Lea left no doubts he's back, posting an impressive 1/2-length victory over Confrontation to take the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 10. It was his second Hal's Hope score.
Parranda collared pacesetter Skylander Girl with a sixteenth to run and pulled clear to win the $150,000 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 10 at Gulfstream Park.
Al Shaqab Racing's Mshawish earned his first graded victory on North American soil Jan. 10, spinning wide off the final turn but still managing a neck decision in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, which met Jan. 10 in the wake of a spate of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack, said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant.
Dual classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist California Chrome had an "outstanding" workout at his home base, Los Alamitos Race Course, the morning of Jan. 10.
Futura pulled an upset in the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (SAf-I) Jan. 10 at Kenilworth, where Horse of the Year and hot favorite Legislate ran a shocking last in a race regarded as South Africa's top contest at a mile.
General a Rod will kick off his 4-year-old campaign Jan. 14 at Gulfstream Park after getting plenty of rest since competing in all three legs of last year's Triple Crown.
Ian Tapp previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Geoffrey G. Russell, Director of Sales at Keeneland, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Commissioner was a commendable third in his comeback from injury Jan. 10 after pressing the early pace in Gulfstream Park's third race and then fighting out a three-way finish.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm went to an Australian record price of $1.2 million (US$984,180) to land a Sepoy colt at the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 10.
Game Plan, by five-time champion sire Danzig, was humanely put to sleep and buried at E.A. Ranches after he was found recumbent in his pasture on the morning of Jan. 7. He was 22 years old.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has partnered with TVG to become the first full-time Thoroughbred track in the evening simulcast market to broadcast its races in high definition on the network.
The governing body of Jefferson County, W.Va., where Charles Town Races is located, plans to send a message to state legislators that further reductions in the share of gaming revenue that supports racing are unacceptable.
Aqueduct Racetrack has canceled live racing for Jan. 10 because of weather conditions, the New York Racing Association said.
Emerald Downs has announced several incentives for horsemen for the 70-day meet that runs April 18 through Sept. 27.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has been forced to cancel its Jan. 9 evening racing program due to a malfunction of the batteries powering the backup lighting system.
Drew Sheinman has left his post with the Breeders' Cup as senior vice president and chief marketing and revenue officer to pursue other business interests, Breeders' Cup announced Jan. 9.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association will meet Jan. 10 with management of the New York Racing Association to discuss an increase in equine fatalities at Aqueduct Racetrack that has occurred during the winter meet.
C.R. "Chip" McGaughey has been hired as a sales associate at Keeneland and will begin his new duties Feb. 1, Keeneland officials announced Jan. 9.
Atlantic City Race Course, which was coming off one of its better meets last year and was awarded 2015 dates, will shut down Jan. 16, owner Greenwood ACRA said Jan. 9.
Since moving to South Florida in 2012, the slate of events during the week leading up to the Eclipse Awards has expanded.
The 2015 Breeders' Cup Challenge series gets started Saturday, Jan. 10, with automatic berths in two of South Africa's most prestigious races.
Keeneland's January sale, featuring champion Blind Luck, is expected to continue the stability and positive momentum seen in the 2014 November breeding stock market.
The first reported foal for grade II winner Soldat arrived Jan. 6 when the Unbridled's Song mare Magnificent Melody delivered a bay filly.
The first reported foal for grade I winner Currency Swap arrived Jan. 8 at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla., when graded stakes winner Le Mi Geaux, by First Samurai, delivered a colt.
A listing of farm open houses and stallion shows for 2015 breeding season.
Due to increasing high winds and continued blowing snow at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 9, the New York Racing Association canceled the remainder of the day's racing card following the conclusion of the second race.
Gulfstream Park announced a multi-year partnership in which Lambholm South will become title sponsor of the $400,000 Holy Bull (gr. II), to be run Saturday, Jan. 24.
Foaled in 1835, Grey Eagle helped establish Kentucky's reputation as a premier source of great horses, but his influence on the American Thoroughbred went far beyond racing.
The Blood-Horse expanded its international reach Jan. 9 with the launch of a digital-only Spanish language edition. The first translated edition is the Jan. 3, 2015, issue of the weekly magazine.
Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Friday, Jan. 9, due to anticipated sub-zero temperatures during evening race times.
The state Gaming Commission said Jan. 9 it will resume the bidding process to issue the fourth and final immediately available casino license somewhere in the greater Binghampton region of the state.
Ownerview announced Jan. 9 it will hold its second national Thoroughbred Owners Conference in January 2016 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
A filly by champion sire Fastnet Rock that sold for Aus$1.05 million ($850,846 in U.S. funds) topped the third session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Queensland, Australia on Jan. 9.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's winter mixed sale will be held over two days, Feb. 8-9, in Lexington. The catalog features 534 entries, but Fasig-Tipton will accept selected entries on an approval basis for its supplemental catalog.
EquiLottery, which aims to link state lotteries with pari-mutuel pools, moved forward in Kentucky Jan. 8 when state Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) filed a bill that would permit such a collaboration.
If you want to get a clear look what’s going on in your horse’s joints, optical coherence tomography (OCT) might be a new method to use, according to a group of Finnish researchers.
Hastings Racecourse general manager Darren MacDonald has been named director of BC Racing and will direct British Columbia racing operations for Great Canadian Gaming.
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, runner-up to Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) last June, will make his first start since the classic in a 1 1/16-mile optional claimer at Gulfstream Park Jan. 10.
Legislation to authorize a pari-mutuel tax break for Keeneland, which will host this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly.
- By Tom LaMarra
Total pari-mutuel handle on United States harness racing in 2014 was $1.49 billion, down about 6.6% from $1.60 billion in 2013, according to the United States Trotting Association.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sham Stakes (gr. III) and Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III). read blog
The second annual "Jockeys and Jeans" event to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund is scheduled for May 30 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Trainer Chad Brown said Remsen Stakes winner Leave the Light On is expected to return to the work tab soon as the colt trains at Palm Meadows in preparation for the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth.
Opening of the 2015 meet at Oaklawn Park has been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 15, as a result of track conditions cause by cold weather.
Anthony Joseph Hamilton Sr., 58, died Jan. 3 at the Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris, Ky.
Richard C. Pell's Calculator, coming off two straight grade I runner-up finishes, will be seeking his first career victory when he faces seven challengers Jan. 10 in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.
Two yearlings by Redoute's Choice shared top price Jan. 8 as prices at the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Queensland, Australia, soared during the second session.
Keeneland and Turf Catering said Jan. 8 the racetrack will acquire Turf Catering's Keeneland division effective Feb. 1.
For the second consecutive day, live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack has been canceled Jan. 8 due to extreme weather conditions, including sub-zero wind chills.
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