Veteran graded stakes winners Delta Bluesman and Awesome Banner, who each also have a history of success at Gulfstream Park, return to the South Florida track July 1 intent on getting back to their winning ways in the Smile Sprint Stakes (G3).
Stronach Stables' Holy Helena, a daughter of Ghostzapper and winner of the June 11 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for the July 2 Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
Lights of Medina will look to build off her promising graded stakes debut as part of a field of seven 3-year-old fillies all seeking their first graded score in the $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park July 1.
Jack Arterburn, a retired Northern California-based trainer who initially competed as a jockey for nearly 30 years, died May 31 at his home in Woodside, Calif.
The Champion Awards Judging Panel has elected the final nominees for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2016/2017.
Mott is looking to complete a first-out trifecta of Woodbine's three top races after winning the 1985 Canadian International with Lassigny and the inaugural Woodbine Mile with Geri in 1997.
Herringswell Stables announced June 28 that five-time grade 1 winner Better Talk Now was euthanized late June 27 at New Bolton Center due to complications from colic surgery. The dark bay gelded son of Talkin Man was 18.
Just how far ahead of the curve Copper Bullet is will get a litmus test June 30 when the bay colt breaks from post 5 for the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) on the closing night of the Churchill Downs spring/summer meeting.
For King Leatherbury, the final stakes win of Ben's Cat will always be the memory that's front and center; the day Ben's Cat seemingly did the impossible.
Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is set for October 21 at Laurel Park. Celebrated as "Maryland's Day at the Races," the event showcases Maryland's Thoroughbred industry.
The race meet will feature two graded stakes including the grade II Great Lady M. Stakes which aims to showcase Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Finest City
The top ranked horses of all ages shows little change in week 22 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll, which results were released today.
On June 14 the Minnesota Racing Commission approved a request by Canterbury Park officials to amend horse racing dates and post times in September, making the final date of the 67-day season Friday, Sept. 15.
Trainer Wesley Ward was at his Keeneland base the morning of June 26, overseeing his string that soon will include two recent stakes winners at the Royal Ascot meet in King's Stand (G1) winner Lady Aurelia and Sandringham winner Con Te Partiro.
- By Frank Angst
- Thoroughbred Racing, Horse Health, Mid-Atlantic Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Raising concerns about the sport's integrity and potential long-term impact on future assessments by breeders and buyers, major industry groups are requesting the Pennsylvania regulator change its decision to recognize two winners of the Parx Oaks.
Street Surrender took it to grade 1 winner Nickname in the $75,000 Southern Truce Stakes, when he guided West Point Thoroughbreds' Street Surrender to a frontrunning victory in the 1 1/16-mile test.
After some difficulty loading into the starting gate, Gold Square's Crawdaddy became a stakes winner in his second start June 25 at Belmont Park in the $100,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes.
Champion Arrogate continued his preparations for the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) with a six-furlong work in 1:12 2/5 under jockey Martin Garcia June 25 at Santa Anita Park.
The first winner for freshman sire Smiling Tiger, Jacks Masterpiece ran away to a 4 1/2-length score at Pleasanton in his debut June 24.
Chad Brown trainees and grade 1 winners Lady Eli, Cloud Computing, Practical Joke, and Antonoe all put in works at Belmont Park June 25.
Satono Crown, the conqueror of Highland Reel in December, earned his second group 1 win and a berth in Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) with a stretch-running victory in the June 25 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse.
Speedway Stables' Collected continued to trounce his competition in Southern California June 24 with a dominant victory in the $100,000 Precisionist Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park.
Irap proved his Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) win was no fluke when he caught fellow graded stakes winner Girvin on the line to edge out a victory in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown June 24.
Battle of Midway's connections were looking for a Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (G1) prep June 24 in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (G3), and they accomplished their mission at Santa Anita Park.
Finley'sluckycharm extended her stakes winning streak to three in a row and picked up her second graded win when she ran gate to wire in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (G3) June 24 at Churchill Downs.
Multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits emerged from a June 23 bullet breeze in good shape as he nears his stateside return in the $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship (G2).
The changes posted for Saturday's card state that Award It is "an anatomical hermaphrodite and appears unable to be bred."
Idaho emerged from the shadow of his older brother Highland Reel (IRE) to win the Hardwicke Stakes (G2) on the final day of Royal Ascot June 24, providing Coolmore a powerful 1-2 punch for the remainder of the season worldwide.
Trainer Mark Casse was at the Royal Ascot meet June 23 to saddle La Coronel to a fifth-place run in the Coronation Stakes (G1) and July 2 he'll be at Woodbine to watch King and His Court and State of Honor compete in the Queen's Plate.
Kitasan Black, the 2016 Japanese Horse of the Year and last year's Japan Cup (G1) winner, is the standout in the 1 1/2-mile Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse June 25, for an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).
The Player, unraced since he finished second in last year's Indiana Derby (G2), is slated to make his 4-year-old debut in the Kelly's Landing Overnight Stakes on closing night of the Churchill Downs spring/summer meet June 30.
In the aftermath of a Triple Crown series that produced nine different in-the-money finishers in three races, leadership of the 3-year-old division is up for grabs.
Where Arrogate is back on the worktab and Gun Runner is knocking off top-level wins with his Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) triumph last weekend, Neolithic was sidelined after contracting a respiratory illness on his trip back from Dubai.
The Coolmore team from Ireland ruled the fourth day of Royal Ascot, where it won both group 1 events and gave a boost to Caravaggio, one of the most promising sons of the late sire Scat Daddy.
In his first start since a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Untrapped will try to secure his first stakes win in the Ohio Derby (G3) June 24 at JACK Thistledown.
Led by El Castillo's 3-year-old filly Soy Realidad, a field of 12 is entered for the 1 1/4-mile Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) June 25 at Hipodromo de Monterrico.
STATS, the global leader in sports intelligence, and Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry's official database, announced the availability of a mobile version of STATS Race Len, the interactive past performance product released last summer.
Jockey Nik Goodwin won his 1,000th career Thoroughbred race when he rode favorite Saganaga to victory for trainer Gary Scherer in the sixth race at Canterbury Park on June 22.
As New England Thoroughbred horsemen and stakeholders continue to stare at a precarious fate in the industry, The Stronach Group is looking at possible expansion into the region.
New York-bred 3-year-olds will be in the spotlight June 25 at Belmont Park in a pair of $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes contested at seven furlongs on turf.
The lead up to the Breeders' Cup will feature the Oct. 7 $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), which had its purse trimmed by $250,000.
The lengthy legal battle between the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and its former chief steward John Veitch surrounding the Life At Ten incident during the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (G1) has come to an end.
Big Orange ran the biggest race of his career, dug in gamely in the final yards to hold off defending champion Order Of St George, and won by a desperate nose in the Gold Cup (G1), the featured race on the middle day of Royal Ascot.
The Royal Ascot meeting won't go without a bang Saturday, as there's a group 1 sprint on tap and a good supporting cast of races.
Joe Osborne, who has been acting as interim chief executive of Godolphin's global operation, will now take the position in a permanent capacity, it was announced June 22.
Battle of Midway may face a short field in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park June 24, but at least one of his connections is a little disappointed.
This week is a race story headlined, “Skipper Shipper,” written by Steve Hettinger recapping Skip Away's victory in the 1996 Ohio Derby (G2). The story ran in the June 29, 1996 issue of The Blood-Horse.
Zedan Racing Stables' Keane came into Doug O'Neill's Southern California stable in December with some lofty expectations.
The Ohio Derby (G3) will feature four contenders who started in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), with Brad Grady's multiple grade 2 winner Girvin installed as the 2-1 morning-line choice in the nine-horse lineup.
Carl Moore Management's female sprinter Finley'sluckycharm will attempt to remain unbeaten at Churchill Downs when she concedes 6-10 pounds to 12 rivals in the June 24 running of the Chicago Handicap (G3) for fillies and mares.
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