The West Virginia legislature ended a short special session May 21 and apparently left more than $14 million in gaming revenue to purses and breed development programs for horse and dog racing intact for fiscal year 2015.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Arlington Classic Stakes at Arlington Park this week. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Arlington Classic Stakes.
Arlington Oaks winner La Tia is after her second grade III victory, but could have her work cut out for her May 24 when invader Moment in Dixie comes in for the $150,000 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III).
Bridgetown, a dual graded stakes winner on the turf, was euthanized last month at Barry Ostranger's Questroyal North near Stillwater, N.Y.
War Dancer, winner of the 2013 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) and runner-up in last month's Elkhorn (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, is the 118-pound highweight May 24 in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
Quick Casablanca and Fire With Fire, separated by a head the last time they met for their respective Hall of Fame trainers, will battle again in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.
Juddmonte Farms' Riposte may be the class of the field in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) May 24, run over 1 3/8 miles on Belmont Park's inner turf course.
William Stiriz's 5-year-old gelding Hogy will have his work cut out for him when he attempts to defend his title in the Hanshin Cup (gr. III) at Arlington Park against 13 capable challengers.
After rallying to an upset victory in a tough allowance race one month ago at Keeneland, Afortable will return to Arlington Park for his stakes debut May 24 in the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Multiple stakes winners Sunbean and Heitai headline the Louisiana Legends Night program, which offers more than $800,000 in purses in eight stakes for state-breds on the night of May 24 at Evangeline Downs.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan comes home to Forest Lane Farm near Lexington after May 16 colic surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.
Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan rolled off the trailer with a spring in his step May 21, seemingly none the worse for wear after undergoing emergency colic surgery five days earlier at Rood & Riddle.
Fresh off her first stakes tally in the Whimsical (Can-III) at Woodbine in April, former claimer Purely Hot returns to the Polytrack in the $150,000 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 24.
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome set foot on the Belmont Park main track for the first time May 21, leisurely jogging once around the 1 1/2-mile course with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard.
The Breeders' Cup announced May 21 that 35 individuals are on the ballot for the election of 23 Breeders' Cup Members.
- By Claire Novak
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan comes home to Forest Lane Farm near Lexington after May 16 colic surgery at Rood & Riddle. watch video
Sheikh Mohammed's homebred stallion and top miler Mark of Esteem was euthanized following a short illness in England.
The New York State Gaming Commission and New York Racing Association has announced enhanced security protocols for horses running in the four $1 million-plus grade 1 stakes races on Belmont Stakes day, June 7.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan comes home to Forest Lane Farm near Lexington after May 16 colic surgery at Rood & Riddle.
NBC Sports has announced its lineup of coverage for June 6-7 in conjunction with the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), in which California Chrome will shoot for the Triple Crown.
Financially beleaguered coal mining baron Nathan Tinkler has agreed to sell Patinack Farm, his vast Australian racing and breeding operation, to an unnamed group of Middle Eastern buyers, according to published reports.
Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., concluded its two-day run on May 20 with mixed results.
A horseplayers group that organized a protest of Churchill Downs reports handle is down $19.3 million through the first 14 race days at the Louisville track.
Bluegrass Equine Digest recently was honored during The Thoroughbred Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America's annual awards ceremony in April.
The second session of Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training May 20 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium picked up right where it left off a day earlier.
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Trainer Todd Pletcher was dissatisfied with how Danza emerged from his workout on Sunday at Belmont Park. The colt will be sent to Payton Training Center in Ocala for diagnostics and time off.
The West Virginia Racing Commission May 20 signed off on several new regulations, including one that will allow the state to participate in the multiple medication violation penalty system that is part national model rules.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has asked the West Virginia Racing Commission for permission to drop 11 live racing programs in December and reduce the number of races it is scheduled to run in October and November.
Derby and Preakness winner who will attempt to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner June 7 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park arrived at the Elmont, N.Y. track May 20.
Champion sprinter Trinniberg will shuttle to Haras Ponta Pora in Brazil for Southern Hemisphere stud duties later this year, Lere Visagie's Rockridge Stud announced May 19.
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A War Front colt from the consignment of Eisaman Equine, agent, sold to Steve Young, agent, for $520,000 to top a strong first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale May 19.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien's hopes for a third straight win in the Investec Epsom Derby (gr. I) June 7 look to be riding on regally bred Australia. read blog
Once again, we have reached the gates of the pantheon. Beyond beckons the ghosts of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Citation, and the seven other Triple Crown winners who have attained immortality. read blog
The Virginia Racing Commission granted an extension to Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to reach an agreement on racing dates this year.
California Chrome, who will try to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 7, walked the shedrow May 19 in the Preakness stakes barn first with Alan Sherman and then with Raul Rodriguez.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium left the gate in a hurry May 19, with three juveniles each fetching $400,000 early in the sale's first session.
New York Racing Association stewards ruled May 19 that the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner will be allowed to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 7.
Relive California Chrome's victory in the 2014 Preakness Stakes. See where your favorite horse was at six points of the race with our interactive slideshow. view slideshow
Cinda Mahorney, daughter of former jockey and trainer Bill Mahorney, has earned her first training victory at Golden Gate Fields with 20-1 shot Lucky Gotum, who got up in the final strides to win the seventh race May 17.
Relive California Chrome's victory in the 2014 Preakness Stakes. See where your favorite horse was at six points of the race with our interactive slideshow.
Let Faith Arise had to dig deep to pull out the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) by a short neck as the 1-2 favorite May 18 at Santa Anita Park, getting the nod over stubborn pacesetter Yahilwa at the wire.
Evan Hammonds thought one of California Chrome's moves during the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) reminded him of a move by Seattle Slew during the 1977 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). What do you think? watch video
Jockey Victor Espinoza received a hero's welcome May 18 at Santa Anita Park upon his return from his 1 1/2-length win in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) a day earlier aboard superstar California Chrome.
Fasig-Tipton closes out its 2-year-olds in training sale season with the annual Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training May 19-20 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
Evan Hammonds thought one of California Chrome's moves during the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) reminded him of a move by Seattle Slew during the 1977 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). What do you think?
The husband and wife team of Harold and Jessie Ladouceur got a first graded stakes win when Paladin Bay surged along the inside to nip odds-on My Conquestadory in the $189,459 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 18 at Woodbine.
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