Horseplayers still seeking a berth to the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will have multiple free chances online in August.
Tickets are now available for horse farm tours during the KentuckyOne Health Breeders' Cup Festival Week Oct. 24-31 in Lexington.
Equine Sales Co. and Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel announced that two new 3-year-old stakes for sales graduates will be run at the Opelousas, La., racetrack.
The Aga Khan's blue hen mare Daltawa, dam of European champions and sires Dalakhani and Daylami, recently died at the age of 26.
Northview PA, the Pennsylvania farm that stands Smarty Jones and five other stallions, will be listed for sale on or about Aug. 1, the farm announced July 16.
As anticipation builds for the running of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), the connections of Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) winner Mr. Jordan have declared their intent to face the champ.
Old Friends at Kentucky Downs, a joint venture between the Georgetown, Ky., Thoroughbred Retirement Facility and the Franklin, Ky. racetrack, will open its doors to the public July 17.
When Andy and Harry Hernandez suited up for the third race July 16 at Gulfstream Park, the five-furlong turf event became more about family and less about competition.
Jahnae Erpenbach has been appointed vice president and general manager of gaming for Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and Michael Facenda to vice president and general manager of gaming for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.
All proceeds generated as a result of Xpressbet customers wagering on Assiniboia Downs on the Saturday, July 18, card, will be donated by the online betting company to the trust of injured jockey Alyssa Selman.
If the bill becomes law, it would effectively prohibit horse slaughter in the United States.
Horse Racing Radio Network announced July 16 it will add a weekly "Saturdays at Saratoga" program to its schedule, beginning Saturday, July 25.
The catalog for the fourth annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar, scheduled to be held July 25, is now online.
A Salix-free race proved so popular at the entry box Wednesday that the over-subscribed field of 2-year-old fillies was split into two races for Saturday's program at Gulfstream Park.
Fresh off a win in the $500,000 Ohio Derby, Calumet Farm's Mr. Z has been selected as the morning-line favorite for the $500,000-added Indiana Derby (gr. II) July 18 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Gulfstream Park announced July 15 it will kick off its 2015-2016 Championship Meet Dec. 5 with the 17th running of the Claiming Crown, a slate of races with purses totaling $1.1 million.
Multiple grade I winner Congaree will stand the 2016 breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, according to the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Standardbred trainer Bradley Moffitt has been suspended for 10 years for a positive test for darbepoetin alfa, marking the first time a synthetic blood doping agent has been found in Indiana.
Darley in America, near Lexington, announced its stallions will be available to be bred on Southern Hemisphere time, effective Sept. 1 for the Australian breeding season and Aug. 1 for South America.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was on display for San Diego area media the morning of July 14, about six hours after arrival at trainer Bob Baffert's barn.
Churchill Downs Inc. announced July 14 that Robert L. Evans will retire as executive chairman of the company and as a member of management effective Sept. 30.
A Deep Impact filly out of U.S. grade I winner Weemissfrankie sold for the highest price of Ã‚Â¥180 million ($1.46 million) July 14 at the foal session of the Japan Racing Horse Association select sale in Hokkaido.
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Fan voting for the 2015 ESPYS in two key categories with nominees from Thoroughbred racing closes at the start of the show's live broadcast, Wednesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to vote online at ESPYS.com.
Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) sent a letter to President Barack Obama July 14 asking the White House to hold an official ceremony honoring American Pharoah and the team that guided him to his historic Triple Crown.
In partnership with the West Virginia affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has scheduled a weekend of activities dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.
When Del Mar kicks off its 76th summer season July 16, the seaside California oval will be marking a return to a dirt main surface after eight years with a synthetic track as mandated by the California Horse Racing Board.
Retired Racehorse Project has launched ticket sales for Thoroughbreds For All Saratoga, an exploration of how Thoroughbred racehorses are transformed into America's best riding horses.
Patrick Armstrong has been named president of the Kentucky Derby Museum, board of directors chairman Brad Rives announced July 13.
Midwest trainer Jerry Balo reached a significant career milestone July 12 when Go Patti Wagon captured the third race at Belterra Park.
There are 812 yearlings cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2015 August yearling sale. An online catalog is available via the OBS website at www.obssales.com.
Grade I winner Strong Mandate, who stands at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will shuttle to Chile to stand Southern Hemisphere stud duty at Agricola Icha Solari Ltda.
Multiple grade I winner and two-time champion Main Sequence has been retired, according to Flaxman Holdings' racing manager Alan Cooper.
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will join an all-star cast of riders for the Turkish International Jockey Challenge on Wednesday, July 15, at Istanbul's Veliefendi Racecourse.
The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is giving away nine laptops to college students during the July 19 card at Ellis Park.
A pair of new stakes have been added to the upcoming Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley meet that begins Oct. 30 and will become part of the 22-race, $5.35 million Penn Gaming Racing Challenge.
America's Best Racing announced July 13 the launch of a four-part series of digital video ads, #IBelieveIn, produced by ABR Films and filmed at Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
Betting and attendance rose 5.8% and 2.6%, respectively, during the 2014-15 racing season in Hong Kong, according to figures released by the Hong Kong Jockey Club following the July 12 final race card for the season.
Brooklynsway defeated Galina Point by a nose in the $250,000 Bison City Stakes July 12 at Woodbine, springing a 7-1 surprise.
Mid-Atlantic star gelding Ben's Cat, who has earned nearly $2.5 million, has returned to Laurel Park after finishing what his trainer described as a "very disappointing" sixth in the Parx Dash Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 11.
Trainer Kristin Mulhall, who notably saddled Imperialism to a third-place finish in the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) at just 21 years old, will send a string of horses to South Florida for the first time.
According to trainer Ingrid Mason, Arlington Park-based two-time grade III winner Sarah Sis will be pointed to the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.
Monmouth Park is planning a "Pharoah Phan Phestival," featuring three days of events and activities to culminate with American Pharoah's planned run in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 2.
Omar Sharif, the actor and horse owner known for his iconic roles in "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago," died from a heart attack July 10 at the age of 83 in Cairo, Egypt.
Tattersalls three-day July sale saw a strong international buying bench that helped drive increases in gross, average, median, and a very healthy clearance rate when trading ended July 10 in Newmarket.
In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, CARMA will be hosting its charity fundraiser "Cards 4 CARMA" July 18.
Gulfstream Park announced July 10 it will raise purses an average of 10 percent, beginning with the next condition book on Thursday, July 23.
The award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production will be presented at the 23rd annual International Simulcast Conference held this year in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The deadline for all entries is Aug. 17.
According to the California Horse Racing Board, there were only four Class 1, 2, or 3 medication violations in the state during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the lowest number in at least 40 years.
The French auction house Arqana has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with two group races held at Newmarket.
As far as the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are concerned, undefeated classic winner Golden Horn (GB) is the top horse in the world to this point in the season.
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