Peter Brant continued his return to Thoroughbred breeding and racing in a big way Nov. 18, with his White Birch Farm going to €1.6 million (US$1,700,639) to purchase Beauty Parlour at the Goffs November breeding stock sale.
Kauto Star, one of Britain's greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock.
Jockey Ryan Moore rode a record ninth winner of this year's Royal Ascot meeting on favored Aloft in the Queen's Vase Stakes that closed out the Friday, June 19 card.
A judge has thrown out a civil lawsuit over $1.65 million in alleged gambling debts against the owner of American Pharoah, Ahmed Zayat.
The owner of an East St. Louis, Ill., casino plans to purchase nearby Fairmount Park provided Illinois lawmakers agree to allow a gambling expansion that would bring slot machines to the state's five racetracks.
Atlantic City's monopoly on casino gambling began to crumble June 1 as lawmakers introduced a bill that would let voters decide whether to allow three new casinos in northern New Jersey.
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Secretariat owner Penny Chenery and Affirmed jockey Steve Cauthen believe American Pharoah could be that special horse capable of ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought. Ron Turcotte agrees.
Reigning champion steeplechaser Demonstrative took the lead at the final hurdle and defeated Mr. Hot Stuff by a neck May 9 in the $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Steeplechase (NSA-I) at Percy Warner Park near Nashville.
Three winners of the Eclipse Award for the best steeplechase horse in the land will square off in the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase on Saturday.
Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte was moved to a hospital closer to his home in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, a day after his legs were broken when the van he was driving hit an icy patch of road and flipped on its side.
Tony McCoy's long goodbye to horse racing takes him to the Cheltenham Festival, where Britain's most successful jumps jockey has good chances in three marquee races over the four-day event that begins Tuesday, March 10.
A proposal to ease Indiana's gambling laws, by permitting riverboat casinos to move onto land and allowing live dealers for table games at the state's two racetrack casinos, won approval by a wide margin in the Indiana House.
Legendary British jumps jockey A.P. "Tony" McCoy plans to retire from race riding when the current season concludes April 25.
Jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle from Hall of Fame racehorse Seasbiscuit has sold for $104,260, Lelands auction house announced Jan 20.
Silviniaco Conti won the William Hill King George VI Chase for the second straight year Dec. 26 at Kempton.
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Oct. 20 to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning Oct. 26.
Racing stewards in Indiana have found no riding infractions in the Oct. 14 spill in a race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in which apprentice jockey Juan Saez died.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a directive Sept. 8 allowing casinos and racetracks in the state to offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability.
Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker, who made a splash at this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was suspended for four games by for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.
David Garvin, a Thoroughbred breeder and founder of the retail chain Camping World, died Aug. 30 in an accidental fall at his home on Ironwood Farm near Bowling Green, Ky. He was 71.
It's last call for Tom Durkin. The voice of horse racing on the New York circuit is silencing himself Sunday, Aug. 31, retiring after a 43-year career in which he also announced Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races.
Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have paved the way for sports wagering at New Jersey's casinos and racetracks. Christie on Aug. 8 rejected the bill.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik said July 5 that she plans to resume riding in a week's time, marking a swift return from a shoulder injury suffered last month.
Eddie Espinoza will be cheering a little louder than anyone else for California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). If the colt becomes the first horse to sweep the Triple Crown in 36 years, Espinoza will win $1 million.
Jockey Rafael Bejarano has been hospitalized after being stepped on by a trailing horse when his mount broke down in a race at Santa Anita Park May 10.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik will serve a four-day suspension after she rides Vicar's in Trouble in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 3.
Pineau De Re captured the Crabbie's Grand National Steeplechase by pulling clear to win by five lengths April 5.
Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, widow of late Thoroughbred owner-breeder and philanthropist Paul Mellon, died March 17 at age 103.
Important racehorse Native Diver is being exhumed from the former Hollywood Park racetrack and will be moved to a new resting place in Southern California.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has been cleared of any direct involvement in the Godolphin doping scandal by an internal inquiry.
A proposed ballot measure to let Kentucky voters decide whether to legalize casino gambling hasn't garnered enough support yet to gain state Senate passage, a key Republican legislator said Feb. 10.
The first week of Internet gambling in New Jersey went well, according to the state's top casino regulator, who says he finally stopped worrying about it.
With the new, $88-million Meadowlands Racetrack scheduled to open for live Standardbred racing Nov. 23, Jeff Gural understandably has a case of the jitters.
Richard Hannon, one of British horse racing's most colorful trainers whose owners include Queen Elizabeth II, will retire at the end of year and hand over duties to his son.
A Louisville Democrat has drafted legislation calling for a constitutional amendment to allow three stand-alone casinos, plus five others at horse tracks.
Police say they believe last week's theft of historic racing trophies from the National Museum of Racing was pulled off by the same person who stole trophies from another upstate New York racing museum.
A federal appeals court dealt another blow to New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports gambling Sept. 17 by upholding a ruling that the state's betting law conflicts with federal law and shouldn't be implemented.
Del Mar will begin an expansion of its turf course Sept. 13 to accommodate more horses in an effort to host a future Breeders' Cup World Championships event.
The Darwin Cup was canceled after jockey Simone Montgomerie died from injuries following a fall near the finish of the sixth race Aug. 5.
A federal judge in New Mexico Aug. 2 issued a restraining order that will keep two horse slaughterhouses from opening as planned the week of Aug. 4.
Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. says it has completed the purchase of a Maine casino in a deal valued at about $160 million.
The British trainer has been formerly charged by the British Horseracing Authority for using steroids illegally. The date of the hearing has not been set.
Sheikh Mohammed said he has directed that a decree be issued making the import, sale, purchase, or use of anabolic steroids in horse sports a criminal offense under the UAE penal laws.
The owner of the Colonial Downs in Virginia wants to sell his company to West Virginia-based MTR Gaming Group Inc., in exchange for $144.5 million in MTR stock.
Demonstrative, an Eclipse Award finalist in last season's steeplechase division, will make his 2013 jumps debut in the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase Saturday, May 11 at Percy Warner Park Course.
Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has appealed his eight-year worldwide ban for giving his racehorses anabolic steroids.
Propped up inside jockey Kevin Krigger's locker at Churchill Downs is a photo dating back more than a century. Staring back at him is Jimmy Winkfield, the last black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby.
It's easy to figure out where Todd Pletcher got the idea to enter five horses in this year's Kentucky Derby. He used to work for D. Wayne Lukas.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has ordered one of his Godolphin Racing stables in Newmarket to be locked down and a full round of blood tests carried out after one of his trainers was charged with doping.
Michael Turl was charged along with jockey Eddie Ahern and four other men with violating various horseracing rules. Those include stopping horses running on their merits and passing on inside information.
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