Declining handle is forcing the closure of the state's only freestanding OTB network.
Business boomed at the March 4 Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale where the average price jumped 31.1%, the median rose 17.6%, and the gross was up nearly 4% despite fewer horses being sold than in 2012.
Kitten's Joy daughter and Augustin Stable homebred prevails in rough-run grade III at Gulfstream Park.
The daughter of Harlan's Holiday got her second career graded stakes win in her second start of the year.
Owners and breeders shine in weekend stakes. read blog
If racetracks look like they don't care, why should the new fan? read blog
A Texas HORSE survey shows 43% of owners, breeders, and trainers intend to reduce their investment in the state's racing in 2013 because of better opportunities in the surrounding states with gaming.
The good news is Churchill recognizes changes will be made. read blog
A filly named Glorious Dancer caused two significant changes in the life of horseplayer Michael Beychok. read blog
Higher-energy Eclipse Award ceremony Jan. 19 honors longtime owner/breeder Morton Fink with three trophies. Godolphin/Darley also picks up three awards.
The goal is to make the event more exciting and accessible to fans. read blog
Holding the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park plus the addition of several new charity events has given the event new life.
TCA is raising money and awareness. read blog
Hot second-crop sire Into Mischief is proving the value of Spendthrift Farm's breeding incentive program called "Share the Upside."
Brisk bidding on 22 stallion seasons and assorted getaways and sports packages raised more than $750,000 Jan. 5, during the 23rd Annual Select Stallion Season Auction benefiting the Thoroughbred Charities of America.
Our mission is to engage, educate, and entertain. read blog
It's time to revisit the idea of a national marketing cooperative read blog
Hosting the Championships requires more than providing a seat. read blog
The $25,000 prize intended for three New York Times writers will instead benefit drug testing programs. The newspaper's editorial ethics policy prohibits the writers from accepting the award.
The average stud fee has decreased 6% for the 2013 breeding season. read blog
All seven juveniles in the field are chasing their first black-type victory.
Kentucky's chances at a casino bill in 2013 appear slim. read blog
The broodmare market, a driving force in the industry, holds promise. read blog
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won his first Breeders' Cup World Championships race of the weekend when George Vancouver made a great kick in midstretch to take the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 1 1/4 lengths.
Trainer Bob Baffert believes Fast Bullet deserves a shot in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, even though it is the ligthly raced colt's first start of the year.
Beholder ran gate to wire in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Throw out his last race, said trainer Bill Spawr of Amazombie. The Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint favorite is ready to repeat.
The six-furlong Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) isn't the ideal distance for two top contenders in this race, say their trainers, but it's the race that fits them best at this time.
Amazombie, last year's champion sprinter and winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, is this year's Sprint favorite against four other grade I winners.
The racing industry has challenges...but health and safety come first read blog
The 3-year-old son of Speightstown earns a spot in the Breeders' Cup Sprint with the win.
Opening day at Keeneland offers one of the last gateways to a spot in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), and it's a wide open contest.
More horses changed hands with sellers collectively making more money. read blog
Nearly two months have passed since a coalition of more than 60 owners launched an experiment into Salix-free racing, pledging to run their 2-year-olds without the controversial anti-bleeder medication read blog
Salix, British Champions Day offer obstacles for Breeders' Cup. read blog
Stronach Group continues promoting the concept of league horse racing with updated standings and team merchandise.
Attorney and former legislator Bob Heleringer's new book "Equine Regulatory Law" sheds light on equine law through stories of human drama.
The Kentucky HBPA's statement wasn't the one it hoped to make. read blog
Forget struggling for words; some European handicappers struggle to give Frankel a rating. read blog
Tom Simon announced Aug. 28 he is putting his massive North American breeding and training operations on the market.
Whenever the best horses are brought together, good things happen for racing. read blog
From state to state, the significant disparity in racing is in enforcement. read blog
Head of the U.S. Olympics anti-doping agency told Thoroughbred industry leaders how the Olympic committee tackled doping issues and began restoring the Games' integrity.
A race-day ban of Salix in graded stakes for 2-year-olds would be extended to listed stakes as part of a new evaluation program.
Adding weight to horses racing on Salix would eliminate 'advantage' read blog
Racing fans who stuck around for the last race at Saratoga July 21 witnessed a miracle. read blog
Kauai Katie already being compared to My Miss Aurelia read blog
The industry is still short of the goal of uniformity from state to state read blog
It's time for action on The Jockey Club's 'Reformed Racing Medication Rules.' read blog
We should not be fooled into believing the New York Times is out to help racing. read blog
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