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Epicenter Tops Zandon in Closing Derby Dozen Rankings

Wed, 2022-05-04 01:22
Byron King's Top 12 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, presented by Spendthrift Farm.

HISA Finds Partner to Build Enforcement Agency

Wed, 2022-05-04 01:22
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority's board of directors has selected Drug Free Sport International to build HISA's independent Anti-Doping and Medication Control enforcement agency.

McGrapth to Plead Guilty on Animal Cruelty Charges

Wed, 2022-05-04 01:22
Xavier McGrapth will enter his plea during a May 11 hearing at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Mary Jane Phelps in Bourbon County District Court.

Second Cooperating Witness Testifies at Giannelli Trial

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Former assistant harness trainer Conor Flynn began testifying May 2. He is the second cooperating witness for the prosecution who pleaded guilty on charges related to doping racehorses and is testifying in exchange for leniency in his sentence.

Shirl's Speight Faces Brown Trio in $1M Turf Classic

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
When Shirl's Speight notched a breakthrough top-level victory last month in the Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (G1T) there was probably as much of a buzz about his morning-line odds as his accomplishment.

Shedaresthedevil Looks to Defend Title in La Troienne

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
The connections of the 2-3 finishers of the March 12 Azeri Stakes (G2) opted to avoid the leviathan that is Letruska and direct their charges instead to the $750,000 La Troienne Stakes (G1) on Kentucky Oaks Day.

Change of Control Well-Suited for Unbridled Sidney

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Change of Control, the morning-line favorite in the listed Unbridled Sidney Stakes May 5, has a strong record on the turf and at Churchill Downs.

Champion's Day Features Women in Racing and TAA

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
The TAA will be present on Champion's Day at the Ladies in Racing Symposium, followed by a race presentation. On Tuesday, May 3, Champions for a Change will feature Ladies in Racing with a symposium of influential women in the Thoroughbred industry.

Dr. Hogan Discusses "One Last Race Syndrome" at Seminar

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Avoiding the “One Last Race Syndrome” and knowing when to retire Thoroughbred racehorses was the focus of an April 20 presentation by noted equine surgeon Dr. Patty Hogan.

Aloha West, Jackie's Warrior Rematch Set for Churchill

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Last year Aloha West won the battle, taking the Qatar Racing Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) over favored Jackie's Warrior in early November at Del Mar, but the latter won the war when he was named champion male sprinter for 2021.

Witt's Parents Thank Racing Community for Support

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
"We are overwhelmed... by the tremendous outpouring of support we have received," said the late Callie Witt's parents, Tim and Jennifer Witt.

Horseshoe Indianapolis Joins Fox Sports Network

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Horseshoe Indianapolis is proud to announce a partnership with Fox Sports Network beginning Tuesday, May 3. Several races will be running alongside Churchill Downs during the daily broadcast from Fox Sports.

NYRA Announces Series of Job Fairs for Belmont Stakes

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
NYRA announced May 2 a series of jobs fairs to fill temporary employment positions in support of the 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which will take place at Belmont Park from Thursday, June 9 to Saturday, June 11.

Wesley Ward Trainees Make Their Mark in Debuts

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Three Wesley Ward trainees impressed in their debuts at Keeneland; Maiden Watch Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contenders.

Curlin to Mischief Retired From Stud Duty

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Climax Stallions announced May 2 the retirement of fourth-crop California stallion Curlin to Mischief due to a recent bout of infertility.

Hyde Park Draft to Offer Ten at Osarus Breeze-Up Sale

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
The 10 horses in the Hyde Park Stud draft for this year's Osarus La Teste Breeze-Up Sale will be heavily scrutinized by purchasers following the victory of the farm's homebred Cachet, a breeze-up sale graduate, in the One Thousand Guineas (G1) May 1.

Zandon Derby Favorite in Field Short on Experience

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Jeff Drown's Zandon, impressive winner of the April 9 Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland and a buzz horse around Churchill Downs this week, was made the 3-1 favorite for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) after drawing post 10.

Newsells Park Broodmare Phenomenon Shastye Dies at 21

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Newsells Park Stud has reported that its exceptional broodmare Shastye (IRE) died shortly after producing her latest Dubawi colt.

HRRN Launches 'Dream Big Week' Ahead of Kentucky Derby

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Horse Racing Radio Network, the award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, launches a week of special programming this Tuesday dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming.

HRRN to Launch Kentucky Derby Coverage May 3

Tue, 2022-05-03 01:16
Horse Racing Radio Network, the award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, launches 16 hours of on-site Kentucky Derby week programming live from Churchill Downs beginning Tuesday, May 3. 

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