Jockeys Joel Rosario and Rafael Hernandez will both be sidelined for at least a month after suffering injuries in a spill in a turf race at Gulfstream Park Feb. 20.
It was more of the same for Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Medaglia d'Oro filly Songbird Feb. 21 when she cruised through a five-furlong work under Mike Smith in 1:00 4/5 at Santa Anita Park.
Moanin, a New York-bred son of Henny Hughes, unleashed a quick turn of foot at the top of the stretch and continued his momentum for a 1 1/4-length victory in the February Stakes (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse Feb. 21.
Jockey Juan Hernandez won three consecutive races Feb. 20 at Golden Gate Fields, picking up his 1,000th victory in the United States in the process.
Jockeys Rafael Hernandez and Joel Rosario were transported to a local hospital after a chain-reaction spill in the Melody of Colors Stakes Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park.
A visually impressive last-out allowance score proved to be an indicator of future success for Paulina's Love in the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 20 at Santa Anita Park.
Backstretch talk of Gun Runner being an improving 3-year-old proved true Feb. 20 as he opened his 2016 season with a victory in the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II).
Last of nine early, Venus Valentine rallied along the rail in the stretch to pull off a 74-1 shocker in the $200,000 Twinspires.com Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Chocolate Ride struck for a second consecutive win in the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 20, leading at every point of call before holding off fast-finishing Roman Approval at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Ziconic brought back good and bad memories for John Shirreffs all in one shot during his debut Feb. 20 at Santa Anita Park.
Grade I winner Majestic Harbor outdueled Eagle in the long Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots stretch to snap a seven-race losing streak and earn his first stakes win since 2014 Feb. 20 in the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III).
Sheer Drama, Harold Queen's multiple grade I-winning homebred, breezed for the first time this year Feb. 20 on the main track at Gulfstream Park in preparation for her 2016 campaign.
The long-range forecast is for Vorticity, runner-up in two graded stakes in New York last month, to run in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn, trainer Chuck Lawrence said.
The Blood-Horse hits its stride as the Triple Crown takes hold
Chautauqua unleashed his trademark burst of speed with less than a furlong to run down Flemington's famed straight and snatched victory in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 20.
Apprentice jockey Kevin Orozco won the first race of his career Feb. 19 by scoring aboard Elle Woods Too in finale at Golden Gate Fields.
Both of Reddam Racing's Southern California-based Triple Crown contenders are scheduled to head out of town for their next, and likely last, preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Trainer Wesley Ward continued his roll at the Turfway Park winter/spring meet the evening of Feb. 19 with three victories, including the returning group II-winning filly Acapulco.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium Feb. 19 issued an overview of its procedures in setting withdrawal times and drug-testing threshold levels after the National HBPA said it would pursue its own research.
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. Behavior counts, whether you are looking to increase a young horse's tractability or to subtly improve his or her performance in front of prospective buyers. watch video
Historical wagering at the Red Mile in Lexington, conducted in partnership with Keeneland, enjoyed a fast start in its initial months of operation in 2015.
The Texas Animal Health Commission Feb. 19 said it has confirmed equine herpesvirus in two horses in El Paso County.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund paid out more than $10.5 million to eligible horses based on 2015 races, and the number of mares nominated to the program continues to increase.
Shadwell Stable's undefeated Mohaymen worked an easy half-mile Feb. 19 in his final work for the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Mike Cusimano, a long-time horse identifier for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, died Jan. 13 in Sallisaw, Okla. He was 65 years old.
Though Gainesway stands Tapit, the leading sire who commands the highest North American stud fee, and brought Empire Maker back from Japan for 2016, the farm is all in on Karakontie, who shares several ties with Kingmambo.
When it comes to winter racing and training, Gerald Aschinger, who operates War Horse Place in Kentucky with his wife, Dana, said Tampa Bay Downs is an excellent spot to build a foundation for horses before they head north.
With racetrack, veterinary, and racing commission officials convinced an outbreak of equine herpesvirus is now under control, Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino was taking entries for Feb. 26.
A Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course official who admitted to accepting a $1,000 bribe from a trainer in exchange for race information was sentenced to four months in federal prison Thursday, Feb. 18.
Steve Willard, who as part of Team Zenyatta earned the 2010 Special Eclipse Award, died the night of Feb. 16.
The connections of Dolphus said Thursday they plan to scratch from the Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) as the timing of the race doesn't quite fit for the half brother of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds. read blog
A full field of 3-year-olds will line up for the $50,000 WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the 30th renewal of the 6-1/2 furlong race.
J. Stables' undefeated grade III winner Off the Tracks makes her long-awaited return to the races Feb. 21 in the $65,000 Margate Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park.
The New Hampshire Senate voted Feb. 18 to table a bill authorizing one casino to be located at Rockingham Park, dealing yet another blow to hopes for the revitalization of the track and the return of live Thoroughbred racing.
The Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland last year fueled double-digit tourism growth in Lexington in 2015, VisitLEX said Feb. 17.
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Steve Haskin presents several things you might not have known about the remarkable Zenyatta. read blog
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) featuring Its All Relevant, Mo Tom, Gun Runner, Dolphus, Airoforce, Tom's Ready, and Uncle Walter. Sponsored by Equibase. Watch Video
Turf Paradise ended its quarantine Feb. 18, which prevented horses from leaving or entering the stable area since Jan. 28 in response to the presence of equine herpesvirus.
Threats to defund the Texas Racing Commission and shutdown racing forced the board to abandon the rules adopted in 2014 to allow historical racing.
Seasons to Lane's End-based stallions Honor Code, Liam's Map, Tonalist, The Factor, Union Rags, and Mr Speaker, will headline an online auction that will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Six stallions that are male-line descendants of A.P. Indy are represented in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile sale.
Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) featuring Its All Relevant, Mo Tom, Gun Runner, Dolphus, Airoforce, Tom's Ready, and Uncle Walter. Sponsored by Equibase.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) featuring Its All Relevant, Mo Tom, Gun Runner, Dolphus, Airoforce, Tom's Ready, and Uncle Walter. Sponsored by Equibase. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Risen Star.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced owners John Oxley, Heaven Trees, and Speedway Stables have pledged earnings to the "Share the Wins" program from potential graded stakes wins on the Kentucky Derby trail.
As a result of better than expected pari-mutuel handle and an increase in video poker revenue throughout the meet, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a purse increase effective for the final 14 days of the meet.
Five-time stakes winner Gimme Da Lute was posthumously named the 2015 California-bred Horse of the Year at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner Feb. 17 in Pasadena.
The Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee Feb. 17 passed two pieces of legislation, one authorizing a compact with the Seminole tribe and another that would allow decoupling at most racetracks in the state.
Grade I winners Stormy Lucy and Her Emmynency will meet in the $200,000 Buena Vista (gr. IIT), and despite the mile turf race's grade II label, they'll have to beat field worthy of the top level to win Feb. 20 at Santa Anita.
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