Breeders’ Cup World Championships Attracts $160m in Betting

Breeders’ Cup World Championships Attracts $160m in Betting

Total all-sources handle for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course was $160,472,894, the sixth-highest total since the Breeders’ Cup expanded to a two-day event in 2007 and an 8% decrease from the 2019 record handle of $174,000,574 at Santa Anita.   The two-day total handle represented a 7% increase from the 2015 Championships at Keeneland.  […]

Gulfstream Park Juvenile Sprint

Gulfstream Park Juvenile Sprint

Michael Yates has steadily built a reputation as a most astute trainer of 2-year-olds in South Florida, and the Ocala breeder/owner/trainer will put that reputation on the line Saturday at Gulfstream Park West, where he’s scheduled to saddle strong contenders in the $60,000 Juvenile Sprint and the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint. The two 6 ½-furlong […]

Sex Symbol the Latest Star by Uncle Mo

Sex Symbol the Latest Star by Uncle Mo

Tying for the overall session lead with a colt by Mendelssohn and one other horse, Uncle Mo’s daughter Sex Symbol (3f Uncle Mo x Icon Project, by Empire Maker) sold for $300,000 at the Keeneland November Sale on Thursday. Purchased by Green Lantern Stables from the Bluewater Sales consignment, the filly is out of Grade […]

The Whip Rule: Animal Cruelty or Activist Pandering?

The Whip Rule: Animal Cruelty or Activist Pandering?

Whip Rules are a hot topic in the racing industry around the world but there has been very little presented as factual data on either side of the debate. A lot of the Animal Welfare groups have presented studies and many of them contradict the other. The use of whips in Thoroughbred racing in Australia […]

2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Led by this year’s Triple Crown race winners Tiz the Law,  Authentic and Swiss Skydiver; multiple Grade 1 winners Improbable and Maximum Security; and Irish Champion Stakes (G1) winner Magical (IRE), 201 horses, including 39 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 37th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious two-day global event, consisting of 14 races with […]

$1m on Offer at Gulfstream Park

$1m on Offer at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park wraps up its summer meeting with $1 million in purses up for the grabs Saturday – including the finals of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes – and a possible mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 that could swell to approximately $5 million. The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at […]

Keeneland to Expand Racing in Kentucky

Keeneland to Expand Racing in Kentucky

Keeneland and the majority owners of Kentucky Downs announced today their filing of an application for a racing license and proposed construction of a  state-of-the-art racing facility and related track extension in Kentucky to be located in Corbin and Williamsburg, respectively. The proposed facilities will feature live Standardbred racing and historical racing machines for guests […]

Phoenix Thoroughbreds: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Phoenix Thoroughbreds: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

There has been a lot of rumor and speculation about Phoenix Thoroughbreds but that is all there has been. France and England both moved to ban the group despite there being no conviction, no charges but mere rumor and speculation, is that really the way the industry is supposed to work? The ownership group, headed […]

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Swiss Skydiver Favored In Grade 1 Alabama

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Swiss Skydiver Favored In Grade 1 Alabama

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates, led by multiple graded stakes winner Swiss Skydiver, comprise five of the seven sophomore fillies entered in Saturday’s Alabama (G1) at Saratoga. The Alabama is a prep for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Sept. 4 at Churchill Downs and a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup […]

Saturday’s 6-furlong, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1)

Saturday’s 6-furlong, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1)

The 3-year-old Collusion Illusion and the 5-year-old Fashionably Fast lead a nine-horse field of talented sprinters in Saturday’s 6-furlong, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) on NBCSN, with live coverage from Del Mar beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The Bing Crosby winner will receive an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.  The three-hour program, […]

American Pharoah is the Sire on Fire

American Pharoah is the Sire on Fire

It was a fourth winner in three days for American Pharoah on Saturday when American Dream (3f American Pharoah x Dancing Alone, by Kingmambo) broke her maiden in her second start. Racing over 7 ½ furlongs on the turf at Louisiana Downs, the Peter Blum homebred broke slowly and was settled by jockey Joel Dominguez […]

