After months of wrangling over minor details in the contract for the 2012 live meet that begins June 2, Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement.
While the exact cause of inflammatory small bowel disease (ISBD) in horses remains unknown, a group of Dutch researchers suspect that gluten intolerance could be a contributing factor of the disease. They recently tested their hypothesis and found that gluten sensitivity in horses is a possibility.
Bet On Sunshine, who made it a habit of winning the same stakes more than once for owner David P. Holloway, was euthanized May 4 because of complication from old age.
Monsun, a four-time leading sire in his native Germany, came through with his 100th and 101st stakes winners May 6.
Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was settled into his new home in Barn D at Pimlico Tuesday morning as the focus has shifted toward the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 19.
Reddam Racing's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another was settled into his new home in Barn D at Pimlico Race Course May 8 as the focus has shifted toward the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 19.
Arlington Park continues in its efforts to promote fan education with a series of 16 "Learn to Win" seminars to be held in the track's Park area during the 2012 season that began May 4.
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Undefeated Black Caviar will return to Morphettville in Adelaide, Australia, May 12 to compete in the group I Goodwood Stakes, her final race in Australia before she heads to Great Britain for the Royal Ascot meet in June.
The top four finishers all ran winning type races. read blog
A weanling son of High Chaparral commanded the highest price of NZ$150,000 ($119,073 in U.S. funds) May 8 on the second day of New Zealand Bloodstock's national weanling, broodmare, and mixed bloodstock sale at Karaka.
Television viewership was up 2% for the 2012 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), while the share of viewers watching the race rose 6%, making I'll Have Another's victory the third-highest watched since Sunday Silence in 1989.
Jockey Robby Albarado entered a not-guilty plea in Jefferson County, Ky., District Court May 8 in connection with his arrest May 4 on assault charges.
New York State Racing and Wagering Board chairman John Sabini is the new chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, which held its annual meeting in late April.
Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns two racetracks in Ohio, said it will run full live racing schedules at both tracks for the rest of this year and possibly next year depending on resolution of a legal challenge.
Team Zenyatta reported via Twitter May 8 that the 2010 Horse of the Year is in foal to the Gainesway Farm stallion Tapit.
For Reddam the Derby victory is a splendid mix of good fortune and good chemistry read blog
There's not a vice president here that can say they started out at $57.83 a week read blog
Aptitude, a leading North American runner in the early part of the last decade for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, died in Argentina April 30.
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said May 7 it will hold another vote on proposed changes to its bylaws after its general counsel found a "flaw" in a vote taken during a special election April 30.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported net earnings of $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2012, a reversal from a $3.2 million loss during the first three months of 2011.
Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association signed a one-year contract May 2 after months of contentious negotiations.
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 Western Veterinary Conference held in February.
Dressed in a white shirt and purple tie, the colors of his silks, Reddam appeared relaxed and confident, believing his colt, I'll Have another, was ready to prove to the world what he already knew read blog
Reddam Racing's I'll Have Another boarded a van at Churchill Downs at 1:19 p.m. (EDT) Monday for the first leg of a journey to Pimlico Race Course, where his quest for a sweep of the Triple Crown will resume in the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 19. Following a flight from Louisville International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Airport scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. arrival, the 2012 Kentucky Derby champion will be provided an escort to Barn D on the Pimlico backstretch by the Baltimore City Police Department.
Grade 1 winner Toby's Corner (Bellamy Road), third in both the Grade 2 New Orleans and Grade 2 General George this year, breezed five furlongs in 1:03 over the fast track at Fair Hills on Saturday.
The New York Racing Association is under scrutiny by Gov. Andrew Cuomo like it was when his father, Mario Cuomo, was New York governor 20 years ago.
Three potential candidates for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 19 worked Monday morning over the fast main track at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission confirmed it will discuss but not take final action May 16 on a proposal for the three-year phase-out of race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another departed Churchill Downs at 1:19 p.m. May 7 and was taken to nearby Louisville International Airport for a flight to Baltimore, Md.
Joe and Fred Seitz, at Brookdale Farm, where Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was born and raised. watch video
Listen to trainer Doug O'Neill talk about Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and his plans for the Preakness the morning after their big win. watch video
NBC Sports Group announced overnight TV ratings for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were off slightly from 2011 numbers but remained relatively strong compared to other premium sports events.
Jockey DeShawn L. Parker reached a career milestone when he won his 4,000th career victory aboard Cuban Carmen in the third race at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort May 6.
The Breeders' Cup announced May 7 that Robert N. Elliston, president and CEO of Turfway Park since 1999, has been named chief operating officer of Breeders' Cup Ltd.
The Breeders' Cup announced Monday that Robert N. Elliston, President and CEO of Turfway Park since 1999, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Breeders' Cup Ltd.
A Duporth colt brought NZ$105,000 ($83,474 in U.S. funds) to top the opening day of New Zealand Bloodstock's national weanling and broodmare sale May 7 at Karaka in New Zealand.
Joe and Fred Seitz, at Brookdale Farm, where Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was born and raised. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
Listen to trainer Doug O'Neill talk about Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and his plans for the Preakness the morning after their big win. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
Evan Hammonds recaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and several undercard races from the weekend. watch video
And this latest victory also marked a notable hat-trick for the handler, with Able One, his 2007 hero, having taken the spoils in 2010 ahead of Xtension's back-to-back wins. Moore, the winning-most trainer in the Champions Mile's 11-year history, is now considering overseas targets with the game five-year-old.
Evan Hammonds recaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and several undercard races from the weekend.
"The highest of the highs," trainer Doug O'Neill said Sunday morning of the emotions that winning Kentucky Derby 138 with I'll Have Another brought.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien completed a Guineas double at Newmarket Sunday, not with hot favorite Maybe, but with unheralded 25-1 shot Homecoming Queen. Unlike stablemate Camelot, who had to fight from off the pace for Saturday's Group 1 Two Thousand Guineas, Homecoming Queen ran her rivals ragged on the front end in Sunday's Group 1 One Thousand Guineas and romped by nine lengths.
Racetracks reported an upswing in business because of the record-setting Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) program held May 5 at Churchill Downs.
Chuck and Maribeth Sandford's Take Charge Indy will undergo surgery this week to remove a bone chip in his left front ankle, an injury he sustained during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Champion Canadian sprinter Essence Hit Man earned his second victory of the 2012 Woodbine campaign when he led every step of the way to take the $168,790 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) by three-quarters of a length May 6.
Both of Saturday's Grade 3 turf winners at Belmont Park were said to be doing well at their respective barns Sunday morning, with Phipps Stable's Boisterous resting comfortably after taking the $150,000 Fort Marcy, and Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories basking in the glow of her $150,000 Beaugay victory.
It was a record-breaking 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby as a crowd of 165,307, the largest in history, gathered on a beautiful day at Churchill Downs to watch Reddam Racing LLC's California-based I'll Have Another rally to defeat favored Bodemeister and win the roses that go to the winner of America's greatest race.
Dullahan, who just failed to reach Bodemeister when finishing a neck behind in third in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, is on the fence to run in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 12.
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