Veteran jockey David Flores, who has been competing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the past month, will be leaving the United States after Christmas to compete in Singapore for six months.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man stepped up his preparation for his 2014 debut, breezing five furlongs in 1:00.03 the morning of Dec. 22 at Gulfstream Park.
Grade III winner San Pablo has been retired and will join the Rockridge Stud roster in Hudson, NY for 2014, it was announced Dec. 22.
Odds-on Swiss Lake Yodeler wore down 23-1 shot Rovenna in the final yards to win the $200,250 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 21 on the next-to-last day of racing at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Multiple graded winner Cyber Secret lived up to his favored billing in the Prairie Bayou Stakes at Turfway Park Dec. 21, setting a track record for 1 1/16 miles of 1:42.26 on the Polytrack en route to a 4 1/2-length victory.
Chris Baker has accepted the position of chief operating officer at Three Chimneys Farm, the Thoroughbred operation near Lexington announced Dec. 21.
Grade I winner Monba was represented by his first winner as a stallion when Percy Jackson won the the third race at Penn National Race Course Dec. 20.
Jockey Fernando De La Cruz won four more races at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 20, giving him 20 wins from 48 mounts in the first seven days of the meet.
City Wolf, a half brother to top North American sires Ghostzapper and City Zip, has joined the rapidly-growing stallion roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., near Ocala, Joe and Helen Barbazon announced.
Multiple graded stakes winner Mission Approved, winner of the 2011 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT), has retired from racing.
OwnerView, a website and information resource developed by The Jockey Club and TOBA to assist both current and prospective owners, will host a national two-day ownership conference in October 2014 at Keeneland.
Bourbon Courage, fourth in the Clark Handicap (gr. I), takes on Csaba and Neck 'n Neck in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes Dec. 22 prep for the Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.
Tommy and Wyndee Eastham announced Dec. 19 that they have relaunched Legacy Bloodstock, the Lexington, Ky.-based Thoroughbred sales agency that Tommy Eastham co-owned with former partner Mark Toothaker.
The measure provides that horses running in allowance optional claiming races for a claim price of at least $25,000 will be eligible for money added to purses from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund.
Woodbine's 131-day meet produced all-sources per card wagering of $3,095,872, a 6.41% increase over the $2,909,394 recorded in 2012.
Canterbury Park officials announced a 2014 stakes schedule Dec. 19 that includes 24 races with purses totaling more than $1.8 million.
The American Gaming Association announced Dec. 17 that Churchill Downs Inc. will join about 13 other top gaming industry companies on the AGA board of directors.
New York racetrack Finger Lakes has launched an advance deposit wagering site, FingerLakesBonusBets.com. The site will offer phone and Internet wagering powered by eBet Technologies.
Dean Trennepohl and Dan Hanlin have acquired Storms Eye and Europe to stand at their Bare Foot Farms near Bennington, Ind.
Flashback, favored in each of his five career starts, figures to be the choice again when he runs in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park on opening day of the winter meet Dec. 26.
The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California unanimously voted to appoint owner William Strauss to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of Dennis Cardoza.
Palace, who became a graded stakes winner in his most recent start, heads a field of six sprinters entered in the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap, which will be contested at six furlongs Dec. 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
In his first two-turn start, undefeated Samraat extinguished any doubts about his ability to handle route racing with a scintillating 16 3/4-length score in Damon Runyon Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds Dec. 18.
Becky Thomas and Joe McMahon announced that multiple graded stakes winner Forty Tales will stand at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y. His 2014 fee will be $6,500 stands and nurses.
Paced by Novellist, Christoph Berglar has won the third annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeder of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Grade III winner Keep Up will retire from racing and begin his stud career at Mill Ridge near Lexington. He will stand for $5,000 live foal stands and nurses.
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com.
There were familiar names on top of the leaderboard at the end of the 13-race season-ending card Dec. 15 at Woodbine.
Turkish bloodstock agent Tarik Tekce has purchased multiple graded stakes winner Zanjero on behalf of local owner/breeder Serdar Kemal Ozcolak.
Undefeated Shared Belief, runaway winner of the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 14, is likely to make two starts this spring prior to an anticipated start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man continued to work toward his still undetermined next start, breezing four furlongs in :49.94 the morning of Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park.
After rising to the top in the Mid-Atlantic region, especially at Philadelphia's Parx Racing for several years, jockey Kendrick Carmouche has decided to stay at Gulfstream Pak this winter.
Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean returned to Louisiana-bred company in winning style, nosing out String King in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
When veteran jockey Perry Ouzts dismounted after the sixth race at Turfway Park Friday, he had reached another milestone in his long career: his 46,000th race.
Midnight Hawk, a son of Midnight Lute--Miss Wineshine, by Wolf Power, made an impressive career debut in the fourth race at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 13.
After Market, a 10-year-old son of Storm Cat, has been purchased by the partnership of Hakan Yuceturk and Hakan Sabri Ozcan of Instanbul, Turkey.
Due to powerful winter weather, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Charles Town Races has been canceled for Saturday, Dec. 14.
Apprentice jockey Victor Carrasco went over the 200-win mark for the year Dec. 13 when the 21-year-old rode two winners at Laurel Park, including number 200 for the year.
Shy's Aly, the only foal in the first crop of Florida-based stallion Too Shy Will Fly, rallied from last early to post a 7 1/2-length victory in a maiden special weight race Friday, Dec. 13, at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Recently retired three-time grade I winner Flat Out will enter stud for 2014 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. He will participate in Spendthrift's Share The Upside program and stand for a fee of $10,000.
Online voting is now open at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website for the 15th annual "Moment of the Year."
Turfway Park will increase purses for the seven stakes races on its schedule from January through March, director of racing Tyler Picklesimer announced Dec. 13.
The catalog for the Barretts January mixed sale that will be held Jan. 27, 2014, at the Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, Calif., is now online and will be mailed soon. The sale on the grounds of Fairplex Park begins at 11 a.m. PST.
Woodbine completes its 2013 Thoroughbred season Dec. 15 with the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III), a 1 3/4-mile Polytrack test that attracted a field of eight older horses.
Penn National Race Course has released its 2014 stakes schedule and live racing calendar, following approval by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission at its Dec. 12 meeting.
Lentenor, a stakes-winning full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind., for a fee of $2,000.
The Maryland Jockey Club has increased the purse for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) from $1 million to $1.5 million, it was announced Dec. 12. This is the first hike for the Triple Crown classic since 1998.
Normandy Invasion and Itsmyluckyday, both highly regarded sophomores early in the season, have returned to training in Florida and will prepare for their 4-year-old campaigns in 2014.
Dual stakes winner Gig Harbor will begin his initial season at stud in 2014 at Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville, Calif. He will stand for $1,500 live foal as the property of Daniel O'Neill.
Ray Paulick, publisher of The Paulick Report, was presented with this year's Stan Bergstein Writing Award by Team Valor International Dec. 11 during the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing and Gaming.
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