New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is backing off plans to construct a massive casino and convention center with a Malaysian-based gambling conglomerate on the grounds of the Aqueduct Racetrack.
Acclamation, the champion older male of 2011, tops a list of 10 nominees to the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT), which will be run at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course continued its three-month growth in wagering compared to last year with an increase in total live handle of 9.3% in May.
With Belmont Park's vast oval practically to himself, Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another had his customary 1 1/2-mile jog and gallop Friday morning as trainer Doug O'Neill continued to express pleasure with the way the colt is coming into the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 9.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 338 yearlings for the 2012 July Sale of selected yearlings at its Newtown Paddocks headquarters in Lexington, Ky., an increase of nearly 12% over last year's catalog.
Rebecca (Becky) Maker has accepted a position with Eaton Sales in client services, the Lexington, Ky., company announced June 1. Additionally, she will oversee yearling preparation at Eaton Farms.
Trainer Dale Romans criticized the New York State Racing and Wagering Board's decision to establish a detention barn to house Belmont Stakes (gr. I) starters, saying regulators "think we're all crooks."
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Trainer Aidan O'Brien sought to surround Friday's Group 1 Oaks at Epsom with a five-pronged attack, and the strength in numbers approach paid dividends. His lightly-raced 20-1 shot Was made the most of an astute ride by Seamie Heffernan to spring an upset in a messy renewal, continuing Ballydoyle's hot streak in this season's classics.
Mike Ziegler, executive director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, has been named to the same post for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Turf racing has returned to Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, which reopened its seven-furlong course on Memorial Day.
Malibu Moonshine, a seven-time stakes winner by Malibu Moon, has moved to Peekskill Farm in Sharon Springs, NY, for the remainder of the 2012 breeding season. He will stand there for the 2013 season as well.
With two Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopefuls having completed their final workouts, trainers of other contenders for the June 9 classic have firmed up their plans.
Outsider Was gamely held off the late charge of Shirocco Star to win the $542,500 Investec Oaks (Eng-I) by a neck at Epsom June 1.
Mike Iavarone lived through plenty of controversy as Big Brown prepared for his Triple Crown bid. He sees plenty of similarities to connections of I'll Have Another.
Michelle Whitaker Hemingway, 28, formerly an assistant trainer in South Africa, has been hired by Team Valor International.
Officially, there will be nothing on the worktab under the name I'll Have Another. read blog
The Illinois General Assembly has given final approval to legislation that would allow slot machines at racetracks as part of a major gaming expansion.
Belmont Stakes charts since the last Triple Crown was won show that it is almost imperative to be in the top three with a quarter-mile left in the race -- and to be on the lead at the furlong marker.
Happy Mouth bit manufacturer English Riding Supply has recalled approximately 3,400 Happy Mouth Wire Mouth bits, according to an alert from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
As today (June 1) marks the official start of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, the staff at TheHorse.com took a look through our archives to find some important horse care articles, downloads, and videos that can help you prepare yourself, your horse, and your farm for the storm season.
The results of a recently completed study indicate that oral administration of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) firocoxib could benefit horses suffering from osteoarthritis-related pain or lameness.
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