Danny Parkerson, a former Churchill Downs Racetrack general manager and Churchill Downs Inc. senior vice president, died March 13 following an illness. He was 72.
Auction aims to attract top-end buyers as well as a strong middle-market buying base.
Four-time European group I winner Olympic Glory will join the stallion roster at Arrowfield Stud in Australia for this year's Southern Hemisphere season, making him the first shuttler for the Al Shaqab operation.
Some riders at Parx Racing have informed management they will not accept mounts on or after March 19 unless the track unconditionally guarantees they are covered by the Parx on-track insurance policy.
Tattersalls sale company has agreed to extend its sponsorship of the Irish Two Thousand Guineas and Irish One Thousand Guineas (both Ire-I) at the Curragh as well as the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) from 2015 to 2017.
Legendary Turf writer subject in first Keeneland Library Lecture Series this year.
With field size an issue as winter turns to spring, two racetracks located about 45 minutes apart are reinforcing policies designed to keep horses on the grounds.
Steve Kisielewski, a retired jockey who was the lead outrider at Delaware Park for nearly three decades before retiring in 2007, died March 4 in his home town of Wilmington, Del.
Canterbury Park has changed the date for the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, the richest race of the Minnesota track's 2015 season, from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29.
Godolphin-owned 2-year-olds by Central Kentucky sire Bernardini ruled divisions for maiden colts and maiden fillies March 14 at the 73rd Aiken Trials, an annual spring ritual for the more than seven decades in South Carolina.
The people and horses who make Kentucky home for the winter racing season continued to make a good go of it, and this year has been particularly positive from a business standpoint.
Multiple grade I winner and sire Ogygian, the oldest resident at Old Friends retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky., died March 14 because of complications from colic. The son of Damascus was 32.
Flaxman Holdings' homebred Hoop of Colour captured her second straight victory since moving to Southern California from England with a win in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 15 at Santa Anita Park.
With an impressive win at Turfway Park last time out in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes, Royal Son appears to be the one to beat in the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III).
The $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) is now on the radar as a next possible start for champion Shared Belief.
Jockey Corey Nakatani was taken to the hospital March 15 after a spill in the fifth race at Santa Anita Park.
It appears increasingly likely that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will get his desire to extend the life of the state's control over the New York Racing Association.
American Pharoah came out of his 6 1/4-length victory in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) "perfect", trainer Bob Baffert said March 15.
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line had his final local breeze the morning of March 15 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III).
Zayat Stables' Mr. Z, pointing for the March 28 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), after training March 15 at Oaklawn Park. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Champion American Pharoah March 15 at Oaklawn after winning the Rebel (gr. II) by 6 1/4 lengths. watch video
American Pharoah bobbled at the break but never looked back, galloping gate-to-wire to win the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) by 6 1/4 lengths in his season debut March 14 at Oaklawn Park.
Imperious in his previous three starts, Able Friend was even more impressive March 15 in winning the first international edition of Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin.
Trainer Steve Asmussen said champion Untapable exited her runner-up effort in the $300,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) March 14 in good condition and will remain in training at Oaklawn Park until early April.
Five-year-old mare won the Santa Margarita Stakes for her third win in a row. More
Liberal, Peru's 2014 Horse of the Year, won the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano (Arg-I) March 14 at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo in Buenos Aires.
Warren's Veneda continued her dominating run at Santa Anita Park March 14 with a commanding 7 1/4-length victory in the $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I).
Matthew Schera's Race Day edged past a stubborn Midnight Hawk near the wire to capture the $250,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) for 4-year-olds and up March 14 at Oaklawn Park.
Untapable wasn't unstoppable in her season debut March 14, missing the victory by half a length to gate-to-wire winner Gold Medal Dancer in the $300,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park.
Trainer Jack Carava secured his 1,000th career win in the first race March 14 at Santa Anita Park.
Shadwell Stable's homebred Mamdooha shrugged off a nearly year-long layoff to win her fifth straight race and fourth straight stakes in the $100,000 Correction Stakes March 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association March 14 said it has denied a protest of its 2014 election by West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley.
The Muckleshoot Tribe March 13 received unanimous approval from the Washington Horse Racing Commission to operate Emerald Downs, the state's premier Thoroughbred racetrack.
The Organizacion Lationamericana de Fomento (OSAF) Assembly March 13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, elected a new board of directors for the 2015-2017 term.
Trainer Keith Desormeaux is unsure Texas Red can get ready in time for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4, but that isn't going to stop him from trying.
Plucky Belle and Victorian jockey Linda Meech landed the biggest win of their careers March 14 at Rosehill Gardens when denying top 3-year-old filly First Seal a victory in the Coolmore Classic (Aus-I).
Three-year-old Brazen Beau pulled a huge upset March 14 in winning the Lexus Newmarket Handicap (Aus-I) at Flemington, while Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee not only was beaten but failed to place.
Training partners David Hayes and Tom Dabernig enjoyed a one-two finish in the Australian Cup (Aus-I) March 14 at Flemington as Spillway got to the finish line just a whisker ahead of stablemate Extra Zero.
Savaria gamely drove through a gap in the final 200 meters and won the New Zealand Oaks (NZ-I) in tight finish March 14 at Trentham.
California Chrome worked seven furlongs March 13 in an easy 1:23 4/5, turning in his final local workout before shipping to Dubai for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
The New Hampshire Senate narrowly passed a bill 13-11 late in the evening March 12 that would allow the development of two casinos in the state.
Horsewoman Dona Albright, a longtime member of the racing community at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, died March 11 at age 74.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. wrapped up a three-day under tack preview for its March sale of 2-year-olds in training March 12 at Ocala Training Center.
Santa Anita Park has announced that 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award winner Mike Luzzi will travel west from his home in New York to receive the prestigious Woolf Award trophy in a ceremony between races April 12.
- By Jeremy Balan
California Chrome gets a bath after his March 13, 2015 work at Los Alamitos. Watch Video
Beholder, the two-time champion and six-time grade I winner, went out for an easy six furlongs in 1:14 March 13, still preparing for a likely appearance in the $350,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland.
Emerald Downs has announced a "Ship and Run Incentive Program" in which out-of-state horses will receive a $400 bonus for their initial start at the Auburn, Wash., track in 2015.
Coneygree became the first novice chaser in more than four decades to win the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup and did so in a smashing front-running tour de force March 13.
Able Friend, Hong Kong's highest-rated horse, takes on 10 opponents, including top-class Irish runner Gordon Lord Byron, for the first international edition of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup March 15 at Sha Tin.
As the Ohio State Racing Commission begins a comprehensive review of its medication rules and examines the National Uniform Medication Program, it has a hired a longtime veterinarian to consult on policies and procedures.
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