Chocolate Ride will try for a third graded victory on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots grass in less than 12 months Jan. 16 in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star returns to the site of his greatest accomplishments Jan. 16, when the reigning Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner starts in the $60,000 Louisiana Stakes.
Keeneland's January sale featured a robust upper market in Book 1, but that didn't prevent declines in average and median at the end of the five-day auction, which saw a continuation of 2015's finicky market.
Gender Agenda and Stormy Lucy are set to renew their seesaw rivalry again in the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (gr. IIIT), the feature on the Martin Luther King Day holiday card Jan. 18 at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Stanley Gold will resist the temptation to run undefeated 3-year-old Awesome Banner in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park, opting to send the colt in the Swale Stakes (gr. III).
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
American Pharoah's win in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to land the first Triple Crown in 37 years was named the 2015 National Thoroughbred Racing Association "Moment of the Year."
The path to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) appears to run through Arkansas for Toews On Ice.
The New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.'s annual stallion season auction is scheduled for Jan. 18-20, with the offerings available for viewing online at Starquine.com.
St. Jovite, Virginia Kraft Payson's homebred 1992 European Horse of the Year, died Jan. 9 at Michael Keogh's Baysax Manor Stud in The Curragh, Ireland, due to the infirmities of age.
Given the lack of political will to enact casino gambling in New Hampshire during the current legislative session, Rockingham Park appears headed to the sales block for redevelopment.
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live coverage of the Florida Sunshine Millions at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Jan. 16.
An examination of horses trained by Kirk Ziadie involved in 18 clenbuterol positives in Florida in 2012 and 2013, points to the negative impact on horsemen who compete against a trainer breaking the rules.
Should Lani finish first or second in Dubai, Yahoo Japan reported, Matsunaga plans to enter the colt, a son of leading sire Tapit, in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Keeneland's January mixed sale ended its fourth of five sessions with figures lower across the board for the first time this week, as $102,000 broodmare Prom Time and a $100,000 Super Saver colt led proceedings.
Racing Hall of Famer Lava Man and future Hall of Famer Zenyatta will be added to the Arcadia Historical Society's Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions in a ceremony Tuesday, May 24.
Multiple graded stakes winner Sarah Sis will make her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes Jan. 23 at Oaklawn Park, according to trainer Ingrid Mason.
Unbeaten Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Songbird, the overwhelming favorite to be named champion 2-year-old filly Jan. 16, worked six furlongs 1:14 2/5 on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Jan. 14.
Keeneland announced that its track kitchen, located in the stable area of the track, is set to undergo renovation work to its kitchen area.
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's Uncle Walter looks to become the outfit's third consecutive winner of the $200,000 Twinspires.com Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 16 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
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Claire Novak and Ellis Starr preview the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, featuring Mo Tom, Uncle Walter, Dolphus, and Tom's Ready. Sponsored by Equibase Watch Video
Tidal Volume, a stakes-winning son of leading stallion Tapit, sired his first reported foal, a filly out of the Woodman mare Runawayskye, Jan. 7.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey will conduct its annual stallion season auction beginning at 9 p.m. ET, Jan. 15 through 4 p.m., Jan. 17.
Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen continued to work forwardly for his 3-year-old debut in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park with a five-furlong breeze Thursday morning.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Jan. 13 upheld a decision by its board of stewards to suspend trainer Ramon Preciado 21 days and fine him $1,500 for a pair of clenbuterol positives last summer.
Jim Rome gives the keynote speech during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Gulfstream Park on January 13, 2016. Courtesy America's Best Racing Watch Video
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget would also increase the takeout to cover regulatory costs and could divert VLT money from purses to equine health initiatives.
Claire Novak and Ellis Starr preview the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, featuring Mo Tom, Uncle Walter, Dolphus, and Tom's Ready. Sponsored by Equibase Download Equibase Past Performances for the Lecomte.
Jim Rome gives the keynote speech during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Gulfstream Park on January 13, 2016. Courtesy America's Best Racing
The first reported foal for multiple grade/group I winner Magician was foaled Jan. 13 when the Nayef mare Proximity produced a bay colt at Curraghmore Farm in Canada.
Wildcat Red, who clearly enjoys Gulfstream Park, having won the 2014 Hutcheson Stakes and Fountain of Youth Stakes there, returns off a four-month layoff against other Florida-breds in the Sunshine Millions Sprint.
The third Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held in California in conjunction with the Breeders' Cup World Championships later this year.
A full field of Florida-breds headed by Chad Brown-trained Fundamental has been entered for the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.
New buyer Fifth Avenue Bloodstock purchased $240,000 Ready for Romance, one of two six-figure lots, as the Keeneland January sale's third session produced more gains in average and median.
Two proven graded stakes-winning sprinters will test their skill stretching out to two turns in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 16 at Santa Anita Park.
David Taylor Jr.'s Mana Strike will seek his second consecutive Golden Gate Fields stakes in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 16 at the Bay Area racetrack.
Saraguaro is slated to seek his third straight stakes victory in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 16 at Gulfstream, while Flutterby will race for nonagenarian Jerry Bozzo in the Sunshine Millions Distaff.
"You can either be excited about the future or worry that he's not there yet," trainer Tom Amoss said of his Lecomte (gr. III) contender. "I prefer to keep the glass half full. I've called him a work in progress."
Although it closed its doors in 2013 and the grandstand was demolished last May, the land Hollywood Park has occupied since 1938 officially found its new purpose Jan. 12.
- By Evan Hammonds
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Southeast Region
With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.
Jim Rome, whose passion for horse racing appears to exceed his passion for his popular syndicated sports talk show, gave the keynote address Jan. 13 as part of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Gulfstream Park.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 14 as personnel continue to repair a drainage leak under the track apron that created a hole on the outside rail of the track on Saturday.
Lenny Shulman recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including a look at the numbers, and comments from Keeneland Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including a look at the numbers, and comments from Keeneland Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Jockey Club chairman Stuart S. Janney III offered some advice to prospective and existing Thoroughbred owners at a Jan. 12 dinner that was part of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
$500,000 broodmare Roan Inish led gains in average and median at the Keeneland January mixed sale's second session, which sellers continued to describe as selective and buyers described fierce competition for top lots.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Cross Traffic is a colt born Jan. 10 at Red River Farm near Coushatta, La.
Thoroughbred ownership certainly has its rewards, but speakers on the first day of the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference Jan. 12 made clear it's different than the average business.
The bloodstock agent came up under his cousin, L. Clay Camp; had a breaking and training business for more than 25 years.
Veracity, a 5-year-old Distorted Humor mare offered as a broodmare prospect, was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent, for $460,000 during the late stages of Keeneland's January horses of all ages second session.
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