Queen Enable to face three rivals in the King George on Saturday

Queen Enable to face three rivals in the King George on Saturday

John Gosden’s mare and a trio of Ballydoyle rivals declared for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes Superstar mare Enable will face three rivals in her bid to win an historic third King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes on Saturday. ENABLE👑 will face three rivals in Saturday's King George VI and […]

$7 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic

$7 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic

GMB Racing’s 7-year-old Tom’s d’Etat, winner of the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2), leads the first week of tabulated votes for the 2020 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, a weekly rating of the top 10 horses in contention for the $7 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington on November 7. The Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings […]

Ny Traffic a Kentucky Derby Contender

Ny Traffic a Kentucky Derby Contender

Ny Traffic stalled at the top of the stretch before shifting into high gear in Saturday’s Haskell (G1) at Monmouth Park, putting a late scare into front-running Authentic, only to fall an excruciating nose short of victory. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. expressed more satisfaction than disappointment in his Gulfstream Park-based Kentucky Derby (G1) prospect Sunday […]

Australian Success Story Bloodstockauction.com New York Bred Yearling Sale

Australian Success Story Bloodstockauction.com New York Bred Yearling Sale

Dedicated NY Bred Online AuctionOpen For Bidding  Online auction specialist Bloodstockauction.com is supporting NY thoroughbred breeders this week, by hosting a dedicated New York Bred Yearling Sale on its online auction platform. Bloodstockauction.com’s dedicated New York Bred catalog is now live and open for bidding.  The catalog is open for bidding for five full days, […]

Tom VanMeter Vs Nick Cannon Racist America

Tom VanMeter Vs Nick Cannon Racist America

America is a strange place at the best of times but the recent actions of Corporates and Citizens has left me very confused. Tom VanMeter made a couple of very offensive racist posts on Facebook, and was vilified in the media and was banned by Keeneland, basically the removed him from his ability to work. […]

Sea of Tranquility Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Sea of Tranquility Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Trainer Kenny McPeek, who made a year-round commitment to South Florida racing when he purchased Summerfield Training Center in Marion County last year, will be represented by graded-stakes winner Harvey Wallbanger in Saturday’s $60,000 Sea of Tranquility Stakes at Gulfstream Park. McPeek, who put the finishing touches on a productive 2019-2020 Championship Meet by saddling […]

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge

Headlined by three automatic qualifiers for the $7 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and three “Win and You’re In” starting positions at York’s Ebor Festival in Britain, the Breeders’ Cup today announced its August schedule of races as part of the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.   The Breeders’ Cup Challenge, now in its 14th year, is an international series […]

$500,000 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park

$500,000 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park

Led by Code of Honor, McKinzie and Vekoma, an outstanding field of eight horses will compete for a free berth into the $2 million Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) on Saturday, July 4 in the 1-mile, $500,000 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park, live at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. The “Met Mile” broadcast is part of […]

Keeneland at Home Presented by Central Bank

Keeneland at Home Presented by Central Bank

Keeneland has announced Keeneland at Home Presented by Central Bank, which offers a variety of creative and fun ways for fans to remotely enjoy Keeneland’s five-day Summer Meet, to be held July 8-12. The season, which accommodates a portion of the 16-day Spring Meet that Keeneland was forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 outbreak, will […]

The Kentucky Derby Will Have Spectators

The Kentucky Derby Will Have Spectators

#kentuckyderby #coronavirus #churchilldowns #kentucky The Kentucky Derby, which was rescheduled for September. 5 due to the novel coronavirus, will allow spectators onto the grounds to watch the Run for the Roses even as COVID-19 infections surge across parts of the United States, Churchill Downs Racetrack said on Thursday. “Our team is deeply committed to holding […]

Owners to Return to Keeneland

Owners to Return to Keeneland

Keeneland has been granted approval to permit a limited number of participating owners to attend the upcoming Summer Meet, to be held July 8-12. Keeneland officials collaborated with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health officials to develop a plan that ensures the safety of horsemen and track employees under the Healthy at Work […]

Breeders Cup the Focus at Churchill Downs

Breeders Cup the Focus at Churchill Downs

Stakes-winning veterans Tom’s d’Etat and By My Standards headline a battle for the second automatic berth of 2020 into the $7 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) this Saturday, June 27, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., in the Grade 2, $500,000 Stephen Foster, live at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. The Stephen Foster broadcast is part of the […]

