The second "Jockeys & Jeans" fundraiser, held at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino May 30, raised $201,078 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
As Triple Crown contender American Pharoah has traveled between Churchill Downs, Pimlico Race Course, and Belmont over the past six weeks, this faithful companion has been there every step of the way.
A key to Saturday's Belmont Stakes Presented by DraftKings (gr. I) will be American Pharoah's efforts to carry his brilliance through a 1 1/2-mile race. read blog
With two days remaining until the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I), contenders for the third classic had a busy morning at Belmont Park June 4.
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Two major United States racing companies have restated their support for uniform equine medication and drug testing but have stopped short of endorsing an effort to pass federal legislation that would give USADA oversight.
A judge has thrown out a civil lawsuit over $1.65 million in alleged gambling debts against the owner of American Pharoah, Ahmed Zayat.
American Pharoah continued his flawless preparations for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in his second day over the track at Belmont Park, powering through a stellar gallop and then schooling calmly in the paddock.
Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar. Part 1: Cauthen and Velasquez recall the 2yo seasons of Affirmed and Alydar. Watch Video
Charlie Boden, head of sales at Darley since 2006, is leaving the company July 1.
Hours after the June 3 death of Escena, champion older mare of 1998, her 4-year-old son Rock Scene won a maiden special weight event at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Co-owner/breeder Perry Martin revisits the 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and looks ahead to California Chrome's future at stud.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 147th Belmont Stakes (gr. I). read blog
Competitive Edge puts his undefeated record on the line in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park June 6.
Trainer Dallas Stewart talks about Belmont Stakes contender Tale of Verve after the post position draw. Watch Video
Donegal Racing's Jerry Crawford talks about Keen Ice and the potential of derailing another Triple Crown bid. Watch Video
Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex enters the marathon event having won his last two starts, including a game victory in the Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 25.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse will look to make it a double June 6 in the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, coming off his first grade I win in the May 9 Man o' War Handicap (gr. IT).
A field of 13 turf sprinters will line up at Belmont Park June 6 in the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes, which, at six furlongs on grass, should prove to be one of the most exciting races on the stakes-loaded card.
Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about Materiality and Madefromlucky after the Belmont Stakes draw. Watch Video
Zayat Stables' Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah drew post 5 for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to be run June 6 at Belmont Park, and was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite.
A pair of colts best known to this point in their careers for strong runner-up finishes in graded stakes this spring, Stanford and Donworth, head a field of five 3-year-olds in the $150,000 WinStar Farm Easy Goer Stakes.
Grade I winner Personal Diary and graded stakes winners Strike Charmer, I'm Already Sexy, and Aurelia's Belle head a competitive field of 12 entered for the June 6 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.
Comments from American Pharoah's owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat and his son, Justin following the Belmont Stakes draw. watch video
Untapable will try to unleash the same form that saw her cruise to victory in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) when the champion daughter of Tapit returns from a short layoff in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I).
Comments from American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert at the Belmont Stakes post position draw. video
The $750,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I), for 3-year-old fillies at a mile, drew a well-heeled bunch that includes three unbeaten fillies.
Stakes winners are everywhere you look in the $700,000 Longines Just a Game (gr. I) for older fillies and mares going one mile June 6 on the Belmont Park turf.
Equibase Company has announced the appointment of Ian D. Highet, who has served on the Equibase Management Committee since 2010, as the company's new chairman.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa, cousin to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Hamdan, will compete against his cousins when Mubtaahij faces off against Frosted in the Belmont Stakes.
Champion Escena, who won the 1998 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, died June 3 at Diamond A Farms near Versailles, Ky.
The Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) is on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard for the second year in a row. With the 2014 edition won by the previous year's Belmont winner, Christophe Clement hopes Tonalist can also win.
NBC Sports Group has struck a deal with the New York Racing Association that gives it exclusive broadcast rights to the grade I Belmont Stakes, third leg of the Triple Crown, through 2020.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced June 3 the appointment of Nathan McCauley to its board of directors. He currently has more than two dozen horses in training and on the family's McCauley Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.
TimeformUS has Pace and Speed figures for the Belmont Stakes going back through 2004. It isn't a sample size a statistician would consider sufficient, but it's worth a look. read blog
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the decision by Anthony Bonomo to take a leave of absence as chairman of the New York Racing Association.
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including a report on American Pharoah's first trip to the Belmont Park track. Watch Video
Philip Mitchell, general manager for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms at its Banstead Manor Stud, has announced he will be retiring from that position later this year.
Another important factor that goes into riding in the Belmont Stakes is when to move on your horse. read blog
A field of 11 fillies is due to go to post for the 1 1/2-mile Investec Oaks (Eng-I) June 5, the first day of the Investec Derby Festival.
Churchill Downs, Belmont, Monmouth, Finger Lakes, Japan, Prairie Meadows and More. view slideshow
Lenny Shulman talks with Steve Cauthen about the Belmont Stakes and American Pharoah's chances for securing the Triple Crown. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions Watch Video
After a slow start that required a push for broad industry participation, the NTRA June 3 said more than 11,600 comments were submitted to the United States Department of Treasury on wagering tax changes.
Trainer Bob Baffert talks with the media June 3 about how American Pharoah has settled in and what his first trip around the Belmont Park track was like. watch video
American Pharoah felt so good this morning at Belmont Park that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert decided to let him get a full look at the racing surface.
Once fully enacted, Florida will join a growing number of leading racing states that have adopted or are in the process of adopting and implementing medication and drug-testing reforms.
Zayat Stables has struck a promotional deal with Monster, which produces various energy drinks, with just days to go before American Pharoah bids for the Triple Crown June 6 at Belmont Park.
Belmont Stakes contender Frammento gets a bath at Belmont Park June 3. watch video
American Pharoah Heading to the Track watch video
With American Pharoah attempting to complete a Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, industry leaders talk about what the first Triple Crown sweep since 1978 would mean for the sport.
In postings on its social media outlets June 2, Coolmore Stud said Vertigineux, dam of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, died last year at age 19.
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