Dr. Rick Arthur, the new equine medical director of the California Horse Racing Board, told a meeting of state horse breeders Sept. 22 that he plans to hold veterinarians accountable when trainers they advise are found in violation of horse medication rules.
The strong pace continued at Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, one day after the auction house set a new world record for gross sales.
Several horse industry groups took a strong stand against legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday that would divert revenue from simulcasting to state racing commissions to fund accident insurance for jockeys, exercise riders, and other racetrack workers.
Next week's deadline by a New York state panel to offer its non-binding choice for a new operator of the state's three major Thoroughbred racetracks will not be met, the chairman of the committee said.
Arthur B. Hancock III, owner of Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., has been elected to the Fasig-Tipton Company's board.
A complete dispersal of horses owned by Roger Baines' Britton House Stud is scheduled for the Tattersalls December sale in England.
A record-high $2.5 million stakes program for the 2006-2007 meet at Tampa Bay Downs features purse increases for five of 26 stakes races, including the track's key Kentucky Derby prep races, the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) and Sam F. Davis Stakes.
Free online video race replays are now available for all Churchill Downs live facilities, the company announced on Friday.
The New York Breeders' Sales Company will hold a fall mixed sale on October 15.
A wealthy group of individuals that includes active buyers at the Keeneland September yearling sale are among those listed in the annual roster of "400 Richest Americans" released Friday by Forbes magazine.
One of San Francisco's favorite sons, Aleo can come off crustier than week-old sourdough bread. His values are old-time, rock-hard conservative, and he's not shy about displaying them publicly.
"I don't think I would have handled Lost in the Fog the way I have--meaning his training, picking out his races, and deciding not to go through the Triple Crown--20 years ago," Gilchrist said. "Experience beats everything, and the more good horses you're around, you learn how to treat them.
U.S. Reps. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Bart Stupak (D-MI) on Thursday introduced the Jockeys' Insurance Fairness Act, a bill to provide injury insurance for jockeys, trainers, and backside workers in the horse racing industry.
Quigley, a 6-year-old horse by Indian Charlie, will enter stud in 2007 at Brian and Pamela Mandryck's Breezy Knob Farm near Ava, N.Y. He will stand for $2,000.
Midas Eyes, a grade I winning sprinter who stood his first season at stud this year, will move to Kurt Butenhoff and Jamie LaMonica's Empire Stud New York for the 2007 breeding season.
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