The American Graded Stakes Committee is taking a more realistic approach to implementing a pilot program to ban race-day medication for juvenile graded stakes. It acknowledges regulatory change will take time.
Horses and jobs are leaving Kentucky for other racing states with casino gaming
The industry cannot move fast enough in the area of improving Thoroughbreds' care after they've retired from racing.
With a new casino next door, shouldn't some effort be made to spruce up Aqueduct?
Should the general sires list include North American earnings only?
A fourth consecutive HOY title by a female is very possible for 2012.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey won their second Eclipse Award as leading owner, having picked up their first in 2004 when they campaigned top older horses Kitten's Joy and Roses in May.
The soured relationship between the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and a key benefactor, the Paul Mellon Estate, withered further Jan. 5 when the TRF sued an executor of the endowment for libel and slander.
Top spot on the leading first-year sire list came down to New Year's Eve
Stud fees are rising, nudged upward by the gradual recovery seen this year in the Thoroughbred commercial market. However, the current tide is not raising all boats.
Concept isn't new...but worth revisiting...
Barry Schwartz' 4-year-old daughter of Tiznow gets her first graded stakes victory Nov. 25 at Aqueduct.
Millionaire gelding wins a tight one over Immortal Eyes and Ben's Cat.
Three horses bred by BryLynn started in the Breeders' Cup: Aikenite, Teaks North, and Jeranimo.
The Breeders' Cup did nothing to clear up the Horse of the Year picture.
The world-class racemare, already a record-holder having won three Breeders' Cup Miles, finishes third in her attempt to win a fourth. Longshot Court Vision wins by a nose over Turallure.
Favorite Royal Delta takes the Ladies' Classic in deep stretch, claiming her second grade I for the year and giving trainer Bill Mott consecutive victories in the race.
Though several Juvenile Turf horses lost a chance to gallop on the grass due to rain Nov. 3, the connections say they all remain on track for Saturday's race.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Gung Ho, a 20-1 shot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT), was scratched out of the race Nov. 3, opening a position in the starting gate that will now be filled by Tequila Factor.
Prominent George Strawbridge Jr. said the U.S. needs more strict enforcement and tougher penalties for medication use in racehorses.
State of Play is one of two Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) entries owned by Team Valor International, which won this race last year with Pluck.
A lack of top European runners is threatening to be an ongoing problem for the Breeders' Cup.
Multiple grade I winner and millionaire Shakespeare is returning to Central Kentucky for the 2012 breeding season. The son of Theatrical has been relocated from Signature Stallions in Central Florida to Lane's End Farm.
It will now cost $50 for the privilege of being denied Derby tickets.
Grade I winner Giant Oak faces stiff competition from nine challengers in Hawthorne Racecourse's marquee fall event.
Thoroughbred racehorses require some basic care -- food, water, a clean environment, regular exercise, and veterinary care.
Gross sales ended up 12.7% higher than a year ago, the average rose 18% to $76,511, and the median was up 20% to $30,000.
The lack of quick veterinary attention for a filly that suffered a catastrophic breakdown during training at Penn National Sept. 18 could lead to required veterinary care during training hours at racetracks.
The same energy and competitive spirit can be felt in the auction pavilion, as on the racetrack.
Auction company executives had planned to meet Sept. 16 in Lexington to discuss an animal-rights group's call for changes at 2-year-olds in training sales.
Despite genetics research, a trained eye and intuition will always have a place in this industry
The son of Giant's Causeway won his first graded stakes and his third consecutive win.
Ariana D. made a tremendous late run in Presque Isle Downs' marquee race, but she could not catch the daughter of Concorde's Tune.
Edward Evans was named the nation's top breeder for the second consecutive year, WinStar Farm was named the nation's top owner, and Rudy and Virginia Tarra were named the leading small breeder for 2010.
The SGA Selected Yearling sale, in Milan, Italy, is hoping for good results despite the country's weakened racing industry. International champions have been graduates of this sale.
A gelded son of Parker's Storm Cat swept Pennsylvania's top turf sprints when he captured the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Parx Racing.
An FTBOA audit committee report reveals problems with equipment and policies. The association's president says several of the problems have been or are being fixed.
Having horses running on drugs is not sitting well with our fans
A tentative offer has been made on Vinery's Silver Train. If the deal goes through, the stallion would be relocated to Pennsylvania.
The Round Table has gone from spinning wheel to one rolling
The Thoroughbred retirement outfit intends to purchase the 265-acre former Sez Who Thoroughbred Farm near Stillwater, N.Y., south of Saratoga Springs. Sackatoga Stable also announced a new funding program for Old Friends.
This year's champion 3-year-old male may take the title with only a single grade I win.
Another golden opportunity has been dropped into the lap of Thoroughbred racing. A real rivalry; not one manufactured by publicists, but an honest, gritty, and scintillating rivalry.
Let's put all U.S. racing on par with the rest of the world.
The July 12 foal sale gross jumped 33.2%. A 1-2 finish by Japanese runners in the Dubai World Cup may have helped the sale.
With an impressive late kick, the filly by Include wins the Delaware Oaks by a neck and captures her first graded stakes.
The administrative hearing held June 28-30 to determine whether Kentucky Chief Steward John Veitch violated racing regulations only muddied the issues further and raised more questions.
The grade I winner will stay in Nick Zito's barn and is being pointed toward the Whitney Handicap (gr. I). He'll stand at Lane's End upon retirement.
A baby step toward progress was how organizers described the two-day International Race Day Medication Summit held June 13-14 at Belmont Park.
A South African study showed a strong heritability between some stallions and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging, also known as bleeding.