Daniel Hayden and trainer Charlton Baker's Possessed stalked and rallied to a visually impressive win in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Belmont Park June 21.
Robert Luttrell's Promise Me Silver, whose nine-race unbeaten streak was lost earlier this month in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I), returned to the worktab June 21 with a half-mile breeze in :49 at Churchill Downs.
With only four days left of the Churchill Downs spring meet, the race for the meet's riding title is neck and neck between defending leading rider Corey Lanerie and Julien Leparoux
Reigning sprint champion Work All Week breezed five furlongs in :59 2/5 at the Churchill Downs Training Center June 21 in preparation for a planned start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (gr. II) July 5.
Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind received a stiff challenge from Tara's Tango, but kept her unblemished record at Santa Anita Park intact with a nose victory over the challenger in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks(gr. II).
Santa Anita Park reached $1 billion in pari-mutuel handle June 20, a total that dates back to the beginning of its winter meet Dec. 26.
Bobby Flay's Dame Dorothy added another victory to her already-impressive resume with a 1 1/2-length win in the $150,000 Bed O' Roses Handicap (gr. III) June 20 at Belmont Park.
The Malibu Moon colt, who had not won a race since his debut maiden victory 14 starts back, had just enough to give in the 1 1/16-mile test, edging out Tencendur and Divining Rod for the victory June 20 at Thistledown.
Luna Time, claiming her first graded score in just her second start of the year, got the jump on favored Joint Return and upset the $100,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at odds of 15-1 June 20 at Delaware Park.
Srikandi concluded her winter campaign, leading nearly all the way to win the Tattersall's Club Tiara (Aus-I) June 20 at Gold Coast.
Australian champion Takeover Target, a former global sprinting sensation, has been euthanized following an injury sustained in a paddock accident. He was 15.
U.S.-based Undrafted explosively accelerated down the far side of the course and narrowly won the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I) June 20, stylishly bringing down the curtain on the five-day Royal Ascot meet.
For the first time since early April, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah took a trip around the Santa Anita Park main track the morning of June 20.
A pair of group races in South America June 21 offer automatic berths to the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) this fall at Keeneland.
American Pharoah will parade at Santa Anita Park June 27, the Arcadia, Calif. track announced June 19. Saturday will also feature four graded stakes, including the $500,000 Gold Cup (gr. I).
Jockey Ryan Moore rode a record ninth winner of this year's Royal Ascot meeting on favored Aloft in the Queen's Vase Stakes that closed out the Friday, June 19 card.
The Aga Khan's Ervedya ran down favorite Found with thrilling acceleration and edged past late to win the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) June 19 at Royal Ascot.
Muhaarar picked up his third group stakes win in his past five starts and secured his first victory at the highest level when he delivered a decisive score in the $361,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) June 19.
Leading Santa Anita Park jockey Rafael Bejarano and Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens are each getting new agents, according to the Santa Anita communications department.
Richard and Nancy Kaster's Excaper is the lone graded winner in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) at Woodine June 21, when he will face six relatively inexperienced rivals in the mile turf test.
Mark My Style and Freudie Anne will try to register the first stakes wins of their respective careers June 21 in a pair of New York Stallion Stakes.
Stakes winners Bodhisattva and Mr. Jordan head a field of eight 3-year-olds in the Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) June 21 at Monmouth Park as the post-Triple Crown season for sophomores begins.
After more than two months away, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returned to his Southern California home at Santa Anita Park.
Spotting room along the rail near the quarter-pole, jockey Graham Lee angled Trip To Paris inside and the 4-year-old Champs Elysees thrived along the rail to win the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot.
A season after finishing fourth in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket, turf sprinter Undrafted has returned to England to target the six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) Saturday, June 20 at Royal Ascot.
After a relatively unsuccessful trip to Kentucky, Stellar Wind is back home at Santa Anita Park and figures to be a massive favorite in her first local start since a troubled fourth in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Nine 3-year-olds were entered for the 1 1/16-mile test, with Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Wiskey Ticket favored at 3-1 on the morning line and Preakness (gr. I) third-place finisher Divining Rod second choice at 7-2.
Humana Distaff (gr. I) winner Dame Dorothy is scheduled to make her first start since that May 2 victory when she faces an expected seven other older fillies and mares in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III).
Many of the winners of the undercard stakes run June 6 at Belmont Park will next race at Saratoga, as will Belmont Stakes also-rans. But the West Virginia Derby and Secretariat Stakes could be in the cards for some.
A circuit court judge has reversed the one-year suspension imposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on trainer Daniel Werre for a positive medication test at Turfway Park in December 2012.
Arizona-based young stallion Bulldogger picked up his first winner June 14, when Prospector Bull won a maiden claiming race at Hipodromo de las Americas.
Trainer Wesley Ward added another Royal Ascot stakes win to his ledger on Wednesday, June 17 when Acapulco delivered a clear victory over 19 other 2-year-old fillies in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II).
In its fiscal year financials filed June 17, parent company Betfair reported a strong year for its U.S. advance deposit wagering operation and racing channel, TVG.
U.S.-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. IT) winner Hootenanny will try to win a race at Royal Ascot for a second straight year when he faces an expected 17 challengers in the $360,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) Friday, June 19.
Longshot Goldream won the biggest race of his career when the 6-year-old gelding won a photo finish over another longshot, Medicean Man, in the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) on opening day at Royal Ascot June 16.
Lukewarm favorite off a poor effort last time out, RMJ Stables' 2014 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) winner Fortune Pearl hopes to return to the winner's circle at the Mid-Atlantic track in the $100,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) June 20.
West Point Thoroughbreds has retired multiple stakes winner Awesome Vision and the 6-year-old son of Awesome Again is entered in the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover.
Coolmore and partners' dual Guineas winner Gleneagles unleashed a rousing burst of acceleration past rivals and won the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) June 16, opening day at Royal Ascot.
In the Royal Ascot opener Tuesday, June 16, favored Solow delivered a rousing victory in the $585,000 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), extending his win streak to seven races, including three straight group I victories.
Stanley C. Mankin, a longtime trainer on the Nebraska circuit who campaigned multiple stakes winner and fan favorite Skunktail, died June 13 in Grand Island, Neb. He was 72.
Moyglare Stud Farm homebred Free Eagle will try to score at the highest level Wednesday, June 17, in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
Horse of the Year California Chrome has been officially ruled out of the June 17 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot due to a bruised foot.
Horse of the Year California Chrome may miss the June 17 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot because he may have a bruised foot.
The top-rated miler in the world, Able Friend, will take aim at the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 16 when the prestigious Royal Ascot meet gets off to a flying start with three group I races.
Trainer Bruce Levine reached the 2,000-win milestone June 13, when Gumpster Stable's Guayana won the sixth race Penn National Race Course by two lengths.
Bear Stables' recent maiden winner Academic upstaged favorite London Tower June 14 at Woodbine, powering gate to wire to win the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks (VIDEO) Presented by Budweiser in a 66-1 upset.
Danish Dynaformer closed gamely to win the $150,000 Plate Trial by three-quarters of a length June 14 at Woodbine, but the Queen's Plate prep race was marred by the fatal breakdown of Danzig Moon.
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line will sit out the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) July 4 because of recent foot issues, which forced him to miss a scheduled workout at Santa Anita Park June 6.
The atmosphere at Belmont Park still lingers with the jubilation that reverberated through the racetrack and captured the nation's imagination with American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep June 6.
Hampered and well-beaten in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) nine days prior, Star of Seville roared back for a convincing victory in the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 14 at Chantilly.
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