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  • New Board Members at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope

    Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, which offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies at its base at the Kentucky Horse Park, is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors. 

  • Lane's End to Sponsor Royal Ascot Coverage on NBC

    Continuing Lane's End's commitment to present the best in racing worldwide, the Versailles, Ky. farm announced today the acquisition of title sponsorship of all Royal Ascot programming on the NBC Sports Network.

  • OBS June Supplemental Catalog Now Available

    The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2017 June Sale of 2-year-olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available on the company's website at obssales.com.

  • Cover art for longform about Tom Smith

    Silent Tom's Atomizer

    The investigation of popular trainer Tom Smith, of Seabiscuit fame, after ephedrine was discovered in an atomizer he used before a 1945 race saw the “absolute insurer” rule put to an early test.

  • Weekend Hideaway holds on in the Commentator Stakes

    Weekend Hideaway Repeats in Commentator

    On Belmont Park's Big Apple Showcase Day card featuring six stakes for New York-breds worth $900,000, Empire State stalwart Weekend Hideaway held on to win his second consecutive $200,000 Commentator Stakes by a nose over Diversify. 

  • Fourstar Crook rallies from next to last to win by 3/4 lengths in the Mount Vernon

    Fourstar Crook Continues Turf Win Streak

    With New York-breds featured Memorial Day at Belmont Park, Fourstar Crook, sent off at odds of 6-5,  added a seventh victory to her win streak in the $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes, one of two stakes run over the yielding turf May 29.

  • Gun Runner scores in the Razorback Handicap

    Gun Runner Breezes for Stephen Foster

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's grade 1 winner Gun Runner breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 May 29 at Churchill Downs in preparation for a probable start in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) June 17.

  • Rey de Oro wins the 2017 Japanese Derby

    Rey de Oro wins Japanese Derby

    Rey de Oro settled briefly behind a slow pace in the May 28 Tokyo Yushun (G1), or Japanese Derby, moved up when jockey Christophe Lemaire realized action was required and powered through deep stretch to win by three-quarters of a length.

  • Danzing Candy

    Danzing Candy Wires Lone Star Handicap

    Danzing Candy was sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the five-horse field of the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap (G3), leading at every call in the 1 1/16-mile test and crossing the wire 4 3/4 lengths in front.

  • Ashleyluvssugar and Gary Stevens head to the winner's circle after the May 28 Charles Whittingham

    Ashleyluvssugar Wins Second Charles Whittingham

    In a perfectly timed ride, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens guided Ashleyluvssugar to a second victory in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (G2T) May 28, run at 1 1/4 miles over Santa Anita Park's turf course.

  • Twisted Tom after his win in the Federico Tesio

    Twisted Tom Works Toward Belmont Stakes

    Cobra Farm's Federico Tesio Stakes winner Twisted Tom will run in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), said trainer Chad Brown, following his five-furlong breeze May 28 at Belmont Park.

  • New Zealand-bred Werther gets a kiss from jockey Hugh Bowman

    Werther Goes the Distance in Hong Kong

    Werther answered the distance question with authority in the final group 1 event of Hong Kong's season, kicking away from his main rival, Blazing Speed, to win the May 28 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup by three lengths.

  • Finley'sluckycharm wins the 2017 Winning Colors Stakes

    Finley'sluckycharm Romps in Winning Colors

    Finley'sluckycharm broke sharply and never looked back as she romped by 5 1/2 lengths to score her first graded stakes win, the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs May 27. 

  • Lady Eli captures the Gamely Stakes over Goodyearforroses

    Lady Eli Digs in to Win Gamely

    Out of her comfort zone up near the pace in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (G1T) May 27 at Santa Anita Park, Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli once again showed her enduring class.

  • Rubilinda breaks her maiden impressively at Belmont Park

    Rubilinda Impresses as Frankel’s First US Winner

    Don Alberto Stable's homebred Rubilinda became the first winner in the United States for her sire Frankel when she showed an impressive turn of foot to go last to first in a May 27 maiden special weight at Belmont Park. 

  • Gormley, with Victor Espinoza aboard, works at Santa Anita Park

    Gormley Works for Possible Belmont Start

    Before and after Gormley logged his workout May 27 at Santa Anita Park, trainer John Shirreffs emphasized that, although the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) is under consideration, nothing is set in stone.

  • Miss Temple City worked with Quidura over the Fair Hill turf

    Miss Temple City Set for Royal Ascot Venture

    For her latest turn on the worktab, trainer Graham Motion gave Miss Temple City a little taste of some race-day atmosphere when he worked her on the turf at Fair Hill Training Center May 27 just prior to the Saturday's slate of steeplechase events.

  • Weekend Hideaway winning last year's Commentator Stakes

    Familiar Faces Highlight New York Showcase

    Big Apple Showcase Day for New York-breds at Belmont Park has solid fields for all six of its stakes races. The $200,000 Commentator Stakes and $125,000 Kingston Stakes have drawn many top older runners.

  • Intello at Haras du Quesnay in France

    First Starter is First Winner for Intello

    Intello, winner of the 2013 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, G1) and a freshman sire, got his first winner with his first starter May 25 when his daughter Sonjeu took a maiden race by 2 1/2 lengths at Tarbes Racecourse.

  • Able Friend is a fan favorite in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Champion Able Friend Retired

    Hong Kong champion Able Friend has been retired from racing. He will parade in front of his fans after the third race on the May 28 card at Sha Tin during a farewell ceremony to honor his outstanding career.

  • Humane Society, PETA Support USADA Bill

    Both the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals voiced support for re-introduced legislation that would give USADA oversight of medication issues and drug testing in horse racing.