Schoolofhardrocks, fourth-place finisher in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), worked six furlongs on Santa Anita's main track the morning of March 28 in 1:12 4/5 in preparation for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).
Alan Foreman responds to criticism that little progress has been made on medication reform.
Veteran Louisiana jockey Mark Guidry will is putting the finishing touch on a 37-year riding career with three mounts Saturday, March 29, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
The formal bidding process for New York's new commercial casino developments begins March 31 when a state casino siting panel will release a request for application from developers.
Eclipse Award winner and former leading California stallion Bertrando succumbed naturally to infirmities of old age March 27 at River Edge Farm, longtime farm manager Russell Drake confirmed.
Horses include Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Brightline (Blue #1), African Story (White #1), Dunaden (Green #7), Flotilla (Blue #5), Magician (Green #12), Ruler of The World (White #12), and Giovanni Boldini (Pink #5). Watch Video
Jockey Joseph O'Brien talks about his mounts for Dubai World Cup Day, including Ruler of The World in the Dubai World Cup. Watch Video
Morning training at Meydan on March 28, including Belshazzar (white #3), Tokei Halo (Yellow #8), Dabadiyan (Red #3), Joy and Fun (Gold #9), Emirates Flyer (Pink #3), Gabrial (Blue #15), Hokko Tarumae (White #5), and more. Watch Video
The $27 million Dubai World Cup races will be streamed live on BloodHorse.com March 29 beginning at 8:45 a.m. EDT.
Calvin Borel, three-time winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been named to ride Conquest Titanin the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park April 12.
Grindstone was an unheralded colt who never grabbed the public's attention. He served notice, however, that 3-year-olds capable of a strong run down the longest stretch in the nation should not be disregarded.
Overnight rain in the New Orleans area Thursday, March 27, was followed Friday morning by continuous thunderstorms, prompting officials to cancel the nine-race card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Sixteen stakes worth a combined $3.775 million, including the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I), anchor Keeneland's 15-day spring meeting, which starts Friday, April 4.
TwinSpires.com has signed on as title sponsor of the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) in a two-year partnership agreement, the New York Racing Association announced March 28.
- By Tom LaMarra
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The chairman of the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA), Louis Romanet, has issued a statement on behalf of the organization regarding animal cruelty allegations in the U.S.
Although he figures to be challenged early in the Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 29 at Gulfstream Park, Mr. Online is the 5-2 morning-line choice to return to his winning ways in the one-mile turf race.
TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays from Gulfstream and Fair Grounds read blog
The 19th renewal of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29 comes with a noticeable absence: There is no United States-based runner in the race previously won by American-trained horses nine times in 18 editions.
On March 28 Jockey Club chairman and owner/breeder Ogden Mills Phipps released a statement following allegations of horse abuse in racing raised by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
- By Tom LaMarra
Two Republican members of Congress have introduced legislation that would ban Internet gambling by restoring the original interpretation of the federal Wire Act.
Once upon a time there was a brave young prince named Bold Ruler, who became the greatest stallion of his time.
Trainer David Simcock discusses his entries for Dubai World Cup Day: Trade Storm, Moment in Time, and Sheikhzayedroad. Watch Video
Morning training at, including Cirrus Des Aigles (Green #3), Akeed Mofeed (White #2), King Rubi (Pink #7), Sole Power (Orange #12), Twiilight Eclipse (Green #16), Dabadiyan (Red #3), and Balmont Mast (Gold #1). Watch Video
Santa Anita Park officials have announced they will provide round-the-clock surveillance of all horses entered in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) beginning 72 hours before the April 5 race.
Keeneland is throwing its hat into the ring as a potential host site for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, track president and chief executive officer Bill Thomason confirmed March 27.
Nikki's Sandcastle and Csaba, both seeking a return to winning ways, share co-high weight of 123 pounds in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park March 29.
Devil's Cave, winner of the Feb. 16 Sabin Stakes (gr. II), heads a field of eight including multiple graded stakes winner Unlimited Budget in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) March 29 at Gulfstream Park.
Commissioner, headed for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I), is among three horses multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher plans to send to to Oaklawn Park for the last day of the Racing Festival of the South.
Nicanor, a stakes-placed full brother to the ill-fated 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, produced his first foal Feb. 19 when a filly was born at Xanthus Farm near Gettysburg, Pa.
Unbridled Forever has the same end goal as her dam -- 2010 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) Lemons Forever -- did at this time eight years ago: a blanket of lilies.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse will try to become the first United States-based runner to win the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29 at Meydan Racecourse.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst analyze two Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend. Watch to see Claire and Frank predict how the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby fields will unfold. watch video
Distance-loving Inimitable Romanee aims for her third graded stakes win in a row when she takes on eight other older filly and mare rivals in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the grass March 29 at Gulfstream Park.
Blueskiesnrainbows, whose front-running tactics nearly paid off in last fall's Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II), will try another long-distance journey in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (gr. III) March 29 at Santa Anita.
Horse Racing Radio Network returns to Gulfstream Park March 29 and will provide 5 1/2 hours of exclusive live radio coverage beginning with the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at noon EDT.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course received a racing permit from the Ohio State Racing Commission March 27 and plans to offer 21 days of Thoroughbred racing this fall.
General a Rod looks formidable in the Florida Derby, given his track record, post position and trainer confidence.
Trainer Michael Halford talks about his prospects for Dubai World Cup Day with Eastern Rules in the Godolphin Mile, Russian Soul in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, and Certerach and Dabadiyan in the Dubai Gold Cup. read blog
When the calendar pages turn to March, and the days slowly count down to the final Saturday of the month, the annual anticipation for one of the greatest days in horse racing begins to build. read blog
Morning training at Meydan on March 27, including Military Attack (White #7), Sterling City (Gold #10), Mull of Killough (Blue #9), Jamesie (Gold #4), Elleval (Blue #4), and Denim and Ruby (Green #4). Watch Video
Buyers at 2-year-olds in training sales have at least one distinct advantage over yearling buyers: they get to see the horses perform. read blog
A field of only six was drawn for the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds March 29, with one of the notables, Amira's Prince, also entered in the Pan American (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park the same day.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it will "go away" if horse racing addresses its medication issues, and industry officials who have been trying to do just that suggest progress is evident but not recognized.
In the absence of an American runner in the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), U.S. racing fans can certainly unite behind Ron the Greek in the world's richest horse race.
- By Steve Haskin
The Florida Derby was Holy Bull's breakout performance. read blog
In Tune, yet to be headed in her two prior starts for trainer Todd Pletcher, faces her toughest challenge yet when she clashes with seven other promising 3-year-old fillies in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) March 29.
In the $200,000 Pan American Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/2 miles at Gulfstream Park March 29, Ken and Sarah Ramsey will send out the pair of Admiral Kitten, trained by Mike Maker, and Charming Kitten, trained by Todd Pletcher.
Santa Anita Park will soon have a new president in Tom Ludt, the former chairman of the Breeders' Cup, after longtime executive George Haines was selected to head Southern California's offtrack wagering facility network.
Decisive Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) winner Untapable takes the next big step to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) trail when she faces four others in the May 29 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
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