The Texas Horsemen's Partnership has asked its 5,000 members to send e-mail or letters to Gov. Rick Perry and state legislators asking them to support a bill that would legalize video lottery terminals at the 10 licensed horse and dog tracks in the state.
The equine abortion rate in Kentucky continued its downward trend, based on figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) in Lexington.
- By Tom Precious
The state of New York and an Indian tribe signed a memorandum of
understanding May 12 for a major casino in the Catskill Mountains resort area.
The champion 2-year-old filly of 1999, Chilukki, gave birth to her second foal
The East Coast premiere of Seabiscuit will be held at the National Museum of Racing and Regal Cinemas on July 23, which coincides with the opening of the Saratoga racing season
Though there is no $5 million bonus for sweeping all three races, the Steeplechase Triple Crown trail continues on at Pimlico Friday with four repeat customers from Churchill Downs two weeks ago.
After a thorough review of dozens of photographs and a replay of the NBC tape of the Kentucky Derby and interviews with various individuals, the Kentucky Racing Commission board of stewards determined that jockey Jose Santos did not carry anything other than a whip in his right hand when he won the Kentucky Derby with Funny Cide on May 3.
Canadian grade I winner Holzmeister was represented by his first winner when Miss Meister won May 11
Trainer Barclay Tagg said Monday that Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide will likely remain at Belmont Park in New York until Saturday, when he will be shipped to Pimlico Racecourse to compete in that day's Preakness Stakes.
Ridgewood Pearl, who won the 1995 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), died giving birth last week.
Jockey Jose Santos met with Churchill Downs stewards Monday morning concerning a controversy over a photo taken after this year's Kentucky Derby. The stewards are investigating whether Santos held something in his hand besides his whip when he crossed the finish line on May 3. Churchill Downs vice president John Asher said the stewards would hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) Monday.
The Preakness field has now doubled in size from last week with the confirmations of New York Hero and Foufa's Warrior as definite starters for the second leg of the Triple Crown.
A pivotal week for slot-machine legislation in Pennsylvania is ahead as the Senate is expected to debate a plan to legalize the devices at the state's racetracks, possibly May 12-13. Supporters of slots are planning to "leapfrog" a potentially hostile committee vote by putting the legislation on the floor as an amendment to another bill, according to the Associated Press.
Senor Swinger, winner of the Crown Royal American Turf (gr. III) on the Kentucky Oaks card, breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 Monday at Churchill Downs as he continued to work toward Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.
Gary Tanaka's Golden Apples had her first recorded work since being crowned last year's filly and mare turf champion, logging three furlongs in :37 2/5 breezing Sunday over Hollywood Park's firm turf course.
Unbeaten champion Vindication has rebounded so well from a mid-winter leg injury that he is walking under tack
The field for the 128th Preakness Stakes in back up to 10 with the addition of Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Ten Cents a Shine, who is coming off an eighth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby at odds of 37-1.
Ocean Terrace, who won the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) in March in his third start, has been retired from racing.
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