Keeneland Launches Digital Sales Ring; Announces Online Select Horses Of Racing Age Sale On June 23

Keeneland Launches Digital Sales Ring; Announces Online Select Horses Of Racing Age Sale On June 23

Keeneland officials today announced the launch of the Keeneland Digital Sales Ring, a stand-alone online auction platform accessible to buyers and sellers around the world at Keenelanddigital.com. Kicking off the new digital platform will be a Select Horses of Racing Age Sale scheduled for June 23. “The Keeneland Digital Sales Ring marks a significant milestone in […]

Irish and English Politicians Fail to Recognise the Importance of Racing to the Economy

Irish and English Politicians Fail to Recognise the Importance of Racing to the Economy

It takes a special kind of stupid to make Australian Politicians look good, but their Irish and English counterparts are doing their best. Both Ireland and England banned racing even after Australia provided a workable model for racing to continue, the out of touch politicians chose buy in to the hysteria but the price is […]

$180,000 Ghostzapper Filly Electricita Leads Penultimate Day of Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale

$180,000 Ghostzapper Filly Electricita Leads Penultimate Day of Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale

Electricita, a 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, who is from the family of Canadian Hall of Famer Dancethruthedawn and Grade 1 winner Moreno, sold to Cecil Seaman, agent for longtime client Jon Marshall, for $180,000 during Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Electricita, who is out of the A.P. Indy […]

Keeneland Sales Graduates Top Holiday Graded Stakes Fields

Keeneland Sales Graduates Top Holiday Graded Stakes Fields

Keeneland sales graduates lead entries for upcoming graded stakes held in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Tom’s d’Etat, winner of the Hagyard Fayette (G2) on closing day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet, headlines the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) on Friday at Churchill Downs. Tom’s d’Etat is one of eight Keeneland September Yearling Sale […]

Keeneland’s Fall Meet begins Friday, Oct. 4

Keeneland’s Fall Meet begins Friday, Oct. 4

Keeneland’s Fall Meet begins Friday, Oct. 4, celebrating 17 days of some of the finest Thoroughbred racing in North America that kicks off with the blockbuster Fall Stars Weekend, featuring nine of the meet’s 10 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races. The season offers a full slate of special events, highlighted by the return […]

Coolmore Grab Another Breeders’ Cup Spot

Coolmore Grab Another Breeders’ Cup Spot

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 2-year-old longshot Royal Dornoch (IRE), under jockey Wayne Lordan, prevailed by a neck over 6-5 favored Kameko to win Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII) at Newmarket Racecourse. With this victory, Royal Dornoch earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf through the international […]

O’Lonhro Victoria’s Versatile Value Stallion

O’Lonhro Victoria’s Versatile Value Stallion

O’Lonhro has proven himself to be exceptional value in Victoria. Last week he produced a City double and has managed to creep up to 13th on the National Sires Tables. With 59% winners to runners and over $5.3m in the bank from 75 winners ($70,000 av) O’Lonhro’s numbers continue to outperform many Stallions on offer […]

Another Miracle Lands Second Stakes Win For American Pharoah

Another Miracle Lands Second Stakes Win For American Pharoah

Triple Crown hero American Pharoah featured at the Saratoga meeting on Friday when exciting colt Another Miracle (2c American Pharoah x Retraceable, by Medaglia D’Oro) powered clear to win the $100,000 Skidmore Stakes on the grass. Second on debut at Belmont, the Gary Contessa trained colt was a winner on dirt at Saratoga last month […]

Kentucky Yearling Sale Gradutates Go Onto Wins In G1

Kentucky Yearling Sale Gradutates Go Onto Wins In G1

Siblings to graded stakes winners Valid Point, Got Stormy and Café Americano cataloged for Keeneland September Sale Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Bricks and Mortar, Valid Point and Got Stormy scored impressive Grade 1 wins to headline weekend racing. Bricks and Mortar dominated the Arlington Million (G1) to earn an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) on Nov. […]

