Supercharger, the dam of 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver and grade III winner Brethren, has been purchased privately by Hill 'n' Dale.
James Street is back to defend his title in the $150,000 Seagram Cup (Can-III) against six opponents over the Polytrack Aug. 4 at Woodbine.
Todd Pletcher, who has won the Saratoga training title eight times, would be the first to tell you that much of his success at the Spa depends on the performance of his two-year-olds. So far in 2012, things are looking pretty good for Pletcher.
Wagering at Penn National Gaming's Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred tracks continued to show signs of growth in July, with both Penn National and Charles Town reporting an increase in a
Trainer Bobby Raymond enjoyed a remarkable day at Suffolk Downs Aug. 1, saddling four winners on the 10-race card, three of which came with veteran Jill Jellison in the irons.
Fresh off a victory in the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II), dual grade I winner Switch wheels right back for trainer John Sadler while returning to two turns in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 4 at Del Mar.
Woodbine Entertainment Group Aug. 1 announced the retirement of David S. Willmot as the company's chairman of the board. James Lawson has been elected chairman in his place.
Benburb, Canada's Horse of the Year in 1992, has died.
A contentious field of nine runners has been entered to go 1 1/8 miles on Saturday in the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap at Saratoga, and the prominent affair could help bring some clarity to the older male division.
Benburb -- a retiree at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Kentucky -- was euthanized due to complications from melanomas on Wednesday at Haygard Equine Medical Center in Lexington. He was 23.
Ron Anderson has taken the book of jockey Joel Rosario and will represent the rider in New York while handling his mount assignments at Saratoga Race Course, the agent confirmed Aug. 1.
After establishing herself as Southern California's leading older filly over the winter and spring, Include Me Out endured a temporary setback when upset by Love Theway Youare in the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap on June 16. The daughter of Include can put that performance behind her with an effective showing Saturday in the Grade 1, $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar.
Legislation making it more attractive to breed horses in New York has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Undefeated in six races before losing badly in her last start, Agave Kiss will attempt to start a new streak at a new track when she faces six rivals in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4.
AmWest Entertainment has launched a player-driven wagering website called AmWager.com, the company announced Aug. 1.
Former Kentucky chief racing steward John Veitch finally got his day in court Aug. 1 when Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court judge Thomas Wingate heard arguments on both sides of the controversial Life At Ten case.
Superhorse Frankel duly won his 12th race Wednesday -- and eighth at Group 1 level -- when taking the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood for owner Prince Khalid Abdulla, trainer Sir Henry Cecil and jockey Tom Queally. The 1-20 favorite, Frankel won the Sussex for the second year running, scoring by an eased-down six lengths in 1:37.56 from Farhh.
Ron the Greek heads a nine-horse field as the 3-1 favorite for the $750,000 Whitney Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.
Eclipse Award winner Lit de Justice died July 20 from the infirmities of old age at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center near Los Olivos, Calif.
The Breeders' Cup and HRTV announced Aug. 1 a multi-year media rights agreement which makes HRTV the official simulcast partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The second annual "Fillies Race for Hope," a day of horse racing and fundraising to benefit Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation and Pay It Forward Fund, will be held Aug. 4 at Canterbury Park.
With heart and soul -- and likely more than a few off-key notes -- New York jockeys are prepared to take to a Saratoga, New York, stage and sing out in support of their fallen comrades.
On the eve of induction into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame, jockey John Velazquez will join pitcher Mariano Rivera for an exclusive dinner at Siro's Trattoria at the Lodge on August 9 at 6:30 p.m. (EDT).
On Wednesday, Breeders' Cup Ltd., and Jerry and Ann Moss announced plans for the second annual Breeders' Cup Zenyatta After-Party Celebration to be held Championship Friday, November 2, at Santa Anita Park's Frontrunner restaurant. This year's official event will be an exclusive evening following Friday's race card and will benefit several equine and racing-related charities, including the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER).
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) on Wednesday announced a partnership with America's Best Racing to bring a new fan-driven initiative to Saratoga designed to educate casual fans about the sport of Thoroughbred racing.
The Keeneland September yearling sale is smaller and shorter this year, but it's still the largest auction of its kind in the world. There are 3,604 horses in the catalog.
Mike Repole's Calibrachoa, a five-time New York graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing because of minor issues.
A total of 17 runners go for the Group 2, £100,000 King George Stakes over five furlongs at Glorious Goodwood on Friday. They are headed by Australian raider Ortensia, who will carry a four-pound penalty after a pair of Group 1 successes - the Winterbottom Stakes in Australia in November and the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai in March. She disappointed on her first start in the United Kingdom when coming home ninth in the five-furlong Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot, but ran better when fourth over six furlongs in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket on July 14.
Frankel turned in yet another dominating performance as he cruised to an easy six-length victory under jockey Tom Queally in the $490,500 QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Glorious Goodwood Aug. 1.
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