Seven Ohio racetracks have been approved for a total of 770 live racing days in 2015. During its October meeting, the Ohio State Racing Commission signed off on a schedule that offers 293 days of Thoroughbred racing.
Indiana-based, grade III-placed stallion Silver Mountain will move from Swifty Farms to Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind., for the 2015 season.
Chiefswood Stable's homebred Leading Edge, a daughter of Tapit out of a grade II winner, heads Woodbine's Princess Elizabeth Stakes Nov. 2. The $250,000 race is for Canadian-foaled fillies at 1 1/16 miles.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 30 that the backlog of its drug testing samples is cleared and testing current at its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet at Indiana Grand.
Churchill Downs announced plans for a $4.2 million capital improvement project Oct. 29 designed to upgrade accommodations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I).
An Indiana veterinarian charged with administering cobalt to a horse before a race and several other offenses was suspended for 20 years and fined $20,000 by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Camelia "Cam" Casby, a longtime Thoroughbred breeder and owner who managed stables in Minnesota, Kentucky, and New York, died Oct. 25 after complications from a heart attack she suffered a week earlier. She was 63.
The 2014 Thoroughbred season at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino concluded Oct. 25 with wagering increasing across the board.
Susan and Jim Hill's Grand Arch, who is having a career season at age 5, worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland in his final drill for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.
Officials at a Lexington equine drug-testing laboratory blamed recent long delays in processing samples on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of usual suspicious results this year compared with 2013.
Canterbury Park Oct. submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission for a 70-day live racing season in 2015 Oct. 23, up two days from this year. If approved, the meet would be the longest since 1992.
British invader Hillstar blasted to the lead approaching midstretch and held on firmly for victory under jockey Ryan Moore in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (gr. IT) Oct. 19 on the Woodbine turf.
Favored Just The Judge, invading from Great Britain, appears headed for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after powering through the Woodbine stretch to prevail in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 19.
Native Bombshell shook off the rust after a year's absence, coming from off the pace to get up by a neck over favored Disco Barbie in the $139,006 Ontario Fashion Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 19 at Woodbine.
British raider Caspar Netscher charged between rivals and drove down the center of the Woodbine stretch to win the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 19.
Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career.
With an Irish-themed partnership, it was only fitting that Donegal Racing pay tribute to the Irish anthem by naming a runner after the song "Danny Boy." The colt has proven to be precocious and Breeders' Cup bound.
John Oxley's Lockout, who has faced better company in his past three outings, holds a class edge against nine rivals Oct. 19 in the six-furlong Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.
Sam-Son Farm's homebred Up With the Birds, Canada's Horse of the Year for 2013, is expected to make his next start in the prestigious $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30 at Tokyo Racecourse.
Racing stewards in Indiana have found no riding infractions in the Oct. 14 spill in a race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in which apprentice jockey Juan Saez died.
European invaders Brown Panther and Hillstar will be well-backed as part of a competitive field of 10 expected for the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 19.
Six furlongs looks to be right in the wheelhouse of Silent Treat as the two-time stakes winners looks to add the Ontario Fashion Stakes to her portfolio in a 10-horse field.
Irish classic winner Just The Judge can turn an Oct. 19 run in the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) into a bid at the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) just a few weekends later.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races were granted permission Oct. 15 to reduce live racing dates for the final months of 2014.
Apprentice jockey Juan Saez, 17, died the night of Oct. 14 due to severe injuries sustained in a spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Delays at the respected Lexington drug-testing laboratory LGC have forced two of its biggest customers, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, to consider other options.
The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's fall sale Oct. 12 saw median soar 111% from last year.
British Columbia Derby (Can-III) winner Alert Bay tackled older foes for the first time and registered a smart victory in the British Columbia Premier's Handicap (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Race Course.
Favored Passion for Action, making his stakes debut, kicked clear in the drive for an impressive 3 1/4-length win in the $223,966 Cup and Saucer Stakes for 2-year-old Canadian-breds on the Woodbine turf Oct. 12.
M. Y. Stables' homebred Plain Ol' Willard, already a winner of more than $150,000, padded his bankroll in a big way with a come-from-behind upset win in the $150,000 Best of Ohio Endurance Stakes Oct. 11 at Belterra Park.
The advisory committee for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund said Oct. 10 it plans to examine the structure of the program as it relates to the percentage of fund participants that contribute revenue.
Swynford Stakes winner Conquest Boogaloo will stretch out to a route for the first time when he faces an expected 10 other Canadian-bred juveniles in the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes Oct. 12 at Woodbine.
The Best of Ohio returns to the former River Downs for the first time since the mid-1990s Oct. 11 when Belterra Park hosts five Ohio-bred stakes worth a total of $750,000.
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced an initiative in an effort to enhance its Thoroughbred allowance race program at Woodbine.
East Hall, winner of the Ohio Derby two starts back, shipped back north from his Florida base to win the $507,100 Indiana Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Indiana Grand Race Course Oct. 4.
Tiz Windy made her second attempt in graded stakes company a successful one when she ran down the leaders late to take the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) at Indiana Grand Race Course the evening of Oct. 4.
Trainer Joan Petrowski won her 1,000th race Oct. 3, when she sent out Dynamo Run to victory in the first race at Northlands Park.
The $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) has drawn a field of 11 fillies vying for grade II status going 1 1/16 miles Oct. 4.
Stonestreet Stables' Atreides, winner of his first three starts by a combined 25 3/4 lengths, will make his first start around two turns in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds the evening of Oct. 4.
Martin Racing Stable's Marchman, winner of the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland earlier this year, returns to the Lexington track for the $150,000 Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4.
The Illinois Racing Board has approved a 2015 racing schedule similar to this year, with questions remaining about how purses for those dates will be funded.
Hardest Core will train up to the Santa Anita race off his driving victory in the Arlington Million Aug. 16, and enter 11 weeks fresh for trainer Eddie Graham.
Kentucky Downs, which just wrapped up its 2014 meet with record pari-mutuel handle and average field size in excess of 10 horses per race, will request two additional racing days for September 2015.
The Sept. 27 race card at Hazel Park Raceway near Detroit, Mich., features six stakes worth $50,000 each for horses eligible for the Michigan Sires Stakes program.
Though Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Ohio is open for business, construction continues on the stable area in advance of the scheduled Nov. 24 launch of Thoroughbred racing.
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trainer Chad Brown, and jockey Javier Castellano remained at the top of the standings of the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge after action Sept. 20 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing and Michael Langford's Carve, both based at Churchill Downs, are among six entered in the $125,000 Homecoming Classic at 1 1/8 miles Sept. 27 at the Kentucky racetrack.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has summarily suspended a licensed veterinarian and assistant trainer/owner for an alleged illegal race-day injection of a 3-year-old filly before a race at Indiana Grand Racecourse.
The future of Illinois racing hangs in the balance as the Illinois Racing Board ponders a 2015 racing schedule for the Chicago area.
Wachtel Stable and George Kerr's Long On Value, who won the first three starts of his career at 2, finally returned to the winner's circle in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby for 3-year-olds at Canterbury Park Sept. 13.
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