Parx Oaks ruling has us seeing double
Champion Classic Empire will not run in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) because of a hoof abscess in his right front, trainer Mark Casse said June 7.
Saturday’s Belmont Stakes card promises to be one of the most exciting events of the year for Thoroughbred racing fans and bettors alike.
Curlin was a champion who dominated the sport ... except for those spring days in 2007 when he faced two fellow members of his 3-year-old crop, Street Sense and Hard Spun.
Gratitude and humility flow freely from jockey Channing Hill, something the 29-year-old is particularly mindful of these days. He remembers all too well when that wasn't necessarily the case.
Customers looking for customization of their racing experience should find a useful tool in the new NYRA Now app, which not only provides access to all things New York Racing Association but lets the user determine the experience.
Beholder Mile, Shoemaker Mile, Penn Mile, Connaught Cup, Yasuda Kinen, Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council Silver Jubilee Cup Handicap, Aristides, Pennine Ridge, Eatontown, Hendrie, Evangeline Mile and more.
Son of Redoute's Choice honored as Highveld Horse of the Year, champion sprinter, and champion older horse for the 2016-17 season.
Owner West Point Thoroughbreds said Twilight Eclipse, who once sold at auction for $1,000 but reached racing's heights, has been retired from racing.
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate got back to work June 6 at Santa Anita Park, where he put in his first timed breeze since his victory in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline (G1).
Japanese-bred colt covered five furlongs in 1:06, but ran the last three in :37 on the Belmont Park training track.
Fox Hill Farm's Songbird logged her final workout June 6 for her 2017 debut in the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) June 10, and is set to depart for Belmont Park.
Robert LaPenta, who dethroned Big Brown in 2008 with longshot Da' Tara, hopes to score his second Belmont Stakes victory as one of the co-owners of Tampa Bay Derby winner Tapwrit.
In a release posted June 6 to Godolphin.com, it was announced that John Ferguson has stepped down from his position as chief executive and racing manager of Godolphin.
Despite the long hours, significant time spent apart, and the challenges of being based in a state with a racing and breeding program that struggles to compete with its neighbors, the Keens would not trade their career choice or their location.
Preakness Stakes (G1) third-place finisher covered a half-mile in :50 1/5.
- By Steve Haskin
Let's start off by saying what has happened in the past often has no bearing on what is going to happen in the future. In Thoroughbred racing, they call them past performances for a reason.
Owner Rick Porter will not be in attendance at Belmont Park June 10 when his Songbird makes her 4-year-old debut in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) on the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) undercard.
Invincible Spirit passed two significant milestones June 3 when his 3-year-old son Inns of Court won the Prix du Palais-Royal (G3). The colt became both the 100th black-type winner and 50th graded/group winner for sire.
No stranger to success with juveniles, trainer Todd Pletcher has entered four runners in the $150,000 Tremont Stakes for 2-year-olds going 5 1/2 furlongs on Belmont Park's main track June 9.
When Victor Espinoza returns to ride in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park for the first time since guiding American Pharoah to a Triple Crown sweep in 2015, the memory of that day will still be fresh.
The goal when raising foals is to optimize health and growth. This means proper and adequate nutrition, avoiding extremes—before and after weaning—that could lead to developmental problems.
Jay Em Ess Stable's homebred By the Moon will be seeking to defend her crown when the 5-year-old mare tops a field of 10 entered in the $250,000 Bed o' Roses Invitational (G3) on the June 9 Belmont Park card.
Trainer Wesley Ward sent out 11 workers in five separate groups the morning of June 5 on Keeneland's turf course, headed by European champion Lady Aurelia who is bound for Royal Ascot a second straight year.
Juddmonte Farms' champion Arrogate is likely to make his next start in the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) July 22 at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert said June 5.
Belmont Stakes (G1) hopeful Multiplier, a colt from the first crop of The Factor, went unsold on a final bid of $120,000 at last year's Ocala Breeders' Sales' April sale.
