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‘He Deserves Another Chance': American Pharoah To Remain In Training, Will Target BC Classic

Owner Ahmed Zayat confirmed Thursday that Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will remain in training for the rest of the year, with his year-end goal being the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, … Continue reading

Legendary British Trainer Clive Brittain Announces Retirement

Multiple classic-winning trainer Clive Brittain has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. According to the Racing Post, the 81-year-old trainer, who has held a license since 1972, broke the news to his staff Thursday morning. … Continue reading

Curlin Relocating To Hill ‘n’ Dale

Stonestreet announced today the relocation of Two Time Horse of the Year Curlin to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. Curlin will stand at Hill ’n’ Dale for the 2016 Breeding Season. Hill ‘n’ Dale, owned by John Sikura, was the successful bidder … Continue reading

Rachel Alexandra Daughter Aiming For Breeders’ Cup Berth In Spinaway

The regally bred Rachel’s Valentina will look to steal the spotlight when juvenile fillies get their final showcase at Saratoga Race Course as she makes her stakes debut in the Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway on Saturday. The second foal out … Continue reading

Details Released For Pharoah’s Sept. 6 Parade

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returned to his Del Mar home Monday, two days after the three-quarter-length loss to Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes and will be paraded for the fans after Sunday’s fourth race. Since his return, American … Continue reading

Pletcher Sends Out Four Of Eight In Woodward Field

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who narrowly missed in the Grade 1 Whitney with Liam’s Map, has brought in reinforcements for the meet’s second and final Grade 1 route race for older horses, the $600,000 Woodward, run on Saturday at Saratoga Race … Continue reading

‘Shoeless’ Seb Sanders Defends Bootless Ride At Goodwood

Many jockeys struggle to ‘make the weight’, even in Europe, where the scale of weights is higher than what it is in the U.S. Making the weight took on an entirely new meaning, or at least new ‘look’, on Tuesday … Continue reading

Azar Rallies Late To Capture With Anticipation Stakes

Azar broke his maiden with style on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course, angling out in mid-stretch and going on to a three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds on the turf. Enjoying a ground-saving trip under … Continue reading

Au Moon, Former Resident Thoroughbred At Derby Museum, Euthanized

Veteran racehorse and former resident Thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby Museum Au Moon has died following surgery to repair soft tissue damage sustained in a race on Aug. 8. According to trainer David Carroll, the 9-year-old gelding underwent surgery at … Continue reading

Tricks of the Trade: Race Riding During The Travers

What, exactly, were Victor Espinoza on American Pharoah and Frosted’s rider, Jose Lezcano, doing as the two horses rounded the final turn into the home stretch of Saturday’s $1.6-million Travers at Saratoga? This much I know: They weren’t playing footsie. … Continue reading

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