thoroughbred racing

10 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Part Of Keeneland’s Record Fall Stakes Schedule

Keeneland will offer a record $5.675 million in stakes purses during its 17-day Fall Meet from Oct. 4-26, which opens with the prestigious Fall Stars Weekend. Eighteen stakes, 10 of which are Breeders’ Cup Challenge races led by the $1-million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), are on tap with $50,000 purse increases slated for the Buffalo […]

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West Virginia Wonder Runnin’toluvya Goes For 11th Straight In Iselin At Monmouth

Trainer Timothy Grams has only raced Runnin’toluvya once outside of West Virginia – and that was three years ago – but based on the 5-year-old gelding’s recent form spree he feels it’s time to try again. That’s why Runnin’toluvya, the Winx of West Virginia, will put his 10-race winning streak on the line in Saturday’s […]

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Feinstein: It’s Time To Take A Hard Look At Horse Racing And Opportunities For Reform

There’s no question that horse racing is a spectacle. There are few moments as breathtaking as 20 1,000-pound thoroughbreds surging through the homestretch of Churchill Downs at nearly 40 miles an hour. But at what cost? Each year, hundreds of horses die while racing and training. This is the only sport in our country where […]

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Brown, Maker Come Loaded For More Success In United Nations At Monmouth

Trainers Chad Brown and Michael Maker, who have accounted for the last two winners of the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., have each entered a pair of runners for Saturday’s 66th edition of the Grade 1 grass race. The United Nations, for 3-year-olds-and-up at a mile and three-eighths on […]

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Will Numbers Add Up For Math Wizard In Saturday’s Ohio Derby?

Math Wizard will break from the rail in Saturday’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby at JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall, Ohio, but his biggest break came in January, when trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. claimed him for $25,000 out of a race at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Math Wizard debuted in a maiden special weight at […]

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Storm The Hill Defends Title In Wilshire At Santa Anita

A winner of five out of seven of her starts on the Santa Anita turf but idle since Nov. 3, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Storm the Hill returns to action on Saturday as she defends her title versus 11 fillies and mares three and up in the Grade 3, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes at one mile on […]

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Texas Horse Racing To Get Purse Boost From New Law Diverting Sales Tax On Horse Products

As much as $17.5 million per year could be used to support Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse purses in Texas as a result of legislation signed into law last weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott. House Bill 2463 diverts sales taxes on horse feed, tack and other horse-related products and services from the state’s general fund to […]

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Steady Clyde’s Image Seeking First Stakes Victory In Poker At Belmont

Sullimar Stable’s Clyde’s Image, who has faced some of the best horses in the turf division and has never finished worse than fourth in nine career starts, will seek his first stakes victory in Sunday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Poker over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 5-year-old gelded son of […]

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Bear Paw Bids For Initial Graded Stakes Win In Woodbine’s Trillium

Stakes winner Bear Paw, a 4-year-old daughter of Bear’s Kid, goes after her first graded score in Sunday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Trillium Stakes at Woodbine in Canada. Trained by Ashlee Brnjas, the ultra-consistent Ontario-bred heads into the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta event off a pair of impressive starts at the Toronto oval, including a win in […]

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Nominations Close Friday For Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday (June 14) for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, August 3,  (Debutante) and Labor Day Monday, September 2 (Futurity). The nomination […]

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