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BC Simulcasts in Hong Kong Not Likely in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
There's a good chance no races that are part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be simulcast to Hong Kong this year. Read More...

Jockey Jellison Dies of Cancer at Age 51

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Jill Jellison, who rode nearly 2,000 winners during her career, died of breast cancer July 28 in a Rhode Island Hospital. She was 51. Read More...

Arlington, Hawthorne Mesh ’16 Dates Schedules

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Amid uncertainty about the future of Illinois racing, the state's two Chicago-area tracks July 31 submitted live racing dates requests for 2016 that fit together like puzzle pieces. Read More...

Jockey Russell Back in Action at Laurel Park

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Sheldon Russell returned to the saddle July 31 at Laurel Park after missing nearly three months of race riding due to injuries. Read More...

Jockey Russell Back in Action at Laurel

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Sheldon Russell returned to the saddle July 31 at Laurel Park after missing nearly three months of race riding due to injuries. Read More...

Retired Trainer Dutton Dies at 87

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Retired trainer Jerry Dutton, a mainstay among California horsemen for decades, died July 30 at the age 87, the Del Mar publicity department announced. Read More...

Texas Reports Five Encephalitis Cases

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Five cases of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis have been reported in East Texas. Read More...

Tonalist, Noble Bird Among Whitney Workers

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Several Whitney (gr. I) contenders drilled July 31 for the upcoming $1.25 million race next weekend at Saratoga Race Course, including 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist, who put in his final serious work. Read More...

Most Inspiring First Winner for Gio Ponti

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Most Inspiring, from the first crop of three-time champion Gio Ponti, breaks her maiden in her first attempt July 31 at Woodbine, winning a six-furlong maiden special weight on the turf in 1:10.36. Read More...

Ballerina Next for La Verdad

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
New York-bred filly is 4-for-4 this year. Read More...

Rachel’s Valentina to Debut Aug. 2 at Spa

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Rachel's Valentina, the 2-year-old daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and 2006 3-year-old champion male Bernardini, will make the first start of her career Aug. 2 in the second race at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Loooch Racing on the Lookout for Top Horses

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ron Paolucci started out with a $3,000 trotter at an Ohio harness track and parlayed his interest in the business into a large stable of horses that race at all levels, including graded stakes. Read More...

After Anxious Moment, American Pharoah Cool

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Other than an anxious moment while walking to the Monmouth Park paddock for a schooling session, American Pharoah quickly settled down as he prepares for the Aug. 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Smart Transition Powers Home in Curlin

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Arnold Zetcher's homebred Smart Transition picked up his first black type victory July 31 at Saratoga Race Course, kicking into gear off the turn and drawing away to win the $100,000 Curlin Stakes. Read More...

Monmouth, New Jersey Racing Enjoy Spotlight

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
When the racing spotlight falls on Monmouth Park this weekend, Dennis Drazin, who has helped guide the track in recent years, is confident fans who attend and watch on national television will see a top track. Read More...

CHRB Rejects Proposed Decision on Valenzuela

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board has rejected a hearing officer's proposed decision concluding jockey Pat Valenzuela should be permitted to work as an exercise rider and also have his license restored once he pays a fine. Read More...

American Pharoah Schools at Monmouth

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
American Pharoah schools at Monmouth Park Friday, July 31. Read More...

Uncertainty as Delaware Drops Pletcher Case

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A recommendation by an attorney for Delaware racing stewards to drop a therapeutic medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher could impact the sport's move toward uniform medication rules, Pletcher's attorney said. Read More...

Beshear, Moses to Speak at Round Table

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Edwin Moses and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will be the featured speakers at The Jockey Club's 63rd annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Aug. 9. Read More...

First Winners for Pair of Louisiana Stallions

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Louisiana-based freshman sires Custom for Carlos and Flashy Wise Cat saw their first winners Thursday, July 30 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel. Read More...

Emerald Downs to Unveil New Video Screen

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Emerald Downs will unveil its new jumbo-sized video screen for its live racing audience July 31. Read More...

His Race to Win Seeking Repeat in Seagram Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Sam-Son Farm homebred His Race to Win will seek a repeat performance in the $150,000 Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 2 at Woodbine. Read More...

Untapable Looks for Shuvee Relief

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Champion Untapable will seek class relief in the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course, coming off a five-length loss to Wedding Toast in the June 6 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Gimme Da Lute Brings Class to Real Good Deal

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After back-to-back wins in the Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) and Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II), Bob Baffert landed on the $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for Gimme Da Lute's next start. Read More...

Strong Field Lines Up for Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga. Read More...

