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Letters to the Editor: Progress in Safety, Integrity

Fri, 2024-03-01 07:24
Letters to the editor for Feb. 22-28

Mineshaft Secures Early Lead Thanks to Senor Buscador

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
The List: An Update and Review of the Top 25 General Sires List Rankings

Working With HISA, Racing Surface Testing Makes Strides

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
The progress on racing surfaces is due in large part to the Racing Surface Testing Laboratory, whose work grew out of the first Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit held in 2006 at Keeneland.

Gin Gin Seeks Kentucky Oaks Spot in Busher

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
In the case of the March 2 Busher Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, a victory in the mile $200,000 race for 3-year-old fillies should be enough to deliver a starting spot in the May 3 Lillies for the Fillies at Churchill Downs.

Gotham Starters Could Target Another Derby Day Stakes

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
When the one-turn mile distance of the Gotham Stakes (G3) is taken into consideration, it's hardly a surprise that a different race on Derby Day at Churchill Downs could be on some of the travel itineraries.

Alvarado Still ‘On Cloud Nine’ Days After Saudi Cup

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
Jockey Junior Alvarado was still "on cloud nine" while returning to action Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park, where he rode for the first time since capturing the $20 million Saudi Cup (G1) Feb. 24 aboard Senor Buscador.

Longtime Maker Assistant Ramsey Starts Training Career

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
After spending close to a decade as the top assistant for decorated trainer Mike Maker, Nolan Ramsey is striking out on his own. A 27-year-old native of Lexington, Ramsey is the grandson of prominent owner Ken Ramsey.

NFL Champ Coffey Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
Jockey Basil Frazier, grade 1-winning mare Flag de Lune, and racing writer/broadcaster Jon White named 2024 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees. Longtime trainer and former NFL running back Junior Coffey to receive Lifetime Achievement award.

Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Catalogs 124 Horses

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
The Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, April 3, catalogs 124 horses for the single-session sale. A breeze show will be held April 1 at Lone Star Park.

Dubai 'Super Saturday' Focuses on Stellar Individuals

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
Dubai's "Super Saturday" program has been diluted by a new schedule that sprinkles key races more widely through the season, leaving the March 2 card more about some individual stars than the races themselves.

Finger Lakes Adds Three More Claiming Series in 2024

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
Finger Lakes racing secretary Jerry Richards has added three more claiming series to the 2024 meet that kicks off April 29, pending New York State Gaming Commission approval.

Pounce Back in Action After Topping F-T Digital Sale

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
The digital world moves fast, and Pounce is an example of just how efficient the emerging online market can be. Pounce won Feb. 11. Nine days later she topped the Fasig-Tipton February Digital Sale when she sold to Resolute Racing for $370,000. 

Everett's Flying Start Blog: In Rhythm in Kentucky

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
The latest in Racing Post's Flying Start Files from those undertaking the prestigious course.

Victory Avenue May Provide Restrepo a Road to Derby

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
Tom Pedulla of America's Best Racing is interviewing prominent owners, trainers, and jockeys as they travel the Road to the 150th Kentucky Derby (G1) May 4 at Churchill Downs.

Prominent California Sire Mr. Big Dies at 21

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
The top five California sire of 2023 sired grade 1 winner and California champion 3-year-old female Ceiling Crusher.

Nysos Favored in Preakness Future Wager

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
The first pool to wager on Preakness Stakes 149, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, begins Feb. 29 and will close just hours after three major prep races are contested March 2 in Florida, California, and New York. 

Broberg Wins 13th Straight Delta Downs Training Title

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
The 2023-24 Thoroughbred season at Delta Downs Racetrack wrapped up Feb. 24. Vicente Del Cid finished atop the rider standings; Karl Broberg retained his grip on the leading trainer crown; and End Zone Athletics won another leading owner title.

Kentucky Basketball Star Sheppard Promotes Life Is Good

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
WinStar Farm announced Feb. 28 that it has secured an NIL deal with University of Kentucky basketball player Reed Sheppard to promote WinStar stallion Life Is Good.

Turfway Park to Remain Open All Year for Training

Thu, 2024-02-29 07:20
Officials from Turfway Park Racing & Gaming announced the track will again be open for year-round training, with summer stall applications due March 15.

Main Event, Kingmax Answer the Bell in Mac Diarmida

Wed, 2024-02-28 07:20
Main Event and Kingmax, a head apart when 1-2 in the 1 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 30, square off again at Gulfstream over an additional quarter-mile March 2 in the 1 3/8-mile Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2T).