Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner American Pharoah returned to the Churchill Downs racetrack May 28 for a clockwise jog once around the mile oval.
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Trainer Kenny McPeek, who upset War Emblem's bid for a Triple Crown with Sarava in 2002, said the morning of May 28 that he will more than likely point The Truth Or Else towards the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
The quality that American Pharoah brings to the table -- the quality trainer Bob Baffert believes could help him sweep the Triple Crown -- is the colt's smooth stride.
On a beautiful sunny day in Central Kentucky, Cathy Sweezey and Mandy Pope drove to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and brought home Groupie Doll's first foal. Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://cs.bloodhorse read
The birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, located in The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.
Trainer Dale Romans said May 28 that Bill Cubbedge's Molly Morgan has been retired from racing because of a hairline fracture in one of her sesamoids.
Multiple group I winner Response topped the second day of the Magic Millions broodmare sale when she sold for $1.5 million (US$1,159,620) during the May 28 session of the auction in Queensland, Australia.
Arthur Hancock III responds to accusations that supporters of a federal role in curbing medication use in racehorses are hurting the sport. These actions are necessary to save racing, he says.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra take an early look at the Belmont Stakes, including who has the best chance to upset American Pharoah. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps four stakes races across the country, including the Californian Stakes (gr. II). read blog
Even with its limited footprint on the Southern California circuit, with racing dates interspersed throughout the year in short meets, Los Alamitos Race Course has done well to attract top talent to its centerpiece races.
West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley confirmed May 28 he is pursuing legal action in regard to the 2014 New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association election, in which he lost a bid for president by 14 votes.
Power Alert will try to notch the most lucrative victory of his career for a second straight race when he starts in the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Stakes May 30 at the Opelousas, La. track.
Average fields of just over eight horses per race might be enough for right now, but Gulfstream Park has the potential for fields larger than that during future summer meets, officials said.
Conquest Curlinate has been withdrawn from the list of challengers to dual classic winner American Pharoah in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and instead will be pointed toward the July 5 Queen's Plate.
Three horses broke the seven-figure mark on opening day of the Magic Millions National broodmare sale May 27, led by group I winner Sweet Idea for $1,600,000 (US$1,240,117).
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will be the site of the second-annual "Jockeys & Jeans" event May 30.
Millionaire Willcox Inn had his stallion career cut short when he had to be euthanized after being injured in a paddock accident May 24.
Surprise Charles Town Classic (gr. II) winner Moreno will return to Santa Anita Park May 30 for the $200,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II).
Legislation would end workers' compensation insurance for exercise riders, but retain coverage for jockeys and apprentice jockeys. If passed, owners or trainers would have to pick up the cost for insuring exercise riders.
Work All Week was the king of midwest sprinters last year. In the Breeders' Cup, he defeated defending Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle and two-time Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) winner Private Zone.
Charlie LoPresti heard the news he's been waiting on for months now, as the doctors at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital cleared two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan for galloping May 26.
Something Extra will look to avenge a tough loss from last year when he goes to post in this year's edition of the $200,000 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT) at Woodbine May 30.
Ben's Cat, a millionaire two times over, will go for his 25th lifetime stakes victory in the Governor's Cup at Penn National Race Course against his three closest pursuers from his last race.
Paul Pompa Jr.'s Night Prowler, winner of the grade III Transylvania Stakes on the grass at Keeneland in his last start, is one of 11 3-year-olds entered in the $500,000 Penn Mile (gr. IT) May 30 at Penn National.
A winner of five Breeders' Cup events over the Santa Anita Park turf, trainer Chad Brown should be a significant factor in the $400,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 30 on the Southern California grass course.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, who finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) in his previous start, breezed six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on a fast track at Churchill Downs May 27.
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Connections of Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed discuss the Triple Crown chances of two-time classic winner American Pharoah.
Six 2-year-olds breezed the fastest furlong in :10 in the first Barretts under-tack preview the company has held at Del Mar Race Course, the California sales company's first sale since moving to Del Mar will be May 28.
Dual classic winner American Pharoah impressed trainer Bob Baffert and onlookers at Churchill Downs the morning of May 26 when the colt breezed four furlongs in :48 in preparation for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Eclipse Award-winner Untapable remains on track for the June 6 $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park after working five furlongs in 1:00.84 at June 25 at Belmont.
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council will advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adopt policies on the mineral cobalt in line with a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation.
Night School, the national online fan education and player development program, will welcome sports broadcaster Bob Costas the evening of May 26 for a discussion of the Triple Crown and a big-picture view of the sport.
Stud Misterio's Ordak Dan earned a "Win and You're In" berth into the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) when he won the Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (Arg-I) for the second time at San Isidro racecourse near Buenos Aires.
The New York State Gaming Commission announced a major new transparency initiative at its May 26 meeting. It has begun posting weekly reports from the New York Racing Association tracks, and will expand it to others.
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Industry participation in the effort to win pari-mutuel tax withholding modernization has helped push the number of comments submitted to the federal government to about 9,500 as of May 26.
Ron Paolucci's War Story will bypass the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in favor of the June 20 Ohio Derby (gr. III), the owner confirmed May 26.
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Trainer Bob Baffert, after dual classic winner American Pharoah worked. watch video
The New York Racing Association May 26 said it has implemented a strategy to expedite access to and egress from Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival June 5-6.
Whispering Oaks Farm's Street Story easily went by favored Spring Included to take the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Churchill Downs.
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 1/4 miles on a sloppy Churchill Downs main track May 25.
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like showed a liking for the Santa Anita Park turf course with a come-from-behind victory in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) on the grass May 25.
G. G. Ryder stormed to the lead in the final sixteenth and won the $100,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) from stablemate Outside Nashville May 25 at Golden Gate Fields.
Bloom Racing Stable's Majestic City made his trip from California to Texas worthwhile with a wire-to-wire victory in the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap at Lone Star Park May 25.
Monmouth Park reported strong gains in pari-mutuel handle and record attendance for its three-day Memorial Day weekend May 23-25.
Richard Mulhall, a former trainer and racing manager of The Thoroughbred Corp., died May 25 at his home in Monrovia, Calif., following a lengthy illness, officials with Santa Anita Park publicity department said. He was 76.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Empire Dreams scored the biggest win of his career when he took the $200,000 Commentator Handicap at Belmont Park May 25.
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