J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Los Alamitos Derby (G3) and Indiana Derby (G3).
Multiple grade 1 winner Dortmund, who was retired from racing in April, is back in training at Los Alamitos Race Course, trainer Art Sherman said July 13.
Grade 1 winner Illuminant has been retired from racing after emerging from a recent workout with some minor signs of discomfort, her connections announced July 13.
Winner of the Camelot Irish E.B.F. Mooresbridge Stakes (G2) at Naas May 1, Minding suffered an injury that forced her to miss a great part of the racing year as she prepared for a May 26 tilt in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1).
Enable seeks the Oaks double as she leads a field of 10 for the Darley Irish Oaks (G1) July 15 at the Curragh.
M M G Stables' multiple grade 3 winner El Areeb, who has been sidelined since late March because of a fractured knee, will move to the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., July 15 to continue his recovery.
Among the best horses Ng trained are Billion Win, Kingston Treasure, Sweet Sanette, Sure Win King, and Basic Instinct.
As both Arrogate (134) and Winx (132) continue their preparations for upcoming campaigns, Gun Runner (125) has moved into the third spot in the fifth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.
Caravaggio, undefeated in six previous starts, will take on some familiar foes and, for the first time, older rivals in the July 15 Darley July Cup (G1) at Newmarket.
An interesting field will face off in the one-mile Forbidden Apple, including grade 1 winner Grand Arch and Mohaymen, who will be trying grass for the first time
In conjunction with Tom Hall's Throwback Thursday features in BloodHorse Daily, BloodHorse.com each Thursday will present corresponding race stories from the pages of the magazine
Those who know the truth about riding OTTBs are trying to change that perception of the breed and show off what their horses can do in their sport.
California's last graded stakes on dirt restricted to 3-year-olds is a test of sorts for at least two entrants.
Airdrie Stud's multiple grade 2 winner Cairo Prince topped the first-crop yearling sire ranking by average price at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale July 11.
Reddam Racing's Mopotism heads the July 15 Indiana Oaks (G3) based on her five outings—and three placings—in graded stakes.
Irap heads into the July 15 $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) at Indiana Grand Race Course as the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the 11-horse field.
Jacks or Better Farm got off to quick start with first string at Laurel Park, landing in the money at 50% clip.
Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm, Anthony Manganaro of Siena Farm, and Roy Jackson of Lael Stables were elected to the Breeders' Cup board of directors, according to Breeders' Cup, which announced election results July 12 .
Thoroughbred owner Barbara Banke, Victoria Racing Club Chairman Amanda Elliott, former NBA senior executive Rachel Jacobson, and McKinsey & Company's Ben Vonwiller will be featured speakers at the 65th annual Round Table Conference.
Winter is not coming for the July 14 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket and Roly Poly is the early favorite.
Consistency has Ignacio Correas IV making another run at the Arlington Million
Claire Novak recaps the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, including comments from Larry Best, Meg Levy and Boyd Browning.
Horse racing newcomer Larry Best struck again, going to $1 million to acquire a Medaglia d'Oro filly during the waning minutes of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale, highlighting a strong auction that kicked off the yearling sale season.
When Diane Nelson passed away at age 54, her days riding regularly on the tough New York circuit were long forgotten by many. But those who followed racing in the Big Apple remember her as a top rider.
Industry groups in Pennsylvania will stay vigilant after Governor Tom Wolf on July 10 allowed an underfunded budget to become law without his signature.
Trainer Steve Asmussen and owner Mike Langford are waiting for their 3-year-old colt Untrapped to come up with a signature victory. The $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2) July 15 would be an excellent time.
Connect, winner of the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) last fall, has been retired because of a soft tissue injury and will enter stud at Lane's End Farm for 2018, it was announced July 11.
Frostmourne will stretch out to 1 1/8 miles for the first time when he again faces other 3-year-olds on the turf in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (G3T) July 15 at Delaware Park.
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Spendthrift Farm's multiple grade 1 winner Lord Nelson is making progress in his ongoing battle with laminitis in both front feet, which caused the son of Pulpit to miss the 2017 breeding season.
On July 4 when Santa Anita Park’s spring-summer meet came to an end, the jockey standings showed a tie at the top between Flavien Prat and 19-year-old Evin Roman, which produced a storyline last mentioned nearly 70 years ago.
Michael McMahon, Wendy Moon, and Anita Motion have joined the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation's board of trustees.
Shadai Stallion Station's Deep Impact lived up to his name July 10-11 as the leading Japanese sire produced the top-priced individuals at the Japan Racing Horse Association selected foal and yearling sale.
Stiff competition for racehorses, especially accomplished well-bred fillies and mares, fueled a vibrant July horses of racing age market at Fasig-Tipton, with the July 10 auction soaring past last year's numbers
Diane J. Nelson, a multiple graded stakes-winning rider, who made her mark in the saddle and in front of the camera, died this month and was memorialized in a service in her native New York July 10. She was 54.
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities chairman Louis Romanet joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance and annouced support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017.
Joe Appelbaum owns nearly 70 horses, including some in partnership; about 22 of these are broodmares.
For owner Rick Porter, a victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) would mean a lot as the big race at his local track. On July 15 he will send out two-time champion Songbird in an effort to land the $750,000 race for fillies and mares.
Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre was represented by his first winner when his son Kurino Kooning won a maiden race at Hakodate in Japan July 9.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages shows slight shuffling in the top 10 after the conclusion of the Stars & Stripes Festival of Racing this weekend at Belmont Park.
Jockey Lindey Wade reached a milestone July 9 when he scored his 1,000th North American career victory in the seventh race at Lone Star Park aboard Karen & Richard Boyer's Firepit Queen.
The Race Track Chaplaincy of America is accepting nominations for the 2017 White Horse Awards, which honor individuals who have done something heroic—or above and beyond—on behalf of human or horse.
- By Steve Haskin
Could it be that we actually saw the Travers winner, or at least a major threat in the Midsummer Derby, compete on Saturday?
The New York Racing Association July 10 announced the hiring of veteran horse racing analyst and Major League Baseball All-Star Paul Lo Duca.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 300 foals of 2016 for the sale that kicks off the yearling auction season, providing breeders with the first barometer of the market.
Enstone, ridden by Patrick Husbands, fended off favorite Mythical Mission to win the $225,000 Bison City Stakes July 9 at Woodbine.
The Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale offers buyers the first opportunity to see yearlings from first-crop sires and one of the top horses to watch at the July 11 sale is a colt sired by Cairo Prince.
After favored runs in two grade 1 races on her home soil in Southern California, Kaleem Shah's homebred American Gal broke through for her first graded win on the opposite coast July 9 with a determined victory in the Victory Ride Stakes (G3).
Jecara Farms' homebred Eskiminzin became the first winner for his sire Cold Harbor when he took a maiden special weight for juveniles at Woodbine July 9 by a neck
Four-time Maryland Horse of the Year Ben's Cat remains in critical condition but is said to be improving since undergoing surgery at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute to repair an epiploic foramen entrapment July 6.
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