Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced April 27 that former commissioner Frank Kling will return to chair a re-vamped Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Dr. J. David Richardson, professor of surgery and vice chairman, department of surgery, at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American College of Surgeons.
Two panel sessions at Thoroughbred Ownership Conference focused on buying horses at auction and trainer selection and communication. Penny Chenery made a special appearance at the conference Oct. 14.
Study finds 2-year-olds racing without race-day furosemide at 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park had fewer and less severe EIPH instances than juveniles who raced with the diuretic that weekend at SA.
The minimum purse for grade I and grade II stakes will be raised by $50,000 for 2014. An increase for grade III stakes may be made in 2015.
Peter Willmott was re-elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association board of trustees Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
- By Eric Mitchell
- Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Southeast Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Total purses for The Claiming Crown of 2013 are expected to reach $1 million and the program expanded to eight races. The program will likely be run for a second year in a row at Gulfstream Park.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and physician J. David Richardson have been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission by Gov. Steve Beshear. Both terms are scheduled to expire July 1, 2016.
When Kentucky Downs conducts its short, all-turf meet in September, it will offer some of the most lucrative purses in the Bluegrass State this year, thanks to the success of Instant Racing.
The controversial subject of furosemide, the anti-bleeder medication widely used in North American racing, will be the subject of the next "Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse" live podcast at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 26.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's American Graded Stakes Committee announced Feb. 24 it has postponed implementing a ban on race-day medication in graded stakes races for 2-year-olds in 2012.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Dr. J. David Richardson has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Graded Stakes Committee.
Stakes-placed Bowl of Emeralds, a $108,470-earner, will begin her broodmare career in regal fashion.
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