Russell Baze, North America's all-time leading jockey by victories, reached another major milestone Jan. 25 at Golden Gate Fields by becoming the first to ride 50,000 races.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie announced that the main racetrack is being completely renovated along with grandstand improvements to be in place in time for the 13-week 2013 spring Thoroughbred season beginning April 11.
He's Had Enough, game runner-up in last fall's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked six furlongs over a wet-fast track at Santa Anita Park Jan. 25 in preparation for his upcoming 3-year-old debut.
Brisk trading continued Jan. 25 in the concluding session of the two-day 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale taking place in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa.
Two-time grade I winner General Quarters had his first reported foal, a filly out of Hannah's Ink, by Pentilicus born at Jim Loebig's Red Sunset Farm near Ocala, Fla., in early January.
New York Racing Association President and COO Ellen McClain announced Jan. 25 that she is resigning from her role, and board leaders said they would immediately begin a national search to find a replacement.
The event will introduce first-year stallion Boys At Tosconova, a grade I-winning juvenile, along with New York newcomers Courageous Cat and El Corredor.
Multiple graded stakes winners Calibrachoa and Redding Colliery have been purchased by Jay and Terry Adcock's Red River Farms and will stand near Coushatta, La., in 2013.
A member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament will address the end of the slots-at-racetracks program in Ontario during an 8:30 a.m. EST segment on the "Equine Forum" Jan. 26.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has suspended jockey Andrew Heffernan for 15 years after determining the young rider fixed nine races from Nov. 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.
RMTC Executive Director Dr. Dionne Benson believes data clearly demonstrates the two microgram limit is a workable threshold for horsemen.
Pedigrees don't win races, but on paper, none of the new faces to emerge so far in 2013 looks better than Elnaawi.
As far as major dental surgeries go in horses, cheek tooth (premolar and molar) extraction is the most common; unfortunately, more than half these procedures pose risk of complication, noted Edward Earley, DVM, FAVD/Eq, of Laurel Highland Veterinary Clinic, in Williamsport, Penn. He addressed some of these potential complications, ways to minimize their o...
Live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 25 was canceled because of a forecast for extreme cold, the New York Racing Association said.
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