Calder Casino & Race Course announced that beginning June 14 it will charge rent to grooms and hotwalkers who live in dorm rooms on its backside.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness hero I'll Have Another turned in his customary one-mile gallop on the Belmont main track on Thursday, but only after evading a potentially disastrous collision with a loose horse.
Anthony Hamilton, one of the finest jockeys of the 19th century, and Planet, a dominant racehorse in the years leading up to the Civil War, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame through the Museum's Historic Review process.
Liaison, sixth in the Kentucky Derby at odds of 56-1, should find the company a little more to his liking when he returns to action in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) June 3 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
A new website dedicated to the memory of Affirmed, America's last Triple Crown champion, has been launched by Affirmed Enterprises headed by Patrice Jacobs Wolfson.
If all goes as planned, Amazombie will take the exact same path as last year when he captured the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), using the Triple Bend, Bing Crosby, and Ancient Title as springboards.
When it comes to discussing Amazombie, last year's champion sprinter, Bill Spawr starts slowly, but the tempo quickly increases and he finds it difficult to rein in his exuberance. If all goes as planned, the six-year-old California bred will take the exact same path as last year when he captured the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs, using the Grade 1 Triple Bend, Grade 1 Bing Crosby and Grade 1 Ancient Title as springboards.
Three prominent Hollywood Park trainers -- Mike Mitchell, Eoin Harty and John Shirreffs -- are participants during the Spring/Summer meet in Darley Flying Start, an international intern program for the racing industry.
Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another's training team, including Doug O'Neill, plans to run in the inaugural "Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer" on Sunday. Runners will finish the race on the dirt track at Belmont Park, crossing the finish line where I'll Have Another will vie for the Triple Crown title next weekend.
With the two favorites for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweister in Dixie Strike and Northern Passion, trainer Mark Casse holds a powerful hand for the June 3 event at Woodbine.
Former Breeders' Cup executive Carter Carnegie has accepted a part-time position on Trakus' business development team.
Unbeaten in two seven-furlong outings, Donver Stable's homebred Beeker Street stretches out June 3 in Woodbine's $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes. The Plate Trial is a prep for the June 24 Queen's Plate.
The Jockeys' Guild and the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement on a new mount fee schedule that will provide an increase in base mount fee for races run at Colonial Downs.
Godolphin Racing's Alpha will miss the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 9 after developing a fever, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Thursday.
Ed McNamara of Newsday and Todd Simmons of the Staten Island Advance earned top honors in The New York Racing Association's third annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest.
Saturday's Group 1 Derby has nine runners headed by the unbeaten Camelot, after his trainer Aidan O'Brien decided to rely on the hot favorite and Astrology.
Anthony Hamilton, a prominent jockey during the 19th century, and Planet, a dominant racehorse in the years leading up to the Civil War, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.
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Trainer Doug O'Neill said a loose horse nearly slammed into Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another during training May 31 at Belmont Park.
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A lease agreement has been reached to stand Walmac Farm stallion Successful Appeal at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina for the 2012 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Riley Tucker and Cash Refund figure to be the top two in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. The six-furlong stakes is one of three under the lights under the Twin Spires June 2.
Godolphin Racing's Alpha, who last raced in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not be entered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said May 31.
The select portion of the Magic Millions national weanling sale ended its two-day run May 31 in Australia with increases of 14.2% in gross and 31% in average price from the previous year.
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Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 Alltech Symposium, held May 21-23 in Lexington, Ky.
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