thoroughbred racing

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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NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5 Kicks Off With Obeah Stakes At Delaware Park

The New York Racing Association will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, June 15, featuring racing action from Belmont Park as well as Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., and Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del. A half-dozen fillies and mares get things started in the Grade 3, $100,000 Obeah at Delaware Park. The […]

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Low Takeout Stronach 5 Wager Goes Coast To Coast To Coast

The Stronach 5 will take to the turf Friday with its first four races scheduled on the turf at Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park. The Stronach 5, with a guaranteed $100,000 pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, begins at 5:20 p.m. with 11 entered at Laurel in a starter optional claimer at a […]

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Santa Anita Derby Winner Roadster Leads Baffert Trio In Affirmed Stakes

Bob Baffert holds a powerful three-card hand as his Santa Anita Derby winning Roadster, Mucho Gusto and Kingly loom large among a field of six sophomores in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Named for Harbor View Farm’s homebred Triple Crown Champion of 1978, the Affirmed will be contested […]

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Gillibrand, McSally Introduce Horseracing Integrity Act In U.S. Senate

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, introduced in the U.S. on Senate Wednesday by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The bill would create a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (HADA), responsible for […]

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$2,288,393 Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Jackpot Awaits Horseplayers On Thursday

For the 44th consecutive day, Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved, leaving a carryover of $2,288,393.68 million when racing resumes Thursday with a 1:15 p.m. first race post. Multiple winning tickets Sunday returned $4,105. There was $251,125 of new money put into the Rainbow 6 Sunday. There will also be a Super Hi 5 […]

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