Enhanced security measures will be used for horses competing in the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) April 12, Keeneland announced.
The Fasig-Tipton Texas Yearling Sale has been moved to Oct. 13 from its originally scheduled date of Aug. 25, to be held at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park near Dallas.
The United States Senate Finance Committee reported April 3 legislation that would extend expired or expiring tax provisions for race horses, including a provision to extend the three-year recovery period.
There was no unanimity on reactions to the April 2 announcement by Keeneland that the iconic Lexington track would replace its synthetic Polytrack surface with a state-of-the-art dirt track later this year.
Deuce Greathouse has officially joined the team at Four Star Sales, managing partner Kerry Cauthen announced April 3.
Princess of Sylmar, who won a pair of stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack before going on to win four grade I races during her 2013 season, will return to the track April 6 to make her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Cat Cay.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap two big Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend in the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby. watch video
Diversy Harbor, who rallied from ninth in the stretch to edge Nashoba's Gold in the China Doll Stakes, will face her rival again on the Santa Anita Park turf in the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 5.
On the strength of his outstanding recent breeze, Conquest Stables' Conquest Titan remains on target for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park April 12, trainer Mark Casse said.
Pedigree Handicapping with Brisnet.com and Doug Salvatore: Friday, April 4, at Keeneland read blog
Old Friends and New Vocations have entered into an agreement to jointly benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and post-breeding careers.
TVG is introducing several innovations as part of its live coverage of the Keeneland Race Course meet that begins April 4.
Under a business plan change at the farm, Three Chimneys will not offer a consignment at this year's Keeneland September yearling sale.
Turf Paradise is coordinating two fundraisers to assist injured jockey Anne Von Rosen, who was paralyzed below the waist in a spill March 11 at the Arizona track.
This Saturday, Social Inclusion will make his much-anticipated stakes debut in the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct, one of four grade I races for 3-year-olds being run this weekend. read blog
The $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 5 at Oaklawn Park will provide Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria an excellent opportunity to rebound off a dull effort in the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II).
Graded stakes producer Willow Woodman died March 31 due to the infirmities of old age. She was 23.
Gulfstream Park has received permission from Florida racing regulators to add 10 Fridays and one Monday to its racing schedule from April 18-June 27.
A "Jocktails" charity event will take place during Blue Grass Stakes week with members of the Keeneland jockey colony tending bar for tips to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
- By Claire Novak
"Enchanting Lisa, I'm excited to get back to the races," trainer Charlie LoPresti said, running down a list of siblings to Horse of the Year Wise Dan who are expected to start at Keeneland's spring meeting. read blog
Although he'll be facing some stakes winners when he makes the first stakes start of his career April 4 in the Bay Shore (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, Favorite Tale figures to receive plenty of attention.
Maybe Social Inclusion will stomp this field, but if there's a chance he won't, we could ascribe it to all the early speed in the Wood Memorial coupled with his relative inexperience.
In the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) April 5, they'll all be trying to catch Fashion Plate, the fleet-footed filly who could use the 1 1/16-mile race as a springboard to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Grade I winner Sweet Reason and grade II-placed Got Lucky are the class of the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct April 5, an event for sophomore fillies on the road to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
California Chrome approaches the toughest test of his career in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 5, but co-owner Steve Coburn could not be more confident in the upstart California-bred colt's chances.
Reigning 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge and stablemate Strong Mandate both worked April 1 at Oaklawn Park, while Southwest Stakes winner Tapiture was also on the Arkansas oval's tab.
Runner-up in the 2013 Carter Handicap (gr. I) and lightly raced since then, California-based Sahara Sky will get another crack at the seven-furlong sprint April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
James Covello, winner of the 2011 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) with Lilacs and Lace, has another good shot at victory this year with Testa Rossi.
Keeneland plans to offer historical racing at a new 40,000-square foot facility to be built on the property and scheduled to open in July 2015. The new Keeneland Event Center will offer 600 Instant Racing games.
A historical look at the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I). view infographic
Two New York-breds have claimed the prep series in their native state as part of a gutsy rivalry, but here comes this lightly raced Florida shipper with enough hype to overshadow all others in the April 5 Aqueduct test.
Check off the horses who have shown they want to come from a half-dozen lengths back or farther. read blog
For the sixth consecutive year, Keeneland topped the 2014 racetrack ratings produced by the Horseplayers Association of North America.
Champion juvenile male Midshipman was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old son Sunny Yellow won the second race at Hipodromo De Las Americas in Mexico March 29.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin talk about Constitution, Untapable, the drug culture in horse racing, dirt at Keeneland, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm Watch Video
Keeneland will remove its synthetic Polytrack surface at the end of the spring meet and return its main track to dirt before its fall meeting this October, the Lexington oval announced April 2.
Racing officials and regulators gathered April 1 acknowledged a need for transparency, consistency, and quick, cohesive action in response to high-profile incidents.
Cluster of Stars, an undefeated multiple grade II winner for Harvey Weinstein's Turtle Bird Stable, was voted the 2013 New York-bred horse of the year.
A historical look at the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). view infographic
Injecting medication directly into a horse's joint might make some owners wary of complications. But British researchers have recently shown that, when careful aseptic techniques are used, the risks are actually very low.
Dual grade I winner Tale of Ekati was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his juvenile daughter Princesa Gold won the first race at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico March 28.
Grade II winner My Gi Gi has been retired to be bred to Medaglia d'Oro and entered in a November sale as part of the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan continued to progress toward his season debut, turning in an easy five-furlong breeze in 1:00 3/5 under regular rider Damien Rock April 1 at Keeneland.
"This horse has got the mind for a Derby horse," Gary Contessa remarked. "He'll walk into that stadium and there'll be 150,000 people there...and he'll be like 'Yeah, this is cool...whatever.' "
A 4.3% uptick in total sales was offset by a 25% drop in median and a rise in the RNA rate.
Three-time stakes winner Storming Inti and 2013 Generous (gr. IIIT) victor Global View are the most accomplished horses in a full field of 12 that were entered in the Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 4.
Is he or isn't he? That is the question everyone is asking on the subject of Social Inclusion being one of those so-called freaks that only come along on rare occasions.
The Laurel Park's winter meeting ended March 29 with apprentice jockey Trevor McCarthy taking the jockey title and four conditioners sharing the trainer title.
Keeneland has launched a new mobile website and enhanced its popular Race-Day App to provide a better experience for fans.
Former Central Kentucky stallion Mutakddim, sire of six champions and more than 100 stakes winners, has died at Haras La Quebrada in Argentina.
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