John Nerud, Hall of Fame trainer and industry leader, died the morning of Aug. 13 at his home in Old Brookville, N.Y. He had turned 102 Feb. 9.
After winning the Sanford (gr. III) with Uncle Vinny, trainer Todd Pletcher will try for middle jewel of the 2-year-old trio at Saratoga when sending out Saratoga Mischief Aug. 15 for Twin Creeks Racing.
Trainer Dale Romans confirmed Aug 13 that William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) runner-up Keen Ice will breeze Aug. 15 in preparation for a start in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 29.
- By Teresa Genaro
- Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Northeast Region, Mid-Atlanic Region
Panelists at the Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law conference offered potential options regarding immigration policy in the hope they make it easier for horse racing to attract and maintain workers.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey hopes the $500,000 Fourstardave (gr. IIT) will open the door to a Breeders' Cup bid for Ironicus, who will do battle with last year's Fourstardave winner Seek Again Aug. 15 at Saratoga.
A co-sponsor of federal legislation that would authorize oversight of equine medication and drug-testing said Congress could schedule a committee hearing on the bill this fall. Meanwhile, the debate on the bill continues.
Decked Out, with a pair of 91 Equibase Speed Figures under her belt, holds the experience edge in Saratoga's Aug. 15 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies.
The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Aug. 12 tackled the issue of whether to support the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
Business so far at the Saratoga Race Course meet has been very strong, NYRA officials reported Aug. 12, but they also noted that operating revenue for the year is down compared with 2014.
Ramiro Restrepo is opening doors for Fasig-Tipton with horsemen in the Caribbean and South America.
The two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale concluded Aug. 11 with healthy gains in gross, average, and median. The auction produced a $2 million colt and two others that topped $1 million.
A Street Cry colt sold for $1.4 million during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale the evening of Aug. 11.
A colt by Scat Daddy topped the early action the evening of Aug. 11 during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
A panel at the Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law on Aug. 11 discussed New York's need for a law to protect sponsors or organizers of public equine activities, such as racetracks and breeding farms.
Official transcripts and a video replay of The Jockey Club's 63rd annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., are now available at jockeyclub.com.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced it has started building the second of three new barns at Laurel Park. The $10 million construction project is to be finished next year. Each barn will have 150 stalls.
Glenye Cain Oakford looks at some of the opening session's sire results, recent commercial acceptance of turf-oriented pedigrees, and talks to Dr. Kendall Hansen as champion Hansen's first yearlings head for the ring.
Bolstered by two Tapit colts that sold for $2 million and $1.2 million, the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale registered gains in gross and average compared with the comparable session in 2014.
Tapit struck again at the Aug. 10 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale when one of his colts brought $2 million.
A colt by Tapit brought a final bid of $1.2 million to lead the early action Aug. 10 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Stakes winner Miss Temple City will try to nail down her first graded score in the $300,000 Maker's Mark Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) Friday, Aug. 14 at Saratoga Race Course.
A selection of notable yearlings to watch at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale's Aug. 11 session, which closes out two days of selling.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlanic Region
America's Best Racing Aug. 10 launched the final video of a four-part series of digital video ads, #IBelieveIn, celebrating the passion, beauty, and attraction of horse racing from the perspective of a young, female fan.
Trainer Bob Baffert said Aug. 10 that American Pharoah has bounced back from his effort and cross-country trip to the Haskell and he is leaning toward running next in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.
Yearling market players expect strong selling at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction, which opens Monday on the back of broadly positive returns at the company's bellwether July select sale.
A sampling of horses to watch at Monday night's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction.
Southern Equine Stable's homebred grade I winner Moreno has been retired, trainer Eric Guillot said Aug. 9, a day after he finished eighth in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International the afternoon of Aug. 9 issued a strong response to comments made during The Jockey Club Round Table conference held earlier in the day in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Godolphin Racing's Bay of Plenty, beaten 24 lengths by the victorious Honor Code in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), rebounded nicely with a wire-to-wire win in the $100,000 Alydar Stakes Aug. 9 at Saratoga.
The new partnership, announced Aug. 9, should lead to innovative handicapping products.
Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, who retired as chairman of The Jockey Club Aug. 8, was given The Jockey Club Medal the following day during the organization's Round Table conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee will implement a centralized database for racehorse necropsy information and has recommended all horses that come off the vet's list be subject to testing.
State-by-state efforts to bring about uniformity in medication policies and drug testing aren't sufficient to move the Thoroughbred industry forward speakers said Aug. 9 at The Jockey Club Round Table conference.
Goldy Espony secured her first North American graded stakes win when she led every step of the Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 8 on the Saratoga Race Course turf.
Honor Code caught early leader Liam's Map in the final strides to win the $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.
Stonestreet Stables continued its winning ways Aug. 8, when Cavorting rallied to win the $500,000 Longines Test Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course.
At its Aug. 7 meeting, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) board of directors reiterated its firm commitment to the implementation of uniform medication policies with a sense of urgency throughout the U.S.
Stuart S. Janney III has been elected chairman of The Jockey Club and will succeed Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, who earlier this year announced plans to resign after more than 30 years at the helm of the organization.
Jess's Dream, the first offspring of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is nearing his highly anticipated first career start, which could come at Saratoga Race Course.
Takeover Target has showed promise from the start. On Friday, Aug. 7 in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. II) on the Saratoga Race Course turf, the Harlan's Holiday colt delivered.
The Hall of Fame class of 2015 was inducted Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. While there were some light-hearted moments during the ceremony, all of the inductees brought out emotion on their way to enshrinement.
The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for the 63rd Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 9 from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Classic winner Palace Malice is scheduled to make his first start since May in the $100,000 Alydar Stakes Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course.
Live racing will return to Suffolk Downs this fall now that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has given formal approval to the application by the racetrack for a three-day meet in 2015.
Grade II winner Wildcat Red, who returned to winning form in the $100,000 Teddy Drone Stakes Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park, is scheduled to race next in the $700,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.
For the second time in three years, trainer Jack Fisher and jockey Paddy Young teamed to win the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga Race Course, this time with Choral Society Aug. 6.
The New York Racing Association announced Aug. 6 that attendance at Saratoga Race Course will be capped at 50,000 for the Aug. 29 blockbuster race card highlighted by the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I).
Sagamore Farn and Mel Paikoff's Happy My Way, a grade III-winning gelding by Wilko, was put down following a slab fracture that could not be repaired. The 5-year-old ran fifth Aug. 1 in a stakes race at Mountaineer.
Take Charge Brandi will cut back in distance, but not in class, when last year's champion 2-year-old filly starts for the first time since January in the $500,000 Longines Test Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.
On the eve of a hearing to approve or deny the application of Suffolk Downs to hold three days of live racing this fall, track management shot down the persistent rumor that The Stronach Group plans to lease the track.
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