Romanised Wins International Breeders’ Cup Challenge

Romanised Wins International Breeders’ Cup Challenge

Robert Ng’s 4-year-old Romanised (IRE), under jockey Billy Lee, powered down the final furlong to defeat Wertheimer and Frere’s 3-year-old Shaman (IRE) by one length in Sunday’s, one-mile Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard – Jacques le Marois (G1) at Deauville, and gained an automatic berth into the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the […]

Coolmore Stallions Dominate Hurry Harriet Stakes

Coolmore Stallions Dominate Hurry Harriet Stakes

Coolmore stallions dominated the finish of Wednesday’s Listed Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park, where the Aidan O’Brien-trained Goddess (3f Camelot – Cherry Hinton, by Green Desert) gained a well-deserved maiden Stakes success. An impressive 10 length winner of a Leopardstown maiden last season, the bay was last seen finishing second in the Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes over […]

The Belmont Stakes, the Battle Between Tacitus and War Of Will

The Belmont Stakes, the Battle Between Tacitus and War Of Will

Tacitus and War of Will were confirmed at 9-5 and 2-1, respectively, as the 2 favorites for the 2019 Belmont in New York. Tacitus, the legendary Senator-historian of the Roman empire’s wars, and War of Will’s handle references exactly that quality that both horses will need when faced with the Belmont Stakes’ towering mile-and-a-half sandy […]

Kentucky Derby Appeal Rejected, Maximum Security Out of Preakness

Kentucky Derby Appeal Rejected, Maximum Security Out of Preakness

Maximum Security will not race in the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown following his controversial disqualification at the Kentucky Derby. The horse’s management was unsuccessful in a bid Monday to appeal the ruling of the Kentucky Derby stewards, who disqualified a Winner for the 1st time in the race’s 145 runnings. Owner Gary West […]

$100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park

Grade 3-placed Marconi, briefly on the Triple Crown trail last spring, and stablemate Biblical, making his fourth start of the 2018-19 Championship Meet, head a field of seven set to contest Friday’s $100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park. The 32nd running of the 1 3/16-mile Skip Away for 4-year-olds and up is among three $100,000 […]

Code of Honor Set for Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Code of Honor Set for Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

“All systems are go” with W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor, who breezed a half-mile in 48.40 seconds Monday morning here at Payson Park in preparation for a much-anticipated start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. “He looked like he worked very well. I asked him for 49 and he […]

Keeneland 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Keeneland 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 72 juveniles for its 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 9. The Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale catalog is available online by clicking here. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 18. This year’s April Sale also will offer a selection of horses of […]

Keeneland and TVG Creating Better Race and Sales Days

Keeneland and TVG Creating Better Race and Sales Days

Keeneland and TVG officials today introduced several new initiatives on the racing and sales fronts that further enhance the long partnership enjoyed by the race track and racing network. Beginning with the Thursday, April 4, opening day of the Spring Meet, TVG racing analysts Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton will host “Today at Keeneland,” the […]

Santa Anita Approves New Racing Rules

Santa Anita Approves New Racing Rules

Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) today reached an historic agreement to protect the safety and welfare of horses and riders in the state. This collective mandate enacts the most stringent medication policy in North America. Belinda Stronach, President and Chairman of The Stronach Group (TSG), which owns […]

Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park

Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park

Code of Honor Breezes Five Furlongs for Florida Derby McGaughey Likes What He Sees in Fountain of Youth (G2) Winner Holy Bull (G2) Victor Harvey Wallbanger Breezes at Gulfstream Video Link: Harvey Wallbanger/Signalman Workout W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor pleased Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey Saturday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com […]

Code of Honor on Same Path as Orb to Kentucky Derby

Code of Honor on Same Path as Orb to Kentucky Derby

Trainer Shug McGaughey reported that William S. Farish’s Code of Honor came out of his victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) in good order. “So far, all systems are go,” said McGaughey less than 16 hours after watching the 3-year-old colt win Saturday and bounce back from a disappointing performance Jan. 5 […]

Imprimis Too Fast in Silks Run at Gulfstream Park

Imprimis Too Fast in Silks Run at Gulfstream Park

Breeze Easy’s Imprimis, racing for the first time in six months and up against a world-record holder and a Grade 3 winner in his return, easily disposed of both rivals and drew off to a convincing 3 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Silks Run at Gulfstream Park. The fifth running of the Silks Run for […]

