The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced April 20 that it will add two new juvenile turf stakes to its schedule in conjunction with the Oak Tree Racing Association during the upcoming meet.
Three horses breezed a furlong in :9 4/5 April 20 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Spring Sale,
On a day that belonged the Julien Leparoux, it was Rajiv Maragh that was able to narrowly outduel his fellow rider in the Keeneland feature, as Pachattack defeated Kathmanblu by a neck in the $100,000 Doubledogdare.
Betfair Hollywood Park will offer some maiden allowance turf sprints for 2-year-olds in June and July, Martin Panza, racing secretary and vice president-racing, announced April 20.
Friday's Grade 3, $100,000 Doubledogdare Stakes turned into a battle royale down the lane at Keeneland as Pachattack and Kathmanblu hooked up rounding the turn to duel all the way to the wire. Making her first start since being purchased by Flaxman Holdings for $1.2 million at Fasig-Tipton's November Sale last year, Pachattack began earning back her sell price when gutting out the neck victory under jockey Rajiv Maragh.
Applicants have until May 7 to submit proposals for the first round of USA Equestrian Trust grants in 2012.
Rather than worry about the prospects of a cold, damp weekend in Kentucky, trainer Michael Matz opted to work Kentucky Derby contender Union Rags on Friday morning at Keeneland.
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has accepted a hearing officer's recommendation that the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association retain control of Monmouth Park.
On Fire Baby, a leading contender for the Grade 1, $1 million Kentucky Oaks, breezed seven furlongs on the fast main track at Churchill Downs Friday morning in 1:26 4/5 for trainer Gary Hartlage.
It's been a somewhat eventful road to the Kentucky Derby for Grade 3 Withers Stakes hero Alpha.
After a brief setback due to a laceration sustained in the Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), Alpha is back on schedule for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
As rumors in Central Kentucky continue to swirl about the possible sale of historic Calumet Farm, people are talking -- but not saying much other than the farm has not been sold.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders Gemologist and El Padrino for workouts at Palm Meadows Training Center April 20.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Friday that the purse for January's 14th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) at Treasure Island Las Vegas has been guaranteed at a minimum of $1.5 million.
The future of the Ontario horse racing industry could be placed in serious peril April 24, when a vote on the 2012 Ontario provincial budget is scheduled.
Michael Matz talks about Union Rags' work at Keeneland on April 20, 2012. Watch Video
Michael Matz talks about Union Rags' workout at Keeneland on April 20, 2012.
Herbert T. Schwartz, who bred and raced New York champion Critical Eye, died Thursday, April 19, of natural causes at his home near Woodmere, N.Y.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 540 horses for its Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training May 21-22. The number is down 10% from last year's total of 600.
Summer Applause, On Fire Baby, and Grace Hall all worked April 20.
Trainer Bret Calhoun won the 2,000th race of his career April 19 at Lone Star Park when Forty Winks won a claiming race under Clifton Berry.
Country Day, a three-time stakes winner, has been retired from racing after he came down with a stress fracture during a recent workout at Churchill Downs.
The son of Dixie Union worked just after 9 a.m., clocking a half-mile in :47 2/5 and galloping out five furlongs in 1:00.
When 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta crossed the finish line for the last time, most race fans focused on the fact it was the first loss of her career. But what might be even more notable is that it was also her 20th start--unusual in an industry that has seen an overall decline in starts (down to 6.11 per horse per year in 2010, according to The Joc...
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