Fasig-Tipton Co. has signed on to be title sponsor of two $300,000 distaff turf stakes to run Sept. 19 at Kentucky Downs as part of "Fasig-Tipton Ladies Day."
Central Kentucky-based sire General Quarters picked up his first winner Thursday, Sept. 3 when Golden Legacy Stable's Beautiful Sin won a maiden claiming race by 3 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream Park.
Calumet Farm announced today that Charlie Boden has been appointed stallion season sales director and racing manager for the historic Kentucky farm.
Horsemen will have the opportunity to pledge a percentage of their total earnings to Thoroughbred Charities of America during the upcoming race meet at Kentucky Downs.
Au Moon, the former resident equine at the Kentucky Derby Museum, was euthanized following surgery for a soft tissue injury he suffered in his first race after coming out of retirement.
Despite comments after American Pharoah's runner-up finish in the Travers which indicated he was considering retiring the colt, owner Ahmed Zayat announced the Triple Crown winner will target the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin will relocate from Lane's End to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm for the 2016 breeding season, majority owner Stonestreet Farm announced Sept. 2.
Spendthrift Farm has set 2016 fees for two of its most popular stallions. Into Mischief's fee will rise $10,000 to $45,000 and Malibu Moon's fee of $95,000 will be the same as last year's.
The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will salute American Pharoah and the team that molded him into the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years to highlight its 56th annual awards dinner Oct. 28 in Lexington.
Fresh off an impressive group I triumph at Royal Ascot, Wes Welker's Undrafted tops the 10-horse field entered in the $300,000 More Than Ready Mile Stakes on the opening-day card at Kentucky Downs Sept. 5.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission said Aug. 31 that none of the 221 samples tested for cobalt during the first 60 days of the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino meet were above the published threshold level.
Churchill Downs has announced an extensive $18 million capital project to modernize the Turf Club and several other premium areas.
The 8-year-old Wiseman's Ferry gelding went five furlongs in 1:00 flat Sept. 1 on trainer Charlie LoPresti's watch, and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12 in final serious move for the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).
Canadian Nat Rea's foray into horse racing and breeding is coming to an end with the Sept. 1 announcement that 41 horses owned by Regis Farms will be consigned to the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Brad Kelley's Calumet Farm has signed on to be title sponsor of Kentucky Downs' premier stakes event for 2-year-olds.
Trainer Dale Romans said Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice was tired the morning after upsetting Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, and that his trainee will ultimately point the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Bahri, sire of 2001 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) victor Sakhee among 16 stakes winners, has been retired from stud duty at the age of 23, Shadwell Estate Co. and Girsonfield Stud and Racing announced Aug. 28.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Nashville-based singer/songwriter Stacy Mitchhart and his band will perform American blues music at the conclusion of the 30th annual National Awards Dinner.
Seth W. Hancock, longtime member of the Keeneland board of directors, was appointed a Keeneland trustee, effective Aug. 25 upon the retirement of current Keeneland trustee Louis Lee Haggin III.
On a race card organized to promote equine research, Glen Hill Farm will salute one of its top winners by sponsoring the $150,000 One Dreamer Stakes Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs.
When Keeneland hosts the Breeders' Cup, it will not only face the challenge posed by having the largest crowd to ever attend the races at the track, but also how to prepare for the mixed sale that begins Nov. 2.
Palace Malice, a six-time graded stakes winner and the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victor, has been retired and will stand stud at Three Chimneys.
Most Breeders' Cup attendees will need to use one of three park-and-ride locations around Lexington.
With an eye toward a possible proposal to change New York's rules on the race-day medication furosemide, the state's Gaming Commission met in Saratoga Springs Aug. 25 to solicit opinions about the medication.
At a forum designed to educate state regulators about furosemide, the very people the presentations were designed to enlighten may well have left with more questions than answers.
Wise Dan was bright-eyed and bushy tailed the morning of Aug. 25, powering his way through a five-furlong bullet in :59 flat on the dirt at Keeneland.
Keeneland Race Course announced that tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 25, for its Oct. 29 "Prelude to the Cup" race card leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 30-31.
The Kentucky Derby Museum, the 2015 Secretariat Festival, and Secretariat.com have formally applied to Guinness World Records for the world's largest horseshoe.
Churchill Downs announced Aug. 24 a redesigned website for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and a partnership with Ticketmaster for the sale of tickets to the Derby and Longines Kentucky Oaks.
Trainer Richard Mandella was still all smiles a day after Beholder devastated males in the Pacific Classic (gr. I).
With a record number of 1,400 entries to date, Fasig-Tipton has added an additional day to its October yearling sale in Lexington that will run Oct. 19-22.
The committee narrowed down three finalists, and ultimately selected St. Borealis as the inaugural Claiming Crown Horse of the Year.
Multiple grade I winner Giant Oak was represented by his first winner when Giant Cruiser won a $24,000 maiden special weight race at Evangeline Downs.
Having surpassed the $1.1 billion wagering mark and coming off the best month since it was introduced in September 2011, historical racing in Kentucky is poised to soar as it enters the Lexington market.
Encore Racing Based Games, the new company providing historical racing games at Kentucky Downs, says the track's former historical racing provider, RaceTech, is engaged in anti-competitive practices.
Keeneland will celebrate hosting the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships by offering hour-long, guided tours that will give fans an insider's look at the rich connection between Keeneland and the Breeders' Cup.
Kathryn Martin West, who operated Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky., with her late husband Robert Smiser West, died Aug. 18 in Midway at age 91.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Aug. 18 gave final approval to regulations that would provide penalties for excessive levels of the mineral cobalt in post-race tests.
Medication matters dominated the Aug. 18 meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which voted to change the descriptions for the drug classification schedules that are used to determine if a violation has occurred.
Charlie LoPresti said the two-time Horse of the Year moved closer to a likely start in the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) with his third straight breeze on dirt.
There was plenty of excitement at trainer Keith Desormeaux's barn Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course following Exaggerator's game victory in the Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds the previous day.
Young Central Kentucky stallion Tizway gained his first winner Aug. 16 when Tizzarunner won the first race at Woodbine by a nose.
Big Blue Kitten, a three-time grade I winner and morning-line favorite for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15, will take up stud duty at the end of his racing career at Calumet Farm.
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Panelists at the Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law conference offered potential options regarding immigration policy in the hope they make it easier for horse racing to attract and maintain workers.
The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Aug. 12 tackled the issue of whether to support the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
Churchill Downs announced Aug. 12 that points for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) have been doubled for the 2015-2016 "Road to the Kentucky Derby."
The new makeup of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's American Graded Stakes Committee was announced Aug. 12 during the association's annual members meeting held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Glenye Cain Oakford looks at a solid Saratoga select yearling market, an expensive pinhook prospect, and Doc's Leader's legacy in the Hurstland Farm consignment.
The board of directors of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) has unanimously approved a resolution calling for equine tax equity for Kentucky's horse industry.
Kentucky Downs' five-day all-turf meet is set to open Saturday, Sept. 5.
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