canterbury Park July 24.
Tuscan Evening puts her 2010 unbeaten record on the line in the Modesty Handicap and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic winner General Quarters tops an 11-horse field in the Arlington Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park July 17.
Multiple grade I winner and successful sire Dixie Union was euthanized July 14 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital because of a deteriorating neurologic problem.
Grade I winner and millionaire Macho Again has been retired from racing and is in the process of being sold to a Venezuelan farm.
After finishing far behind Rachel Alexandra in the Fleur de Lis (gr. II) last month at Churchill Downs, Made for Magic returns to the scene of her biggest win in the $150,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.
Position Limit helped continue George Steinbrenner's legacy a day after Steinbrenner's death when breaking her maiden impressively at Belmont Park July 14.
Sidney's Candy, in his first start since the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is the clear standout among five 3-year-olds for the $200,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) July 17 as Hollywood Park.
Phillip Maas' homebred A She's Adorable will be seeking her second straight victory against stakes company when she meets nine rivals in the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park July 17.
The New York Racing Association announced plans July 14 to expand and enhance its in-house drug testing program in order to detect illegal performance-enhancing substances in Thoroughbred race horses.
Behkabad provided his connections with a memorable Bastille Day when he repelled the late charge of Planteur to capture the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I) at Longchamp July 14.
A New York state judge has temporarily halted the bidding process for the Aqueduct casino project to give time to consider a lawsuit brought by a consortium that had won the casino rights in a previous bidding round.
A full brother to 2009 Japanese Derby (Jpn-I)`winner Logi Universe brought a top bid of 112,000,000 yen (US$1,244,444) to top the foal session of the two-day select sale conducted by Japan Racing Horse Association.
She is the most expensive filly sold so far at the July select yearling auction.
Candy DeBartolo's Life At Ten, the late-blooming filly who has just begun to hit her best stride, will seek her sixth consecutive victory when she meets five rivals in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 17.
Listen to Bob Kulina answer questions about Monmouth Park, the future of racing in New Jersey, and more. Listen Now!
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Although she descends from an important early American female family, Jessica Is Back is the sole grade I-winning representative of her dam line's branch in a half-century.
Steinbrenner's political clout and muscle was particularly instrumental in getting intertrack wagering implemented. Read Blog
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has approved purse supplements for Indiana-breds running in certain open races, effective immediately.
Moving a horse from one place to another is fraught with challenges, whether it is traveling by air, or simply overland by commercial carrier or horse trailer. Read More
Detailed agricultural weather information that can be customized to a horse farm's exact location is just one of the pieces of information available to Kentucky horse owners through the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture Weather Center.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction generated results in the opening session that indicated the market for young Thoroughbreds hadn't changed much since last year, according to the sale company.
Mace Siegel announced that millionaire Rail Trip will be changing barns, going from Ron Ellis in California to Rick Dutrow in New York.
Turkish Tryst, dam of grade I winner Hard Spun, died May 1 at age 19 in Kentucky.
Following completion of the permanent rule making process of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, jockeys in Oklahoma received an increase in base mount fees beginning July 11, the date the new jockey fee schedule rule went
Zenyatta turned in her third work since clinching her record-breaking 17th consecutive victory last month, this time clocking six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 July 13 at Hollywood Park.
GREY GOOSE Vodka has a new three-year deal to serve as a premier sponsor and official spirit of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
He will be raced by Dubai's Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed.
With a berth in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Marathon on the line, Abdul Rahman Al Jasmi Racing's Alcomo will try to defend his title in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup July 17 at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.
Smarty Jones, the champion 3-year-old male and dual classic winner of 2004, came through with his first millionaire when his 4-year-old daughter Keiai Gerbera won the July 11 Procyon Stakes (Jpn-III).
Les Brinsfield looks at the early success of freshman sire Bluegrass Cat.
It's time for well-run, publicly-listed businesses to be allowed the opportunity to buy the NYRA tracks. Read Blog
Evan Hammonds looks at the end of the Kentucky Cup and its implications for the industry. Read Blog
Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm purchases the bay yearling.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin presents a behind-the-scenes look at the Breeders' Cup Classic featuring Ghostzapper and Bobby Frankel. Read Blog
Paddy O'Prado looks to continue his ascent to the top of the 3-year-old ranks when he meets seven rivals in the $600,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT). The El Prado colt is the 7-5 morning-line choice.
Three Chimneys announced plans to sell horses at this year's Tattersalls December sale and by sponsoring a maiden event on the opening day of last week's Newmarket's July festival.
New York Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner, a major breeder/owner, died the morning of July 13 in Tampa following a heart attack.
The Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has plans to open a Thoroughbred retraining facility in conjunction with New Vocations near Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Owner Gerard L. James talks about his love of Thoroughbred racing, and what motivated him to join a racing partnership. Watch Video
This is a list of horses that buyers and consignors think could bring big prices during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale July 14 in Lexington.
The sale kicks off what probably will be another tough year for commercial breeders.
Take a look at a list of horses that buyers and consignors think could bring expensive prices during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling sale July 13 in Lexington.
Grade II winner Whatsthescript, who stood the first part of the year at Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., finished third in the July 10 Battlefield Stakes at Monmouth Park.
A colt by Deep Impact out of Isle de France was bought by Makoto Kaneko for 66 million yen (US$588,954) to top the opening session of the Japan Racing Horse Association July Select Sale on July 12.
The popular four-man band Weezer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are among the music acts booked for California's Del Mar racing season that begins July 21.
On the heels of a successful opening weekend at Ellis Park comes word of a few initiatives that, if they come to fruition, could generate or repurpose revenue for Kentucky racing. But will it be enough?
Three jump races and one turf race will be presented by the National Steeplechase Association during the 30th annual open house at Saratoga Race Course from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 18.
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