Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor's Highland Reel led every step of the way in Saturday's Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, earning a berth to this fall's Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita. The race is a Breeders' Cup Challenge ‘Win and You're In' event, granting the […]
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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has released information that officials hope could lead them to the owners of the 43 horses abandoned in a Mercer County, Ky., neglect case. Photos and physical descriptions of the horses, some with Jockey Club bloodlines and registered names, are listed on the department's Stray Horse page. Each description is […]
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Injuries to three racehorses during the training hours of 6:30 and 7:15 a.m. at Del Mar, which resulted in one fatality, led trainer Richard Mandella to postpone his star mare Beholder's planned workout Saturday morning, reports the Daily Racing Form. “I've got a stomach ache. She doesn't, but I do,” Mandella said. “We'll do it […]
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Didiel Osorio and his agent Jose Santos have been working together since they were introduced by Ricardo Santana Jr. in 2014, reports the Evansville Courier & Press. Last summer, Osorio took home the leading rider title at Ellis Park in Kentucky. Returning to the home of that triumph, the pair are in the race to […]
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Jockey Tyler Gaffalione added four more victories to his Summer Meet-leading total Friday at Gulfstream Park, where he has ridden 13 winners over the span of the last four racing days. The 21-year-old Davie, FL native, who was honored with an Eclipse Award as North America's top apprentice jockey in 2015, pulled off an upset […]
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The Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) announced today that it has appointed Dave Lermond to serve as its Executive Secretary, effective June 25th. Lermond had been the Acting Executive Secretary since early March, when former Executive Secretary Bernard Hettel stepped down from that position. Lermond had previously been the VRC's Deputy Executive Secretary and Fiscal Officer […]
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The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot swelled to $157,221.30 for Saturday's program after the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 13th consecutive racing day Friday at Gulfstream. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $3,353.28 The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all […]
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Opening Day of the 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course featured new attractions, the debut of Saratoga LIVE and an all-sources handle of $17,768,443, a less than one percent increase over last year's figure of $17,706,202. Total paid attendance for Friday, July 22 was 32,980, a five percent decrease over last year's figure of 34,783. […]
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Unbeaten Enola Gray, the 1-9 favorite in a field of five California-bred 3-year-old fillies, ran to her odds and then some Friday as she romped to a seven and three-quarter length triumph in the featured $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes. “She's learning to relax in her races and flash a turn of foot,” said D'Amato. “She's […]
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“Divine intervention in the nightcap,” Ellis Park announcer Jimmy McNerney told the crowd after Blame Angel captured Friday's eighth race by 2 3/4 lengths over Batten the Hatches. Blame Angel previously ran on Father's Day at Churchill Downs, winning at 17-1 odds in what proved the last horse to run with Tom R. McCarthy as […]