Fox Hill Farm's Rockport Harbor, making his second start of the year, is the horse to beat in Sunday's field of eight for the $150,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) featuring older horses going 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park.
Wild Fit attempts to square the score with Balance on Sunday when the co-favorites for this year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) head a field of nine 3-year-old fillies set to contest Santa Anita's $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles.
Citing the success of its Polytrack surface, Turfway Park announced Friday it will keep its stable area and track open for training during its off seasons.
The New York Racing Association's board of trustees Wednesday voted for the additions of Leonard Riggio, Dennis Dammerman and NYRA president and CEO Charles E. Hayward to the board.
California Senator Dean Florez is developing legislation to address the issue of funding for the state's major Thoroughbred racetracks to install Polytrack-like surfaces in order to reduce injuries to horses and riders.
Gary A. Tanaka's Star Parade will face a solid field of nine other fillies and mares in Saturday's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I), but that's nothing new for the 7-year-old mare.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited announced Thursday that Ferguson Taylor, chief financial officer and corporate treasurer of the NTRA and Breeders' Cup Limited will retire effective April 1.
The executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders has issued a statement clarifying that he is not a board member of Empire Racing Associates, which has been formed in an effort to be part of a bid for the New York Racing Association franchise.
Northern California's top 3-year-old, Cause to Believe, heads a field of seven in Saturday's $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields.
Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Bluegrass Cat tops of group of 36 horses nominated to the $250,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) that highlights the March 18 Festival Day card at the Florida track.
Tampa Bay Downs, in conjunction with the track's Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association division, will boost purses for all overnight races on Festival Day, March 18, by 35%.
Call Zoll, a colt by Richter Scale who is a full brother to stakes winner Quite a Ruckus cataloged by B.C.3. Thoroughbreds, agent for Timberline as Hip 17, clocked the fast quarter-mile work of :20 4/5 during Sunday's training preview for the Barretts Equine March sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Santa Catalina (gr. II) winner Brother Derek shot to favoritism at 10-1 among individual horses as Pool 2 of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed on Sunday. But the field entry of all 3-year-olds not listed in the pool was a solid overall choice of bettors at odds of 3-1.
Chad Murphy earned his 2,000th career riding win Friday night when he drove Gun to victory in the fourth race at Mountaineer Park.
An ankle injury has knocked Darley Stable's Barbican out of consideration for the 132nd running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and wagering on the colt has been suspended in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Monday's first training preview for the 2006 Barretts March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training is scheduled to be broadcast on HRTV on Wednesday, March 8 at both 8 a.m. (PST) and 9 p.m. (PST).
California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard B. Shapiro has ordered a review of the circumstances surrounding the administration of a bleeder medication to the horse Intercontinental within the prohibited pre-race time period.
Aqueduct Racetrack cancelled Thursday's race card because of the threat of a major winter that was forecast to dump from four to six inches of snow coupled with a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain.
The grade I winner Bandini set a track record for one mile at Gulfstream Park Wednesday in his first start since finishing 19th in the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
French import Cacique, an Irish-bred full brother to 2005 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Intercontinental trained by Bobby Frankel, is the probable favorite among 14 entered for the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) Saturday at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Bob Baffert's Da Stoops, winner of his last two stakes races by a combined 16 ¼ lengths, is expected to be a prohibitive favorite in the Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds Saturday on the Santa Anita Park turf.
With convincing victories in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) to remain unbeaten around two turns, Brother Derek is expected to take another long stride on the Triple Crown trail as the 6-5 favorite in the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Bobby Frankel sends out Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner High Limit as the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).
Magna Entertainment Corp. reported Feb. 27 a total net loss of $39.7 million for the three-month period ending Dec. 31, and year-end losses of more than $105 million.
Wild Fit, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and Las Virgenes (gr. I) in her last two races, is listed as the 6-1 co-favorite with 'all other 3-year-old fillies' in the second of three pools in Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW), which launches its four-day run March 2 at North American racetracks and simulcast wagering centers.
The second of three pools of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its four-day run on Thursday, March 2 with "all others" as a narrow favorite over multiple stakes winner Brother Derek as the morning line favorite among 24 wagering interests.
