Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced June 3 three additional members to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The latest appointments bring the newly established commission to full capacity with 15 members.
Multiple grade I winner Mshawish has been retired from racing after a minor soft tissue injury was discovered June 3 at Belmont Park.
The 5-year-old Bernstein mare clicked off the solid fractions that have become her trademark—splits of :12 2/5 and :24 1/5 under regular rider Julien Leparoux en route to a four-furlong time of :48 2/5 and a five-furlong gallop out in 1:01 1/5.
Some of the top tracks in North America are offering their racing signals, or will offer those signals, for wagering on the first U.S.-based exchange wagering platform.
With burners Toews On Ice, Limousine Liberal, and Union Jackson all drawn inside, the Aristides could set up for a closer like Alsvid or Barbados.
Because of an increase in pari-mutuel revenue from Kentucky Derby (gr. I) week business, Churchill Downs June 1 said it will increase overnight purses by 4% for the remainder of its spring meet, which ends July 2.
Kentucky-bred filly wins in England
Meet from July 2-Sept. 5 will provide Kentucky with a summer 2-year-old stakes.
One day after the Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs produced a dead heat for win, the Green Carpet Stakes at Belterra Park Gaming, located about 90 minutes away in Ohio, did the same May 29.
Untapable, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2014, worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 May 30 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Stakes (gr. II) June 18 at the Kentucky racetrack.
WinStar Farm's Creator, winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), worked five furlongs May 30 at Churchill Downs and is expected to travel to New York May 31 to continue preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Stallion deals are often more about relationships than money.
The addition of blinkers and a dawdling pace may have helped, but in any event the consistent 3-year-old Red Giant colt Surgical Strike finally broke through for his first grade stakes victory May 28 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Samuel Henderson's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Suddenbreakingnews, recently discovered to be a ridgling, continued preparations for the $1.5 million classic with a six-furlong breeze May 29 at Churchill Downs.
Not one but two 4-year-old fillies secured their first stakes wins when Diva Express and I'm a Looker earned the dead-heat victory in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 28 at Churchill Downs.
Tepin turned in a solid work May 28 at Churchill Downs and was on the fence for a trip to Royal Ascot, but trainer Mark Casse a day later said the champion mare is going to England.
Trainer Dale Romans invoked the name of Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens the morning of May 28, a fitting move considering he had just gone old-school in preparing his pair of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopefuls.
After determining Otabek Umarov violated out-of-competition testing rules and possessed hypodermic needles, syringes, and injectable medications at Churchill Downs, Kentucky stewards revoked the owner-trainer's license for 10 years.
Fasig-Tipton, Coolmore America, and WinStar Farm have teamed up to host the “Night For A Cure” fundraising party July 10, with all proceeds going to benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund.
Millennium Farms announced May 26 that longtime farm manager Bobby Miller has been named its vice chairman. Assistant farm manager Jose Rodarte will take on the role of farm manager.
Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Samuel Henderson's Suddenbreakingnews remains on track for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after a May 26 work at Churchill Downs.
Freshman sire Maclean's Music was represented by his first winner when Glen Hill Farm homebred Is Everybody Happy won his debut in the third race at Delaware Park May 25.
Richard (Dick) Fitz Randolph, founder of Randolph Farm near Versailles, Ky., died May 15 at age 77.
After picking up a grade I placing at Churchill Downs in her previous race, the connections of Enchanting Lady hope she can nail down her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III).
Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr. have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame as the 2016 Pillars of the Turf selections.
Thirteen of the 30 individuals on the ballot for election as Breeders' Cup members are seeking re-election to the 39-member board, the organization announced May 25.
Trainer Tim Glyshaw called an audible May 21 at Churchill Downs, and it resulted in the first graded stakes victory of his career with Bullards Alley in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT).
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Maximum Edge shows competitive spirit in first win.
Lightly raced but perfectly primed for a big effort, Mike Tarp's homebred Go Maggie Go soared to her second grade II victory May 20 in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course.
Fred Bradley, a former Kentucky state senator, attorney for the state's horse racing commission, and the owner/breeder of stars Groupie Doll and Brass Hat, died May 20 at age 85.
Owner and trainer Otabek Umarov has been ejected and excluded from Churchill Downs and suspended by Kentucky stewards.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 17 approved a new agreement that will increase losing mount fees on lower-purse races in the state.
Steve Asmussen officially took Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner who finished third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), out of consideration for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) the morning of May 17.
According to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, all participants in this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) have tested negative for any prohibited substances.
The Wesley Ward-trained Acapulco, easy winner of the Unbridled Sidney Stakes May 14 at Churchill Downs, came out of the race fine and is set for a trip to Royal Ascot.
Multiple graded stakes-placed maiden Laoban breezed six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 at Keeneland the morning of May 14 in preparation for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Graded stakes-placed Cherry Wine turned in a typically steadfast move in preparation for his expected start in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), working five furlongs May 14 in a handy 1:01 3/5 at Churchill Downs.
Speedway Stable’s multiple grade III winner Collected punched his ticket to the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) when he breezed seven furlongs in 1:24 4/5 over a track labeled “good” May 13 at Churchill Downs.
Management and horsemen at Belterra Park Gaming plan to meet later in the morning of May 12 to discuss a plan to resurface the main track only two weeks after the meet began.
Director Louise Osmond's interviews and story-telling capture the joys and pains of horse ownership, as well as the fun and challenges of being involved in a partnership.
Breeders' Cup intends to legislatively pursue a pari-mutuel tax break for its 2018 World Championships at Churchill Downs, but the form it takes could hinge on input from members of the Kentucky General Assembly.
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) averaged 15.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen Company data released May 10.
Wallenda, who won graded stakes in three consecutive seasons in the early 1990s, was put down May 9 at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky.
Trainer Doug O'Neill caught an early flight back to Southern California the morning of May 8, but Reddam Racing's champion Nyquist is headed to the other coast following his May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) victory.
TVG, a leading advance deposit wagering provider, said human error was responsible for a May 7 systems breakdown that halted online wagering for more than two hours during the running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Trainers of some of the horses that finished behind Reddam Racing’s Nyquist in the champion colt’s May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) said Sunday morning they were impressed with what they saw the previous day.
The overnight rating for the race portion of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was down almost 14% from last year to 9.3 with a 21 share, according to Nielsen ratings and NBC Sports Group, which televised the event.
Alternating between falling asleep and trying to playfully nip at assistant trainer Julie Clark May 8 in his stall at Churchill Downs, it was clear Exaggerator came out of his second-place run in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in good order.
A crowd of 167,227 attended the Kentucky Derby May 7. The all-sources handle for the day was $192.6 million.
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