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Early in 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved tiludronate for intravenous administration in horses with navicular disease. Despite being a relatively new drug used in veterinary medicine, some equine practitioners are already prescribing tiludronate for “off-label” use in horses with other conditions, such as osteoarthritis by ...
The New York Racing Association board of directors will be asked Dec. 3 to approve a 2015 budget that cuts the number of racing days at Aqueduct Racetrack by a total of six days during the track's winter and fall meets.
In perhaps the most contentious election in the history of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, trainer Rick Violette Jr. was re-elected president despite a strong bid by owner Terry Finley.
Keeneland has moved closer toward launching historical race wagering both in Lexington with harness track partner The Red Mile and on a planned new Quarter Horse track in the Corbin, Ky. area.
Irish classic winner Just The Judge became the highest-priced filly in British auction history when she sold for 4,500,000 guineas Dec. 2 during the second session of the Tattersalls December sale.
Tidal Volume, a stakes-winning son of Tapit, will enter stud in 2015 at Poplar Creek Horse Center near Bethel, Ohio.
The state cabinet that oversees the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission likely will appeal a circuit court judge's ruling that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch was improperly dismissed in November 2011.
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Champion Silver Charm was bright-eyed and settling in well at Old Friends Farm Dec. 2 following a long journey home to Kentucky from Japan.
A season to Lucky Pulpit, the sire of dual classic winner California Chrome, is among the offerings at the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stallion Season Auction being held today, Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Vertiformer, a multiple graded stakes-placed 7-year-old old horse, will begin his stud career in 2015 at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Ohio.
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Listen to Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as newly returned Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm greets fans Dec. 2. The 20-year-old champion returned to the U.S. after standing in Japan. watch video
Churchill Downs wrapped up 2014 with a double-digit decline in all-sources wagering during the 24-day fall meet that concluded Nov. 30.
WinStar Farm stallion Fast Bullet had to be euthanized early Dec. 2 due to complications from colic. He was 6.
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Adena Springs South will stand Capo Bastone, City Wolf, and Hunters Bay for the 2015 breeding season.
The New York Racing Association's projected $2.1 million surplus for 2015 will be driven by attempts to increase field size by possibly reducing the number of race dates and cutting expenses.
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Florida-based bloodstock agent Justin Casse went to 525,000 guineas (US$867,620) to secure group III winner Esentepe, in foal to Frankel, on opening day of the Tattersalls December mare sale Dec. 1 in Newmarket.
Historical race wagering at two Kentucky racetracks registered healthy increases in October versus the same month in 2013, according to statistics released by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Simulcast players in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond looking forward to betting important meetings in California and Florida this week may have to wait.
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open houses and stallion shows for the 2015 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
Baryshnikov, a stakes-winning son of Empire Maker, has been relocated to Silver Bridle Racing in Springboro, Ohio.
Los Alamitos Race Course's 12-day winter meet opens Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 21.
Officials at Turfway Park, which begins its four-month run of live racing Dec. 1, are hoping response at the entry box for the first two programs continues through December and into next year.
Leading the pack of Ohio breeders is Robin L. Murphy, who stands nearly a dozen stallions at her 80-acre Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio.
NYRA announced Dec. 1 the stakes schedule for the 2015 winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack, which will offer 23 stakes worth more than $3 million, as well as the inaugural running of the New York Claiming Championship Series.
British jockey Ryan Moore clinched the title of Longines World's Best Jockey over Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon in competition based on success in the world's top 100 group/grade I races.
Cyber Secret, a multiple graded stakes winner by Broken Vow, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Ocala-based Journeyman Stud.
STDs. They're the kind of thing many people would rather not discuss. Disease transmission through sexual contact or bodily fluids such as semen and blood is still a taboo subject, even in 2012. But the reality is that as long as horse owners continue to breed their mares to stallions hundreds or thousands of miles away--or to stallions who are in the...
Front-running La Tia, shipping in from Chicago, led all the way to earn her first grade I victory in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the concluding day of the Del Mar fall meet Nov. 30.
The first "Bing Crosby Season" at Del Mar ended successfully Nov. 30 as the four-week meeting saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California's newest season of Thoroughbred racing.
Daily purses were up 9.2% for Churchill Downs' weather-shortened fall meet, which concluded Nov. 30.
Two horses from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Dortmund and American Pharoah, paced the individual selections Nov. 30 as the first pool for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) concluded.
Swung six wide into the stretch, lightly regarded Pepper Crown uncoiled a torrid outside rally and won the $100,315 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) going away as the longest shot in the field Nov. 30 at Golden Gate Fields.
Conquest Typhoon rallied from last and caught Stormy Liberal in the final strides to score as the even money favorite in the $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds Nov. 30 at Del Mar.
San Nicola Thunder overcame a delay at the start before holding off the late rail bid from Freitag to take the $109,489 Sir Barton Stakes by a head Nov. 30 at Woodbine.
Ten-time leading Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots trainer Tom Amoss celebrated a remarkable day Nov. 29 at his home track, winning with all four of his starters.
The inaugural Gulfstream Park West meet closed Nov. 30, with Edgard Zayas and Antonio Sano taking the respective jockey and trainer titles, and Frank Calabrese and White Wabbit Wacing tying atop the owner standings.
Jockey Richard Eramia will be out a couple weeks after a mishap following the fourth race Nov. 29 at Fair Grounds when his mount, Shadwell Stable's Atoof, spooked and dumped the journeyman rider on the gallop-out.
Odds-on favorite London Tower ran away with the $131,385 Ontario Lassie Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 6 1/2 lengths Nov. 30 at Woodbine with Emma-Jayne Wilson aboard.
Top racetrack veterinarian Dr. Jack Robbins, a longtime breeder of Thoroughbreds in California and patriarch of an influential racing family, died the afternoon of Nov. 29 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 93.
Epiphaneia eagerly tracked the pace into the stretch in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30, kicked away to a huge lead as the 18-horse field charged toward the line, and won by four lengths over Just a Way.
Dual classic winner California Chrome successfully debuted over turf in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar when he defeated Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou by two lengths in a sterling performance.
Private Zone, runner-up to Flat Out in the 2013 edition of the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I), returned Nov. 29 to claim victory going wire to wire in the $753,750 event at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The undefeated Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained colt galloped to a 4 1/2-length victory without even a hint of encouragement from jockey Gabriel Saez in his first attempt to transfer his talent around two turns.
Ben's Cat produced one of the best efforts of his 45-race career to capture the Fabulous Strike Stakes for the third time in its three editions at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Nov. 29.
Twin Creeks Racing Stable's Red Rifle delivered the latest in a line of satisfying stakes scores for jockey Florent Geroux Nov. 29, winning the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (gr. II).
Squeezing through a tight opening along the rail in mid-stretch, Ol' Fashion Gal prevailed over favored Rainha Da Bateria to upset the $151,500 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.
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