The Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, taken off the turf and run on the main track at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1, will not have its original grade III designation reinstated, according to the American Graded Stakes Committee.
Improving race safety will be at the forefront of discussions when the Jockeys' Guild Assembly returns to Hollywood, Fla., Jan. 19-20, 2015. The assembly is taking place following the Eclipse Award ceremonies.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has scheduled an educational Thoroughbred ownership seminar for Saturday, Dec. 6, at Gulfstream Park.
Del Mar's 15-day inaugural fall "Bing Crosby Season" enjoyed a strong opening weekend Nov. 7-9 when compared with last year's figures at Hollywood Park.
Beginning Nov. 15, Del Mar will shift its first post for weekends for the inaugural autumn meet from noon to 12:30 p.m. PST, the track announced.
Favored Lukes Alley posted his third consecutive win and fourth in five starts when rallying from last to capture the $198,407 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) by a neck Nov. 9 at Woodbine.
Before the inaugural fall meet opened Nov. 7, six-time British riding champion Kieren Fallon had never even been to Del Mar.
Longines and the Japan Racing Association announced Nov. 6 that this year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I) will be held in partnership with the Swiss watch brand.
Portland Meadows will begin hosting live racing on Tuesdays for the remainder of the 2014-15 meeting, the track reported Nov. 9, and will abandon previously scheduled Wednesday programs.
The Maktoum family's Godolphin Racing has secured jockeys James Doyle and William Buick as first-call riders.
Darley's Central Kentucky-based sire Elusive Quality was represented by winners in two Brazilian group I races, both classics, Nov. 8.
Fed Biz, a three-time grade II winner who set a pair of Del Mar track records, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Improving East Hall turned the tables on nemesis Wildcat Red when he came from off the pace to score in the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Nov. 8 at Gulfstream Park West, the featured event on a seven-stakes card.
Well positioned just behind the leaders early, Villandry swung out for the drive and drew off to victory in the $114,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) over a very firm Churchill Downs turf course Nov. 8.
With the benefit of a perfect ground-saving trip under John Velazquez, Aigue Marine rallied up the rail to catch favored Danza Cavallo in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) on yielding turf Nov. 8 at Aqueduct.
Terravista won a gathering of elite speedsters in the Darley Classic (Aus-I) Nov. 8 at Flemington, powering up fast and late to defeat favorite Chautaugua and Lankan Rupee, the world's top-rated sprinter.
Juddmonte Farms' front-running Epicuris skipped over the heavy turf at Saint-Cloud Nov. 8 and won the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) with consummate ease.
Racing returned to Del Mar Nov. 7 for the first fall racing season in almost 50 years as the track's new "Bing Crosby Season" got off to a sparkling start.
Given a brief freshening as part of a rigorous 3-year-old campaign, Wildcat Red returns to action facing older opponents for the first time in the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Nov. 8 at Gulfstream Park West.
California Chrome will not race in Japan in December and appears to be done with racing for the 2014 season, according to co-owner and co-breeder Perry Martin.
Oaklawn Park reported Nov. 7 that it has received a record number of stall applications for the 2015 winter/spring race season.
Facilitating new access to affordable health insurance coverage, the New York Racing Association Nov. 7 announced a formal agreement with the Jockeys' Guild which extends health care coverage to New York State jockeys.
Esteemed turf writers Jennie Rees and the late Jim Murray have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor.
The wide-open race for Horse of the Year should make the 2015 annual Eclipse Awards dinner an intriguing event.
Entries for the opening weekend of the Del Mar autumn meet, dubbed the "Bing Crosby Season" by the track, are complete and now a couple of big questions are ready to be answered.
Tucci Stables' Midnight Aria, wire-to-wire winner of last year's Queen's Plate, will look to get back in the stakes column as he takes on five rivals in the $200,000 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine Nov. 9.
Representatives of a local riders' group and the Jockeys' Guild plan to meet with officials from Parx Racing the morning of Friday, Nov. 7, to discuss a waiver riders say the track has asked jockeys to sign.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the $100,000 River City Handicap, which will be run on Saturday, November 8 at Churchill Downs. watch video
While maintaining it is doing whatever is necessary to keep the door open for the return of Thoroughbred racing, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to approve three "placeholder" 2015 dates applications.
But when you really think about it, all the uproar over the incident is not about Bayern's interference. It's about who he interfered with. read blog
Pegasus, which Gulfstream Park says will be the largest bronze equine statue in the world, is nearing completion at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track.
Porfido, a three-time group 1 winner in his native Chile, has been retired to Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky. Porfido (Mash One--Piazza Venezia, by Roy) started 79 times in his career, winning 15 races, seven in Chile.
Alan Garcia, winner of the 2008 Belmont Stakes(gr. I) aboard 38-1 longshot Da' Tara who relocated to Kentucky in 2013, is moving his tack and family to Saudi Arabia, according to agent Donnie Richardson.
Viva Rafaela, owned by Stud TNT, has been looking for the elusive winner's circle since last November. Although she has yet to get her picture taken during the past year, it hasn't been for the lack of trying.
The nomination deadline for horses for the eight Claiming Crown races scheduled for Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park is Nov. 8, and the supplemental nomination deadline is Dec. 3, officials said.
Silver Max returns to his favorite track Nov. 8, getting a bit of class relief while looking for a rebound in the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
The Massachusetts horsemen and breeders now live to fight another day after the referendum to repeal the bill authorizing three resort casinos and one slots parlor in the state was resoundingly rejected at the polls.
Following his game third-place effort in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), California Chrome will remain in training in 2015, co-owner and breeder Steve Coburn said Nov. 5.
The Friday, Oct. 31, program of the Breeders' Cup World Championships helped lead to a 2.72% increase in total commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States racing in October compared with the same month in 2013.
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German-trained Protectionist won the Aus$6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) in a four-length romp Nov. 4 at Flemington, defeating gallant globetrotter Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman.
John Velazquez won his third Bill Shoemaker Award as most outstanding Breeders' Cup jockey in races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Santa Anita Park's 25-day autumn meet, anchored by the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1, concluded Nov. 2 showing increases in pari-mutuel handle, the track said.
Filimbi unleashed a powerful stretch run from last while avoiding trouble to her inside in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 2 to post a 1 1/4-length win on the final card of the Santa Anita fall meet.
Brooklynsway enjoyed a ground-saving trip under Emma-Jayne Wilson before splitting rivals in deep stretch to capture the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes by one length Nov. 2 at Woodbine.
Blofeld remained undefeated in three starts with a dominating win as the odds-on choice in the $250,000 Nasua Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 2.
Kaleen Shah's Bayern came out of his controversial win in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in good order, trainer Bob Baffert said Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Spielberg, a half brother to U.S. grade I winner and Central Kentucky sire Flower Alley, flew by dueling front-runners Isla Bonita and Gentildonna late and narrowly won the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) Nov. 2 at Tokyo.
Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney, explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.
Jacaranda made all the pace and comfortably won the $250,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies Nov. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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