Twelve-day meet to be highlighted by five stakes, including two graded events.
Winchell Racing and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner continued his preparation for a start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 over a fast track April 11.
The Jockey Club has announced that Thoroughbred owners and breeders can now order microchip scanners directly from Pet Travel through a link on Interactive Registration at registry.jockeyclub.com.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2016 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training began April 11 and continues through Saturday, April 16.
Santa Anita Park saw a significant increase in on-track attendance and a slight decrease in all-sources handle when its 2015-2016 winter meet came to a close April 10.
Repole Stable's Outwork, winner of Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 9, returned from his efforts in fine fettle and likely will be one of two representatives trainer Todd Pletcher's barn for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Dazzling Gem, most recently third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) will be entered in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and is probable for the 1 1/8-mile race at Oaklawn Park, trainer Brad Cox said April 10.
Cash Is King Stable's Cathryn Sophia, who sustained her first career loss when third in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, will not contest the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Keeneland posted an all-time single-day handle record of $21,736,983 on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April 9.
The filly was rank in the early going under Ricardo Santana Jr. and drifted out a bit in late stretch, while still holding off the challenge of previously undefeated stablemate Taxable.
Passion for Action and top Woodbine rider Eurico Rosa Da Silva overtook front-runner and favorite Hootenanny in midstretch.
Subtle Indian is 5-for-6 in his Oaklawn career, and counts the 2015 Gazebo Stakes and Hot Springs March 5 in his last start among his victories for trainer Robertino Diodoro.
Trainer Tim McCanna picked up the 2,000th victory of his career April 8 at Golden Gate Fields, when Whiskey Prince captured the third race.
Keith L. Stucki, trainer of Racing Hall of Fame member Ancient Title, one of the greatest California-breds of all-time, died at his home in Bradbury, Calif. April 5 at the age of 96.
The Clark Handicap (gr. I) winner will contest the April 16 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) before returning to New York, where he was recently named New York-bred Horse of the Year. He breezed five furlongs April 7.
Not surprisingly, trainer Wesley Ward began the Keeneland spring meet April 8 with a 2-year-old winner. But this one is a filly he bred.
Catch a Glimpse worked a half-mile in :49 2/5 while Curalina went five furlongs in 1:00 2/5, both prepping for upcoming stakes at the meet. Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) contender Heart to Heart was also on the tab.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.
Earle I. Mack is a Thoroughbred owner/breeder who was Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps' boyhood friend. He chose the donation to the Foundation as a contribution to an organization that advocates for horse health and racing safety.
In addition, it will also air the Equine Forum, its weekly talk show, on Saturday and provide live coverage of the Commonwealth, Shakertown, and Madison from Keeneland in its three-hour broadcast.
Her first effort this year was a winning one, making her appear to be the one to beat. Her five rivals mostly have also had winning form at Woodbine in stakes events but she is the most accomplished of the field.
Kid Cruz will look to add more black type to his resume when he faces four competitors in the $200,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Bill Kaplan, one of South Florida's most successful trainers over the past 30 years and conditioner of 2011 champion female sprinter Musical Romance, will retire from training after this weekend.
NBCSN will present an April 9 telecast of the key classic preps with coverage of the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from Aqueduct, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) from Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).
Three strong days of selling at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale concluded April 7 with a son of Redoute's Choice out of South African champion National Colour selling for Aus$1.75 million (about US$1,323,300).
TwinSpires and the Paulick Report have teamed up to auction a pair of tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to benefit the Retired Racehorse Project.
Trainer King Leatherbury plans to start him at Laurel in preparation for Pimlico's Jim McKay Turf Sprint in late May, a race Ben's Cat has won four times.
Reaction from horse industry on death of Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps.
Undefeated Taxable and four other entrants will vie with Stonestreet's runner on a win streak for a total of 170 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) points in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Oaklawn.
The 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season kicks off April 9 at Woodbine, with the first two of 133 programs scheduled for the meet.
Six Standardbred trainers in New York were suspended after horses in their care registered extremely high levels of cobalt, and for three of them, the levels were so high the NYSGC issued 10-year bans per incident.
Fans of grade I winner Brass Hat will have a chance to see the popular gelding in action when the Thoroughbred Horse Show Association hosts its fifth annual show on May 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The action soared inside the sales ring, April 6 along with the temperature, on the second day of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney, Australia.
Two-time U.S. Horse of the Year Wise Dan and seven-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse are among five Thoroughbred racing inductees into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm's millionaire Departing and a trio of recently turned 4-year-old graded stakes sprint winners headline a field of 10 the $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) April 9 at Keeneland.
Keeneland's spring meet will be broadcast live on multiple platforms, including national television, local radio networks and Keeneland.com, as part of extensive coverage of the 16-day season that opens Friday, April 8.
California Authority of Racing Fairs announced April 5 that executive director Christopher Korby will retire as of Nov. 1 after 29 years.
Marcus Vitali, the third-leading trainer at the Gulfstream Park Championship meet with 25 wins, will ship his stable to Laurel Park and spend the spring and summer in Maryland.
Mi Querido Capi wins in Mexico at first asking
Grand prize package includes a win bet on a horse in the Preakness.
Bill and Susan Casner's Well Dressed, the dam of Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Well Armed, was euthanized April 4 due to complications from foaling. She was 19.
Tranquility Lake, who won a pair of grade I races and produced a pair of grade I winners as a broodmare, has died at age 21.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program's announced applications accepted for its two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com.
Effinex, a grade I winner and $2.2 million earner, was named New York's 2015 Horse of the Year at the New York Thoroughbred Breeders annual banquet April 4 at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs.
Reddam Racing's Nyquist moved to the top of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association poll of top 3-year-olds after his victory in the April 2 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I).
Reddam Racing's homebred Found Money, a multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old colt, was euthanized after he sustained an injury in a workout April 4 at Santa Anita Park.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino will have a new look when its Thoroughbred meet begins April 28. The track has added high-definition equipment and will expand its race-day television programming.
Shakhimat, among the early favorites for Canada's Queen's Plate this year, tops the nine-horse field that will contest the Transylvania Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIIT) on the April 8 opening-day card at Keeneland.
Keeneland officials said Zulu, second to Mohaymen in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, is among 13 3-year-olds now considered probable for the April 9 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced April 4 Steve May has been appointed supervisor of Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Compliance.
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