A New York panel has begun anew the process for awarding a commercial casino license in the state's Southern Tier region after the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Irish-bred Up and her yearling War Front filly bring $2.2 million and $800,000, respectively, at Keeneland January's second session, where average eked out an increase but median fell.
Stonestreet and Hill 'n' Dale Farms said Jan. 13 that Atreides, the multiple stakes-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro out of multiple grade I winner and young producer Dream Rush, will retire to Hill 'n' Dale for 2015.
The group that operates Monmouth Park has reached out to the owner of Atlantic City Race Course to discuss leasing or purchasing the facility in southern New Jersey.
The first reported foal for grade I-placed Make Music for Me arrived Jan. 11 at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif. The dark bay or brown filly was bred by Peter O. and Ellen Johnson.
The first reported foals by Northwest Stud Farm's graded stakes-winning stallions Duke of Mischief and Turbo Compressor have arrived in Florida.
The first reported foal of Taylor Made Stallions' Graydar, a grade I-winning son of Unbridled's Song, was born Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.
Kentucky horse racing commissioners are expected to listen Jan. 15 to a staff report on an investigation of trainer Steve Asmussen that followed allegations of horse mistreatment from PETA.
- By Ron Mitchell
Keeneland's Tom Thornbury discusses the appeal of horses that just became yearlings. Tom expands on incentives to buy a yearling, pinhooker influence, resell value, and more! Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission Jan. 12 said regulation of cobalt, a naturally occurring substance in racehorses that can have performance-enhancing qualities when supplemented, indicates decreases in abuse.
Palm Meadows Training Center, a satellite facility for Gulfstream Park, has added a standing magnetic resonance imaging unit, which it says is the first at a Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America.
The 23rd running of the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes has produced arguably the most impressive field in recent memory with its nine entrants for Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds, including Top Decile and West Coast Belle.
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- By Steve Haskin
This was a time of filled grandstands and of sound and healthy horses, most of whom were coming off much-needed vacations of their own. read blog
Aptly named Up, a multiple group stakes-winning daughter of top international sire Galileo, lit up the bid board when she was sold for $2.2 million during the Jan. 13 second session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale.
TCA's creation raised money and awareness. read blog
The Midlantic fall yearling sale, previously scheduled for Sept. 29, will now be held Oct. 6, while the Saratoga fall sale, earlier scheduled for Oct. 6, will be held Oct. 26, Fasig-Tipton said.
Brereton C. Jones' Albano looks to kick off what could be a breakthrough year when he heads the Louisiana Handicap; grade I winner Kitten's Dumplings returns for her first race since November of 2013 in the Marie G. Krantz.
Calculator's win in the Jan. 10 Sham Stakes (gr. III) adds to the legacy of the O'Farrell family's Ocala Stud. The Florida-bred son of In Summation races for longtime Ocala Stud client Richard Pell.
The NTRA, Lockton Insurance Brokers, and Burns & Wilcox Brokerage have completed development of a new jockey accident coverage insurance program for racetracks that aims to offer enhanced coverage.
In the Nov. 8 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT), Gainesway Stable's Villandry finally notched a graded win for trainer Charles LoPresti. Following a move to the barn of David Carroll, he looms Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds.
Lisa Troutt has been named to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The appointment was announced Tuesday, Jan. 13 by National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame president Gretchen Jackson.
Candy Ride continues the series of training offspring of sires, which can be found in the Jan. 17, 2015 issue of The Blood-Horse. view slideshow
Three regulatory veterinarians said Jan. 12 they support recent action by the Association of Racing Commissioners International to adopt a model rule on compounded drugs used in horse racing.
The 30th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, with purses and awards of more than $1 million for Maryland-sired horses, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at Laurel Park.
Santa Anita Park, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Sunland Park, Hoppertunity, Calculator and more! view slideshow
Savoy Stomp, an $875,000 purchase from the 2013 Saratoga Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale, could be the one to beat for Team Valor International and Southern Equine Stable in a group of 11 entered for the Lecomte.
- By Ian Tapp
Ian Tapp recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland January sale. Consignors Craig Bandoroff and Mark Taylor discuss the auction, while Keeneland's Geoffrey Russell comments on the final numbers. watch video
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale opened its four-day run Jan. 12 with mixed results, as gross fell but average gained and median remained level in a market widely described as "fair" by consignors.
Bayern, winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) who suffered a minor crack several days ago, galloped two miles Jan. 12 and may breeze at the end of the week, said owner Kaleem Shah.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas had planned to take his time with Take Charge Brandi, but the finalist for champion 2-year-old filly of 2014 has other ideas.
Centaur Gaming Jan. 12 said it is closing its off-track betting parlor in Merrillville, Ind., not far from the Illinois and Michgan borders, because of declines in business.
A selection of some of the horses offered at the Jan. 13 second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale that have noteworthy catalog pages.
Champion Blind Luck was bought back for $1.4 million when the six-time grade I winner did not achieve her reserve price at the Jan. 12 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Will the California-based 3yos of 2015 dominate the Triple Crown? J. Keeler Johnson shares his thoughts. read blog
- By Ron Mitchell
Consignor James Keogh discusses Grovendale offerings at the Keeneland January sale. watch video
Two leading personalities in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry will join an already outstanding lineup of speakers at the 2015 ThoroFan Awards Breakfast Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.
Trinniberg, the 2012 champion sprinter, was represented by his first reported foal when a filly produced from Princesspatseattle was foaled Jan. 11 at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
- By Ron Mitchell
Kerry Cauthen of Four Star Sales talks about his Keeneland consignment that includes group winner Up. Up is by international star Galileo and is in foal to War Front. watch video
Multiple grade I-placed Upstart will look to take another step forward toward his sophomore debut with a workout at Palm Meadows Training Center Jan. 12.
Team Valor International and Southern Equine Stable's well-bred Savoy Stomp will look for his first stakes win Jan. 17 in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds.
- By Claire Novak
Champion Blind Luck walks at Hill 'n' Dale's Keeneland January sale consignment. She sells as hip No. 207. watch video
Three yearlings reportedly scheduled to be sold at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sold died in a Central Kentucky barn fire just before midnight Jan. 10.
Some horses to watch at the Jan. 12 opening session of Keeneland's January mixed sale.
Victor Espinoza, the regular rider of three potential champions of 2014 as well as a gracious ambassador of the sport, won't win an Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey of 2014.
Uptowncharlybrown, a stakes-winning son of Limehouse, has arrived at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm for the 2015 breeding season.
- By Ron Mitchell
John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale Farm discusses the Keeneland January sale. watch video
The annual TCA fundraiser is expecting to see record donations from its live, phone, and online stallion season auctions and auction of non-season item.
This time last year, Hoppertunity still had 20 days to go before breaking his maiden. On Jan. 10, the colt who became a grade I winner at the end of the season continued his rise with a solid San Pasqual (gr. II) score.
Calculator entered the $100,750 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 10 at Santa Anita Park still a maiden but left a stakes winner after posting a dominating 4 1/4-length victory over stablemate Rock Shandy.
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