Bertrando, a champion on the racetrack and a leading California sire, has been retired from stud duty after standing in 2011 at Don Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
The parent company of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia and Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Pennsylvania is the first to apply for a video lottery terminal license in Ohio.
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Commemorating the career of Eagle Time, and a giveaway. read blog
Talkin' Horses with Craig Fravel is now available for listening. Listen Now!
Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), is booked to leading second-crop sire Bernardini.
Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will conduct 146 days of racing in 2012 after the Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement by the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Dec. 20.
Southern Success, a stakes winner at 2 in his just second start, has been relocated for the 2012 breeding season to Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind.
Missing the trifecta of Strike the Gold, Miesque, and Jim Hurst read blog
A slew of horses coming out of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships in early November returned to the races in the next month, seeking redemption and perhaps a better shot at various divisional championships. read blog
Brad Kimbrell, who has served as executive vice president of InCompass Solutions since March 2009, has been named president of the company, it was announced Dec. 20 by James Gagliano, president and CEO of The Jockey Club.
Horsemen and state officials in New Jersey have reportedly reached agreement on dates and purses for the 2012 Monmouth Park meet, ending the question of whether the track would be open next year and under what circumstances.
At Central Kentucky's Airdrie Stud, which developed Harlan's Holiday and was the home of Indian Charlie, racing brilliance and physical attractiveness are important. read blog
Bering, a French classic winner who finished second to Dancing Brave in the 1986 Trusthouse Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was euthanized Dec. 16 at the Head family's Haras du Quesnay near Normandy, France.
Gulfstream Park reported average daily all-sources pari-mutuel handle of about $6.6 million during its first 10 race days in December, surpassing management's expectations for its first December racing in several decades.
Ever since the death of Olympic Champion Hickstead at a Fédération Equestre Internationale World Cup event on Nov. 5, there has been an increased amount of public interest in the secret lives of horse's hearts. Luckily, not all murmurs or rhythm abnormalities are career- or life-threatening.
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