Delaware Park, a bucolic race course steeped in racing history but an operation battling stiff competition from other Mid-Atlantic region tracks, begins its 80th season of racing with a 10-race program June 3.
Recently, horseman Mike Ryan's dreams have come up classic: He co-bred May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming and bought May 20 Preakness (G1) victor Cloud Computing as a yearling.
Amerman Racing's Oscar Performance looks to recapture his 2016 form as part of a field of eight 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Pennine Ridge (G3T) going 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf at Belmont Park June 3.
Carrot Farm's Japanese-bred multiple stakes winner Epicharis arrived at Belmont Park June 1 ahead of his North American debut in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10.
Hong Kong horsemen have not been shy about targeting rich races elsewhere in Asia and the June 4 Yasuda Kinen (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse is no exception.
Only other year dominated by first-crop 3-year-olds since 1973
Who's ready for a fantastic weekend of competitive racing? The lineup of stakes races scheduled for this Saturday is impressive, making it difficult to choose a single race to handicap.
Multiple graded stakes-placed Conquest Mo Money will bypass the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) and instead start in the seven-furlong Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) on the Belmont Park undercard that day, owner Tom McKenna said June 1.
Hialeah Park opened its Quarter Horse race meet May 31 with match races in front of a sparse audience that one spectator said was less than a dozen for the first race.
If you want to get a bit more adventurous and take a shot on a horse who not only could win the Belmont, he could win in impressive fashion, then why not take a good hard look at the Japanese invader Epicharis.
Topped by the multiple group winner Gregers, Book 1 of the Magic Millions broodmare sale on Australia's Gold Coast concluded with a record gross and across-the-board increases.
Forty-four years after setting records and dominating the 1973 Triple Crown, Secretariat's enduring appeal as an American icon will be evident this week with the debut of the latest Audi commercial.
Fresh off What a View's front-running victory as the 1-2 favorite in the Crystal Water Stakes for California-breds on May 20, trainer Kenny Black is holding to the old adage of running his charge when he's right.
Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred Time and Motion will reach millionaire status if she wins the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (G3T) at Monmouth Park.
This week is a race recap written by Robert Hebert of the 1968 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park won by Gamely.
The group 1 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks is traditionally held at Eagle Farm, but will be run at Doomben June 3 because of the perilous condition of the Eagle Farm track surface.
Songbird may be heading to New York, but the short field entered for the June 3 Beholder Mile Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park still features a showdown of champions and another with similar aspirations.
Lee "Jack" Allison, who co-bred and co-raced stakes-placed Kipper Kelly, died May 16 at age 89.
Limousine Liberal, winner of the Churchill Downs Stakes Presented by TwinSpires.com (G2) May 6, will seek to back up that effort in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (G3) June 3 at Churchill Downs.
Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Gamely, Charles Whittingham, Monrovia, , All American, Lone Star Park Handicap, Winning Colors, Arlington Classic, Daytona, Red Bank, Japanese Derby, Sha Tin Vase, Nassau, Marine, and more.
Downey will handle communications plus manage seminars and clinics.
The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) will be run at five furlongs (6 1/2 furlongs in 2016) and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) will be run at 1 1/8 miles (1 1/4 miles in 2016).
Fern Circle Stables' Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) winner Senior Investment posted a half-mile breeze the morning of May 31 in preparation for his expected bid in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1).
Owner George Krikorian is thrilled to have a talented homebred in Big Score, who also has shown an ability to handle travel—not a bad combination as a lucrative spring and summer season of turf races for 3-year-olds heats up.
Bloodstock agent Tom McGreevy, who likes to work exclusively for one client, has signed on to buy yearlings and 2-year-old at sales for Texas owner Mike Stinson.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will relocate its headquarters to downtown Lexington after nearly 20 years at suburban office parks on the outskirts of the city, the organization announced May 31.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval May 27 signed a bill that will allow pari-mutuel wagering in the state on eSports—wagering on players competing in video games.
Two mares in foal to Arrowfield Stud's leading sire Snitzel were the standouts during the May 31 second session of the 2017 Magic Millions national broodmare sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
A sport as unpredictable as Thoroughbred racing does not fall into a rut often, but every once in awhile the results become a little predictable.
Just as most of us horse-crazy people have done, Jeff Tow-Arnett found himself enamored with an off-track Thoroughbred named "Noah" after seeing an online listing.
Benny Feliciano has been in the racing business more than 47 years and has learned more than his fair share about communicating during that time.
Cross between Distorted Humor daughters and Tapit has already produced a grade 1 winner.
From an eye-opening 2015 debut win as a juvenile, to a 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) starter, to an accomplished sprinter, hopes continue to soar, and evolve, for Whitmore.
Group 2 winner Nurse Kitchen topped a record-breaking first day of the 2017 Magic Millions national broodmare sale May 30 on the Gold Coast.
Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward sent out seven runners May 30, including European champion Lady Aurelia, for works over the turf course in preparation for stakes at Royal Ascot in England in June.
Multiple graded-stakes winner Diamond Stripes was euthanized May 29 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm near Georgetown, Ky, the facility announced May 30.
Gary Boulanger, one of Thoroughbred racing's most respected and resilient riders, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award.
Churchill Downs Inc. announced May 30 that it will relocate the TwinSpires headquarters to Louisville from Mountain View, Calif., creating more than 70 high-tech jobs in Kentucky.
The investigation of popular trainer Tom Smith, of Seabiscuit fame, after ephedrine was discovered in an atomizer he used before a 1945 race saw the “absolute insurer” rule put to an early test.
Carillanca's 5-year-old Top Casablanca won the 11/4-mile Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (G1), earning a spot in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T).
In a thrilling finish of the $100,000 All American Stakes (G3), Jerry Hollendorfer and George Todaro's G. G. Ryder won a four-way blanket finish to claim a victory May 29 against familiar foes.
On Belmont Park's Big Apple Showcase Day card featuring six stakes for New York-breds worth $900,000, Empire State stalwart Weekend Hideaway held on to win his second consecutive $200,000 Commentator Stakes by a nose over Diversify.
With New York-breds featured Memorial Day at Belmont Park, Fourstar Crook, sent off at odds of 6-5, added a seventh victory to her win streak in the $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes, one of two stakes run over the yielding turf May 29.
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's grade 1 winner Gun Runner breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 May 29 at Churchill Downs in preparation for a probable start in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) June 17.
Rey de Oro settled briefly behind a slow pace in the May 28 Tokyo Yushun (G1), or Japanese Derby, moved up when jockey Christophe Lemaire realized action was required and powered through deep stretch to win by three-quarters of a length.
Danzing Candy was sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the five-horse field of the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap (G3), leading at every call in the 1 1/16-mile test and crossing the wire 4 3/4 lengths in front.
In a perfectly timed ride, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens guided Ashleyluvssugar to a second victory in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (G2T) May 28, run at 1 1/4 miles over Santa Anita Park's turf course.
Live Oak Plantation's homebred Souper Tapit seized control as the field of the Marine Stakes (G3) headed for home and widened his advantage down the lane at Woodbine May 28.
Winter, with Moore in the saddle, delivered an even more impressive performance on the yielding Curragh turf in the Irish One Thousand Guineas May 28.
Cobra Farm's Federico Tesio Stakes winner Twisted Tom will run in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), said trainer Chad Brown, following his five-furlong breeze May 28 at Belmont Park.
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