News

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Jockey Apologizes for Philly Incident

Jockey Eriluis Vaz, one of two riders involved in a mounted fight during the fifth race at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack Jan. 8, has issued a public apology for what he terms "bad judgment."

Trainer O'Connell Wins Four at Tampa Bay

Kathleen O'Connell, the leading trainer at Tampa Bay Downs, won four races at the track Jan. 10, tying the record for most wins in a day there by a trainer set by O'Connell and Jamie Ness.

Strong Candy Ride Connection at Barretts

Strong Candy Ride Connection at Barretts

The Barretts January mixed sale will include 44 horses as part of the reduction of the Craig Family Trust, many of which are by or in foal to Candy Ride, a leading young sire who raced for Jenny and the late Sid Craig.

Fair Grounds to Offer Night Racing

Fair Grounds to Offer Night Racing

A new night racing experience with specialty drinks, live music by The Wise Guys, and charbroiled oysters will take place at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on three Friday nights.

NY Drug Testing Policy Halted by Court

The new policy in New York that would have allowed for out-of-competition testing has been put on hold because of a restraining order received by the Standardbred Owners Association of New York.

First Foal for Student Council

First Foal for Student Council

Grade I winner Student Council, who stands at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington, had his first foal hit the ground when a colt was foaled at Millennium Jan. 4.

Florida Tracks Submit Dates Requests

Florida Tracks Submit Dates Requests

Florida's three Thoroughbred tracks have made their preliminary filings for 2010-2011 race dates, and all have announced plans to run schedules almost identical to their current or recent meets.

Top Broodmare Amelia Bearhart Dead

Top Broodmare Amelia Bearhart Dead

Amelia Bearhart, who produced three stakes winners including two-time Canadian Horse of the Year Chief Bearhart, died Jan. 7 and was buried at the farm of her owner, Richard Maynard. She was 27.

Eclipse Photo Award Goes to Jeff Taylor

Eclipse Photo Award Goes to Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor has won the 2009 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his picture taken at the Blue Ridge Hunt Point to Point Races in Clarke County, Va. The photo appeared in The Winchester Star on March 9, 2009.

Drape Wins Eclipse Award For Feature Story

Joe Drape has won the 2009 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Enterprise category for "Despite Outcry, Derby Owners Fall Silent on Drugs for Horses," which appeared in The New York Times on April 30, 2009.

Leading Sires of 2009: Roman Ruler

Leading Sires of 2009: Roman Ruler

Aidan O'Meara, Stallion Division Manager at Hill 'n' Dale, talks with Evan Hammonds about Roman Ruler and some of his promising 3-year olds, including Homeboykris and Rule. Watch Video

Numbers Show Need for Contraction, Innovation

A report showing that for the second consecutive year wagering on Thoroughbred racing in the U.S. sustained a major hit is a sign that the industry is impacted by the recession and needs to find ways to generate more money.

Cotton Tinsley Remembered Fondly

Santa Anita-based horsemen had fond memories of the late former trainer J.E. "Cotton" Tinsley, who will be remembered during a gathering of his friends on Jan. 11 at Arcadia Golf Course. Tinsley was found dead Jan. 4

News By Topic

News By Date

PrevNext
July 2014
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Most Popular Stories

Special Offer

The Blood-Horse

Get 8 FREE issues of The Blood-Horse!

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.