The Florida legislature began a two-month session Jan. 10 with a big part of its focus on a gaming bill that could lead to the first all-games casinos in the state along with other changes that would impact racing.
As the world's racing centers develop their championships, it becomes harder to identify the world's best runners.
The 2011 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category has gone to Thoroughbred Times Co. for its "Breeders' Cup -- On the Scene" coverage of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
For the second consecutive year, ESPN has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television-Live Racing Programming for its telecast of "The Breeders' Cup Classic" at the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
A slew of horses coming out of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships in early November returned to the races in the next month, seeking redemption and perhaps a better shot at various divisional championships. read blog
A hearing officer has concluded that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch violated five rules of racing in his handling of the Life At Ten incident during the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Total wagering during the recently concluded 21-day fall meet at Churchill Downs fell 3.9%, with a large portion of the difference coming during the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Lenny and Steve examine the Breeders' Cup, end of the year honors and Steve talks about a possible Stamina trend connected to the Belmont Stakes. watch video
The Eclipse Award voting has gone both ways in the past read blog
A bill introduced Nov. 3 in the Florida legislature could allow Hialeah Park to again hold annual Thoroughbred meets, provided that it becomes a site for the Breeders' Cup.
We're still attempting to digest the bizarre fare that was fed us at the Nov. 4 and 5 Breeders' Cup smorgasbord that left so many people hungrier than when they went in. read blog
Total pari-mutuel wagering on the Nov. 4-5 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs was at least $183 million, according to the latest figures released by Breeders' Cup.
The Breeders' Cup World Championships never fails to deliver...in a mostly good way. read blog
Three horses bred by BryLynn started in the Breeders' Cup: Aikenite, Teaks North, and Jeranimo. read blog
Drosselmeyer pops another surprise read blog
Jon and Joel examine the Breeders' Cup 2011 results and explain how the weekend affects the divisional leaders. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions watch video
The Breeders' Cup did nothing to clear up the Horse of the Year picture. read blog
Without Zenyatta, TV ratings on ESPN2, ABC, and ESPN all fell in 2011 with Saturday's Breeders' Cup program suffering the most damage.
Eric Mitchell recaps Saturday action at the 2011 Breeders' Cup, including Drosselmeyer's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Lenny Shulman recaps day 1 of the 2011 Breeders' Cup, including the win by Royal Delta in the Ladies Classic (gr. I). Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Images from the 2 days of the 2011 Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships - Day 2: Photos of the day two winners at the 2011 Breeders' Cup. view slideshow
Amazombie, a 5-year-old Cal-bred gelding by Northern Afleet, wears down Force Freeze in the final 100 yards to win the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by a neck. He covers the six furlongs in 1:09.17.
The Jockeys' Guild wants Churchill Downs Inc. to come to the table to discuss reinstatement of roughly $330,000 the racing and gaming company has paid annually to support insurance for jockeys.
Who will win the Breeders' Cup Classic? How will the others finish? Predict the Order
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With the sun breaking through at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, all was quiet on the backside as everyone waited for the 12:05 p.m. EDT post time for day two of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Lenny Shulman talks with Kent Desormeaux about Dullahan, who runs in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
A photographic review of the results of day 1 of the Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
Jason, Tom, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Presented by twinspires.com. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman talks with Julien Leparoux about his Breeders' Cup mounts, including Turallure in the Mile. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
The Friday card had declines in attendance and handle coming off a record year in 2010 at Churchill Downs.
Dr. Wayne Mcllwraith updates the condition of Announce, who was a late scratch in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, and Dynaslew, who was removed after the race in a horse ambulance. Watch Video
Pinnacle Racing Stable and trainer Bill Kaplan's longshot Musical Romance (by Concorde's Tune) pulled away on the inside in the stretch to take the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).
Ken and Sarah Ramseys' Stephanie's Kitten, a homebred daughter of Kitten's Joy, rallies to catch Stopshoppingmaria late to win the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT).
Let's see if we can a couple of these at least in the money. read blog
The Breeders' Cup World Championships will be simulcast in about 25 countries this year, but officials said they continue to work on regulatory issues that are road-blocking common pools in those markets.
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Lenny Shulman talks with trainer Eric Reed, whose charge Satans Quick Chick runs in the Ladies Classic on Friday, November 4. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Two horses who will face off in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)--Flat Out and To Honor and Serve--breezed a quarter of a mile over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs the morning of Nov. 4.
Images of training leading up to the Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
Though several Juvenile Turf horses lost a chance to gallop on the grass due to rain Nov. 3, the connections say they all remain on track for Saturday's race.
Jon and Joel present picks and longshots for the 2011 Breeders' Cup. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
One man's opinion on all 15 Breeders' Cup races watch blog
Owner Mike Repole and a British journalist engaged in a minor verbal tiff Nov. 3 at a press conference featuring connections of some of the top horses racing in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
New policies in place at this year's Breeders' Cup as a result of the Life At Ten incident in 2010 will still allow pre-race television interviews with jockeys immediately prior to the start of a World Championship race.
A number of horses competing in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4 and 5 at Churchill Downs are scheduled to be shipped to Lexington afterward and offered in auctions.
In trainer Kiaran McLauglin's mind, Trappe Shot is a star. But Mill House's 4-year-old son of Tapit hasn't won a grade I race. He'll try to achieve that goal in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Friday actually has more intriguing longshot possibilities than Saturday, so here we go. read blog
Dealing with It's Tricky is tricky. Just ask Kiaran McLauglin, who trains the 3-year-old daughter of Mineshaft for Godolphin Racing.
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