Where a equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots disrupted initial plans for Gun Runner's 2017 debut, a looming threat from Mother Nature could toss yet another wrench into his connections' best-laid hopes.
Stonestreet Stables' Terra Promessa, winner of Oaklawn's Jan. 14 Pippin Stakes, figures to dictate the tempo again in the Feb. 18 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) in Hot Springs.
The addition of the two Arlington stakes races lifted total stakes purses to be offered during the upcoming meet to $8.84 million, an increase of $200,000 from the $8.64 million in stakes purses offered in the 2016 spring meet.
Graded record on dirt and speed make him a good fit, say new owners
Move will put more money into overnight purses
The Illinois Racing Board on Jan. 24 discussed a proposal to put $500,000 in expected surplus funds into the state's purse accounts.
On Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, the remains of two-time Ohio Horse of the Year Glacial Princess will be transferred from the former Beulah Park in Grove City, Ohio to Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.
When Anthony Bilotta made a trip to Alberta, Canada, to see his son graduate from Olds College, he didn’t expect to make a major life decision. But that’s what happened when he took a drive to see Alydeed, who was standing at Peaceful Valley Farms.
Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16.
The filly was born Jan. 9 at R Star Stallions.
After a 25-year run, The Tout Thoroughbred Racing Information Center near the Standardbred track Northville Downs in Northville, Mich., has closed.
Sheldon Robbins, who one of his fellow Arlington International Racecourse owners called the linchpin in bringing together the 1985 “Miracle Million,” died Jan. 9 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 78.
Canterbury Park's 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule will include 32 races and more than $2 million in purses, it was announced Jan. 10 by racing officials at the Shakopee, Minn. track.
Gayle Babst has elected to retire from her position as executive director of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners after being associated with the organization for a period of 44 years.
Racing dates for the upcoming 2017 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino were recently approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The 120-day meet begins Tuesday, April 18 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 28.
His status for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) may be up in the air due to the quarantine at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, but grade 1 winner Gun Runner continues to get cranked for whatever is on the horizon.
The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows 28th season of live horse racing at its one-mile oval track, located just outside of Des Moines.
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John Engelhardt was appointed executive director of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners on Friday, Dec. 30.
Ken Brown, a racetrack maintenance professional with more than four decades of experience in the horse racing industry, will serve as Canterbury Park's track superintendent for the 2017 race meet which begins May 5, track officials said Dec. 30.
Luis Quinones is closing out a strong 2016 in memorable fashion as the jockey grabbed the 1,000th victory of his career Dec. 28 at Mahoning Valley Race Course.
Bolstered by a mandatory payout in the Buckeye Pick 6 in which bettors wagered more than $243,000 into the Jackpot carryover, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course registered an all-time record handle for the second consecutive day.
Buoyed by near ideal weather conditions, full competitive fields, and the holiday season, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course recorded an all-time record handle for a day's program Dec. 27.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course cancelled its Monday, Dec. 19 card because of winter weather while Parx Racing and Portland Meadows called off their Monday race cards because of poor track conditions.
Remington Park pari-mutuel handle dropped for the first time since 2012.
When Kerwin Clark finally got to celebrate his 3,000th win at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Dec. 15, the moment was better than he imagined. How the milestone occurred, however, is something the 40-plus year veteran could have never fathomed.
Steve Sexton, who served as president of Churchill Downs racetrack from 2002-09, died Dec. 12 according to family and friends.
Mobile Bay, second to The Pickett Factor in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes one year ago, turned the tables on that rival and four others in the 1 1/8-mile race for state breds Dec. 10.
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A pair of 2-year-olds who already have open stakes victories over the Remington Park surface in U S Officer and Cool Arrow will face one another there Sunday, Dec. 11 in the $300,000 Springboard Mile Stakes.
College students with an interest in racing surfaces could find a steppingstone into the industry through new internships being offered.
It wasn't the smoothest of starts, but it was a stellar finish for King and His Court, who came from last to take the $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 3.
Half Dome Dude set a track record Dec. 2 at Remington Park, flying to the mark at the rarely run distance of 4 1/2 furlongs.
King and His Court faces fellow stakes winners Pachi Cruze, Vanish, and Jurojin going two turns in the Dec. 3 Display Stakes at Woodbine.
Trainer Karl Broberg secured the 2,000th victory of his career when he sent out Mr. Graceful to a front-running score in the ninth race Nov. 26 at Delta Downs.
Nebraska horsemen Robert "Red" Lee, who was the key figure in launching Horsemen's Park in 1998 in Omaha, died Nov. 26 in Silver Creek, Neb. He was 88 years old.
Jockey Israel Ocampo gained his 1,000th career victory when he scored on Nov. 25 aboard One Last Knight at Remington Park.
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BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
Several Remington Park trainers and riders are nearing career milestones and will have the opportunity to achieve their individual marks at Remington Park when the track resumes racing Friday, Nov. 25.
House horse Mo Dont No picked up some help from above to register his fourth straight win and sixth in his past seven starts Monday, Nov. 21, when he was placed first by the stewards in the Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course.
Three Chimneys Farm stallion Caleb's Posse recorded his first stakes winner when the Donnie Von Hemel-trained Sweet Posse triumphed in the $75,000 Slide Show for Oklahoma-bred 2-year-old fillies at Remington Park Nov. 18
A Chicago television station has reported three persons of interest were taken into custody Nov. 17 in connection with a man's death by stabbing at Hawthorne Race Course. The victim was identified by the medical examiner as Rodrigo Flores Garcia.
In his previous start on dirt, Front Pocket Money won the six-furlong Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) July 23 at Monmouth Park and he will return to that surface in the Nov. 21 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes.
Canterbury Park officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval for a 67-day horse racing season in 2017.
Already stakes-placed, True Cinder wins by 12 lengths at Mahoning Valley Race Course Nov. 14.
Sing Baby Sing, a grade III-winning son of Unbridled's Song, has been relocated from Texas to Madison County Thoroughbreds near Macksburg, Iowa.
Minnesota horseman Arthur J. Eaton Jr., 87, of Randolph Township, Minn., died Oct. 28 in Minneapolis.
Trainer Tim Hamm, best known for developing the grade II stakes-winning sprinter Too Much Bling, hit a personal milestone when he saddled his 1,000th career winner Nov. 2.
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Flat Out was sold for $20,000 to top the Oct. 30 mixed sale conducted at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
The grade I-winning son of Pleasant Tap out of the same family as Nyquist will stand for $4,000.
Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) hopeful Masochistic might be the big horse in owner Samantha Siegel's racing stable, but By the Moon has deeper roots in her Jay Em Ess operation.
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