Robert S. Evans' Tonalist rated early and exploded late to win the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Tapit colt won the Gold Cup last year as well.
St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables, and Brooklyn Boyz Stables' Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to grade I winner in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
The grade II-winning son of Lemon Drop Kid will stand the 2016 season at Murmur Farm for a fee of $3,000.
Meadowlands was able to get in its opening night program Oct. 1, but it already has the lost the second and third scheduled cards of its 2015 all-turf meet.
The Sept. 28 death of Howard Bender, who along with his late wife, Sondra, was among the leading breeders in Maryland, came as a shock to the couple's long-time trainer, Larry Murray.
Reddam Racing's Ralis, an easy winner of the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) in his first start outside of California, figures to be favored versus eight other 2-year-olds in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Oct. 3.
A racing official with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges after he allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for inside information about races.
The Meadowlands kicks off the first of 13 all-turf race cards Thursday, Oct. 1, with 73 horses entered across the six-race program.
Bettors on track and at simulcast outlets across the country will have an incentive at Suffolk Downs Oct. 3: The pari-mutuel takeout to a rate has been lowered to 15% across the board.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic
ARCI Sept. 29 announced members of a committee that will work with regulators in each racing state to complete implementation of reforms that make up the National Uniform Medication Program.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 39 supplemental entries in the addendum for its upcoming Midlantic fall yearling sale.
Monmouth Park officials said given the intense competition for gambling dollars and horses in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, the numbers from its just-completed 2015 race meet held up fairly well versus last year.
My Meadowview Farm's homebred Tin Type Gal went from maiden winner in her previous start to grade III winner in the Sept. 27 Miss Grillo Stakes on the grass at Belmont Park.
Repole Stable's homebred Sudden Surprise remained undefeated in three starts after he grabbed the early lead and held off Get Jets in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds Sept. 27 at Belmont.
Stuart Janney III's homebred Onus grabbed the lead near the three-sixteenths pole and powered away to an open-lengths win in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 26 at Laurel Park.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced Sept. 25 that tickets for the 2016 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Black-Eyed Susan Day, and InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course will go on sale Monday, Oct. 5.
The New York State Gaming Commission Sept. 24 passed several rule amendments related to equine medication, including further restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a total ban on stanozolol.
Gregory Bentley's Lola Beaux, a daughter of Equiano who began her career in Ireland, steps into graded stakes company Sept. 26 when she faces 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Laurel.
A group of West Virginia racing stakeholders has prepared a report on the state of the industry and makes suggestions on how to improve the economics, but when it is approved remains to be seen.
Two top runners from the Todd Pletcher stable turned in works Sept. 20 at Belmont Park in preparation for starts in grade I stakes Sept. 26 at the New York track.
Russell Road, the most popular horse to race at Charles Town Races since Onion Juice in the 1980s, won for the 30th time in a Sept. 19 state-bred handicap to move closer to the $2 million mark in career earnings.
Lady Sheila Stables' Hot City Girl sped to the lead in the $350,000 Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) and never relented, securing her first graded score in gate-to-wire fashion.
Preston Stables and Prestonwood Racing's One Go All Go lived up to his name with a stunning gate-to-wire victory Sept. 19 in the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) at Laurel Park at odds of 35-1.
Rallying three wide at the top of the stretch, Frosted put away Iron Fist and cruised to victory by two lengths in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Parx Racing.
Phipps Stables' homebred Mr Speaker showed off his top-level class Sept. 19 with a score in the $250,000 Commonwealth Cup Stakes (gr. IIT) at Laurel Park.
The Maryland Jockey Club Sept. 18 announced it will partner with Gulfstream Park and the Claiming Crown to hold nine "Win and You're In" races Nov. 1 at Laurel Park.
Already a three-time stakes winner this season, Sarah Sis will try to add the $350,000 Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) Sept. 19.
A pair of grade I winners will look to return to their multiple graded stakes-winning form in the $250,000 Commonwealth Cup Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 19 at Laurel Park.
Belmont Derby (gr. IT) winner Force the Pass hopes to rebound from a third in the Aug. 15 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) and towers over a field of eight in the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) at Laurel Sept. 19.
Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol's Madefromlucky will attempt to make it back-to-back grade II victories in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby Sept. 19 at Parx Racing.
King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) runners Grand Bili and Limousine Liberal will tussle with Hebbronville and a solid supporting cast in the grade III Gallant Bob Stakes Sept. 19 at Parx Racing.
Apprentice jockey Kali Francois earned her first victory as a jockey Sept. 13 aboard Marcy Brooks and David Diamond's Brave Titan at Monmouth Park.
- By Myra Lewyn
- Racing, Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic, TOBA
Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
Laurel Park will open its fall meet Sept. 12 while it continues working on renovating its grandstand.
NJ.com reports New Jersey horsemen have joined Gov. Chris Christie and the state legislature in filing a motion asking the full U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals consider the state's efforts to allow sports wagering.
Pure Sensation and Mongolian Saturday battled throughout the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap, with Pure Sensation narrowly prevailing in a pulsating finish Sept. 7 at Parx Racing.
Ted Mitzlaff's Neck 'n Neck just got up in the final strides to take the $200,000 Greenwood Cup (gr. III) from Parx Racing on Monday afternoon.
Live Oak Plantation's Florida Won found the path to victory when he rallied up the rail in the $200,000 Presque Isle Mile Stakes Sept. 6 at Presque Isle Downs.
Sunny Ridge, a member of Holy Bull's final crop, went four-wide into the stretch and cruised unchallenged to victory in the $100,000 Sapling Stakes for 2-year-olds Sept. 6 at Monmouth Park.
The sunny disposition of those on track was the polar opposite of the one seen last Oct. 4 for the 2014 meet's closing day, when the dismal crowd figured they were witnessing the bitter end of live racing.
Carol Fisher, a former assistant to trainer Tony Dutrow, will make her training debut Sept. 7 in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course.
Second and third in the Turf Monster (gr. IIIT) the last two years after winning in 2011 and 2012, Ben's Cat takes on eight runners in this year's edition as he pursues a third win in the Parx Racing event Sept. 7.
Suffolk Downs management and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are keeping the lamp lit for the Massachusetts Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.
After rolling to a 10-length victory in the Prairie Meadows Juvenile Mile Stakes Aug. 7, Mark Breen's Pinnacle Peak will try for a second straight stakes win Sunday, Sept. 6 in the $100,000 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park.
One year after the ownership group of Suffolk Downs announced it would no longer host live racing and subsequently shuttered the barn area, the track will reopen its doors Sept. 5 for the first of three racing programs.
Lael Stables' Ageless, who rarely fails to put forth an excellent effort, is scheduled to return to Presque Isle Downs & Casino Sept. 7 for another try in the $400,000 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II).
While he has struggled since last year's front-running victory in the Presque Isle Mile, the connections of Decisive Moment hope a return to the Pennsylvania track helps the veteran runner in this year's edition.
At a Sept. 1 summit presented by the New York State Gaming Commission on racehorse aftercare, the New York Racing Association pledged that it would donate $5 per start at its tracks to the TAA.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Sept. 1 said it will commit $450,000 to acquire state-of-the-art equipment for the New York Equine Drug Testing and Research Program at Morrisville State College.
Many of the top Pennsylvania-bred runners of the last few years will compete in four stakes, one of which will have two divisions, Sept. 5 at Parx Racing.
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