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Former Trainer Robert P. Lake Dies At 82

Robert P. Lake, who trained horses for five decades before retiring in the 1990′s, died March 4 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., due to complications from pneumonia. He was 82. According to the Daily Racing Form, Lake won his first race … Continue reading

Keeneland Hosting Job Fair March 10 For Spring Meet Employment

Keeneland will host a job fair for seasonal employment during its 2015 Spring Meet on Tuesday, March 10, from noon until 7 p.m. ET at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The Spring Meet will be held April 3-24. Keeneland and Keeneland … Continue reading

Dortmund’s Unbeaten Streak On Line In San Felipe

Undefeated Dortmund, fresh off an improbable triumph in his most recent start, heads a field of 10 Derby hopefuls in Saturday’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Felipe Stakes, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita … Continue reading

Carpe Diem Returns, Faces Ocean Knight In Tampa Bay Derby

Eoin Harty and Arnaud Delacour were clocking workouts from a Grandstand box at Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday morning when the subject turned to the Grade II, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby. “I think we’re in deep water Saturday,” said Harty, … Continue reading

El Kabeir, Classy Class Hook Up Again in Big A’s Gotham

Led by Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir, winner of the Grade 3 Jerome and runner-up in the Grade 3 Withers at Aqueduct Racetrack, the 62nd running of the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham drew a field of ten emerging 3-year-olds at the Big … Continue reading

Coolmore Leads Top Purchases At Fasig-Tipton Florida

Coolmore led spending at the first edition of the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday afternoon. The operation was part of the three priciest sales of the day, including sale-topping entry Hip 130. The half-brother to Bayern brought $1.4 … Continue reading

Filly Travels From Azerbaijan To Compete In Maryland

At first glance, Jeyran looks like any other Thoroughbred in trainer Donald Barr’s barn of predominantly younger horses. Though winless in her first three career starts, it is on paper where the 3-year-old filly truly stands out. Claimed by Barr … Continue reading

Fair Grounds Bumps Overnight Purses 10% For Rest Of Meeting

As a result of an increase in pari-mutuel handle and increased slots and video poker revenue in 2015, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a 10% increase in overnight purses for the remainder of the 143rd thoroughbred racing season. … Continue reading

Commentary: Breeders’ Cup Ticket Chase An Exercise In Futility

Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland officials will declare Wednesday’s ticket offering to the general public for the 2015 racing championships a huge success – and they’ll have the numbers to back it up. All grandstand seats and many other areas that … Continue reading

Shared Belief Headlines Field Of 13 For Santa Anita Handicap

America’s top rated older horse, once-beaten Shared Belief, towers over a field of 13 older horses set to compete in the 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino … Continue reading