Black Onyx's final tune-up at Churchill Downs April 27 was less about time and more about attitude, said jockey Joe Bravo, who flew in specifically for the work. The son of Rock Hard Ten worked four furlongs in :48 3/5.
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said Sheikh Mohammed was unaware that steroids were being given.
There should be a spot in the Derby for a special filly. read blog
The champion-producing mare changed the life of a small Missouri breeding operation.
A better presentation would be helpful, as would better information. read blog
Trainer Bob Baffet said his team is working with the state of California to find the causes behind sudden deaths in his barn.
Officials with the California Horse Racing Board vigorously contested reports that the state has seen any spike or even a significant increase in the number of sudden death cases statewide.
Sudden deaths in California from cardiac failure rose from six in fiscal year 2011 to 11 over the same period in 2012. Seven of the horses were in Bob Baffert's barn; a cause has not been determined.
Security at racetracks has been too reactionary. read blog
Fasig-Tipton Texas' 2-year-olds sale offered older horses for first time.
Scotti, 86, worked in racing as a jockey, trainer, and jockey agent. He died March 30.
Breeders' Cup should take the uncertainty out of site selection. read blog
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is now stabilized with a full board of directors.
Declining handle is forcing the closure of the state's only freestanding OTB network.
Business boomed at the March 4 Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale where the average price jumped 31.1%, the median rose 17.6%, and the gross was up nearly 4% despite fewer horses being sold than in 2012.
Kitten's Joy daughter and Augustin Stable homebred prevails in rough-run grade III at Gulfstream Park.
The daughter of Harlan's Holiday got her second career graded stakes win in her second start of the year.
Owners and breeders shine in weekend stakes. read blog
If racetracks look like they don't care, why should the new fan? read blog
A Texas HORSE survey shows 43% of owners, breeders, and trainers intend to reduce their investment in the state's racing in 2013 because of better opportunities in the surrounding states with gaming.
The good news is Churchill recognizes changes will be made. read blog
A filly named Glorious Dancer caused two significant changes in the life of horseplayer Michael Beychok. read blog
Higher-energy Eclipse Award ceremony Jan. 19 honors longtime owner/breeder Morton Fink with three trophies. Godolphin/Darley also picks up three awards.
The goal is to make the event more exciting and accessible to fans. read blog
Holding the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park plus the addition of several new charity events has given the event new life.
TCA is raising money and awareness. read blog
Hot second-crop sire Into Mischief is proving the value of Spendthrift Farm's breeding incentive program called "Share the Upside."
Brisk bidding on 22 stallion seasons and assorted getaways and sports packages raised more than $750,000 Jan. 5, during the 23rd Annual Select Stallion Season Auction benefiting the Thoroughbred Charities of America.
Our mission is to engage, educate, and entertain. read blog
It's time to revisit the idea of a national marketing cooperative read blog
Hosting the Championships requires more than providing a seat. read blog
The $25,000 prize intended for three New York Times writers will instead benefit drug testing programs. The newspaper's editorial ethics policy prohibits the writers from accepting the award.
The average stud fee has decreased 6% for the 2013 breeding season. read blog
All seven juveniles in the field are chasing their first black-type victory.
Kentucky's chances at a casino bill in 2013 appear slim. read blog
The broodmare market, a driving force in the industry, holds promise. read blog
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won his first Breeders' Cup World Championships race of the weekend when George Vancouver made a great kick in midstretch to take the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 1 1/4 lengths.
Trainer Bob Baffert believes Fast Bullet deserves a shot in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, even though it is the ligthly raced colt's first start of the year.
Beholder ran gate to wire in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Throw out his last race, said trainer Bill Spawr of Amazombie. The Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint favorite is ready to repeat.
The six-furlong Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) isn't the ideal distance for two top contenders in this race, say their trainers, but it's the race that fits them best at this time.
Amazombie, last year's champion sprinter and winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, is this year's Sprint favorite against four other grade I winners.
The racing industry has challenges...but health and safety come first read blog
The 3-year-old son of Speightstown earns a spot in the Breeders' Cup Sprint with the win.
Opening day at Keeneland offers one of the last gateways to a spot in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), and it's a wide open contest.
More horses changed hands with sellers collectively making more money. read blog
Nearly two months have passed since a coalition of more than 60 owners launched an experiment into Salix-free racing, pledging to run their 2-year-olds without the controversial anti-bleeder medication read blog
Salix, British Champions Day offer obstacles for Breeders' Cup. read blog
Stronach Group continues promoting the concept of league horse racing with updated standings and team merchandise.
Attorney and former legislator Bob Heleringer's new book "Equine Regulatory Law" sheds light on equine law through stories of human drama.
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