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  • Patrick Biancone has not started a horse in Kentucky since 2007

    Trainer Biancone Seeks License in Kentucky

    Patrick Biancone is seeking to have his training license reinstated in Kentucky, where the conditioner has not saddled a horse since losing his license following a 2007 discovery of cobra venom and other substances in his Keeneland barn.

  • Dubai World Cup  3/25/17, photo by Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club
Arrogate and Mike Smith win the Dubai World Cup

    NTRA Thoroughbred Poll Released July 17

    Week 25  of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages remains status quo in the top-10 results released today.

  • D C Nine (inside) breaks his maiden July 2 at Ellis Park

    Santiva Fighting For a Chance

    Opportunity more than genetics often shapes a stallion's future. Those with the largest books clearly get the best opportunity to show what they are capable of producing. 

  • Arms Runner will try for a third win in as many starts in the Oceanside Stakes

    Oceanside Stakes Will Get Del Mar Meet Rolling

    In the time between races of Del Mar's 10-race opening day card July 19, fans and horsemen figure to give some thought to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be contested at the seaside Southern California track this fall.

  • Gabby Gaudet

    NYRA Announces Expanded Role for Gaudet

    The New York Racing Association announced July 17 that racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will undertake an expanded role with NYRA, working on the broadcast team for the 2017 Belmont fall meet, and continuing through Cigar Mile Day Dec. 2 at Aqueduct.

  • RTCA Plans Golf Tournament for Sept. 25

    Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) will host its fourth annual Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 at Champions Trace Golf Club located at 20 Avenue of Champions Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Catalog Online for Osarus La Teste Sale

    The catalog for the Osarus La Teste September yearling sale is now online. The sale, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, at La Teste de Buch racecourse in La Teste de Buch, France, comprises 271 lots.

  • Arrogate wins last year's Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Saratoga Race Course Meet Begins July 21

    Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet that includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses.

  • NYTHA General Meeting Planned July 25 at Saratoga

    There will be a general membership meeting of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at noon, July 25, 2017 behind the Recreation Hall on Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • Pink Lloyd opens up a 2 1/4-length lead at the wire in the Vigil at Woodbine

    Pink Lloyd Adds Vigil to Woodbine Win Streak

    Entourage Stable's Pink Lloyd keeps rolling this year for Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Bob Tiller as the 5-year-old gelding adds the July 16 Vigil Stakes (G3) at Woodbine while picking up his first graded stakes.

  • Pure Silver came home 1 1/2 lengths in front of the favorite I Still Miss You

    Pure Silver Goes Gate-to-Wire in Lynbrook

    Going off as a four-horse race, the $100,000 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park for New York-bred 2-year-old fillies was nothing short of a match race on paper, but in the end it was Todd Pletcher-trained Pure Silver who prevailed July 16.

  • The 2016-17 racing season in Hong Kong saw an increase of 87.1% in commingled handle

    Record Season for Hong Kong Racing

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club 2016-17 season, driven in part by massively increased international wagering, was so powerful it surprised even CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

  • Irap captures the Indiana Derby

    Irap Dominant in Indiana Derby

    If his score in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) was a fluke and his nose win in the Ohio Derby (G3) was just enough, Irap's five-length win in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) was the best evidence yet that Reddam Racing's Tiznow colt is the real deal.

  • Overture winning the Indiana Oaks

    Overture Plays the Field in Indiana Oaks

    Left alone on the front end to walk through fractions as she pleased, Overture made sure her rivals paid the price during the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) as she recorded a gate-to-wire victory at Indiana Grand Race Course July 15.

  • Frostmourne is all alone at the finish of the Kent Stakes

    Frostmourne Coasts to Kent Stakes Victory

    Green Lantern Stables' Frostmourne broke through for his first graded win in the June 3 Penn Mile Stakes (G2T) and put in a repeat performance July 15 in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (G3T) at Delaware Park.

  • Rick Porter leads Songbird and Mike Smith into the Delaware Park winner's circle

    Songbird Holds Fast in Delaware Handicap

    The champion daughter of Medaglia d'Oro came and conquered July 15 at Delaware Park, where she claimed the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) for Delaware native Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Actress wins the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Anglesey Stakes to become the first black-type winner for Declaration of War

    Declaration of War, Justin Phillip Get Stakes Winners

    Actress won the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh to become the first black-type winner for Declaration of War, while What a Catch was Justin Phillip's first black-type winner in the Rockville Centre Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • Enable bounds home to an easy win in the Irish Oaks

    Enable Romps to Complete Oaks Double

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Enable tracked the pace in the July 15 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) at the Curragh, blew past the leader turning for home and drew off to win every bit as easily as she had in her last start, the Investec Oaks (G1) at Epsom.

  • Shakeel and Permian in their thrust-and-parry battle to the wire

    Shakeel Edges Out Grand Prix de Paris Score

    The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Shakeel moved into contention and two furlongs from the wire and engaged with Permian in a thrust-and-parry battle to the wire, where Shakeel prevailed by a nose in 2:30.42 over the good going.

  • Mike Hushion with Artemis Agrotera after her 2014 victory in the grade 1 Ballerina Stakes

    Hushion Ready to Bid Farewell to Training Days

    Trainer Mike Hushion, a respected mainstay on the New York Racing Association circuit, will bring the curtain down on nearly five decades of horse racing with his final two entries, Jupiter Rising and Voodoo Song, at Belmont Park July 16.

  • NYRA Now Available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV

    The New York Racing Association announced today that NYRA Now, a mobile and over-the-top television platform that gives users customizable video streaming options, is now available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

  • Gunnevera gets a bath ahead of the Preakness at Pimlico

    Gunnevera Aims for Travers Stakes

    Trainer Antonio Sano said July 13 the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Aug. 26 is the ultimate goal for multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, who will not venture to the Upstate New York track for the July 29 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).