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2015 Kentucky Dates Settled With a Dash of Drama

The schedule for Kentucky’s 2015 racing schedule was approved at a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting on Tuesday, but not everyone was happy with the outcome, according to Matt Hegarty of the Daily Racing Form. The dispute between Churchill Downs and … Continue reading

Former Equine Actor to Make Racing Debut at Remington

Selected during casting as one of the many young horses to play a role in the 2011 movie War Horse, 3-year-old Hollywood Extra will make his career racing debut on Thursday night at Remington Park. Owned and bred in Oklahoma … Continue reading

Google Maps Offers ‘Virtual Tour’ of Churchill Downs

For those who’ve always wanted a chance to explore historic Churchill Downs, but have never had the chance to…well, you know have the opportunity to do so. Google Maps recently added Churchill Downs, and fans can take a ‘virtual tour’ … Continue reading

Helman Saddles First Career Winner at Gulfstream West

Trainer Tara Helman saddled the first winner of her career Monday when her 5-year-old homebred mare Bellatara won the second race by a half length under jockey Juan Leyva. Helman, who bred the graded-stakes winner and champion Florida-bred female sprinter … Continue reading

Montano Named Jockeys Guild Jockey of the Week

Jose Montano won a pair of stakes at Charles Town on Saturday to be named the Jockeys Guild Jockey of the Week. The title goes to the week’s outstanding jockey in the opinion of a panel of industry experts. They … Continue reading

Nominations to $1 Million Delta Downs Jackpot Close Oct. 25

Nominations to this year’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot close on Saturday, October 25. The race offers a $600,000 first place prize as well as qualifying points in the ‘Road to the Kentucky Derby’ series. Last year, a record number of … Continue reading

Injury Likely Means Retirement for Gold Cup Hero Leading Light

Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor’s Leading Light, winner of the 2014 Group 1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and the 2013 Group 1 Ladbrokes St. Leger, is facing likely retirement after suffering serious leg injuries in the Group … Continue reading

Just The Judge Rules E.P. Taylor

Qatar Racing and Sangster Family’s Just The Judge improved off a third place finish in the Beverly D. last time out to score in Sunday’s Grade 1, $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine. Odeliz was a fast-closing second; Deceptive Vision … Continue reading

Native Bombshell Takes Ontario Fashion Stakes

Native Bombshell and jockey Patrick Husbands closed well on the outside and held off a late-closing Disco Barbie to their inside to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. Disco Barbie was second; Cryptic Message … Continue reading

Caspar Netscher Closes to Win Nearctic

A race after British-based Hillstar took the Canadian International, another horse from across the pond, Charles Wentworth’s Caspar Netscher, came home the best in the Grade 2, $300,000 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. Sitting well off a quick pace … Continue reading