Organizations that worked with Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both grade I) have been presented $222,705 in checks.
The Kentucky Horse Park announced July 2 it will soon be transitioning almost 30 miles of its white plank fencing to black fencing.
Trainer Brendan Walsh has sent a letter to his owners contending that a post-race test that found multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Saham after a race was the result of a veterinarian's error.
Kentucky Downs' decision to change its historical racing provider to Encore this year, and end its agreement with RaceTech, continues to be contested by the latter in court.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been cleared to resume full training, trainer Charlie LoPresti said June 30. His connections are hoping for a return to the races this fall.
Genuine Reward, one of only two living foals produced by 1980 Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning filly Genuine Risk, has found a new home at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Lexington.
Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will be honored by Churchill Downs with the naming of a stakes race in his honor at its September meet that will feature eight stakes events with total purses of $1.025 million.
Changes to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund include making eligible foals produced from mares bred to Kentucky stallions taken out of the state to be sold at public auction.
Reiley McDonald scales down Eaton Sales to focus on hands-on horsemanship.
The Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Steve Asmussen contending the Eclipse Award-winning trainer has failed to pay proper overtime and has not kept proper employment records.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 29 delayed taking a vote on proposed rules on medication testing, withdrawal guidelines, and disciplinary measures and penalties that included rules on the mineral cobalt.
America's Best Racing (ABR) June 29 released the third video of a four-part series of digital video ads celebrating the 350th anniversary of horse racing in the United States.
Boosted by record wagering on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) card, Churchill Downs registered a 2.46% increase in pari-mutuel handle during its 38-day spring meet.
Keeneland will offer 23 stakes worth a total of $5,975,000 in purses during its 2015 fall meet, to be held Oct. 2-24, and the three-day celebration Oct. 29-31 surrounding the $26 million Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Reigning champion sprinter Work All Week and graded stakes winner Wildcat Red each posted bullet breezes June 28, in preparation for the Smile Sprint (gr. II) on the Summit of Speed card July 5 at Gulfstream Park.
Multiple graded stakes winner Departing opened some more options for his connections after winning a a grade II stakes on turf Saturday, June 27.
Texas-bred He's Comin in Hot became a graded stakes winner after wiring the field to take the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) from Churchill Downs on June 27.
Kyle Wilson has been promoted to stallion seasons director to oversee that department at WinStar Farm, which also announced that Caroline Walsh has joined the nominations team.
The interactive catalog for Fasig-Tipton's summer selected horses of racing age sale is available online. The session will be immediately following the sale of selected yearlings in The July Sale July 9 in Lexington.
With a narrow victory in her maiden special weight debut June 25 at Belmont Park, the filly Lucky Lurie became the first winner for stallion Girolamo.
Shesthewinner became the first winner for grade I winner and classic-placed Paddy O'Prado when the 2-year-old filly won the fifth race at Gulfstream Park June 25.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley has announced that Darren Fox has been appointed sales manager of its stallion division in the U.S.
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the recipients of its Award of Merit honored at breeders associations' awards ceremonies in June.
Runaway maiden winner He's Comin in Hot headlines a field of eight 2-year-olds entered in the 114th running of the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) June 27 at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders have joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity.
Three who hit the board in the May 30 Opening Verse Stakes will come back to face off again, except the victorious The Pizza Man, in the $200,000 Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT) June 27 at Churchill Downs.
Breeders' Cup and RaceTech have announced they are partnering to develop a new historical horse racing game that will make its debut just prior to the Oct. 30-31 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland.
Kentucky stewards have suspended trainer Brendan Walsh for 10 days after multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were found in post-race tests of Saham after his third-place finish in the Transylvania Stakes.
Video replays and PowerPoint presentations from the inaugural Pan American Conference, held June 3 to June 6, in New York City are now available at panamnyc2015.com under the heading of Resources.
The Breeders' Cup announced that Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is an official partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships in the equine first response unit category.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program June 22 said Fasig-Tipton has donated $100,000 to sponsor the outdoor arena at its new racehorse retraining and re-homing facility at historic Mereworth Farm in Central Kentucky.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is at odds with Churchill Downs Inc. over the company's plans to reduce the number of races it offers at Arlington International Racecourse.
Robert Luttrell's Promise Me Silver, whose nine-race unbeaten streak was lost earlier this month in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I), returned to the worktab June 21 with a half-mile breeze in :49 at Churchill Downs.
With only four days left of the Churchill Downs spring meet, the race for the meet's riding title is neck and neck between defending leading rider Corey Lanerie and Julien Leparoux
The party's still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years--and the owner, trainer, and jockey.
Reigning sprint champion Work All Week breezed five furlongs in :59 2/5 at the Churchill Downs Training Center June 21 in preparation for a planned start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (gr. II) July 5.
Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville, Ky. was awarded the American Horse Council's 2015 Rolapp Award for his outstanding service to the horse industry.
The Makers Mark Secretariat Center is holding a "Sips 'n Saddles" cookout fundraiser June 19 at its location on the grounds of Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
Many of the winners of the undercard stakes run June 6 at Belmont Park will next race at Saratoga, as will Belmont Stakes also-rans. But the West Virginia Derby and Secretariat Stakes could be in the cards for some.
A circuit court judge has reversed the one-year suspension imposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on trainer Daniel Werre for a positive medication test at Turfway Park in December 2012.
The West Virginia Racing Commission June 16 signed off on a plan by Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to shave 50 racing programs from its 2015 schedule.
West Point Thoroughbreds has retired multiple stakes winner Awesome Vision and the 6-year-old son of Awesome Again is entered in the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover.
Steve Haskin has resigned as Blood-Horse's senior correspondent to pursue other opportunities. He has been with Blood-Horse since December 1998.
Team Valor International racing partners and Barry and Kathleen Irwin presented Mercedes Hernandez with the John R. Velazquez Scholarship June 14 at Belmont Park.
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah got a day of rest June 14 after parading in front of nearly 30,000 fans over Churchill Downs' main track June 13.
Island Town led out of the gate and prevailed in a bumpy finish in the Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 13 at Churchill Downs.
Frivolous edged just past pacesetter Yahilwa on the turn and then pulled away through the stretch to win the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) in a 32-1 upset June 13 at Churchill Downs.
John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
On a pleasantly warm June night that Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert called "magical," Triple Crown winner American Pharoah paraded before thousands of adoring fans in the Churchill Downs paddock.
Under a perfectly timed stretch rally by jockey Julien Leparoux, Prado's Sweet Ride passed Lady Zuzu in the final strides to win the $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday, June 13 at Churchill Downs.
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