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Topped by Japanese star Equinox and British talent Mostahdaf, foreign horses command the top spots in the latest edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
Ellis Park will celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors July 15 with its annual Horses and Hope Day at the races.
Survey results released by the Kentucky Horse Council and the University of Kentucky suggest that nearly 210,000 equines reside in Kentucky at 31,000 different operations over 900,000 acres.
Mike and Angie Scully's Eclipse Thoroughbred Training and Sports Therapy, near Buellton, Calif., has been breaking and training yearlings since 2006, but Grazen is its first stallion. The farm also intends to stand Unusual Heatwave in 2024.
One of the richest races of the season highlights the July 17 card at Finger Lakes—the $150,000 New York Derby at 1 1/16 miles. Jockey Jose Ortiz is named to ride favored Maker's Candy in the route for 3-year-old New York-breds.
Saratoga Live will expand its reach yet again in 2023 with 230 hours of live coverage and analysis scheduled to air on the FOX Sports family of networks.
Many times trainers are surprised when their horse wins at first asking. Trainer Steve Asmussen says he was surprised when his promising 2-year-old colt Gold Sweep lost his first race.
The New Kent, Va., track, in addition to offering a record average of $700,000 in daily purses, will play host to two grade 1 races this year for the first time in its 26-year history.
Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm, Alan Cooper of Niarchos Family/Flaxman Holdings, and Bret Jones of Airdrie Stud were re-elected to serve a four-year term on the Breeders' Cup board of directors.
Rhapsody Queen and Somethinaboutbetty have joined the retirement farm near Paris, Ky.
British-bred Big Everest brings a four-race win streak into his graded stakes debut in the $175,000 Kelso Stakes (G3T) July 15 at Saratoga Race Course. The one-mile inner turf test for older horses was previously run as the Forbidden Apple Stakes.
Santa Anita will offer a stakes schedule featuring 42 stakes, including 15 grade 1 stakes among its 31 graded events that encompass the 40th Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4.
Five horses are entered in the Diana Stakes (G1T). Four of them, including favorite In Italian, will be coming from trainer Chad Brown's barn.
Three Chimneys Farm's first-crop yearling sire led his sire class with a $145,000 average from five sold during the July 11 Fasig-Tipton July Sale in Lexington.
The heat index may have permitted racing under state guidelines, but the cancellation was made "out of an abundance of caution." Races canceled for Friday through Sunday have been moved to July 21.
Forty-two years ago, when Fio Rito won the Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, it sent for the first time a loud message from one coast to another that New York State-breds could compete with the nation's top horses in open races.
Trainer Chad Brown will give two of his previous grade 1 competitors class relief when Juddmonte's Accede and Klaravich Stables' Randomized seek their first stakes triumph July 14 in the second edition of the $135,000 Wilton Stakes.
International trade tends to be a key feature of the Tattersalls July Sale, but July 12 it was the domestic buying bench that made the most notable impact, with the 320,000gns top lot set to join the Willie Mullins battalion.
A federal judge refused to enjoin the operations of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority in a July 11 ruling after a hearing in Little Rock, Ark.
Mick Fire closed a big deficit in the stretch run to win the Japan Dirt Derby at Oi Racecourse, completing a sweep of the races that in 2024 will comprise the Japanese Dirt Triple Crown.