Horses competing in the upcoming Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park will form a test sample of the potential effects of running without anti-bleeding medications, but it will be up to their owners whether to participate.
Janis Whitham's homebred Fort Larned and Morton Fink's homebred Successful Dan both worked Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the $750,000 Woodward (gr. I) on Aug. 31.
The Breeders' Cup has retained Front Row Marketing Services to market and sell commercial rights and sponsorship opportunities for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Game On Dude, likely favorite for the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), put in a sharp drill of five furlongs in :59 3/5 Aug. 19 at Del Mar in his final major move leading up to the $1 million, 1 1/4-mile race Aug. 25.
- By Steve Haskin
Let's not forget the Dan No. 2 waiting to charge through Door No. 2. read blog
- By Tom LaMarra
Ireland is the latest example of no matter how global horse racing says it wants to be, you have to start at home. read blog
Dell Hancock calls Lure's Breeders' Cup victories "a marvelous end to a wonderful chapter in Claiborne history." The two-time Mile winner will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame Aug. 9.
- By Steve Haskin
So, if you're not going to attempt to join the all-time greats, you might as well attempt to be great at what you do. read blog
Bill Farish was elected chairman of the Breeders' Cup board of directors for a two-year term during a board of meeting Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Trainer Steve Asmussen said Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) winner Justin Phillip came out of his first grade I victory in good shape and will target the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
The Breeders' Cup announced the deadline for the early discount of $100 off the $500 price for a Breeders' Cup foal nomination is Thursday, Aug. 1.
Keeneland announced July 25 the scheduling of 17 stakes races--six of which are grade I events--worth $4.625 million in purse money, for its 2013 fall race meeting, to be held October 4-26.
On a rainy day at Saratoga Race Course, 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned breezed five furlongs in 1:01.19 over the sloppy main track.
The Fantasy 'Capping game was created and conceived in a joint venture between the Vision 2020 Thoroughbred industry leadership group and Breeders' Cup.
The Breeders' Cup announced July 16 election results for five positions to its board of directors. Bill Oppenheim and Dr. J. David Richardson, are newly elected directors to the board.
Grade I winner Graydar will ship to Saratoga Race Course the morning of July 13 to rejoin trainer Todd Pletcher after three months on the sidelines, Twin Creeks Racing announced.
Horses of racing age can be nominated to the Breeders' Cup at reduced rates through July 15, the organization said.
The Breeders' Cup and Jockey Club announced July 1 the Breeders' Cup will sponsor the America's Best Racing ABRV traveling experience vehicle in its cross country journey.
The Breeders' Cup announced today that there are nine candidates seeking election for five positions to its board of directors.
Three Breeders' Cup World Championships "Win and You're In" Challenge races are being contested in three different countries over the June 21-23 weekend.
Steve Haskin revisits Da Hoss' 'Miracle Mile' in the 1998 Breeders' Cup. read blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the Triple Crown, the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita for 2014, Paynter, and Bob Baffert's second season. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
There's no place like Santa Anita. read blog
Santa Anita Park has announced it will be closed for training throughout the upcoming Del Mar race meet, from July 17 to Sept. 4, in order to accommodate renovation projects in both the stable area and grandstand.
For an unprecedented three years in a row, the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be returning to Santa Anita Park in 2014, according to an announcement by Breeders' Cup officials June 10.
Stephanie's Kitten took the rail trip to victory in the $500,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 8, digging in determinedly to best Better Lucky by half a length after a dogfight down the lane.
Breeders' Cup Marathon victor Calidoscopio, 22 lengths off the pace, caught up with seven opponents on a sloppy track to take the $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) June 7 at rainy Belmont Park.
The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park announced June 3 that tickets are on sale to the general public for the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Breeders' Cup May 29 announced that the fifth Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge will be held at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1-2 with a purse expected to be upwards of $500,000 (based on 185 players).
Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan will likely target the Firecracker Handicap at Churchill, trainer Charlie LoPresti said May 23. His half brother, Successful Dan, is on track for the June 15 Stephen Foster there.
Woodbine Entertainment Group May 23 announced its 2013 Thoroughbred stakes calendar. There will be 107 stakes more than $20.25 million.
Santa Anita Park unveiled renovation plans for its Chandelier Room May 14 in advance of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships and that it may have more dates with the pending closure of Hollywood Park.
The recent resignation of Satish Sanan from the Breeders' Cup board of directors will open that organization's seat on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association board.
Drew Sheinman has been named to the position of senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Breeders' Cup Ltd.
Leading sire and grade I winner Storm Cat was euthanized April 24 at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington due to complications from infirmities of old age.
George Strawbridge Jr's Augustin Stables has privately acquired New Zealand standout filly Habibi, who defeated males in this year's TV3 New Zealand Derby (NZ-I).
Tom Ludt will leave his position as president of Vinery Farms, which is being sold, to become a senior vice president for Frank Stronach's racetrack and casino ownership company The Stronach Group.
Breeders' Cup will offer 67 automatic qualifying races for its 2013 World Championships, including 48 grade or group I races around the world.
Breeders' Cup should take the uncertainty out of site selection. read blog
The Breeders' Cup will pay $40,000 for horses shipping from outside North America, and $10,000 for domestic horses shipping to California, for the 2013 World Championships. Entry fees will also be dropped from 3% to 2%.
With Breeders' Cup at least slowing implementation of its race-day Salix prohibition, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission could revisit its plans to ban use of the diuretic on race day.
Just days before the Breeders' Cup board of directors conducted a vote on Salix use at its world championships, prominent owners Gary and Mary West threatened litigation against the organization.
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman discuss throwback horses after Comma to the Top's recent efforts, Salix in the Breeders' Cup, Vyjack, and recent events. watch video
Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter turned in his second work since making a comeback from severe illness and the subsequent surgery he underwent last year, breezing four furlongs in :50 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.
Oliver Tait, Darley's chief operating officer, has resigned from the board of the Breeders' Cup following a board decision not to implement a ban on race-day medication for all championship races this year.
Breeders' Cup will not expand its prohibition of furosemide to additional championship races this year but opted to continue last year's policy of banning the diuretic in juvenile races and allowing it in all others.
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Medication Committee voted Feb. 23 to endorse the use of race-day furosemide, also called Salix or Lasix, at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Breeders' Cup Board discussed the scheduled prohibition of race-day furosemide at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships during a Feb. 22 meeting at Gulfstream Park, but took no action.
When Mizdirection runs on the turf course at Santa Anita Park, victory seems assured. On Feb. 18 the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner added the $150,000 Buena Vista Stakes to her resume.
Various trainers and veterinarians discuss challenges importing and exporting horses from South Africa with quarantine regulations due to African Horse Sickness. Including concerns for contenders in the 2013 Breeders' Cup. watch video
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