• Bodhicitta and jockey Flavien Prat after their victory in  the Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar

    Bodhicitta Aims for Grade 1 Success in Rodeo Drive

    Surging Bodhicitta, who has put together an impressive season racing in Southern California turf races, will try to put the cherry on top when she starts in the $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1T) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • An artist's rendering of the new Mint Gaming Hall at Kentucky Downs

    Setback for Historical Racing in Kentucky Supreme Court

    A Kentucky Supreme Court opinion Sept. 24 potentially could jeopardize a major source of purse funding in the state as the court determined that at least one brand of historical horse racing game that has operated in Kentucky is not pari-mutuel.

  • Two Enter Guilty Pleas in Federal Doping Cases

    Scott Robinson and Sarah Izhaki each pleaded guilty to their role in distributing adulterated and misbranded drugs in an alleged conspiracy that has seen 25 others indicted this year on federal charges related to doping racehorses.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Kentucky Downs Race Raises Questions on Entry DQs

    I believe a stewards’ ruling on a recent race at Kentucky Downs failed to follow the state policies in place on disqualifications when an entry is involved, although chief steward Barbara Borden believes the rule gives them latitude on such matters.

  • Finnick the Fierce gallops Sept. 1 at Churchill Downs

    Month of Rest Planned for Finnick the Fierce

    Grade 1-placed Finnick the Fierce will take about a month off after being diagnosed with a minor strain to an upper suspensory ligament, according to a Sept. 11 release from co-owner Arnaldo Monge.

  • Gamine is the even-money morning-line favorite for the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

    Churchill Readies for 146th Kentucky Oaks Day

    It didn't take long for employees and media venturing into Churchill Downs for the 146th Kentucky Oaks Day the morning of Sept. 4 to notice the differences this year as fans are not allowed to attend the event.

  • Golden Award wins the 2019 Shuvee Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Golden Award Aims to Shine Again in Shuvee

    One year after securing the first stakes win of her career with a front-end score in the Shuvee Stakes (G3), Golden Award will try to defend that win when she faces an expected eight other fillies and mares Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Maximum Security (pink silks) reached the wire first but was disqualified for interference in the 2019 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

    Appeals Court Ruling Backs Derby DQ of Maximum Security

    More than 15 months after the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), the race outcome, in which Country House was placed first after first-to-the-wire Maximum Security was disqualified for interference, may finally be official.

  • Sweet Melania wins the Wonder Again Stakes at Belmont Park

    Sweet Melania to Start From Hedge in Lake George

    After opening 2020 with a victory in the Wonder Again Stakes (G3T) June 20 at Belmont Park, Sweet Melania figures to use her speed Aug. 28 when she starts from the inside in the Lake George Stakes (G3T) on the Saratoga Race Course inner  turf.

  • Mo Forza wins the 2019 Mathis Brothers Mile at Santa Anita Park

    Mo Forza Set for Del Mar Mile Return

    Grade 1 winner Mo Forza, who has not raced since an off-the-board finish in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes presented by Runhappy (G1T) Jan. 25, is scheduled to make his racing return Aug. 23 in the Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2T).

  • Etoile at the 2019 Tattersalls December Mare Sale

    Brown Ships Etoile North for Dance Smartly Stakes

    With his usual depth of talent in the female turf division again in place this season, multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown has entered group 3 winner Etoile in the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T) Aug. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Justify wins the 2018 Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park

    CHRB to Hold Hearing on Justify's Santa Anita Derby

    Attorneys for Mick Ruis said July 24 that as part of a preliminary agreement to settle litigation brought by the owner/trainer, the reshaped CHRB has agreed to conduct a purse disqualification hearing concerning Justify's Santa Anita Derby (G1) win.

  • Decorated Invader after winning the Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park

    Decorated Invader Back at Spa for Hall of Fame Stakes

    Just about one year after a promising debut in a maiden special race on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course, Decorated Invader will return to that course looking to add to an already long list of accomplishments in his still burgeoning career.

  • Swiss Skydiver wins the Santa Anita Oaks at Santa Anita Park

    Swiss Skydiver Aims to Make Blue Grass History

    Swiss Skydiver will face males for the first time July 11 in the $600,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, where she'll try to become the first filly to win the stakes that debuted in the first meet at the Lexington track in 1937.

  • A split sample confirms that Charlatan failed a post-race drug test after his Arkansas Derby win this year

    Split Samples for Baffert Horses Come Back Positive

    The Arkansas Racing Commission has received the split samples that match the findings of post-race tests that indicated positives for prohibited substances by two horses trained by Bob Baffert that won races on Arkansas Derby Day at Oaklawn Park. 

  • Uncle Chuck is all alone at the wire for a victory in the Los Alamitos Derby at Los Alamitos Race Course

    Uncle Chuck Overwhelms Los Alamitos Derby Rivals

    Making his stakes debut July 4 in the $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby (G3), Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman's Uncle Chuck drew off in the final quarter-mile of the 1 1/8-mile test at Los Alamitos Race Course to coast to a four-length victory.

  • Mrs. Sippy takes the 2019 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Mrs. Sippy Set for 2020 Debut in New York Stakes

    Grade 2 winner Mrs. Sippy, last seen running ninth in the Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1T), is entered for her season debut in the $250,000 New York Stakes (G2T) June 27 on the inner turf at Belmont Park.

  • Ward 'n Jerry wins this year's San Luis Rey Stakes

    Ward 'n Jerry Back for More in San Juan Capistrano

    After securing the first graded stakes win of his career earlier this season in the 1 1/2-mile San Luis Rey Stakes (G3T), Ward 'n Jerry will further stretch out June 21 in the 1 3/4-mile San Juan Capistrano Stakes (G3T) back on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Stubbins works before the 2019 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park

    Stubbins Takes Aim at Grade 1 Win in Jaipur

    After a busy season in which he found turf sprinting to his liking, Stubbins will try for a victory at the top level in the $250,000 Jaipur Stakes presented by America's Best Racing (G1T) June 20 at Belmont Park.

  • CHRB's Postmortem Program Shapes Safety Initiatives

    As racing gears horsemanship, regulatory efforts, and veterinary protocols—some using new technology—toward preventing catastrophic breakdowns in horses, the CHRB postmortem program has been critical in developing information to shape those efforts.