When the Laurel Park fall meeting began in September, Maryland Jockey Club officials had high hopes for its new turf course. After three months the grass courses have exceeded expectations.
Friday's live Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine was canceled after the first race due to high winds and severe wind gusts in the greater Toronto area.
Jockey Chad Phillip Schvaneveldt won the 2,000th race of his career Thursday when he guided Way Brite to a four-length victory in the second race at Golden Gate Fields.
The former head of the now-defunct New York State Thoroughbred Capital Investment Fund pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny charges, state officials and his lawyer said Dec. 2.
High Yield, announced two weeks ago as moving to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington for the 2006 breeding season, will instead stand the Northern Hemisphere season in France.
Jerry Moss, who along with his wife Ann reached horse racing's pinnacle as owners when Giacomo won the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has something more to celebrate -- a lifetime achievement award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- By Tom Precious
A powerful New York legislator says the franchise to operate Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks should be awarded in the next six months in order to ensure the continued viability of racing in the state.
A powerful New York legislator says the Thoroughbred franchise for Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga racetracks should be awarded in the next six months in order to ensure the continued viability of racing in the state.
Calder Race Course will run its first grade I race in 2006, the Princess Rooney Handicap, one of four races upgraded to grade I status by the American Graded Stakes Committee.
Aspen Ridge, a son of Wild Again, will enter stud at Sandra and Mark Ellett's Oak Creek Stables near North Fort Myers, Fla.
Tiger Heart, who was grade I-placed in consecutive starts this year, has been retired from racing because of torn tendon in a front leg.
Millionaire Our New Recruit, a champion and group I winner in Dubai, will enter stud at Pete and Ev Parrella's Legacy Ranch near Clements, Calif
Wild Deputy, a successful sire in New Mexico, has been relocated to Fred and Linda Alexander's A&A Ranch near Anthony, N.M.
Graded stakes winner Ground Storm will enter stud at Thomas Dushas' Pegasus Farm near Dover Plains, N.Y., for a fee of $3,000.
homas H. Meeker, president and chief executive officer of Churchill Downs Inc., has been named "Business Leader of the Year" for a large business by the Louisville, Ky.-based Business First publication in its inaugural "Business of the Year" Awards.
Stakes winner Dancing Missile will stand at John Haran and Seamus Flanagan's Eagle Valley Farm near Carlisle, Ky.
Track operators pledged their support to improving the conditions of racing surfaces in the state after about 25 trainers descended on the California Horse Racing Board meeting Dec. 1 at Hollywood Park to seek the commission's assistance.
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