The $65 million building has been named after pioneering orthopedic veterinarian Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith.
A winner in his last five races, Southern Springs Stables, Robert LaPenta, and Head of Plains Partners' Whitmore will put his streak on the line in the $250,000 True North Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park June 9.
A competitive field of nine fillies and mares, 4 years and older, are scheduled to line up for the $500,000 New York Stakes (G2T) at Belmont Park that features last out winners Sea Calisi (FR) and Hawksmoor (IRE).
Code Warrior dueled early and had more than enough left in the tank to take Hendrie Stakes (G3) June 4 at Woodbine.
Six European invaders will line up to take on three U.S. graded stakes winners in a field of 14 for the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (G3T) over two miles on the Widener turf course June 9.
Santa Anita Park cancelled its second Thursday card of the season because of a lack of entries for the June 8 slate, and track executives put most of the onus on the local horsemen June 4 to run more horses and fill cards.
Satono Aladdin captured the June 4 Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo Racecourse, his first grade 1 victory, over last year's winner Logotype.
Al Shaqab Racing and Gerard Augustin-Normand's Brametot added his name to the list of horses that won both the French Two Thousand Guineas and the French Derby in the final strides of the 10 1/2-furlong classic June 4.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) runner-up Lookin At Lee breezed four furlongs in :48.33 under the early morning sunshine on the Belmont Park main track June 4 in preparation for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1).
Trainer Chris Englehart reached 4,000 wins June 3, when Prince Supreme won the fifth race at Finger Lakes Racetrack.
Tom Mansor and Tachycardia Stables' Big Macher has a special place in trainer Richard Baltas' heart.
Both Isabelle de Tomaso's homebred Irish War Cry and Mark and Nancy Stanley’s Hollywood Handsome have been confirmed for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park.
Once Frostmourne got first jump on race favorite Big Score in the $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes (G2T), there was no stopping the son of Speightstown from launching himself into the ranks of graded stakes success.
Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind and jockey Victor Espinoza simply imitated the tactics they used to take down the four-time champion and namesake of the race at Santa Anita Park.
Rounding the turn for home in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1T) June 3 at Santa Anita Park, Bal a Bali again validated owner Calumet Farm's decision to keep the striking bay off their stallion roster for another year.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Grand Jete (GB) took the next step in her stateside progression June 3, closing with powerful strides to win the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (G3T) at Monmouth Park.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, West Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region
June 2 was a busy day for freshmen, as Champ Pegasus, Bind, and Ez Effort were represented by their first winners.
The already loaded male sprint division was further reinforced when Limousine Liberal overcame a four-wide trip throughout to post a 2 1/2-length win over Wilbo in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs June 3.
Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth's Tower of Texas returned to the winner's circle for the first time in more than 23 months June 3 with the slightest of victories in the $175,000 Connaught Cup (G2T) at Woodbine.
- By Steve Haskin
There was no doubt that A.P. Indy would be a heavy favorite in the Belmont Stakes. All that was left was for the colt to have his all-important major work. Unfortunately. the night before it poured at Belmont, turning the track into a quagmire.
Padraig Beggy made his first ride in the Investec Derby (G1) a winning one aboard 40-1 shot Wings Of Eagles to provide trainer Aidan O'Brien with his sixth victory in the 12-furlong classic.
With fellow John Oxley-owned La Coronel prepping for a trip to Royal Ascot to contest the Coronation Stakes (G1), Dream Dancing has an opportunity to shine in the Wonder Again Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.
After finishing off the board in his two other tries this year, Amerman Racing's homebred Oscar Performance won the Pennine Ridge Stakes (G3T) June 3 at Belmont Park.
Nonagenarian Jerry Bozzo became the oldest Thoroughbred trainer to win a race June 3, when he sent out Cotton Tooyah for a 4 1/2-length victory in the second race at Gulfstream Park.
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