Grade I winner Rail Trip made a favorable impression in his first start since the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) last fall, returning to Belmont Park June 5 with a strong runner-up finish behind Friend Or Foe in the Easy Goer.
John B. "Jeb" Hannum III has been named executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association by the organization's president Brian Sanfratello. Hannum succeeds Mark McDermott, who retired earlier this month.
Mucho Macho Man posted a bullet five-furlong work in :59.57 June 5 over the main track at Belmont Park with jockey Ramon Dominguez aboard. Stay Thirsty covered the same distance in 1:00.45.
Reliable Man kept his perfect record intact as he rolled past Bubble Chic in the final yards to capture the $1,213,290 Prix du Jockey-Club (French Derby, Fr-I) at Chantilly June 5.
Real Impact became the first 3-year-old to win the Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, when he upset the brilliant filly Apapane in the $2.4 million race at Tokyo Racecourse June 5.
A Shamardal colt brought Aust$180,000 ($192,798 in U.S. funds) June 5 to top the first session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
Twirling Candy enhanced his reputation as perhaps the best handicap horse in the nation when he overcame traffic problems to run down the field in the $150,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 4.
Caleb's Posse rebounded from a poor effort in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) last out to win the $100,000 Ohio Derby (gr. III) June 4 at Thistledown.
Despite a slight stumble at the start, there was no catching odds-on choice Hilda's Passion in the $147,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) as she romped to a 5 1/4-length victory.
A little sharper in his second start of the season, Noble's Promise returned to Churchill Downs to post a hard-fought win in the $110,300 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) June 4.
Two weeks after demolishing a field of optional claimers, Craig Singer's homebred filly Salty Strike became a graded stakes winner, as she returned to Churchill Downs June 4 to take the Dogwood (gr. III) by 3 3/4 lengths.
In her first start over the Woodbine turf course since she won the Natalma Stakes (Can-IIIT) as a 2-year-old in 2009, Bay to Bay ran away at 6-1 odds over yielding ground in the Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) June 4.
Trainer Christophe Clement pronounced reigning turf male champion Gio Ponti's formal preparations for the Woodford Reserve Manhattan (gr. IT) complete following a six-furlong work in 1:13.24 over the Belmont Park turf June 4.
Pour Moi staged a thrilling rally to win the Investec English Derby (Eng-I) by a head over Treasure Beach at Epsom June 4.
Wagering on U.S. races fell 7.8% during the month of May as the declines in Thoroughbred racing continue, according to figures released June 4 by the Equibase Company.
Tom R. Walters' Santiva breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs June 4 in his final preparation for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
After Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Belmont Park June 4, trainer Dale Romans said the Forestry colt will run in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Champion Irish jockey Kieren Fallon will not be allowed to ride in Saturday's Epsom Derby (Eng-I) after the owner of another horse in the race filed a successful appeal of an order barring the jockey from riding Recital.
Embattled trainer Rick Dutrow made a plea for his career June 3, when he told a New York hearing officer considering a license revocation case against him that he has been good for the Thoroughbred industry.
Karl M. Nobert has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance's subcommittee focusing on aftercare of retired Thoroughbreds, the NTRA announced June 3.
Jockey Michael Baze, who won nearly 1,000 horse races in a nine-year career, died from an accidental overdose of cocaine and a prescription pain medication before his body was found at Churchill Downs last month.
Strong all-sources wagering allows Churchill Downs to raise overnight purses 10% for second half of its 39-day spring meet.
After seven weeks of extensive testing, it has been determined that 2010 champion 2-year-old male Uncle Mo has an inflamed liver.
Longshot Dancing Rain benefitted from a masterful ride by Johnny Murtagh as she posted a gate to wire victory in the $531,222 Investec Oaks (Eng-I) at Epsom June 3.
Calder Casino & Race Course and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's board of directors June 3 jointly announced a 7.5% purse increase beginning with Calder's June 3 race card.
The work tab at Belmont Park will be busy the weekend of June 4 as some contenders for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) will be putting in their final workouts.
Kristi Wierzbicki of Bayonne, N.J. was selected as the winner of the Belmont Stakes Prize Package for two which includes transportation, hotel accommodations, and premium tickets for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Remington Park in Oklahoma has bumped up the stakes schedule for its 2011 Thoroughbred meet, which runs from Aug. 18-Dec. 10.
An opportunity for up to six people to visit Zenyatta will be offered to the highest bidder at the eighth annual "Night of the Stars," the June 18 fundraiser for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 303 horses for its Kentucky July select yearling sale. The number is down 25.6% from last year's total of 407.
Three Chimneys announced June 3 that Zach Madden has been promoted to the position of director of client development.
Three Thoroughbred stars from the 19th century--racehorse Duke of Magenta, jockey Shelby "Pike" Barnes, and trainer Matthew Byrnes--have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.
It took St Nicholas Abbey several strides to get into gear, but once he did he was unstoppable as he stormed down the center of the course to deny Midday in the $408,633 Investec Coronation Cup (Eng-I) at Epsom June 3.
Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom galloped 1 1/2 miles on the dirt at Fair Hill Training Center June 3 in continued preparations for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
A judge for U.S. District Court in central Pennsylvania ruled May 26 a lawsuit filed by owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo against a group of jockeys will be allowed to proceed.
The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. on June 3 unveiled the Equineline Sales Catalog app for the iPad, the company's first product customized for Apple's popular tablet.
As the field for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) makes its way onto the track for the post parade at Belmont Park, the horses will be accompanied by Frank Sinatra's timeless recording of "New York, New York."
The discovery by a New York State Racing and Wagering Board official of a box containing three syringes and needles in Rick Dutrow's barn at Aqueduct was the focus during the second day of his hearing.
Runnymede Farm, the New Hampshire nursery founded by prominent Thoroughbred breeder and owner Peter Fuller, has new owners, according to Seacoastonline.com.
The American Horse Council's National Issues Forum, entitled "Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry," will feature several prominent speakers, the organization announced June 2.
The first round of nominations for both the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) and the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) are up over last year, according to Martin Panza, Hollywood Park's racing secretary and vice president-racing.
Javier Castellano shot past Cornelio Velasquez in the Belmont Park spring/summer jockey standings by winning five races June 2.
The current status of the Belmont Stakes field, late season 3-year-olds including Nehro, and longshots for the Belmont. Watch Video
WinStar Farm's It's Personal, whose three stakes winners include grade II winner It's No Joke and 2011 stakes winner Mildly Offensive, was euthanized because of foaling complications.
Cee's Song, dam of two-time Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and prominent Central Kentucky sire Tiznow, died April 20 from the infirmities of old age.
Although most Triple Crown trainers admit their concern about having to run three grueling races in five weeks, the trainers of Animal Kingdom and Shackleford actually can't wait for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Inglorious, undefeated in three starts over the local Polytrack, is the horse to beat in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies June 5.
Jason, Tom and Les of TwinSpires.com handicap the Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Ohio Derby at Thistledown. Watch Video
Carlton House, owned by Queen Elizabeth II, is one of 13 declared runners for the $2 million Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), which takes place June 4 at Epsom Downs.
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