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What's Going On Here: Keep Raising the Bar
TOBA initiatives aim to improve owners' experiences at the track.
U.S. Alleges Conspiracy at Penn National
A review of federal court records outlining the criminal cases against four Penn National veterinarians reveals that the vets alledgedly followed the trainers' orders on what medications should be administered to horses.
The Week in Photos for 3/31/2015
Dubai, Australia, Japan, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Oaklawn & More
Terranovas Seek Derby Success With El Kabeir
"Since he ran at Churchill, he really started to change... it's amazing how this horse has kept going forward, while braving the brutal winter we had," Tonja Terranova said of Wood Memorial contender El Kabeir.
TOBA March Member of the Month
Eh Cumpari, bred by Thomas Turner, proved the best in the March 7 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Suffolk Expected to Apply for 2015 Live Dates
Suffolk Downs, which announced in September it would no longer offer live racing and would not apply for a 2015 racing license, is expected to reverse course and apply for dates within two to three weeks.
Stopchargingmaria Makes 2015 Debut in Madison
Two-time grade I winner Stopchargingmaria is scheduled to make her 2015 debut April 4 in the $350,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) on the opening weekend card at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington.
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen for March 31, 2015
Wins by Materiality, Mubtaahij, and Far From Over now off the trail changes Steve's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to learn how!
Stallion Sharp Humor Dies in South Korea
Sharp Humor, runner-up in the 2006 Florida Derby (gr. I) won by Barbaro, has died in South Korea as a result of an accident at Let's Run Stud Farm on Jeju Island.
Russell, Gonzalez Take Laurel Winter Titles
Laurel Park closed its 2015 winter meet March 29, with Sheldon Russell and Claudio Gonzalez taking the respective jockey and trainer titles.
Rood & Riddle, EquiMarker Analytics Partner
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital of Lexington has entered into a partnership with EquiMarker Analytics Corp. to pursue use of biomarkers in helping find solutions for some equine disorders and diseases.
Roberta 'Bobbie' Croll Dies at Age 94
Roberta "Bobbie" Croll, 94, wife of Hall of Fame trainer Warren A. "Jimmy" Croll Jr., died March 21 after a brief illness.
ROAP Seeks Regulation of 'Program Trainers'
The Racing Officials Accreditation Program, on its 2015 list of points of emphasis, is encouraging the horse racing industry to develop regulations to deal with the issue of program trainers.
RMTC Nears Recommendation on Calming Agent
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium hopes to have a recommended testing threshold level by late April for a naturally occurring amino acid that has a calming effect on racehorses.
Peace and War Returns for Ashland
After missing the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with a very slight ligament tear at the base of her fetlock, the Olly Stevens trainee is back with an eye on the April 4 Central Bank Ashland (gr. I).
Officials: Penalty System Key Part of Program
As more jurisdictions continue to implement the multiple medication violation penalty system as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, officials March 31 said it's beginning to show it can be a useful tool.
Luck of the Kitten Starts '15 in Transylvania
Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) runner-up Luck of the Kitten will try to start his 3-year-old season on the right foot when he faces a large field in the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Live Video: Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale
Click here to watch the Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale LIVE.
Live Chat - Friday, April 3 at NOON EDT
Join us to talk about this weekend's racing, including the Wood Memorial, the Santa Anita Derby, and the Blue Grass Stakes.
Laurel's Average Handle Rises for Winter Meet
Average daily handle rose 14.6% at Laurel Park's winter meet, which started Jan. 1 and concluded March 29, although total wagering was down 5.4% overall.
Kobe's Back Returns East for Commonwealth
Southern California invader faces six opponents in seven-furlong dash at Keeneland.
Judy the Beauty Heads Busy Work Tab for Ward
The first day of turf works for the upcoming spring meet at Keeneland brought out a contingent of horses from trainer Wesley Ward's barn March 31, headed by two Breeders' Cup winners.
Is Mubtaahij a Major Derby Contender?
J. Keeler Johnson recaps the Saturday racing action, including the UAE Derby.
Graham, Amoss, Moss Take FG Meet Titles
Jockey James Graham, trainer Tom Amoss, and owner Maggi Moss topped the standings in their respective categories when the 81-day meet at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots concluded March 29.
Fracture Knocks Far From Over Off Derby Trail
Todd Pletcher-trained Withers (gr. III) winner will undergo surgery for left hind condylar fracture sustained in March 28 workout at Palm Beach Downs.
El Kabeir Fires Bullet Work at Belmont
El Kabeir had his final tune-up for the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) March 30, breezing five furlongs on Belmont Park's training track in 1:01.12, the fastest of 27 works at the distance.
Churchill Names New Track Superintendent
Churchill Downs Racetrack announced March 31 that track superintendent David Lehr will retire from that post, effective May 31, and will be succeeded by assistant track superintendent James "Jamie" Richardson.
Carpe Diem Back at Keeneland for Blue Grass
Carpe Diem won the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) by 6 1/4 lengths during the fall meet in his graded debut and returns to Lexington after winning the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) in his first start of 2015.
Ashland Stakes: Olly Stevens on Peace and War
Trainer Olly Stevens talks about Ashland Stakes (gr. I) contender Peace and War, who runs April 4 at Keeneland.
Undrafted Opens Season in Shakertown
Undrafted, a close third in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) last time out, is among 13 turf sprinters entered for the $125,000 Shakertown (gr. IIIT) April 4 a Keeneland Race Course.