Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has invested $3 million in a new off-track wagering facility designed to attract a broader range of customers in downtown Indianapolis.
Recap, a full brother to grade I winners Courageous Cat and After Market, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Mechanical collapse, or "sinking," of the distal phalanx (coffin bone) is a devastating complication of laminitis. Prognoses for these cases are often poor, but foot casts might improve horses' survival rates if applied early in the sinking process. Raul Bras, DVM, CJF, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's podiatry center, in Lexington...
Efforts to facilitate installation of video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks continued to quicken Dec. 22 when a public policy group that filed suit over VLTs was given a deadline to respond to motions to dismiss.
With The Factor giving way badly after setting a hot pace from the rail in his past two starts, trainer Bob Baffert was feeling better after his grade I winner drew the far outside post for the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I).
Just days after being praised by state officials for their fiscal openness, officials with the New York Racing Association were enduring a new round of criticism after revelations it had overcharged bettors on exotic wagers.
Little Mike, a three-time graded stakes winner on the Gulfstream Park turf earlier this year, returned to his favorite course after 8 1/2 months on the sidelines to win an allowance/optional claiming race by a nose.
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Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lentenor, a 4-year-old full brother to Barbaro, is slated to run in the seventh race Dec. 23 at Tampa Bay Downs. He'll face nine in the 1 1/16-mile allowance/optional claimer on the turf.
Longtime Santa Anita paddock guard John Shear, who was seriously injured while protecting a young girl from a loose horse on March 12, said Dec. 22 he would be back in action on opening day.
Juan Carlos Guerrero, the leading trainer at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, was charged with indecent assault of a female who works at the Bensalem Township racetrack and casino.
Thoroughbred Owners of California board chairman Mike Pegram has filed suit against California Thoroughbred owner Jerry Jamgotchian, alleging defamation and false light.
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Jockeys riding during Hialeah's Quarter Horse meeting have new fee schedule of $65-$105, depending on the purse.
Fasig-Tipton's Dennis Lynch promotes Thoroughbred sales while being profiled as living the 'Filson Life' in a blog post on the clothing company's website.
Relocation of its lighting system will allow Colonial Downs to offer nighttime turf races as part of its new schedule in 2012.
Bettors in North America were overcharged more than $7 million by the New York Racing Association over the past 15 months in higher-than-allowed pari-mutuel takeout rates on exotic wagers.
Prior to purchasing a yearling racing prospect at a sale, a buyer typically has a veterinarian conduct a thorough examination on the horse to ensure he is in top condition. Most of these exams include a review of radiographs, or X rays, of the horse's limbs. Historically, many veterinarians have considered lucencies (bone cysts) in pastern radiographs...
There aren't many grade I races in California that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert hasn't won, but the Malibu Stakes is one of them. He'll take a mighty whack this year with four entrants, including The Factor.
Ultimate Eagle, winner of the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) in his most recent start, attempts to run his winning streak to five races when he takes on a strong field in the $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.
Julian Logan "Buck" Wheat, Churchill Downs' Director of Horsemen's Relations long known as the "Mayor of the Backside" at the home of the Kentucky Derby, died Dec. 21 of complications from injuries suffered in a fall
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Longtime Louisiana jockey Martin Brown, 67, officially retired from the saddle with a race named in his honor during the Dec. 17 Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds.
Tampa Bay Downs will provide a free shuttle for horses from Calder Casino & Race Course to Tampa Bay Downs starting Saturday, Dec. 31, and continuing each Saturday through the current meeting.
The New York Racing Association has lowered the takeout on Trifecta, Superfecta, Grand Slam, Pick 3, Pick 4, and Pick 6 wagers.
The third and final phase of the dispersal of horses owned by the late Carl Lizza's Flying Zee Stable will be held Jan. 21, 2012, at Lizza's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.
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Boys At Tosconova, winner of last year's Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) and second to Uncle Mo in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), continues his comeback in an optional claiming allowance feature at Gulfstream Dec. 23.
Portland Meadows received approval from the Oregon Racing Commission to greatly alter its traditional racing schedule by switching from winter to summer racing.
On-track patrons at Santa Anita Park this season will be able to bet via mobile phone wagering application, the track announced Dec. 21.
Unbeaten graded stakes winner Elusive Bluff will stand in 2012 at E.A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif., for $1,000 stands and nurses.
Golden Gate Fields reported Dec. 21 that the Northern California track enjoyed double-digit percentage increases in daily on-track handle and on-track attendance during the 2011 fall meeting.
Repent, who began his stallion career at John Sykes' CloverLeaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., will stand in 2012 at CloverLeaf, where he will join his newly retired son, Crown of Thorns, at stud.
Paul Kemling, a leading Nebraska breeder/owner whose runners included Nebraska Hall of Famer Amadevil, died Dec. 15 at the Grand Island Veterans Home near Grand Island, Neb.
Indiana will offer 125 days of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in 2012 under schedules recently released by Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Downs.
TVG has added Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., to its winter lineup and will televise the 2012 Oaklawn meet beginning Jan. 13.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will try a promotion that has been successful at other racetracks when it holds a starter allowance tournament scheduled to begin in March 2012.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Dec. 20 officially announced separate deals for the continuation of live racing at Monmouth Park and Meadowlands in 2012.
The Belmont Child Care Association, a non-profit corporation, has received a donation of $150,000 from Thoroughbred owners Gretchen and Roy Jackson.
Maryland racing industry officials already have scheduled their first meeting to devise a long-term strategy for live racing in the state beyond 2012.
Darley stallion Admire Moon will stand in 2012 for 4 million yen, approximately $51,000.
Like the old saying goes (or similar to it), you can lead a horse to an electrolyte replacement fluid but you can't make him drink. As most equestrians know, balancing a horse's electrolyte and fluid intake with the sweat they produce during exercise is an ongoing challenge.
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