The Maryland Jockey Club is moving forward with some capital improvement projects it outlined to the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this year.
The Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund has awarded 36 scholarships to children of full-time workers on central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms for the 2013-14 school year.
John and Brad Hennegan, who teamed for the Eclipse Award-winning documentary "The First Saturday in May," have produced a special on the 30 greatest moments in Breeders' Cup history that will air Oct. 19.
- By Steve Haskin
With Palace Malice it is all about admiration. read blog
Following a 4.8% decline in total race days during the month of September, total wagering on U.S. racing fell 2.09% during the month but the daily average handle increased 2.8%.
As a result of Turfway's decision not to seek September dates, the 2014 calendar requests filed by Kentucky's Thoroughbred tracks maintain the status quo of 2013, with 193 total days of racing and 13 optional dates requests.
Paul Bittar, chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), outlined his hopes yesterday (Oct. 3) ahead of the sessions at the forthcoming International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Conference, when the subject of the use of anabolic steroids in racing will be considered. The conference will take place Oct. 7-8 in Paris, France.
Mickey Rooney, star of National Velvet and other racing pictures, was a savvy horse player and a stockholder in Santa Anita. read blog
The transcript from the October 4 chat is now available. Read Transcript
Brisnet.com's Ultimate Guide To Letting A Wagering Menu Work For You & a $200 Contest read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Champagne, Shadwell Turf Mile, and Sprint Championship. read blog
Unbeaten champion mare Black Caviar was named Australia's Horse of the Year for the third successive season Oct. 3 at a national awards ceremony in Melbourne.
The inaugural Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, dedicated to developing second careers for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, will be held in Baltimore. Twenty-six trainers from the U.S. and Canada will participate.
As the first new sire to come to Sandringham since Motivator, Al Khazeem offers the Royal Studs both a sire line that is an outcross and a female family of transatlantic interest.
A group called "Kentucky Wins" said it plans to lobby for a constitutional amendment on casino gambling.
Admiral Kitten will take on familiar foes Stormy Len, Jack Milton, and War Dancer when he aims for his second grade I win in the $500,000 Jamaica Handicap Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.
Simon Zahra talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Epic Saga, Menage A Charge, and Solicit. Watch Video
John Sadler talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Pinstripe Lane and Perfect Offering. Watch Video
BloodHorse.com introduces a month-long series of Breeders' Cup stories including personal tales, polls, video, and photos in honor of the world championships' 30th anniversary.
Paul Snowden talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Dragons Eye, Tupac Amaru, and Paximadia. Watch Video
Russell Cameron talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day. Watch Video
Saab Hasan talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Lucky Striker and Shoreham. Watch Video
Justine Hales, foreman for Chris Waler, talks about the barn prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Hawkspur and Royal Descent. Watch Video
Michael Moroney talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day. watch video
After finding Game On Dude too tough to handle on the West Coast, Delegation should feel much more comfortable as he returns to Woodbine to defend his title in the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) Oct. 6.
Roger Elliot, foreman for Gai Waterhouse, talks about the barn prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day. watch video
Anthony Freedman talks about Waldpark and other prospects. watch video
Somewhere in the 12-horse field of the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) one would think there is a budding turf star who will have a major impact on the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Bashart tops a field of 12 juveniles entered for the $150,000 Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Oct. 6.
Multiple stakes winner Go Greeley, a nose away from being undefeated in five starts, looks for his first graded win in the $150,000 Grey Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 6 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 210 selected entries for the November sale, its premier mixed sale to be held in Lexington Nov. 4.
Due Diligence, a son of hot sire War Front, looks dangerous in Belmont Park's Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT). The $200,000 contest Oct. 6 for 2-year-olds is a Breeders' Cup Challenge race for the Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes during Keeneland's opening weekend and the Indiana Derby. watch video
Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms near Hemet, Calif., announced Oct. 3 the acquisition of two recently retired runners who will stand their first seasons at Brazeau in 2014.
Well-traveled Charming Kitten drew the far outside post in a field of 10 sophomores as the 7-2 morning-line favorite in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) on the turf Oct. 5 in Illinois.
Mark Kavanagh talks about Kingdom of Dreams, Sheer Talent and other prospects. watch video
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes during Keeneland's opening weekend and the Indiana Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Southeast Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The number of trainers that have nominated themselves for the right to nominate horses to the $1 million Claiming Crown increased this year to 283 from 276 in 2012.
Midnight Taboo, one of two 3-year-olds owned by Mike Repole that had been entered in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Indiana Downs Oct. 5, will be withdrawn, trainer Todd Pletcher said.
A Montjeu colt out of European champion Finsceal Beo lit up the board at Kildare Paddocks Oct. 3 when selling for €2.85 million ($3,881,536 in United States funds) at the Goffs Orby yearling sale in Ireland.
Emollient will face her elders as one of 11 entered for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 6 at Keeneland. Others include grade I winners On Fire Baby and Byrama, and grade II winner Summer Applause.
Indiana Stallion Station, near Anderson, announced its first annual Stallion Show and Open House to be held Oct. 12 starting at 1:00 p.m. There will be free food all day long and a band starting at 5:00 p.m.
Woodbine' $150,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 5 will reunite Llanarmon, Spanish Flower, and Appreciating, the top three finishers in the Ontario track's Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT).
- By Tom LaMarra
More than 50 racetracks and industry organizations have co-signed a letter to regulators urging them to adopt the uniform national model rules on medication and drug-testing reform.
Anthony Freedman talks about Waldpark and other prospects.
John Sadler talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Pinstripe Lane and Perfect Offering.
Justine Hales, foreman for Chris Waler, talks about the barn prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Hawkspur and Royal Descent.
Mark Kavanagh talks about Kingdom of Dreams, Sheer Talent and other prospects for Saturday's races.
Michael Moroney talks about the barn prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day.
Paul Snowden talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Dragons Eye, Tupac Amaru, and Paximadia.
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