Big Macher, always traveling well in his stakes debut in the $125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint, took command nearing the furlong mark and won comfortably Jan. 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Pin Oak Stud's homebred Cloud Scapes edged ahead of pacesetter Wholelottashakin in the stretch and narrowly won the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) in her stakes debut Jan. 25 at Tampa Bay Downs.
His slate-gray tail streaming behind him, Cairo Prince put on quite a show in the $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, winning by 5 3/4 lengths over 10 other 3-year-olds.
Scherzinger, given a crafty ride by Mike Smith in her stakes debut, registered a one-length victory in the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Mike Trombetta had a very good afternoon at Laurel Park Jan. 25, winning the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes with Extrasexyhippzster then coming right back to take the $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes with Bold Curlin.
Highly touted Top Billing made easy work of a first-level allowance field as the even-money favorite in his second start as a 3-year-old Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park.
When is a scientific study not a scientific study? That was a question posed by several panelists during a two-hour session on medication Jan. 25 during the National HBPA winter convention.
Glencrest Farm's Onlyforyou was away alertly at the start and took command of the $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, going wire-to-wire over five 3-year-old fillies in the seven-furlong test.
Brilliant 4-year-old filly Via Africa was an impressive winner of the 1 million rand (US$90,170) Cape Flying Championship (SAf-I) at Kenilworth Jan. 25.
The in-foal mare A Touch of Ruby capped her career with a 48-1 upset in the Harcourts Thorndon Mile (NZ-I) Jan. 25 at Trentham Racecourse.
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Groupie Doll breezed five furlongs at Gulfstream Park the morning of Jan. 25, preparing for her final career start in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie (gr. III) Feb. 9.
The pros and cons of exchange wagering were among the highlights of the Jan. 24 session of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention in Pasadena, Calif.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. concluded its winter mixed sale Jan. 24 in Ocala, Fla., on a high note.
Donna Moore, a legendary horsewoman best known for her great success in the Saddlebred world, died Jan. 18 at Tanbark Health Center near Lexington after a long illness. She was 82.
There was no immediate word from trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's camp on the status of unbeaten Triple Crown contender Shared Belief, who had been slated to work at Santa Anita Park Jan. 24 but did not.
Jockey Matt Rispoli, injured in a three-horse spill at Gulfstream Park Jan. 20, is back home after being discharged from Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.
The $250,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. II), originally scheduled for April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack, will now be contested on May 11 at Belmont Park.
It appears rather than having one percentage for the amount of revenue that goes to purses from video lottery terminals, Ohio could have a different number for each of its seven racetracks.
A Giant's Causeway filly shared the top price paid during the first day of the 2014 Cape Premier yearling sale that ended with an aggregate of 45,975,000 rands (US$4,200,510).
Biondetti's first foal is out of the Elusive Quality mare Elusive Blackjack. The breeder is Sergio Ripamonte and the filly is the second foal for the half sister to stakes winner Hirschy.
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Growth and new revenue for the Ohio Thoroughbred industry has led to projected increases in breeders' awards and an expanded state-bred stakes schedule for 2014.
The pedigree of Midnight Hawk, on the surface a mating between two sprinters, actually shows a nice balance between speed and stamina elements.
Extreme cold forced Aqueduct Racetrack, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Penn National Race Course, and Turfway Park to cancel their Friday, Jan. 24 race cards.
Hoof sole penetration injuries are no small matter, though they might be nearly indiscernible to the eye and affect a small area. It’s more about what’s going on deep inside the hoof, where concealed damage to internal structures can be disastrous; the prognosis for horses injuring these structures to return to their prior athletic level is of...
Americain, Dynaformer's leading earner and a multiple graded stakes winner, sired his first foal Jan 19. when a filly was born in Lexington, Ky.
Emerald Downs president Ron Crockett was recognized with the 2013 Paul Allen Sports Citizen Award, one of Seattle's most prestigious honors, on the evening of Jan. 22.
Zensational Storm, by Zensational, and Pushingonastring, by Distorted Humor, each sold for $75,000 to top proceedings during the horses of racing age portion of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 23 in Ocala.
Construction of a new racetrack gaming facility in the Mahoning Valley is well under way, but the track's owner and the Ohio State Racing Commission continued a battle over a commitment on the number of stalls Jan. 23.
As part of its educational mission, the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association will hold its first symposium at Keeneland Feb. 4.
- By Steve Haskin
We've already seen some stress and low tolerance building in the camp of one of the leading Kentucky Derby hopefuls. read blog
The Jockey Club of Canada's Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the graded and listed stakes in Canada and while the number of graded stakes in Canada remains unchanged at 43 there is one notable downgrade.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a two-day Thoroughbred Pedigree and Conformation Clinic March 7-8 at Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. in Ocala.
A stacked field of 3-year-olds are set to compete in the Holy Bull Stakes. Claire Novak and Frank Angst give their picks on who you need to watch and wager with in the race. watch video
Canadian Horse of the Year and prominent sire Afleet died Jan. 22 at the age of 30 at Breeders Stallion Station in Japan.
Summer Hit is the clear standout in a field of 14 entered for the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, one of three races for older horses included in the Sunshine Millions/California Cup lineup Jan. 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Anaerobio stalked just behind pacesetter Pearl Flute before seizing the lead in the stretch to win the $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-II) Jan. 23 at Meydan.
The Holy Bull Stakes almost always serves as my Kentucky Derby Trail kick-off because it begins the separation of the contenders from the pretenders.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation will hold its third annual online stallion season auction Feb. 1-9.
The first reported foal for Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another was a filly born Jan. 18 at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido, Japan.
A new online horse industry publication founded by former New York Racing Association president and CEO Charles Hayward was launched Jan. 22.
Cribbing isn't just annoying for owners and destructive to property. It can also negatively impact your horse's health and is notoriously difficult to control. But there's a glimmer of hope for owners with cribbers: Researchers found that a surgical procedure intended to control cribbing is very effective.
Singpoli Group has announced that Lou Raffetto Jr. has been named president of YUP Racing, effective immediately.
Back to Class, a stakes-placed full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Chapel Royal, sold for $85,000 to Adena Springs to top the consignor preferred session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 22.
- By Steve Haskin
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss Dan Ward's comments about Sham winner Midnight Hawk, react to the Eclipse Awards, and talk about 2014 Derby contenders. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Grade I winner Teddy's Promise attempts to end her racing career successfully with a repeat victory in the Santa Monica Stakes (gr. II) Jan 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Stakes-winning sprinter Country Day (Speightstown -- Hidden Assets, by Mt. Livermore) sired his first reported foal when a dark bay colt was born Jan. 22.
After missing a recently scheduled workout with a slight quarter crack, champion Shared Belief is to have his next timed work Friday, Jan. 24, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.
Three-time grade I winner and millionaire Get Stormy was represented by his first foal when a dark bay colt was born Jan. 16.
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