USA Horse Racing News

 

  • Jockey Oscar Flores Records Milestone Victory - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:21:23 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races-based jockey Oscar Flores pocketed the 1,000th victory of his career Thursday evening, July 31, at the Charles Town, W.Va. track.
  • Tumor Side Effect Leads to Filly's Group I DQ - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:15:31 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - While We Are winning a group I race despite suffering from a large ovarian tumor would seemingly serve as the latest of many examples of courage in the Thoroughbred, French officials do not see it that way.
  • Champion She's a Tiger Retired - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:43:17 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - She's a Tiger, last year's champion 2-year-old filly, has been retired and will be offered for sale in the fall at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.
  • Del Mar Once Again Shifting Races Off Turf - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:06:40 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced it will be moving its turf races to the main track through the upcoming weekend after another breakdown on the newly installed course July 31.
  • Stall Guns for Departing's Grade I in Whitney - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:33:57 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Al Stall Jr. believes Departing is a grade I horse, and on Aug. 2 he'll try to prove it in the $1.5 million Whitney Handicap.
  • Millionaire Halo Dolly Retired from Racing - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:23:00 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Millionaire multiple graded stakes winner Halo Dolly has been retired from racing.
  • Seagram Cup Next on Sky Captain's Itinerary - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:07:42 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - John Oxley's Sky Captain will try to extend his win streak to four straight when he faces an expected five rivals in the $150,000 Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 3 at Woodbine.
  • Best Pal is Next Chapter for Story to Tell - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:23:06 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Story to Tell, winner of the recent Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, should get a much sterner test against seven other talented 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 3 at Del Mar.
  • Handle Declines at Churchill-Owned Tracks - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:37:12 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Despite an increase in racing days during the first six months of this year, total pari-mutuel handle at Churchill Downs, Inc.-owned tracks fell 9.7%, from $1.06 billion in 2013, to $958.3 million.
  • Makari Wins Smithwick for Voss Murray - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:14:05 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Elizabeth Voss Murray, who recently took over the stable of her late father Tom Voss, registered her first graded stakes win July 31 when Makari eked out a nose victory in the $100,000 A.P. Smithwick (NSA-I) at Saratoga.
  • Dayatthespa, Big Blue Kitten on Whitney Card - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:13:15 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Dayatthespa and Big Blue Kitten, two familiar faces from the barn of trainer Chad Brown, head the respective fields for the De La Rose and the Lure, two $100,000 turf races on the Whitney undercard Aug. 2 at Saratoga.
  • Wise Dan Won't Run in Fourstardave - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:51:54 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Trainer Charlie LoPresti said July 31 that two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will not make his comeback in the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, an event the 7-year-old gelding has won the past two years.
  • Horse Returned, But Entry Clerk Out of a Job - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:43:22 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - An Indiana Grand Race Course entry clerk who was fired after pointing out claims that were in violation of state racing regulations said July 30 she has contacted an attorney and plans to pursue legal action.
  • Hawthorne Drops Race Dates, Cuts Fall Stakes - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:13:31 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - The Illinois Racing Board July 31 approved a request from Hawthorne Race Course to drop 13 racing dates from its fall schedule and slash its stakes program.
  • Catalano, On Mend, Gets Arlington Win 1,000 - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:30:16 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Eleven-time Arlington International Racecourse training champion Wayne Catalano recorded his 1,000th victory at the Illinois oval July 31 when Royal Alluvial scored a five-length tally in the second race.
  • Record Stakes Purses Set for Oaklawn Park - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:44:00 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - One year after increasing the purses of 19 stakes races, Oaklawn has planned the richest stakes schedule in track history for 2015. Chief among the changes is a $150,000 bump to the Rebel Stakes (gr. II).
  • King's Bishop Likely Option for Wildcat Red - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:37:07 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - After finishing a game third in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 27, Wildcat Red could be cutting back in distance in a few weeks when he travels to Saratoga Race Course.
  • City of Hope Designated Breeders' Cup Charity - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:24:09 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - For the second year in a row City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, is the primary non-profit beneficiary for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
  • Venus de Milo, Narniyn Square Off in Nassau - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:50:22 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - After a trio of seconds at the group I level, Venus de Milo goes in search of a breakthrough Aug. 2 in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood, but France-based Narniyn looks to be a tough opponent.
  • Churchill Downs Commits Money to RMTC - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:03:51 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Churchill Downs Inc. on July 31 became the 24th racetrack entity in the United States to commit to making a contribution to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.