Code of Honor Looks Ready for the Kentucky Derby

Code of Honor Looks Ready for the Kentucky Derby

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor rebounded from a disappointing effort in his 2019 debut to capture Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park and stamp himself as a leading prospect for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) and the 2019 Triple Crown. Code of Honor was saddled by Hall of Fame […]

Blamed Takes the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3)

Blamed Takes the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3)

Ken McCarthy, longtime assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, was all smiles Saturday at Gulfstream Park after Blamed registered a commanding triumph in the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3), a stakes for fillies and mares named for the three-time Eclipse Award champion and 2019 Hall of Fame finalist who was trained by Mott. With […]

Kenny McPeek on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

Kenny McPeek on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

Kenny McPeek-trained Signalman and Harvey Wallbanger breezed at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning in preparation for upcoming stakes on the Road to the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 30. Signalman, who captured the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs in his 2018 finale, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.11. The workout, the third fastest of […]

$200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF

$200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF

Keith Desormeaux’s Apache Princess, Peter Miller’s Kookie Gal and Doug O’Neill’s Lakerball all loom large in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita.  Restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, the Cal Cup Oaks, which has attracted a field of nine, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored […]

Mexican Jala Jala in the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Mexican Jala Jala in the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Jala Jala has dominated the boys in her only two races at Gulfstream Park, but six other fillies and mares figure to give the Mexican star the sternest test of her career in Saturday’s $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Jala Jala ventured from Mexico to Gulfstream Park to capture the $300,000 Clasico del […]

Japan Breeders Cup Qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)

Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ […]

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade I La Brea at the […]

Can X Y Jet take the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet romped to a 7 ¾-length victory in Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, punching his ticket to Dubai for a third run in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) March 30. Great to have @RockinghamRanch's Racing Manager @RealBrianTrump join us on the line today with […]

Another Big Weekend at Gulfstream Park

Another Big Weekend at Gulfstream Park

Tequilita Tops Noms for Feb. 16 Royal Delta (G3) Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Set for Saturday Friday’s Stronach 5 All Star Ticket (Video Link) Dorothy Alexander Matz’s Tequilita is prominent among 17 nominations for the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) Feb. 16 at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Michael Matz saddled the 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags for […]

Mucho Gusto and Baffert on Track to Kentucky Derby

Mucho Gusto and Baffert on Track to Kentucky Derby

Favored Mucho Gusto was all business on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he rated kindly and exploded the final eighth of a mile to take the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes by 4 ¾ lengths under Joe Talamo.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the chestnut colt by Mucho Macho Man got a mile and […]

Ken McPeek-trained Harvey Wallbanger a Kentucky Derby Contender

Ken McPeek-trained Harvey Wallbanger a Kentucky Derby Contender

Harvey Wallbanger parlayed a ground-saving trip under Brian Hernandez Jr. into a 29-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The Holy Bull, a 1 1/16-mile prep for 3-year-olds, headlined a 12-race program that also offered the $150,000 Swale, a seven-furlong stakes for 3-year-olds, and the $150,000 Forward Gal (G3), […]

Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Multiple stakes winner A Bit Special, a neck shy of being undefeated in her young career, will make the step up to graded company for her 3-year-old debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 23rd running of the Sweetest Chant and the 11th renewal of the $100,000 Dania Beach, both at […]

$16 million Pegasus World Cup an International Hit

$16 million Pegasus World Cup an International Hit

$16 Million Series Televised to National, International Audience Saturday’s blockbuster $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series program of 12 races at Gulfstream Park featured some of Thoroughbred racing’s biggest human and equine stars performing before a live, national and international audience. A total of 143 horses were entered, an average of 11.9 starters […]

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Champion Hit 1000 Wins

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Champion Hit 1000 Wins

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet-leading trainer, earned his 1,000th career victory as Joseph E. Besecker’s Aztec Sense led most of the way to win the $150,000 Fred W. Hooper (G3) by 1 ¾ lengths over late-running Breaking Lucky on Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational card at Gulfstream Park. It was Aztec […]

