Magna Entertainment Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its new North American horse bedding manufacturing facility in Lumberton, North Carolina.
New York stallion American Chance will shuttle to Argentina to stand at Haras La Providencia
The Blood-Horse Publications team earned 16 awards at the American Horse Publications annual Awards Program Saturday night in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
- By Tom Precious
Quickly taking advantage of a new pari-mutuel deregulation move by the state, the New York Racing Association has proposed reducing its takeout on certain bets at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.
William S. Farish, Temple Webber, Jr. and James Elkins' Mineshaft turned in an easy four furlong breeze on Monday at Churchill Downs, his first work since his narrow loss to Perfect Drift in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) on June 14.
South African champion and international star Ipi Tombe is scheduled to make her American racing debut on Saturday in the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
- By Jack Shinar
Financially strapped California Thoroughbred trainers will be able to borrow money to help them make their initial workers' compensation insurance payments due on July 1 under a plan approved by state racing
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Ltd. on Monday released the first set of 2003 World Thoroughbred Rankings for six of the eight racing divisions that comprise the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
The Ohio State Racing Commission has requested the connections of the 3-year-old fillies Sing High Sing Low and Mountain of Light attend its July meeting in the wake of a case of mistaken identity in the 13th race at River Downs May 30.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited announced that Dodge has become a marketing partner as well as the title and divisional sponsor of the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Officials of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited have reached an agreement in principle with the New York Racing Association making Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., the host site for the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
Pat Eddery, the second most successful British jockey ever, announced today that he is retiring at the end of the 2003 season.
Officials of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited announced that the purses for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile and the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile, two of the eight races comprising the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, have been increased by $500,000, making the total purse value of each race $1.5 million.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Breeders' Cup Limited and Nextel announced Monday that Nextel has joined the NTRA as a group purchasing partner and will become the title and divisional sponsor of the Nextel Breeders' Cup Distaff, part of the $14 million Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, beginning in 2004.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has disbursed $250,000 to the Silver Shield Foundation from the NTRA Charities – New York Heroes Fund, bringing total allocations to Sept. 11-related programs to $4.1 million.
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