I found it more than a bit ironic that a slew of damaging headlines preceded and followed the May 25 announcement of the reintroduction of Reps. Barr and Tonko's sponsored federal bill, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017.
In this continuing series about top horses sired by popular sires, trainers share their views on Exchange Rate's offspring. view slideshow
Once fully enacted, Florida will join a growing number of leading racing states that have adopted or are in the process of adopting and implementing medication and drug-testing reforms.
In the new American Thoroughbred, permeating speed kills and we're all guilty.
Arthur Hancock III responds to accusations that supporters of a federal role in curbing medication use in racehorses are hurting the sport. These actions are necessary to save racing, he says.
Lenny Shulman talks with Randy Gullatt of Twin Creeks Farm about Constitution, Mission Impazible, Graydar, Dubai, & business partner Steve Davison. Lenny also touches on TVG and the NTRA. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
Maggi Moss has had success racing at Indiana Grand Race Course, which she calls a bright spot in Midwest Thoroughbred racing. But dysfunction and unfair practices in racing regulation are threatening the business, she said.
- By Ron Mitchell
Headley Bell of Mill Ridge Farm comments on the Keeneland September sale prospects and format change. watch video
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin examine up and coming 3YO performances, the Kentucky Derby points system, Los Alamitos, and Honestableboy! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. watch video
Lenny and Steve discuss TailGate, Bodemeister, Dullahan, and the Derby picture. watch video
Lenny and Steve discuss A.P. Indy, Dubai, and counter-attack the New York Times. watch video
Lane's End Farm general manager and prominent Republican Bill Farish said the Kentucky horse industry "will continue to hold our elected officials accountable, and we will not stop working until our state government gets out of the way and allows us to have the tools necessary to compete."
By - Joe Clancy - I never saw anything in racing like McDynamo winning a fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (NSA-I) at Far Hills, N.J., Oct. 20.
By - Dan Liebman - It was an item that didn't draw many headlines. But, as Neil Armstrong so eloquently said about one small step, it can lead to a giant leap.
By - Dan Liebman - "Trainer of record" is important, but in many ways, it is a meaningless term.
By - Esther Marr - I've only worked in the Thoroughbred industry for two years, so I don't pretend to know the history of horse racing to the extent of most people I encounter each day in my profession.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - There is a touch of irony that Mom's Command will be inducted into the Hall of Fame the same year as the trainer of Forward Pass, Henry Forrest, who was elected by the Historic Review Committee.
By Clay S. Robinson - What the breed needs is a series of big money stakes on dirt over a longer distance of ground.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- With racing broadcasts taking a backseat to other sports on ESPN, producers should be prepared for an altered time period.
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