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. read blog
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. read blog
Let's put all U.S. racing on par with the rest of the world. read blog
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. read blog
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.
A well-attended summit June 13 at Belmont Park shed a lot of light on the research and international regulations surrounding the race-day medication Salix.
Education was the primary mission of the June 13 International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH and the Racehorse held at Belmont Park in New York.
Longshot son of Roman Ruler takes the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) over Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed on a muddy track at Belmont Park.
Joe Morris is leaving the NTRA a second time to become MI Developments' vice president of operations and sales.
The medication summit will shed plenty of light on how the U.S. can improve its policies. Read Blog
'This race puts you in the history books. Horse racing is built around these three races.' Read Blog
Shackleford holds off a late-charging Animal Kingdom. Astrology finished third.
Dogwood Stable's Aikenite took the grade II Churchill Downs Stakes by a nose over Apriority.
First Dude beat a deep Alysheba Stakes field, claiming his second straight win of the year.
A trio of owners are lobbying for a federal ban of race-day drug use.
Trainer Graham Motion said the colt worked six furlongs in 1:13 and handled the surface well.
The son of Macho Uno worked in 1:00 2/5. Trainer Kathy Ritvo said the colt handled the track well and is blossoming.
A proposed federal bill would create a three-strikes-you're-out penalty system for anyone found guilty of racing a horse under the influence of a performance-enhancing drug.
Jackson's drive led him to unparalleled success.. but all was not cozy with the industry. Read Blog
A study commissioned by the TVG network has concluded that "exchange wagering provides an important option to grow the audience and participation in the sport in the U.S."
When you are in breeding, you have to stay in it and stay the course. Read Blog
Favorite Havre de Grace, Fox Hill Farms' daughter of Saint Liam, wins the grade I Apple Blossom Handicap by 3/4-length over Switch.
The racetrack association supports a realistic and practical approach to a proposal to ban all race-day medication in racehorses within five years.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is caught in a vicious cycle. Racetracks' and horsemen's associations are looking for reasons to avoid paying dues to the marketing/lobbying arm of the industry. Read Blog
Earthquake damage to Nakayama Racecourse has forced the rescheduling and relocation of Japan's first classic race, the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Jpn-I) to Tokyo Racecourse. The race will be run April 24 instead of April 17.
Four group races are affected by the cancellation. Racing will be held at Hanshin and Kokura racecourses.
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The comprehensive study will look at where Thoroughbred racing is and where it needs to be to prosper. Results will be presented Aug. 14 at The Jockey Club Round Table Conference.
Attorney Gerard Romski issued a statement Feb. 20 defending his client, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. He said a request by a regulatory executive for New York to review Dutrow's license is "unfounded and irresponsible."
A long history of numerous drug and regulatory violations necessitates that New York do a full review of Richard Dutrow Jr's racing license, says RCI president Ed Martin
How does the Life At Ten episode reflect on the effectiveness of the [Safety and Integrity Alliance] program? Read Blog
Raising takeout is risky considering racing's place in the world of gambling. Read Blog
Fan participation in championship voting is all about involvement. Read Blog
Australian group I winner arrives for stud duty at the birthplace of his grandsire.
This year there is a close contest on the general sires' list between Giant's Causeway and Distorted Humor, currently separated by $189,000. Read Blog
Life At Ten's connections wonder why she wasn't scratched or tested. By Eric Mitchell Read Blog
Halsey Minor has made an offer to buy all MI Developments assets for $300 million to $320 million.
Following an emotionally charged Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the question for those deciding Horse of the Year comes down to this: On what side of the "head" do you stand? Read Blog
Zenyatta's history-making winning streak ended by a short head to Blame, a homebred son of Arch for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider.
Longshot Dakota Phone runs down Morning Line to win the $909,000 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) by a nose. The winner is a gelded son of Zavata out of World of Gold, by Spinning World.
Zenyatta's history-making winning streak ended by a short head to Blame in a thrilling Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) (VIDEO) under the lights at Churchill Downs Nov. 6. Blame is a homebred son of Arch for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider.
Bernardini leads the freshman sire ranks by number of graded stakes winners and also is the leader with four contenders in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint contenders Silver Timber and Bridgetown turn in solid works at Keeneland Oct. 30. Silver Timber worked on the main track, while Bridgetown worked on the turf.
The winners of the Pilgrim and Miss Grillo stakes automatically have a starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies.
Buyers and sellers were encouraged by the 6.7% growth in the Keeneland September yearling sale's overall average price and an increase of 13.6% in the median. The positive results are a good omen for the November sale.
The daughter of Speightstown wins her fourth turf sprint of the year. Trainer Todd Pletcher has the top two finishers.
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