New Derby trail is better than the graded system, but there is room for improvement. read blog
Amid the chaos in New York, Union Rags delivers a brilliant performance. read blog
The son of Teuflesberg wired a 10-horse field in the grade II Woody Stephens Stakes.
The 5-year-old Tapit mare holds off even-money favorite Winter Memories.
Donegal Racing's Belmont contender is now the 9-5 favorite in Saturday's classic. Dullahan finished third in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness Stakes.
I'll Have Another's injury is minor, like an ankle sprain, but would have required up to a year to return to racing, which could have hurt his value as a stallion prospect.
Even if he wins the Triple Crown, I'll Have Another's value as a stallion is not expected to change.
Marathon Farm got a bargain when they bought Stone Hope, the dam of Belmont Stakes contender Street Life, for $25,000 in January.
Eric Mitchell talks with Ahmed Zayat, who owns Belmont Stakes contender Paynter. Zayat also owns Bodemeister, who finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
In the case of Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, his family tree's branches are laden with tales of triumph and revenge. read blog
I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness wearing a nasal strip. He'll make his first start in the Belmont without one because NYRA bans nasal strips. The reason for the ban is unclear.
A Kentucky district court judge rule May 17 that Lane's End Stallions acted appropriately as syndicate manager.
For Reddam the Derby victory is a splendid mix of good fortune and good chemistry read blog
Charlie Hayward urged the state to investigate quickly and "get the facts." He said no deliberate action was taken to keep the pari-mutuel takeout at an illegally higher rate on exotics.
Calumet Farm's devil's red and blue silks may be returning to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May atop Brad Kelley's homebred Optimizer.
Mucho Macho Man's last race at Churchill Downs was a third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby. His connections hope to be in the winner's circle this year following the Alysheba Stakes May 4.
New York State Racing and Wagering Board chairman John Sabini says it's time for a fresh look at the state's race-day medication policy.
Bodemeister worked a strong five furlongs in :59.48 April 29 on a muddy but firm Churchill Downs track.
Owners have clean, quick solution to Salix: Stop giving it to your racehorses read blog
Depth of quality this year means Derby favorite may be 6-1. read blog
During April 10 meeting in Lexington, TOBA board of trustee members discussed other ways owners can be involved in ending race-day medication use.
Georgia voters won't get a chance to decide on pari-mutuel wagering during the November election but supporters say progress is made every year.
Racing needs an aggressive push toward national unity. read blog
How long will racino operators, legislators support racing's side of the business? read blog
The international exchange wagering company promises to upgrade the racetrack and woo younger fans through social media and innovative promotions.
The heyday of the 2000s was exciting, but now we need realistic values and fair profits read blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher supplemented grade I-placed Big Blue Nation to the $100,000 OBS Championship colts and geldings division for 3-year-olds.
Zagora's great turn of foot delivered a win in the Hillsborough Stakes, just 3/5ths of a second off the Tampa Bay Downs track record for 1 1/8 miles on the turf.
The son of Macho Uno wins his second stakes of the year in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.
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The Jockey Club and National Thoroughbred Racing Association introduced the first in a series of fun, edgy videos designed to build a social network following for horse racing.
Synthetic experience key to decisions to ship to Dubai read blog
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- West Region, Northeast Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Kentucky
The American Graded Stakes Committee is taking a more realistic approach to implementing a pilot program to ban race-day medication for juvenile graded stakes. It acknowledges regulatory change will take time.
Horses and jobs are leaving Kentucky for other racing states with casino gaming read blog
The industry cannot move fast enough in the area of improving Thoroughbreds' care after they've retired from racing. read blog
With a new casino next door, shouldn't some effort be made to spruce up Aqueduct? read blog
Should the general sires list include North American earnings only? read blog
A fourth consecutive HOY title by a female is very possible for 2012. read blog
Ken and Sarah Ramsey won their second Eclipse Award as leading owner, having picked up their first in 2004 when they campaigned top older horses Kitten's Joy and Roses in May.
The soured relationship between the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and a key benefactor, the Paul Mellon Estate, withered further Jan. 5 when the TRF sued an executor of the endowment for libel and slander.
Top spot on the leading first-year sire list came down to New Year's Eve read blog
Stud fees are rising, nudged upward by the gradual recovery seen this year in the Thoroughbred commercial market. However, the current tide is not raising all boats. read blog
Concept isn't new...but worth revisiting... read blog
Barry Schwartz' 4-year-old daughter of Tiznow gets her first graded stakes victory Nov. 25 at Aqueduct.
Millionaire gelding wins a tight one over Immortal Eyes and Ben's Cat.
Three horses bred by BryLynn started in the Breeders' Cup: Aikenite, Teaks North, and Jeranimo. read blog
The Breeders' Cup did nothing to clear up the Horse of the Year picture. read blog
The world-class racemare, already a record-holder having won three Breeders' Cup Miles, finishes third in her attempt to win a fourth. Longshot Court Vision wins by a nose over Turallure.
Favorite Royal Delta takes the Ladies' Classic in deep stretch, claiming her second grade I for the year and giving trainer Bill Mott consecutive victories in the race.
Though several Juvenile Turf horses lost a chance to gallop on the grass due to rain Nov. 3, the connections say they all remain on track for Saturday's race.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Gung Ho, a 20-1 shot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT), was scratched out of the race Nov. 3, opening a position in the starting gate that will now be filled by Tequila Factor.
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