Grade I winner and deceased freshman sire Brilliant Speed, who was killed by lightning in his paddock at Three Chimneys Farm last month, was represented by his first winner Aug. 5 when Fly won the second race at Laurel Park in her debut.
With Parx Racing in Pennsylvania closed for live racing from Aug. 10-Sept. 2, the Maryland Jockey Club Aug. 6 said it will pay all shipping expenses to Laurel Park for horses stabled at Parx throughout August.
Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson's homebred 3-year-old colt Surgical Strike has banked $340,813 thus far, which bodes well for his half brother, Preemptive Strike, who broke his maiden in his second start Aug. 5 at Ellis Park.
Camelot Kitten defeated a game Airoforce in an exciting finish in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old turf runners Aug. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.
The Jim Stable's 10-year-old Ben's Cat, winner of 26 stakes in his career, will try for his seventh consecutive victory in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes Aug. 20, which is "Maryland Pride Day" at Laurel Park.
There are 551 yearlings cataloged for Book 1 of the 2016 Tattersalls October yearling sale, scheduled for Oct. 4-6 in Newmarket.
Del Mar has never offered an elite race restricted to 3-year-olds and continues to see young stars ship east for lucrative purses.
When Gerry Dilger takes his Dromoland Farm consignment to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale, he emphasizes quality over quantity. If last year’s results are any indication, there is something to be said for having a boutique group in a boutique sale.
Three sons of leading sire Tapit top the list of previously purchased horses that are pinhooks consigned to the Saratoga selected yearling sale.
A few select moments from racing's history through the decades, found in our Aug. 6 issue of BloodHorse.
The Haskell Invitational, Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, Nassau, Clement L. Hirsch, Bing Crosby, Jim Dandy, Bowling Green Handicap, Amsterdam, Monmouth Cup, Shuvee Handicap, Oceanport, Royal North, Molly Pitcher and more.
Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has been named the 2016 recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award and will receive the honor in ceremonies at Del Mar Aug. 21.
He will be the track announcer for the 2016 Gulfstream Park West meet that begins Oct. 5.
Graded stakes winner Recepta, co-owned and co-bred by John Phillips, was injured during training at Saratoga Race Course on the morning of Aug. 5.
In our first installment we focused on the new stallions with a half-dozen or more yearlings in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale. Here we will look at 11 other stallions—those that had 50 or more foals in their first crop.
Veteran track announcer Bobby Neuman will call the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course, the track announced Aug. 4. The 12-date season will run from Sept. 8-25.
- By Steve Haskin
My intense feelings of gratitude to my wife and daughter, and all my friends and family who shared in the most special and memorable day of my career.
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate cruised to his third straight victory in Southern California Aug. 4 at Del Mar and may be heading east for the Aug. 27 Travers Stakes (gr. I).
In his second Olympic competition in eventing, rider Boyd Martin will pair with off-track Thoroughbred Blackfoot Mystery for the competition set to begin Saturday, Aug. 6.
A professor of veterinary anatomy, Dr. Susan Stover was notified this week that she has been selected for induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame.
A legislator who co-sponsored recently adopted legislation on daily fantasy sports said a line included in the new law aims to prohibit unlicensed horse racing contests that do not support the racing industry.
Whitney Day is the second-biggest day of the meet, and the 11-race card doesn't disappoint.
Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules, an easy winner of his first two starts, figures to garner much of the attention in the $200,000 Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes for 2-year-olds Aug. 6 at Gulfstream Park.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association is urging members and non-members to contact Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate release of breeder and stallion awards that have been suspended since a new horseracing reform law took effect in late February.
New systems are in place to monitor the quality of black-type stakes
Gamble's Ghost is looking to move forward from a seventh-place finish in the Queen's Plate July 3.
Liam Benson, a 21-year-old student of the University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program, is preparing for what he hopes to be the biggest victory of his training career when he saddles Expected Ruler Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.
Racing took full advantage of a five-weekend month of July but the gains in pari-mutuel handle and purses appear to go beyond kindness of the calendar.
Six runners from the Oceanside Stakes will try the La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT).
GMB Racing's Mo Tom, entered in the Aug. 6 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), will pass on the race, trainer Tom Amoss said Aug. 4.
Kent Hollingsworth's column key to publication's 100th anniversary
Continued growth in the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fueled an increase in earnings for the racing segment of Churchill Downs Inc. in the second quarter of 2016.
Jerkens cannot help but recall his father's Hall of Fame career throughout the prestigious summer meet.
Fox Hill Farms' champion Songbird returned to the worktab for the first time since her victory in the Coaching Club American Oaks for what trainer Jerry Hollendorfer described as a "perfect work."
Daily fantasy sports contests are now legal in New York state under legislation signed into law today by Gov Andrew Cuomo, the eighth such state since January to give some level of lawful backing to the online gambling sector.
Two stakes-placed fillies, a recent maiden winner, and three maidens are entered to go to the gate in the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Del Mar.
TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Wavell Avenue got to the winner's circle for the first time in 2016 with a significant class drop Aug. 3 in the $100,000 Shine Again Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the regional owners and state and Canadian breeders that will be recognized at its National Awards Dinner Sept. 10 at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin believes a small tweak of adding more time between races has delivered big results for Frosted, who figures to be favored in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course.
Don Alberto Stable's Guapaza, an import from Chile trained by Chad Brown, figures to take the Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (gr. IIIT) a long way Aug. 6 at Saratoga.
Off the Tracks will have to hold off fellow graded stakes winners Lewis Bay and Lightstream in a tough tussle in the seven-furlong Longines Test Stakes
In an effort to consolidate its operations at one of its two Central Kentucky locations, Walmac Farm will put its storied 248-acre Paris Pike property on the market.
The New Mexico racing and breeding industry recently held the first of what could become a regular series of meetings to address common issues, including equine medication and drug testing protocol.
How Thoroughbred racing classifies its best worldwide
Keeneland has cataloged 4,479 yearlings for its September yearling sale, which will cover 13 days from Sept. 12-25.
Anne M. Eberhardt, Blood-Horse Visuals Director, has been an equine photographer for 30+ years. Her images have appeared in publications worldwide and appear regularly on BloodHorse.com, in The Blood-Horse, Blood-Horse Daily and Keeneland magazine.
Racetrack and casino owner Penn National Gaming announced Aug. 3 that it acquired Rocket Games, a leading developer of social casino games, for approximately $60 million cash.
When he won the 1930 Travers, he defeated "seemingly unbeatable" Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox by 8 lengths. The stakes race bearing his name is run each year at Saratoga as a prep for the Travers Stakes.
Alexis Renault will work closely with Bernard Salvat through 2016, then replace Salvat when he retires in 2017.
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