The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has suspended live racing at Indiana Downs June 15-16 pending examination of the track's racing surface.
The career of multiple Grade 1 winner and grass specialist Presious Passion, who finished second in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Turf and has been a longtime favorite at Monmouth Park, has come to an end.
Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam talks about Secret Asset, who is expected to run in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19.
Three-time Grade 1 heroine Turbulent Descent will make her first start of 2012 in the $70,000 Desert Stormer Handicap Sunday at Hollywood Park. Named in honor of the 1995 Breeders' Cup Sprint queen, the Desert Stormer is for older fillies and mares and will be run at six furlongs over the Cushion Track.
Grade 1 winner and reigning New York-bred Horse of the Year Giant Ryan was euthanized at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center due to the onset of laminitis, Shivananda Parbhoo confirmed late Thursday afternoon. The 6-year-old son of Freud broke both sesamoid bones in his left front fetlock during the running of Saturday's Grade 2 True North Handicap at Belmont Park.
Churchill Downs announced major changes in the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and Kentucky Oaks June 14, with a points system that rewards top finishes in selected races from this fall through the 2013 edition of the classics.
Trainers and owners share mixed opinions on the points-based system that will be implemented this fall for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks in 2013, but all agree the newly-announced system could use some tweaking.
Grade I-winning New York champion Giant Ryan, who fractured both left front sesamoids during the June 9 True North Handicap (gr. II), was euthanized at New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania June 14.
Unbeaten Easter Gift makes his inital foray into graded stakes company for trainer Nick Zito in the $100,000 Pegasus (gr. III) at Monmouth Park June 17.
Ed Dunlop talks about Red Cadeaux and his expected start at Royal Ascot.
California champion Unzip Me has been retired from racing with 14 wins and earnings of $959,228.
The American Horse Council's National Issues Forum, entitled "Reinvigorating the Horse Industry," will feature a new national marketing initiative for the horse industry.
Wise Dan, an easy winner of last fall's Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs who recently broke a track record at Keeneland in his 10 1/2-length romp in the Grade 3 Ben Ali, was reported to be full of himself Thursday morning and trainer Charlie Lopresti said his star is ready for Saturday's Grade 1, $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap under the Twin Spires.
Chestnut turf specialist made 52 starts and won 14 races, including three grade I stakes.
Alex Maese, whose career as a jockey spanned nearly 30 years, died early Thursday morning in Pasadena, Calif., from complications of recent surgery.
Caroline Guest, who raced such stars as Tom Rolfe and Sir Ivor with her late husband, Raymond, died May 25 at the American Hospital in Paris, France.
California legislation that would legalize Internet poker for state residents was pulled prior to a scheduled committee vote on the measure June 12.
Australian trainer Paul Messara revealed there is a chance that the mare Ortensia could line up in both the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday and the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes, against compatriot Black Caviar, four days later at Royal Ascot.
Chestnut turf specialist made 52 starts and won 14 races, including three grade 1 stakes.
Tom LaMarra and Evan Hammonds handicap the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs this weekend. watch video
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the NBC Sports Group have announced the schedule for this year's "Summer at Saratoga" series, with five live broadcasts from Saratoga, starting on August 11 and running through September 1, and including such marquee races as the Alabama, Travers and Woodward.
With the Triple Crown behind him, trainer Doug O'Neill seems more determined than ever to fight a 45-day suspension for an elevated level of total carbon dioxide in a horse he raced at Del Mar in 2010.
The success of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) shows there is continued demand for quality racing that combines entertainment, according to CDI chairman and CEO Bob Evans.
Black Caviar, the unbeaten Australian sprinting sensation, exercised in Newmarket Thursday, during a Royal Ascot media morning ahead of racing in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs on June 23.
Two executives with Churchill Downs indicated June 14 there is a good possibility the track will drop a controversial policy requiring a non-refundable $50 fee for those wanting tickets to the Kentucky Derby.
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, whose first foals are 2-year-olds, was represented by his first starter when his daughter Evolutionary contested a maiden special weight race at Arlington Park.
Pachattack, a 6-year-old mare conditioned by Graham Motion, has been entered in the local prep for the July 21 Delaware Handicap (gr. II), but her connections are keeping their options open for this weekend and beyond.
Lord Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah, talks about Frankel, Bated Breath, Noble Mission, and more. Watch Video
Tom LaMarra and Evan Hammonds handicap the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Stephen Foster.
Lord Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah, talks about Frankel, Bated Breath, Noble Mission, and more.
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Some foreign racing organizations issued statements June 14 backing action by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to phase out use of race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes over three years beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
The French fillies classic kicks off the country's summer racing season in grand style.
It doesn't appear live Thoroughbred racing will return to Birmingham Race Course any time soon, but the re-energized Alabama Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said it plans to keep pushing for it.
Jockey Luke Morris talks about Royal Ascot and his mounts for the meet.
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