Classic-winning trainer Graham Motion picked up the 2,000th victory of his training career Tuesday, June 9 when Rachel Wall overwhelmed a short field to win the seventh race at Delaware Park.
This week's cover of Sports Illustrated features American Pharoah, whose victory in the June 6 Belmont Stakes Presented by DraftKings (gr. I) marked the first Triple Crown sweep in 37 years.
Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the June 9 baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is scheduled to parade during the June 13 "Downs After Dark" program at Churchill Downs.
The Breeders' Cup Festival committee June 8 announced a weeklong schedule of events and festiivtes leading up to Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland this fall announced.
In an effort to enhance equine welfare, health and safety and overall horsemanship skills, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will offer free, online horsemanship courses.
Thomas J. Gallo III, longtime vice president of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, was elected president June 8. He replaces Barry Ostrager, who has been appointed a judge in the Civil Branch of the state Supreme Court.
NBC sportscaster Bob Costas said it's unlikely there will be as much interest in a potential Triple Crown winner if that possibility exists in next year's Belmont Stakes since the elusive feat was accomplished this year
Breeders' Cup announced June 8 that Calumet Farm in Lexington has been named an official farm partner of Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Robert Marzilli's first-time starter Caren won by an authoritative 2 3/4 lengths in the first race at Woodbine June 6 and became the first winner for young Canadian-based stallion Society's Chairman.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced June 8 that Pimlico Race Course's 37-day spring meet ended June 6 with sharp increases over last year in total and average pari-mutuel handle.
Outgoing track announcer Robert Geller received the highest honor in Washington racing June 7, his final day at Emerald Downs.
Triple Crown Productions has granted All Pro Championships, Fanatics Authentic, and Steiner Sports rights to produce and distribute officially licensed apparel and other merchandise to commemorate American Pharoah's feat.
All-sources pari-mutuel handle on the 13-race Belmont Stakes (gr. I) program June 6 totaled $134,839,391, down about 10.2% from last year's Belmont day program, which had the same number of races.
In significant acts of generosity, trainer Bob Baffert and his wife, Jill, along with jockey Victor Espinoza, announced they will donate to several charities following American Pharoah's Triple Crown triumph.
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito, unable to prevent a Triple Crown winner for the third time, was full of praise for the feat accomplished June 7 by American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes Presented by DraftKings (gr. I).
William Buick is to ride U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot, Racing Post reports.
Dale Brichta, a former Blood-Horse employee and longtime advertising copywriter in the Thoroughbred industry, died June 4. She was 59.
The overnight television rating for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), which produced the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in American Pharoah, was down slightly from last year, according to The Nielsen Company.
Monster Energy has entered into a sponsorship arrangement with Zayat Stables' American Pharoah as the Pioneer of the Nile colt seeks to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
The first two days of the inaugural Belmont Stakes Racing Festival showed sharp increases in on-track and all-sources wagering over the same two days in 2014, the New York Racing Association announced June 5.
It's back to the main track for Gallant Stables' Majestic Harbor, who will bid to return to the winner's circle June 13 in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Art Sherman has been selected by the Thoroughbred Owners of California to receive the 2014 Ed Friendly Industry Service Award.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a proclamation June 5 declaring Saturday, June 6, "American Pharoah Day" throughout the entire state.
Cocked and Loaded rapidly closed ground through the final furlong and was up late to best game front-runner Paynes Prairie by a half length in the $250,000 Tremont Stakes for 2-year-olds June 5 at Belmont Park.
The New York Racing Association the night of June 5 announced that all tickets for the Saturday, June 6 running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) have been officially sold out.
U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome is among 78 nominations for the Arlington Million (gr. IT), the centerpiece of the International Festival of Racing Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse
During its meeting at the 2015 Pan American Conference, the executive council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) re-elected for a term of three years incumbent chairman Louis Romanet.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association will honor three horsemen with the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award for lifetime achievement during its annual meeting and awards banquet June 20 at Lone Star Park.
B. Wayne Hughes Spendthrift Farm near Lexington is the newest member of Horse Country Inc., a tourism initiative for Central Kentucky's horse farms, equine clinics, and other equine-related attractions.
The former equine facility for Dinwiddie Lampton Jr. will be auctioned June 11. The 82-acre site is on Newtown Pike north of Lexington near the Kentucky Horse Park.
The under tack shows for the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age begin June 8 at 7:30 a.m. EDT. The four-day auction runs June 16-19.
Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud is relocating its stallion station from the original location near Ocala, Fla., to a property near Reddick.
Trainer Nick Zito, who saddled horses to dash the Triple Crown hopes of Smarty Jones and Big Brown, sees similarities between his two previous longshot winners and Frammento.
In the third and final session of the Magic Millions National yearling sale, a colt by young sire Foxwedge was the sale-topper at Aus$340,000 (U.S.$261,800).
Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) hopeful Keen Ice went to the track at Belmont Park the morning of June 4, his first outing since arriving in New York from Kentucky June 2.
The second "Jockeys & Jeans" fundraiser, held at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino May 30, raised $201,078 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Charlie Boden, head of sales at Darley since 2006, is leaving the company July 1.
Grade I winner Personal Diary and graded stakes winners Strike Charmer, I'm Already Sexy, and Aurelia's Belle head a competitive field of 12 entered for the June 6 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.
Equibase Company has announced the appointment of Ian D. Highet, who has served on the Equibase Management Committee since 2010, as the company's new chairman.
NBC Sports Group has struck a deal with the New York Racing Association that gives it exclusive broadcast rights to the grade I Belmont Stakes, third leg of the Triple Crown, through 2020.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced June 3 the appointment of Nathan McCauley to its board of directors. He currently has more than two dozen horses in training and on the family's McCauley Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the decision by Anthony Bonomo to take a leave of absence as chairman of the New York Racing Association.
Philip Mitchell, general manager for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms at its Banstead Manor Stud, has announced he will be retiring from that position later this year.
A field of 11 fillies is due to go to post for the 1 1/2-mile Investec Oaks (Eng-I) June 5, the first day of the Investec Derby Festival.
After a slow start that required a push for broad industry participation, the NTRA June 3 said more than 11,600 comments were submitted to the United States Department of Treasury on wagering tax changes.
Zayat Stables has struck a promotional deal with Monster, which produces various energy drinks, with just days to go before American Pharoah bids for the Triple Crown June 6 at Belmont Park.
After pretty much non-stop rain over the last 48 hours, a break in the precipitation is forecast for Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday before returning again Thursday and Friday, June 4-5.
More than 300 representatives from 27 countries will converge upon New York City for two days of business presentations focusing on the sport of Thoroughbred racing as part of the Pan American Conference.
Dallas Stewart, trainer of Charles Fipke's homebred Tale of Verve, finds himself in a familiar spot heading into Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.
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