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Pettigrew Named as Executive at Sam Houston, Retama

Tue, 2023-05-23 22:26
Horse racing industry veteran Bryan Pettigrew will be returning to Texas to lead PENN Entertainment's horse racing operations at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston and at Retama Park in Selma.

Speedway Stables Nabs Day 1 Sale Topper for $800,000

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
Speedway Stables dolled out $1.3 million for two horses, including $800,000 for the sales topper May 22 on Day 1 of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Timonium, Md. 

Last Foal From Leslie's Lady Finds Winner's Circle

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
Maiden Watch: May 15-May 21

NYSGC Sets New Testing Timetable After Pletcher Case

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
The action May 22 by the New York State Gaming Commission came after the recent suspension of Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher, and the disqualification of his colt, Forte, in last year's Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

HISA Whistleblower Program Includes Racetrack Safety

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit, the investigating arm of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, has expanded its whistleblower program to include racetrack safety issues.

Al Riffa to Miss Irish Two Thousand Guineas

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
Irish Two Thousand Guineas (G1) favorite Al Riffa will miss the Curragh Classic May 27 after a "little hold-up", trainer Joseph O'Brien revealed May 22. 

Champion Vadeni Likely to Contest Tattersalls Gold Cup

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
Vadeni is likely to be a star addition to the May 28 Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1) after Georges Rimaud, the Aga Khan's racing and breeding manager in France, confirmed the intention to supplement last season's champion 3-year-old colt.

Know It Now to Enter Stud in Alberta

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
Know It Now is a winning son of 2015 American Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale Piping Hot Start

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
For more than seven hours May 23, the world's thoroughbred breeding industry's attention will be squarely on the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, a day which has the potential to break records. 

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May Sale Notebook: Day 1

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
LNJ Foxwoods and NK Racing went to $625,000 for a filly by Uncle Mo consigned as Hip 186 May 22 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. After breezing an eighth mile in :10 1/5 at the under tack show.

Motion Earns Richest Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:26
Motion, claimed the top prize of $50,000 in the Maryland Jockey Club's $100,000 trainer bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend, May 19 and 20, at Pimlico Race Course.

Liberty Island Scores Dominating Win in Japanese Oaks

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
Liberty Island dominated the stretch run in the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks-G1), making her bid to join the ranks of the country's all-time best fillies.

Baffert Balancing Emotions After Preakness Win

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
A fatal injury to Havnameltdown earlier in the day during the Chick Lang Stakes (G3) prevented the day from being all that it could be.

Uncle Mo, Tapit 2yos Flash Potential at F-T Midlantic

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
Well-bred juveniles by top sires will go through the ring on Day 1.

Excitement in the Air at F-T Midlantic May Sale

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
This year's edition of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale is ushered in after Mage, a $290,000 graduate of last year's sale, stormed home in a thrilling finish during the 149th Kentucky Derby (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

Canadian Hall of Fame Jockey Driedger Dies at 66

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
Canadian Hall of Fame jockey Irwin Driedger died May 20 at 66 after a prolonged battle with cancer. The top rider at Assiniboia Downs for several years rode multiple Sovereign Award-winning horses and earned his own in 1981 for outstanding jockey.

Quality Road Lands First American Classic Winner

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
Preakness Stakes (G1) winner National Treasure adds gravitas to the sire's already long list of elite performers.

National Treasure Comes From Familiar Connections

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
One of the most successful ownership groups in recent years with a reputation of purchasing high-quality yearlings added another grade 1 winner to their roster May 20, when National Treasure emerged victorious in the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1).

National Treasure's Owners Can Justify Success

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
It was Tom Ryan of SF Racing who put together the group that owns Preakness Stakes (G1) winner National Treasure. It was trainer Bob Baffert who was the magnet that brought them all together.

Velazquez At Last Adds Preakness to Expansive Resume

Sun, 2023-05-21 22:23
The oldest rider in this year's Preakness at 51 years young showed why he is still sought after by Bob Baffert and other top trainers, completing a career Triple Crown in the process.