Horse Racing News

The New York Racing Association notified its employees on Thursday that it will close its three racetracks beginning June 9 if the association does not receive financial assistance from the state, the association said.
A week after their glamorous win in the Preakness Stakes with Lookin At Lucky, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia team together again Saturday at Hollywood Park with quite a bit less at stake.
Willie Sutton famously quipped that he robbed banks because "that's where the money is."
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has been tabbed by WinStar Farm to ride Drosselmeyer in the $1 million Belmont Stakes, it was announced Thursday.
Mel Stute's tribute to the late champion Snow Chief took place at his Southern California home on Wednesday, five days after the horse died of an apparent heart attack at Eagle Oak Ranch in Paso Robles, Calif.
Goldikova sets out Sunday on the road to what she hopes will be a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile title when she meets a first-class field in the Group 1, $312,000 Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp.
Awesome Gem and El Gato Malo are set for a Texas invasion. Trainer Craig Dollase said Friday from Hollywood Park that the horses are being pointed for separate stakes on the Lone Star Million Day card Monday, May 31.
Fifth Third Bank has sued Stonewall Stallions, farm owner Audrey Haisfield, and a number of related entities, alleging the Midway, Ky., breeding operation defaulted on $14.8 million in loans.
A pall was cast over Thursday night's trials for the fillies division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity at Lone Star when Gold Belle, one of the most promising 2-year-olds on the grounds, was euthanized after an accident.
Forever Together, the champion turf female of 2008, will start in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes at Hollywood Park next Saturday, her first race in Southern California since a third in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita last November.
 
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