New York State lawmakers on May 24 approved a $25 million loan for the New York Racing Association, keeping the racetrack operator solvent for at least the rest of the year and avoiding a shutdown of its operations.
When the popular Downs After Dark nighttime racing program returns to Churchill Downs Friday, June 11, there will be a new twist.
Twenty-eight individuals are seeking three-year terms on the 13-member Breeders' Cup board of members and trustees, the organization announced May 24.
Donato Lanni's is the bloodstock services director for Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. But he's also the person Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert turns to when he searches for future classic winners.
Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick's Rachel Alexandra worked five furlongs in a sharp 1:00 2/5 at Churchill Downs on May 24.
Fifth Third Bank has sued another major equine entity for failure to repay loans, this time taking the action against Stonewall Stallions, farm owner Audrey Haisfield, and other entities.
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., will hold a commemorative service Memorial Day, May 31, for eight retirees that passed away in the last year.
Affluence was too much for Speed Demon (Bluegrass Cat) in the Par Four, Minutesandtouches (Rockport Harbor) finishes 3rd in his debut, and 3-year-old Afleet Express (Afleet Alex) romps in allowance company at Belmont. Read Blog
Tom LaMarra, At Large: Two days doesn't a meet make, but opening weekend can only help New Jersey horse racing long term. Read Blog
A $25-million loan proposal could keep the New York Racing Association operating through the spring of 2011.
Ron Turcotte, the jockey who swept the Triple Crown in 1973 with Secretariat only to see his career end in an accident five years later, will be featured May 30 on HRTV's "Inside Information" program.
Equine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment will be the stars at the second annual Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, is hosting the challenge to showcase the talents of its many rescues horses.
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