Bob Baffert, trainer of leading Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidates American Pharoah and Dortmund, had the right answer when asked him which colt is better.
A catalog of 1,203 horses for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.
Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) winner Upstart breezed five furlongs in :59.55 March 21 at Palm Meadows in the final tune-up for his run in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 28.
Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2014 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner African Story headline the list of probable runners for this year $10 million Dubai World Cup March 28 at Meydan.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association March 20 announced a partnership with Fasig-Tipton to serve Thoroughbred owners through a new concierge service.
American Pharoah will return to Oaklawn Park for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 11, owner Ahmed Zayat said March 20.
The Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin April 26 drew 61 nominees, including last year's winner Designs On Rome, 2014 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner African Story, and U.S.-based Finnegans Wake.
Live racing was canceled for the evening of March 20 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course as the Mid-Atlantic region was hit with six new inches of snow.
John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds now owns 100% of He's Had Enough, a grade I-placed son of Tapit. Woodford, one of Florida's largest stallion operations, began standing He's Had Enough this year in partnership.
"This action is being undertaken in a prudent and a proactive step to prevent the loss of two days of racing, and to prepare the track for Saturday's inaugural Claiming Championships," read a release.
Not For Love, Maryland's leading sire for the past 12 years, has been retired from breeding duties at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino earned reaccreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance, the NTRA announced March 19.
After finishing third in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), Bolo will stay on the dirt for his next race, the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4.
The American Horse Council reported that the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor will resume processing H-2B petitions, but will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice.
Two Delaware racing officials have been named chairman and secretary of the Organization of Racing Investigators, which represents racetracks, regulatory agencies, and law enforcement involved in integrity issues.
John McGary is returning as the track announcer for the California Authority of Racing Fairs in 2015. He was the announcer for the fair meets from 2000-05.
Blood-Horse has identified a company that purports to do business on behalf of Blood-Horse using various names, including Subscription Billing Agency, SBA, and Publishers Payment. The notices are fraudulent.
On an upward trend since her career debut in 2011, the Ghostzapper mare had a breakthrough year in 2014 and begins her 6-year-old season March 21 in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Jonathan Horowitz is the new track announcer at Turf Paradise racetrack, succeeding Michael Chamberlain, who has been named the announcer at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will offer a Pick 5 with an industry-low 12% takeout when Pimlico Race Course opens April 2 for its spring meet.
Castleton Lyons has announced the three finalists for the ninth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award that will be presented April 15 at the farm near Lexington.
With the large concentration of graded stakes scheduled for spring and summer, The Jockey Club is reminding regulators and racetracks that it has budgeted another $250,000 in grants for out-of-competition testing.
The $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) in mid-August anchors Arlington International Racecourse's 2015 stakes schedule of 18 races worth a combined $3.5 million.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced March 17 that approximately $7 million in improvements at Laurel Park, including new barns for 300 horses, could be completed within the next month.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel announced March 17 that Corey Veazey has been promoted to racing secretary and Michael Chamberlain has been hired as track announcer.
John (Jack) H. Kenney, a longtime executive of Woodbine Entertainment Group (formerly Ontario Jockey Club), died March 14 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 79.
Wildcat Red was honored as the 2014 Florida-bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt at the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association annual awards banquet and gala March 16.
A urine sample taken from undefeated three-time Horse of the Year Black Caviar after her win in the 2011 T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) has returned a cobalt level within normal parameters.
Danny Parkerson, a former Churchill Downs Racetrack general manager and Churchill Downs Inc. senior vice president, died March 13 following an illness. He was 72.
Four-time European group I winner Olympic Glory will join the stallion roster at Arrowfield Stud in Australia for this year's Southern Hemisphere season, making him the first shuttler for the Al Shaqab operation.
Some riders at Parx Racing have informed management they will not accept mounts on or after March 19 unless the track unconditionally guarantees they are covered by the Parx on-track insurance policy.
Tattersalls sale company has agreed to extend its sponsorship of the Irish Two Thousand Guineas and Irish One Thousand Guineas (both Ire-I) at the Curragh as well as the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) from 2015 to 2017.
Legendary Turf writer subject in first Keeneland Library Lecture Series this year.
Steve Kisielewski, a retired jockey who was the lead outrider at Delaware Park for nearly three decades before retiring in 2007, died March 4 in his home town of Wilmington, Del.
Canterbury Park has changed the date for the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, the richest race of the Minnesota track's 2015 season, from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29.
The $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) is now on the radar as a next possible start for champion Shared Belief.
American Pharoah came out of his 6 1/4-length victory in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) "perfect", trainer Bob Baffert said March 15.
Imperious in his previous three starts, Able Friend was even more impressive March 15 in winning the first international edition of Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin.
The Organizacion Lationamericana de Fomento (OSAF) Assembly March 13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, elected a new board of directors for the 2015-2017 term.
Horsewoman Dona Albright, a longtime member of the racing community at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, died March 11 at age 74.
Santa Anita Park has announced that 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award winner Mike Luzzi will travel west from his home in New York to receive the prestigious Woolf Award trophy in a ceremony between races April 12.
Emerald Downs has announced a "Ship and Run Incentive Program" in which out-of-state horses will receive a $400 bonus for their initial start at the Auburn, Wash., track in 2015.
Able Friend, Hong Kong's highest-rated horse, takes on 10 opponents, including top-class Irish runner Gordon Lord Byron, for the first international edition of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup March 15 at Sha Tin.
Amateur jockey Tom Weston, injured when his horse fell at Cheltenham Racecourse during a steeplechase March 12, was reported in stable condition in intensive care at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England.
The Jockey Club has released equine race fatality year-over-year statistics comparing 2013 and 2014 and a six-year summary of statistics collected from the Equine Injury Database.
The strongest effort yet to bring pari-mutuel wagering to Georgia stalled this week when a supporters couldn't secure the votes needed to advance this year's legislation.
Constitution, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, has been ruled out of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28 at Meydan because of heat and soreness in his left shin.
Cole Harden triumphed in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival March 12, denying retiring jockey Tony McCoy a success in the only big race of the meeting that he has never won.
Experienced amateur jockey Tom Weston was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England, after his mount Benbane Head fell during a jumps race on the March 12 St. Patrick's Day card at Cheltenham.
Shadwell Stable's Mamdooha will return from a year-long layoff and attempt to extend her win streak to five straight races when she starts in the Correction Stakes at six furlongs March 14 at Aqueduct.
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