Joanne Chandler, a 79-year-old trainer who maintains a small racing stable, made a long-awaited return to the winner's circle Dec. 9 at Golden Gate Fields.
Bridlewood Farm stallion Black Mambo was euthanized Dec. 9 after suffering from a severe case of EPM.
Alan Porter addresses the emerging acceptance of Mr. Prospector inbreeding--while discussing the emergence of juvenile standout Rule, whose sire Roman Ruler is a Mr. Prospector double carrier.
Gulfstream Park and Forest City Enterprises on Dec. 9 announced details for their scheduled Feb. 11, 2010 opening of the retail portion of the Village at Gulfstream Park.
- By Tom LaMarra
An expanded code of standards for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance should be ready for review and a vote by the NTRA board of directors in March 2010.
Kendall-Jackson Winery announced Dec. 9 it has sent a check for $20,000 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, reflecting the results of an online auction of items from Rachel Alexandra's 2009 racing season.
Billy Allen, who raced in 10 different countries, will stand in 2010 at Dean and Debbie Walkowski's Walkowski's Thoroughbreds near Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
Santa Anita Park announced Dec. 9 a list of five finalists for the 61st annual Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in January.
Lonny Powell, a longtime industry official who has worked on the racetrack and regulatory sides, has been appointed director of the Arizona Department of Racing. Powell, currently a consultant, will begin his new job Jan. 4, 2010.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Jockey Club Equine Injury Database has compiled statistics over a 12-month period for 84% of all flat racing in North America, but now comes the process of analyzing the data in an attempt to quantify the results.
The first 10 years of the new century have produced many superstar runners in North America. The editors have whittled down a lengthy list to what they believe to be the 12 best male runners of the decade (2000-09). Rank 'em!
Who should win the Eclipse Award as North America's top older male of 2009? Vote Now!
Trainer Philip T. Aristone earned his 1,000th victory when Delta Miner won the 10th race at Philadelphia Park Dec. 8.
Woodbine announced that betting on Woodbine's 2009 live Thoroughbred meet, which concluded Dec. 6, was up 7% over last year.
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino recently received approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for dates and post times in 2010.
Zenyatta, who garnered the 2008 NTRA Moment of the Year for her victory in last year's Ladies' Classic, may again win the favor of fans for her memorable triumph over males in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Three European-based jockeys posted one victory each to share the top spot in the 2009 Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship at Hong Kong's Happy Valley Racecourse.
Whatsthescript, a California grade II winner who placed in the 2008 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will enter stud at Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif.
Deputy Wild Cat, a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner War Chant, has been moved to Fleming Thoroughbred Farm near Wilcox, Ariz.
A large winter storm sweeping across the country producing snow and high winds has caused several tracks to cancel their race cards for Dec. 9.
There is some bad news for the sellers of young Thoroughbreds that have suffered from Lawsonia intracellularis (LI) infection, according to Dr. Michele Frazer.
Dr. Nathaniel White was inducted as the 2010 president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the organization's 55th annual convention, which ended its five-day run in Las Vegas Dec. 9.
The British Horse Society (BHS) has reported that its "Drawing the Line on Indiscriminate Breeding" campaign continues to gain momentum as more famous faces show their support and encourage the equestrian world to "Think Before You Breed." Olympic dressage rider Carl Hester is the latest well-known equestrian to show his support f...
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