Texas Bling, surging between horses in deep stretch, registered a 128-1 shocker in the $300,000 Remington Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds Dec. 9 at Remington Park.
Cliff Berry secured his 15th jockey title, Steve Asmussen his ninth training title, and Danny Caldwell his fourth owner title.
The Arqana breeding stock sale in Deauville posted powerful results through its first two days of trading Dec. 8-9, with cumulative figures already exceeding overall numbers at the 2011 sale.
A fast pace worked perfectly for Doinghardtimeagain, who swept past the leaders to register a 2 1/4-length victory in the inaugural running of the $196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 9.
Evan recaps weekend racing including Rosie Napravnik's victory, Executiveprivilege's performance and more! watch video
Romacaca was back in familiar surroundings after capturing the $100,000 South Beach Stakes, but she wouldn't have been in the Gulfstream Park winner's circle had owner Frank Calabrese received his price at auction.
Aunt Els led at every call to turn back odds-on favorite Original Script by one length in the $151,739 Ontario Lassie Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.
Ramon Dominguez and David Jacobson continued their strong 2012 seasons by respectively winning the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet jockey and trainer titles.
Trainer Mel Stute was resting comfortably at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on the morning of Dec. 8 after falling in his home the previous night.
Trainer Bob Baffert, long a major player in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I), formerly the Hollywood Futurity, expects to have four entrants in the Dec. 15 renewal.
Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr., on the comeback trail after serving a prison sentence for cocaine possession, earned his 1,000th career win Dec. 8 aboard favored Mac the Man at Turfway Park.
Robe Tissage captured Japan's premier race for young fillies Dec. 9 when closing powerfully in the stretch and edging past Kurofune Surprise in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I).
California Memory got a perfect trip in Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) and went on to win the day's most iconic race for the second straight year.
Ambitious Dragon overcame a raft of problems, including an injury the day before the race, and still produced a dramatic run to win the Longines Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) Dec. 9 by three-quarters of a length.
Japan's top sprinter, Lord Kanaloa, swept by pacesetting local hope Cerise Cherry in the final 100 meters in Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) and went on to win by 2 1/2 lengths.
Red Cadeaux, making his third group I start in five weeks, won a tight stretch battle with Jaguar Mail to capture the Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) Dec. 9 by a short head.
Omega-3 fatty acids have proven to be beneficial for horses with arthritis or other inflammatory conditions, but when it comes to choosing a supplement, which one is best? There are two sources of equine omega-3 fatty acid supplements--one derived from algae and fish oil and the other derived from plants. Recent research performed at Colorado State Univer...
Australian trainer John O'Shea has Sea Siren in the Hong Kong Sprint. Watch Video
Pure Fun, the lone shipper in this year's grade I Hollywood Starlet Stakes, turned in an electric performance in rallying from last at the quarter pole to win by one length Dec. 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Lady of Fifty charged down the outside to sweep past the leaders in the stretch, registering her first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Dec. 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Heavy On Themister, under an all-out drive from Rosie Napravnik, scored a one-length victory in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 8 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Dust and Diamonds produced a quick return on her purchase at auction in November with an easy victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 8.
Brigand, shipped to Laurel Park from New York by trainer Bob Baffert, responded with a front-running one-length victory in the $104,000 City of Laurel Stakes Dec. 8.
Duke of Mischief, a multiple graded stakes winner of more than $1.9 million, is set to make his return after an absence of eight months in the Harlan's Holiday Stakes Dec. 16 at Gulfstream Park.
Horses prepping for the Hong Kong Cup Day races including Carlton House, Alcopop, Siyouma, Joshua Tree, Red Cadeux, Dancing Rain, Sea Siren, and Super Easy. Watch Video
Trainer Marco Botti, who sends out Joshua Tree in the Hong Kong Vase. Watch Video
Even as they welcome the inner circle of racing to the Dec. 9 Longines Hong Kong International Races, local racing officials in that country are busily harnessing digital technology in search of new, young fans.
The first feature races of the United Arab Emirates season will be conducted Dec. 9 when Abu Dhabi stages its National Day Cup meeting.
The normal home-field advantage enjoyed by local horses in the Hong Kong International Races may be at risk Dec. 9--because of changes in the home field. Or it could be a smoke screen.
Jockey Paco Lopez, who missed two days of riding after a fall Dec. 2 at Gulfstream Park, returned to action Dec. 7 in winning form, capturing three races, including his first two races back.
French trainer Mikel Delzangles has Dunaden in the Hong Kong Vase. Watch Video
English trainer Sir Michael Stoute has Sea Moon in the Hong Kong Vase and Carlton House in the Hong Kong Cup. Watch Video
- By Steve Haskin
Only in Thoroughbred racing can one of the greatest champions in the history of the sport share the same stage with a former $5,000 claimer from Penn National. read blog
The Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I) drew a full field of 18 headed by stakes winners Collector Item and Sound Rihanna, who will square off in Japan's championship race for the division Dec. 9.
A group of very interactive veterinarians gathered for the table topic discussion on shock wave therapy at the 2012 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 1-5 in Anaheim, Calif. Susan Johns, DVM, CVA, of Virginia Equine Imaging, and Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery at Iowa State Uni...
- By Pete Denk
Blinkers and jock change for Executiveprivilege in the Starlet Stakes. read blog
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2013. View Slideshow
A contest that resulted in more than 300 entries from fans and employees at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has resulted in Battle of New Orleans and Van Berg Stakes as names for two new races on the track's calendar.
- By Esther Marr
Read the story of 'Danny the Miracle Unicorn Horse,' a brave OTTB that has survived two major health scares and still lives to tell the tale at age 30. read blog
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has formed an Eclipse Awards "host committee" that will actively promote participation in Eclipse Awards week events.
Agriculture economists at the University of Kentucky are forecasting an upturn in cash receipts from horses in the Bluegrass state in 2013 after the equine industry experienced steady sales in 2012.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Distance concerns were, to a degree, dispelled by his determined triumph over the Remsen's nine furlongs.
Cirrus des Aigles, likely favorite for the Dec. 9 Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), has been withdrawn from the race at Sha Tin Racecourse due to a tendon issue.
Ivermectin dewormer is considered safe for horses, even at up to 10 times the recommended dosage. But results of a recent case series documented by researchers at Texas A&M University (TAMU) revealed that horses consuming plants from the toxic Solanum (nightshade) family could be in danger of ivermectin poisoning, even when the anthelmintic is dosed a...
Hong Kong trainer Anthony Cruz has Pure Champion in the Hong Kong Mile and California Memory in the Hong Kong Cup. Watch Video
Leading jockey Gerald Mosse rides Red Cadeaux in the Hong Kong Vase and Siyouma in the Hong Kong Mile. Watch Video
Runners include Dancing Rain in the Hong Kong Vase, and Master of Hounds in the Hong Kong Mile. Watch Video
Perennial leading sire Pulpit (A.P. Indy-Preach, by Mr. Prospector) died in his paddock at Claiborne Farm Dec. 6.
George Handy, who began his training career in 1946, found himself on familiar ground on the afternoon of Dec. 6--the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park.
John Botty and Larry Collmus and others will be honored by the New England Turf Writers Association. The New England horse of the year will be revealed during the association's award dinner in July.
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