City of Light Wins the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

City of Light Wins the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s City of Light concluded his racing career in electric fashion Saturday at Gulfstream Park, scoring a brilliant 5 ¾-length triumph in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). The third edition of the Pegasus World Cup, the richest race in North America, co-headlined Saturday’s 12-race program with […]

Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that tickets for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will go on sale to the public on March 4 at Noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The 2019 event will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, and for […]

Spectacular 12-race Pegasus Program Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Spectacular 12-race Pegasus Program Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Breeders’ Cup Rematch Between Stormy Liberal & World of Trouble in $150,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Morticia Looks to Scare Competition in $150,000 Ladies’ Turf Sprint Full Field of 14 Set to Rumble in $125,000 South Beach Stakes Three turf sprint stakes are part of a 12-race program Saturday at Gulfstream Park that features nine […]

Bravazo, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Bravazo, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Training legend D. Wayne Lukas wasn’t joking when he quipped recently that he is hoping to find a good 3-year-old in his barn to put on the Triple Crown trail. Lukas knows that’s possible. A year ago, he discovered Bravazo, who competed in big event after big event throughout the season and will start in […]

Accelerate ready for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Accelerate ready for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), got acquainted with Gulfstream Park during a morning gallop Wednesday. John Sadler-trained Accelerate arrived at Gulfstream Park Tuesday evening, along with stablemate Catapult, who will compete in Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). “Accelerate’s doing […]

Kentucky Derby Action Heats Up at Gulfstream Park with the Holy Bull

Kentucky Derby Action Heats Up at Gulfstream Park with the Holy Bull

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Grade 2 winner Maximus Mischief, undefeated in three starts as a 2-year-old, tops 24 horses nominated to the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2) Saturday, Feb. 2 at Gulfstream Park. Following the one-mile Mucho Macho Man Stakes Jan. 5, the 30th running of the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull for 3-year-olds […]

Pegasus World Cup Update

Pegasus World Cup Update

Audible Flavien Prat, a leading rider on the Southern California circuit, will be aboard 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the richest race in North America, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Audible’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, confirmed the mount Sunday afternoon after speaking with Elliott Walden, president […]

Pegasus World Cup Update

Pegasus World Cup Update

Stronach Stables’ millionaire homebred Something Awesome breezed Saturday morning for the first time since arriving in South Florida ahead of his next scheduled assignment in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado was aboard as multiple graded-stakes winner Something Awesome went one mile […]

Boom Time for California Horse Racing

Boom Time for California Horse Racing

Santa Anita Park’s 2018-19 Winter Meeting got off to a record-breaking start on Wednesday, as the track posted an all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $20,491,016, a 19 percent increase over a year ago and an all-time opening day record. Wednesday’s opening day crowd of 41,373 contributed to an on-track handle of $3,463,535, a five percent increase […]

Gunnevera Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Gunnevera Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s Margoth purchased a spot in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), confirming multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera for North America’s richest race Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in last year’s Pegasus World Cup, most recently ran second in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. […]

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm today announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. Champion Older Horse elect Accelerate capped off an incredible 2018 season, which included five Grade 1 wins, with a thrilling victory in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic. Accelerate bested 10 Grade I winners in his Classic victory, earning […]

Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 26

Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 26

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Accelerate, runner-up Gunnevera, Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Monomoy Girl and Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible are all strong possibilities to compete in the richest race in North America – the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, January 26 at Gulfstream Park. Other horses considering the third running […]

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday A dozen horses from Panama arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday afternoon to prepare for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday, Dec. 8. The Panamanian horses joined 10 horses from Venezuela who arrived Saturday morning. Horses arriving from Panama included Fray Angelico, a son […]

Keeneland Yearlings Dominate Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland Yearlings Dominate Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates swept seven Breeders’ Cup World Championship races Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs: Accelerate(Classic-G1), Monomoy Girl (Distaff-G1), Roy H (TwinSpires Sprint-G1), Game Winner (Sentient Jet Juvenile-G1), Jaywalk (Tito’s Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies-G1),City of Light (Dirt Mile-G1) and Bulletin (Juvenile Turf Sprint). Also representing Keeneland was Shamrock Rose, winner of the Lexus […]

