Eddie Delahoussaye, one of the greatest riders of all time, will be recognized on opening day of Santa Anita's autumn meet Sept. 28, when the track cards the inaugural Eddie D. Stakes.
Strait of Dover, on a three-race win streak for trainer Dan Vella, has been installed as the slight 3-1 morning line favorite for the 153rd renewal of the Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous race.
Comments from the connections of Colour Vision after his triumph in the Ascot Gold Cup. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Black Caviar is set to make her British racing debut taking on 14 challengers and putting her perfect record on the line in the $775,000 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 23.
Capital Plan appears to be standout in the $100,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIIT) as she returns to the 10-furlong distance for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer June 24 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Silverton Hill's homebred Havelock returns to Woodbine Race Course for the first time since a 2011 upset in the Play the King Stakes (gr. IIT), heading a field of seven entered in the $250,000 King Edward (Can-IIT) June 24.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Thoroughbred Racing Associations has endorsed a policy for medication reform that has been supported by many industry stakeholders but so far acted upon piecemeal in various jurisdictions.
Eddie Delahoussaye, widely regarded as one of the greatest riders of all time, will be so recognized on opening day of Santa Anita's autumn meet on September 28, as the Great Race Place will card the inaugural Grade 3 "Eddie D. Stakes" for three-year-olds and up at about 6 1/2 furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course.
Joel Rosario has come a long way in a short period of time and is ready to embark on the next phase of his career when he heads east at the conclusion of Sunday's races at Hollywood Park.
Animal Kingdom, winner of last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), resumed galloping on June 21 at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.
E.K. Gaylord II's Wilkinson, who registered a stunning 44-1 upset in the American Handicap (gr. IIT) last month, came down with colic June 18 and has been ruled out of the Shoemaker Mile at Betfair Hollywood Park June 30.
Strait of Dover, River Rush and Irish Mission head a well-matched field of 14 Canadian-bred three-year-olds for the C$1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous horse race, Sunday at Woodbine.
As Woodbine prepares to hold the 153rd edition of the Queen's Plate June 24, Nick Eaves, the track's president, stunned the crowd at the June 21 post-position draw by revealing that Woodbine may be forced to close next April.
Signature Red, whose only two victories since July 2010 have come in the Highlander Stakes (Can-IIIT), is back to defend his title for a second time in the $200,000 grass event at Woodbine June 23.
Hall of Fame trainer has 2009 and 2011 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) winner Musketier and recent Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) victor Simmard for the 1 1/2-mile test on Queen's Plate undercard.
Velazquez will not require surgery on a broken right collarbone sustained in a June 16 riding accident at Churchill Downs, according to a medical update issued June 21 by the jockey's wife.
Comments from trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Pat Smullen, after Princess Highway's victory in the Ribblesdale (Eng-II). Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Trainer Garry Simms won last year's running of the Grade 3 Debutante at Churchill Downs with Flashy Lassie and he will attempt to repeat in the first graded stakes event in North America for two-year-old fillies with Blueeyesintherein, the 5-2 morning-line favorite, on Saturday. The Debutante, which was first run at Churchill Downs in 1895, is the featured race on Saturday's program.
Comments from the connections of Reckless Abandon, including jockey Adam Kirby, and trainer Clive Cox, after his victory in the Norfolk Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Champion Animal Kingdom resumed galloping on Thursday morning at Fair Hill Training Center in northern Maryland as he moves toward another comeback this fall.
William Stirling Jr., a retired trainer and father of Florida racing official Kent Stirling, died June 12 in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.
Prominent racing journalist Steve Crist will deliver the keynote address at the National Museum of Racing's 2012 Hall of Fame induction Aug. 10, at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Comments from Frankie Dettori after winning the Ascot Gold Cup aboard Colour Vision. watch video
Impressive Group 1 One Thousand Guineas heroine Homecoming Queen faces 11 rival fillies in Friday's Group 1 Coronation Stakes going a mile. The Aidan O'Brien-trained three-year-old, who was last seen finishing fourth behind Samitar in the Group 1 Irish One Thousand Guineas, is likely to be the trainer's only representative, as Group 1 victress Maybe has suffered a stone-bruise.
- By Tom LaMarra
Tom and Pete handicap the Mother Goose Stakes and the Debutante Stakes. watch video
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced Thursday that $7,520 was raised as a result of the I'll Have Another Pedicure Fundraiser conducted during Belmont Stakes week.
The Louisiana State Racing Commission has suspended jockey Timothy Fontenot for five years and suspended trainer Dennis Langford for one year.
Colour Vision rallied under a strong drive from jockey Frankie Dettori and was able to hold off stablemate Opinion Poll to win the $542,500 Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) by a half-length at Royal Ascot June 21.
Due to excessive heat in the New York area, live racing at Belmont Park has been canceled for Thursday.
Comments from jockey A. De Vries after Energizer's win in the Tercentenary Stakes (Eng-III) at Royal Ascot. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
For the third consecutive year, Brittlyn Stable homebred Star Guitar has been honored as Louisiana Horse of the Year.
Tom and Pete handicap the Mother Goose Stakes and the Debutante Stakes. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Mother Goose Stakes and the Debutante Stakes.
The National HBPA and its affiliates said they have "zero tolerance" for trainers who use illegal Class 1 and Class 2 substances in racehorses in the wake of about 30 positives for Dermorphin in the Southwest.
Comments from Frankie Dettori after winning the Ascot Gold Cup aboard Colour Vision. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Glen Darrington, 'Minder' for Black Caviar talks about what it's like to work with the great mare. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Graded stakes winner Salute the Sarge came through with his first winner when his son Fishin Frank won a maiden special weight race by five lengths at Evangeline Downs.
Belmont Park canceled racing June 21 as Elmont, N.Y. and the surrounding areas in Nassau County on Long Island came under a heat advisory with temperatures expected to pass 100.
Ladies' Day, the Gold Cup, and rain dominate Day 3 at Royal Ascot. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment. Watch Video
Ladies' Day, the Gold Cup, and rain dominate Day 3 at Royal Ascot. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Homecoming Queen and Samitar, winners of the English and Irish One Thousand Guineas, respectively, will square off in the $422,500 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot on Friday, June 22.
The New York Assembly June 20 unanimously passed and sent to the Senate legislation that would permit the state to run the New York Racing Association for at least the next three years.
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