Stepping up into stakes competition off a standout debut score, Nick Alexander's homebred Enola Gray didn't disappoint in the $200,000 Melair Stakes May 28 at Santa Anita Park.
Back home at Woodbine, Ronald Kirk, John Bates, and Michael Riordan's Are You Kidding Me thrived like it was 2015 in the $200,000 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) May 28.
For Delta Downs director of racing Chris Warren, there's no beating some free, on-track publicity when it comes to promoting the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III).
Markus and Ingrid Jooste's Rabada took advantage of a slow pace to pick up his second group I victory in the Daily News 2000 May 28 at Greyville Racecourse in South Africa.
After two days of walking, Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator returned to the track with an easy gallop Saturday morning at Pimlico Race Course.
Mario Pino was announced as the 2016 recipient of the of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, earning the prestigious honor for jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.
Tepin turned in a solid work May 28 at Churchill Downs and was on the fence for a trip to Royal Ascot, but trainer Mark Casse a day later said the champion mare is going to England.
Trainer Dale Romans invoked the name of Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens the morning of May 28, a fitting move considering he had just gone old-school in preparing his pair of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopefuls.
California Chrome worked a solid half-mile May 28 at Los Alamitos in preparation for his next start July 23 in the San Diego Handicap at Del Mar.
Kaleem Shah successfully bid $290,000 for a son of Candy Ride at the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age and immediately pointed to his 20-year-old daughter, Sophie.
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George Todaro and Jerry Hollendorfer's G. G. Ryder will seek his second straight victory in the All American Stakes (gr. III) May 30 at Golden Gate Fields.
After determining Otabek Umarov violated out-of-competition testing rules and possessed hypodermic needles, syringes, and injectable medications at Churchill Downs, Kentucky stewards revoked the owner-trainer's license for 10 years.
Trainer Chad Brown nominated four runners for the $300,000 Gamely (gr. IT) May 30 at Santa Anita Park, but only Martin Schwartz's Wekeela will make the trip out west.
Colt won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park by a nose May 27.
Although a showdown with champions Beholder and Stellar Wind in the June 4 Vanity Mile (gr. I) has been the plan for Taris for a while, trainer Simon Callaghan said he's having second thoughts about the next landing spot for the Flatter mare.
Rockingham Park, New England's first track that debuted with a Thoroughbred meet in 1906, has reached the finish line and will shutter its doors for good Aug. 31.
Gulfstream Park will offer $525,000 in purses over seven stakes June 4 as part of its Summit of Speed Preview Day program.
Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse is nominated to three stakes the weekend of June 4-5, but trainer Mark Casse said the winner of five consecutive stakes probably will face males in the $500,000 Penn Mile (gr. IIIT).
Thoroughbred owner and breeder Alex Lieblong is the new chairman of the Arkansas State Racing Commission, following the decision of longtime chairman Cecil Alexander to step down.
Died due to injuries from a paddock accident.
The legacy of El Prado, who has emerged as a serious sire-line contender through two sons whose race records and stud accomplishments could not be more diverse.
Son of Giant's Causeway works five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 in company with Stanford. Stradivari possible Belmont starter, too.
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. has added five older horses and 39 juveniles to its June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale that will be held in Ocala, Fla., June 14-17.
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Jockey Cornelio Velasquez, who has earned five riding titles at New York Racing Association tracks and has won four Breeders' Cup races, is moving his tack to Gulfstream Park.
Governor Malibu, the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) runner-up, worked at Belmont Park May 27 with an eye on the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Fasig-Tipton, Coolmore America, and WinStar Farm have teamed up to host the “Night For A Cure” fundraising party July 10, with all proceeds going to benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund.
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Gainesway's grade I-winning freshman stallion Tapizar got his first winner May 26 in a $40,000 maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Peter Miller was forward about his intentions bringing grade I winner Finnegans Wake back off a nearly nine-month layoff last time out in the Thunder Road Stakes (gr. IIIT), which was a prep for bigger and better things.
Millennium Farms announced May 26 that longtime farm manager Bobby Miller has been named its vice chairman. Assistant farm manager Jose Rodarte will take on the role of farm manager.
Lexie Lou, Canada's Horse of the Year in 2014, and that year's champion older female, Strut the Course, face eight older fillies and mares in Woodbine's one-mile Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 29.
J. Keeler Johnson shares early thoughts on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders.
Homebreds and pinhooks at just about every price range make up the catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Samuel Henderson's Suddenbreakingnews remains on track for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after a May 26 work at Churchill Downs.
The May 7 silent auction at dozens of U.S. tracks featured framed, autographed photos of Secretariat and American Pharoah.
Officials at JACK ThistleDown Racino have quarantined one barn because two horses recently tested positive for strangles.
The California Horse Racing Board May 26 advanced a proposal that would alter its current rule restricting whip use by jockeys riding Thoroughbreds.
Fan favorite Ben’s Cat continues to excel for Hall of Famer King Leatherbury. The Blood-Horse caught up with the 10-year-old warrior and his connections in Maryland, where he dashed to his fifth Jim McKay Turf Sprint score.
Mademoiselle Coco, a half sister to champion Havre de Grace, broke her maiden in her third start May 25 at Delaware Park.
Craig Beam, owner and operator of Thorobeam Farm in Sabina, Ohio, has been named by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund three-member committee.
Tickets are free for museum members and up to two tickets each are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony will also be streamed live online.
The New York State Gaming Commission May 23 approved a regulation to standardize and increase penalties against gambling operations—including racetracks—that let any minor under age 18 place wagers on their products.
Freshman sire Maclean's Music was represented by his first winner when Glen Hill Farm homebred Is Everybody Happy won his debut in the third race at Delaware Park May 25.
Richard (Dick) Fitz Randolph, founder of Randolph Farm near Versailles, Ky., died May 15 at age 77.
Enola Gray, one of the standouts from Santa Anita Park's winter/spring meeting will hope to make an encore performance May 28 at the Southern California racetrack.
After picking up a grade I placing at Churchill Downs in her previous race, the connections of Enchanting Lady hope she can nail down her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III).
As it waits for a decision on the future of the New York Racing Association, the organization's board of directors May 25 spent less than five minutes discussing rumors of a proposal that would keep the association under state control.
Spendthrift Farm's Beholder threw down a warning to her rivals May 25 at Santa Anita Park, when she clocked a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 and earned the "breezing" tag rarely awarded on the South California circuit.
Jockey Daniel Centeno, who suffered a fractured collarbone after a fall in the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course May 21, returned home to Tampa, Fla., to continue his recovery.
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