Odds-on choice Dortmund, passed in upper stretch by rival Firing Line, fought back along the inside to score a head victory in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Al Shaqab Racing's Mshawish overcame traffic in the stretch and prevailed in a tight finish with Slumber in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.
Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva won her second straight stakes and first North American graded contest with a length victory over Rosalind in the Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.
Far From Over recovered from a bad start to upset 1-2 favorite El Kabeir Feb. 7 in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, closing much ground en route to his first graded score.
Soriano slipped up on the inside of pacesetter Fast Dragon late in the Herbie Dyke Stakes (NZ-I) Feb. 7 at Te Rapa and battled that rival stride for stride before getting her head in front at the finish.
David Jacobson and Southern Equine Stables' Salutos Amigos wouldn't be denied Feb. 7, rallying through the stretch to take the $147,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack by 1 3/4 lengths over Dads Caps.
The New York Racing Association announced the addition of three live racing dates to the current Aqueduct Racetrack winter meet. Live racing is now scheduled for March 26-28.
Legendary British jumps jockey A.P. "Tony" McCoy plans to retire from race riding when the current season concludes April 25.
Sloane Avenue, who traveled from England to compete in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, was scratched the morning of the Feb. 7 race.
In the days leading up to the big race between California Chrome and Shared Belief, industry figures and fans shared their excitement about the showdown -- and talked about who they wanted to win.
The umbrella group for regulators in North America is examining a new approach to out-of-competition testing that would not only target blood doping and gene doping, but also identify horses at risk of catastrophic injury.
Power Broker, a grade I-winning son of Pulpit, sired his first two reported foals Feb. 5 for owners Gary and Mary West, Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced.
A four-horse spill in the sixth race Feb. 6 at Tampa Bay Downs caused the death of one horse and resulted in four jockeys being taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa for observation.
Mary Kubota, a longtime trainer and popular racing official in the state of Washington, died Feb. 4 of lung cancer at her home in Renton, Wash.
Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency and Boyd Browning, president and chief executive officer of Fasig-Tipton. Watch Video
Godolphin Racing's Divided Attention claimed her first stakes victory, taking the $100,000 Ladies Handicap over two-time grade I winner Bell Gallantey Feb. 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March sale of 2-year-olds in training is now available via the OBS website.
American Pharoah could be looking at a return to racing in March, according to trainer Bob Baffert.
Promising California-bred 3-year-old Acceptance, who suffered his first defeat in four starts when fourth as the 1-2 favorite in the California Cup Derby Jan. 24 at Santa Anita Park, has been turned out at Old English Rancho.
Gulfstream Park handicappers Ron Nicoletti and Christina Bossinakis have studied the Xpressbet $500,000 X-Country Pick 4, which includes top Feb. 7 stakes races at Gulfstram Park and Santa Anita Park.
Equine Encore Performance at Charles Town reported assisting with the placement of 54 horses from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races during its first year of operation.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Feb. 8-9 winter mixed sale, which features a handful of graded winners, hopes to continue recent trend of strong returns for mixed stock.
Negotiations that could lead to reopening of Suffolk Downs are continuing after track owners proposed the possibility of using money generated from the state's casino industry to help underwrite the cost of a meet.
Wildcat Heir's hallmarks were consistency and the ability to transmit precocious speed, characteristics that made him highly desirable to Florida breeders.
Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, Okla., will hold its annual Thoroughbred sale Oct. 4, earlier than in past years. A yearling session has been added and will be followed by a mixed age session.
The former Derby Trial (gr. III), a one-mile race for 3-year-olds generally run on opening day of the spring meet at Churchill Downs, has been moved to the first Saturday in May and renamed the Pat Day Mile.
Terry Finley has submitted additional information he says documents a failure by New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association staff to publicize its 2014 election to all potential voters.
Your long-awaited foal is almost here. You can't wait to watch your mare lick her youngster dry, gently nuzzle his rump as he nurses, and graze next to him in the pasture. But when he makes his entrance into the world, your mare wants nothing to do with him. She pins her ears, tosses her head, and moves away as he wobbles towards her. She's reject...
On the heels of the Maryland Racing Commission suspending trainer Hector Garcia, the Maryland Jockey Club has decided to ban Garcia and his sometimes-boss Juan C. Vazquez from its racetracks.
The first reported foal by grade I-winning Smiling Tiger is a colt out of the grade I-placed and stakes-winning broodmare Erica's Smile, Premier Thoroughbreds and Harris Farms announced Feb. 5.
Equine Sales Company announced that its Consignor Select Yearling Sale, in its third year at Opelousas, La., will be held Sept. 2.
Fox Hill Farm's Normandy Invasion has returned to the track under the tutelage of Larry Jones, the second-leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
The Stronach Group remains optimistic about the future of the horse racing industry in North America and will continue to push for what it believes are fundamental structural changes needed to move the business forward.
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association faces a second lawsuit challenging the legality of a 10% administrative fee the association gets from state incentive awards.
Can the Man, the graded stakes-winning son of Into Mischief, has been retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Hall of Fame rider Ron Turcotte, best known as the jockey for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, will serve as the honorary chairman of the 2015 "Jockeys and Jeans" fundraiser set for May 30 at Indiana Grand.
Stay Gold, a group I winner and sire of Japanese Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year Orfevre, has died at the age of 21.
J. Keeler Johnson previews the Donn Handicap, San Antonio Stakes and more! read blog
Frankyfourfingers edged Prince Bishop by a head to give rookie flat race trainer Salem Bin Ghadeyer a first big-race win in the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 empowered by IPIC (UAE-II) the evening of Feb. 5 at Meydan.
See photos from Anne's recent visit with Thunder Gulch at Ashford Stud, as well as Groupie Doll and Plum Pretty at Timber Town Stable. read blog
Officials believe a massive fire Feb. 4 at The Thoroughbred Center near Lexington was caused by an unattended candle in an apartment within the structure that also included a chaplain's office and tack and leather shop.
The first reported foal for RisenStorm Thoroughbreds stallion Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of Smart Strike, is a colt born Jan. 24 at Summer Hill Farm in Folsom, La.
Godolphin Racing homebred Local Time posted her fifth consecutive victory when the 3-year-old filly easily won the $250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas Feb. 5 at Meydan racecourse.
Citing strong across-the-board business in the month of January, Oaklawn Park announced it is raising overnight purses between $1,000 and $3,000 per race effective Thursday, Feb. 12.
As a result of veterinary advice during an investigation into whether a yearling sold at public auction tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid, stewards have determined altrenogest is not so classified.
Coolmore Stud announced 21-year-old stallion Encosta de Lago, who has been represented by 105 stakes winners, has been retired from active stud duty following a stellar career.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the San Antonio Stakes featuring California Chrome, Shared Belief, and Hoppertunity. Watch Video
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Keeneland is now back on dirt and that means the Blue Grass Stakes is back to being a major prep for the Kentucky Derby and no longer a haven for grass and synthetic horses looking to back door it into the Run for the Roses. read blog
The Horse Racing Radio Network will kick off its 2015 broadcast schedule Feb. 7 when it returns to Gulfstream Park to provide live coverage of the Donn Handicap and San Antonio Invitational Stakes from Santa Anita Park.
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