Looking back to the weekend of Nov. 21-22, when no less than five sons of Giant's Causeway were represented by stakes winners in North America.
Stretching out for the first time since returning to trainer Art Sherman's barn in October, California Chrome breezed six furlongs Dec. 19 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
His milestone was prematurely celebrated Dec. 14 at Zia Park, which had included an Arabian win in his totals.
More than $110,000 was pledged by Thoroughbred owners and trainers during New Vocations' annual Breeders' Cup Pledge fund-raiser.
Meta Osborne became the first woman to take the helm of an international horseracing regulatory body Dec. 18 when she took over as senior steward of the Irish Turf Club.
In an apparent move to pressure state officials to at least lower its mandated tax rate, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack said Dec. 18 that it wants to cut the number of Thoroughbred race dates in 2016 by nearly 20%.
The road to the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) begins locally Dec. 19 when 2-year-olds face off in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The Saturday card features two other stakes.
Coming on the heels of its successful "Saturdays at Saratoga" series, Horse Racing Radio Network announced the debut of their newest broadcast series titled "Saturdays at Gulfstream".
Tax incentives for horse owners, including an extension of a three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2016, were passed by Congress and signed into law Dec. 18.
The pre-race protocol of Thoroughbreds racing at Remington Park in 2016 will include a quick stop on a scale where their weight will be recorded and that information will be provided to the public before the race.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Hollywood/CashCall/Los Alamitos Futurity seven times, recounts the importance of the race on the Kentucky Derby trail as he attempts to get his eighth victory.
Paul Espinosa will become the full-time track announcer at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races when the 2016 meet begins Jan. 7.
Raising the bar on handicapping contests, Churchill Downs Dec. 18 unveiled the inaugural TwinSpires.com Kentucky Derby Betting Championship on May 6-7.
The 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races not only provided some of the best competition in the event's illustrious history but also cemented its position as the anchor leg of annual international competition.
Canterbury Park received approval from the Minnesota Racing Commission Dec. 17 to conduct a 69-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet.
Multiple grade I-winning mare remains on owner-breeder Harold Queen's Ocala farm while trainer David Fawkes awaits word on whether she will race at 6 or be retired to the breeding shed.
Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado was released from Memorial Regional Hospital this week to continue his recovery from six broken ribs suffered in a spill Dec. 13.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission took no action Dec. 17 on a request from the Massachusetts THA to be recognized as the legitimate representative of the region's owners and trainers rather than the New England HBPA.
Licenses for meets that begin Dec. 26 at Santa Anita and Golden Gate were approved Dec. 17 by the CHRB, but not before lengthy discussions of stabling and vanning issues.
The New York Racing Association will offer free horse transportation for all Parx runners participating at Aqueduct Racetrack from Dec. 26 through Feb. 12.
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A Florida administrative law judge has recommended South Florida-based trainer Kirk Ziadie have his racing license suspended for six years and be fined $18,000 for repeated clenbuterol violations in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the Roth family's LNJ Foxwoods will be the top sponsor of the 26th Annual Stallion Season Auction.
Boat Trip, a multiple stakes-winning son of Harlan's Holiday, will enter stud in 2016 at Running Horse Equine Center near Stevinson, Calif. The fee will be $2,500, with a no fee option.
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The Association of Racing Commissioners International on Thursday, Dec. 17 announced that its Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties and Model Rule has been updated.
Provisions backed by the NTRA that offer relief for H-2B visa employers such as horse trainers are included in the budget and tax legislation agreed to Dec. 16.
Conquest Typhoon is scheduled to make his first start since May in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby Dec. 19 at Gulfstream Park, while War Story also looks to regain form and moves to turf.
America's Best Racing, a multi-media fan development platform initiated and funded by The Jockey Club, and Breeders' Cup Limited have expanded their multi-year cross-promotional marketing agreement.
Champion Big Brown, who is enjoying a career-best year with progeny earnings of over $5.2 million and is New York's leading sire, will stand for $10,000 in 2016 at Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains.
Bob Baffert sends out Toews On Ice and Mor Spirit searching for his eighth career win in the Los Alamitos Futurity, a race that formerly was run at Hollywood Park.
Tommy Macho will try the Aqueduct inner track Dec. 19 when he faces an expected six rivals in the Queens County Stakes.
A political fight over historical racing could derail an already flagging industry.
Appollos Baby Girl drew off in the stretch to win a six-furlong maiden-claiming race by 4 3/4 lengths on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Hawthorne Race Course, becoming the first winner for Illinois-based stallion Live From Appollo.
NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance calls on tracks to work with their state regulators to make sure testing standards are up to par.
Neither has crossed the wire in front since notching their respective first graded stakes victories in the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) a year apart, but Speechify and Singanothersong hope to end that streak Dec. 19.
When undefeated 3-year-old filly Lady Eli jogged 1 1/8 miles Dec. 15 at Palm Meadows Training Center, it represented yet another stage in her courageous journey back from a case of laminitis.
The New York Racing Association has released the official logo for the 2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
Provisions tied to depreciation of racehorses for tax purposes is included in a federal tax-extender package, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Dec. 16.
Robert Junk has joined Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino as the track's racing secretary, succeeding Doug Schoepf, who retired in October after two decades at the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack.
The Ohio Derby will return to the distance of 1 1/8 miles and for the second year in a row will be worth $500,000 for its 82nd running June 25, 2016, at ThistleDown Racino in North Randall, Ohio.
Six new members will join the board of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders following the organization's annual board election Dec. 15.
A 4-4-1 vote Dec. 15 by the Texas Racing Commission meant no majority support to repeal rules for historical racing.
Stephen Got Even, sire of champion Stevie Wonderboy and 39 other stakes winners, has been pensioned from stud duty and will reside at Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky., Lane's End has announced.
Long before the 3-year-old filly crossed the wire first, she was already a winner. The $18,000 claiming race was just her third start and first in nine months, having overcome a bout with pneumonia that nearly took her life.
Development of a central rule-making process for uniform medication policies and related implementation will be the 2016 focus for the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Starting on Santa Anita Park's opening day, Dec. 26, two well-known track announcers will share race-calling duties while the track begins its global search for a permanent choice as the new voice.
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