Story to Tell, winner of the recent Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, should get a much sterner test against seven other talented 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 3 at Del Mar.
Despite an increase in racing days during the first six months of this year, total pari-mutuel handle at Churchill Downs, Inc.-owned tracks fell 9.7%, from $1.06 billion in 2013, to $958.3 million.
Keeneland officials announced July 31 that 4,181 yearlings have been cataloged for the 70th annual Keeneland September yearling sale to be held Sept. 8-21.
Elizabeth Voss Murray, who recently took over the stable of her late father Tom Voss, registered her first graded stakes win July 31 when Makari eked out a nose victory in the $100,000 A.P. Smithwick (NSA-I) at Saratoga.
Dayatthespa and Big Blue Kitten, two familiar faces from the barn of trainer Chad Brown, head the respective fields for the De La Rose and the Lure, two $100,000 turf races on the Whitney undercard Aug. 2 at Saratoga.
Pennsylvania-based sire Bullsbay picked up his first winner when Bullheaded Boy registered a half-length victory in his debut July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.
Trainer Charlie LoPresti said July 31 that two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will not make his comeback in the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, an event the 7-year-old gelding has won the past two years.
Sizzling Quatorze, a first-out winner by 7 3/4 lengths at Delaware Park, is the first reported for first-crop sire Concord Point.
An Indiana Grand Race Course entry clerk who was fired after pointing out claims that were in violation of state racing regulations said July 30 she has contacted an attorney and plans to pursue legal action.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the $1,500,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga. read blog
The Illinois Racing Board July 31 approved a request from Hawthorne Race Course to drop 13 racing dates from its fall schedule and slash its stakes program.
Eleven-time Arlington International Racecourse training champion Wayne Catalano recorded his 1,000th victory at the Illinois oval July 31 when Royal Alluvial scored a five-length tally in the second race.
The stars are coming out for the Whitney Handicap and Test Stakes this weekend. Watch Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the big race day at Saratoga. watch video
One year after increasing the purses of 19 stakes races, Oaklawn has planned the richest stakes schedule in track history for 2015. Chief among the changes is a $150,000 bump to the Rebel Stakes (gr. II).
After finishing a game third in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 27, Wildcat Red could be cutting back in distance in a few weeks when he travels to Saratoga Race Course.
The stars are coming out for the Whitney Handicap and Test Stakes this weekend. Watch Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the big race day at Saratoga. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Whitney Handicap.
For the second year in a row City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, is the primary non-profit beneficiary for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Second-crop sire Einstein (Spend a Buck--Gay Charm, by Ghadeer) will move to Adena Springs Kentucky to Adena Springs Canada for the 2015 breeding season.
After a trio of seconds at the group I level, Venus de Milo goes in search of a breakthrough Aug. 2 in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood, but France-based Narniyn looks to be a tough opponent.
Churchill Downs Inc. on July 31 became the 24th racetrack entity in the United States to commit to making a contribution to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.
Garden Secrets, the dam of Acorn Stakes (gr. I) winner Forest Secrets and a half sister to Hall of Famer Silverbulletday, was euthanized July 22 at Glenary Farm near Frankfort, Ky.
A lifelong equine enthusiast, Margaret Burlingham imbues her racing endeavors with compassion for the animals she adores. That care shines through, especially for gelding Saint Leon.
Will Take Charge and Palace Malice meet again Aug. 2 in the $1.5 million Whitney Handicap (gr. I), squaring off at Saratoga Race Course as the top two choices in a field of nine drawn for the 1 1/8-mile test.
After securing the first grade I win of her career last year at Saratoga Race Course, recent Acorn Stakes (gr. I) winner Sweet Reason will try to register a second straight top-level score Aug. 2 in the Longines Test Stakes.
In hopes of slowing the track down a little, Del Mar added some wax to its Polytrack synthetic racing surface July 29 for the first time this year, track spokesman C.P. (Mac) McBride said.
Iotapa is the one to beat in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 2 following her devastating romp in the Vanity Handicap (gr. I) in June.
Joshua Stein scored a victory with the first horse he started as a trainer when Cleverly Beverly won a nose decision over favored Starfire Mist July 30 at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported July 30 that the track and casino company had record second quarter net revenues of $303.7 million, up 7% over the $283.6 million figure for the same period a year ago.
An evenly-matched field of eight will face off in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes (gr. I) on the Whitney undercard Aug. 2 at Saratoga, with seven of them already graded stakes winners.
Trainer Tom Amoss joined an exclusive club of trainers July 30 when he registered the 3,000th victory of his career. Notching the milestone win for Amoss was Infinity of Humor July 30 at Indiana Grand Race Course.
Dr. Robert O'Neil has been named to the newly created position of equine health and safety director in Florida, according to an announcement from The Stronach Group July 30.
Juddmonte Farm announced July 30 that stallions Frankel, Dansili, and Oasis Dream will be available to a limited Southern Hemisphere book of mares in 2014.
Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Retired Racehorse Project have scheduled a TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace for Oct. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
Unleashing a belated but powerful acceleration, Kingman blew past the battling pair of Toronado and pacesetter Darwin in the closing stages and won the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) July 30 at Goodwood.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. against the New York State Gaming Commission, the Association of Racing Commissioners International, and two New York regulators.
In November Colorado voters will decide if Arapahoe Park will be allowed to add casino-type gambling. The Denver Post reports Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler determined enough signatures had been submitted.
Churchill Downs is finalizing a five-year contract to manage the Saratoga Casino and Raceway and another casino in Colorado owned by Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. CDI is pursuing a 25% equity stake in Saratoga Harness Racing.
Moderate to severe superficial digital flexor (SDF) tendon lesions in Thoroughbred racehorses have typically carried a poor prognosis for a return to racing and a lengthy rehabilitation process for horses that do return. But a team of veterinarians recently took a closer look at a procedure that could help improve the outcome for Thoroughbreds with such i...
With four victories in four starts this year, Palace Malice hopes to continue making a statement in the second half of the season when he races Aug. 2 in the grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.
Ron Sanchez will send former hype horse Social Inclusion--coming off a career-worst seventh in the July 27 Haskell Invitational (gr. I)--to trainer Chad Brown in hopes of hitting the restart button on the colt's career.
Coltimus Prime scored a commanding win in the Prince of Wales Stakes July 29 at Fort Erie, cruising wire to wire in the second leg in the Canadian Triple Crown.
The West Virginia Breeders' Classic anchors a nine-race program on Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races' West Virginia Breeders' Classics card Oct. 18.
Frank Angst's Keeping Pace blog debuts with a look at the Breeders' Cup Challenge series to date and automatic qualifiers Bayern, Taghrooda, and Big Macher. read blog
A new study finds no difference in the racing career longevity between horses who experience some level of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage and those who never experience EIPH.
An exciting matchup between group I winners Kingman and Toronado has shaped up for the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) July 30 at Goodwood.
Tattersalls Ireland has cataloged 793 horses for its three-day August National Hunt sale, set for Aug. 12-14.
Equibase Company announced July 29 the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned handicappers.
Keeneland, in partnership with Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm, announced the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) will carry a $1 million purse for its 29th running Saturday, Oct. 4.
Shanghai Bobby, the undefeated 2-year-old champion male of 2012, will stand the 2014 and 2015 Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons Brazil.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International is considering rules to govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.
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