The New Jersey State Senate honored Monmouth Park and the racetrack's recent success in hosting Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who captured the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) on Aug. 2.
Big Blue Kitten, a three-time grade I winner and morning-line favorite for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15, will take up stud duty at the end of his racing career at Calumet Farm.
After winning the Sanford (gr. III) with Uncle Vinny, trainer Todd Pletcher will try for middle jewel of the 2-year-old trio at Saratoga when sending out Saratoga Mischief Aug. 15 for Twin Creeks Racing.
Queen's Plate runner-up Danish Dynaformer takes on Prince of Wales winner Breaking Lucky in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes for Canadian-breds Aug. 16 at Woodbine. The 12-furlong race is the third leg of Canada's Triple Crown.
Are You Kidding Me leads three horses coming out of the Nijinsky Stakes as they stretch out to 10 furlongs in the Sky Classic and face off against last year's Belmont Derby winner Mr Speaker.
Trainer Dale Romans confirmed Aug 13 that William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) runner-up Keen Ice will breeze Aug. 15 in preparation for a start in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 29.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Arlington Million (gr. I) at Arlington Park. read blog
American Pharoah has reclaimed the top spot in the sixth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015, replacing Golden Horn. Shared Belief remains tied for third with Able Friend.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Arlington Million (gr. IT) featuring Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, and Up With the Birds. Watch Video
- By Teresa Genaro
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Panelists at the Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law conference offered potential options regarding immigration policy in the hope they make it easier for horse racing to attract and maintain workers.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Aug. 12 that a grand jury in Harrisburg has indicted another local Thoroughbred horse trainer on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy.
- By Steve Haskin
Although his body steadily deteriorated over the past couple of years, his mind refused to follow and he still was looking for ways to improve the sport, NYRA, and the Breeders' Cup right up until his final breath. read blog
Pretty N Cool showed her standout debut victory in the slop during Del Mar's opening weekend was no fluke in the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 12 at the seaside racetrack.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey hopes the $500,000 Fourstardave (gr. IIT) will open the door to a Breeders' Cup bid for Ironicus, who will do battle with last year's Fourstardave winner Seek Again Aug. 15 at Saratoga.
A co-sponsor of federal legislation that would authorize oversight of equine medication and drug-testing said Congress could schedule a committee hearing on the bill this fall. Meanwhile, the debate on the bill continues.
DP Racing's Prize Exhibit will look to claim her third straight graded turf victory in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. I) Aug. 15.
Decked Out, with a pair of 91 Equibase Speed Figures under her belt, holds the experience edge in Saratoga's Aug. 15 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies.
Should fan favorite The Pizza Man start in the Arlington Million XXXIII Stakes (gr. IT), then Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Hyper becomes the main threat for the 1 11/16-mile American St. Leger Stakes (gr. IIIT).
The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Aug. 12 tackled the issue of whether to support the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
Trainer Chad Brown has a hot hand for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, which has drawn a motley crew of international contenders among 13 entered for the 2015 edition.
Business so far at the Saratoga Race Course meet has been very strong, NYRA officials reported Aug. 12, but they also noted that operating revenue for the year is down compared with 2014.
Prado's Sweet Ride, upset winner of the Regret Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs last out, tops the field of 11 3-year-old fillies entered in the Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Arlington International Racecourse Aug. 15.
Team Valor International's Euro Charline and Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Stephanie's Kitten will hook up yet again in the $700,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse.
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Blue Dancer heads a field of a dozen 3-year-olds, including two fillies, that will contest the $200,000 Canadian Derby (gr. III) at Northlands Park Aug. 15.
Undefeated Italian Derby winner (Ity-II) Goldstream will make his first start for Australian Bloodstock Aug. 15, when he faces Belmont Derby (gr. IT) victor Force the Pass in the $450,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT).
- By Frank Angst
In some ways it's appropriate that in the final start of grade I winner Moreno's career, Honor Code rallied from 19 1/2 lengths back to win the Whitney Stakes. read blog
Victor Espinoza, who guided American Pharoah through his Triple Crown triumph this spring, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award.
Churchill Downs announced Aug. 12 that points for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) have been doubled for the 2015-2016 "Road to the Kentucky Derby."
The new makeup of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's American Graded Stakes Committee was announced Aug. 12 during the association's annual members meeting held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Ramiro Restrepo is opening doors for Fasig-Tipton with horsemen in the Caribbean and South America.
Glenye Cain Oakford looks at a solid Saratoga select yearling market, an expensive pinhook prospect, and Doc's Leader's legacy in the Hurstland Farm consignment.
Eric Mitchell provides results from session 2 as well as combined results from the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Listen to an emotional Boyd Browning provide reflection on this year's sale and hear why the sale was so strong. watch video
The two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale concluded Aug. 11 with healthy gains in gross, average, and median. The auction produced a $2 million colt and two others that topped $1 million.
A Street Cry colt sold for $1.4 million during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale the evening of Aug. 11.
A colt by Scat Daddy topped the early action the evening of Aug. 11 during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
A panel at the Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law on Aug. 11 discussed New York's need for a law to protect sponsors or organizers of public equine activities, such as racetracks and breeding farms.
The Justin Snaith-trained Futura was named South Africa's Horse of the Year for the 2014-2015 racing season.
The board of directors of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) has unanimously approved a resolution calling for equine tax equity for Kentucky's horse industry.
Coolmore and partners' dual Guineas winner Gleneagles looks likely to bypass a planned start in France and take on unbeaten Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor Golden Horn in the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) Aug. 19 at York.
Kentucky Downs' five-day all-turf meet is set to open Saturday, Sept. 5.
Official transcripts and a video replay of The Jockey Club's 63rd annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., are now available at jockeyclub.com.
Honor Code pips Liam's Map in the Whitney at Saratoga and more in the August 15, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced it has started building the second of three new barns at Laurel Park. The $10 million construction project is to be finished next year. Each barn will have 150 stalls.
Speighter Man, a 7-year-old son of top sire Speightstown and a half brother to Colonel John, will stand in 2016 at Jack Hebert's All Star Thoroughbreds near Sulpher, La. His fee will be $2,000.
The opening panel Aug. 11 at the Saratoga Institute on Racing, Equine, and Gaming Law conference set the tone for what figures to be a continued industry battle over federal versus state-by-state regulation.
Saratoga, Del Mar, Monmouth, Woodbine, Arapahoe, Gulfstream Park, Arlington and More. View Slideshow
Glenye Cain Oakford looks at some of the opening session's sire results, recent commercial acceptance of turf-oriented pedigrees, and talks to Dr. Kendall Hansen as champion Hansen's first yearlings head for the ring.
Kitten's Joy colt won't run in Aug. 15 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park and will instead get a 60-90 day freshening, Gunpowder Farms manager Josh Stevens said Aug. 10.
Do horse racing's current medication control programs stand up? read blog
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