The first reported foal for multiple stakes winner Gig Harbor is a colt born Jan. 23 at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif.
Fog prevented racing fans from seeing most of the race, but the weather didn't stop Sportive and jockey Javier Matias from winning the 47th running of the $37,400 Portland Mile at Portland Meadows Jan. 25.
John O'Neil of Huntington Station, N.Y., topped a field of 606 entrants to win the $800,000 first-place prize and an Eclipse Award as at the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Jan. 23-25
Not to be missed in all of the stakes races Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park was a dazzling debut win by Al Shaqab Racing's Khozan, a half brother to three-time Eclipse champion Royal Delta.
Tests revealed no significant injuries to multiple graded stakes-winning Wildcat Red following his fifth-place finish in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic on Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.
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Horse of the Year California Chrome breezed one mile in 1:41 2/5 at his Los Alamitos Race Course headquarters Jan. 25 as he moves ever closer to his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes.
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red is likely to have three starts on the early Triple Crown trail, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux, beginning with the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 1.
Bob Neumeier, the longtime NBC Sports handicapper and Boston sportscaster, won the inaugural NTRA NHC Charity Challenge Jan. 24, less than three months after suffering serious stroke.
Upstart, a prime contender on the Triple Crown trail, was contentedly grazing across from his stall at trainer Rick Violette Jr.'s barn at Palm Meadows a day after his impressive win in the Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II).
The 26th annual Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s "Day of Champions" races will be run Jan. 27 in Ocala, Fla.
Dr. Cornel Li's formidable miler Able Friend wore down pacesetter Beauty Flame and notched a second straight group I victory when taking the HK$10 million Stewards' Cup Jan. 25 at Sha Tin.
Sharp filly Cassatt won the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic as a heavy favorite the night of Jan. 24 at Sam Houston Race Park, holding on by neck over the fast-charging Angelica Zapata.
Odds-on choice Coalport, shipping from Florida for Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker, dominated the $200,000 John Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) Jan. 24 at Sam Houston Race Park for his first graded stakes victory.
There are 116 horses cataloged for the 26th annual Barretts sale of selected 2-year-olds in training to be held Feb. 23 at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif.
Peter Redekop's Alert Bay survived a lengthy stewards' inquiry to collect his fifth straight stakes score Jan. 24 in the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Justin Phillip is a colt born Jan. 23 at Lee Anne Smith's Paradigm Farm in Virginia.
In taking the American Beauty Stakes Jan. 24 at Oaklawn Park, Sugar Shock proved she could be successful sprinting and could return a winner after seven months away from the track.
Mischief Clem produced an 11-1 upset in the $245,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita Park Jan. 24, prevailing by a head after dueling the length of the stretch with an unlucky Pulmarack.
Rocketing from far back, Forum Racing's Birdatthewire easily took the $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) in a 12-1 surprise from Gulfstream Park Jan. 24.
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Consumer Credit became a graded winner Jan. 24, closing on the outside with a solid run to capture the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.
New York-bred Upstart proved his class Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park, tracking pacesetter Bluegrass Singer to the final turn and then drawing away impressively to win the $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II).
Lochte returned to his winning ways when fending off late-running Old Time Hockey and favored Sky Flight in a Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) thriller on the turf Jan. 24.
Suzanne Stables' Barbados became a graded stakes winner Jan. 24 with a hard fought victory over X Y Jet in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. begins its 2015 sales calendar with its annual winter mixed auction Jan. 28-29.
Eblouissante, a half sister to the legendary Zenyatta, has been retired from racing and will begin her breeding career, it was announced Jan. 23.
Appearing to have nowhere to run at the home turn, last year's New Zealand Derby (NZ-I) winner Puccini was eased off the rail and spurted through a narrow opening to win the Thorndon Mile (NZ-I) Jan. 24 at Trentham.
Top-class sophomore filly Alboran Sea narrowly prevailed over her older male rival Captain Of All in a nail-biting finish to the Cape Flying Championship (SAf-I) Jan. 24 at Kenilworth.
Fort Wood, one of South Africa's most successful sires of the past two decades, has died at age 25.
Due to winter weather conditions and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of jockeys and equine athletes, the New York Racing Association canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Saturday, Jan. 24.
For the third time this week, track conditions have forced Laurel Park officials to cancel live racing Saturday, Jan. 24
Less than a week after earning an Eclipse Award as North America's top apprentice jockey, Drayden Van Dyke collected his first win as a journeyman Jan. 23 with Irish-bred Ernest Shackleton at Santa Anita Park.
British bloodstock agent Amanda Skiffington went to the top price of 4 million rands ($351,003 in U.S. funds) to secure a Var colt at the final session of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale Jan. 23 in Cape Town, South Africa.
After winning last year's Holy Bull (gr. II) with Cairo Prince, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin returns to the $400,000 race Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park with another strong contender in the highly regarded Frosted.
Great Britain-based trainer Jeremy Noseda confirmed that he plans to ship Susan Roy's stakes winner Sloane Avenue to South Florida for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.
Javier Castellano, who has won the Gulfstream Park riding title the past three seasons and the Eclipse Award as North America's leading jockey the past two years, will receive the Key to the City of Hallandale Beach Jan. 28.
Upstate New York racetrack-based casinos are stepping up efforts to stop a full-blown commercial casino from opening in the Finger Lakes region.
A challenge grant has brought in more than $350,000 for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Dortmund is the second Big Brown stakes winner to feature inbreeding to Boundary's sire, Danzig.
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The New York THA has released documents in conjunction with a review of the challenge of its 2014 election by Terry Finley, who lost the race for president to Rick Violette Jr. by a slim margin
Taylor Made Sales Agency announced a number of personnel changes, which became effective Jan. 15, at the Nicholasville, Ky.,-based organization.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino announced the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint will be renewed May 30, three weeks earlier than the inaugural event in 2014.
Tradition in many breeds holds that all horses have the same birthday: January 1. But when it comes to feeding young horses, it might be better to do so according to each horse's individual birth date, a Japanese research team recently concluded.
The 28-year-old son of Nijinsky II stood his entire stud career at Kentucky farm.
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice turned in his first breeze of 2015 on Jan. 22 in Aiken, S.C., his initial recorded move since returning to training in mid-November after a layoff at Three Chimneys Farm.
A record field of 606 entrants will compete for more than $2.36 million, the largest purse in handicapping tournament history, and an Eclipse Award at the 16th National Handicapping Championship Jan. 23-25.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International and the Association of Official Racing Chemists will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable and conference on equine welfare and medication policy April 21-23.
Gulfstream Park jockey Orlando Bocachica was released from the hospital the evening of Jan. 21, a week after breaking his arm and jaw in a fall.
Rillito Park Race Track in Tucson will be extending its reach to the classroom through newly developed cooperation with the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program.
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