Grade I winner Spring At Last has already sired two winners from his first crop of 2-year-olds to race, including the impressive filly Seaneen Girl, who won handily by 5 3/4 lengths at first asking June 22 at Woodbine
Racing Officials at Sunland Park have renamed the Borderland Derby in honor of Mine That Bird, upset winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby and Preakness hero I'll Have Another has been sold to Shigeyuki Okada's Big Red Farm in Japan and is scheduled to take up stud duty in 2013, the Daily Racing Form reported Friday.
A thunderstorm knocked out the power at Belmont Park June 22, forcing a cancellation of live racing at the New York track following the fourth race.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has been sold to Shigeyuki Okada's Big Red Farm.
Due to a storm that resulted in a loss of power at Belmont Park, live racing on Friday was canceled after the 4TH race. Simulcasting at Aqueduct and the Belmont Cafe were to continue as scheduled.
Unstoppable U, who in his third career start finished sixth in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes, will likely return to the races June 30 in the Grade 2 Dwyer at Belmont Park. The gray son of Exchange Rate will have his first breeze since the Belmont either Saturday or Sunday in preparation for the 1 1/8-mile Dwyer, said Ken McPeek's assistant, Lars Becdelamotte.
Steve Asmussen, Don McNeill, David Vance, Kip Deville, and Highland Ice are the 2012 Thoroughbred class set for induction into Oklahoma's Horse Racing Hall of Fame. They will be honored Sept. 26 at Remington Park.
Fallen For You showed an impressive turn of foot as she drew off in the final furlong to win the $422,500 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 22.
Comments from Trainer John Gosden who saddled three winners at Royal Ascot on June 22, Fallen For You in the Group I Coronation Stakes, Newfangled in the Group III Albany Stakes, and Gatewood in the Wolferton Handicap. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Comments from Trainer John Gosden who saddled three winners at Royal Ascot on June 22: Fallen For You, Newfangled, and Gatewood. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment. Watch Video
Australian superstar Black Caviar will face 14 rivals when she puts her unbeaten record on the line in Saturday's Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. It marks the first international foray for the Peter Moody-trained mare, and Black Caviar is currently recognized as the greatest sprinter in the world and the second highest-rated horse behind miler Frankel, a spectacular winner of the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday's opening-day program.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 189 yearlings for its 92nd Saratoga sale to be held Aug. 6-7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The 2012 numbers represent an increase of 18% from last year's catalog.
Comments from Jockey Johnny Murtagh and Trainer Sir Henry Cecil after Thomas Chippendale's victory in the Group II King Edward VII Stakes. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Big Brown, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in 2008, was represented by his first winner June 15 at Kazan International Equestrian Complex and Race Track in Russia.
Comments from jockey William Buick after Newfangled's win in the group III Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.
Spendthrift Farm stallion Tiz Wonderful sired the first winner from his debut crop when 2-year-old filly Scammony earned an impressive debut victory in a $57,000 maiden special weight June 21 at Churchill Downs.
Penn National Gaming Inc. is preparing applications in Ohio for video lottery terminals and relocation in connection with its plan to move Beulah Park to the Youngstown area.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leading up to the 2012 classics, many speculated that Union Rags could be the horse to end the long wait for a 12th winner of the U.S. Triple Crown.
Much of Kentucky has been behind on rainfall since spring began, but the drought has been exceptional in Western Kentucky with some cities 8 and 9 inches below normal rainfall totals. With some of the state's historically driest months ahead, good pasture management is critical for livestock producers, said forage extension specialists from the Univer...
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