Game On Dude, the only horse ever to win three runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), has been retired, trainer Bob Baffert announced Sept. 18.
Charlie LoPresti's Quarter Horses work as lead ponies on the farm and at the racetrack while LoPresti and his wife Amy train Thoroughbreds. read blog
The grade I Cotillion Stakes, which figures to have a major impact on the 3-year-old filly championship, attracted some of the top members of the division and few interesting wild cards for its Sept. 20 renewal at Parx.
California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), will break from the rail in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing.
Charles J. Cella, president of Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, announced Sept. 18 that the Arkansas track in 2015 will offer purse bonuses for horses that run and win without furosemide (Salix or commonly called Lasix).
Jockey Club says a recent study's findings challenge long-held opinions in North American racing, including the contention that the use of the diuretic furosemide is necessary to ensure long-term careers of horses.
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Frank Angst and Evan Hammonds handicap the talented field of the Pennsylvania Derby. California Chrome, Candy Boy, Protonico, Bayern, Tapiture and more. Who do you think is the best horse in the field? watch video
A study published online this spring found no link between the vast majority of horses who suffer from exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage and long-term racing performance.
The Jockey Club announced Sept. 18 that 2,230 stallions covered 36,656 mares in North America during 2013, resulting in 21,697 live foals of 2014 being reported on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9.
Kandaly, winner of the 1994 La. Derby (gr. III) who was scratched the day of the Kentucky Derby, died Sept. 12. The 23-year-old from the last crop of Alydar died of founder at Main Street Thoroughbreds near Lake Charles, La.
The Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana is expecting a strong yearling sale Sept. 23. The 2013 sale reported strong double-digit growth in average and median.
Let's Go Stable's Divine Oath looks to get back on track Sept. 20 in the $150,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park, coming off a sixth-place finish in the Aug. 16 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington International.
It's no secret that leg wraps and bandages applied to horses' lower limbs protect and support the soft tissues within. But what about the abdominal bandages veterinarians wrap around horses' bodies post-colic surgery—do they function in the same way?
Keeneland's September yearling sale posted more across-the-board gains Sept. 17 at its ninth session as four horses brought $200,000 or more, helping the 13-day sale remain ahead of last year on average and median prices.
Moro Tap, a graded stakes-placed son of North America's leading sire Tapit, has been retired to stud and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Double Infinity Ranch in Texas.
Tough decisions lie ahead for the horsemen and workers of the Boston-area track, which is expected to shut down permanently in December.
Chester and Mary Broman's Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) winner Artemis Agrotera will face five rivals as she looks to continue her winning ways in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Belmont Park.
After three straight runner-up finishes in graded stakes races, grade II winner Miss Behaviour will try to get untracked Saturday, Sept. 20, when she's expected to face nine other 3-year-old fillies in Charles Town Oaks.
Citing pending litigation from Louisiana Quarter Horse owners, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Sept. 17 that it will withhold $2.7 million in purse supplements at the upcoming meet.
Welcome to Lenny's Place! In this episode Lenny catches up with Moreno's trainer Eric Guillot. Lenny also shares a few thoughts on expanding the Saratoga race meet, includes a top 5 list, and looks at the Breeders' Cup. watch video
Street Cry, Darley's leading sire whose progeny included Zenyatta and classic winner Street Sense, has been euthanized after succumbing to complications relating to a neurological condition. The son of Machiavellian was 16.
The Horse Racing Radio Network has announced its programming will now be heard on new SiriusXM channels beginning this week.
Seven yearlings brought $200,000 or more Sept. 16 at the Keeneland September sale's eighth session as the first week's momentum seemed to carry over into the later market.
Dual classic winner California Chrome arrived on the backstretch at Parx Racing Sept. 16 ahead of his bid in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said no dice to the state's Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry when it cast a preliminary 3-1 vote Sept. 16 in favor of awarding the sole Boston area casino license to Wynn Resorts.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), and Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III). read blog
Barring something truly unforeseen, the Global Sprint Challenge will go unclaimed for another year. read blog
Tapiture's owner, Ron Winchell, says he would not have chosen the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) for California Chrome's return.
The Massachusetts Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry was dealt a devastating blow when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to award the sole Boston-area casino license to Wynn Resorts.
Sea The Moon, a stunning open lengths victor in the July 6 German Derby (Ger-I), has been retired from racing because of an injury.
Just as he has marched up many other rankings of top stallions, Galileo appears poised for a climb on the list of leading Breeders' Cup sires in the years ahead. read blog
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Three-time stakes winner Fiftyshadesofgold will look to keep her perfect Churchill Downs record intact in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 20.
Growth in the median is the Keeneland sale's best news. read blog
Fast Anna, who came tantalizingly close to winning in the King's Bishop (gr. I) last time out in his stakes debut, takes another crack at a breakthrough stakes victory in the Gallant Bob (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing.
Topped by a Curlin colt with a strong female family, the Sept. 15 seventh session of the Keeneland September yearling sale saw increases comparable to those generated during the first six sessions.
Flashback, a grade II-winning son of leading sire Tapit, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
New York officials are recommending that all horses be vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) after six cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed in the state.
Churchill Downs and restaurant company Yum! Brands Inc. have signed a five-year agreement that extends the company's role as the presenting sponsor of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
California Chrome may have lost the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but the potential for a Triple Crown winner helped to drive up the New York Racing Association's overall pari-mutuel handle in the first half of 2014.
Graciela Mia uncorked a furious stretch rally Sept. 13 at La Rinconada racetrack in Venezuela and won the Clasico Lanzarina to become the first winner for Florida-based stallion Pleasant Strike.
Euro Charline will have the services of Racing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez when she pursues a second straight grade I victory Oct. 11 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland.
Behrens, one of the top handicap horses of the late 1990s, died Sept. 14 at Old Friends at Cabin Creek retirement farm in Cabin Creek, N.Y. He was 20.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has appointed Simon Ip as its new chairman, replacing Brian Stevenson who has retired after four years in the role.
On consecutive September nights, author Paul Roberts will discuss a pair of books he authored or co-authored: Racecourse Architecture and The Spa: The Legendary Saratoga Race Course.
A ballot measure to allow machine betting in Nebraska on previously run horse races may have died in court this year, but supporters are already looking ahead to press the issue in 2016.
Unbeaten Wake Up Nick rallied to win the $103,900 Barretts Juvenile by 2 3/4 lengths Sept. 14 at Los Alamitos Racecourse, improving to 5-for-5 in his young career.
Third in last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) behind Wise Dan, British invader Trade Storm came from off the pace to claim the top prize over Kaigun on the turf at the Toronto-area track Sept. 14.
A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session.
Alert Bay took command in the drive and posted a comfortable two-length win in the $135,225 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Sept. 14 as owner Peter Redekop won the race for a third straight year.
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