Derby/Oaks week gives owners the ride of their lives
Twelve-year-old Hannah Schlenk collected her first win as a Thoroughbred owner Feb. 10, when her 6-year-old gelding, Rous, got the best of a photo finish in Turfway Park's third race.
TOBA Awards dinner brings together breeders of all shapes and sizes
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the regional owners and state and Canadian breeders that will be recognized at its National Awards Dinner Sept. 10 at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington.
Owners of Tepin, Songbird show true sportsmanship
Horse Racing Ireland July 14 reported generally positive economic indicators for the industry in the first half of 2016.
Jockey Jose Ortiz and trainer Rudy Rodriguez wrapped up Aqueduct Racetrack's 19-day spring season April 24 with their second and third straight meet titles, respectively, while Midwest Thoroughbreds was the leading owner.
Santa Anita Park saw a significant increase in on-track attendance and a slight decrease in all-sources handle when its 2015-2016 winter meet came to a close April 10.
Trainer Todd Pletcher, jockey Javier Castellano, and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey were honored by Gulfstream Park April 1 for leading their respective standings during the 2015-2016 championship meet.
The OwnerView website has a new addition: a first-person blog called "The Owner's View."
One of the most successful partnerships in Thoroughbred racing, that of Midwest Thoroughbreds and trainer Jamie Ness, ended quietly with a phone call the week of Feb. 15.
Few people in the sport have ever been as genuinely beloved and admired as Bob and Beverly Lewis.
The third Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held in California in conjunction with the Breeders' Cup World Championships later this year.
Jim Rome, whose passion for horse racing appears to exceed his passion for his popular syndicated sports talk show, gave the keynote address Jan. 13 as part of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Gulfstream Park.
Jockey Club chairman Stuart S. Janney III offered some advice to prospective and existing Thoroughbred owners at a Jan. 12 dinner that was part of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Thoroughbred ownership certainly has its rewards, but speakers on the first day of the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference Jan. 12 made clear it's different than the average business.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Jan. 4 announced the launch of the TOBA Owners Concierge VIP Program, an extension of its pilot concierge program.
Jockey Corey Lanerie and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey have locked up the respective jockey and owner titles at Churchill Downs as the 21-day fall meet enters its final day Nov. 29.
Omar Sharif, the actor and horse owner known for his iconic roles in "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago," died from a heart attack July 10 at the age of 83 in Cairo, Egypt.
Gerald L. Dixon, a Thoroughbred owner and breeder from Guymon, Okla., died July 7 at the age of 92.
Longtime owner/breeder Henry C.B. Lindh died in New York City July 3. He was 84.
Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of "The Jim Rome Show" on CBS Sports Radio and "Jim Rome On Showtime," will deliver the keynote address at the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference in January 2016.
Kentucky Derby winner Ahmed Zayat lauds Churchill Downs' improvements for owners. read blog
TOBA initiatives aim to improve owners' experiences at the track. read blog
More than halfway into the 2014-15 championship meet at Gulfstream Park, fast-rising White Wabbit Wacing holds a narrow lead over two-time defending champions Ken and Sarah Ramsey in the competition for leading owner.
The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2013 must be made by Feb. 1 to avoid a $100 late fee.
With no permanent funding source for the industry's Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund, the Jockeys' Guild is working to rally more support for its "Dollar Start" effort.
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Mount Joy donation adds a bridge between racing and charity. read blog
Churchill Downs announced plans for a $4.2 million capital improvement project Oct. 29 designed to upgrade accommodations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I).
About 300 owners, prospective owners, and other industry stakeholders are expected to participate in the first Thoroughbred Owners Conference Oct. 13-16 in Lexington.
Charles J. Cella, president of Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, announced Sept. 18 that the Arkansas track in 2015 will offer purse bonuses for horses that run and win without furosemide (Salix or commonly called Lasix).
Achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 22 states and Canada will be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual National Awards Dinner.
Based on comments from panelists who discussed prioritizing safety of the racehorse among owners, trainers, and veterinarians July 9, adoption of various common-sense practices hinges on a change of culture in racing.
Owners will be required to report the retirement of racing Thoroughbreds within 30 days under a new rule adopted by the Australian Racing Board.
Declines in the number of foals and registered horses have created challenges for the equine industry at large, though the situation has raised another major question: Where have all the owners gone?
Owners who voluntarily decide to make their horse's veterinary records public can now upload those records to a page hosted by horseracingreform.org, The Jockey Club announced today.
Tax court opinion will help owners who aren't living alongside their horses. read blog
The plan, co-authored by Arlington Park and the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, includes bonus money, expanded state-bred races, and promotional efforts.
Calder Casino & Race Course concluded its Tropical Park meet Dec. 29 with the owner/trainer combination of Frank Calabrese and Kirk Ziadie at the top of the standings.
Horses registered with the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program will be eligible for more money next year, officials announced Nov. 25.
The American Horse Council is asking its member organizations, their members, and the entire horse community to help in the drafting of the 2015 National Animal Health Monitoring System Equine Study.
Beginning with the 2014 breeding season, all foals by stallions who are nominated to the New York Stallion Stakes Series will be automatically eligible for all of the series races without a nomination fee.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will provide live streaming of the 28th Annual National Awards Dinner, to be held Sept. 6. The live stream will be available on bloodhorse.com
The red-hot team of Frank Carl Calabrese and Kirk Ziadie won the owner and trainer titles, respectively, at the Calder meet that ended Aug. 31. But they're also making noise at neighboring Gulfstream.
Fasig-Tipton, Barretts playing a vital role in attracting owners. read blog
OwnerView, the website developed by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to assist Thoroughbred owners, has added sections devoted to veterinary care and racetracks.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Horse Health, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 16 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 31-June 2. All aspects of breeding will be presented and farm tours will be included.
Owners and breeders shine in weekend stakes. read blog
Richard and Karen Papiese's Midwest Thoroughbreds surpassed a 38-year-old single-season record for victories by an owner this month with 501 winners from 1,706 starters in 2012. The old record was 494 wins.
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