Less than two days past the deadline to finalize a lease agreement for Monmouth Park, negotiations have ended because of a dispute between horsemen and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
Veterinarians said the racing industry is making significant progress in identifying causes for equine injuries, and they urged patience despite persistent negative public perception in regard to racehorse breakdowns.
Jacqueline Wagner, longtime policy and regulations manager for the California Horse Racing Board, has been promoted to the position of assistant executive director.
Simon Burgess talks with John Barry, trainer of Jimmy Choux, who is scheduled to run in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile. Sponsored by AmWest Watch Video
Recovered from knee surgery this summer, grade I winner Morning Line has joined the John Shirreffs stable at Hollywood Park, according to the track's publicity office.
Looking to add a third grade I victory to cap her stellar first-year campaign, Weemissfrankie drew the rail for the $402,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) against five rivals Dec. 10 at Hollywood Park.
Lenny and Steve discuss the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male, the Horse of the Year, Frankel, the lack of leadership in horse racing, and the downgrading of the Hopeful Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm Watch Video
Michael Lakow will take over as the chief executive officer of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, it was announced in a statement released Dec. 7.
Perfect so far in 2011, Star Guitar will be seeking his third consecutive win in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 10.
Pomeroys Pistol, winner of a graded stakes at Gulfstream Park earlier this year and coming off a solid effort in the Breeders' Cup, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Dec. 10.
The 2011 Remington Park Thoroughbred meet wraps up Dec. 10 with a nine-race program headlined by the $300,000 Springboard Mile Stakes for 2-year-olds.
Trainer Graham Motion and others were recognized Dec. 6 during a luncheon at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming.
A dispute between the Jockeys' Guild and Churchill Downs Inc. over a contract continued Dec. 7, with guild national general manager Terry Meyocks offering to meet with CDI representatives "any time and any place."
Richard F. "Happy" Broadbent IV, Ellen McClain, and Josh Rubinstein, have been appointed by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America to the Equibase Management Committee.
NYRA released the stakes schedule for Aqueduct 2012 winter/spring meet, with the $1 million Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 7 the centerpiece.
Difficulty in obtaining pari-mutuel wagering pool data and detailed player data is a major hindrance to the racing industry determining the optimal price point for takeout rates, symposium speakers said Dec. 7.
Frankie Dettori, subbing for Corey Nakatani, won the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship, booting home the winner of the last leg of the Dec. 7 competition with a dramatic stretch run.
Shahrastani, who beat Dancing Brave in the 1986 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and then took the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I), was euthanized Dec. 6 because of complications from old age.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project announced Dec. 7 that it will host an online stallion season auction beginning Dec. 16. The auction will last until Dec. 22.
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that its 2011 live Thoroughbred racing season saw a significant increase in handle over the previous year.
The 13th annual Brisnet.com Handicapping Challenge Dec. 10 offers Bloodstock Research Information Services members a free opportunity to compete for a seat at the $2 million National Handicapping Championship Jan. 27-28.
The Arqana breeding stock sale in Deauville, France concluded Dec. 6 with final figures in line with the same sale a year ago, as the gross and median declined and the average price rose slightly.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club hopes to offer co-mingled international pools within 12 months.
Have you ever noticed that mysterious notch at mid-toe in the white line region (the connection between the hoof wall and sole that has no nerves or blood vessels) of your horse's foot and wondered what it is? This shallow notch comes in different shapes, sizes, and textures and might or might not extend to the outer hoof wall or up to the coffin bone...
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