The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that the 30th annual National Awards Dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 11 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
Trainer Paul McGee also has the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational (gr. II), a 1 1/2-mile dirt race on the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard, under consideration.
Kentucky-based jockey Jon Court was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, which will be presented Memorial Day at Belmont Park.
American Pharoah returned to the track Thursday, May 21 for the first time since Saturday's seven-length Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) romp in the slop at Pimlico Race Course.
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the recipients of its Award of Merit honored at breeders associations' awards ceremonies in May.
Esteemed sportsmen Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney have been elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame as Pillars of the Turf.
The breeding rights to dual classic winner American Pharoah have been sold to an undisclosed stud farm, ESPN.com reported May 19.
Glen Hill Farm's grade II winner Diversy Harbor has died from an injury sustained in the April 18 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT), Glen Hill president Craig Bernick said May 19 via Twitter.
The Race For Education's board at its May meeting approved more than $300,000 in scholarship awards this year for 70 students, the organization announced May 19.
Texas Red posted his first timed workout since mid-March, drilling an easy three furlongs May 19 at Santa Anita Park as he begins training toward a comeback from a foot issue.
Spendthrift Australia has set its debut roster of four stallions that will stand in 2015 for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Lexington-based bloodstock agent Donato Lanni will judge the 81st annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association yearling show June 28 in Timonium.
A number of high-class runners are aimed for races during the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival May 23-24 at the Curragh, including QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner Gleneagles.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced it has been named the beneficiary of a portion of the daily game handle of Race Track Warriors, a fantasy horse racing game.
The first race of this year's Royal Ascot meeting will feature the Richard Hannon-trained pair of Night of Thunder and Toormore, who will be tested against the world's best milers in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I).
I'm a Kittyhawk added a third stakes win to her record when she pulled a 27-1 upset in the $125,400 Ballade Stakes, the featured event on Woodbine's holiday card May 18.
Jesse Campbell guided in the 2,000th winner of his career May 18 at Woodbine when Sweet Grass Creek won the fourth race.
Colorado's live racing season is scheduled to begin May 22 when Arapahoe Park opens a 39-day mixed meet.
The New York Racing Association announced May 18 that all reserved seats for this year's Belmont Stakes Day, when American Pharoah is expected to attempt a sweep of the Triple Crown, are officially sold out.
Ziconic, the unraced second foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, has joined his older half brother Cozmic One in the Belmont Park barn of trainer John Sherriffs, according to the official Zenyatta website.
Hampton Court, a track record-setting group I winner by Redoute's Choice, has been retired and will stand upcoming South Hemisphere breeding season at the new Spendthrift Australia in Victoria.
Todd Pletcher looks likely to send out three runners in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Mubtaahij took to Belmont's inner turf course along with along with stablemate Umgiyo and posted a bullet five-furlong breeze May 17.
After a second-place finish in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), longshot runner Tale of Verve is headed to New York for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Jockey Victor Espinoza will try for a third time to complete a Triple Crown sweep, this year June 6 aboard Zayat Stables' homebred American Pharoah.
Jockey Joao Moreira swept past Douglas Whyte's previous single-season mark of 114 wins in Hong Kong May 16 at Sha Tin after equaling the mark May 13.
Sunderland Holding Inc., the company of the Hong Kong-based Tsui family, owner of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, has agreed to sponsor the Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I), scheduled for June 28 at the Curragh.
Woody Weeks' Woodwin W preserved his undefeated record and added a stakes score May 16, winning the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced that total handle for Black-Eyed Susan Day May 15 was $18.5 million, the highest total handle for the card in 10 years and topping last year's handle of $11.3 million by 63%.
Several newcomers were on the year's third edition of the Longines World Best Racehorse Rankings released May 14, including Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner American Pharoah and runner-up Firing Line.
Miss Temple City ran to her 6-5 favoritism May 15, taking the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes presented by Rams Head Group at Pimlico Race Course to notch her first stakes score.
Three veteran racing officials accredited by the Racing Officials Accreditation program have been approved by the Minnesota Racing Commission to serve as stewards at Canterbury Park.
Keeneland and this year's other inductees will be introduced at a press conference May 19 and honored at a dinner June 17 at the Crowne Plaza Louisville.
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder was back on the Santa Anita Park track May 14, after she was scratched from the May 9 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) because of an illness.
Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Untapable, winner of last year's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), breezed five furlongs May 11, and on May 14 was shipped to Belmont Park to prepare for the Ogden Phipps Handicap.
Eugene Melnyk, who in June 2014 announced his retirement from the Thoroughbred industry, is suffering from liver-related complications and is in need of a liver transplant, according to a statement from the Ottawa Senators.
Hope's Love, a full-sister to 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, was scheduled to make her career debut May 15 at Golden Gate Fields, but will be scratched, trainer Steve Sherman said May 13.
The National Issues Forum is part of the American Horse Council's annual convention, June 14-17, in Washington D.C.
Classic winner American Pharoah leads field as NBC Sports Group presents 6 1/2 hours of Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) coverage May 15 and May 16 from Pimlico Race Course.
Al Shaqab Racing's two-time Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve is set make her 2015 debut later this month in France, Racing UK reports.
Newmarket trainer Rae Guest posted an brief update May 12 on U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome, who is training toward a start in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.
Horse Racing Radio Network and TVG will offer radio and television coverage, respectively, from Pimlico Race Course beginning May 13. NBC will televise the Preakness live from 4:30-6:30 p.m. EDT May 16.
Sheikh Joaan's Al Shaqab Racing has retired French group I winner The Wow Signal and will stand him in Australia at Swettenham Stud during the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.
Anchored by the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Maryland Jockey Club will offer bettors a guaranteed pool of $1.5 million for the late Pick 4 during Saturday's 14-race program at Pimlico Race Course.
The New Zealand Bloodstock National weanling sale continued May 12, before wrapping up a solid two days of trade at Karaka.
Standout West Virginia-bred mare Down Town Allen was euthanized May 12 as a result of complications arising out of injuries she suffered in the Original Gold Stakes April 18 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said "those two looked good" after watching American Pharoah and Dortmund train at Churchill Downs the morning of May 12.
The British Horseracing Authority May 12 announced the addition of Sweden to the list of racing nations whose runners in Great Britain are exempt from pre-race sampling requirements.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project said May 12 Fasig-Tipton, for the second year, will sponsor its grassroots funding program.
All horses scheduled to compete in the 140th Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course must be on the grounds by noon May 14, according to security and pre-race procedures issued by the MJC.
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