Veteran handicapper Dave Litfin dives into the July 2 Mother Goose (gr. I) at Belmont Park; his selections include Rachel's Valentina and Off the Tracks.
A resolution urging the United States Congress to scrap the federal ban on sports betting passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives June 29 on a 140-59 vote.
In conjunction with opening its new corporate office in Boynton Beach, Fla., Encore Racing Based Games (RBG) has changed its name to Exacta Systems.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled two in its series of town hall meetings at Emerald Downs and Del Mar Racetrack during July.
Horse Racing Radio Network announced it will broadcast live from Woodbine Racetrack this weekend to provide coverage of the Queen’s Plate, Canada’s oldest and most prestigious Thoroughbred race and longest continuously run race in North America.
Danzing Candy, who moved to Bob Baffert's barn after finishing 15th on the First Saturday in May for trainer Cliff Sise, will make the first start for his new trainer July 2 in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.
Already a winner in four of five starts at Gulfstream Park, including three stakes, topped by a five-length score in this year's Swale (gr. II), Awesome Banner will try to add to that list July 2 in the $150,000 Carry Back (gr. III).
Birdatthewire returns to Gulfstream Park for the Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) on the Summit of Speed card. The switch of the race from six to seven furlongs should play to her favor.
After winning his maiden debut by 10 1/4 lengths May 28 at Pimlico Race Course, Recruiting Ready is scheduled to ship west for the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) July 2 at Churchill Downs.
Dual-registered Thoroughbred and Paint filly Painting the Sky is expected to make her first stakes start in the July 2 program, with the eight Louisiana-bred stakes races worth $775,000 in purses.
Grade II winner S'maverlous will be chasing his third stakes victory in four starts this year July 2 in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III).
Katherine Ball's Limousine Liberal has run against some of the best sprinters in the country, but will seek his first graded stakes victory in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (gr. II) June 29 at Gulfstream Park.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Division of Racing Events June 29 lifted the quarantine on Arapahoe Park's stable area, which was in response to a positive test result for Equine Infectious Anemia.
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Charles "Chuck" and Maria Borell with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced June 29 that daily handle was up nearly 22% from the previous year during the recently concluded Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course.
#KyDerbyKids—the social-media initiative where the sons and daughters of trainers who had horses in the 2016 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) tweeted about their experiences—is expanding to include kids connected to 2-year-old runners.
When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation.
The Maryland Racing Commission June 27 voted unanimously to treat a spate of recent positive tests for glaucine as environmental contamination, to release purse funds that had been withheld in some cases, and to hold harmless the affected trainers.
After scoring a clear victory in his Woodbine debut in last year's Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III), Red Rifle will try to defend that title Friday, July 1 in the 1 1/4-mile main-track race.
Horsemen and management at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort June 28 joined forces to assist West Virginians impacted by recent severe flooding that affected many communities in the state.
The model rules committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider an industry recommendation to expand out-of-competition testing when it meets July 14 in Seattle.
French sales company Arqana has cataloged 375 yearlings for its Aug. 14-16 sale in Deauville that has been represented by recent group I winners Almanzor, Qemah, Belardo, and Jemayel, among others.
It is the latest in a series of five bottles depicting Breeders' Cup winners, and each bottle is available for a $400 donation to benefit Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm.
Whittingham was such a dominant force on the racing scene that even today, over 15 years since he last saddled a horse, he is still 13th on the all-time earnings list.
Luke Morris, who leads Britain in wins in 2016, has been booked to ride U.S.-trained Mongolian Saturday in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) Saturday, July 9 at Newmarket.
The Jockeys' Guild and Kentucky tracks hope to take a big step forward this year in rider concussion protocol.
The interactive catalog for Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s July selected horses of racing age sale is now available online.
AAEP Racing Committee presented at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at Keeneland.
Respected equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said reduced use of a specific corticosteroid has contributed to the reduction in catastrophic breakdowns.
A statewide referendum to allow a slots parlor adjacent to Suffolk Downs will move forward after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled June 28 the question can be on the November ballot.
- By Steve Haskin
If you go back through the 20th century, the typical equine hero was a 3-year-old or 4-year-old male who excelled at our classic distance of 1 1/4 miles.
As additional supplies arrived, some of the 43 horses abandoned on a Kentucky farm were relocated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility near Lexington.
Mary Beth Woods of Shreveport, La., submitted the winning entry of Southern Phantom in a name-the-foal contest offered exclusively at BloodHorse.com.
Analysis of the Equine Injury Database suggests improvement in some risk factors may have played a role in the decline in the number of catastrophic injuries per 1,000 starts in dirt races from 2014 to 2015.
Gabby Gaudet and Tom Amoss will join the New York Racing Association's broadcast team for the launch of Saratoga Live on July 22.
Forget about external pressures when it comes to yearling sales.
Six of the 43 horses housed at a farm in Central Kentucky will be moved so they can get more focused care, a Kentucky official said the morning of June 28.
Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders' Cup post-position draw.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Off Track Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Kentucky
Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the event held Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park, and include access to seminars, competition, demonstrations, and the finale.
Exciting Thoroughbred racing returns to Tampa Bay Downs June 30 and July 1 as horsemen, jockeys, track officials, and area fans celebrate the fourth annual Summer Festival of Racing.
Legislation that would change the parameters of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Breeding Fund cleared a House of Representatives committee June 27.
A restored 200-year-old horse barn at Greenbriar Farm in Alburtis, Pa., was completely destroyed by fire the night of June 26. No horses were injured.
The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting back at criticism from the Saratoga Springs community over the recent controversy involving the now-scuttled plan to end a four-year period of state government control of NYRA.
Trainer John Servis June 26 selected Sagamore Farm's filly by Into Mischief out of the Not For Love mare Roadtohanna as champion of the 82nd annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association's Maryland-bred yearling show.
The operator of the video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct Racetrack plans a December groundbreaking on an expansion project expected to add more than 750,000-square-feet to the facility, but the plan hasn't been presented to NYRA.
Louisville-based Horsemen's Track and Equipment Inc. is accepting applications through July 31 for its second annual Steve Greene Memorial Scholarship.
The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America is seeking nominees for is White Horse Award, presented annually to an individual who has done something heroic on behalf of human or horse.
Kentucky-bred Peruvian champion Ryans Charm won the Gran Premio Pamplona (Per-I) for the second consecutive year June 26 at Hipodromo Monterrico near Lima.
The Breeders' Cup and the Japan Racing Association announced the addition of three Japanese group I races to the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge series schedule.
As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.
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