Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) winner I'm a Chatterbox continued her preparations for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a five-furlong workout in 1:01 1/5 at Keeneland Race Course the morning of April 19.
With the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) only two weeks away, three contenders for the May 2 classic turned in solid works at Churchill Downs the morning of April 18, headed by International Star.
A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction from Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott that would allow one of his assistants, Rodolphe Brisset, to continue working.
Stakes winner Ghost Bay and the consistent Noteworthy Peach top the seven-horse field entered for the April 18 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, the local prep for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16.
A Canford Cliffs colt was sold for 300,000 guineas ($463,084) to top the April 15 opening day of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale in Newmarket.
Leading jockey Javier Castellano talks about not having a mount yet for Kentucky Derby 141, and about riding this spring at Keeneland, including his win aboard Ball Dancing in the Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) on April 11. Watch Video
Norm Casse and Casse Stable seek a Kentucky Derby win with Canadian-bred Danzig Moon. Norm also discusses the stable's Sovereign Awards. watch video
Two-time Kentucky Oaks-winning trainer Larry Jones has two live 2015 contenders, Lovely Maria and I'm a Chatterbox. Watch Video
- By Ron Mitchell
Keeneland track superintendent Javier Barajas talks about the turf and main track status for Friday, April 10. Watch Video
War Story, who placed in all three of Fair Grounds' top races for 3-year-olds, worked at Churchill Downs April 8 in preparation for a planned start in the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The AmTote totalizator company has filed a federal lawsuit that claims Kentucky Downs, its principals, and a company that is now providing tote services to the track misappropriated trade secrets and breached a contract.
Vincent Scuderi's homebred Dads Caps overtook longshot Green Gratto in midstretch and went on to post his second consecutive victory in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack April 4.
Multiple stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot, who has won or placed in 12 of 16 starts, tops the eight-horse field of older horses entered in the $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) April 9 at Oaklawn Park.
Keeneland Vice President of Racing Rogers Beasley talks about the decision to cancel the last four races on opening day, and the track condition for Blue Grass Saturday. Watch Video
Trainer Nick Zito assesses Frammento's chances in Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). Watch Video
Already facing charges for allegedly carrying an electrical device during a winning ride in a stakes in January, jockey Roman Chapa is now accused of the same violation in the same race with the same horse in 2014.
Trainer Marya Montoya talks about Unrivaled's chances in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and as a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prospect. Watch Video
Two-time grade I winner Stopchargingmaria is scheduled to make her 2015 debut April 4 in the $350,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) on the opening weekend card at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington.
Sharp Humor, runner-up in the 2006 Florida Derby (gr. I) won by Barbaro, has died in South Korea as a result of an accident at Let's Run Stud Farm on Jeju Island.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is considering a proposal that would permit the state's racetracks to card races that would prohibit the administration of furosemide within 24 hours of post time.
The Jockeys' Guild has reached an agreement with Parx Racing, resolving their dispute in a manner that will not alter the current on-track accident policy at the Pennsylvania track.
Trainer Gary Contessa is very optimistic about the future of Combat Diver and is looking at the March 21 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park as a launching pad for the son of Line of David's Triple Crown hopes.
Wiseman's Ferry, the sire of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, died March 17 at Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa.
A federal judge has scheduled a March 16 hearing in trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.'s appeal of the action by New York regulators in which his license was revoked for 10 years.
Dodging Bullets held off tenacious longshot Somersby to win the group I Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in England March 11, giving Paul Nicholls a fifth victory in the two-mile test.
Ron Turcotte, the Hall of Fame rider best known as the jockey for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, is hospitalized with fractures in both legs after a single-vehicle accident March 9.
Texas Racing Commission executive director Chuck Trout has imposed a $100,000 fine on jockey Roman Chapa, who was initially fined $25,000 and suspended five years after it was determined he carried an electrical device.
Although the $60,000 Islamorada Handicap March 6 at Gulfstream Park is not a graded stakes, it could feature some eventual Triple Crown horses, including Stanford and Materiality from the well-stocked barn of Todd Pletcher.
The decision by Stonestreet Stables to have undefeated Ocean Knight bypass the March 7 Gotham Stakes in favor of the Tampa Bay Derby sets up a showdown between that colt and Carpe Diem, owned by Stonestreet and WinStar Farms.
The Texas Racing Commission has suspended jockey Roman Chapa five years and fined him $25,000 after stewards determined he carried an electrical shocking device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in a stakes.
The Saturday, Feb. 28, race card at Oaklawn Park that featured two $75,000 stakes, has been canceled due to below freezing temperatures.
Six horses were reportedly killed during a Feb. 25 early-morning fire that consumed two barns at Chanteclaire Farm near Midway, Ky.
Shared Belief, impressive winner of the San Antonio Invitational Stakes (gr. II), worked five furlongs in a bullet 1:00 2/5 Feb. 24 at Golden Gate Fields.
Jessica Paquette, who was most recently the senior director of communications at Suffolk Downs, has been named director of communications for Starlight Racing.
Mathew "Cole" Norman, a former leading trainer at Louisiana Downs and Oaklawn Park, reportedly has been arrested and charged following an incident in Shreveport, La.
The California Horse Racing Board has suspended trainer Genaro Vallejo for 180 days and fined him $5,000 after a horse under his care tested positive for the Class 3 medication Promazine, a metabolite of Acepromazine.
Betfair and The Stronach Group announced Feb. 18 that TVG will assume operations of HRTV, bringing together the two competitors that televise North American and some international horse races.
Ralph M. Evans' Upstart has been installed the 8-5 favorite in the eight-horse field entered for the Feb. 21, $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
A winter storm has led Oaklawn Park to cancel its Feb. 16 Presidents' Day card that included the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III).
A Feb. 27 hearing date has been set by the Texas Racing Commission in the case of Roman Chapa, who faces allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17.
They saved the best for last at the two-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale as Rose to Gold, in the ring as the third horse from the end of the auction, brought the sale's top price of $450,000, going to WinStar Farm.
Shanon Nicole, a stakes-winning filly who has won or placed in 11 of 15 starts to date, was purchased by Edmond Hudon for $220,000 during the Feb. 9 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale.
Consignor Doug Arnold of Buck Pond Farm discusses Angelica Zapata, consigned as Hip 597 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale. watch video
Irish Presence, a stakes-winning daughter of Midnight Lute, was purchased by Forging Oaks for $310,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 8 in Lexington.
Multiple graded stakes winner Gamay Noir was purchased by agent Justin Casse for $375,000 to be the topped-priced offering midway through the Feb. 8 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington.
- By Ron Mitchell
Charlie White of Sundance Thoroughbreds, discusses a rare white Thoroughbred filly being offered at the Fasig-Tipton February Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a large building that housed a tack and leather shop at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington Feb. 4, but did not threaten any of the barns or horses at the training facility.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a native of Caldwell, Idaho, will be honored by the Idaho legislature next Monday, Feb. 9. He will be accompanied to the ceremony by another Hall of Fame rider, Mike Smith.
Richard C. Pell's Calculator, fifth on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) points list, will miss the Triple Crown due to an undisclosed injury.
American Pharoah and Take Charge Brandi, last year's respective champion 2-year-old male and female, head the list of 429 Thoroughbreds made eligible to compete in the 2015 Triple Crown during the early nomination phase.
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