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Trainer Wesley Ward added another Royal Ascot stakes win to his ledger on Wednesday, June 17 when Acapulco delivered a clear victory over 19 other 2-year-old fillies in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II).
In its fiscal year financials filed June 17, parent company Betfair reported a strong year for its U.S. advance deposit wagering operation and racing channel, TVG.
U.S.-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. IT) winner Hootenanny will try to win a race at Royal Ascot for a second straight year when he faces an expected 17 challengers in the $360,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) Friday, June 19.
Longshot Goldream won the biggest race of his career when the 6-year-old gelding won a photo finish over another longshot, Medicean Man, in the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) on opening day at Royal Ascot June 16.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s record-setting juvenile sales season continued at the opening session of the June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age June 16 in Ocala, Fla.
The West Virginia Racing Commission June 16 signed off on a plan by Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to shave 50 racing programs from its 2015 schedule.
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Lukewarm favorite off a poor effort last time out, RMJ Stables' 2014 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) winner Fortune Pearl hopes to return to the winner's circle at the Mid-Atlantic track in the $100,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) June 20.
Laurel Park received Maryland Racing Commission approval June 16 to expand its summer meet to 24 days.
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West Point Thoroughbreds has retired multiple stakes winner Awesome Vision and the 6-year-old son of Awesome Again is entered in the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover.
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A fund-raising effort helped raise more than $65,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in conjunction with the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, the Maryland Jockey Club announced June 16.
Coolmore and partners' dual Guineas winner Gleneagles unleashed a rousing burst of acceleration past rivals and won the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) June 16, opening day at Royal Ascot.
Becky Thomas and Joe McMahon are pleased to announce that multiple graded stakes winner Forty Tales will stand the 2015 Southern Hemisphere Breeding Season at Boris Schwartzman's Haras Barlovento in El Salvador, Peru.
In the Royal Ascot opener Tuesday, June 16, favored Solow delivered a rousing victory in the $585,000 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), extending his win streak to seven races, including three straight group I victories.
John Oxley's Noble Bird wins the Stephen Foster, a closer look at the clocking crew at the New York Racing Association, American Pharoah is a model of efficiency, and more in the June 20, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Stanley C. Mankin, a longtime trainer on the Nebraska circuit who campaigned multiple stakes winner and fan favorite Skunktail, died June 13 in Grand Island, Neb. He was 72.
Moyglare Stud Farm homebred Free Eagle will try to score at the highest level Wednesday, June 17, in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age June 16-19 in Ocala, Fla., will bring the curtain down on what has been yet another strong season of 2-year-olds in training sales.
Horse of the Year California Chrome has been officially ruled out of the June 17 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot due to a bruised foot.
Steve Haskin has resigned as Blood-Horse's senior correspondent to pursue other opportunities. He has been with Blood-Horse since December 1998.
Horse of the Year California Chrome may miss the June 17 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot because he may have a bruised foot.
Hipodromo de las Americas has signed a long-term agreement with Roberts Communications Network to carry the track's signal, making it available to other tracks and advance deposit wagering companies for simulcast purposes.
The top-rated miler in the world, Able Friend, will take aim at the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 16 when the prestigious Royal Ascot meet gets off to a flying start with three group I races.
Team Valor International racing partners and Barry and Kathleen Irwin presented Mercedes Hernandez with the John R. Velazquez Scholarship June 14 at Belmont Park.
Her Majesty The Queen will unveil the newly installed statue of undefeated Frankel shortly after the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) on the June 16 Royal Ascot opening card.
America's Best Racing has launched a four-part series of digital video ads celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of horse racing in America.
Trainer Bruce Levine reached the 2,000-win milestone June 13, when Gumpster Stable's Guayana won the sixth race Penn National Race Course by two lengths.
Impeded in deep stretch in her career debut, Office Drama was elevated to the victory in the fourth race at Presque Isle Downs June 14 and became the first winner for 2010 champion sprinter Big Drama.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age begins a four-day run June 16.
Bear Stables' recent maiden winner Academic upstaged favorite London Tower June 14 at Woodbine, powering gate to wire to win the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks (VIDEO) Presented by Budweiser in a 66-1 upset.
Danish Dynaformer closed gamely to win the $150,000 Plate Trial by three-quarters of a length June 14 at Woodbine, but the Queen's Plate prep race was marred by the fatal breakdown of Danzig Moon.
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line will sit out the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) July 4 because of recent foot issues, which forced him to miss a scheduled workout at Santa Anita Park June 6.
The atmosphere at Belmont Park still lingers with the jubilation that reverberated through the racetrack and captured the nation's imagination with American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep June 6.
Hampered and well-beaten in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) nine days prior, Star of Seville roared back for a convincing victory in the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 14 at Chantilly.
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah got a day of rest June 14 after parading in front of nearly 30,000 fans over Churchill Downs' main track June 13.
Scenes from June 13, 2015 at Churchill Downs when American Pharoah was paraded, and his connections received their engraved trophies. View Slideshow
Island Town led out of the gate and prevailed in a bumpy finish in the Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 13 at Churchill Downs.
Frivolous edged just past pacesetter Yahilwa on the turn and then pulled away through the stretch to win the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) in a 32-1 upset June 13 at Churchill Downs.
John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
On a pleasantly warm June night that Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert called "magical," Triple Crown winner American Pharoah paraded before thousands of adoring fans in the Churchill Downs paddock.
Under a perfectly timed stretch rally by jockey Julien Leparoux, Prado's Sweet Ride passed Lady Zuzu in the final strides to win the $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday, June 13 at Churchill Downs.
Beholder withstood a late charge from Warren's Veneda to comfortably win the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) by 1 1/4 lengths June 13 at Santa Anita Park.
Hope's Love, a full sister to 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, made a strong debut June 13 at Golden Gate Fields when running second in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race for 2-year-old fillies.
Hronis Racing's Talco earned his sought-after grade I win in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 13 at Santa Anita Park, upsetting even-money favorite Midnight Storm to take the turf test at odds of 13-1.
The fastest horse of the day and of the entire preview at three furlongs was Hip 1114, an unraced 3-year-old colt named Altar Boy, who sped the distance in a lively :32 flat. The sale is June 16-19 at Ocala Training Center.
There are 13 U.S.-based horses aiming for races at next week's Royal Ascot meeting, headed by Horse of the Year California Chrome, The National reports.
Texas stallion Unbridled's Heart, whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year, died June 8 from complications of colic at Lone Star Park Equine Hospital. The son of Unbridled's Song was 10.
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