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Keeneland Draws 21,056 Fans For Derby Viewing

Keeneland hosted 21,056 fans for the world’s largest Kentucky Derby celebration for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on a brilliantly sunny afternoon. The crowd on hand for the 21st annual event enjoyed picnics in the Paddock and Walking Ring, live … Continue reading

Tickets On Sale Monday For Multi-Day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Tickets for the newly re-designed Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, featuring more music, more food and more fun than ever before, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 23, the New York Racing Association announced today. All reserved … Continue reading

Hoppertunity Puts In Final Work for San Pasqual

Hoppertunity, winner of the Grade I Clark Handicap last out at Churchill Downs on Nov. 28, worked six furlongs under Martin Garcia Sunday morning in 1:12.60 in his final major drill for Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes for … Continue reading

Mills: Racing Must Draw Fans, Upgrade Technology Moving Forward

Dennis Mills, a former member of the Canadian Parliament and former Magna International executive, is the founder and president of Racing Future. The goal of Racing Future, according to their website, is “to motivate and inspire a new generation of … Continue reading

Gentildonna Wins Arima Kinen in Career Finale

Japanese champion Gentildonna made the final race of her career a winning one with a bold score in the G1 Arima Kinen Sunday at Nakayama Racecourse. The 5-year-old mare tracked a pace set by Verxina and ranged up on the … Continue reading

Veitch: Six-Way Race for Horse of the Year

In a column for the Saratogian, Michael Veitch identifies six horses he feels deserve consideration for Horse of the Year. “I believe a vote for any one of this group can be justified,” he wrote. Four of the six are … Continue reading

Red Rifle Wires Field in Hawthorne Gold Cup

It has been a good month for jockey Florent Geroux. The month began with Geroux winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint aboard Illinois-bred Work All Week and came full circle as Geroux ended his month with a return to Illinois as … Continue reading

El Kabeir Holds Off Imperia for Kentucky Jockey Club Win

Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir led throughout and held off a fast-closing Imperia to get his first stakes victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs Saturday. John Terranova trains the gray colt, who was an … Continue reading

Australian Racing Board Rejects Potential University Study on Whip Use

According to a story by the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Racing Board has rejected an offer by the University of Sydney to conduct a study determining whether whip use caused pain and injury on racehorses. The study would examine … Continue reading

Hoppertunity Victorious in Clark Handicap

It’s been quite a year for the 3-year-olds. Nearly a month after the sophomore class filled the top six spots in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, they completed the trifecta at Churchill Downs Friday as Hoppertunity came home strongly … Continue reading