Though still early in the process for allocating 2017 racing dates, a California Horse Racing Board Dates Committee meeting June 15 provided a glimpse of what might be ahead.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 15 denied suspended trainer Otabek Umarov's request for a stay in his lengthy suspension until a hearing can be conducted.
Greg Avioli, who has served as a senior adviser to the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors, has been named to the new post of chief executive officer of the organization effective July 16.
Ever-popular The Pizza Man, winner of last year's Arlington Million (gr. IT), returns to Churchill Downs for the June 18 Wise Dan Stakes (gr. IIT). The race goes under the lights with an approximate post of 9:05 p.m.
Effinex, who last year won the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will look to add to his legacy there June 18 when he takes on six rivals in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).
Defying Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York lawmakers June 15 gave final approval to legislation that would return the New York Racing Association to private control after a four-year period in which the board was dominated by appointees of the governor.
In quick succession, two horses sold for $350,000 and $370,000 during the second session of the ongoing Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Multiple graded stakes winner Ahh Chocolate is the filly to beat in the Fleur de Lis; she will need to pass Untapable in the stretch and then hold off Brooklynsway.
A low-grade fever may have knocked Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Songbird out of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but her 3-year-old campaign will restart June 18 in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Woody Stephens often said that winning five consecutive editions of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) was the biggest accomplishment in his Hall of Fame career.
WinStar Farm and Woodford Thoroughbreds have partnered to acquire the breeding rights to Repole Stable's leading 3-year-old colt Outwork, winner of this year's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from the first crop of sire sensation Uncle Mo.
Ten individuals were re-elected, and nine others elected, to seats on the board of Breeders' Cup members in voting that concluded June 13, the organization announced June 15.
Bidding by phone from Royal Asccot in England, Justin Casse, as agent, bought a well-bred War Front filly for $425,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
Sunday Silence and Easy Goer carried their rivalry through each Triple Crown race, much as Affirmed and Alydar had done years earlier.
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View moments from the historical career of jockey Russell Baze.
Lady Aurelia, winner of a maiden special weight at Keeneland in April, followed up with a blowout victory in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) for 2-year-olds June 15 at Royal Ascot in England.
Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall Farm, which bred champion mare Tepin, noted the large number of recent graded stakes winners that were raised at farms within a six-mile radius near Paris, Ky.
The New England HBPA alleges a rival horsemen's group violated the Interstate Horseracing Act when it signed a purse contract with the Brockton Fairgrounds without its consent as the authorized horsemen’s group in Massachusetts.
Topped by a filly from the first crop of Stay Thirsty, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale began June 14 with across-the-board declines when compared with the same session a year ago.
President-elect said several initiatives are being set for an active board.
Stoneway Farm's homebred Ahh Chocolate worked a half-mile at Churchill Downs June 14 in preparation for her next start in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares June 18 at the Kentucky track.
Talks have stalled over returning control of the New York Racing Association to private hands after a four-year period in which appointees of Gov. Andrew Cuomo have dominated the not-for-profit corporation's board of directors.
Juveniles by freshman sires Bodemeister and Stay Thirsty were sold for highest prices early during the June 14 first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Michigan lawmakers have passed legislation designed to improve the condition of the struggling pari-mutuel horseracing industry, which is down to two racetracks in the state.
Relive the fun, fashion and pageantry surrounding the 2016 Belmont Stakes and two Breeders' Cup Win and You're In races at Belmont Park. From Frosted to Cavorting to Creator, the racing was as unforgettable as the exhilarating atmosphere.
Tepin defeated some of Europe's top milers at their own game June 14 at Royal Ascot when she scored a half-length victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I).
Americans in England for the Royal Ascot meet that began June 14 were busy at Goffs London sale, which was held June 13 at the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Belmont day package gives us plenty to look forward to.
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, racing's all-time winningest rider, has announced his retirement, effective immediately, according to media officials at Santa Anita Park.
Although details have yet to be worked out, by this time next year the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. will be well on its way to having a newly refurbished sale pavilion that is about 30% larger and will have about 25% fewer seats.
The Jockeys' Guild and University of Kentucky will embark on a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.
Ascot Racecourse recently announced two new initiatives to mark the significant contribution that breeders make to the success of Royal Ascot.
If the speediest horses bring the highest prices, then the June 14 first session should get the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age off to a fast start.
Some proposed changes and updates to Thoroughbred racing rules in West Virginia will have to wait almost another year because of an indirect veto by the governor.
Trainer Steve Asmussen's duo of classic-placed Gun Runner and champion Untapable each breezed a half-mile June 13 at Churchill Downs ahead of their scheduled starts in graded stakes June 18 at the Louisville track.
Jockey Rafael Hernandez, who was injured in a racing accident at Gulfstream Park Feb. 20, returned to action at the Florida track June 12.
Celestine, winner of the June 11 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT), went through the ring at the 2014 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which will be held this week.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled another in its series of town hall meetings for June 17 at Belmont Park in New York.
Under California Horse Racing Board regulations, two races moved from turf to the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields June 12 necessitated a change in the Golden Pick 6 jackpot bet.
No one knows how long the 2016 Triple Crown will remain in the public's memory banks, but for now at least it should be remembered for its eccentricities, following one of the most memorable and emotional Triple Crowns in history.
Jockey working to rebuild business in Maryland, where he won 24 titles.
Godolphin Racing had the best overall performance by an owner.
Carnegie Hill Stable and Kingfield Racing Stable's Neshama capped the card June 12 with an upset in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser.
Robert Masterson's Tepin will face 13 opponents from four different countries as Royal Ascot 2016 gets underway with a truly international renewal of the £600,000 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 14.
Half brothers finished one-two in the $75,000 Sydney Gendelman Memorial Handicap for Ohio-breds on the turf June 11 at Belterra Park Gaming.
The Breeders' Cup World Championships will have its purses increased this year to $28 million from $26 million. Purses for the Classic and the Turf will each get $1 million bumps.
Relive Creator's victory in the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.
Claire Novak updates us on how the main Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders are feeling a day after the race, including future plans.
Golden Gate Fields officials expect a total Golden Pick 6 jackpot pool of more than $4 million when the Northern California track wraps up its winter/spring meet June 12.
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