Barretts will stream its new Del Mar Paddock Sale live July 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. PDT.
Racing's losingest horse will be at the Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky., this summer. Zippy Chippy traded places with Commentator, who was shipped to the organization's New York farm.
New York's nine racinos saw their highest-ever win-per-machine totals during the recent July 4 holiday week on the more than 17,000 video lottery terminals operating in the state.
Seven 2-year-old fillies line up July 20 for the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) on opening day at Saratoga Race Course, and five are eligible for a $100,000 bonus.
The nation's finest horses, top jockeys and best trainers will once again gather in upstate New York when historic Saratoga Race Course commences its 144th season of racing on Friday, with the Grade 1, $1 million Travers the centerpiece of a glittering 40-day meet that runs through Labor Day, September 3.
TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated, is offering its players a unique opportunity to take on the 2012 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Champion, Michael Beychok, in a competition featuring more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.
Defending winner Jackson Bend looks for a repeat July 20 in the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course. As usual, he'll have to tangle with a giant to get the job done.
By Ned Bonnie, The horse industry has failed in its desire to prohibit the use of illegal drugs in horses. read blog
Last year's champion older male will try to extend his six-race winning streak in the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT), which he won in 2011.
The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2012 Laurel fall schedule Tuesday after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The schedule was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission earlier Tuesday at its monthly meeting.
Trainer Roger Attfield, who will be be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame this year, was the guest on the latest edition of BloodHorse.com's popular Talkin' Horses podcast July 17. Listen Now!
Laurel Park's 69-day fall meeting, which begins Wednesday, Sept. 5, and concludes Monday, Dec. 31, includes 32 stakes, five more than a year ago.
Spiral Stakes winner is sidelined with bone bruising likely suffered in Preakness.
Godolphin's Farhh, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, will be supplemented to the Group 1 Sussex and take on the unbeaten Frankel in the Goodwood mile race on August 1, provided the ground is not too fast.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic on Monday, Aug. 6, and a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 9, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
It is not an exaggeration to say that no Thoroughbred stallion has ever lived a life like 2002 champion and dual classic winner War Emblem. read blog
An international conference on research to improve the health and welfare of jockeys will be held at Monmouth Park in New Jersey Sept. 15-16.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported an increase in wagering for the racing season that ended July 15.
The industry is still short of the goal of uniformity from state to state read blog
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Calder-based rider of female sprint champion Musical Romance bound for bigger circuits sometime soon read blog
Marcavelly, a two-time graded stakes winner, sired his first winner when his son The B's and E's won a maiden special weight race on turf at Belmont Park July 15 for breeder/owner Mark Dodson.
Besilu Stable's Royal Delta worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 July 15 and will ship to Delaware Park for the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 21, trainer Bill Mott said.
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