The first five months of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races calendar for 2017 have been set, with 76 days of live racing to be conducted from Jan. 11 through May 20 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Jauregui, who has spent the vast majority of his 47 years at the racetrack, spends long hours at Del Mar to make it a safe place for horses and people.
Trainer Graham Motion will keep multiple grade I winner Miss Temple City stateside for the near future, with a return to Royal Ascot the goal for the 4-year-old Temple City filly next June.
A nearly sixth-month dispute over Northern California's 2017 racing schedule was resolved Nov. 17 during a California Horse Racing Board meeting at Del Mar.
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.
Plans for a $37 million capital project that will deliver more than 1,800 new seats in time for Kentucky Derby day 2018 were announced Nov. 17 by Churchill Downs.
After a run of three straight stakes wins, Rockingham Ranch's California Diamond will wade into graded stakes waters for the first time Nov. 19 in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar.
Red Smith, Discovery, Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Princess Elizabeth, Coronation Futurity, Commonwealth Turf
Bruce Lunsford's homebred Stacked Deck, Canada's champion sprinter in 2015, will aim to defend his title in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) against a field of eight challengers in the six-furlong test at Woodbine Nov. 20.
Erupt, winner of the Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT), and German-breds Iquitos and Nightflower -- all Group I or Grade I winners this season -- are the only foreign accepters for this year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I).
Eight top riders from around the globe will take on local champ Joao"Magic Man" Moreira and three others in this year's Longines International Jockeys Championship at iconic Happy Valley.
Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country will attend the Jockeys' Guild Assembly December 12-13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Churchill Downs announced Nov. 17 it will increase walk-up general admission and advanced purchase pricing for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Likely Exchange's Delaware Handicap victory is the focus of this week's look back at the BloodHorse archives.
Canterbury Park officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval for a 67-day horse racing season in 2017.
Richard and Bertram Klein's homebred Cash Control returns to the site of her lone graded stakes victory, breaking from post No. 12 in a field of 13 for the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) going 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs Nov. 19.
Stallwalkin' Dude aims to keep adding to his back-loaded highlight reel when he breaks from the outside post No. 9 in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (gr. III) at Laurel Park Nov. 19.
Multiple graded stakes winner Heart to Heart will try for a second straight stakes win in New York when he starts in an expected full field in the one-mile Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 19 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf.
The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee took a step toward resolving a nearly six-month-long dispute regarding Northern California's 2017 schedule Nov. 16, with a recommendation that largely resembles 2016's slate in the region.
The 18th running of the $1.1 Claiming Crown, to be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the fifth consecutive year, received 279 nominations for the nine-race event that will highlight the opening of the Championship Meet on Saturday, Dec. 3.
The Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) will be broadcast live at 4:45 p.m. CST as "The Race of the Week" on Sirius XM Radio on Saturday, November 19.
In the case of Arrogate, it is the horse's owner, Juddmonte Farms, that holds the upper hand, assuming they are interested in participating at Gulfstream Park on January 28.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Nov. 14 Juddmonte's homebred and leading turf horse Flintshire will stand the 2017 breeding season for a fee of $20,000, live foal stands and nurses.
S Samdow, Inc.'s Chao Chom provided the stunner of the Nov. 13 Del Mar card with an upset of 1-9 favorite Enola Gray in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes.
King and His Court, under a ground saving trip by Gary Boulanger, zipped up the rail to defeat stablemate State of Honor in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine.
This year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) runner-up will target next year's $6 million Dubai Turf (UAE-I), according to assistant trainer Norman Casse.
Trainer John Shirreffs has 25 horses stabled at Del Mar for the Bing Crosby meeting. That's 25 more than his combined total for the first two fall meets.
Sent to post at odds of 29-1 in a field of 11 for the 1 1/16-mile event, Hay Dakota was third-to-last at the top of the stretch but swung wide to deliver his late kick and outran Bondurant at the finish to stop the clock in 1:43.60 over firm turf.
Chiefswood Stable's homebred Ghostly Presence got up in the final strides to catch heavy favorite Enstone in the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Woodbine Nov. 12.
Tora Yamaguchi, agent for Rafael Bejarano, reported Nov. 12 that the perennial Del Mar riding champion has a strained ligament in the outer portion of his right hand that is of relatively minor concern.
Sticksstatelydude has raced at seven different racetracks and in four different states, but does his best in one--the Empire State.
Bigger Picture picked up his first graded victory and held off accomplished rivals to get the job done Nov. 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack, winning the $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) over Danish Dynaformer and Wake Forest.
Gallery Racing announced Nov. 12 that 2015 champion sprinter Runhappy has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2017.
Jockey Sarah Shaffer suffered three broken ribs and a broken clavicle during a first-race spill Nov. 12 at Laurel Park.
Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. is expected to be sidelined through mid-January after the 41-year-old native of Peru sustained a broken left tibia and fibula during a fall during the fourth race at Churchill Downs Nov. 10.
The top two morning-line choices for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) pit east vs. west but the connections of each of the 10 juveniles entered have reason for optimism.
The members of the newly formed Horse People's Alliance of Ontario, which represents Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse stakeholders throughout the Canadian province, have taken another step forward by forming an advisory committee.
Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for further evaluation Nov. 10, following an accident in the fourth race at Churchill Downs.
A balanced field of nine Ontario-bred juveniles, including stakes winner Pachi Cruze, are set to go to post in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity going 1 1/8 miles over the Woodbine main track Nov. 13.
Tepin exited her runner-up effort in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) behind Tourist well, according to Norman Casse and could make one more start in the $2.967 million Longines Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) on Dec. 11 at Sha Tin Racecourse.
While there are no guarantees, the door has been left open for Suffolk Downs to continue to offer a limited number of live racing days beyond the 2017 season.
The original plan was for Nuovo Record to run in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), then stop over and train at Del Mar for next month's Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I).
Breeders' Cup, Chilukki, Nashua, Tempted, Long Island, Autumn, Maple Leaf,
After a break that followed starts in all three Canadian Triple Crown races, Queen's Plate Stakes winner Sir Dudley Digges is scheduled to make his racing return Nov. 12 in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner dethrones California Chrome, who led eight previous editions of this year's Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
Racing, like football, is a game of inches, a sport wherein slight margins can mean the difference between glory and defeat. An example was the Nov. 12 Discovery Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct. By inches—a nose, in fact—the stakes went to Dynaformer.
Mr. Jordan began his career in the fall of 2014 with three straight wins, including a pair of impressive open-length stakes victories at Gulfstream Park West.
Set to make his first start since a fourth-place run in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course this summer, Gift Box will headline a competitive field of 11 in the $150,000 Discovery (gr. III).
Live Thoroughbred racing is set to return in New Orleans in just ten days, as Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open for the start of the 145th Thoroughbred racing season on Saturday, Nov. 19 with a 3 p.m. Twilight first post.
In theory, having Del Mar's 2015 Bing Crosby meeting open on the Thursday before the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland and mingling races with the event Friday and Saturday was supposed to be a business enhancer.
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