Sci Fin Kin, dam of grade II winner Pretty Unusual, tops the Jan. 23 Barretts January mixed sale. The auction's average rises 14.2% over last year's figure.
State racing regulators in New York are expected to give final approval to a new rule requiring race-day blood alcohol content testing of Thoroughbred jockeys at the board's Jan. 25 meeting.
The ability to fill a greater number of higher-level races in December has led Turfway Park to trim some stakes toward the end of its 2012 winter/spring meet to meet the purse budget.
Prairie Meadows announced Jan. 23 the appointment of Fred Hutton as racing secretary for the 67-day meet that runs April 20-Aug. 11.
Shannon Hahn of Double L Equine Rescue and Sanctuary tells the story of Xatra, aka "Officer Isaac." From needing the law to becoming the law, Xantra overcame injuries due to neglect and now serves as a New York police horse. read blog
The board of directors of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders voted to donate $10,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Lexington-based Horse Racing Radio Network will offer live broadcast of the $1 million Charles Town Classic April 14 from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Golden Gate Fields has been passed over for selection as the preferred site for a second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Bay Area.
Four Eclipse Award winners are among the international cast of horses nominated to the $27.25 million Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 31.
NBC Sports Group picked up the contract to televise the Breeders' Cup beginning in 2012 in a four-year deal that gives it a monopoly on coverage of all major racing events.
A daughter of Tale of the Cat became the highest-priced horse sold so far at the William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale when she brought Aust$120,000 ($125,725 in U.S. funds) Jan. 23.
A dispute between the Jockeys' Guild and Churchill Downs Inc. has been resolved with the racetrack operating company agreeing to a contract with the jockeys' organization.
Orfevre, winner of Japan's Triple Crown, fell one vote short of being a unanimous choice for the Japan Racing Association's Horse of the Year title for 2011.
When considering viral respiratory infections in horses, a common assumption among veterinarians is animals are infected with either influenza or rhinopneumonitis (a respiratory condition--mostly of young horses--caused by equine herpesvirus). However, another viral infection--equine rhinitis--is commonly responsible for respiratory disease outbreaks. And...
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