America's Best Racing has released the third episode of a four-part series of digital video ads, #IBelieveIn, produced by ABR Films and filmed at Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
Tom Durkin, one of racing's great race callers, has been selected by the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as the 2015 Honored Guest, TCA president Shannon Arvin announced July 27.
Grade II winner Wilburn was represented by his first winner July 25, when 2-year-old filly Simply a Treasure won the fifth race at Fairmount Park.
First-time starter Realm took the first race at Saratoga Race Course July 25, giving Central Kentucky stallion Haynesfield his first winner as a sire.
Multiple grade I winners Tonalist and Wise Dan turned in solid breezes July 24, respectively working at Saratoga Race Course and at Keeneland.
WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden is set to be the keynote speaker for Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Awards.
A Kentucky judge has denied motion to have historical race wagering machines brought to the courtroom for a demonstration. A trial has been set for next September, more than a year from now.
Two-time grade I winner Carpe Diem has been retired due to a knee chip and will enter stud next year at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., it was announced July 23.
The $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. I), to be held Aug. 1 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, has attracted 60 nominees, track officials said July 22.
Trainer Tom Amoss and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission have entered into a settlement agreement in a complex case involving a medication positive at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 2011.
Breeders' Cup and Maker's Mark, the original premium bourbon, have announced a new partnership that will aim to raise $1 million for charity.
Keeneland announced a new condition of sale which will allow buyers of yearlings and horses in training being exported to Great Britain to be tested for anabolic steroids.
For the second time in nine months, Old Friends plans to welcome a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner as War Emblem is scheduled to join the Thoroughbred retirement farm in September.
Churchill Downs Racetrack July 21 unveiled the official logos for the 2016 editions of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Breeders' Cup and Sentient Jet on July 21 unveiled a "Jet Card" with a VIP experience to the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Au Moon, who went to the track several times a week during his stint greeting visitors to the Kentucky Derby Museum, is now back in training with David Carroll at age 9.
Danza, winner of the 2014 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and third-place finisher in the subsequent Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will stand the 2016 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
Tale of Verve, runner-up to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), continued to progress toward the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby with a five-furlong workout at Churchill Downs
L.V. Harkness & Co., a Lexington-based provider of fine gifts, interior design, and elegant trophies, has been named an official marketing partner and luxury gift partner for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Three-year-old Limousine Liberal blitzed to an Ellis Park track record for six furlongs in winning the sixth race July 18.
California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, will return to racing for his 5-year-old season, trainer Art Sherman said July 19.
E Z's Playgirl captured the sixth race at Lone Star Park July 17 and entered the books as the first winner for grade I-winning sprinter E Z's Gentleman.
Taylor Made Farm closed a deal July 17 to purchase 30% interest in dual classic winner and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome with the intent of racing the champion next year, then stand him at stud in 2017.
Tickets are now available for horse farm tours during the KentuckyOne Health Breeders' Cup Festival Week Oct. 24-31 in Lexington.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan wasted no time getting back to business after being cleared to resume full training June 30, as trainer Charlie LoPresti sent him out to his first breeze in more than eight months July 17.
Old Friends at Kentucky Downs, a joint venture between the Georgetown, Ky., Thoroughbred Retirement Facility and the Franklin, Ky. racetrack, will open its doors to the public July 17.
A bipartisan bill introduced July 16 in the U.S. House of Representatives would see the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency create an independent organization for oversight of medication issues in horse racing.
Darley in America, near Lexington, announced its stallions will be available to be bred on Southern Hemisphere time, effective Sept. 1 for the Australian breeding season and Aug. 1 for South America.
In its annual report released July 15, the NTRA noted strides it made in the past fiscal year to work with horseplayers to improve horse racing.
Churchill Downs Inc. announced July 14 that Robert L. Evans will retire as executive chairman of the company and as a member of management effective Sept. 30.
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Fan voting for the 2015 ESPYS in two key categories with nominees from Thoroughbred racing closes at the start of the show's live broadcast, Wednesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to vote online at ESPYS.com.
Patrick Armstrong has been named president of the Kentucky Derby Museum, board of directors chairman Brad Rives announced July 13.
Grade I winner Strong Mandate, who stands at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will shuttle to Chile to stand Southern Hemisphere stud duty at Agricola Icha Solari Ltda.
The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is giving away nine laptops to college students during the July 19 card at Ellis Park.
A Kentucky trainer whose one-year suspension and $5,000 fine for a medication positive were overturned by a judge has agreed to a seven-day suspension and $500 fine from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Grade I winner and New York-based stallion Dublin gained his first winner July 12, when 2-year-old colt Dr Blarney scored by 3 1/2 lengths in his debut in the first race at Monmouth Park.
Fasig-Tipton kept true to its tradition of showcasing the first yearlings by some of the nation's eagerly awaited young stallions at its July sale at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington.
A Kentucky judge has ruled that Keeneland acted improperly regarding a money transfer from a buyer's account and that ultimately trainer Jack Van Berg was wrong to request the transfer of funds.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky saved the best for last at its July horses of racing age session, when the last horse through the ring, Temper Mint Patty, brought the session's top price of $350,000.
Led by a $500,000 Tapit filly, Fasig-Tipton's July sale opened the select yearling season on a high note with across-the-board gains and a lower buyback rate.
A filly by Tapit brings a sale-topping bid of $500,000 deep in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale in Lexington. Bloodstock agent Steven Young signed the ticket on the chestnut out of French Dip, by Speightstown.
Florida horseman James J. Crupi, already quite active during the first half of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale, goes to $385,000 for son of Scat Daddy.
A colt by Blame, pinhooked by First Finds for $20,000 as a weanling in 2014, brings $335,000 during the July 9 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale. Ellen Charles, of Washington, D.C., is the buyer.
The first two hours of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale see figures on par with last year's final numbers. A filly by Quality Road selling for $300,000 highlights the early going.
Some positive economic indicators have Fasig-Tipton July participants expecting a robust market for select yearlings as the season's first major auction is set for July 9 in Lexington.
Industry stakeholders July 8 indicated they plan to push harder for mandatory continuing education programs for Thoroughbred trainers.
One of the reasons Dr. Larry Bramlage believes trainers are handling cases of lameness better than ever before is because they realize that rather than being the problem, it signals a problem.
Mick Peterson would like to see more tracks document information on their racing surfaces and coordinate that information with data from the Equine Injury Database to improve safety for horses and riders.
Conveyance, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Indian Charlie, has been retired and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Officials that crunch the numbers for the Equine Injury Database believe there is now a 65% predictability model when it comes to fatal injuries on the racetrack, but it could be higher with more information.
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