Articles posted May 20, 2009

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Eddie Delahoussaye

Eddie Delahoussaye

Reflecting on the career of Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Delahoussaye.

Frankie Brothers

Frankie Brothers

Looking back on the career of retired Trainer Frankie Brothers, whose charges included Eclipse Award Winner Hansel and Pulpit.

Racinos Defied 2008's Declining Gaming Trend

Even though overall United States casino revenues dropped for the first time this decade, domestic racinos registered double-digit percentage growth in 2008, according to a report issued May 18 by the American Gaming Association.

KY Horse Industry: 'Time to Act Is Now'

KY Horse Industry: 'Time to Act Is Now'

Kentucky racetrack operators said May 20 the state's horseracing and breeding industries have reached a critical juncture, and without legislative assistance in the form of on-track gaming, the damage could be irreparable.

NTWA Elects Board Members

The National Turf Writers Association re-elected one individual to the organization's board of directors, elected two others to the board, and approved the membership for seven other individuals during its semi-annual meeting on April 30 at Churchill Downs.

'Rachel,' 'Bird' Both Gallop at Churchill

'Rachel,' 'Bird' Both Gallop at Churchill

It was a day for racing royalty at Churchill Downs on May 20 as Blackberry Preakness (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Rachel Alexandra returned to track for a gallop, and Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and a fast-closing runner-up in the Preakness, continued to show his spirit during his first gallop since the race.

Schickedanz, Peteski Canadian Hall Inductees

Schickedanz, Peteski Canadian Hall Inductees

Canada's Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced May 19 that the Gustav Schickedanz, one of North America's leading Thoroughbred breeders the past 10 years, Canadian Thoroughbred Triple Crown winner Peteski and three champion runners, fillies Alywow, La Voyageuse and Maryfield are among this year's inductees.

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