The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is breaking its ties with Empire Racing Associates, a move that will further throw into confusion the process for naming a franchise holder to operate Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.
The California Horse Racing Board has approved a one-year conditional waiver from the state mandate for synthetic surfaces for Bay Meadows.
Carl T. Grether, who raced California graded stakes winners Crafty C. T. and Madame Pietra, died July 1 of complications from Parkinson's disease.
Unbridled's Song shook things up in a big way June 30 at Belmont Park when he sired the winners of both the Suburban Handicap (gr. I) and Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I).
Champion Macho Uno and grade I winner D'wildcat sired their first stakes winners June 30.
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will address distribution of racing content, equine drug testing, and health insurance during workshop discussions at its summer convention scheduled for July 19-22 in Williamsburg, Va.
InCompass Solutions has purchased the racing office business from IMS Racing of Billings, Mont., according to a company announcement.
A press conference will be held July 5 for the opening of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, which was created to promote the principles and ideals of Henry Clay: statesmanship, diplomacy, dialogue, and beneficial compromise.
Woodford Equine Hospital, a new equine veterinary clinic in Versailles, Ky., will hold its open house Saturday, July 14.
Eccentric captured Monday's dramatic renewal of the $240,800 King Edward Breeders' Cup (Can-II) over Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - The revolving door at Magna didn't start with Neuman. Since Stronach formed Magna Entertainment in February 2000, there have been six CEOs.
Rob Whiteley - The Proposal. Every member of the Thoroughbred family will contribute to industry well-being by immediately investing his or her own money.
Barry Irwin has purchased Jeff Siegel's interest in Team Valor and will operate the stable as its sole owner, the Versailles-based company announced July 3.
We all know about Lava Man's dislike for any track east of the Sierra Madres and west of Santa Catalina. And we know his speed figures are not exactly in orbit. And we know he hasn't been beating champions in the Golden State. But Lava Man nonetheless is a true phenomenon, and America needs him badly.
Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), figures to draw a large holiday crowd to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack July 4 when he competes in the $100,000 Wadsworth Memorial Handicap at the upstate New York track.
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