Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
Updated: 1 hour 6 min ago
Matt Schera's Isotherm, a two-time graded-stakes winner on the turf, will cut back to a dirt sprint for only the third time in his career and the first time in 20 months in the $100,000 Dave's Friend Dec. 28 at Laurel Park.
Jeremiah Englehart has started only two horses at Oaklawn Park, but that total figures to increase significantly in 2020 with the New York-based trainer having a string of horses in Hot Springs, Ark., for the first time.
After leading the Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) into the stretch before fading, Little Red Feather Racing's Mirth is scheduled to return to racing Dec. 28 in the $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.
Owner offers detail on decision to bring back Sistercharlie in 2020.
A federal judge sentenced four individuals who worked as track veterinarians at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course to probation and fines for misbranding drugs by unlawful prescription and conspiracy to misbrand drugs.
There's a lot to like in the Hopeful Stakes (G1) Dec. 28 at Nakayama Racecourse—the final grade 1 event on the Japanese racing calendar and a showcase for 2-year-olds with Classics aspirations for the following season.
Lady Prancealot (IRE), winner of the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland in her previous start Oct. 18, is the likely favorite over Mucho Unusual, Apache Princess, Giza Goddess, Vibrance and three others in the American Oaks (G1T).
Brady Farm and OG Boss' Mo Forza will have his work cut out for him the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes (G2T) Dec. 28 at Santa Anita Park.
Spring to the Sky, who was purchased for $55,000 and earned $710,905 during his robust nine-year campaign on the New York Racing Association circuit, did a fantastic job of honoring the memory of Anthony McCarthy Sr.
Fighting Furrari, better known as the primary horse used in the 2003 movie "Seabiscuit," has been retired from his duties as Santa Anita Park's mascot and has been relocated to the Square Peg Foundation.
When The Stronach Group decided to cut $6 million from the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) purse it wound up boosting the star power of the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup. It also may help the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1).
Incident at Haras Barlovento seems isolated, but concerns will linger and insurance companies are likely to be extraordinarily cautious.
Kaleem Shah's Bellafina, second last time out in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1), appears to be in the right spot to get her first stakes score since April in the Dec. 28 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.
Alwaysmining will go after his first victory since having a six-race win streak snapped in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown in the $100,000 Native Dancer Dec. 28 at Laurel Park.
Hronis Racing's Gift Box will make one last attempt at finding the winner's circle when he faces a field of seven in the $200,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2) Dec. 28 at Santa Anita Park.
Omaha Beach will try to provide a few more pleasant memories this winter, beginning with the $300,000 Runhappy Malibu Stakes (G1) Dec. 28 at Santa Anita Park.
Current 3-year-old turf runners in South Florida will get some final age-restricted stakes opportunities Dec. 28 at Gulfstream Park, which will offer the Tropical Park Derby for 3-year-olds and the Tropical Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies.
Bricks and Mortar has arrived safely in Japan Dec. 22 to take up stud duty at Shadai Stallion Station alongside other American stallions that include New Year's Day, Mind Your Biscuits, and Drefong.
Finalists in 17 equine and human categories will be announced during a 30-minute program conducted by Gulfstream Park's television hosts and analysts.
When Charles Town Races concluded its live racing season Saturday with a strong all-sources handle of more than $2 million, the track was again able to achieve a new annual high in wagering per race—the fifth consecutive year it has done so.