Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. may have finished first in the Tarde de Jinetes de Campeones (Afternoon of Champion Jockeys) at Lima's Hipodromo de Monterrico Jan. 31, but he didn't bring home the $5,000 prize when he flew back to Santa Anita Wednesday morning.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Equibase Company reported Wednesday that pari-mutuel handle and purses declined in the U.S. last year, primarily a result of racing cancelled due to weather.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture placed an initial "Investigational Animal Hold Order" on Barn 1 at the Bowie Training Center Wednesday afternoon after a horse showed symptoms of equine herpesvirus.
Stakes winner Fabulous Champ, sire of 14 stakes winners, has been relocated from Idaho to Clairmont Farm near Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada.
Churchill Downs announced Wednesday that Yum! Brands, the world's largest restaurant company and parent of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's and A&W Restaurants, will become the first-ever presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
The first reported foal by grade I winner Ten Most Wanted is a filly born Jan. 20 at John and Mildred Boyce's Jonmil Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
The New York Racing Association voided a claim Jan. 28 at Aqueduct after its Horse Identification Department discovered the claimed mare--Free Dip--was actually the 5-year-old Miss Stella and had raced under the wrong name in all 27 of her starts.
- By Tom Precious
Friends of New York Racing, a consortium of industry groups and individuals that has been studying and making recommendations on the future of racing in the state, is being formally disbanded at the end of February.
Grade II winner Runway Model, one of the top 2-year-old fillies of 2004 for Dr. Naveed Chowhan, has been retired from racing and is booked to Storm Cat.
The first reported foal by stakes winner Eavesdropper is a filly born Jan. 9 at John T.L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington.
Graded winner Newfoundland's first crop includes a colt born Jan. 28 at Ann Britt's Mare Gate Farm near Finchville, Ky.
Sam Siciliano, who as publicity director at Pimlico during the 1970s and early 1980s helped bring three Triple Crowns to racing enthusiasts worldwide, died Jan. 31 in Shrewsbury, N.J., of congestive heart failure.
ReRun Inc. is putting more of its trademarked Moneigh horse paintings up for bid on E-Bay this week due to the overwhelming response by racing fans to its recent holiday auction. The current auction ends Feb. 5.
The New Zealand Karaka yearling sale concluded on Wednesday with yet another day of robust selling.
Valentine Dancer, a millionaire homebred racemare for Al and Saundra Kirkwood, has been retired from racing and is booked to Storm Cat.
Studies have shown that gastric squamous (the non-glandular area of the stomach) ulcers affect approximately 80-95% of racehorses, and more than half of the entire domestic horse population. A recent study from Murdoch University in Australia determined that omeprazole (a proton-pump blocker) is more effective than ranitidine (a histamine inhibitor) when ...
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