Horse Racing

Having just last week been crowned the Longines World’s Best Racehorse in London, ‘TDN Rising Star‘ Flightline (Tapit) was named America’s no-doubt-about-it Horse of the Year and champion dirt male at the Eclipse Awards, held Thursday evening at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. Bred in Kentucky by Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Equine, Flightline was
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Junior Alvarado wins 2000th race Junior Alvarado reaches 2000 wins Jockey Junior Alvarado after winning the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile aboard Cody’s Wish. Date: 1/23/2023 Jockey Junior Alvarado, a native of Venezuela, notched career win number 2000 in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 21 aboard 11-4 second choice Broadway Force
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Santa Anita, $68,500, Msw, 1-22, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:43.81, ft, 4 1/2 lengths.HARLOCAP (c, 3, Justify–Mezinka, by Bodemeister) was second on debut to ‘TDN Rising Star’ Spun Intended (Hard Spun) at Del Mar Nov. 26, and lost in the final sixteenth at Santa Anita Jan. 2 when second to stablemate Mr Fisk (Arrogate). This time
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3:14 PM ET Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — An exercise rider at a Florida horse track died Saturday in a training accident, officials said. Tampa Bay Downs said Daniel Quintero, 19, died while working with horses before 7 a.m., but declined to give further details. “The entire racetrack community expresses its condolences to his family
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The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) has scheduled educational seminars for 2023. Specific topics, speakers, and sponsors for each seminar will be announced closer to the events with each seminar covering topics pertaining to both Thoroughbred owners and breeders. The 2023 schedule includes: Mar. 19-20 – Ocala, Florida June 23-24 – Toronto, Canada July
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2023 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three 2023 Kentucky Derby Future WagerPool Three Updated: 01/18/2023 Pool Three of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens for betting at noon ET on Friday January 20 and closes on Sunday at 6pm. Once again the mutuel field consisting of all other 3-year-old males was installed as the morning
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Shooting Star Thoroughbreds’ Chance It (Currency Swap-Vagabon Diva, by Pleasantly Perfect), who currently stands at Journeyman Stallions, was represented by his first foal, born at Jeff Crooks Olsen and Crooks Acres in Ocala, Florida Jan. 4. The filly is out of Jost Sayin (Big Drama-Jost D’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro). A multiple stakes winner at two
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LEXINGTON, KY – The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale continued to keep pace with its 2021 renewal with a day of competitive bidding topped by the 3-year-old filly Ancient Peace (War Front), who sold for $650,000 to Travis Boersma’s Boardshorts Stables late in Tuesday’s second session of the four-day auction. “It started strong
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Top Ten Money Earning North American Thoroughbreds Current top earner Arrogate Top Ten Money Earning North American Thoroughbreds Updated: 01/07/2023 Here are the top 10 money earning Thoroughbreds of all time as compiled by the North American official statistics collector Equibase. These are gross earnings and do not take inflation into account. Under Equibase’s rules,
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Jan 6, 2023 Associated Press NEW YORK — Jockey Manny Franco tied a New York Racing Association record with six victories on Friday’s nine-race card at Aqueduct. The 28-year-old rider from Puerto Rico tied a mark shared by Hall of Famers Steve Cauthen, Angel Cordero Jr., Javier Castellano, Mike Smith and Ron Turcotte, as well
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The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated all-sources handle of $2,321,863,828 during its 2022 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. The year was highlighted by the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course where all-sources wagering rose to a record $878,211,963 in 2022, eclipsing the previous high-water mark by
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2023 Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points 2023 Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points Updated: 1/02/2023 The Kentucky Derby is on May 6, 2023, and the contenders earn points in selected prep races across the country. Since the Derby field is limited to 20 entrants, there has to be a method
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Triple Crown Trail 2023 Rich Strike winner of the 2022 Kentucky Derby 2023 Triple Crown Trail Updated: 1/10/2023 It’s that time of year again when the soon-to-be three-year-old Thoroughbreds start their campaign for the 2023 Kentucky Derby and dream of the elusive Triple Crown. Until mid-April, there will be a prep race somewhere most weekends
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Bob Meeking, a trainer for over seven decades and one of the Washington state’s most popular and respected horsemen, passed away last week at age 94. Meeking, who owned the 60-acre Allaire Farms in Poulsbo with his wife Barbara, had been in poor health the last few years. After missing 2021 while dealing with treatment
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2022 Year in Review 2022 Year in Review Flightline is likely to be Horse of the Year for 2022. Major Races in 2022  – 2022 Longines Hong Kong International Races  – Regal Glory grand in the Matriarch Stakes (G1)  – Dead heat for the win in the Valedictory Stakes (G3)  – Hong Kong Harry gets up in the Seabiscuit
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2022 Malibu Stakes Day 2022 Malibu, La Brea, and San Antonio Stakes Date: 12/26/2022 The day after Christmas marks opening day for the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting. Conditions were excellent with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 80’s for the 41,446 fans in attendance at the historic Arcadia oval, the biggest crowd since
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Among a motley collection of rescued farm animals, four horses graze peacefully on a farm outside the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, blissfully unaware they had narrowly escaped the chopping block. Uruguay, a country where horses are not considered food but companions, has seen a rise in equine meat exports, prompting efforts to rescue horses destined for
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