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Debate On Woodbine Expanded Gambling Set For Tuesday

The next Toronto City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, and it’s expected to be a showdown between opponents and advocates for expanded gaming at Woodbine Race Track. Three council members are already expected to vote “no” to the proposal … Continue reading

Twice As Nice: Castellano Takes Second Consecutive Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Javier Castellano took his show on the road again this week winning three stakes races out of town and two at Belmont on his way to grabbing back to back Jockey of the Week honors. He was named the … Continue reading

Chitu Retires With Ankle Injury, Stud Plans Undetermined

Grade 3 winner Chitu, who pushed the early pace in last year’s Kentucky Derby, has been retired due to an unspecified ankle injury, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. Although the issue did not require surgery, trainer Bob Baffert doubted the … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Horses Of Racing Age Nomination Discount Ends July 15

Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Wednesday, July 15 for competition in this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, October 30-31 at Keeneland … Continue reading

Keeneland Cuts September Sale Book One To Three Days

Keeneland sales officials today announced an adjustment to the opening week schedule for the 2015 September Yearling Sale, the world’s premier Thoroughbred auction, to be held Sept. 14-26. This year’s September Sale will open with a three-day Book 1, spanning … Continue reading

Belmont ‘Super Saturday’ To Face Off With Keeneland Fall Stars

The 38-day fall championship meet at Belmont Park will feature not one but two “Super” Saturdays, with 11 graded stakes worth $4.2 million on September 26 and October 3. In all, 40 stakes worth $10.6 million will be offered during … Continue reading

American Pharoah Impresses In Half-Mile Work

American Pharoah worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds at Santa Anita Monday morning, as he continues to prepare for his next start in the G1 William Hill Haskell Invitational Aug. 2. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, … Continue reading

Stakes Winner Come To Mischief, Temper Mint Patty Added to F-T Horses Of Racing Age Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added two recent stakes winning fillies to its Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, which will be conducted this Thursday, July 9, in Lexington, Kentucky.  These two entries are among 22 horses supplemented to the catalog since … Continue reading

Espinoza, Aussie Rider McDonald Co-Leaders Of Longines World’s Best Jockey Standings

At the midpoint of 2015, an exciting competition is underway for the title of Longines World’s Best Jockey. Leading the standings are Victor Espinoza and James McDonald, but several other riders are not far behind with plenty of racing yet … Continue reading

Queen’s Plate: Third Time A Lucky Charm For Stronach

Frank Stronach doesn’t need luck. “I am so lucky in everything I do,” he said, moments after winning his third Queen’s Plate with Shaman Ghost, a very, very slight second choice to Plate Trial winner Danish Dynaformer, who had about … Continue reading

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