Two national organizations said Aug. 28 they find it "troubling" factions in Kentucky horse racing are opposing medication regulations proposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission but shot down by a legislative committee.
Heatseeker, a Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner, sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Surtsey won at Woodbine.
A Dunkirk colt brought $36,000 to top the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association fall mixed sale Aug. 26 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
The California Horse Racing Board's Medication and Track Safety Committee has endorsed proposed changes in race-day administration of furosemide.
Hall of Fame rider has live mounts at Saratoga and Del Mar this week
Forget struggling for words; some European handicappers struggle to give Frankel a rating. read blog
Citing uncertainty due to the scheduled end of its slots-at-racetracks program in March 2013, Woodbine has submitted a request to the Ontario Racing Commission to cancel 11 Thoroughbred Thursday afternoon programs.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino has canceled racing for Wednesday, Aug. 29, because of Hurricane Isaac and will reschedule that race card for Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Steve and Lenny discuss Frankel, the three-year-olds, fillies of summer, and interview Kenny McPeek about Golden Ticket's win. watch video
Though it is only in the discussion stages, there is a strong likelihood that all horses racing at Oaklawn Park in 2013 will undergo a pre-race examination.
Debussy, winner of the 2010 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT), has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Llety Stud in Carmathenshire, Wales
The West Virginia Racing Commission has officially scheduled a meeting for Sept. 17 to take comments from industry representatives on the use of furosemide, also known as Salix or Lasix, on race day.
- By Steve Haskin
Erika's stirring words inspired me not only to publish her story about her relationship with her father, but to briefly acknowledge something I should have acknowledged a long time ago. read blog
The deadline for trainers to register for this year's Claiming Crown is Aug. 31, Gulfstream Park officials said.
The deadline for nominations for the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award is Aug. 31.
Tom Simon announced Aug. 28 he is putting his massive North American breeding and training operations on the market.
Zayat Stables' Paynter, winner of the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, has suffered a recurrence of the illness that kept him out of the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I).
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Aug. 28 vetoed a gaming expansion measure that would have allowed slot machines at racetracks and authorized five new casinos around the state, but hinted he may approve if changes are made.
Barretts has cataloged 236 horses for its October yearling sale. The number is down 6.7% from last year's total of 253.
- By Tom LaMarra
A 10-year-old claiming mare returns home after a nine-year, 66-start career read blog
For the first Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale held in the new evening format Aug. 27, the average held steady and the median increased from a significantly smaller book.
Here's some good news for owners of horses with kissing spines: A British research team recently developed a new, minimally invasive treatment method that boasted a 95% success rate in a recent study.
Tropical Storm Isaac blew across Florida this past weekend before turning westward to threaten the Gulf coast. But so far the storm has not forced widespread horse evacuations.
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