Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 17 that James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected as president of the organization.
Assuming I have a vote, I will select California Chrome as Horse of the Year on my Eclipse Award ballot. read blog
Breeders' Cup Ltd. has filed suit against a New Jersey-based air charter company, claiming the firm breached a contract under which it was to transport attendees back to Lexington following this year's races.
The Niarchos Family, racing under the Flaxman Holdings name, has won the fourth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Recovering from a minor non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of his right front fetlock, Wise Dan has been powering along down the shedrow -- and trainer Charlie Lopresti fully expects him to run in 2015.
Wagering on United States races for the month of November declined by more than $50 million in 2014 when compared to the previous year, due in great measure to the first day of the Breeders' Cup falling on Oct. 31.
Willis Horton's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and Delta Princess (gr. III) winner Take Charge Brandi and Zayat Stables LLC's Delta Jackpot (gr. III) runner-up Mr. Z both to have one more start in 2014.
Retired Racehorse Project to raise its stature by holding its marquee event in Kentucky. read blog
Jeannine Edwards, a sports broadcaster for ESPN and ABC, will host the Eclipse Awards presentations Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
In the first of a series of quarterly meetings, executives from the New York Racing Association took questions from customers in an hour-long question-and-answer session Nov. 15 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming was given a generally positive update on the status of the racing and breeding industry in the state Nov. 12 in light of years of declines.
The Breeders' Cup reported Nov. 12 that all-sources wagering for the World Championships at Santa Anita Park this year totaled $159.1 million, fourth highest in Cup history but down 2.7% from 2013.
Lenny discusses the stewards' decision in the BC Classic, new seating at Churchill Downs, and follows up with Breeders' Cup star trainer Chad Brown. watch video
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
Learn more about Zenyatta's life as a broodmare in this companion piece to 'Long Live The Queen," Tracy Gantz's Breeders' Cup longform at www.BloodHorse.com/Zenyatta. watch video
The legacy of one of the modern era's best-known Thoroughbred stars continues to this day as two-time Breeders' Cup winner and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta maintains a devoted fan following. view longform
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.
- By Frank Angst
Frank Angst examines possible solutions to challenges with determining fouls. read blog
NBC and the NBC Sports Network reported markedly improved viewership numbers for their Nov. 1 coverage of the main Breeders' Cup card, compared with 2013 numbers, as both afternoon and primetime ratings were up.
Dayatthespa, impressive wire-to-wire winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1, sold for $2.1 million to Barbara Banke Nov. 3 at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.
All samples collected from horses that competed in the 2014 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC-Davis.
- By Steve Haskin
Baffert again found himself pleading with higher sources to spare him the pain of defeat when it became apparent Bayern was going to have to dig in like he's never dug in before to hold off the challenges. read blog
Syndicated sports show host Jim Rome, whose Jungle Racing owns part of Shared Belief, said he has moved on from the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) but is frustrated by the stewards' decision.
Relive Bayern's victory in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic. See where your favorite horse was at six crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. view slideshow
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.
The Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland mixed sales, which run Nov. 3-14 in Kentucky and feature some standout horses and Breeders' Cup-related catalog updates, should maintain market stability, officials say.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Bob Baffert reflects on Bayern's win in the Breeders' Cup Classic Sunday Nov. 2, 2014. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Ron Mitchell highlights the Breeders' Cup Classic break, Bob Baffert, Horse of the Year discussion, California Chrome, Shared Belief, and a big $1.6 million pick 6 carryover from Saturday. watch video
The people, sights, and scenes of Breeders' Cup 2014. View Slideshow
Relive day 2 of the Breeders' Cup Saturday card from exciting new views. view slideshow
Comments from the connections of 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern, including trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia. Watch Video
- By Tom LaMarra
Tom LaMarra brings you the Breeders' Cup Saturday news wrap for Nov. 1, 2014. watch video
Breeders' Cup reported a 4% bump in attendance and a 3% decrease in total pari-mutuel handle for its Nov. 1 program at Santa Anita Park compared with the Saturday card in 2013.
Midwest Thoroughbreds' Work All Week, winner of the grade III Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland in his previous start as the favorite, wheeled right back at 19-1 to win the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 1.
Flaxman Holdings' homebred Main Sequence put the cap on a brilliant season Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, charging to victory over Flintshire in the $3 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
The son of Afleet Alex rolls from last to win by 6 1/2 lengths.
Images from the days leading up to the 2014 Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
Claire Novak sets the scene for Breeders' Cup Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Watch Video
- By Claire Novak
Jody Petty, exercise rider for 2014 Arlington Million winner Hardest Core, talks about the gelding's training regimen and journey to this year's Breeders' Cup. watch video
Comments from the connections of Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Untapable, including trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Rosie Napravnik. Watch Video
The 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, Dirt Mile, Juvenile Fillies Turf and Distaff. View Slideshow
Claire Novak recaps the results from Breeders' Cup Friday, including Untapable's win in the Distaff with Rosie Napravnik. Watch Video
Breeders' Cup for its Oct. 31 program reported a gain in attendance but a decline in total pari-mutuel handle compared with the first day of the 2013 World Championships.
After winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Rosie Napravnik announces her retirement. Watch Video
Moments after piloting Untapable to victory in the Oct. 31 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, jockey Rosie Napravnik announced her plan to retire from riding races.
Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli remained undefeated in three starts with a dynamic victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.
Last the first time past the wire, Cary Street was first when it counted, taking the $200,000 Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) easily over favored Irish Surf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.
Dennis Moore, the track superintendent at Santa Anita Park, said Oct. 31 it is "pretty definitive" the Southern California racetrack will get overnight rain.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra are joined by Eric Guillot for the Breeders' Cup Classic edition of That Handicapping Show. watch video
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