Review exciting races from the holiday weekend!
"At a crossroads" can no longer be used to describe the health of racing in Illinois. read blog
There is no harsher critic of racing films than yours truly, and I sadly have had to carve apart recent flicks with the dexterity of a surgeon with a scalpel. read blog
A panel at the Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law on Aug. 11 discussed New York's need for a law to protect sponsors or organizers of public equine activities, such as racetracks and breeding farms.
Perhaps helped a bit by added attention for horse racing following American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, wagering on U.S. races improved 1.41% in July to $903,673,455 when compared with July 2014.
Claire Novak sets the scene for Belmont Stakes Day, including an update on the weather and the crowd.
A recently-completed University of Kentucky economic study determined that outside visitors to Keeneland race meets and sales delivered a $590 million annual impact on the Lexington economy.
Australia, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, Charles Town, Turfway, Oaklawn, and more. view slideshow
Just a Way wins the 2014 Longines World's Best Racehorse. Video courtesy of Longines. Credit Dubai Racing Club & Japan Racing Association
How big an impact do the early Kentucky Derby prep races have on the Derby itself? read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) and Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III). read blog
NYRA.com plans to roll out a preview of upgraded video options on its web site this weekend. read blog
Photos from Keeneland, Belmont Park, Woodbine, Belterra Park, Parx and more! view slideshow
Racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing. read blog
Before making a formal recommendation of a regulatory testing limit on cobalt, North American racing regulators have decided to consider the results of two scientific research studies.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes, won by Clearly Now in track record time, as well as the Suburban Stakes and Los Alamitos Derby.
View a highlight reel from Keeneland's 2013 fall meet opening weekend. watch video
A potential speed duel makes Gantry a strong contender in the inaugural Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Stakes. read blog
Shug McGaughey talks about the story of Easy Goer. Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago. Read the full feature in the April 26, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.
- By Frank Angst
Clenbuterol is a hot topic as industry takes steps toward uniform medication rules. watch video
Santa Anita shines as Breeders' Cup host. read blog
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Hipodromo Camarero Thoroughbred race track in Puerto Rico. Here is a recap of the trip with over 30 photos! read blog
Glenye Cain Oakford takes us through the Retired Racehorse Training Project event held at Pimlico Race Course Oct. 5-6, and asks various participants why they choose Thoroughbreds and former racehorses. Commentary from show-jumping and racehorse trainer Rodney Jenkins, Nuno Santos who is a former assistant to trainer Bobby Frankel, and many others!
Evan Hammonds reviews the plethora of big races from the weekend. Ron the Greek, Beholder, Princess of Sylmar, Mucho Macho Man and many more! watch video
The Illinois Racing Board approved four alternate schedules Sept. 24 for 2014 racing with legislative action--or inaction--left to determine which one is put into effect.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club reported increases in every key statistical category during the first five days of the California track's 2013 meet.
At The Races' Matt Chapman previews and handicaps day 3 of the Royal Ascot meet. watch video
by Anne Peters
Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.
Tze Ming Soong, Senior Vice President, talks about how racing has developed in Singapore to what it is today and what the Singapore Turf Club has to offer. watch video
Intro To Exotic Bets with Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk. Sponsored by HRTV.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Southwest Stakes, Sabin Stakes, El Camino Real Derby, and San Vicente Stakes from the weekend. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Holy Bull Stakes as well as a few other stellar performances from the weekend. What did you think of the Holy Bull Stakes? watch video
Trainer Vaughn Marshall talks about horses he has running in South Africa and the Cape Thoroughbred Premiere Yearling Sale. watch video
Cape Town trainer Mike Bass talks about how he is a big fan of the Cape Thoroughbred Premiere Yearling Sale. He discusses how he shops for horses. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Sunshine Millions Classic, Lecomte Stakes, and Silverbulletday Stakes. watch video
Apprentice jockey Jose Ortiz won the first three races and brother Irad Ortiz Jr. took races 4 through 7 to give them a sweep of the first seven races Jan. 20 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Trainer Allen Man Chau Tam talks about his trip to Dubai and racing in the Carnival. watch video
Trainer Mike de Kock is at Meydan and discusses South Africa and racing at the Dubai Carnival. watch video
- By Claire Novak
But here's the thing about racehorses and horse racing in general: not much goes according to plan. read blog
At year's end we typically see many of our favorite stars move into retirement or second careers. In spite of the many fan favorites and talented athletes who have left the track, one thing remains...their finishes. read blog
Steve and Lenny discuss Frankel's last race, interview Buff Bradley on Groupie Doll and Brass Hat, as well as dissect the East vs West rivalry in the Breeders' Cup.
Race seven at Laurel Park in Maryland literally went down to the wire Oct. 8 as four horses arrived at the finish line together, resulting in a rather unique climax, a dead heat for first and a dead heat for third.
Evan Hammonds recaps the weekend races that could impact the 2012 Breeders' Cup races including a performance by Wise Dan in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes. watch
Famous Name, A.P. Indy, Mr. Greeley, and a Familiar Nick in India read blog
- By Steve Haskin
In a world where tradition and sportsmanship are eroding with each passing year, McGaughey and the Phipps family are the last remaining pillars of strength. read blog
From state to state, the significant disparity in racing is in enforcement. read blog
Evan recaps Wise Dan in the Fourstardave Handicap and Executiveprivilege in the Sorrento Stakes. watch video
Pete and Evan examine the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. watch video
Racing does have its version of the 'Sunshine Boys' in the form of geldings read blog
Adding weight to horses racing on Salix would eliminate 'advantage' read blog