Recent economic woes and the Thoroughbred industry's own problems have made breeding horses to sell downright treacherous. Read Blog
Eight-year-old Ten Centuries will stand in 2011 at Chanteclair Farm near Woodford, Ky.
The state Senate in New York Dec. 7 rejected a reorganization plan for the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.--and the OTB proceeded with its shutdown plan on Dec. 8.
Arqana's Deauville breeding stock sale ended its four-day run Dec. 7 in France with increases from 2009 of 23.5% in gross revenue to â‚¬16,314,000 ($21,743,000 in U.S. funds) and 10.6% in average price to â‚¬28,722 ($38,347).
Even though stud fees were lower, pregrant mares and weanlings sold at Keeneland in November didn't improve their profitability dramatically.
Images from Zenyatta's Hollywood Park retirement celebration and Keeneland appearance. View Slideshow
- By Tom LaMarra
Churchill Downs Inc. president and chief executive officer Bob Evans said Dec. 7 there are reasons to be optimistic about the future of horse racing -- but not without major changes in the way the industry does business.
Zenyatta arrived to greet 1,000+ fans at Keeneland December 6, 2010. Video Courtesy of Keeneland. View Video
Well, now that her farewell appearances at Hollywood and Keeneland have come and gone, I have discovered the Zenyatta reservoir is a lot deeper than I thought. Read Blog
- By Tom LaMarra
The pari-mutuel industry could end up with some benefits should Congress opt to use legalization of Internet poker to help fund continuation of broad tax cuts agreed upon by Republicans and President Obama.
Mambo Meister, who has recorded all nine of his lifetime wins at Calder Casino & Race Course, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 11 at the South Florida racetrack.
- By Tom LaMarra
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has adopted a $9.1 million budget for 2011 that relies less on dues from members and more on revenue from other programs.
With the future of the New York City Off Track Betting Corp. up in the air, the New York Senate returned to the Capitol to find itself in the middle of a long-standing battle between tracks and OTB corporations.
From a farm's viewpoint most new stallions today are not worthwhile investments. Read Blog
Midships, who developed into a grade I winner following two modest seasons of racing in England, has been retired from racing to stand at Haras de Saint Arnoult in France.
Many rely on our funding for basic horse care needs, while others may use the grants to build new pastures so they can expand their facilities. Read Blog
December 11, 2010 - Your broodmare is in her final months of gestation and is approaching her term. After a year of planning and preparation, you, as her owner, must be ready for what follows. Download Now
Harold Forman's Copper Crowne wows 'em in Cajun Country Download Now
Baltimore Belle, a stakes-winning daughter of Bowman's Band, was purchased by Larry Johnson for $130,000 to top the Dec. 6 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale at Timonium, Md.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) honored Jerry B. Black, DVM, with its Distinguished Life Member Award for more than 35 years of loyal service to the association.
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