Hermen Greenberg, breeder of 1993 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Colonial Affair, died Feb. 28.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is having a hard time getting its 2010 meet under way.
Trainer David Matthew Taylor died Feb. 26 at his Oxford, Pa., home.
New York lawmakers have given approval to move the state's equine drug-testing laboratory from Cornell University to Morrisville State College. The Senate and Assembly both approved the move March 1.
Breeders' Cup Mile winner's battle with laminitis nearing a happy ending; may be discharged as early as next week.
5-year-old Richard's Kid was named Maryland-bred horse of the year for 2009. Other winners include three runners sired by leading Maryland sire Not For Love.
Safe in the U S A, an 11-year-old son of Gone West out of champion sprinter Safely Kept (by Horatius), has been relocated to New England Stallion Station near Fitchburg, Mass.
The Maryland Millions will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. The one-day stakes program restricted to Maryland-sired horses offered $1.23 million in purses in 2009.
Owner's Virtual Stable, powered by Equibase, will e-mail owners when their horses are entered and include links to overnights, past performances, and other products for purchase.
In a major sign the Aqueduct video lottery terminal project could be in jeopardy, Gov. David Paterson is no longer counting on the winning bidder to supply the cash-starved state with $300 million by March 31.
Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack has moved the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) to late September in an attempt to make it a final prep for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
When Bob Hutt formed Fantasy Lane Stable in honor of his late father he never thought it would result in four stakes performers in four consecutive years.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will begin its 10-month racing season March 1 with a condensed stakes schedule and new wagering options.
Aqueduct, which had already canceled live racing for Friday, Feb. 26, has also canceled the Saturday, Feb. 27 card, citing snow and wind from a major winter storm that has blasted the Northeast.
Due to forecasts that call for snow and wind, live racing has been canceled at Aqueduct for Friday, Feb. 26.
Live racing Casino at Penn National Race Course for Thursday night, Feb. 25, has been canceled at Hollywood as the Mid-Atlantic region is being hit by its third major snowstorm in February.
A new member of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has been approved by the state Senate, but not without the usual dose of partisan wrangling at the state Capitol.
A Feb. 23 meeting of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill, who was ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, was postponed until sometime in March.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey is reworking its 2010 budget, but in a Feb. 19 letter to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, the organization took issue with the governor's veto of the budget.
The trial of owner-breeder Ernie Paragallo on animal cruelty charges began Feb. 23 in Greene County Court in Catskill, N.Y., about 20 miles south of Albany.
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his veto power to scrap budgets for the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey and Standardbred Breeders and Owners Aassociation of New Jersey.
John's Call, a grade I winner and millionaire for Douglas Joyce, was euthanized Feb. 18 at trainer Tom Voss' farm near Monkton, Md.
The first reported foal by Miracle Man is a filly born Feb. 17.
The first reported foal by multiple graded stakes winner Marcavelly is a colt born Feb. 11 at John Burness' Colebrook Farms near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.
Under scrutiny for his decision granting a contract to Aqueduct Entertainment Group to operate video lottery gaming at Aqueduct race track, New York Gov. David Paterson on Feb. 16 released documents related to the contract.
Former TDN and Executive Bloodstock Management analyst will oversee all financial and stallion operations for Zayat Stables effective immediately.
A leading Thoroughbred owner ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has sold many of his horses and said he "doesn't mind getting out" of the business given the politics.
Greenspring made it a perfect 3-for-3 at Laurel Park, as he came from just off the pace and collared Digger in mid-stretch to take the $150,000 General George Handicap (gr. II) in track record time Feb. 15
The New York Racing Association announced Feb. 15 that Anthony J. Bonomo has been appointed by the New York State Senate to NYRA's board of directors.
Chuck Harris, the newest member of the Northview Stallion Station team, will take the reins as farm manager at the operation's Pennsylvania farm near Peach Bottom.
Stormy Shay, whose broodmare sire is Seattle Slew, triumphs at Aaqueduct.
As Laurel Park digs out from a pair of massive snow storms, the Maryland Jockey Club will run four stakes races Presidents Day, including the General George and Barbara Fritchie Handicaps (both gr. II).
Track needs to clean up after massive snowstorms in Central Pennsylvania.
Asks New York state inspector general's office to look into the bidding process.
Two major snowstorms in less than a week led Charles Town Races & Slots to cancel live racing through Feb. 14.
Head of state lottery not certain AEG can meet conditions imposed by New York state.
Barbara Fritchie (gr. II) and John B. Campbell Handicaps moved to Feb. 15.
The Massachusetts superior court overturned a decision by the state's racing commission to suspend trainer Sherryl Meade's license based upon a post race urine containing cocaine.
Due to high winds and continued snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic region, Aqueduct, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, and Charles Town Races & Slots have canceled their live racing cards for Thursday, Feb. 11.
Maryland Jockey Club's properties now set to be sold Feb. 23
Michael Burns won two Eclipse Awards for outstanding photography
Horse owner Ahmed Zayat and trainer Mike Mitchell said Feb. 9 that the horse Thorn Song, for whom Zayat Stable received an insurance payment, is still alive in California.
With another 10 to 20 inches of snow expected in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas by the evening of Feb. 9, the Maryland Jockey Club has cancelled live racing at Laurel Park for Feb. 10 and 11.
Even though Zayat Stables has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Fifth Third Bank will continue its push to have a trustee named to oversee the operation.
Legislation that would allow New Jersey racetracks and Atlantic City casinos to accept wagers on sporting events will go before an Assembly panel the week of Feb. 8.
Eightyfiveinafifty should be able to return to training in a week after receiving 14 stitches to repair a cut suffered during his premature departure from the racetrack during the running of the Feb. 6 Whirlaway
A battle over purse supplements for a New Jersey harness track that dates back to 2008 was resolved with the Feb. 6 announcement that purses at Freehold Raceway will increase by almost $5 million over the next year.
Odds-on favorite Eightyfiveinafifty blew the first turn and was pulled up by jockey Jorge Chavez, leaving the door open for Peppi Knows to win the $100,000 Whirlaway Stakes Feb. 6 at Aqueduct.
Two jockeys at Philadelphia Park who were involved in a fight during a race last month have received hefty suspensions from track stewards.
Gov. David Paterson has recommended Charles Diamond to a state board with vast regulatory authority over New York's racing and gambling industries.
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