A filly by Proud Accolade consigned by Lynne Boutte, agent, worked an eighth of a mile June 19 in :9 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second and final session of the under tack show for the OBS June sale.
Apprentice jockey Ryan Curatolo, who fell from his mount during the post parade for the first race June 19 at Belmont Park, was examined and released from North Shore University Hospital.
Proven on dirt after his 36-1 upset in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 18, synthetic track specialist Pool Play is aiming for similarly lucrative spots on his unaccustomed surface, trainer Mark Casse said.
Web Snyder, one of the first members of the Jockeys' Guild and a longtime fixture at Charles Town, died June 16 at his West Virginia home. He was 98 years old.
Sidney's Candy turned in his first official workout since being acquired by WinStar Farm and transferred to the barn of Todd Pletcher, breezing four furlongs June 19 at Belmont Park.
Breeders' Cup winner Unrivaled Belle, who broke her withers after falling backward in the paddock while waiting to be saddled for the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park June 18, has been retired
As exchange wagering edges closer to its American debut, regulators will have to deal with many makeovers of existing laws. According to a panel appearing before legislators June 18, it will change everything.
Grass champion English Channel came through with his first winner from his first crop when his 2-year-old daughter Ann of the Dance won at Arlington Park June 18 at first asking.
The severe weather season is upon us, and as horse owners, we need to be prepared for any meteorological situation when hauling horses. USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, spoke with large-animal rescue authority Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, about what to do when traveling in bad weather situations.
GEM Inc.'s J P's Gusto, who hadn't won a race since the grade I Del Mar Futurity last September, signaled his fondness for sprinting with a blowout victory in the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town June 18.
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Simon Burgess talks with jockey Tom Queally about Frankel.Sponsored by Ramsey Farm
William S. Farish Jr.'s Pool Play, making his first start on dirt in his 28th career start, pulled a 36-1 shocker in the $561,300 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 18 at Churchill Downs.
Rahystrada won the Colonial Turf Cup and Aruna won the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Colonial Downs in Virginia June 18.
The under tack show for the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age got under way June 18.
Blind Luck made Jerry Hollendorfer's 65th birthday a special one when she rallied from last in the stretch to capture the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) June 18 at Hollywood Park.
Bizzy Caroline, making her stakes debut, kicked clear late to register a 2 1/4-length win in the $138,125 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf course June 18, earning her third consecutive win.
Odds-on choice Pants On Fire returned from his unplaced effort in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a smart two-length victory in the $195,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park June 18.
Peter Callahan's Scotus made a winning stakes debut June 18 when he took over inside the sixteenth-pole to score by one length in the $138,500 Matt Winn (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
Prohibitive favorite Banned made it back-to-back graded stakes victories on the Churchill Downs turf when he registered an easy win in the $106,215 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) June 18.
Awesome Maria remained perfect in four starts in 2011 and notched her first grade I win when she kicked away in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap June 18 at Belmont Park.
Flying Zee Stables' Street Game set an easy pace and never looked back, crushing a good field of 3-year-old turf milers in the $100,000 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) June 18 at Belmont Park.
Banner Bill remained unbeaten in two starts for trainer Ralph Biamonte when he took command in upper stretch and romped to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $159,244 Victoria Stakes for 2-year-olds at Woodbine June 18.
The host site for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships could be announced before the end of June or in early July, with Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, and Santa Anita the three finalists.
Society Rock, who had to settle for second last year behind Starspangledbanner, went one better this time around as he came with a late surge to capture the $646,056 Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 18.
Switching to the turf and taking off blinkers proved the right moves for Midnight Interlude when he edged Surrey Star by a neck to win the $72,050 Tsunami Slew Stakes on the night of June 17 at Hollywood Park.
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Richard Hughes, who rides Canford Cliffs. Sponsored by Ramsey Farm
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Jamie Spencer about riding at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Jockey Richard Hughes talks about Canford Cliffs and riding at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Jamie Spencer. Sponsored by Ramsey Farm
A budget impasse in Minnesota could force Canterbury Park to suspend operations July 1 should there be a government shutdown, track officials said.
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Steve Arnold, after Star Witness' third-place finish in the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I)..Sponsored by Ramsey Farm
The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking horses diagnosed with osteoarthritis to take part in a sponsored research study examining an arthritis treatment to learn if the product is effective in horses. Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Trueman Chair in Equine Clinical Medicine and Surgery at OSU, will lead the study.
Simon Burgess talks with Danny O'Brien, trainer of Star Witness, who finished 2nd in the King Stand Stakes (Eng-1) on June 14, and scheduled to run in the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) on June 18. Watch Video
Simon Burgess talks with Danny O'Brien, trainer of Star Witness, who finished 2nd in the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-1) on June 14, and scheduled to run in the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) on June 18. Sponsored by Ramsey Farm
Grade I winner Morning Line continued to gear up for his summer campaign in New York with a solid work on June 17 at Saratoga.
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Immortal Verse displayed a sparkling turn of foot, sweeping from last to first in the final furlong to win the $403,797 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 17.
Simon Burgess talks with Todd Pletcher about racing at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Two-time defending winner Mike Maker is joined by first-timers Corey Lanerie and the Louisville-based family of Billy, Donna and Justin Hays as recipients of Kentucky Thoroughbred Media Awards.
Simon Burgess talks with Todd Pletcher about racing at Royal Ascot. Sponsored by Ramsey Farm
A horse claimed recently by prominent owner Jerry Jamgotchian will be permitted to race at Penn National Race Course, even though there are rules in Kentucky precluding such horses from being entered at other tracks.
Del Mar president and general manager Craig Fravel has been named to succeed Greg Avioli as president and CEO of Breeders' Cup. His stint will begin July 18.
Surgery to repair a small chip in the right front ankle of Nehro, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), went "extremely well."
The Ohio Roundtable, a public policy organization, said an agreement between Republican Gov. John Kasich and casino developers that includes a provision for racetrack gaming is a "clear violation" of Ohio law.
A Senate committee in New Jersey is scheduled to address legislation June 20 that would allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to jointly operate Monmouth Park and Meadowlands pending licensing of lessees.
Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse, a popular feature on BloodHorse.com, will change to a new live format at 12:00 pm, EDT on Tuesday, June 21.
Simon Burgess talks with Ginny DePasquale, assistant trainer to Todd Pletcher. They discuss Bridgetown and BC Champion More Than Real, owned by Bobby Flay.Sponsored by Ramsey Farm
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