USA Horse Racing News

 

  • Dortmund Wins Dramatic Los Alamitos Futurity - Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:20:19 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Odds-on choice Dortmund remained unbeaten by a slim margin as he nipped Firing Line and Mr. Z in a nail-biting finish to the first-ever $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20.
  • Asmussen, Albarado Team for Four-Win Day - Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:38:08 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Jockey Robby Albarado and trainer Steve Asmussen teamed for a four-win day Dec. 20 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
  • Leading Laurel Rider McCarthy Breaks Wrist - Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:10:24 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Leading Laurel Park jockey Trevor McCarthy sustained a broken right wrist when he was unseated after his mount swerved to miss a fallen horse as both were galloping out after the second race Dec. 20.
  • Favored Act of War Captures Cape Guineas - Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:22:18 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Brilliant 3-year-old Act of War justified his status as longtime favorite for the Grand Parade Cape Guineas (SAf-I) when scoring an authoritative win Dec. 20 at Kenilworth.
  • CHRB Eyes Scratching of Unreported Geldings - Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:17:50 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well in advance of the race.
  • Emerald Downs Purses to Rise 20% in 2015 - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:37:34 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Average daily purses at Emerald Downs will see an increase of approximately 20% for the 2015 live racing season at the Auburn, Wash. track.
  • Bayern Turns in Bullet Move at Santa Anita - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:32:56 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern, a leading contender for Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old honors for 2014, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track the morning of Dec. 19 in a bullet :46 1/5.
  • California Chrome Drills at Los Alamitos - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:22:23 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - California Chrome drilled a handy half mile in :49 flat at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 19 as he prepares for his 2015 debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II).
  • Penn Mile Tops 193-Day Penn National Schedule - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:38:21 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has received approval from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission to conduct 193 days of live racing in 2015.
  • Travis Stone Named Churchill Downs Announcer - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:59:20 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Travis Stone, race caller at Monmouth Park in 2014, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs and will be the voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
  • Old Friends to Receive Special Eclipse Award - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:23:39 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - The nonprofit Thoroughbred retirement center Old Friends will be presented the Special Eclipse Award at ceremonies Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
  • Britain's New Steroid Policy Change Delayed - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:18:55 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Full implementation of an enhanced zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of anabolic steroids in Great Britain has been delayed until March 2015, the British Horseracing Authority announced Dec. 19.
  • Casino Would Negatively Impact Finger Lakes - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:41:38 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - The head of the horsemen's group at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack said the facility could be forced to close in the coming years unless state officials take action to protect it from a new commercial casino.
  • Musselman Drops Lawsuit Against Churchill - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:19:42 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Ed Musselman's litigation against Churchill Downs Inc. involving backstretch access has come to an end after the Indian Charlie publisher and the track owner on Dec. 16 jointly agreed to a voluntary dismissal.
  • Slideshow: Top 10 Races of 2014 - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:48 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - You voted for the top races of 2014, and the results are revealed in this slideshow.
  • Horsemen, Suffolk Downs Continue Discussion - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:08:57 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Negotiations on a lease agreement between the management of Suffolk Downs and officials of the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain on track, contrary to a published report.
  • Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Horse Deaths - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:57:45 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - California racing officials have identified a connection in the sudden death of six horses with trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in their systems, the state horse racing board was told Dec. 18.
  • Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:31:03 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.
  • RCI Appoints Five to New Medication Board - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:07:56 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - The Association of Racing Commissioners International board has selected five initial members for its new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee.
  • New Management for 2015 at Rillito Park - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:54:16 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - The 2015 racing season, which begins Feb. 7, brings changes to Rillito Park in Tucson, Ariz.