Fans turned out at the track and tuned to NBC in big numbers Aug. 2 for American Pharoah's runaway victory in the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I).
Black Caviar won her 20th race in as many starts April 28 and in the process, the 5-year-old mare set the Australasian record for consecutive wins.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, winner of 19 consecutive Thoroughbred races in 2011, will be honored with the Special Eclipse Award during ceremonies Jan. 16.
As retirement looms for Rapid Redux, the trainer of the horse that tied Citation's modern day record for most wins in a year is seeking a retirement home for the 5-year-old gelding.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will attempt to tie the North American record for consecutive victories when he faces four other horses in a starter allowance test at Laurel Park Oct. 27.
Rapid Redux held off several challengers en route to a game 15th consecutive victory when he won a 1 1/16-mile starter allowance event at Thistledown Aug. 22.
Tim Glyshaw and Dean Baer's Ready's Rocket set the modern record for most wins by a horse at Churchill Downs May 21 when he won his ninth race at the Kentucky track.
Jockey Joe Crispin had a huge day at Portland Meadows Nov. 17, winning seven races on the nine-race card to equal his own record for wins on one program.
Halt Thoroughbred Inc.'s Van Nistelrooy Gal set a new record for a win payoff at Remington Park when the 5-year-old mare won a $7,500 claiming event at 141-1 the evening of Oct. 21.
The most money ever was wagered June 30 on a single race, $379,220, and on a single race card, $2,140,490.
Trainer Steve Asmussen, who on Dec. 18 became the first trainer to win 600 races in a year, labeled the feat a "pretty amazing thing" and credited his staff and owners for his ability to continue to break records.
Joe Allen's Peppers Pride, who has 16 wins in a row, has entered a six-furlong allowance race at Zia Park on Saturday afternoon in her attempt to set the record for consecutive wins.
TVG has announced plans to provide live coverage of Sunday's Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (HK-II) at Hong Kong's Sha Tin Race Course, in which Archie da Silva's Silent Witness will try to create history at the same time when he goes for his 17th consecutive win.
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