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds The $200,000 Grade III Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont on Saturday was won by promising colt Forty Under (2c Uncle Mo x Argent Affair, by Black Tie Affair). Trained by Jeremiah C. Englehart, Forty Below came with a late rush to win the 1 and 1/16th mile contest by […]

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park Total handle on the finals of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series at Gulfstream Park Saturday was $9.852 million, an increase over last year of 23.40 percent. On the three Saturdays that Gulfstream hosted the Sire Stakes this summer, total handle was $27.241 million compared to $23.867 last […]

Mo Town Heads to Ashford Stud

Mo Town Heads to Ashford Stud

A brilliant two-year-old, Mo Town gained ‘TDN Rising Star’ status when graduating with a powerful performance at Belmont scoring by 7 lengths. Next out on his Stakes debut in the Grade 2 Remsen S., and first around two turns, Mo Town soared past his rivals with an impressive display to win unchallenged. Mo Town’s success […]

Breeders’ Cup Update

Breeders’ Cup Update

Accelerate, Diversify in Final Classic Preps on Huge Breeders’ Cup Challenge Weekend The second biggest Breeders’ Cup Challenge weekend of the year ushers in the Santa Anita fall meet, which hosts a quintet of “Win and You’re In” races, including the Awesome Again (GI), which will feature West Coast handicap leader ACCELERATE, while Belmont Park’s […]

Midnight Soiree Set for Victory at Gulfstream Park

Midnight Soiree Set for Victory at Gulfstream Park

Midnight Soiree Set for Victory at Gulfstream Park Midnight Soiree earned her first stakes success at Gulfstream Park last time out, fighting off a persistent rival through the stretch run to capture the $117,500 Martha Washington Stakes. Trainer Lisa Lewis and owners Randy McBride, James Pickering, Terry Hookstra and Arcilla Hudgins didn’t get to immediately […]

Uncle Mo Continues Success at Coolmore

Uncle Mo Continues Success at Coolmore

Uncle Mo Continues Success at Coolmore Scoring a first Black Type win at Hastings on Saturday was Absolutely Stylish (4h Uncle Mo x Circumstance, by Vindication), who scored a resounding win in the $50,000 SW Randall Plate. Prepared by Phillip Hall, Absolutely Stylish was just that, cruising clear to win the 1 and 1/8th mile […]

Lady Eli to Sell at Keeneland

Lady Eli to Sell at Keeneland

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, the horse that leading trainer Chad Brown described as “the best turf horse I’ve ever trained,” will highlight Hill ’n’ Dale Sales Agency’s consignment to the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, where she will sell in foal to top sire War Front. “She is the best turf […]

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland Keeneland Communications Intern Rachel Miller, a graduate of Oregon State University, recently completed the Kentucky Equine Management Internship, a six-month program designed to educate college students about careers in the Thoroughbred industry. While at KEMI, she completed an internship at Craig and Holly Bandoroff’s Denali Stud, a successful consignor at Keeneland […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News Accelerate, Diversify Lead in Race to Classic Glory Classic division stars ACCELERATE and DIVERSIFY lead the way over an aspiring group 3-year-olds as the field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville figures to become much more defined over the next five weeks. The 1 ¼-mile Classic rates as the centerpiece of […]

Santa Anita Ship & Stay

Santa Anita Ship & Stay

Santa Anita’s successful “Ship & Stay” program, which was initiated this past Dec. 26, will once again be in place for the beginning of the track’s 22-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 28. “Ship & Stay,” which is funded solely by The Stronach Group (TSG), provides ongoing bonuses to individual trainers and owners […]

Breeders’ Cup Update

Breeders’ Cup Update

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate closed as the 3-1 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #1, and Monomoy Stables LLC, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl closed as 3-1 favorite in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager on Sunday evening in the first of three Future Wagering pools. Both the Classic and Distaff Future Wager […]

Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park

Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park

Glencrest Farm’s Sighted and Team Valor International’s High Hours figure to give trainer Ralph Nicks a strong hand in Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park. Sighted is scheduled to make his turf debut in the five-furlong stakes, while High Hours will be in search of his first victory in the U.S. Sighted, a lightly […]

