In the case of Palace Malice, it was a simple, but fateful, decision by Burl McBride, the trainer of the colt's dam, Palace Rumor, that has led the son of Curlin to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. read blog
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze went 5-for-5 at Golden Gate Fields April 19, a day after he was blanked at the San Francisco Bay Area oval.
Pop of Color, a chestnut filly by Old Fashioned, posted the fastest furlong at the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training April 19.
A resolute Ice Cream Silence withstood pace pressure throughout to prevail by a neck over Sisterhood for jockey Rosie Napravnik in the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 19.
Hollywood Talent, the first starter for freshman sire Talent Search, held off a challenge in mid-stretch and cruised to a 3 1/2-length victory in Friday's (April 19) juvenile race at Keeneland Race Course.
The catalog for the Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available on-line and will be mailed soon.
Kelly was recognized as one of the great trainers of his era. He was cherished as a friend and worshiped as a father and husband, but to everyone fortunate to have known him, he was one of the good guys.
Kentucky-breds racing at Churchill Downs on the days of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) will be designated with the 'Kentucky Proud' logo next to their names on the race programs.
After a year of uncertainty due to the cancellation of the Ontario slots-at-racetracks program, Woodbine is set to begin its 133-day Thoroughbred meet April 20.
The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission April 17 upheld the ban of trainer Burton Sipp by Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, and also agreed that Parx Racing has the right to exclude the trainer if it sees fit.
Johnny Avello at Wynn Las Vegas added horses and updated their odds to win the Triple Crown this week.
Executives at racetrack owner Penn National Gaming said the Ohio State Racing Commission is out of touch for requesting added seating for planned relocated racetracks in the Buckeye State.
Pick Six Racing's Vyjack, who has been recovering from a lung infection detected after a third-place finish in the Wood Memorial (gr. I), returned to the work tab April 19.
Longtime California-based trainer Robert "Bobby" Wingfield died April 13, according to his son-in-law, Darrel McHargue, a racing steward at Golden Gate Fields. Wingfield was 84.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. has named Eric Wing to the position of director of communications and media relations.
The fields for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day continue to take shape, with eligibility in each race to be determined by the new points system.
The American Horse Council has announced the election of John Long, Scott Wells, and Don Treadway to the organization's board of trustees.
Normandy Invasion has a running style that suggests the Derby distance will be no problem, but he has a pedigree that is ambiguous when it comes to stretching out to 10 furlongs.
The public is invited to hear some of the biggest names in racing take the stage April 19 to share their fondest Derby-winning memories.
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