Magna Entertainment announced Monday that Joe DeFrancis, chief executive officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, has been appointed CEO of PariMax, a new company to oversee the development of Magna's "various electronic distribution platforms."
Winless in his three previous starts, Southern California invader Indy Wildcat surprised the field with an all-out effort to win the $100,000 Borderland Derby for 3-year-olds at Sunland Park.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission endorsed a plan Friday to implement testing for the presence of alkalizing agents - or "milkshakes" - in racehorses during the 2006 Delaware Park season.
Though he has had only one previous start, John Oxley's 3-year-old Strong Contender could merit serious consideration on the road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with his 4 3/4-length triumph over a strong field of sophomores in his first start of the year Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, owners of Hastings Racetrack in Vancouver, British Columbia, announced the resignation of Anthony R. Martin as president and chief operating officer Feb. 20.
Grade I winner Proud Tower Too once again displayed his tenacity by successfully repelling favored Thor's Echo in Sunday's $138,750 Sensational Star Handicap at Santa Anita Park, emerging with a one-length victory in what evolved as a two-horse race.
Buzzards Bay and Greeley's Galaxy, major stakes winners as 3-year-olds last year who are coming off disappointing efforts in Southern California, can make amends Monday in the $150,000 All American Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.
Oaklawn Park, which canceled its Saturday program due to a frozen racetrack, also canceled its Sunday and Monday cards when overnight temperatures dropped down to 18 degrees.
This year's top 3-year-old at Oaklawn Park is Lawyer Ron, and he's our choice to win Monday's Southwest Stakes. A more difficult issue, at least as far as we're concerned, is what will round out the board.
The 3-year-old Mr. Sekiguchi, an $8 million yearling purchase making his career debut at Santa Anita Saturday for trainer Bob Baffert, opened up a big lead in the stretch before being overtaken close to home by another Baffert trainee, Rising Rate.
The 3-year-old colt Point Determined, whose prominent owner, Bob Lewis, died earlier in the day, gave an indication of his value as a $750,000 investment with a victory in the feature race at Golden Gate Fields Friday.
Youbet.com reported net income of $1.5 million, or 4 cents per diluted share, for the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2005.
Saturday's Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs has long been a traditional prep race for the grade III Tampa Bay Derby, but this year's 26th running holds importance in its own right. No less than Bluegrass Cat and Hesanoldsalt ship up from South Florida to test the waters against 10 others, many of whom are worthy foes.
More than 100 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday to outlaw the $12 billion Internet gambling industry, according to the Reuters news service.
Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the 2006 Breeders' Cup Stakes program would feature 135 races and allocate $8 million in Breeders' Cup Funds to stakes races across North America.
In his first workout since finishing second in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 4, Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins III's 3-year-old First Samurai drilled five furlongs in :59 2/5 Thursday morning at Gulfstream Park.
The return of grade I winner Happy Ticket highlights the 2006 edition of "Louisiana Premiere Night" to be held at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino Saturday.
A member of the United States House of Representatives plans to reintroduce legislation that would make Internet gambling illegal.
A total of 183 Finger Lakes Race Track Thoroughbreds found new homes in 2005 through volunteer efforts of the Exceller Fund and the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program.
The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame has released the names of 87 nominees for induction into the Hall this year, with trainer Neil Howard and jockey Mark Guidry among newcomers on the list for consideration. The Hall of Fame is located at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Youbet.com, Inc., announced Monday that it completed its previously announced acquisition of privately-held United Tote Company for approximately $31.9 million, which is $2 million less than the previously announced purchase price.
The Race For Education has been selected to receive an Assets for Independence grant in the amount of $164,000 from the federal Department of Health and Human Services‚ Office of Community Service.
Triple Crown contenders Bluegrass Cat and Private Vow were among several 3-year-olds working at Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park Sunday morning.
Keagan, ridden by Scott Stevens, collared the 3-5 choice Sky Diving near the sixteenth pole and drove to a one-length victory in the $75,000 Turf Paradise Derby for 3-year-olds Saturday in Phoenix.
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