A memorial service for Rita J. Danley, a longtime member of New Mexico's Thoroughbred community, will held Aug. 21 at in the winner's circle at Ruidoso Downs.
Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's French stayer Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) en route to champion stayer honors in Australia, will stand at Simon Sweeting's Overbury Stud in England next year.
Tom Early, who has championed Louisiana's Thoroughbred industry for three decades, was unanimously voted president of the board of directors of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders have elected officers and members of the board of directors.
Unbridled's Heart, a son of top sire Unbridled's Song, will relocate to Wes Melcher's Double Infinity Ranch in Texas for the 2015 breeding season. He is the first stallion for the operation near Sulphur Springs.
Dunkirk, the leading North American freshman sire by earnings last year, has been purchased by the Japan Race Horse Agency and will stand at East Stud on the island of Hokkaido starting in 2015.
After a 2014 season that saw him add a pair of group I placings on turf to his resume, grade I winner Verrazano has been retired. The 2013 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) winner will stand at Ashford Stud.
One of the most prominent races of the upcoming Kentucky Downs meeting has been renamed the More Than Ready Mile after the internationally successful stallion standing at WinStar Farm.
Achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 22 states and Canada will be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual National Awards Dinner.
Queen Elizabeth II's Carlton House, who performed at the highest level in both hemispheres, will stand at Darley's Kelvinside Stud in Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.
Sing Praises darted from the starting gate to grab an uncontested early lead en route to victory in the $100,000 Dr. Fager Stakes, giving trainer Stanley Gold and Jacks or Better Farm a sweep of both Florida Sire Stakes.
The Jockey Club is projecting that the 2015 North American-registered Thoroughbred foal crop will remain steady at 22,000, it was announced Aug. 9.
John Mayer and sons Griffin and Walker enjoyed success at Fasig-Tipton's recent Saratoga select sale with a small consignment from the family's historic Kentucky farm.
Bred by Daniel Swigert and foaled at his Elmendorf Stud April 30, 1886, Salvator was a splendid animal and sold for $4,500 as a yearling to James Ben Ali Haggin.
The first foal by champion Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brand's (gr. I) and 2013 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), was born this week at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.
Three Chimneys Farm and Besilu Stables have entered into a partnership on Thoroughbreds developed by Benjamin Leon Jr.'s Besilu operation, one of North America's top racing and broodmare outfits in recent years.
European champion and dual classic winner Rodrigo de Triano has died of pneumonia at age 25 in Japan, where he stood during his stallion career.
The Horse Racing Committee of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided Aug. 5 to stick with the allocation percentage it voted on at its previous meeting.
Delta Princess, the dam of champion Royal Delta, was euthanized Aug. 5 due to a degenerative stifle condition according to a release from Adena Springs.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson and All Inn Stable announced Aug. 8 the retirement of millionaire and multiple graded-stakes winner Willcox Inn, who will stand at Saratoga Stud.
Elite turf runner and young California-based stallion Thorn Song, the winner of two grade I races and earnings of more than $1.1 million, has died due to complications of severe laminitis.
Silver Springs Farm, located on Brentsville Rd. near Paris, Ky., was recently purchased by Steve and Shelley Johnson of Midway, Ky.
Jess's Dream, one of racing's most highly anticipated 2-year-olds, arrived at the barn of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 3 after a 24-hour van ride from the Stonestreet Training Center in Ocala.
Elisabeth Jerkens, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder and wife of Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens since 1987, died the morning of Aug. 3 in South Florida at the age of 86.
Making her career bow, Bells of Victory led at every call and drew off to victory in the first race at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon Aug. 1 to become the first winner for Canadian-based freshman sire Brandon's Oboe.
Daddy Justice became the first reported winner for sire Lantana Mob when he dominated a maiden special weight field by 3 1/4 lengths Aug. 1 at Indiana Grand Race Course.
Some of North America's top trainers are backing a plan to eliminate the use of race-day medication in the U.S. beginning next season with 2-year-olds, and expanding to all horses in 2016.
Bertha Cochran Wright was the widow of Warren Wright Jr., whose father started Calumet Farm. She was an avid horsewoman and provided active support of many local charities.
If a problem occurs with horse feed, a new collaboration between the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Partnership for Food Protection aims to improve reaction time by sharing information about feed-related issues.
Shared Belief has a couple of parallels with his sire Candy Ride: an undefeated race-record and spectacular performances in California.
She's a Tiger, last year's champion 2-year-old filly, has been retired and will be offered for sale in the fall at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.
Hard Spun, one of an elite group of stallions to sire at least two grade I winners in North America in 2014, will return to Darley's Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for the 2015 breeding season after a successful season in Japan.
Millionaire multiple graded stakes winner Halo Dolly has been retired from racing.
Pennsylvania-based sire Bullsbay picked up his first winner when Bullheaded Boy registered a half-length victory in his debut July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.
Sizzling Quatorze, a first-out winner by 7 3/4 lengths at Delaware Park, is the first reported for first-crop sire Concord Point.
Second-crop sire Einstein (Spend a Buck--Gay Charm, by Ghadeer) will move to Adena Springs Kentucky to Adena Springs Canada for the 2015 breeding season.
Garden Secrets, the dam of Acorn Stakes (gr. I) winner Forest Secrets and a half sister to Hall of Famer Silverbulletday, was euthanized July 22 at Glenary Farm near Frankfort, Ky.
Juddmonte Farm announced July 30 that stallions Frankel, Dansili, and Oasis Dream will be available to a limited Southern Hemisphere book of mares in 2014.
Equibase Company announced July 29 the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned handicappers.
Shanghai Bobby, the undefeated 2-year-old champion male of 2012, will stand the 2014 and 2015 Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons Brazil.
The millionaire and grade I-winning son of Bold Ruckus was euthanized July 25 due to the infirmities of old age.
Calumet Farm has appointed Ken Wilkins as its new director of the farm's stallion division, effective immediately. Among Wilkins' initial tasks will be to expand Calumet's stallion roster.
Redoute's Choice and Snitzel are set to finish a respective first and second in Australia's 2013-14 general sires premiership, an unprecedented accomplishment for a father and son at stud in that nation since the 1880s.
Two-year-old Katie's Kiss romped to a front-running victory in the third race at Gulfstream Park July 26 and became the first winner for Florida-based freshman sire Kantharos.
Trainer Paul Messara will take the position of manager at Arrowfield Stud in Scone, New South Wales, Australia beginning Aug. 1, it was announced July 25.
Scat Daddy is on quite a roll in Chile, having sired seven Chilean group winners (including two group I winners) since the beginning of 2014.
Graded stakes winner Maybry's Boy, a son of Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Broad Brush, is relocating from New York to E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif.
Trainer Ben Harris and jockey Ricky Frazier head a stellar group of 2014 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced.
The Jockey Club Information Systems unveiled the "Pedigree Binder" July 23, enabling users to easily manage, store, and view Equineline pedigrees and other information online.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual members meeting, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., during the first week of August.
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