Luvah Girl, front-running winner of the seven-furlong, Group II Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in her final race in England in October, will be part of a full field of 14 for her United States debut Friday in the $100,000 La Habra Stakes at Santa Anita.
Trainer Bob Baffert expressed delight in having Jerry Bailey back aboard Congaree for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) following the defection Tuesday of Medaglia d'Oro
For the fifth time this month, the Maryland Jockey Club Wednesday canceled live racing at Laurel Park because of inclement weather in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas.
Captain Red won the $54,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct on Wednesday in a record six-furlong time of 1:07 4/5 for the inner track, breaking the previous mark by 3/5 of a second.
- By Victor Ryan
The Illinois Racing Board was charged with a variety of improprieties, from failing to properly monitor the state's totalizator system to not collecting admission fees from simulcasting outlets, in a state audit released Feb. 20.
Equine researchers at Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital are developing a faster and simpler test to determine a horse's level of exposure to strangles.
Champion Storm Flag Flying, and eight fillies each from the Godolphin operation and trainer Todd Pletcher, are among those nominated to the 129th Kentucky Oaks.
The full list of 138 nominees for the Kentucky Oaks.
Trainer Bruce Headly declared champion Kona Gold from consideration for Sunday's San Carlos Handicap (gr. I) after the 9-year-old gelding was assigned top weight of 121 pounds for the seven-furlong test.
The weight woes affecting the Southern California handicaps continued Tuesday when trainer Bruce Headly declared champion Kona Gold from consideration for Sunday's San Carlos Handicap (gr. I) after the 9-year-old gelding was assigned top weight of 121 pounds for the seven-furlong test.
Wings of Grace, dam of champion Soaring Softly and grade I winner Plenty of Grace, died Feb. 12 from foaling complications at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington
Ken Ramsey's Ten Cents a Shine, who finished second in last year's Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) for trainer Kenny McPeek, has been turned over to D. Wayne Lukas, Ramsey said Wednesday.
Softly readies for Rampart rebound with five furlong work...Gal O Gal and Alpha Squire Expected for Gaily Gaily.
Senor Swinger worked five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 on Monday and is on target for the Florida Derby...Offlee Wild suffering from a bacterial infection...Whywhywhy slated for Swale Stakes.
A restriction on horses shipping into Philadelphia Park from Penn National due to three horses testing positive for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) at Penn may be lifted early next week, officials for both Pennsylvania racetracks said Wednesday.
On March 29 Arlington Park will serve North and South America as the simulcast host for the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race and the first of the 14-part International World Series Racing Championship.
Stakes winner Nines Wild, sire of grade III winner Allen's Oop, will be relocated to Al Martin's Tomorrow Bloodstock near Thompson Ridge, N.Y.
MTR Gaming Group, owner of Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort in West Virginia, is pursuing the issuance of $130 million in senior notes through a private placement, business wires reported Feb. 26. The money for be used for several projects, including development of a track in Pennsylvania.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Progress continues in the areas of medication and drug-testing, and those involved in the process should not let a "lack of easy answers" stand in their way.
By John McEvoy -- Have geldings become to the Kentucky Derby what the Chicago Cubs (last appearance: 1945; last victory: 1908) are to baseball's World Series?
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