The $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) in mid-August anchors Arlington International Racecourse's 2015 stakes schedule of 18 races worth a combined $3.5 million.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced March 17 that approximately $7 million in improvements at Laurel Park, including new barns for 300 horses, could be completed within the next month.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel announced March 17 that Corey Veazey has been promoted to racing secretary and Michael Chamberlain has been hired as track announcer.
John (Jack) H. Kenney, a longtime executive of Woodbine Entertainment Group (formerly Ontario Jockey Club), died March 14 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 79.
Wildcat Red was honored as the 2014 Florida-bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt at the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association annual awards banquet and gala March 16.
A urine sample taken from undefeated three-time Horse of the Year Black Caviar after her win in the 2011 T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) has returned a cobalt level within normal parameters.
Danny Parkerson, a former Churchill Downs Racetrack general manager and Churchill Downs Inc. senior vice president, died March 13 following an illness. He was 72.
Four-time European group I winner Olympic Glory will join the stallion roster at Arrowfield Stud in Australia for this year's Southern Hemisphere season, making him the first shuttler for the Al Shaqab operation.
Some riders at Parx Racing have informed management they will not accept mounts on or after March 19 unless the track unconditionally guarantees they are covered by the Parx on-track insurance policy.
Tattersalls sale company has agreed to extend its sponsorship of the Irish Two Thousand Guineas and Irish One Thousand Guineas (both Ire-I) at the Curragh as well as the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) from 2015 to 2017.
Legendary Turf writer subject in first Keeneland Library Lecture Series this year.
Steve Kisielewski, a retired jockey who was the lead outrider at Delaware Park for nearly three decades before retiring in 2007, died March 4 in his home town of Wilmington, Del.
Canterbury Park has changed the date for the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, the richest race of the Minnesota track's 2015 season, from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29.
The $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) is now on the radar as a next possible start for champion Shared Belief.
American Pharoah came out of his 6 1/4-length victory in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) "perfect", trainer Bob Baffert said March 15.
Imperious in his previous three starts, Able Friend was even more impressive March 15 in winning the first international edition of Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin.
The Organizacion Lationamericana de Fomento (OSAF) Assembly March 13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, elected a new board of directors for the 2015-2017 term.
Horsewoman Dona Albright, a longtime member of the racing community at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, died March 11 at age 74.
Santa Anita Park has announced that 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award winner Mike Luzzi will travel west from his home in New York to receive the prestigious Woolf Award trophy in a ceremony between races April 12.
Emerald Downs has announced a "Ship and Run Incentive Program" in which out-of-state horses will receive a $400 bonus for their initial start at the Auburn, Wash., track in 2015.
Able Friend, Hong Kong's highest-rated horse, takes on 10 opponents, including top-class Irish runner Gordon Lord Byron, for the first international edition of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup March 15 at Sha Tin.
Amateur jockey Tom Weston, injured when his horse fell at Cheltenham Racecourse during a steeplechase March 12, was reported in stable condition in intensive care at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England.
The Jockey Club has released equine race fatality year-over-year statistics comparing 2013 and 2014 and a six-year summary of statistics collected from the Equine Injury Database.
The strongest effort yet to bring pari-mutuel wagering to Georgia stalled this week when a supporters couldn't secure the votes needed to advance this year's legislation.
Constitution, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, has been ruled out of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28 at Meydan because of heat and soreness in his left shin.
Cole Harden triumphed in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival March 12, denying retiring jockey Tony McCoy a success in the only big race of the meeting that he has never won.
Experienced amateur jockey Tom Weston was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England, after his mount Benbane Head fell during a jumps race on the March 12 St. Patrick's Day card at Cheltenham.
Shadwell Stable's Mamdooha will return from a year-long layoff and attempt to extend her win streak to five straight races when she starts in the Correction Stakes at six furlongs March 14 at Aqueduct.
In the year's first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015, recent Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Shared Belief has landed in the top spot.
A new license plate option for Kentucky drivers, featuring a photo of the legendary Seattle Slew, has been unveiled by the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation.
An incentive program to attract out-of-state horses to race in California that has had success over the past four seasons at Del Mar will expand to the entire Southern California racing circuit April 2.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced March 12 that Steve Koch has been named executive director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Alex's Pal, a 16-year-old son of Valid Expectations, was euthanized March 11 due to colic.
Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns Belterra Park in Ohio and more than 10 other casinos in the United States, has confirmed it has received a proposal from Gaming and Leisure Properties to acquire its real estate assets.
Total handle for the recently concluded 32-day Thoroughbred meet at Sam Houston Race Park increased more than 15% to $51,258,598 in 2015 compared with the 2014 meet, as average daily handle improved a fourth straight year.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has unveiled its federal legislative agenda for the 114th Congress, including tax matters, internet gaming, immigration, and racehorse drug and medication regulation and testing.
Woodbine will make a change to its primary Thoroughbred racing surface, but it will remain synthetic. Officials said a Tapeta surface will replace the Polytrack surface for the 2016 Thoroughbred meet.
The story, written by Tom LaMarra, told the tale of Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day's personal journey to faith throughout his riding career. It is the third award-winning longform feature produced by Blood-Horse.
The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved a budget of $1,100,500 to fund research in 2015, including 10 new projects, seven second-year projects, and two career development awards.
Common Hope, the dam of recent Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Shared Belief, produced a filly by Victory Gallop March 10 at Sancal Racing at Elmendorf Farm near Lexington.
The North American Racing Academy and the North Lexington Family YMCA are partnering in a pilot program for student jockeys who need help getting in shape for the vigorous jockey training school.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has named its champions and leaders for 2014, with Real Solution and Divine Fortune topping the list.
A new interactive website for Thoroughbred breeders and enthusiasts has been launched called FoalPhotos.com. The site is designed to showcase Thoroughbred foals each foaling season.
Sequel Stallions New York has released a mobile application that enables New York breeders to easily access information on all the stallions, submit mares, run nicks, and much more from their phones, iPads, and tablets.
Maybry's Boy, a graded stakes-winning son of Broad Brush, has been relocated to Danny O'Brien's farm near Gilbert, Ariz.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course has added the $75,000 Austintown Filly Sprint for 3-year-old fillies to the stakes schedule.
World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman will address Thoroughbred racing delegates from all over the world at the Pan Am Conference Friday, June 5, in New York City.
Dam of 2011 Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre died March 4 after delivering a full sister to the son of Stay Gold.
Meydan Group and the Chengdu Municipal Government in China will join forces once again to stage the second running of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup race day Friday, April 3.
The under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training begins Wednesday, March 11.
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