Castleton Lyons has announced the 2016 stud fees for its two stallions, Gio Ponti ($12,500) and Justin Phillip ($5,000).
Chris Wittstruck, a columnist for the United States Trotting Association website, was presented with Team Valor International's Stan Bergstein Writing Award the evening of Nov. 12 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.
Jockey Pat Valenzuela is scheduled to ride in races for the first time since January 2014 with two mounts Nov. 19 at Delta Downs for trainer Karl Broberg.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Frank De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park. read blog
The move this week by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel may have its vocal detractors, but the state's racetrack owners support Schneiderman's move.
Anne Walsh's Cactus Kris will look to win her second straight graded victory over the Woodbine synthetic track Nov. 15 in the Bessarabian Stakes (Can-III), but will have to defeat a pair of rivals who have beaten her.
Live Thoroughbred racing can return to Brockton Fairgrounds for the first time since 2001 and Suffolk Downs will double the days of its live meet in 2016.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale's overall average remained up through the 12-day sale's penultimate day, but median was slightly behind after 11 sessions.
Four stakes for 2-year-olds, including a pair of grade I races, highlight the upcoming winter meet at Los Alamitos Race Course.
The son of Carson City will relocate from Florida to Mighty Acres near Pryor, Okla., according to Schumer Bloodstock and The Stallion Company, which brokered the move.
Monmouth Park and Meadowlands have applied for a combined 71 racing programs in 2016 according to a request submitted to the New Jersey Racing Commission. It's the same number the two tracks requested for this year.
Justenuffhumor and Toccet will continue their stud careers in Turkey, it was announced Nov. 12. The deal was brokered by Schumer Bloodstock.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr of Equibase handicap the overflowing field of the Mrs. Revere Stakes November 14, 2015. Presented by Equibase. watch video
Jockey Flavien Prat, who was injured in a Los Alamitos spill in September, had his body brace removed Nov. 12 and could return to riding by January.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah already had ranked first in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015 but his 6 1/2-length Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) victory increased his rating.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr of Equibase handicap the overflowing field of the Mrs. Revere Stakes November 14, 2015. Presented by Equibase. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Mrs. Revere Stakes.
- By Steve Haskin
Who has been more esteemed by so many? Who has demonstrated more fairness? Who has been more courteous and has exhibited more good temper toward his or her fans than American Pharoah? read blog
With rising stud fees, will breeders pay up?
Comments from the connections of 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah, including Bob Baffert, Ahmed Zayat, and Victor Espinoza. Watch Video
A $190,000 weanling colt by first-crop sire Graydar and the $180,000 broodmare prospect Judy Legend were the six-figure lots at the Keeneland November sale's 10th session, which posted sharp gains.
A packed card of stakes at Laurel Park Nov. 14 will be highlighted by the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, which will feature Antonino Miuccio's two-time grade I winner Palace.
Son of Midnight Lute will stand at Lovacres Ranch.
Stakes winning juvenile Toews On Ice will take his first step into graded stakes company Nov. 14 at Del Mar in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III).
Holiday Star will try for a second straight grade III win going a distance on the turf in the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap Saturday, Nov. 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Tommy Macho got the best of stablemate Madefromlucky for the second straight start Nov. 11 at Aqueduct Racetrack, taking the $150,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) by a commanding margin.
Commonwealth Oaks (gr. IIIT) winner Onus looks for her second graded stakes win in the Nov. 14 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.
Maria Borell has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Runhappy, who she trained to victory in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), seeking money from purses the colt earned under her care and also alleging defamation.
Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner American Pharoah is among 12 candidates for the 2015 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
After determining that daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings are violating state law, the New York attorney general sent cease and desist letters to both websites.
The prominent Arkansas businessman who owned Summer Wind Farm with his wife, Jane, died Nov. 9 at his home in Little Rock, Ark.
Strong bids for racing-age horses, including $550,000 for graded-placed stakes winner Donworth, helped Keeneland November's ninth session achieve gains.
Anthony Oppenheimer's homebred Golden Horn was honored as Europe's 2015 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt during ceremonies for the Cartier Racing Awards Nov. 10 in London.
Multiple graded stakes winner Pants On Fire will stand his initial season at stud for $5,000 next year at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa.
- By Steve Haskin
Several years ago during Kentucky Derby week, I wrote a small segment in my column about Iraqi War veteran Chris Simonds and his special Kentucky Derby dream. read blog
The commercial markets are generally trending upward, but the selectivity of the market will continue to cause heartburn for a lot of breeders. read blog
Pat Eddery, one of the most successful jockeys of all time, died Nov. 10 at the age of 63. According to reports from Great Britain, he had been in poor health.
Keeneland November sale topped by Take Charge Brandi and more inside the November 14, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine!
Gulfstream Park, Churchill Downs, Aqueduct, Australia, Charles Town, Del Mar & More. view slideshow
Gulfstream Park, Churchill Downs, Aqueduct, Australia, Charles Town, Del Mar & More.
New York is beginning a pilot program at Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park to screen Thoroughbreds for cardiac arrhythmias with the use of a small recording device attached to a smartphone or computer.
The Keeneland November sale's eighth day Nov. 9 ended lower despite selling 11 six-figure horses, but the 12-day auction still remained ahead of 2014's numbers overall.
Darby Dan Farm's schedule of 2016 fees is unchanged from 2015 apart from new additions Tapiture ($7,500) and Sky Kingdom ($5,000).
Former Irish stallion Lord Shanakill and Last Gunfighter, a recently retired multiple graded stakes winner, will join the 2016 stallion roster at Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa.
Lenny Shulman recaps the Breeders' Cup meet and analyzes how Keeneland performed as a host track. Lenny also sits and talks with Ken Ramsey and obtains several scoops on plans for Bobby's Kitten, international racing, and International Star. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions
Tattersalls has cataloged 222 horses for its December yearling sale, the final yearling sale of the European sales calendar, set for Nov. 23 in Newmarket.
Watch California Chrome gallop at Los Alamitos and hear thoughts from trainer Art Sherman. watch video
Watch California Chrome gallop at Los Alamitos and hear thoughts from trainer Art Sherman. Courtesy of Los Alamitos
The New York State Gaming Commission has indefinitely suspended trainer Roy Sedlacek for two positives in October at Belmont Park for AH-7921, a synthetic opioid.
More than three years into a lucrative purse agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the Minnesota Thoroughbred breeding program is reaping the benefits.
The New York Racing Association reported a rebound, at least in terms of total pari-mutuel handle, for the Belmont Park fall meet that ended Nov. 1.
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