Scooter Roach, one of Illinois' most successful state-breds, was retired from racing and sent to the Illinois Equine Humane Center (ILEHC) near Elgin, Ill.
The Illinois General Assembly abruptly adjourned May 7 without acting on a proposal to allow slot machines at the state's race tracks.
Tom McCarthy's General Quarters, who fought gamely to capture last week's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, is now being pointed toward the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 21.
The CTHS (Ontario Division) will be hosting its 28th Annual Awards to honor the Ontario-Bred Champions of 2009 at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada June 12.
Arlington Park president says the track will go out of business without slots.
The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously ruled April 30 it's not illegal for Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to try to determine the parties behind an organization that challenged a 2009 directive on racetrack gaming.
Hawthorne Race Course is touting legislation that would authorize slot machines at Illinois racetracks.
Jockey Nelson Arroyo was sent to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after sustaining injuries when his mount, Cause and Effect, broke down in the stretch of Indiana Downs' eighth race on April 20.
The Ohio State Racing Commission met with four representatives from Penn National Gaming Inc. April 20 to question them on the proposed purchase of Beulah Park in Grove City, Ohio.
Life At Ten, making her graded stakes debut for trainer Todd Pletcher, outfought pacesetter Jessica Is Back in the stretch drive to win the $200,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) at Hawthorne Racecourse April 17.
Eleven-time winner Jessica Is Back, coming off a nine-length romp in the Ocala Stakes at Gulfstream Park one month ago, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 17.
A barn fire at Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson the morning of April 12 resulted in the death of 13 horses and sent three stable employees to hospital.
Researcher will try to win the $1 million Charles Town Classic for the second straight year, this time for his late owner, Herman Greenberg
Barry Irwin's Team Valor International and Dave Munro's Highfield Stock Farm have privately purchased the 3-year-old filly Chantilly Nayla, who will be trained by Wayne Catalano.
The Ohio State Racing Commission is filing an appeal in a case in which it was left holding the bag for legal fees that now total more than $200,000.
American Lion ran the race his connections have been waiting for all season April 3, taking the field in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) all the way around to score by 2 3/4 lengths.
The Michigan Gaming and Control Board, which announced in early March that it would trim the state's horse racing dates by more than half, has just dealt another blow to the local Thoroughbred industry.
With trainer Ken McPeek opting to send Beautician to Keeneland, only four fillies have been entered for the $300,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) April 2 at Oaklawn Park.
Backtalk has already amassed more than $170,000 in graded earnings, which is likely already enough to secure him a slot in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) starting gate.
River Downs, which is hoping to trim racing dates to maintain purses at 2009 levels, released its first condition book March 29 and avoided being fined by the Ohio State Racing Commission.
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has ruled LetOhioVote.org submitted petitions containing more than 300,000 valid signatures, which is enough to place the issue of racetrack video lottery terminals on the ballot.
Grade II winner Composer has been relocated to Bill McGuire's McGuire Thoroughbreds near Concordia, Kan.
Absent an agreement with horsemen, River Downs will begin its live meet April 16 with a minimum purse of $3,200, the lowest in almost two decades, in yet another sign of a struggling Ohio horse racing industry.
Uh Oh Bango, winner of the 2009 Prairie Meadows Freshman Stakes, was named Iowa's Horse of the Year by the state's Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.
Mancini, a half-brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, has been moved to Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Less than two years into its slots-at-racetracks initiative, Indiana is in conflict and debate over its Thoroughbred racing and breeding programs, and how to strike a balance between them.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the National Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association announced that TVG will be the official television partner of the 2010 Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park.
Van Berg, the trainer of 1988 horse of the year Alysheba and the second winningest trainer in history, will train for owner Steve Belford.
MTR Gaming Group reported declines in revenue and earnings for 2009, but also saw improvement in these areas for the fourth quarter of the year.
Penn National Gaming Inc. said March 8 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Beulah Park in Grove City, Ohio.
Centaur LLC, the owner of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and saddled with significant debt and interest payments, has filed for bankruptcy.
Beulah Park in central Ohio is poised to be, or has been, sold to Penn National Gaming Inc., according to Ohio racing industry representatives.
Struggling with state budget cuts, the Michigan Gaming Control Board has cut scheduled horse racing dates by more than half, the state agency announced March 3.
Eastwood Dacat, a 4-year-old son of Storm Cat, will enter stud at Jeff and Deb Hilger's Bleu Valley Farm near Stillwater, Minn.
Desert Warrior, a multiple graded stakes-placed son of Deputy Minister, has been purchased by Randy Haffner for stallion duty at Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Maryland's 2010 Equine Census will be the second of its kind, the first having been conducted in 2002. The MHIB hopes to learn how the equine industry has changed.
Equinox, a 12-year-old son of Unbridled's Song, has been moved to stand at Southern Indiana Equine Clinic near Austin, Ind.
The Ohio Derby, with a smaller purse and lower grade, will be run July 31, Thistledown officials said.
Daniel Sullivan, president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, announced that Giant Oak has been selected its 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.
The first two foals by grade II winner Air Commander are fillies foaled Feb. 16 and bred by Center Hills Farm.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out three winners of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prep races over the weekend and then headed out for a 10-day hiatus.
In one of the first promotions for the Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I), Oaklawn Park, the Hot Springs (Arkansas) Convention and Visitors Bureau is printing 50,000 trading cards of Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta.
Retired trainer Hal Wiggins, who developed Rachel Alexandra and trained her early in her Horse of the Year campaign, has joined Legacy Bloodstock to assist in client relations and owner recruiting.
Jockey Lyndie Wade will be sidelined for foru to six weeks as a result of injuries he sustained during the running of the fifth race at Hawthorne on Feb. 19.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission and The Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program have announced the leading Indiana-sired and -bred performers for the year 2009.
Grade II winner Zavata has been acquired by Larry Ernst from Dixiana Farm near Lexington for stallion duty at his Foot Fall Farm near Palmyra, Ind.
Historic Windfields Farm, breeder of 361 stakes winners, will hold a liquidation sale under the auspices of auctioneer Bob Dickenson at the Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, farm Saturday, March 6.
River Downs, which anticipates further erosion of pari-mutuel revenue this year, has asked the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to consider a reduction in 2010 racing dates.
The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners will honor the 2009 state-bred Horse of the Year Ohio Horse of the Year and divisional champions at their Annual Awards Banquet to be held in May at River Downs.
The Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents' Day card at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas was cancelled following the fourth race due to cold temperatures and unsafe track conditions.
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