Former Central Kentucky stallion Cactus Ridge will stand the 2014 season at Royal Vista Ranches in Wayne, Okla., for a fee of $5,000 with special consideration to Quarter Horse mares.
TwinSpires.com, the official advance deposit wagering service for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is offering its players an opportunity to win $1 million by betting Kentucky Derby qualifying races.
General Challenge, California's top 3-year-old male in 1999, was euthanized Feb. 4 at Golden Eagle Farm after his "condition deteriorated rapidly," the farm said on its Facebook page. The gelding was 18.
Thoroughbred racing fans will see more major stakes on national television this year, starting with the Feb. 9 debut of the "The Jockey Club Tour on FOX," featuring champion 3-year-old Will Take Charge in the Donn Handicap.
Santiva, a grade II-winning son of Giant's Causeway, was represented by his first foal when a chestnut filly was born at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Farm near Lexington Jan. 31.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced an average daily purse structure of about $220,000 during the 67-day Thoroughbred meet from April 18-Aug. 9.
On Jan. 14, 2014 Seabiscuit's stud barn, located at Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif., officially was listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Deputy Storm, a dual stakes-winning son of Forestry, has arrived at Kerry and Leigh Ann Hopper's R Star Stallions at RichWine near Anderson, Ind., where he will stand the 2014 season for $1,500.
Champion Will Take Charge arrived by van early the morning of Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park, where he is slated to make his 2014 debut in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 9.
State lawmakers in New York are trying again to get legislation approved permitting tracks and off-track betting corporations to work together on race date start times and simulcasting schedules.
Dormellito Stud reported that dual graded stakes winner Simmard (Dixieland Band -- Dibs, by Spectacular Bid) has produced his first foal.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall invites the public to submit nominations for 2014 from both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in seven categories.
Florida Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association supports idea of off-track Miami casino tied to a non-profit race meeting at Gulfstream Park it believes would strengthen the industry in the state.
Due to the winter weather having moved through the region Feb. 3 and anticipated for the evening of Feb. 4, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for Tuesday.
Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia ranks Cairo Prince, unbeaten champion Shared Belief, and Honor Code as the most attractive individual horses featured in this week's second pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack has been cancelled for Monday, Feb. due to snow. It is the fourth full or partial card cancellation at the track since Jan. 1 due to weather.
Deteriorating winter weather conditions forced Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. to cancel after the third race Feb. 2.
Anne Tate Bowmar, who with her late husband Dan, operated Bowmar Thoroughbred Consultants in Lexington, died Jan. 24 in Versailles, Ky. She was 78.
Grade I winner Havana returned to the work tab for the first time since his runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) with a three-furlong breeze at Palm Meadows Feb. 1.
Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner Honor Code jogged at Gulfstream Park & Casino the morning of Feb. 2, the second straight day.
Game on Dude covered four furlongs in 48 seconds flat in preparation for the Feb. 8 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), while Midnight Hawk worked five furlongs in 1:00 3/5, also with Garcia aboard.
Dual grade I winner Verrazano will remain in training in 2014, rather than retiring to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
With owner Mandy Pope on hand, two-time champion Groupie Doll breezed Feb. 2 at Gulfstream Park & Casino in preparation for her final career start in the Feb. 9 Hurricane Bertie Stakes.
Will Take Charge, recently crowned 3-year-old champion male, will be the 123-pound highweight for his 4-year-old debut, the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.
Jockey David Cohen is likely to be immobile for six to eight weeks after injuring his right leg prior to the running of the fourth race at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 1.
Private Zone, who had been ticketed for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 9, has been turned out in Bradbury, Calif. Meanwhile, grade III winner Romansh will open his 2014 campaign in the Gulfstream Park event.
Cairo Prince, impressive winner of the $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes, is bypassing the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth and will likely make his next start in the March 29 Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I).
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze rode six winners from seven mounts Jan. 31 at Golden Gate Fields.
The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California unanimously voted to appoint Terry Lovingier to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of Madeline Auerbach.
A reduction in the number of racing days from 60 in 2012 to 49 resulted in average daily gains in wagering and purses at Portland Meadows.
The International Festival of Racing tops a 2014 schedule that includes 25 stakes races worth $5.5 million during 89 days of racing at Arlington Park from May 2 through Sept. 28.
The first reported foal for Texas stallion Crossbow was born Jan. 9 at owner Robert Grunnah's farm in Wills Point, Texas.
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2013 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions Jan. 30 during the Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.
Wolf Pack Jack has been named the 2013 Iowa-bred Horse of the Year after winning four of six starts and earning $154,770 as a 3-year-old.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has announced the winners and other placings from its 2013 performance awards pilot program.
As of Jan. 30, Ron Paolucci, owner of Loooch Racing and manager of Ria Antonia's career along with trainer Jeremiah Englehart, was uncertain exactly what the future is for the 3-year-old Rockport Harbor filly.
Rick Baedeker will begin work Feb. 3 as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, the agency announced Jan. 30.
David Jerkens, currently the racing secretary at Golden Gate Fields, will relocate to Southern California in early June and assume the role of racing secretary at Del Mar, it was announced Jan. 30.
The catalog for the 25th annual Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, featuring 141 juveniles March 3, is now online and will be mailed soon.
Corfu, who set a stakes record in the 2013 Saratoga Special (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
In an effort to drive field size and reward horsemen, Monmouth Park has announced participation bonus programs for its 57-day meet that runs from May 10-Sept. 28.
Grade I winner Brilliant Speed was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 29 when a colt was born at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala.
The Kentucky Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year for 2013 is University of Louisville basketball coach and Thoroughbred owner Rick Pitino.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 66 supplemental entries to its upcoming Kentucky winter mixed sale to be held Feb. 9-10 at the sales company's Lexington headquarters.
Jockey John Velazquez, returning from a serious injury sustained last fall during the Breeders' Cup World Championships, got his first win in six tries at Gulfstream Park when 2-5 choice Got Lucky cruised to victory Jan. 29.
Airdrie Stud has reported the birth of the first foal by grade I winner Creative Cause. The gray or roan filly is out of the Indian Charlie mare Incarnate Memories.
Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Danedream gave birth to a bay filly by Frankel just before midnight Monday, Jan. 27.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Havana is likely to make his 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park March 1, trainer Todd Pletcher said.
The first reported foal by Algorithms arrived the morning of Jan. 29 at Bruce and Connie Brown's Fairview Farm in Versailles, Ky.
Prominent European sprinter Bated Breath was represented by his first reported foal when a bay filly out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Precious Secret was born at Barton Stud Jan. 11.
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