David J. Roberts left his post at the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering after eight years.
Candy Ride, whose son Chocolate Candy ran fifth in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be relocated from Hill 'n' Dale Farm to Lane's End Farm for the 2010 breeding season.
Longtime Chicago-based jockey E. T. Baird notched the 2,000th victory of his career when he guided John Karakourtis's Bond Street to a 2 1/2-length win for trainer Hugh Robertson in the second race July 17 at Arlington Park.
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has announced grants of $879,547 have been awarded to 86 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits.
Edward Evans' homebred Quality Road worked five furlongs in 1:01.41 July 17 at Belmont Park and is on track to make his first start in more than four months in the $150,000 Amsterdam (gr. II) at Saratoga on Aug. 3.
HorseRacing TV's weekly Breeders' Cup World Championship preview show will debut Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and the horseracing network TVG have announced an extension of their television agreement through the 2009 season.
Dr. Rodney Stewart, who was suspended five years by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for violating various medication violations including possession of cobra venom, has been granted a stay of that action until his appeal can be heard, according to a ruling by a Franklin (Kentucky) Circuit Court judge.
Stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Kiss With a Twist has been retired to Alfred Nuckols' Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky.
Saratoga purses will increase significantly based on the number of horses starting in each race, according to the new 2009 purse incentive program announced July 17 by The New York Racing Association (NYRA) for the six-week meet running from July 29 through Sept. 7.
Just days before its first yearling sale of 2009, Fasig-Tipton announced it has rejoined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA).
Steve Asmussen, currently the country's leading trainer in money and races won, was slapped with a six-month suspension and a $1,500 fine by the Lone Star Park stewards on July 16 for a positive urine test that contained a lidocaine metabolite in a horse he trained in 2008.
A Maryland harness track July 15 was denied a temporary restraining order to force TrackNet Media Group and 15 other racetracks to provide it with Thoroughbred signals.
A number of imported horses at Australia's Eastern Creek Quarantine Station are showing signs of equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4), reported Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer, Andy Carroll, BVSc (hons), MSc, Phd, Cert QA Aud.
EHV-4, a respiratory form of herpesvirus, is endemic in Australia. It is not a notifiable disease and is not a quarantin...
Two horses in East Texas, one in Jasper County and the other in Newton County, have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Humans also are susceptible to EEE, which causes inflammation of the brain. The disease is spread by mosquitoes, and measures should be taken to prevent human and animal exposure to the biting pests.
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