Retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has been selected by the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as its 2016 Honor Guest. McCarron will be honored by the TCA at its 85th testimonial dinner at Keeneland Sept. 25.
In conjunction with opening its new corporate office in Boynton Beach, Fla., Encore Racing Based Games (RBG) has changed its name to Exacta Systems.
After winning his maiden debut by 10 1/4 lengths May 28 at Pimlico Race Course, Recruiting Ready is scheduled to ship west for the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) July 2 at Churchill Downs.
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Charles "Chuck" and Maria Borell with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky.
#KyDerbyKids—the social-media initiative where the sons and daughters of trainers who had horses in the 2016 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) tweeted about their experiences—is expanding to include kids connected to 2-year-old runners.
When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation.
It is the latest in a series of five bottles depicting Breeders' Cup winners, and each bottle is available for a $400 donation to benefit Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm.
The Jockeys' Guild and Kentucky tracks hope to take a big step forward this year in rider concussion protocol.
The interactive catalog for Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s July selected horses of racing age sale is now available online.
AAEP Racing Committee presented at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at Keeneland.
Respected equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said reduced use of a specific corticosteroid has contributed to the reduction in catastrophic breakdowns.
As additional supplies arrived, some of the 43 horses abandoned on a Kentucky farm were relocated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility near Lexington.
Mary Beth Woods of Shreveport, La., submitted the winning entry of Southern Phantom in a name-the-foal contest offered exclusively at BloodHorse.com.
Analysis of the Equine Injury Database suggests improvement in some risk factors may have played a role in the decline in the number of catastrophic injuries per 1,000 starts in dirt races from 2014 to 2015.
Six of the 43 horses housed at a farm in Central Kentucky will be moved so they can get more focused care, a Kentucky official said the morning of June 28.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Kentucky, Off Track Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the event held Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park, and include access to seminars, competition, demonstrations, and the finale.
Louisville-based Horsemen's Track and Equipment Inc. is accepting applications through July 31 for its second annual Steve Greene Memorial Scholarship.
The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America is seeking nominees for is White Horse Award, presented annually to an individual who has done something heroic on behalf of human or horse.
As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.
Updates on the Equine Injury Database and compounded medications are part of the agenda for the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at the Keeneland sale pavilion in Lexington.
Jockey Channing Hill was all smiles the morning of June 25 for a good reason. The 28-year-old native of Grand Island, Neb. scored his 1,000th career win the previous day aboard Shut the Gate in the eighth race at Churchill Downs.
A computer glitch linked to United Tote resulted in more than $100,000 in bogus wagers pouring into a daily double pool in late April at Plainridge Park, a Massachusetts Standardbred track.
Weather played havoc with Churchill Downs’ twilight card of June 23, with the first race delayed and then the final race cancelled after severe thunderstorms moved through the Louisville, Ky., area.
Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd on June 23 granted sanctioned owner-trainer Otabek Umarov a stay in his 10-year suspension until an administrative hearing is conducted or until the court can rule on a temporary injunction motion.
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., has elected three new members to its Board of Directors.
Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd plans to issue a ruling in the next day or two on a request for a stay by suspended owner/trainer Otabek Umarov.
Uncle Mo's remarkable start at stud begs the question of whether he has been the most successful first-crop and second-crop sire ever in North America.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced June 21 the committee structure and members for the upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.
Jockey Ovie Scurlock, who rode in three Kentucky Derbys and rode Coaltown for Calumet Farm and trainer Ben Jones, died earlier this month at 97.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Off Track Thoroughbreds
The Retired Racehorse Project and Thoroughbred Charities of America June 21 jointly announced that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium this fall.
Discreetly Mine is the sire of eight black-type performers from three crops of racing age sired during his time at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on June 28 will be streamed live, officials said. The event will be held June 28 at Keeneland in Lexington.
Central Kentucky sire Stormy Atlantic gained his 100th black-type winner June 17 when Tahanee won the Omega (Arg-III) at San Isidro in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Mike Moreno of Southern Equine Farm will donate $5,000 to the Racetrack Chaplaincy of Saratoga in the name of the person whose suggestion is picked as the name of Moreno's Bodemeister colt.
Keeneland will offer a $5.275 million stakes schedule for its 2016 fall meet, including eight graded events that are part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge schedule.
Untapable, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2014, has been retired, owner Ron Winchell of Winchell Thoroughbreds said June 19.
Joseph Sutton's Bradester fired his best shot June 18 to earn his first grade I victory in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Nelson McMakin's Pleuven, a French-bred gelding who was a close second in the Opening Verse Stakes May 21 in his Churchill Downs debut, stepped up big time with a victory in the $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (gr. IIT) at the Kentucky track June 18.
Paid Up Subscriber, a daughter of Candy Ride, wins Churchill Downs' Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) by three lengths over Brooklynsway. Champion Untapable runs fourth.
Winchell Thoroughbreds, Three Chimneys Farm, and Besilu Stables' Gun Runner was a dominant winner over four other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 18 at Churchill Downs.
Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson guided Street Thunder, owned by Tom Grether Farms and trained by Kellyn Gorder, to a victory in the fifth race at Churchill Downs June 17 for the first victory of her career.
On the night of June 18, Effinex will continue the ride of a lifetime for breeder and veterinarian Dr. Russell Cohen when he competes in $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
The 35-year-old program at the Kentucky Horse Park offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all ages. The halters are part of the silent auction in CKRH's annual gala fundraiser, Night of the Stars.
Industry efforts to change how threshold levels for tax reporting and withholding on winning pari-mutuel wagers are defined continues to pick up momentum in Washington, D.C.
The graded stakes-winning son of Candy Ride makes his first start since a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Should his performance at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening be a good one, trainer Roger Brueggemann would send the horse to Arlington once more for a defense of his Arlington Million (gr. IT) title.
Class Racing Stable is suing Breeders' Cup over its handling of the entry of Holy Lute in last year's world championships.
Lady Aurelia was incredibly impressive in her second start, winning the five-furlong Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot, on ground probably not to her liking.
Former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch does not accept a May ruling by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that calls for a nine-month suspension for his handling of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
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