People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it will "go away" if horse racing addresses its medication issues, and industry officials who have been trying to do just that suggest progress is evident but not recognized.
In the absence of an American runner in the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), U.S. racing fans can certainly unite behind Ron the Greek in the world's richest horse race.
- By Steve Haskin
The Florida Derby was Holy Bull's breakout performance. read blog
In Tune, yet to be headed in her two prior starts for trainer Todd Pletcher, faces her toughest challenge yet when she clashes with seven other promising 3-year-old fillies in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) March 29.
In the $200,000 Pan American Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/2 miles at Gulfstream Park March 29, Ken and Sarah Ramsey will send out the pair of Admiral Kitten, trained by Mike Maker, and Charming Kitten, trained by Todd Pletcher.
Santa Anita Park will soon have a new president in Tom Ludt, the former chairman of the Breeders' Cup, after longtime executive George Haines was selected to head Southern California's offtrack wagering facility network.
Decisive Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) winner Untapable takes the next big step to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) trail when she faces four others in the May 29 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Medicean Man (Orange #10), Zee Bros (Orange #12), Joshua Tree (Red #5), Flotilla (Blue #5), Side Glance (White #14), Berlino Di Tiger (Orange #5). Watch Video
Classic winner Palace Malice will try to keep his fast start to the 2014 season going when he faces an accomplished field as the highweight in the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) March 29 at Fair Grounds.
A historical look at the UAE Derby (UAE-II). view infographic
Kiaran McLaughlin knew he was taking a risk when he decided to bypass the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth with Holy Bull winner Cairo Prince; now the colt has little margin for error on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
Intense Holiday has drawn the rail post position as the 2-1 morning line favorite for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 29 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Trainer Nicholas Bachalard talks about Ron the Greek, who runs in the Dubai World Cup. Watch Video
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Brightline (#1 Blue), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), Toast of New York (#15 Pink), Blazing Speed (#1 Yellow), Dunaden (#7 Green), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), and more. Watch Video
The New York State Gaming Commission and The New York Racing Association March 26 announced enhanced security measures for horses competing in the April 5 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino will serve as host for the next two Eclipse Awards ceremonies in January 2015 and 2016 under an agreement with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced March 26.
Ruler of The World, last year's Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor, is the early favorite for the Emirates Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29 following the post position draw for the $10 million race.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic
NBCSN will cover four elite Thoroughbred prep races over the next two weekends leading into NBC Sports Group's exclusive coverage of the Triple Crown races, it was announced March 26.
Industry should address PETA allegations with tighter controls on meds, banning abusers, and promoting true horsemen. read blog
A survey of more than 800 people conducted by HorsePlayerNOW.com, a fan education website that hosts the weekly "Night School" program, indicates a strong belief that racehorses are well cared for in Thoroughbred racing.
Keeping aging equids comfortable and sound is a top priority (and, often, a challenge) among senior horse owners. To help their older horses along, many owners reach for one or more of the available supplements designed to alleviate joint issues. But just how effective are these products?
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has named Dr. Nat T. Messer IV and Christopher Scherf to its board of directors.
Briana Mott, owner of Fashion at the Races, has been named director of client relations by Team Valor International President Barry Irwin.
Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Joel Rosario has been named recipient of the 6th annual Bill Hartack Award, the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation announced March 25.
Zayat Stables has terminated Steve Asmussen and moved all 12 of its horses that were previously in the trainer's care following an internal investigation on the PETA report and video that was published in the New York Times.
An initiative to be known as "Destination Europe" has been launched to attract top-level investment into European horseracing.
Trainer Jamie Osborne talks about his charge, Toast of New York, a Kentucky-bred son of Thewayyouare, who runs in the UAE Derby. Watch Video
Trainer David Marnane talks about Elleval, who runs in the Godolphin Mile, and Jamesie, who is entered in the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Watch Video
New England horsemen voice their support for the proposed $1.3 billion Mohegan Sun casino development at Suffolk Downs at a public hearing March 25.
A guest blog from Mandy Haskin responding to the Steve Asmussen-Scott Blasi furor. read blog
Ralph Wilson Jr., who bred the spectacular winner of the 1991 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Arazi, has died at age 95. Wilson also campaigned Jim French and West Coast Scout.
Grade I-winning millionaire Kicken Kris has been turned into a fox hunter and event horse under the tutelage of Jane Sleeper in Pennsylvania. read blog
Larry Jones has just about had enough of Todd Pletcher. And if Pocho's Dream Girl had any idea what Pletcher has been doing to her sons, she would be incensed as well. read blog
United States-based sprinter Berlino Di Tiger might be an outsider for the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) March 29 on the Dubai World Cup card, but his connections are expecting a top effort.
Trainer Tom Albertrani plans to be on hand at Meydan March 26 to put the final touches on preparations for West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse, who is aiming for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29.
Morning training at Meydan on March 25, including Ambivalent (#1 Green), Joshua Tree (#5 Red), Red Cadeaux (#10 White), Rich Tapestry (#8 Gold), Dank (#2 Yellow), Shea Shea (#11 Orange), and more. Watch Video
Trainer Seth Benzel said he is "really happy" with the progress of Zayat Stables' stakes-winning sprinter Zee Bros has shown during the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
Morning training at Meydan on March 25, including Mount Athos (#15 Green), Amber Sky (#3 Orange), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), Catcall (#6 Orange), Akeed Mofeed (#2 White), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), and more. Watch Video
A historical look at the Louisiana Derby (gr. II). view infographic
A historical look at the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I). view infographic
The Dubai World Cup is quickly approaching. Many of the world's best are likely entrants for the March 29 Dubai World Cup race card. Here are my thoughts on the Dubai World Cup races. read blog
After shipping in from Saudi Arabia, Emirates Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) hopeful and American grade I winner Ron the Greek was out at Meydan for a light canter March 25.
Photos from Turfway Park, Sunland Park, Australia, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and more. view slideshow
With three weekends of major prep races left before the Kentucky Derby, here's our survey of where dozens of contenders and pretenders are going next, listed in order of their Kentucky Derby points. Over 80 horses are listed.
When it comes to equine axillary wounds—those that damage the space between the inside of the upper limb and the body wall—the part you can see on your horse's skin might be the proverbial tip of the iceberg: Apparently minor wounds can cause some serious problems under the horse's skin. And veterinarians need to know what to look for ...
It's not often that the connections of a one-horse consignment lead over a sale topper at public auction, but that's exactly what happened to Hoby and Layna Kight at Fasig-Tipton's Florida sale March 24.
Zayat Stables intends to move all its horses from trainer Steve Asmussen.
"Paul Braverman said, 'Do you have any Derby horses this year?' and I said, 'Paul, this is our Derby horse.' " -- Kiaran McLaughlin on Cairo Prince.
The late nomination period for the classic races of the 2014 Triple Crown concluded late March 22 with 10 additional 3-year-old Thoroughbreds added to the roster of horses eligible to complete in this year's classic series.
Did the Sunland Derby and Spiral Stakes shake Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen this week? You may be surprised, read and find out! read blog
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