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House Panel Takes Action Against Slaughter

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has approved language that would prevent expenditures for the inspection of horse slaughter facilities -- and ultimately keep them from operating. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Romans gearing up for final push at training title

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Just eight programs remain at the 39-day spring meet at Churchill Downs, meaning it’s time to fish or cut bait for the handful of men who still have desi... Read More...

NTRA Annual Report Predicts $8.2M Budget

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is anticipating a fiscal year 2013 budget of $8.21 million, according to its latest annual report. Read More...

Scheinman: New Derby qualifying plan a bad idea

The Kentucky Derby, the most important and exciting race in the country now, without question, has the most byzantine, dictatorial rules ever applied to a horse race.   At the highest levels of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Fairytale finish for retiring apprentice Lucy Barry

Racing Post | 3 years ago
JOCKEY Lucy Barry made a fairytale finish to her career, or at least the first chapter, with a win on Jake The Snake in the apprentice sprint handicap at Goodwood on Friday evening. Read More...

Breeder of Union Rags rewarded for good instincts, persistence

DRF | 3 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Michael AmorusoOwner Phyllis Wyeth, in the winner's circle following Union Rags's victory in the Belmont Stakes, authorized Russell Jones to spend $390,000 to reacquire the co... Read More...

Unlocking Winners: Night Racing at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Handicapping the all-stakes pick 4 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Stephen Foster H. Preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel transition to Breeders’ Cup, which officially starts this Saturday with the first “Win and You’re In” race of the year – and it’s a dandy. The Grade 1 Stephen Foster H. at Churchill has shaped up to be the best race for older horses so far in 2012. Read More...

OBS Under Tack Begins June 15

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
The Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of two-year-olds and horses of racing age begins Friday, June 15. Read More...

KY Approves Race-Day Salix Ban; Battle Looms

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, by a 7-5 vote with one abstention June 13, approved an administrative regulation that would ban the use of furosemide on race day in graded and listed stakes over a three-year period. Read More...

Harness: Hambletonian will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network

DRF | 3 years ago
The $1.5 million Hambletonian, the richest race for 3-year-old trotters in the world, will air live from The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ, on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. [EDT]. The Hambletonian has enjoyed a 37-yea... Read More...

Belmont: Tested veterans going a mile on turf

DRF | 3 years ago
Dave Litfin ELMONT, N.Y. – A pair of quality allowance/optional claiming races spice up Thursday’s program at Belmont Park.Among seven turf-meant older males in race 3, scheduled ... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup elects 16 members

DRF | 3 years ago
Matt Hegarty Foal and stallion nominators to the Breeders’ Cup have elected 16 individuals to serve as the organization’s members, including eight individuals who won re-election,... Read More...

Belmont Stakes Recap

Jon and Joel put a wrap on the Belmont Stakes and 2012 Triple Crown season, which was stacked full of exciting highs and disappointing lows. They discuss the potential for the second half of the year for this talented group of sophomores, along with the retirement of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another. Read More...

Retired I’ll Have Another Returns to California on Monday

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Trainer Doug O’Neill and the rest of the I’ll Have Another crew watched Saturday’s Belmont Stakes on television in the barn office of trainer Mark Hennig. Less than an hour before the race, I’ll Have Another was given a ceremonial retirement in... Read More...

All Star Heart rockets home in Redondo Beach return

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Unraced since taking the Grade 2 Las Palmas last November 6, the Ron McAnally mare was patiently handled by Brice Blanc, and still had a three-length deficit to overcome in midstretch. But All Star Heart went into turbo mode inside the final furlong... Read More...

Trinniberg well following Woody Stephens victory; Giant Ryan waiting on surgery

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Trinniberg picked up his third graded stakes victory of the year on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park, taking the Grade 2 Woody Stephens by 1 3/4 lengths in front-running fashion. Read More...

I’ll Have Another denied bid for US Triple Crown glory

Racing Post | 3 years ago
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER was dramatically denied a tilt at US racing history at the 11th hour on Friday when injury ruled him out of Saturday's Belmont Stakes and a shot at the US Triple Crown. Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Without Triple Crown on the line, NYRA business will take huge hit

DRF | 3 years ago
Matt Hegarty Forget about the proverbial other shoe. For the beleaguered sport of horse racing, under attack from a variety of quarters, and particularly for the embattled New York Racing Associa... Read More...

