Trainers with contenders in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) are keeping one eye on the weather as planned workouts approach for this weekend, April 25-26, at Churchill Downs.
Criterion, Australia's hope, drew the rail and Military Attack, second in this event last year for the home team, drew post 2. Last year's winner, Designs On Rome, will break from the 11 gate in a field of 12.
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Penn National Gaming Inc. reported strong financial numbers for the first three months of 2015 that it attributed to improving regional gaming trends and contributions from new racino properties in Ohio.
Spendthrift Australia has announced that Warrior's Reward, the grade I-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, will be the first of its stallions to shuttle to Australia in 2015.
Gil Laiz is most comfortable in the saddle. It's a good thing. The 60-year-old exercise rider breezed 76 2-year-olds during the recent under tack preview ahead of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 21-24.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International will put out for comment a broad equine welfare proposal that would sanction anyone found to have used excessive amounts of substances to the detriment of racehorses.
A recently-completed University of Kentucky economic study determined that outside visitors to Keeneland race meets and sales delivered a $590 million annual impact on the Lexington economy.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation 2015 Awards Dinner, honoring the state-bred champions of 2014, will be held May 9, at Arlington International.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors April 23 approved a testing threshold level and penalties for the mineral cobalt, a naturally occurring substance in racehorses.
The connections of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Condo Commando passed on a trip to last year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park and have a fresh, strong contender at Churchill Downs.
A gallery of stallions from across the country. View Slideshow
Four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas, says this year's field is strong and analyzes what it takes to win. Watch Video
A gallery of stallions from across the country.
Four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas, says this year's field is strong and analyzes what it takes to win.
Following an opening session with relatively few highlights, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training picked up the pace April 22 on day two of the four-day auction in Ocala, Fla.
While the overall aggregate was down slightly on the previous year's prices, the stock of South African leading sire Dynasty could not have been any higher April 22, the first day of the National yearling sale in Germiston.
Alex Paszkeicz's Pepper Crown and John Carver & Jerry Hollendorfer's Summer Hit will renew their rivalry in another one of Golden Gate Fields' premier stakes April 25, the $100,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT).
An April 22 discussion on anti-doping programs around the world revealed several common issues, including a need for financial resources and dealing with highly-sensitive testing equipment.
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak take an early look at the potential Kentucky Derby contenders. Watch to see which contenders to keep a closer watch on as they work this weekend. watch video
Anthony Bonomo Jr. pledged "to work to make New York racing the best it can be," saying that he would bring together owners, trainers, and racing executives "for the good of the sport."
Wicked Strong, winner of last year's TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), tries to get back on a winning track April 25 as he takes on seven opponents in the $200,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III).
Middleburg will be making his stakes debut in the Miami Mile, having won his last two starts including a three-quarters of a length score in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park on March 29.
Successful Kentucky-based trainer Kellyn Gorder is facing major sanctions after one of his horses tested positive for methamphetamine in November at Churchill Downs.
King, who proposed and oversaw the installation of Aqueduct's inner track, began as NYRA track superintendent in 1970. He was involved in the construction of racing surfaces at seven other major tracks.
A group of world travelers will enter the gate for the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 25, including last year's winner of the 1 1/4-mile turf test at Santa Anita Park, Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca.
Just think if some healthy chatter on social media was going on this week about which post position the connections of International Star should choose with the first post position pick for this year's Kentucky Derby. read blog
A filly by Tapit -- Silver Wolf sells to agents Alex Solis II and Jason Litt for a record $1.9 million April 22 at the OBS Spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Prominent equine veterinarian Dr. Gary T. Priest has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance, noting that he favors therapeutic medications for horses, but agrees they should be discontinued several days before a horse races.
Jorge Luis Batlle IbaÃƒÆ'Ã†'Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â±ez, Louis Romanet, and Frank Stronach are the latest speakers who will address the international racing conference being held June 3-6 in New York City.
Claiborne Farm reports Smuggler, the 3-year-old filly champion of 2005, died April 16 because of complications from foaling. The foal, by War Front, also died.
NHL analyst and former hockey player Eddie Olczyk will be part of NBC Sports' coverage of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brand (gr. I) as a handicapper.
U.S Horse of the Year California Chrome and Hong Kong star Able Friend are among 388 entries representing 10 countries for the Royal Ascot meeting in June.
Carl Nafzger talks about Unbridled's win in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and his call of the race for Mrs. Genter. Watch Video
Horse Country Inc., a tourism initiative for Central Kentucky's horse farms, equine clinics, and other equine-related attractions, has added seven new members to the organization.
Zayat Stables' Mr. Z breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22 in a final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that his Hall of Fame trainer said was "fine."
Mill Ridge Farm announced April 22 the death of Easter Bunnette, dam of 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace. The 17-year-old mare hemorrhaged and died April 18 after foaling a colt by Bernardini.
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) third-place finisher War Story put in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 22 when the 3-year-old gelding breezed five furlongs in 1:02.
Carl Nafzger talks about Unbridled's win in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and his call of the race for Mrs. Genter. A companion to the feature, 'Loving Carl Nafzger' in the April 25, 2015 Triple Crown Preview edition of Blood-Horse.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, in a good mood as he discusses Mr. Z's morming breeze. Watch Video
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, in good mood as he discusses Mr. Z's morning breeze.
Trainer Todd Pletcher says that only Materiality and Carpe Diem are confirmed for the Derby, and that weekend works will determine status of other potential Derby horses. Watch Video
Trainer Todd Pletcher says that only Materiality and Carpe Diem are confirmed for the Derby, and that weekend works will determine status of other potential Derby horses.
Loooch Racing Stables' Sr. Quisqueyano cuts back in distance for the $200,000 Texas Mile S (gr. III), where a graded-stakes breakthrough is on the line, April 24 at Lone Star Park.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International kicked off its 2015 convention April 21 with an emphasis on identifying at-risk racehorses and equine welfare issues.
An Ohio-bred colt by Flatter sold to Carrol Castille's Whispering Oaks Farm for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 21 in Ocala, Fla.
UAE Derby winner, trained by South African Mike de Kock, has numerous intangibles going into the Run for the Roses
After racing evenly when finishing third in the 1 1/2-mile Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 28 on the Gulfstream Park turf, Kitten's Point will try the same distance Friday, April 24 in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopefuls War Story and Mr. Z are scheduled to work Wednesday morning, April 22, at Churchill Downs.
Eaton Sales announced April 21 that Marc Ricker has joined the company as sales account manager.
Following is a brief look at some of the horses training toward the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
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