Negotiations on a lease agreement between the management of Suffolk Downs and officials of the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain on track, contrary to a published report.
The departure of the executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project is apparently related to changes in staffing and expenditures as it refocuses its efforts away from trying to get legalized casino gambling.
California racing officials have identified a connection in the sudden death of six horses with trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in their systems, the state horse racing board was told Dec. 18.
New York attorney Karen Murphy says the NYTHA board should not be investigating itself regarding a protest about how a November election was conducted.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I). read blog
Remembering the people and horses that left us in 2014. View Slideshow
The industry's Racing Medication and Testing Consortium plans to reorganize its own Scientific Advisory Committee but does not plan to merge with the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International board has selected five initial members for its new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee.
Four horse industry veterans will share their experiences as part of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's second annual educational symposium Feb. 3.
Claire Novak and special guest Ellis Starr of Equibase preview the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) featuring Dortmund, Mr. Z, and Firing Line. Watch Video
EquiLottery and AmTote announced a newly formed strategic relationship Dec. 18 that will make AmTote the preferred tote provider for EquiLottery.
Some equine diseases come and go with little impact on the horse industry as a whole. Others affect only local or state industries when they rear their ugly heads. But when a disease has the potential to shutter the global horse breeding industry, controlling it becomes crucial. One of those diseases is equine viral arteritis (EVA). Fortunately, veterinar...
The catalog for the Barretts 2015 January Mixed Sale, featuring 335 head to be auctioned Jan. 26, is now online and will be mailed later this week.
The 2015 racing season, which begins Feb. 7, brings changes to Rillito Park in Tucson, Ariz.
Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle, which he wore upon the back of the famed champion, is among the rare Seabiscuit memorabilia being offered as part of the Lelands.com sports catalog auction.
Likely 3-year-old filly champion Untapable and multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate Tapiture are busily preparing for their 4-year-old campaigns after arriving Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reported Dec. 18 a total of 47 rulings for positive tests for prohibited substances or substances over threshold levels at the 2014 Indiana Grand race meet.
Trainer Bob Baffert, who won the Hollywood/CashCall Futurity a record six times at Hollywood Park, has a chance to add to the total with the undefeated Dortmund in the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20.
Trainer David Wells pleaded guilty in a state court Dec. 16 to rigging races by administering drugs to horses on race day at Penn National Race Course.
Lenny Shulman sits down to ask Old Friends Farm founder Michael Blowen how he became interested in horse racing. Lenny also comments on Kentucky Derby prep implications with Keeneland's move of the Blue Grass Stakes. watch video
- Breeding, International, Sales, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
A reference to the public sales results for progeny of North America's leading commercial Thoroughbred stallions. Download Now
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association board of directors has a four-part plan to address an objection of its November election results by presidential candidate Terry Finley.
New York state, in its greatest expansion of gambling, has selected three winning bidders to operate full commercial casinos in separate areas of the state but rejected proposals by Genting Americas and Churchill Downs, Inc.
The 2015 Canterbury Park Thoroughbred stakes schedule is comprised of 24 races and $1.825 million in purses, officials announced Dec. 17.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino recently completed its 120-program meet, which included Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing, with final numbers showing an increase in daily simulcast handle as well as total on-track wagering.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 17 that James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected as president of the organization.
A post-sale blood test with zero tolerance for anabolic steroids will be an option offered to buyers at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in January.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Racing, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic
A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed by the United States Senate late Dec. 16.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has asked that the industry's Racing Medication and Testing Consortium be merged into a new RCI scientific advisory board.
The Illinois Racing Board is scrambling to cope with a huge civil judgment against the state's harness tracks that probably will push them into bankruptcy and threatens to impact Thoroughbred operations.
The NYTHA election has raised a number of concerns. read blog
Stratton is the daughter of Lane's End owners William S. and Sarah Farish. A memorial service will be held Dec. 18 in Houston.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has updated its Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties and Model Rule Update.
Longtime Florida owner and trainer Gary Caple died Dec.14 in Oldsmar, Fla. after a long illness. He was 60.
Churchill Downs Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Big Fish Games (Big Fish), one of the world's largest producers and distributors of mobile and online games.
Online voting is now open at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association website for the 16th annual Moment of the Year.
Assuming I have a vote, I will select California Chrome as Horse of the Year on my Eclipse Award ballot. read blog
The West Virginia Racing Commission, as part of an investigation into a head-on collision during a Dec. 13 race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, said it will look into funding to pay for an independent review.
As part of the 2015 Eclipse Awards Week-long events, ThoroFan will honor an industry favorite at its third annual awards breakfast sponsored by Red Brand Fence Co. Jan. 16.
Hong Kong, Los Alamitos, Japan, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Sunland Park & more! view slideshow
Using Cervical Cerclage to Manage Cervical Incompetence in Pregnant Mares. Download Now
Chris and Lynne Boutte's Eagle's View Farm soars. Download Now
Brown's Thoroughbred Farm raises runners. Download Now
An investigation into a head-on collision that led to the euthanization of a horse after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Dec. 13 didn't result from malfunction of an on-track warning system, officials said.
Kate's Event, winner of the 2013 Tiznow Stakes at Hollywood Park, will begin stallion duties in 2015 at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula, Calif.
Darley in Australia has purchased Brazen Beau, one of Australia's best 3-year-old sprinters, and plans to launch his stud career during the 2015 Southern Hemisphere season.
Calumet Farm has set the 2015 stud fees for its roster of stallions, including regional and foreign-based sires.
The $1 million Twinspires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) will be supported by 13 other stakes worth an additional $2.3 million when racing moves to the main track April 1 for Aqueduct's 19-day Spring Showcase meet.
Several provisions that impact the horse industry, including maintaining a ban on horse slaughter, were included in the omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress Dec. 13.
News By Topic
News By Date
Most Popular Stories
- KY Derby Winner Thunder Gulch Pensioned at 23
- Texas Red Set for Super Return in San Vicente
- Palace Malice Sustains Minor Foot Bruise
- Euro Exchange Tops Finale at OBS Winter Sale
- Upstart is Uplifting for Joanne Nielsen
- Majestic Affair, Lindisfarne Win at Laurel
- 82 Supplements to F-T Winter Mixed Sale
- Soumillon Scores Group II Double at Meydan
- Ties Atop TJC's Experimental Free Handicaps
- Final Call for Taylors of Seattle Slew Fame
Don’t miss a minute of the action...with 8 FREE issues of The Blood-Horse. And if you like them, you can continue with a full year of issues and get the next edition of the Stallion Register, plus complete coverage of the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup World Championships. Click here to learn more.