Latent Heat, a grade I winner, sired his first winner when his daughter Starship Flash won at Calder Race Course,
Apprentice jockey Arturo Perez was taken to the University of Cincinnati trauma center for observation after falling from his horse in the first race at River Downs June 12.
Jeff Lowe, a writer for Thoroughbred Times since 2002, has been hired by Team Valor International to handle media-related activities, Team Valor president Barry Irwin said June 11.
My Baby Baby held off a late charge from fast-closing longshot Ravi's Song to win $113,900 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck June 11 at Churchill Downs.
A Breeders' Cup official said June 10 it's possible the selection process for a new president will be completed by June 14, but the organization wouldn't comment on the search process.
Capt. Candyman Can is expected to miss most or all of the remainder of 2011 after apparently suffering an injury during his third-place run in last week's Aristides (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Joe Morris is leaving the NTRA a second time to become MI Developments' vice president of operations and sales.
Churchill Downs Inc. expects continued growth in its online wagering business, and with a little help from the Illinois governor, expansion of its gaming operations.
Barbara Hunter's homebred Snow Top Mountain, first or second in 10 of 12 starts thus far, will seek her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs June 11.
Hat Trick, a Japanese-bred group I winner, came through with his first winner when his son Dabirsim won by 10 lengths at La Teste de Buch in France.
The top horse racing regulatory agency in Kentucky has approved regulations governing the licensing of advance deposit wagering providers and totalizator companies.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 8 unanimously rejected a request from trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. to withdraw his application for a license to race in the state in 2011.
WinStar Farm is offering the WinStar StableMates Powerfecta. You must pick the exact order of finish of every horse running in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Efforts to restore the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions at Turfway Park in September are ongoing, but the return of the stakes program could hinge on sponsorships.
Members of an advisory committee that oversees the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund expressed concern June 8 over diminishing revenue for the program as well as one racetrack's suspension of full-card simulcasts.
Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Lilacs and Lace was sold to a Japanese breeder for an undisclosed amount and was sent to that country shortly after the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), according to former majority owner Jim Covello
Grade I winner Sidney's Candy has been purchased by a partnership headed by Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm and turned over to trainer Todd Pletcher.
Andrew Rosen has privately purchased a controlling interest in Victoria's Wildcat, recent winner of the Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) who is scheduled to run in the June 11 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Uncle Mo, the champion 2-year-old male of 2010, continues to exhibit positive signs of improving health and is on target to resume light training in about 10 days, WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden said June 7.
Donald A. Adam's Prime Cut will head to New York for a run in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) following a strong five-furlong work at Churchill Downs on Monday, June 6.
New York grade I winner Political Force came through with his first winner when his son Born Force won a maiden special weight race at 4 1/2 furlongs at Arapahoe Park June 5 in his first start.
Strike the Gold, the 1991 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner who stands at stud in Turkey, sired his second winner of the Turkish Oaks (Tur-I) when his daughter Balcibin captured the 1 5/16-mile turf race.
Grade I stakes-placed Noble Causeway came through with his first winner when his son Lord Chelsie won at 4 1/2 furlongs at Monmouth Park June 3.
Greg Goodman's Mt. Brilliant Farm bred Nehro, Zayat Stables' Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up and contender for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11 in New York.
A little sharper in his second start of the season, Noble's Promise returned to Churchill Downs to post a hard-fought win in the $110,300 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) June 4.
Two weeks after demolishing a field of optional claimers, Craig Singer's homebred filly Salty Strike became a graded stakes winner, as she returned to Churchill Downs June 4 to take the Dogwood (gr. III) by 3 3/4 lengths.
Tom R. Walters' Santiva breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs June 4 in his final preparation for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Jockey Michael Baze, who won nearly 1,000 horse races in a nine-year career, died from an accidental overdose of cocaine and a prescription pain medication before his body was found at Churchill Downs last month.
Strong all-sources wagering allows Churchill Downs to raise overnight purses 10% for second half of its 39-day spring meet.
After seven weeks of extensive testing, it has been determined that 2010 champion 2-year-old male Uncle Mo has an inflamed liver.
An opportunity for up to six people to visit Zenyatta will be offered to the highest bidder at the eighth annual "Night of the Stars," the June 18 fundraiser for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 303 horses for its Kentucky July select yearling sale. The number is down 25.6% from last year's total of 407.
Three Chimneys announced June 3 that Zach Madden has been promoted to the position of director of client development.
WinStar Farm's It's Personal, whose three stakes winners include grade II winner It's No Joke and 2011 stakes winner Mildly Offensive, was euthanized because of foaling complications.
Cee's Song, dam of two-time Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and prominent Central Kentucky sire Tiznow, died April 20 from the infirmities of old age.
Of the eight entrants drawn for the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III), not only do all of them have one-turn wins at Churchill Downs, but six of them have stakes wins over the track.
Thread, a stakes winner and dam of multiple grade II winner Wend, died May 18 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.
Kentucky regulators do not plan to rescind or waive a rule regarding when claimed horses can run in out-of-state races, despite the threat of a lawsuit from prominent owner Jerry Jamgotchian.
Radiant Ring, a Canadian Broodmare of the Year, was euthanized May 3 at age 23 because of complications from old age.
Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, has been pronounced in foal at the 60-day mark after being covered by Bernardini.
Vinery has reached an agreement to acquire Steve Castagnola's Kempton Bloodstock, creating a new bloodstock division at the Lexington farm.
Donald Adam's Prime Cut, whose connections are considering running him in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11, worked five furlongs in 1:03 3/5 May 31 at Churchill Downs.
InCompass Solutions Inc. has launched a secure password-protected website through which horsemen can conduct and manage their business with racing offices at tracks across the country.
Sassy Image made her win in the grade I Humana Distaff look easy earlier this month at Churchill, but she was pushed to the limit by longshot Beat the Blues May 30 before prevailing by a neck in the Winning Colors (gr. III).
Zayat Stables' Nehro worked a sharp three-quarters of a mile at Churchill Downs May 30 in preparation for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
In a thrilling photo finish in which three horses were separated by the narrowest of margins, it was the 5-year-old mare Keertana who prevailed over her male rivals in the $111,200 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.
Tom Walters' probable Belmont Stakes (gr. I) starter Santiva worked five furlongs over a fast Churchill Downs track in 1:00.60 May 28 under assistant trainer Brendan Walsh.
Dual grade I winner and 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender Scat Daddy sired his first winner when his daughter Little Miss Muffet won her career debut.
Sassy Image, upset winner of the Humana Distaff (gr. I) for the owner-trainer brother duo of Jerry Romans and Dale Romans, headlines a field of 10 fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Winning Colors (gr. III).
Fred Bradley's popular 10-year-old gelding Brass Hat will be honored during a retirement ceremony at Churchill Downs May 28.
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