As he prepares UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Michael de Kock has no misconceptions about the task of trying to upend American Pharoah's Triple Crown quest.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky announces its July Sale of selected yearlings will have a catalog of 332 yearlings. The July 9 auction will be followed by a sale of selected horses of racing age.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice on June 2 put in his final work at Churchill Downs before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6 at Belmont Park.
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More than 300 representatives from 27 countries will converge upon New York City for two days of business presentations focusing on the sport of Thoroughbred racing as part of the Pan American Conference.
The Metropolitan Handicap once served as a Belmont Stakes prep race. Read the full feature by Steve Haskin in the June 6, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse. view slideshow
The owner of an East St. Louis, Ill., casino plans to purchase nearby Fairmount Park provided Illinois lawmakers agree to allow a gambling expansion that would bring slot machines to the state's five racetracks.
Atlantic City's monopoly on casino gambling began to crumble June 1 as lawmakers introduced a bill that would let voters decide whether to allow three new casinos in northern New Jersey.
Trainer Michael de Kock says Mubtaahij doing well, does not need anti-bleeder medication. watch video
Donegal Racing, which has run such grade I winners as Paddy O'Prado and Dullahan in Triple Crown races, is back with late-running Keen Ice, who encountered a ton of trouble last month in the Kentucky Derby.
When the gate opens June 6 in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), one of the most accomplished challengers to American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid is Godolphin Racing's Frosted.
Zayat Stables' Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah completed his final pre-race work June 1 at Churchill Downs, breezing five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 under jockey Martin Garcia.
An attorney for Howard Rubinsky, who sued Thoroughbred owner Ahmed Zayat for alleged gambling debts, has also sued Zayat, in this case for libel.
The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2015 June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age is available online at www.obssales.com.
Evangeline Downs officials have rescheduled the three stakes that were slated for the main track May 30 to now be run June 6.
NBC's broadcast of the 147th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), in which American Pharoah will bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, starts at 4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 6.
Keeneland announced June 1 that Walt Robertson, vice president of sales, will retire from day-to-day duties June 30. Robertson will continue at the lead on the Sporting Art Auction.
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Delve into the history of failed Triple Crown bids, explore the challenge of winning the final leg, and relive stories of spoilers who have halted each quest for history. Read Feature
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the potential pace scenario of the Belmont Stakes. read blog
Retired jockey Rosie Napravnik and her husband, trainer Joe Sharp, announced the birth of Carson Wayne Sharp June 1. Napravnik reported the birth on her Facebook page.
Two-time grade II winner Honor Code remains on track for his scheduled start in the $1.25 million NYRA.com Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) June 6 at Belmont Park.
Claire Novak updates us on American Pharoah's final breeze before the 2015 Belmont Stakes. watch video
Jeff Burch has been named senior vice president of NTRA Advantage, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's group purchasing arm.
Sam-Son Farm just keeps racking up the accolades. TOBA's Canadian Breeder of the Year in 2014, the Ontario-based operation experienced its latest triumph with homebred Deceptive Vision.
The Kentucky Derby Museum June 5 plans to unveil updates to six exhibits to recognize 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner American Pharoah.
Facts vs. Opinions with Steve Haskin as he weighs the task at hand for American Pharoah to become the 12th Triple Crown winner. read blog
Breeders' Cup June 1 said it has extended its out-of-competition drug testing program to include the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, which offers winners automatic berths in the World Championships.
The operator of Meadowlands, which primarily offers Standardbred racing, said June 1 he supports a lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation in Congress that would provide oversight of equine medication and drug testing.
As American Pharoah seeks to cap the Triple Crown, America's Best Racing announced it will distribute more than 50,000 "Hail the Tail" tattoos and share a printable poster across social media channels.
The connections of Carpe Diem, who was being pointed to the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), have decided not to enter the two-time grade I winner in the 1 1/2-mile classic.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) week kicked off June 1 with trainer Ken McPeek reporting that The Truth Or Else would not be entered in the June 6 classic because of filling in his left ankle.
Trainer Baffert discusses June 1 breeze of Triple Crown hopeful at Churchill Downs watch video
Belmont Stakes contender The Truth or Else gets a bath on June 1 at Kenny McPeek's barn. watch video
Horse Racing Radio Network, the official radio home of the 2015 Triple Crown, will return to Belmont Park for the ninth consecutive year with more than 13 hours of live Belmont Stakes on-site programming beginning June 3.
Trainer Christophe Clement reflects on the 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist. Christophe also comments on Tonalist's 2015 campaign and run in the Met Mile. watch video
Trainer Christophe Clement will be double-handed for the $150,000 Intercontinental Stakes June 4 at Belmont Park, when he sends out stakes winners Marbre Rose and Zindaya.
Two-time grade I winner Dads Caps appears to be the class in the $250,000 True North Stakes (gr. II) June 5 at Belmont Park, as a part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
Debut winner Moment Is Right is among a field of six juvenile filles set for the $250,000 Astoria Stakes June 4, the first day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
Lion Hearted, perennially among Maryland's leading sires, died May 28 of an apparent heart attack at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. He was 19.
Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) twice and finished second four times, has three opportunities to improve on that record in the June 6 renewal of the classic at Belmont Park.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten returns in the June 5 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park. The daughter of Kitten's Joy won Tampa Bay's Hillsborough Stakes (gr. III) last time out.
It took a while for Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli to find room in the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes, but she did just in time to remain undefeated May 31 at Belmont Park.
Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Red Rifle, a front-running type, will carry the field a long way in the June 5 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes at two miles on the Widener Turf Course.
Kent Desormeaux is looking to spoil the Triple Crown bid of American Pharoah when he rides Donegal Racing's Keen Ice in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.
Alicia Wincze Hughes of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Tom Law of ST Publishing earned top honors in the New York Racing Association's sixth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest.
Sunday Racing's Japanese Guineas winner Duramente secured his second classic victory in style May 31, winning the Tokyo Yushun (Jpn-I, Japanese Derby) in stakes-record time.
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah continued his preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 1/2 miles over the Churchill Downs main track May 31 with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez in the irons.
With France's reigning champion jumps jockey Vincent Cheminaud aboard, New Bay stormed from far back to a clear win in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) May 31 at Chantilly.
Trainer Dallas Stewart hopes to improve off a second place Preakness Stakes finish with the Belmont Stakes. watch video
It's been a year since Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes, denying California Chrome a Triple Crown, and the son of Tapit will once again be running on the Belmont card.
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