The displacement of the Kentucky Derby from the first Saturday in May until the first Saturday in September has created a cascade effect on the 3-year-old division.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor at the Review-Journal and he writes a weekly horse racing column. The column is posted on Thursday's and appears in Friday's print edition. He previously covered horse racing for the San Francisco Examiner, the Thoroughbred Times and NBCSports.com. Follow @mike_brunker on Twitter
Javier Castellano, a Hall of Fame rider, tested positive for the disease after arriving in Florida with plans to ride in this weekend’s Florida Derby.
Most inhabitants of a city once renowned for its plush star-studded racebooks are unable to play the ponies, even as bettors in many other states continue to do so.
Twenty-seven owners, trainers and veterinarians are charged with conspiromg to give illegal performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to the horses under their control.
Monmouth Park and BetMakers, an Australian company with experience in fixed-odds wagering, aim to begin offering fixed-odds wagers on the New Jersey track’s races in May.
Questions and unknowns abound in the first running of the $20 million race, which will take place Saturday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
Even by Mr. Triple Crown’s lofty standards, the Hall of Fame trainer’s current crop of 3-year-olds is extraordinary.
It wasn’t hard to spot Ashley Taylor amid the many gray and bald heads gathered at the National Horseplayers Championship at Bally’s last weekend.
Richard Goodall and wife Sally will compete in the National Horseplayers Championship beginning Friday at Bally’s, just days after his induction into the NHC Hall of Fame.
The bill would establish uniform national standards for therapeutic medications and anti-doping testing and create an independent authority to enforce them.
The morning line favorites both are out of Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park, turning the race into a wide-open betting affair.
The haze may begin to dissipate on Saturday as a full field faces the starter in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (Grade 3) at the Fair Grounds.
Despite calls for more transparency in horse racing, an ongoing contract dispute between Churchill Downs and Nevada casinos is unfolding entirely behind closed doors.
Despite the decision to postpone the traditional opening day from Thursday to Saturday over a rainy forecast, the track will still race when the weather isn’t fair.