The Washington Thoroughbred industry's annual salute to its year-end champions took place Feb. 27 with Stryker Phd honored as Washington horse of the year for the second straight year.
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Pro-racing lawmakers in West Virginia took part in a March 1 Capitol press conference to discuss the economic impact of Thoroughbred racing and breeding given legislation that would decouple live racing from gaming.
Replacing synthetic surface dramatically raises American interest. read blog
The OwnerView website has a new addition: a first-person blog called "The Owner's View."
Rancho Viejo and Lisa Baze's Its Allabout Jerry has been named 2015 Oregon-bred Horse of the Year in state championship results recently announced by the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
The Triple Crown grind goes against Jason Servis' preference for giving his horses ample recovery time, and even though he's running the Withers (gr. III) winner in the Gotham, a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) run is no sure thing.
Destin becomes Steve Haskin's new dark horse for the Kentucky Derby. Read to find out why! read blog
Fasig-Tipton President and CEO Boyd Browning discusses the March 2, 2016 Florida sale. watch video
Fasig-Tipton President and CEO Boyd Browning discusses the March 2, 2016 Florida Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales
A Curlin filly expected to be among the top offerings at the March 2 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training has been withdrawn after a sore shin was detected late Feb. 29.
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The Feb. 29 under tack workouts for the March 2 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training resulted in 10 horses tying for the fastest time of :10 at the popular distance of an eighth of a mile.
Perennial California leading sire Unusual Heat has passed the $50 million mark in cumulative progeny earnings and becomes the first California sire achieve that while standing his entire career in the state.
Legislation that would allow most pari-mutuel operations to end live racing and become slot-machine casinos or card rooms with simulcast wagering easily cleared the Florida House Finance and Tax Committee Feb. 29.
Grade I winner Haimish Hy will stand his first season at stud at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif.
Todd Pletcher has taken over the training of Off the Tracks, a 3-year-old daughter of Curlin who is undefeated in three career starts.
Racing interests and their legislative representatives plan a rally March 1 at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston to combat bills that call for the decoupling of live racing from gaming.
New York regulators Feb. 29 approved a ban on the last anabolic steroid that does not occur naturally in horses but has, until now, been permitted at specific threshold levels.
Star filly Lady Eli, who battled laminitis throughout the second half of 2015, recorded her first workout Feb. 29 with a three-furlong breeze at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida.
Bob Baffert wouldn't indicate whether Malibu Sunset was on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trail after his easy 1 1/2-length allowance/optional claiming win Feb. 28 at Santa Anita Park.
The North American Thoroughbred industry will be watching with rapt attention Wednesday, March 2, when Fasig-Tipton launches the 2-year-olds in training sale season with the March sale at Gulfstream Park.
A little added competition seemed to do the trick for Mor Spirit Feb. 28 at Santa Anita Park in his first timed workout since jockey Gary Stevens had to abort a drill Feb. 23.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is generally a pretty cheerful guy, but when he brings Songbird back to the Jerry Hollendorfer barn after her workouts, his mood hits another level.
Champion male sprinter Runhappy returned to the Kentucky Training Center near Lexington Feb. 28 following some rest in Texas and will resume training toward a 2016 campaign.
Gulfstream Park established a record total handle for Fountain of Youth day with $24.113 million wagered on the Feb. 27 card, highlighted by undefeated Mohaymen's victory.
Field taking shape for Kentucky Derby prep March 5 race at Aqueduct.
Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen dominated the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27, his fifth straight victory for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
Joined grassroots movement in support of federal legislation to grant the United States Anti-Doping agency oversight of drug and medication policies in horse racing.
Mo d'Amour took command midstretch of the $125,000 Busher Stakes Saturday, Feb. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack on her way to her first stakes victory in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.
Canadian champion Heart to Heart grabbed the early lead in the Canadian Turf (gr. IIIT) and never relinquished command to win from last year's victor Long On Value and good-closing Divisidero Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
Whitmore worked a bullet half-mile in :48 1/5 Feb. 27, the gelding's first breeze since finishing second in the Feb. 15 Southwest Stakes (gr. III), while Southwest winner Suddenbreakingnews had an easy half in :51 1/5.
Catch a Glimpse, the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) winner, shined again in her 3-year-old debut Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park with an open-lengths score in the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Smokey Image and Danzing Candy put on an unintentional preview of the March 12 San Felipe (gr. II) during their morning workouts Feb. 27 at Santa Anita Park.
Extreme Choice led a one-two finish for trainer Mick Price in the Aus$1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) in winning comfortably from stablemate Flying Artie Feb. 27 at Caulfield.
Cathryn Sophia continued her rise as one of the key contenders on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a flawless performance Feb. 27 in the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
In his first start for new owners, X Y Jet showed toughness in the stretch to secure a fifth straight victory Saturday, Feb. 27, taking the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (gr. III) by one length.
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So, American Pharoah continues to be the gift that keeps giving. He has turned Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. into a palace ruled by a new king with riches beyond compare. read blog
Following Humphrey S. Finney's statistical footsteps
The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said it believes it can find common ground with Arlington as it moves into contract negotiations and also work with track officials to better position Illinois racing.
A bobbled start was only a minor setback for Karl Pergola's K P Wildcat in the $75,000 Island Fashion Overnight Stakes at Sunland Park Feb. 26, the track's first day of racing in more than a month.
The catalog for the 27th annual Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training is online.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has his first mare reported to be in-foal and she's a star as well, Untouched Talent, dam of grade I winner Bodemeister.
A state group that studies the impact of tax changes in Florida offered a general assessment Feb. 26 that decoupling horse racing from gaming would have minimal effect on pari-mutuel revenue for state government.
The board voted to revise thresholds for three medications on the list of controlled therapeutic substances, and recommended expanding an out-of-competition testing program that would include a list of prohibited substances.
Comments from Victor Espinoza after California's win in Dubai on February 25, 2016. Courtesy of Dubai Racing Club
Larry Byer, owner of Byerpatch Farm near Lebanon, Ohio, died Jan. 19.
Virginia-based Nellie Mae Cox, breeder of two-time grade I winner Showing Up, died Feb. 24 in Goochland, Va. She was 75.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. read blog
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's The Big Beast, who finished second in a pair of grade I sprints in 2015 at Saratoga Race Course, was named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year in the annual poll.
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