There are 131 horses, including the late addition of five paddock session horses, cataloged for the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association summer yearling and mixed sale, scheduled for Aug. 23.
Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen, looking to rebound from his fourth-place finish as the favorite in the July 30 Jim Dandy (gr. II), post a bullet half-mile breeze at Saratoga Aug. 19 in his final serious move before Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27.
On some level the connections of the six 3-year-old fillies expected to face Catch a Glimpse, who is undefeated on the grass, hope she doesn't bring her "A" game when she runs in the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 21.
Multiple graded stakes-winning owner Conquest Stables has announced it will have a complete dispersal of racing and breeding stock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale this fall. Lane's End will act as consignor for Conquest Stables.
The California Horse Racing Board in the near future will begin using biological markers designed to identify the effects of substances administered to racehorses.
The Maryland State Fair will offer trainer bonuses worth $20,000 for the seven-day Timonium meet that begins Aug. 26.
Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association president Tom Early reported that 96-year-old active trainer Joe Pennino of Covington, La., died Aug. 17.
Phipps, Brennan got the ball rolling
Live Oak Stud homebred Za Approval has been retired sound after a long and successful racing career that saw the 8-year-old gelding amass $1,394,666 in six years of racing.
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat, as part of "Maryland Pride" day at Laurel Park Aug. 20, will attempt to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes at six furlongs on the grass for the seventh consecutive year.
Topped by three six-figure transactions, Arqana’s one-day v.2 yearling sale at Deauville Aug. 17 registered turnover of €3,481,000 ($3,933,300), a 14% gain from last year.
The New York Racing Association will cap paid attendance for Travers Stakes (gr. I) day at 50,000, and also said Aug. 17 that all reserved seats, dining, and hospitality are sold out for the Aug. 27 program at Saratoga Race Course.
Mt. Brilliant Farm owner Greg Goodman announces Aug. 16 the retirement of 'founding' farm manager Jody Alexander.
The Jockey Club announced the election of Barbara Banke and J. Michael O’Farrell Jr. to its board of stewards, filling the expired positions of Stella F. Thayer and Peter S. Willmott.
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HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, one of the prominent leaders in equine sport, will be the keynote speaker at the 50th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities.
Son of Tiznow will stand for $1,000 introductory stud fee.
A top-flight field of 13, led by group I winners Postponed, Highland Reel, and Hawkbill, has been entered for the $1.25 million Juddmonte International (Eng-I) Aug. 17, opening day of the prestigious Ebor Festival at York.
A showdown between Scat Daddy's star juveniles Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) Aug. 21 at Deauville will likely not take place as Caravaggio is being aimed instead toward a race in September, Racing Post reports.
Woodbine Entertainment Group and partners plan to launch a new initiative that will challenge Canadian start-ups, entrepreneurs, developers, and students to use technology to help bring horse racing to the next level.
The Jockey Club announced that transcripts, a video replay, and PowerPoint presentations from the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are available at jockeyclub.com.
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked a half-mile in :47 Aug. 16 at Del Mar, prepping to defend her title in the Aug. 20 TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I).
Jockey Michelle Payne, who made history by becoming the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) last year, has been offered the mount on Azkadellia for the Breeders' Cup Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.
Statistics so far trail only last year's record-setter
Creator and Gun Runner breezed in company on the Saratoga main track on Aug. 14, working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 ahead of possible starts in the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I),
Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, who retired in March, will return to the saddle Aug. 27 at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. The three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning rider has 5,146 career wins.
Jason Loutsch, racing manager for Albaugh Family Stable, connections for Brody's Cause, hopes the same starting point works for 2-year-olds Not This Time and Reedini, both dominant winners in their second career starts Aug. 12 at Ellis Park.
Undefeated Lady Eli continued to work toward her first start of the year, putting in an 'A+' move Aug. 13 on Saratoga's Oklahoma turf course, according to trainer Chad Brown. She is slated to run in the Aug. 27 Ballston Spa (gr. IIT).
The New York Racing Association called off the final six races of the card Aug. 13, citing severe weather conditions. The Fourstardave (gr. IT) and Adirondack (gr. II) will be rescheduled.
Initially concerned about rain forecast for the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., area over the weekend, trainer Keith Desormeaux decided to pass on the penultimate workout for Travers (gr. I) hopeful Exaggerator scheduled for Aug. 13.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2017 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, which would match the projection of the 2016 foal crop.
Christopher Scherf, executive vice president of Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America, announced his retirement, effective this October, at the TRA board of directors meeting Aug. 12 Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Trainer David Donk is hoping that the third time is the charm when he sends out Gerald and Susan Kresa's New York-bred multiple stakes winner King Kreesa in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 13.
The catalog for the 2016 Goffs Orby sale is now online and features a world-class selection of 472 yearlings by sires such as Galileo, Dubawi, Shamardal, Redoute's Choice, Sea The Stars, Kitten's Joy, and Frankel to name only a few.
Delaware Park has canceled live racing for Aug. 13 because of excessive heat in the Wilmington, Del., area.
Maryland star Ben's Cat breezed a half-mile Aug. 12 at Laurel Park in his final timed work before seeking to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes for the seventh successive year Aug. 20.
The Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) drew a field of 11 for the Aug. 14 event at Deauville, including defending winner Esoterique, whose opponents include English classic winner Galileo Gold.
Tom Metzen Sr., a tireless worker for horsemen in Arizona, Minnesota, and across the country, died Aug. 10. He was 78.
Gulfstream Park announced Aug. 11 that two racing programs have been added to the summer meet schedule.
Because of a shortage of available horses, Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack has canceled its Saturday, Aug. 13 live racing card.
Warren Harang III was unanimously voted president of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) during the board of directors meeting Aug. 6, 2016 in Bossier City.
After a gutsy victory in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II), California Chrome improved his rating from 126 to 128 and is the second-highest rated horse in the world in the sixth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) will be celebrated April 1 at Gulfstream Park, highlighting a record stakes schedule announced Thursday for the 2016-2017 Championship Meet.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Dr. J. David Richardson as chairman of its board of trustees, the organization announced Aug. 10.
One of the most recognized and experienced voices in Thoroughbred racing will step into Oaklawn Park's announcer's booth when Vic Stauffer calls the races for the 2017 season.
France claimed team gold and Germany's Michael Jung took his second successive individual title as Olympic Eventing drew to a close at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 9.
New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports gambling suffered a setback Aug. 9 when the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals determined that allowing such wagering in the state would violate the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) announced Aug. 9 that Pennsylvania has become the 10th state to pass the National Uniform Medication Program (NUMP) in its entirety.
Worked five furlongs in 1:00.64 at Saratoga Aug. 9.
Shane Horan has been named stallion nominations manager for Banstead Manor Stud England.
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