Kentucky's racetracks have agreed to work to secure $1 million in on-track medical insurance coverage for jockeys.
'Louisiana Legends Night,' showcasing eight Louisiana-bred stakes events, highlights a revamped stakes calendar for the 2005 Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Thoroughbred Meeting.
Louis F. Goodwin, an owner for 34 years, died Feb. 10 at his home in Glen Burnie, Md., south of Baltimore.
Sheilah Rathbun, who owned a successful breeding and racing operation near Middleburg, Va., with her husband, Henry, died Jan. 10 in Arlington, Va.
Churchill Downs Inc. announced Feb. 15 it has contracted with LRA Worldwide to help develop a customer experience management (CEM) program at its seven race tracks.
More than $120,000 was raised for Noah Grove, the son of Bowie, Md.-based trainer Chris Grove, during a Laurel Park fundraiser Feb. 13. The 5-year old was diagnosed with bone cancer last February and to save his life he underwent a through-the-knee amputation.
- By Tom Precious
With New York losing nearly $3 million a day, Gov. George Pataki Feb. 15 told legislative leaders he wants a quick resolution to a dispute that has kept casino operations from opening at Aqueduct and Yonkers racetracks.
Newbury, one of Britain's most prominent racecourses, has announced plans for a 15-furlong all-weather (dirt) course with five and six-furlong straight races and a chute for contests over seven furlongs and a mile.
Prince Khalid Abdullah's 2000 Group II Richmond Stakes winner Endless Summer was disqualified from that race at a Feb. 11 British Jockey Club hearing Feb. 11 after it was discovered the colt was technically three when winning the contest for 2-year-olds.
A record price for a broodmare offered during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale was established Feb. 14 at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington, Ky. when North Hills Management went to $370,000 to acquire grade II winner Sweet Win.
Margaux Farm, near Midway, Ky., has acquired 16 broodmares and yearlings, formerly owned by David Lange, at a Woodford County, Ky. sheriff's sale Feb. 11.
James "Mattress Mac" McIngvale's Actxecutive is in training at Fair Grounds with trainer Steve Asmussen for a 3-year-old campaign that the owner hopes will include a start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
- By Tom Precious
A New York state authority that supports Standardbred purses and breeding has lax internal financial controls, according to an audit released Tuesday by state Comptroller Alan Hevesi.
Champion sprinter Speightstown, who experienced colic problems in mid-December, is fully recovered from his ordeal and covered his first mare Feb. 14 at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
NBC will kick off coverage of the 2005 Visa Triple Crown season April 9, with the two-hour telecast of "NTRA Road to the Kentucky Derby." The show will air from 4-6 p.m. (ET) and will feature live coverage of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Wood Memorial (gr. I), and the Illinois Derby (gr. II).
Trans-Tasman super buyer Graeme Rogerson paid top price of Aus$320,000 for a strapping colt by boom Arrowfield Stud stallion Redoute's Choice (Danehill -- Shantha's Choice) during Monday's second session of the three-day Inglis premier yearling sale in Melbourne Australia.
The first reported foal by multiple stakes winner Easyfromthegitgo is a filly born Feb. 11 at La Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La.
Indiana's horse racing industry suffered a significant setback Monday as the House Public Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee defeated a bill calling for slot machines at both Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs.
Coolmore Stud has dropped the Storm Cat stallion High Yield from its Australian roster for 2005.
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