Protonico Heads Monmouth Cup Stakes Cast

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple graded-stakes winner Protonico leads the cast of older horses going 1 1/16 miles in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 2. Read More...

Matchmaker Offers Intriguing Matchup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Graded stakes winners Testa Rossi and I'm Already Sexy face rising filly Casual Smile on the turf at Monmouth Aug. 2 in the $150,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT). Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Haskell Invitational

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the return of the Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Lochte Seeks Winning Form in Oceanport

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Crossed Sabres Farm's Lochte hopes to get back on the winning track as the 5-year-old gelded son of Medaglia d'Oro tops the field for the $150,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Haskell Invitational Draw Highlights

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
America's Best Racing and host Penelope Miller show us highlights from the Haskell Invitational Draw. Read More...

Monmouth Tried to Launch Three-Race Series

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Monmouth Park officials said July 30 that they reached out to other tracks to try to create a post-Triple Crown three-race series that would have carried a bonus. Read More...

Inside the August 1, 2015 Issue

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hard Not to Like closes from six lengths back to take Diana Stakes in record time and more in the August 1, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

New York OTBs, CDI at Odds Over Host Fees

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
New York's five off-track betting corporations said they have cut ties with Churchill Downs Inc. and won't offer signals from tracks owned by the company or tracks that contract with CDI to sell their simulcast signals. Read More...

Desormeaux Failed Breathalyzer at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Kent Desormeaux was taken off of his final two mounts July 29 because of a failed breathalyzer test, Del Mar stewards said July 30. Read More...

First Winner for Giant Surprise

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Sudden Surprise, a Repole Stable homebred, is the first winner for his sire Giant Surprise. Giant Surprise broke his maiden in his debut at Saratoga July 30, 2011. Read More...

Zayas Recovering From Surgery After Spill

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Edgard Zayas is rehabilitating following successful surgery July 28 to repair a fractured left clavicle, according to his agent Tito Fuentes. Read More...

Delaware Park Battles With Regional Pressures

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Track president Bill Fasy said Delaware Park continues to make money, but when it comes to long-term things like capital improvements, the racetrack gaming industry in the state needs some assistance. Read More...

Stallion Mr. Big Moves to California

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Mr. Big, sire of recent $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes winner Big Book, will continue his stallion career at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif. Read More...

Churchill Downs Stock Price Soars

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A day after Churchill Downs Inc. reported record second quarter adjusted earnings, the company's stock was soaring July 30 on the NASDAQ market, up by $8.78, or 7.02%, in trading as of early afternoon. Read More...

Ad Exec Siegel Wins First Emmy Award

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jon Siegel won a regional Emmy Award as director in the short form category for video about WinStar Farm entitled "Dedicated to the Dream." Read More...

Management Changes at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jason Boulet, a former racing secretary at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, has been named senior director of racing at the New Orleans track. Read More...

Real Solution Acquired by Calumet Farm

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Real Solution, who stood his first season at Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Ramsey Farm near Nicholasville, Ky. this year, has been acquired by Calumet Farm near Lexington to stand at stud. Read More...

Seven to Face American Pharoah in Haskell

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
For his first start since sweeping the Triple Crown, American Pharoah drew post four for the Aug. 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) to be run Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Lady Eli Showing Improvement From Laminitis

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Undefeated 3-year-old filly Lady Eli continues to recover from laminitis at trainer Chad Brown's Belmont Park stable, with her connections encouraged that she is doing as well as possible at this point. Read More...

Delaware Jockey Facing Charges After Shooting

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Ruben Rojas is facing multiple charges after Delaware State Police arrested him in connection with the July 29 shooting of a trainer at Delaware Park. Read More...

For Now, Nine Expected to Race in WV Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A field of 11 that appeared headed for at most seven starters for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. I) Aug. 1 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort was back up to nine two days before the race. Read More...

WV Stakeholders Seek Racing Revenue Boost

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Racing stakeholders fully understand that having sports betting at tracks in West Virginia is a 90-1 shot. But other things like off-track betting are a bit more realistic as they fashion a wish list to increase revenue. Read More...

Keeneland September Sale: 4,164 Yearlings

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Keeneland announces July 30 that 4,164 yearlings have been cataloged for its September yearling sale. The 12-day auction runs from Sept. 14-26 and offers a new format for Book 1. Read More...

HRRN On-Site for Haskell, Saratoga Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Horse Racing Radio Network has announced it will provide live coverage of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's return to competition in the $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park on Aug. 1. Read More...

Korean-Bred Not Just a Novelty at F-T Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale sometimes draws a few entrants from overseas, but few yearlings have traveled as far as Hip 95, which was bred in Korea, did to get into the 2015 auction's catalog Read More...