The bloodstock agent came up under his cousin, L. Clay Camp; had a breaking and training business for more than 25 years.
Long before Secretariat and Riva Ridge carried the colors of Meadow Stable to Triple Crown glory, those blue and white checkered silks of the Chenery family were made famous by one of the best horses of an earlier generation.
Two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen is eligible for consideration for the Racing Hall of Fame this year after investigations in two states found no evidence of horse abuse.
The last two races on the Jan. 10 card at Aqueduct Racetrack, races 8 and 9, were canceled because heavy fog and resulting weather-related safety concerns.
Lady Sheila Stable's multiple graded stakes winner La Verdad turned the $100,000 Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack into a cakewalk Jan. 9, and will have another start before being bred to Medaglia d'Oro.
The Maryland Jockey Club has enacted a house rule for the Laurel Park meet that requires trainers of claimed horses to report joint injections administered in the previous 30 days.
On the same day she was named a 2015 Eclipse Award finalist in the Filly and Mare Sprint Division, Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad was entered in the Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack for her first start of 2016.
OwnerView announced Jan. 5 that Sol Kumin, the owner of Lady Eli, Wavell Avenue, and several other stakes winners, has been chosen as the New Owner of the Year.
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The Maryland Jockey Club reported a healthy increase in total live pari-mutuel handle at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2015 despite two fewer racing days compared with 2014.
Flexibility, the 1-2 choice, was an easy winner of the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old son of Bluegrass Cat got the mile and 70 yards in 1:42.98.
Adam Staple and Jalin Stable's Page McKenney broke the million-dollar mark in career earnings with an impressive victory in the $75,000 Native Dancer Stakes Jan. 2 at Laurel Park.
Zayat Stables' King Kranz, equipped with blinkers for the first time, went from maiden to stakes winner Jan. 1 in the Lost In The Fog for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Young sire Honorable Dillon wasted no time, as his first foal, a colt, was born the morning of Jan. 1 at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, N.Y.
Mechanicville, N.Y., native Chad Brown earned his first year-end NYRA training title, while jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. earned his second consecutive riding title.
In what it says is a move to increase the profitability of owning young racehorses, NYRA will schedule six $100,000 maiden races for 2-year-olds this spring as lead-ins to its first two juvenile stakes of 2016.
A new focus on daily live racing at Belmont Park and Saratoga is the feature of a new agreement between the New York Racing Association and MSG Networks.
Dr. Kendall Hansen, whose homebred colt Hansen was champion 2-year-old male of 2011, is hoping his new purchase Let Me Go First, a son of Paddy O' Prado, makes some noise in the early-season 3-year-old races.
A deal has been reached between regulators and New York Thoroughbred industry interests for payments to a fund that provides workers' compensation payments for injured jockeys, apprentice jockeys, and exercise riders.
Flexibility, second in a pair of grade II tests at Aqueduct, returns to the Big A hoping the third time is the charm as he contests the Jerome Stakes Jan. 2.
Belmont Park would become home to a casino with 1,000 video lottery terminals under a plan put forward Dec. 29 by Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. But the plan is considered a longshot.
Former claimer Zen Papa will face graded stakes-placed King Kranz in the $125,000 Lost In The Fog Stakes for 3-year-olds when Aqueduct Racetrack begins the new year Jan. 1.
Repole Stable's Sudden Surprise, a homebred by Giant Surprise, fought off Dr. Shane to win the $150,000 Great White Way New York Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds Dec. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Gaston and Anthony Grant's Green Gratto opened a seven-length lead turning for home and was never threatened in the stretch in the $100,000 Gravesend Stakes Dec. 26 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
New York State Gaming Commission officials announced an agreement Dec. 22 to continue a program through 2016 that permits the state's tracks and off-track betting corporations to video-stream races.
Bellamy Road has moved to Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y., where he will stand the 2016 breeding season for $7,500.
Randall Lowe's turf sprint specialist will move from Kathleen O'Connell's barn to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
The West Virginia Racing Commission Dec. 23 approved the $1.25 million purse for the 2016 Charles Town Classic (gr. II), but the vote wasn't unanimous.
Multiple graded stakes winner Palace will squeeze in one more start, the $100,000 Gravesend Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 26, before retiring to stud at Spendthrift Farm.
New York regulators and the state's Thoroughbred industry are attempting to negotiate new workers' compensation rates for jockeys before the current system expires at the end of the year.
A 2-year-old gelding with strong ties to the Baltimore Orioles figures to get plenty of attention in the $50,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity for state-breds, one of five stakes on the Dec. 26 program at Laurel Park.
Officials at Finger Lakes in upstate New York said the facility risks closure as early as 2017 unless the state takes action to protect its finances in the wake of approval Dec. 21 of a full-blown casino about 25 miles away.
Aqueduct Racetrack will return from the Christmas break Dec. 26 with the top three finishers in the Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) set to square off in the $100,000 Gravesend Stakes at six furlongs.
TwinSpires.com, one of three advance deposit wagering systems licensed to accept bets from Virginia residents, had its license suspended by the Virginia Racing Commission effective Dec. 18.
The Street Sense colt was hustled from the gate and never looked back in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes Dec. 19 at Aqueduct Racetrack, picking up his first stakes score while galloping clear of 6-5 favorite Tommy Macho.
In an apparent move to pressure state officials to at least lower its mandated tax rate, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack said Dec. 18 that it wants to cut the number of Thoroughbred race dates in 2016 by nearly 20%.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission took no action Dec. 17 on a request from the Massachusetts THA to be recognized as the legitimate representative of the region's owners and trainers rather than the New England HBPA.
The New York Racing Association will offer free horse transportation for all Parx runners participating at Aqueduct Racetrack from Dec. 26 through Feb. 12.
Conquest Typhoon is scheduled to make his first start since May in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby Dec. 19 at Gulfstream Park, while War Story also looks to regain form and moves to turf.
Champion Big Brown, who is enjoying a career-best year with progeny earnings of over $5.2 million and is New York's leading sire, will stand for $10,000 in 2016 at Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains.
Tommy Macho will try the Aqueduct inner track Dec. 19 when he faces an expected six rivals in the Queens County Stakes.
The New York Racing Association has released the official logo for the 2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
Six new members will join the board of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders following the organization's annual board election Dec. 15.
Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports Group Dec. 14 announced a three-year renewal of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series the two groups introduced in 2014, televising 16 of the best series races from top U.S. racetracks.
New York appeals court rules daily fantasy games can continue to be offered in the state while a court case examines their legality.
At the end of a year that saw record-breaking wagering and attendance, the board of directors of the New York Racing Association Dec. 9 celebrated success while at the same planning conservatively for the future.
New York's Standardbred industry warned of the growing financial consequences of racing-based daily fantasy sports sites, while a major off-track betting corporation says OTBs should have the authority to offer such contests.
Multiple graded stakes winner Al Khali has been retired and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y., for an advertised fee of $2,500.
Turf writers Steve Haskin and the late Raleigh Burroughs have been elected to the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced Dec. 7.
Grade II winner Lady Sabelia added the $100,000 Willa On the Move at Laurel Park to her resume Dec. 5, as Vorticity and Cathryn Sophia also landed impressive wins on the card.
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