Subfertile freshman sire Starspangledbanner, who made headlines in June with two winners at the Royal Ascot meeting, will rejoin the roster at Coolmore Stud's Irish base in 2015.
French Guineas runner-up Prestige Vendome will try to bounce back from his unplaced finish in the French Derby against six rivals in the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) July 14 at Longchamp.
Prominent Australian sire Commands died suddenly during the early morning hours July 12 at Darley's Kelvinside Stud in New South Wales. The son of Danehill was 17.
Slade Power solidified his spot as Europe's top-ranking sprinter this season when scoring a clear win in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) July 12 at Newmarket.
Grade I-winning sprinter Shakin It Up has been retired from racing and will stand the 2015 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington.
John Marshall, Calder's top racing official since 2009, has taken another management job with parent company Churchill Downs Inc.
With closing day sales led by a son of Sea The Stars, the Tattersalls July sale concluded July 11 with overall figures up across the board and the highest sale aggregate since 2007.
There are three Pick 4 sequences on Arlington Million Preview Day on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse. read blog
Belmont Park will host its first ever live-money tournament Saturday, July 12, when track patrons will be able to play for a $40 entry fee.
The U.S. House of Representatives July 10 passed a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent the bonus depreciation, according to an American Horse Council advisory.
Southern California's Los Alamitos Race Course, now running its first Thoroughbred meet in 23 years, has earned accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.
The common link between this year's Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and third-place finisher Medal Count is His Majesty.
Fresh off a convincing win at Royal Ascot last month, Integral kept the momentum going at Newmarket July 11 when she broke through for a first group I success in the QIPCO Falmouth Stakes.
Two fillies and seven competitors in this year's Triple Crown series are among the 37 nominees for the 80th running of the Ohio Derby, set for July 19 at ThistleDown Racino.
TimeformUS Weekend stakes analysis of the G1 Delaware Handicap and G2 Bowling Green Handicap. read blog
Trainer Kevin Ryan will find out if record-setting Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) victor The Grey Gatsby has the stamina to win the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I) July 13 at Longchamp.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan clicked through his first breeze since his May 16 colic surgery, getting a half-mile on the Keeneland lawn in :50 2/5 and galloping out in 1:02 2/5 under exercise rider Damien Rock.
Lord Lloyd-Webber's The Fugue, a four-time group I stakes winner, has been retired, trainer John Gosden said. The mare earned more than $3 million in a 17-race career.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is taking another break from the saddle to undergo knee replacement surgery, but the 51-year-old rider plans to return to competition again.
University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program has opened registration for the 41st annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming to be held December 8-11, 2014, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ.
Trading was robust at the second session of the Tattersalls July sale July 10 as both total revenue and median rose by double-digit percentage points while 95% of the horses offered were sold.
Development plans are starting on the non-casino side of the racetrack property. Any improvements are still contingent on Suffolk Downs' casino partner, Mohegan Sun, being granted a gaming license.
Trainer Eddie Lynam is double-handed for the July 12 Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket with elite sprinting duo Slade Power and Sole Power, while the U.S. will have a rooting interest in trainer Wesley Ward's Undrafted.
Princess of Sylmar looks tough to beat in the Delaware Handicap (gr. I), but Belle Gallantey could be a contender for the exotics. read blog
Paladin Bay, who has made 12 lifetime starts, carries an experience and talent edge into the Bison City against five foes. The Sligo Bay filly is a three-time stakes winner, including a victory in the Selene Stakes (Can-III).
Dual classic winner California Chrome is due to return to his Los Alamitos stable July 17, two weeks earlier than expected. His first start back could come at his home track Sept. 20, said trainer Art Sherman.
Advance deposit wagering outlet Xpressbet will sponsor the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2 at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, W.Va.
Grade I winner Eskendereya was represented by his first winner July 10 when Siena Farm's homebred Isabella Sings went wire-to-wire to take the first race at Belmont Park.
Heir Kitty and Handsome Mike are among the horses expected to be offered for sale at Del Mar during the third annual "race ready" racehorse sale at the track's paddock July 20.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Delaware Handicap with Princess of Sylmar, and the Parx Dash with Ben's Cat. watch video
Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association signed a one-year extension to their current agreement, which was scheduled to run through 2015.
Victor Heerman Jr., who as a bloodstock agent in the 1980s added flair to Central Kentucky sales, died July 2 at his Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. home. He was 89.
West Point Thoroughbreds' aptly named Empire Dreams looks to break through July 12 in the $150,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes, coming off back-to-back seconds for trainer Tom Albertrani in restricted company.
Blue Horse Charities announced July 10 the awarding of its grants for 2013 and a new association with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which begins this year.
Rontos Racing Stable's Social Inclusion breezed a half-mile out of the Gulfstream Park starting gate in :47 2/5 the morning of July 10 in preparation for a planned start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).
Multiple racing jurisdictions have adopted all or parts of the National Uniform Medication Program, with others expected to be on board by the end of this year.
Jockey Pablo Morales secured the 1,000th victory of his career when he guided favorite For Scipion to a front-end tally in the fifth race July 9 at Presque Isle Downs.
Heir Kitty, who closed out her 3-year-old season with a clear victory in the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, will make her first start since April in the Great Lady M Stakes July 12 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
From equine herpesvirus and influenza to strangles and coronavirus, infectious diseases can cause quite a stir in the horse industry—quarantines, canceled competitions, and, in some cases, even horse deaths or the threat of human infection. And something all horse owners and veterinarians should know is how to respond in the face of an infectious di...
The $200,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park July 12 is pretty much a roll of the dice, as 14 fillies and mares look to earn their way into the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 16.
Second in a last year's controversial edition of the Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I), Sky Lantern is back for another try this year in the July 11 race at Newmarket.
Chris Block-trained 6-Year old loves the 1 1/2-mile distance and the Arlington Course. Stablemate Mister Marti Gras entered here and in Arlington Handicap
Halation, who won going a mile at Newcastle June 28, anchored trading at the Tattersalls July sale July 9, selling for the highest price of 120,000 guineas ($216,165 in United States funds) on opening day.
Gary Barber's Boisterous, a seven-time stakes winner for Phipps Stable, heads the cast for the 12-furlong Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 12 at Belmont Park.
While Admiral Kitten has failed to hit the board in three straight starts, the 5-year-old son of Kitten's Joy will try to end that skid when he returns to the site of his biggest career win Saturday, July 12.
Abdulla al Monsoori's Our Channel leads a group for the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIIT) on "Million Preview Day" at Arlington Park, hoping to recover from a poor run in the June 7 English Derby (Eng-I).
Second by a head to Close Hatches last time out in the June 7 Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I), multiple grade I winner Princess of Sylmar seeks a rebound July 12 in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Delaware Park.
A pair of presenters on racetrack surfaces at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit talked about how improved information is helping to improve surfaces throughout the U.S.
At the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit July 9 at Keeneland, organizers of the Jockey Injury Database said added participation will help generate needed statistical information.
Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti remains determined to bring Thoroughbreds back to his famous racetrack in Hialeah, Fla., and is hoping to stage a comeback with his one-time nemesis Gulfstream Park.
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