The Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy has named Chris Wong its first full-time chaplain devoted to ministering to Spanish-speaking workers at Churchill Downs.
Led by the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 27, Monmouth Park has announced a total stakes schedule of $5.8 million, including 17 graded events worth $3.55 million for the 2014 racing season.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst take another look at Kentucky Derby contenders in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes this weekend. Can Candy Boy hold up to Midnight Hawk? watch video
After Conquest Titan closed from last to finish second behind Cairo Prince in the Holy Bull (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 25, trainer Mark Casse looked into his options for the son of Birdstone.
Ihtimal made a powerful statement in the $250,000 United Arab Emirates One Thousand Guineas, closing strongly from off the pace, seizing a commanding lead in the stretch, and romping unchallenged to victory Feb. 6 at Meydan.
Total on-site pari-mutuel wagering at Delaware Park in 2013 totaled $149.2 million, down 4.1% from $155.5 million in 2012, according to the annual report released Feb. 6 by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.
- By Tom LaMarra
Penn National Gaming Inc. officials said Feb. 6 they don't believe a roughly $100 million decline in net revenue is associated with customers opting for other forms of gambling or entertainment.
Images taken by equine photographer Joy B. Gilbert presented as a tribute her life and work. View Slideshow
The Robert B. Lewis Stakes drew only seven entries, but that's consistent with the average field size for this race the last seven years. Let's take a look at who might win it.
Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray, and Alyssa Ali have been tabbed to handle the on-air duties for The Jockey Club Tour on FOX racing series, which makes its debut Sunday, Feb. 9.
Oaklawn has canceled its Thursday, Feb. 6 card because of below freezing temperatures. Severe winter weather conditions have also forced the cancellation of live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that 2013 double Grammy Award winner Lorde will headline the 2014 Preakness InfieldFest concert.
Clean legs? Check. Healthy heart? Check. Strong back? Check. But before you sign the papers for your new horse, don't forget to have your veterinarian look the horse in the eye.
Agreement announced Feb. 5 seen as critical step in "a long-term business model designed to enhance racing in Brazil," Codere Brazil managing director Andre Gelfi said.
Considered one of the top older horses in the world, two-time Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude heads a field of seven in the $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) in his 2014 debut Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Fourteen horses have been entered for the San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita Park turf Feb. 8, led by recent San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Jeranimo.
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2014 March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.
Sham Stakes (gr. III) winner Midnight Hawk takes his next step on the Triple Crown trail for trainer Bob Baffert when he faces six other 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin talk about Verrazano going to Ireland, the Kentucky Derby Trail, including Vinceremos, the Derby Future Wager, Eblouissante, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Although she hasn't run since Oct. 5 and hasn't won since June 20, Juddmonte Farms' Riposte looks to have a decisive class edge over her seven opponents in the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 8 at Gulfstream.
Multiple grade I winner Jackson Bend heads a field of 11 as part of a one-two punch for trainer Stanley Gold in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (gr. III); Gold also has 2013 winner Fort Loudon in the Feb. 8 race.
One of the common misconceptions is that it is too early to wager on the Kentucky Derby. read blog
The Thoroughbred Owners of California is holding an open forum for horsemen Saturday, Feb. 8, at Santa Anita Park.
The New York Racing Association has released the logo for the 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), which will be contested for the 146th time June 7 at Belmont Park.
Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky., will be hosting a breeders' open house and a stallion season silent auction to coincide with the Fasig-Tipton February sale.
Despite an increase in race days, wagering on U.S. races in January of 2014 was similar to the amount of handle on U.S. races in January 2013.
Bloodhorse.com joins the longform revolution with this behind-the-scenes look at neonatal care. "A chilling rain fell when the mare was led to surgery...In the final moments between life and the unknown, all was well." Read more
Ron Mitchell talks with Churchill Down's John Asher about the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
Well-known Lexington equine photographer Joy Gilbert died the evening of Feb. 3. She was 54.
Inclement weather has led to the cancellation of racing Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Racing stakeholders and government officials Feb. 4 publicly stated their opposition to legislation that would shift 15% of video lottery and table games revenue to fund other programs in West Virginia.
Former Central Kentucky stallion Cactus Ridge will stand the 2014 season at Royal Vista Ranches in Wayne, Okla., for a fee of $5,000 with special consideration to Quarter Horse mares.
TwinSpires.com, the official advance deposit wagering service for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is offering its players an opportunity to win $1 million by betting Kentucky Derby qualifying races.
General Challenge, California's top 3-year-old male in 1999, was euthanized Feb. 4 at Golden Eagle Farm after his "condition deteriorated rapidly," the farm said on its Facebook page. The gelding was 18.
A circuit court in West Virginia has upheld the penalties levied against trainer Chris Grove for a Class 1 positive at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in 2012.
The road to the world's richest Thoroughbred race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), continues Feb. 6 with the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 2 (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse.
The reasons to scope yearlings and significant findings in radiographs were among the major topics covered at the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association educational seminar at Keeneland Feb. 4.
Thoroughbred racing fans will see more major stakes on national television this year, starting with the Feb. 9 debut of the "The Jockey Club Tour on FOX," featuring champion 3-year-old Will Take Charge in the Donn Handicap.
Santiva, a grade II-winning son of Giant's Causeway, was represented by his first foal when a chestnut filly was born at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Farm near Lexington Jan. 31.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced an average daily purse structure of about $220,000 during the 67-day Thoroughbred meet from April 18-Aug. 9.
It's February, and that means many of last year's stars are close to making their 2014 debuts. Let's see what's next for over 60 horses trying to make the Kentucky Derby.
On Jan. 14, 2014 Seabiscuit's stud barn, located at Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif., officially was listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Deputy Storm, a dual stakes-winning son of Forestry, has arrived at Kerry and Leigh Ann Hopper's R Star Stallions at RichWine near Anderson, Ind., where he will stand the 2014 season for $1,500.
The Florida Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industries Feb. 3 renewed their request for the Florida legislature to clarify state laws on the definition of a horse race and released a study on breeding and racing's impact.
Champion Will Take Charge arrived by van early the morning of Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park, where he is slated to make his 2014 debut in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 9.
State lawmakers in New York are trying again to get legislation approved permitting tracks and off-track betting corporations to work together on race date start times and simulcasting schedules.
Dormellito Stud reported that dual graded stakes winner Simmard (Dixieland Band -- Dibs, by Spectacular Bid) has produced his first foal.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall invites the public to submit nominations for 2014 from both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in seven categories.
Florida Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association supports idea of off-track Miami casino tied to a non-profit race meeting at Gulfstream Park it believes would strengthen the industry in the state.
Due to the winter weather having moved through the region Feb. 3 and anticipated for the evening of Feb. 4, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for Tuesday.
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