Racing on television will be the focus of the closing session during the Oct. 5 closing session of the 19th Annual Simulcast Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jon and Joel discuss the Garden City Stakes, Goldikova, and reveal the BC Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. watch video
Jon and Joel recap the Super Derby, and reveal the Dirt Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve interview Geoffrey Russell and Rick Porter, discuss Life At Ten/John Veitch, Breeders' Cup Classic and Mile, Gio Ponti and Havre de Grace. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Tizway, Havre de Grace, Cape Blanco, and The Factor top the rankings. read blog
This week's nominees: State of Play, Ben's Cat, Currency Swap. Read More
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, The New York Racing Association will conduct a special ceremony prior to the start of Sunday's live racing card at Belmont Park.
George Strawbridge Jr., the internationally known breeder, owner, and former steeplechase rider, has been selected as the Thoroughbred Club of America's Honor Guest for 2011.
Breeders' Cup said Sept. 9 it has sold all four horse farm partnerships in its "Industry Champion" category for this year's World Championships, to be held Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
The guys reveal a Top 5 in the Sprint division, and discuss the current Breeders' Cup picture. Watch Video
The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 8 a collection of special Friday-only events to be held at Churchill Downs during the Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 4-5.
A gelded son of Parker's Storm Cat swept Pennsylvania's top turf sprints when he captured the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Parx Racing.
Two-year-old males will be in the spotlight in the Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 5 when Saratoga brings the curtain down on its 2011 meet.
- By Steve Haskin
Uncle Mo, after nearly winning the grade I King's Bishop off a four-month layoff and a severe, lingering illness, should be at least given the opportunity to strive for greatness. read blog
TCI returns to discuss the Breeders' Cup. This week the focus is on the Breeders' Cup Classic and the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. Watch Video
The brilliant 3-year-olds both ran huge in their comebacks last weekend read blog
This week's nominees: Cape Blanco, Stacelita, Hilda's Passion, Celtic New Year, Acclamation. Read More
Santa Anita Park will offer 13 graded stakes--six of them grade I-- during its 24-day fall meet that runs from Sept. 30-Nov. 6.
The New York Racing Association, which was unhappy Breeders' Cup chose Santa Anita Park over Belmont Park to host the 2012 World Championships, already is in discussions with the organization to be the 2013 host site.
Lenny and Kenny Rice of NBC Sports review breaking news, the Saratoga race meet, Del Mar Exes race, Race Medication and Leftylenythelegend. Watch Video
- By Tom LaMarra
The American Graded Stakes Committee said Aug. 10 it will employ a pilot program that will ban race-day medications -- primarily the anti-bleeding drug Salix -- in graded 2-year-old stakes in 2012.
As expected, Breeders' Cup Aug. 10 announced that Santa Anita Park in California will serve as the 2012 host site of the two-day World Championships.
The outspoken owner offers strong opinions on the Breeders' Cup and Lasix. read blog
The Breeders' Cup announced it has entered into a marketing alliance with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a brand of more than 520 hotels in more than 70 countries, for the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Guest blogger John Gilmore shares photos and thoughts from Goldikova's 2011 races. read blog
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, the youngest player on poker's Top 10 Career Money List, has entered into a partnership with the Breeders' Cup.
Horses finishing first, second, or third in graded stakes in Canada will receive official Breeders' Cup points that can determine starting positions in the World Championships.
There is strong speculation the announcement of Santa Anita Park as the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships host site will be made at a Los Angeles-based luncheon Aug. 10.
Breeders' Cup announced July 27 that entries will be taken and the post-position draw for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held Monday, Oct. 31, at Churchill Downs.
The deadline for Breeders' Cup foal nominators to receive the early discount of $100 off the $500 foal nomination fee is Monday, Aug. 1.
The Kentucky Lottery is re-launching one of its most successful lottery tickets tied to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be held Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
Acclamation could jump to top of class in distance turf division. read blog
California isn't expected to award 2012 racing dates until the fall, which makes for an interesting scenario as Breeders' Cup continues discussions on selection of a host site for next year's World Championships.
John Deere will launch the John Deere Award, a competition among breeders of horses participating in the Breeders' Cup Challenge series and World Championships.
Lenny and Steve discuss upcoming races, including the Whitney, Haskell, and Hopeful; Blind Luck and Havre de Grace, and the story behind graded stakes winner Majestic City. Plus trainer Kenny McPeek talks about lasix. Watch Video
Talkin' Horses is hosted by Ron Mitchell and Greg DePalma. This week's guests are Donna Barton Brothers, Ron Geary and Tom LaMarra for our new Handicapping segment. Listen Now!
Let's put all U.S. racing on par with the rest of the world. read blog
Sentient Jet, a leading private aviation company in the United States, will be the official title sponsor of the Breeders' Cup World Championships' newest event, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.
Champion filly has now earned $3,279,520. More Information
Industry organizations that have weighed in so far are for the most part supportive of the plan by Breeders' Cup to phase out race-day medication use in the World Championships beginning in 2012.
J.D. Sweeney, 49, of San Diego, submitted the winning bid this week of $11,200 for a trip the Breeders' Cup World Championships and a visit with retired Breeders' Cup champion Zenyatta this November.
Churchill Downs has announced a 2011 fall meet stakes schedule similar that of last year, with the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) and two "Stars of Tomorrow" programs the headliners.
In Breeders' Cup elections, the results of which were announced July 13, Bret Jones was elected to the 13-member board of directors, while Robert Manfuso and Richard Santulli were re-elected to the board.
Delaware Park will host what could be the matchup of the year so far when Blind Luck and Havre de Grace square off in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/4 miles July 16.
Birdrun, Ponzi Scheme, and A.U. Miner are among the horses entered in the Greenwood Cup, a 1 1/2-mile stakes to be run July 16 at Parx Racing.
The Breeders' Cup announced July 8 that 107 horses were nominated to the program through the recently conducted "open enrollment" period.
The Breeders' Cup announced there are six candidates seeking election for three positions to its board of directors: Bret Jones, Robert Manfuso, Garrett O'Rourke, Bill Oppenheim, Richard Santulli, and Barry Weisbord.
Lenny and Steve reflect on the Independence Day racing weekend, John Veitch, Saratoga, and Lefty Lenny the Legend. Watch Video
The Breeders' Cup is launching a series of marketing activities highlighting the Classic, Classic contenders, and Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win And You're In" division races, Breeders' Cup announced July 6.
The administrative hearing held June 28-30 to determine whether Kentucky Chief Steward John Veitch violated racing regulations only muddied the issues further and raised more questions. read blog
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