Belmont Stakes Interview: Bob Baffert

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Lenny Shulman talks with Bob Baffert about Paynter, his Belmont Stakes contender, including how he got his name and his prospects for the race. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Read More...

I’ll Have Another Bucking Trends in Belmont

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
When I'll Have Another attempts to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in racing history June 9 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), he will be bucking more than the 34-year gap since the last one. Read More...

Manhattan, Just a Game highlight Belmont undercard

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
A handy winner of the Grade 2 Dixie on May 19, Hudson Steele could continue his ascent into the upper ranks of leading turf runners Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Manhattan Handicap. The 1 1/4-mile heat will take its usual position on the 13-race... Read More...

Triple Crown Newsreel: Secretariat, 1973

After four Triple Crown winners in the 1940's, it's remarkable to realize the "golden age" of horse racing saw no horse win all three legs during the 1950's and the 1960's.  The 25-year drought,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

O’Neill Delays Move to Belmont Stakes Barn

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill said June 5 that he was holding off on relocating I'll Have Another to the barn set aside for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) horses at Belmont Park and that the move would now be made June 6. Read More...

Triple Crown Training Patterns

Either they don’t make ‘em like they used to or don’t train ‘em like they used to. Thoroughbreds going for horse racing’s Triple Crown aren’t given nearly as much work between races as their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w... Read More...

USA: I’ll Have Another moves to Belmont detention barn

Racing Post | 3 years ago
Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another is headed to new digs, along with his potential 10 rivals in Saturday's Belmont Stakes Read More...

Empire State Building Getting in on Triple Crown Excitement

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
The Empire State Building will celebrate the 2012 Belmont Stakes on Thursday, June 7, 2012 by illuminating its world-famous tower lights in the colors of I’ll Have Another. The building’s north and south sides will shine purple and white to cheer o... Read More...

Triple Crown Failures: Excuses, Excuses Pt. 2

By 1997, horse racing fans were thirsty for a Triple Crown winner. It had been 19 years since Affirmed beat Alydar in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont, and eight years since Sunday Silence... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

California owners dent Betfair’s American dreams

Racing Post | 3 years ago
BETFAIR'S American ambitions have suffered an unexpected setback following the refusal of the directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California to give the green light to exchange betting this year. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Foster could feature sibling rivalry

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Charlie Lopresti said he and owner Morton Fink are considering running Wise Dan and Successful Dan against each other when the Grade 1 Stephen Foster is renewe... Read More...

Alpha Will Take Pass on Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Godolphin Racing's Alpha, who last raced in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not be entered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said May 31. Read More...

Average Increases for MM Select Weanlings

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
The select portion of the Magic Millions national weanling sale ended its two-day run May 31 in Australia with increases of 14.2% in gross and 31% in average price from the previous year. Read More...

Hammer Time: Buying I’ll Have Another

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Nearly everybody overlooked I'll Have Another as a sale 2-year-old. Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Triple Crown club ready for a new member

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman The time has arrived, Patrice Wolfson said Wednesday, to pass the Triple Crown torch. Wolfson and her late husband, Lou, owned the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed, who swept the Ke... Read More...

Shackleford Wins Met Mile, Exciting Finish

Belmont Park was the host of four graded stakes on the holiday Monday race card. It started off in Race 7 with the Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes. The favorite was 4/5 Somali Lemonade. Trainer Michael Matz must be getting tired of his star horses... Read More...

Roman Threat Rambles Home in L.A. Handicap

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Odds-on favorite Roman Threat had too much speed for his seven opponents in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) in a dominating win on the Cushion Track at Betfair Hollywood Park May 28. Read More...

Shackleford Hangs On to Win Metropolitan

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Shackleford led from start to finish and the 4-year-old son of Forestry held off a fast-closing Caleb's Posse to win the $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park May 28. Read More...

NJ Acts on Racetrack, Casino Sports Betting

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
New Jersey will defy a federal ban and let people bet on the outcomes of football, basketball, and other games this fall, Republican Gov. Chris Christie said May 24. Read More...