Mo Mon, a leading sire in New Jersey, died of an apparent heart attack March 9. The 13-year-old son of Maria's Mon was found dead in his paddock at Dianne Boyken's Four Winds Farm near Clarksburg.
The chairman of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation issued a statement March 29, saying that the organization takes responsibility for retired horses that previously have been rejected by other organizations.
Exclusive access to the Versailles, Ky., farm and other amenities are available at the highest of three levels within the program.
The solid gold trophy that will be presented to the winning owner of the 3-year-old that wins this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) arrived March 29 at Churchill Downs.
A Medaglia d'Oro colt became the highest-priced horse ever sold at the Goffs Kempton ready-to-run sale in England when he brought Â£130,000 ($208,001 in U.S. funds) March 29.
A proposed 2.75% state surcharge on purses on New York races was rejected by lawmakers in a last-minute round of state budget talks at the Capitol in Albany.
Florida horseman Dan Rapp has joined Walmac Farm as head of stallion nominations.
Zenyatta, last year's Horse of the Year for Jerry and Ann Moss, is no longer in foal.
Robert LaPenta is hoping Dialed In can get him and trainer Nick Zito back to the Kentucky Derby.
The NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance is the single most important initiative taking place in racing today. Read Blog
Shareholders of MI Developments voted March 29 to end the company's "dual class share" structure and turn its racing-related holdings over to chairman Frank Stronach.
Bob Baffert confirmed March 30 that he is leaning toward the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) for The Factor, but was still non-committal about what race his other Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, Jaycito, would point toward.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is caught in a vicious cycle. Racetracks' and horsemen's associations are looking for reasons to avoid paying dues to the marketing/lobbying arm of the industry. Read Blog
Michelle Nihei brings a combination of intuition and analytical skill to training, the latter a product of her academic background. Read Blog
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association signed a two-year agreement with Treasure Island Las Vegas to be the new site for the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship beginning January 2012.
If Elite Alex doesn't make the Derby, Calvin Borel is available. Read Blog
The Kentucky Equine Education Project board of directors elected Corey Johnsen March 29 to serve as its chairman of the board.
Declines in betting on horse racing more than offset gains at its card room as the parent of Canterbury Park reported a loss of nearly $1 million in 2010.
To celebrate the arrival of the recently retired grade II winner Ball Four at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center near Georgetown, Ky., the 10-year-old son of Grand Slam will make an appearance at Keeneland April 16.
Zardana, who beat Rachel Alexandra in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes at Fair Grounds in March 2010, has been retired from racing because of an ankle issue.
The Maryland Jockey Club March 29 launched the 2011 Preakness InfieldFest campaign, "The Legend of Kegasus."
The Tattersalls sales company in Newmarket, England, has launched Facebook and Twitter pages.
A group of horsemen in California has formed a new organization whose goal is to become the official representative of horsemen in the state.
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