Shadwell Stable's undefeated multiple grade II winner Mohaymen breezed a half-mile in :49 3/5 at Palm Meadows Dec. 31, the first work since his arrival in South Florida earlier in December.
Starlight Racing's Itsaknockout, who hadn't raced since his ninth-place finish in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned a winner in an allowance/optional claiming event Dec. 31 at Gulfstream.
A new focus on daily live racing at Belmont Park and Saratoga is the feature of a new agreement between the New York Racing Association and MSG Networks.
Four-time grade I winner Little Mike has not raced since winning the Flying Pidgeon Stakes May 17, 2014, at Gulfstream Park, but trainer/owner/breeder Carlo Vaccarezza is preparing the gelding for a 2016 comeback.
Dr. Kendall Hansen, whose homebred colt Hansen was champion 2-year-old male of 2011, is hoping his new purchase Let Me Go First, a son of Paddy O' Prado, makes some noise in the early-season 3-year-old races.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the 2016 schedule for its seminars and clinics.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course wrapped up its 2015 fall/early winter season with across-the-board gains in total handle, on-track handle, average field size, and daily purse distribution.
Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., has set fees for its 2016 stallion roster, which is led by successful freshman sire Big Drama who will see his stud fee increased from $10,000 in 2015 to $15,000 (stands and nurses) in 2016.
Eclipse Award finalists will be revealed live at 11:05 a.m. EST Jan. 6 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on GulfstreamPark.com, Xpressbet.com, and all outlets carrying the Gulfstream Park simulcast feed.
Turfway Park's winter/spring Thoroughbred race meet opens Jan. 1, with eight stakes highlighting the 46-day schedule. The meet runs through April 3 and includes the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III).
Darley announced Dec. 30 that freshman sire of 2015 Regal Ransom was euthanized Dec. 29 because of complications from colic. Regal Ransom, by Distorted Humor, was 9 years old.
Disabled jockey Michael Straight will raise awareness in the advancements of treating paralysis by walking into the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park Jan. 3 with the help of a bionic exoskeleton.
Officials at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races report the track enjoyed record handle per race of $111,664 for its 1,447 races in 2015.
Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic division has cataloged 167 head for the Midlantic winter mixed sale scheduled for Jan. 31, 2016, with a single session beginning at 11 a.m. EST.
On a day in which Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course posted record single-program pari-mutuel handle of $1,182,223, a record payoff of $415.20 for a $2 wager provided a trainer with her first-ever career victory.
Magna Graduate, the sire of Iowa Derby (gr. III) winner Jessica's Star, has been relocated to Dr. Robert Zoellner's Rockin' Z Ranch near Beggs, Okla., for the 2016 breeding season.
Florida owner/breeder Leonard Lavin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement.
Daniel J. Guttman of Bexley, Ohio, has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund advisory committee. Guttman, 43, will serve a three-year term.
Sidelined after sustaining multiple spinal fractures and a collapsed lung during a spill at Los Alamitos Race Course Sept. 17, jockey Flavien Prat registered his first win on the comeback trail Dec. 28 at Santa Anita Park.
State-bred juveniles take center stage at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in divisions of the Louisiana Futurity Dec. 31.
Repole Stable's Sudden Surprise, a homebred by Giant Surprise, fought off Dr. Shane to win the $150,000 Great White Way New York Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds Dec. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The 2015-16 meet at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino got off to a good start, but it was sidetracked Dec. 27 when live racing was canceled because of a winter storm that dumped more than nine inches of snow on the area.
Undefeated Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist worked four furlongs on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Dec. 27 in preparation for his 3-year-old debut in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II).
The $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes and $100,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) are the South Florida track's first major 3-year-old races on the 2016 calendar.
American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, culminating in his breathtaking victory in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) that ended a 37-year drought, was honored Dec. 24 as the "Sports Story of the Year" by AP.
Golden Gate Fields experienced a 3.08% year-over-year increase in total all-sources handle in 2015 despite racing three fewer days.
The New Mexico Racing Commission reported Dec. 23 it has begun a search for a new executive director to replace Vince Mares.
Bellamy Road has moved to Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y., where he will stand the 2016 breeding season for $7,500.
The Casse trainee won a pair of graded stakes in 2014, but will be looking for his first victory of the year in the 1 1/2-mile McKnight.
While she will start from the outside post in a field of 12, Goldy Espony will try for a fifth win in six starts when she goes in the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. III) Saturday.
Jacks or Better Farm's Dogwood Trail is geared up for the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 26, where she will seek to run her record to 2-for-2 in graded stakes competition.
Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities announced that the 2015 Longines World's Best Racehorse and Longines World's Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held Jan. 19, 2016, in London, England.
Voting for 2015 NTRA Moment of the Year is underway via Twitter through Jan. 3, 2016.
Multiple grade II winner Amira's Prince will stand his first season at stud at Pleasant Acres in Florida. His fee will be $5,000 stands and nurses.
Double JH Stable's No Silent heads a packed field of 14 runners in the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) Dec. 26 at 6 1/2 furlongs down Santa Anita Park's Camino Real hillside turf course.
Grade I-placed Maimonides will stand the 2016 breeding season at Hand Ride Stables in Dublin, Ohio. His fee has been set at $2,500, live foal stands and nurses.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 22 that Tampa Bay Downs has joined the TAA community.
Grade I winner Havana has been acquired by Erwin Te Habla to stand at his Rancho Santa Rosa in the Philippines, beginning in 2016.
Chantal Sutherland-Kruse hasn't ridden on a regular basis since June 2014 but has reunited with agent Tommy Ball as she undertakes her return to race riding.
Touch Gold, who denied Silver Charm the Triple Crown in the 1997 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been pensioned from stud duty and will live in retirement at Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky.
Remington Park posted an increase in total pari-mutuel handle and distributed record purses for its 67-day Thoroughbred season, which concluded Dec. 13.
Tattersalls reported annual turnover of 262,139,150 guineas (approximately US$409,618,635) for 2015, a figure falling just 0.5% below last year's record in total receipts.
West Point Thoroughbreds' multiple stakes winner Rock Me Baby has been retired from racing and has been adopted by one of the partners who raced the 6-year-old gelded son of Rock Hard Ten.
The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced that the seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held June 28, 2016, in Lexington.
Los Alamitos Race Course ended its second winter Thoroughbred meet Dec. 20 with a 2.3% increase in all-sources pari-mutuel handle over the inaugural season in 2014.
Trainer Tom Amoss, multiple leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, has a couple of promising 2-year-olds he hopes end up competing in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in 2016.
TwinSpires.com, one of three advance deposit wagering systems licensed to accept bets from Virginia residents, had its license suspended by the Virginia Racing Commission effective Dec. 18.
Solemn Tribute delivered a rousing performance in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby on Dec. 19 at Gulfstream Park.
Legendary Hall of Fame trainer, Ron McAnally, who turns 84 next July 11, has been at almost every Santa Anita Park meet since 1948.
His milestone was prematurely celebrated Dec. 14 at Zia Park, which had included an Arabian win in his totals.
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