Trainer Andre Fabre's second stringer Esoterique edged past stablemate Miss France nearing the finish and won the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) Aug. 3 at Deauville.
Fifteen of the greatest riders in the history of Thoroughbred racing will gather at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 9 for the first-ever "Jockey Legends Day" to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
3yo filly increased her earnings to $1,229,000 after winning her 2nd grade I of the year in the Test. More
Even-money choice Iotapa made it consecutive grade I scores with her victory in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Aug. 2 at Del Mar, but was all out to get the job done with jockey Joe Talamo.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's two-time grade I winner Big Blue Kitten was guided out of a pocket in the stretch and completed a last-to-first rally in the $100,000 Lure Stakes in his 2014 debut Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.
Trainer Richard Mandella is relishing the prospect of having Bal A Bali, winner of the Brazilian Triple Crown in 2013 and already qualified for a spot in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1, in his barn soon.
Carve made his sixth start of the year Aug. 2 and came away with his fourth victory of 2014 in the $200,000 West Virginia Governor's Stakes at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
Southern Equine Stables' 10-1 shot went wire-to-wire in the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, leaving Itsmyluckyday and Will Take Charge behind to finish in 1:48.05 on a fast track. Palace Malice, the 3-5 favorite, faded to sixth.
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture overcame a troubled trip and a lost shoe to gamely defeat a determined Candy Boy at the wire in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 2.
Juddmonte Farms' Filimbi collared pacesetter Dayatthespa in the stretch and outfought that tenacious rival for her first U.S. stakes win in the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton De La Rose Stakes Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.
Favored Sweet Reason registered her third lifetime grade I victory when she came from well off the pace to capture the $500,000 Longines Test Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.
New York-bred Palace, formerly a $20,000 claimer, earned his first grade I victory for owner Antonino Miuccio and trainer Linda Rice in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.
Making her career bow, Bells of Victory led at every call and drew off to victory in the first race at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon Aug. 1 to become the first winner for Canadian-based freshman sire Brandon's Oboe.
Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders' Cup for an unprecedented third consecutive year this fall, has a total of 28 graded stakes--including 13 Breeders' Cup events--over the course of its 24-day autumn meet.
Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked five furlongs in 1:02.04 on Saratoga's main track Aug. 2 as trainer Charlie LoPresti continues to weigh options for a comeback race.
Sultanina furnished trainer John Gosden a third group I win when unleashing a late burst of speed in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) Aug. 2, the final day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting.
Officials at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort are in a battle with the Hancock County Board of Health over plans for an ordinance that would ban smoking in all public places, including outdoor areas.
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South African known as 'Bling' makes British riding debut in Ascot's annual international jockey challenge Aug. 9. read blog
Advance deposit wagering and historical race wagering are on the West Virginia Racing Commission's legislative wish list for 2015.
Del Mar announced Aug. 1 that it will eliminate turf sprints and no longer conduct grass claiming races as part of its response to a rash of injuries on the new course, which was installed this past winter.
The West Virginia Racing Commission Aug. 1 hired Truesdail Laboratories in California to handle its equine drug testing and will ask the lab to test about 40 "cloudy samples" from a three-week period in July.
Daddy Justice became the first reported winner for sire Lantana Mob when he dominated a maiden special weight field by 3 1/4 lengths Aug. 1 at Indiana Grand Race Course.
Some of North America's top trainers are backing a plan to eliminate the use of race-day medication in the U.S. beginning next season with 2-year-olds, and expanding to all horses in 2016.
Beginning with the August 8 card, Monmouth Park will reduce overnight purses by 10%, the Oceanport, N.J., track announced.
Arlington Park and Hawthorne Race Course both applied for fewer racing dates in 2015 than they were awarded this year and the tracks again are competing for simulcast revenue during dates when there is no live local racing.
Stall Lucky Owner's Ajaxana will try to spring back from a narrow defeat at Hannover last time out as she attempts to add a second German classic victory to her record Aug. 3 at Dusseldorf.
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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance noted Aug. 1 that it is receiving significant and growing support from the sales sector, with participation from buyers, consignors, and sale companies.
Bertha Cochran Wright was the widow of Warren Wright Jr., whose father started Calumet Farm. She was an avid horsewoman and provided active support of many local charities.
Andre Fabre's QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner Miss France faces a strong competitor in British-based Integral as she takes on older opponents for the first time in the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) Aug. 3 at Deauville.
If a problem occurs with horse feed, a new collaboration between the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Partnership for Food Protection aims to improve reaction time by sharing information about feed-related issues.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races-based jockey Oscar Flores pocketed the 1,000th victory of his career the evening of July 31 at the West Virginia track.
While We Are winning a group I race despite suffering from a large ovarian tumor would seemingly serve as the latest of many examples of courage in the Thoroughbred, French officials do not see it that way.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for The Whitney and the Clement Hirsch. read blog
Shared Belief has a couple of parallels with his sire Candy Ride: an undefeated race-record and spectacular performances in California.
She's a Tiger, last year's champion 2-year-old filly, has been retired and will be offered for sale in the fall at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced it will be moving its turf races to the main track through the upcoming weekend after another breakdown on the newly installed course July 31.
Hard Spun, one of an elite group of stallions to sire at least two grade I winners in North America in 2014, will return to Darley's Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for the 2015 breeding season after a successful season in Japan.
Al Stall Jr. believes Departing is a grade I horse, and on Aug. 2 he'll try to prove it in the $1.5 million Whitney Handicap.
Millionaire multiple graded stakes winner Halo Dolly has been retired from racing.
John Oxley's Sky Captain will try to extend his win streak to four straight when he faces an expected five rivals in the $150,000 Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 3 at Woodbine.
Story to Tell, winner of the recent Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, should get a much sterner test against seven other talented 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 3 at Del Mar.
Despite an increase in racing days during the first six months of this year, total pari-mutuel handle at Churchill Downs, Inc.-owned tracks fell 9.7%, from $1.06 billion in 2013, to $958.3 million.
Keeneland officials announced July 31 that 4,181 yearlings have been cataloged for the 70th annual Keeneland September yearling sale to be held Sept. 8-21.
Elizabeth Voss Murray, who recently took over the stable of her late father Tom Voss, registered her first graded stakes win July 31 when Makari eked out a nose victory in the $100,000 A.P. Smithwick (NSA-I) at Saratoga.
Dayatthespa and Big Blue Kitten, two familiar faces from the barn of trainer Chad Brown, head the respective fields for the De La Rose and the Lure, two $100,000 turf races on the Whitney undercard Aug. 2 at Saratoga.
Pennsylvania-based sire Bullsbay picked up his first winner when Bullheaded Boy registered a half-length victory in his debut July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.
Trainer Charlie LoPresti said July 31 that two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will not make his comeback in the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, an event the 7-year-old gelding has won the past two years.
Sizzling Quatorze, a first-out winner by 7 3/4 lengths at Delaware Park, is the first reported for first-crop sire Concord Point.
An Indiana Grand Race Course entry clerk who was fired after pointing out claims that were in violation of state racing regulations said July 30 she has contacted an attorney and plans to pursue legal action.
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