The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Suffolk Downs have still not struck a deal on a 2011 contract.
A meeting in Louisville Feb. 25 between MI Developments chairman Frank Stronach and Churchill Downs Inc. chief operating officer Bill Carstanjen ended without resolving a racing dates dispute between Gulfstream and Calder.
An increase has been reported in Kentucky in the number of cases of fetuses and placentas submitted and diagnosed with nocardioform placentitis, a unique form of bacterial placentitis affecting late gestation mares.
A fall from a horse Feb. 21 in Germany claimed the life of Debby Malloy Winkler, daughter of prominent New York breeder and state industry leader Vivien Malloy.
Three-time grade I winner and 2009 champion 3-year-old male Summer Bird had his first confirmed in-foal mare since entering his initial season at stud at Mr. & Mrs. Ben P. Walden Jr.'s Pauls Mill Farm in Versailles.
Multiple grade I winner Devil May Care, who finished 10th in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), continues to struggle from complications of a non-contagious form of hepatitis.
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. is hoping to send I Want Revenge and Stradivinsky to Dubai for next month's World Cup night.
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The Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Feb. 25 that its executive director, Dr. Enrique Torres, will resign his current position as of April 15 to pursue other opportunities in ministry.
Penn National Gaming Inc. is in negotiations with MI Developments to unload its 49% interest in the Maryland Jockey Club.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he might scratch Crossbow from the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 26 at Gulfstream in favor of next week's Gotham (gr. III).
Millionaire Richard's Kid has repeated as Maryland-bred Horse of the Year and champion older male of 2010 in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
Jockey Eibar Coa was resting comfortably the morning of Feb. 26 after undergoing a second surgery on his C4 vertebrae, which was broken Feb. 18 in a spill after the running of the sixth race at Gulfstream Park.
Gulf Coast Farms and partners claim representatives of Fifth Third Bank engaged in fraudulent and deceptive banking practices in its dealings with the prominent Thoroughbred breeding entity.
Due to expected wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour in the afternoon, Aqueduct Racetrack will not have live racing on Friday, Feb. 25.
The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association rejected the latest proposal from Suffolk Downs on the night of Feb. 24.
Most breeders meticulously plan out every detail of breeding a mare. But sometimes things don't go quite according to plan. Suppose, for example, as breeding season approaches, the clinically breeding-sound mare is anestrus (she doesn't show an estrous cycle and, thus, she's difficult to impregnate). What now?
The University of Kentucky (UK) Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) is reporting an increase in the number of cases of fetuses and placentas submitted to the laboratory and diagnosed with nocardioform placentitis.
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