Weekend Mischief at Gulfstream Park in the $75,000 Barely Even

Weekend Mischief at Gulfstream Park in the $75,000 Barely Even

Weekend Mischief will be up to no good at Gulfstream Park Saturday as far as her rivals in the $75,000 Barely Even are concerned. The Arindel homebred is scheduled to seek her third straight victory when she faces eight other fillies and mares in the mile event for non-winners of a sweepstakes this year. The […]

Accelerate Looks Set for $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Accelerate Looks Set for $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate drew Post 5 Tuesday afternoon and was installed the 8-5 favorite to beat seven rivals Saturday in the 28th running of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Post positions for the mile and one-quarter headliner for 3-year-olds and up were drawn at The Brigantine restaurant overlooking the racetrack with connections […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

The road to what looks like a Breeders’ Cup Classic there for the taking begins in earnest Saturday at Del Mar, when ACCELERATE starts as the 8-5 favorite against seven rivals on Saturday in the $1 million “Win and You’re In” TVG Pacific Classic (GI). The Pacific Classic, run at 1 ¼ miles, will offer the fifth of seven automatic starting berths […]

Aristocratic Miss Another Star for Foxwedge

Aristocratic Miss Another Star for Foxwedge Newgate has gone from strength to strength over the last few years with strong performances by it’s stallions in the sales ring and on the racetrack. Newgate Farm was founded by Henry Field in 2010 with only a handful of mares on a 250 acre leased property. Today, Newgate […]

Keeneland Debuts New Television Commercial

The Thoroughbred industry is unique. No industry is more demanding, or more rewarding. More than 80 years ago, Keeneland was founded by a group of horsemen committed to developing a racecourse in the heart of horse country to improve the sport and serve the industry. Since Keeneland’s founding in 1936, many aspects of the industry […]

Curlin’s Approval Shows his Class

Curlin’s Approval Shows his Class

Curlin’s Approval Shows his Class Multiple graded-stakes winner Curlin’s Approval rebounded from a fourth-place finish in the June 30 Princess Rooney (G2) Sunday with a dominating two-length victory in the $75,000 Sugarloaf Key at Gulfstream Park.. The 5-year-old daughter of Curlin ($3) provided jockey Tyler Gaffalione with his fifth winner on Sunday’s 12-race program. Owned […]

SANTA ANITA’S TURF COURSE FULLY RENOVATED & READY FOR 2018 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 2

SANTA ANITA’S TURF COURSE FULLY RENOVATED & READY FOR 2018 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 2

In an exact replication of last year’s regularly scheduled maintenance, Santa Anita Park’s highly acclaimed turf course has been completely renovated and will be race-ready for the track’s Autumn Meet opener on Friday, Sept. 28. With the introduction of approximately four acres of brand new Bandera-Bermuda Turf which was installed with an emphasis on the […]

American Pharoah in High Demand

American Pharoah in High Demand In America The 2018 Fasig Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale saw the first yearlings by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah offered for sale and they lit up the ring with a filly and colt selling for $1.2 million and $1million to top the opening session of this prestigious sale. Offered […]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: The Arlington Million

Led by former Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Oscar Performance, an international cast of 11 horses will go to the post in the 1 ¼-mile Arlington Million this Saturday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. ET on the live NBCSN telecast from Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill. The 90-minute program, which will also include […]

Breeders’ Cup: All Eyes on Alpha Centauri in France

Breeders’ Cup: All Eyes on Alpha Centauri in France The Niarchos Family, which has won the Breeders’ Cup Mile a record six times, may have another star in its galaxy of future champions with its 3-year-old homebred super filly Alpha Centauri (IRE), who looms as the heavy favorite against male rivals for the first time […]

Saturday’s $75,000 Panama City at Gulfstream Park

Bitacora is slated to seek back-to-back stakes wins and her third straight victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Panama City at Gulfstream Park. The Peter Walder-trained 4-year-old filly, who captured the $100,000 Ginger Punch June 16, will seek an encore performance in Saturday’s mile turf stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares while clashing with the runner-up and […]

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