A newspaper has revealed text messages between a leading trainer and stable staff involved in a doping scandal that resulted in eight persons being charged and may have included the 2015 Melbourne Cup, Australia's richest and most prestigious horse race.
My Boy Jack, with Kent Desormeaux aboard, won the Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., on Monday and picked up 10 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard standings.
Todd Pletcher, the winning trainer in two of the three legs of the 2017 Triple Crown, leads all trainers with 37 of the 360 early nominations for this year’s Triple Crown series. Bob Baffert, who won the Triple Crown in 2015 with American Pharoah, ranks second with 32 early nominations.
Lisa Underwood, a former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, who oversaw the addition of historical horse racing machines and expanded drug testing for horses, died Saturday of a heart attack at age 57.
A horse trainer was severely burned and about 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County. Other horses that were in surrounding pastures remained unaccounted for.
Fifty-year-old jockey Calvin Borel, trying to find his way again in the autumn of his career, brought $19.60 long shot The Player home a winner Saturday in the Grade II Hagyard Fayette Stakes for some of his oldest friends on the track, the Bradley family of Frankfort.
Defending champion Arrogate heads a full field of 14 horses for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with the world’s all-time leading money earner facing off against a horse that has beaten him twice in a row in the $6 million race that includes five runners trained by Bob Baffert.
War Eagle’s Love, a filly purchased by a veterinarian who volunteers his services at Old Friends Equine outside Georgetown, raced for the first time ever last Friday at Keeneland and won the race by 2 1/4 lengths.
Rushing Fall, the 4-5 favorite, swept past the field with a devastating turn of foot to win the Grade 3, $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine for 2-year-old fillies by 31/4 lengths over Stainless before a Wednesday afternoon crowd of 9,475.