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Divine Oath, Irish Mission Top Gulfstream Stakes

The 2014-2015 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park is set to swing into high gear Saturday with the renewals of three Grade 3 stakes, including the 48th running of the $100,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap, the 46th edition of the $100,000 … Continue reading

Trainer James DiVito Gets 1,000th Win

Trainer James DiVito earned his 1,000th career win Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course with Jazzy Sun in the eighth race, according to The Blood-Horse. Jazzy Sun was ridden to victory by Tim Thorton for owner/breeder Kathleen Halleran and paid $5.40 … Continue reading

Gulfstream To Build Stalls for Displaced Horses

According to a story by The Blood-Horse, Gulfstream Park will work to build between 500 and 600 temporary stalls to house horses forced to leave their current stalls on Calder grounds. The horses currently stabled at Calder are in a … Continue reading

Former Jockey Swatuk Dies at 65

Brian Swatuk, a Canadian jockey who won 1,074 races between 1976 and 2003, died Dec. 13 from cancer at an Ontario hospice, according to the Daily Racing Form. He was 65 years old. Swatuk won several important races in Canada … Continue reading

Idaho’s Instant Racing Machines Draw Scrutiny From Critics

Gaming machines in Idaho have helped pump $1.4 million into the state’s racing industry in the last six months, but, according to a report by the Associated Press, some believe the machines are slot machines in disguise. Idaho Racing Commission … Continue reading

Danon Platina Rallies for Asahi Hai Futurity Win

Danon Platina registered another success for leading Japanese sire Deep Impact with a professional score in the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes at Hanshin Racecourse Sunday. The gray colt, who went off the betting choice, sat well back off the … Continue reading

High Chaparral Euthanized During Colic Surgery

High Chaparral, winner of two editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf and the 2002 Epsom Derby, was euthanized Sunday due to complications from colic surgery, according to the Racing Post. The 15-year-old son of Sadler’s Wells was found to have … Continue reading

Albarado, Asmussen Team Up for Four-Win Day at Fair Grounds

It took jockey Robby Albarado and trainer Steve Asmussen little time to begin their march towards a big Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when they teamed up for a victory by Corrine and William Heiligbrodt’s Grade III … Continue reading

Dortmund Wins Thrilling Finish in Los Alamitos Futurity

The hype surrounding Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund intensified Saturday as the colt entered the gate the 3-5 favorite in his first stakes attempt. Less than two minutes later, Dortmund rallied gamely to get his nose in front of a pair of … Continue reading

Sky Flight, Sandiva Score Tropical Park Victories

Sky Flight and Sandiva won the Tropical Park Derby and Tropical Park Oaks, respectively, Saturday at Gulfstream Park, each getting their first stakes victories in the process. Sky Flight captured his stakes debut in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby, parlaying … Continue reading