Thoroughbred News

Headlines and features for Thoroughbred racing, breeding and sales

Shapiro to Enter Plea in Car Vandalism Case

Richard B. Shapiro, the former California Horse Racing Board chairman, is to enter a plea July 28 to a charge of felony vandalism in connection with damage done to the vehicle of his longtime antagonist Jerry Jamgotchian at Hollywood Park this spring.

New Operator, Name for Idaho Racetrack

Officials in Boise, Idaho have entered into an agreement for Idaho Entertainment to operate Les Bois Park racetrack until December 2013.

Rick Dutrow Appeals Kentucky Suspension

Rick Dutrow Appeals Kentucky Suspension

Citing a variety of claims that his client's rights were violated, an attorney for trainer Rick Dutrow has filed an appeal over the 30-day suspension levied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for a Clenbuterol positive in the spring of 2008.

Gross, Average Decline at Japan Foal Sale

The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) foal sale suffered downturns of 33.1% in gross and 32.3% in average during its two-day run that ended July 15 at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The three-day gross for the foal and yearling sales combined was down 21.4% from the previous year and the average fell 21.9%.

Deep Impact's Half-Brother Makes Big Impact

A half-brother to two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact was the star of the opening session of the Japan Racing Horse Association foal sale, bringing the highest price of 165-million yen (approximately $1,736,842 in U.S. funds) July 14 at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

New Handicapping Contest for Breeders' Cup

New Handicapping Contest for Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup and the Oak Tree Racing Association have announced that the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, a two-day handicapping tournament, will take place during the 2009 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 6-7.

HealthWatch: Lower Airway Inflammation

Based on diagnostic tests currently used in human medicine, researchers from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom say an easy and noninvasive analysis of "exhaled breath condensate" (EBC) could lead to improved diagnosis and monitoring of lower airway disease in horses.

Breeders' Cup Package Up for Auction July 15

Breeders' Cup Package Up for Auction July 15

A VIP package for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will be auctioned Wednesday, July 15, as part of the "Don't Give Up ESPYs V Foundation Auction" to assist the V Foundation's fight against cancer.

New Zealand, South Africa Info on Equineline

The Jockey Club Information Systeams has announced that equineline.com reports and services have been expanded to include pedigrees and detailed race results from New Zealand and South Africa.

TrackMaster Players Club Launched

TrackMaster, an Equibase company, has announced the launch of the TrackMaster Players Club, a specially designated area of trackmaster.com where both Thoroughbred and harness racing enthusiasts can access a myriad of free products to aid their handicapping.

Stauffer OK'd to Resume Announcing Duties

Stauffer OK'd to Resume Announcing Duties

Hollywood Park issued a statement July 14 saying that track announcer Vic Stauffer, who was hospitalized July 11 with a "mini stroke," will return to the announcer's stand for the final four day's of the spring-summer meet.

Jackson Buys Another Medaglia d'Oro Filly

Jackson Buys Another Medaglia d'Oro Filly

California vintner Jess Jackson has privately acquired the Medaglia d'Oro filly Dashing Debby, who won her career debut, the July 11 J J'sdream Stakes at Calder Race Course, in commanding fashion by 10 1/4 lengths.

Ohio VLTs Progress; Horsemen Concerned

Ohio VLTs Progress; Horsemen Concerned

Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland signed a directive July 13 instructing the director of the Ohio Lottery to immediately begin taking steps to implement video lottery terminals at the seven racetracks in Ohio. But questions remain as to how the racing and breeding industry will benefit.

TRF Fundraiser Set for Colonial Downs

TRF Fundraiser Set for Colonial Downs

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River will hold "An Evening in the Winner's Circle" July 17 at Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Greener Pastures at James River, a Second Chances program of the TRF.

Montblanc Added as Breeders' Cup Partner

The Breeders' Cup and Montblanc announced they have entered into a partnership, designating Montblanc as the exclusive promotional partner in the timing category for the 2009 Breeders' Cup. The 26th Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. on Nov. 6-7.

Game Face Rolls to Princess Rooney Romp

Game Face Rolls to Princess Rooney Romp

Game Face rebounded from a disappointing effort last out by romping to a 6 3/4-length score in the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) July 11 at Calder Race Course. As part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" series, the victory earned the filly an automatic berth in the Sentient Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 6 at Santa Anita Park.

Most Popular Stories