Spend a day visiting Hialeah Park.
Should the general sires list include North American earnings only? read blog
Tom LaMarra and Ian Tapp handicap the Florida Sunshine Millions Stakes at Gulfstream Park and the Santa Monica Stakes from Santa Anita. watch video
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to eliminate the state's chief racing industry regulatory body and merge it with an agency that now runs the state's lottery and racetrack VLT programs.
Jason Shandler, Tom LaMarra and Ian Tapp handicap the Marshua's River Stakes at Gulfstream Park this week. watch video
Tom, Ian and Les from Twinspires.com handicap the Malibu Stakes on opening day of the Santa Anita winter/spring meet. watch video
Concept isn't new...but worth revisiting... read blog
View images from the opening weekend at the fall 2011 Keeneland meet. view slideshow
Having horses running on drugs is not sitting well with our fans read blog
- By Vic Zast
Racing returns with Hurricane Irene in the distance read blog
- By Vic Zast
Horse racing establishment invades Saratoga. Read Blog
Talkin' Horses is hosted by Ron Mitchell and Greg DePalma. This week's guests are Donna Barton Brothers, Ron Geary and Tom LaMarra for our new Handicapping segment. Listen Now!
'That's the way things go for a smallish racing entity like mine; I only get lucky once every 10 years.' Read Blog
Simon Burgess talks with Colm O'Donoghue, jockey for Treasure Beach who won the Irish Derby on June 26. Watch Video
Corinne Ashton is a world class, four-star eventer and now Grand Prix dressage hopeful...and my first official riding lesson was with her. Hear about how she trains Thoroughbreds, whom a few are OTTB's Read Blog
Simon Burgess talks with Kenneth Ramsey, owner of Ramsey Farm and stallion Kitten's Joy, about racing at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Have you ever watched National League MVP Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds at the plate? Tom Lamarra offers thoughts on topics ranging from the Medication Summit to Handle Read Blog
Jason, Tom and Les of TwinSpires.com handicap the Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Ohio Derby at Thistledown. Watch Video
Ready's Rocket holds the modern-day record for the most wins at Churchill Downs. Read Blog
Tom, Evan and Tim Holland briefly recap the Preakness Stakes, examine the Louisville Handicap and give a shout out to a special horse. Watch Video
With a big Memorial Day weekend of racing on tap, I am reminded of a bygone era when both media and horses were treated differently. Read Blog
After the Derby, Barry Irwin reminded everyone of the important role of partnerships today. Read Blog
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) discuss medication. Read Blog
When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable. Read Blog
The first revealing of my Kentucky Derby 2011 Top 5 picks. Stay Thirsty is on top, and you should already know why. The rest of the picks are easy to see, if you don't over think the Kentucky Derby this year. Read Blog
Thoroughbred industry marketer Fred Pope outlines a plan to reward the owners of the most popular horses with bonus purse money. Read Blog
Dr. Mark Dedomenico's Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center keeps runners on track. Download Now
View events from the past week, including It Tiz! View Slideshow
Racing is risking the loss of fans by complicating the core purpose of attendance, which is betting. Read Blog
Trainers look to alternative therapies to increase soundness and longevity in Thoroughbreds. Download Now
Purse increases create interest in Indiana racing. Download Now
Breeders' Cup Chat normally switches over to Triple Crown Talk once the calendar turns, but for the sake of my sanity and many others', I've decided to do it a few weeks earlier this year. Read Blog
Zenyatta arrived to greet 1,000+ fans at Keeneland December 6, 2010. Video Courtesy of Keeneland. View Video
November 13, 2010 - To Retire or Keep Racing? Read More
Industry newbie, limited budget, I stretched to land a broodmare at the Keeneland November mixed sale in 2001. Read Blog
The consequences of ignoring a national marketing initiative won't be pretty. Read Blog
California trainer John Shirreffs looks back at 2009 and believes racing missed a huge opportunity to build up the sport and attract new fans. Read Blog
Total handle for June is down 5.82% while purses and race days fall 1.21% and 3.23%, respectively.
On-track handle decreased during Turfway Park's 2009 holiday meet when compared to the same meet in 2008, but all-sources handle held steady thanks to an uptick in wagers made out of state.
Based on figures through Dec. 8 released by the organization, the event attracted a record 7,552 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, exhibitors, and others.
Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association announced Sept. 10 that they have reached an agreement on a contract for future slot machine revenue at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.
Magna Entertainment Corp. executive vice president of racing Scott Borgemenke will no longer serve in that position, the company announced late July 21.
Casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming Inc., which is under contract to be purchased by two private entities, said April 24 its first-quarter profit dipped 5% on pre-opening expenses and economic challenges.
With the forecast calling for a severe winter storm, Aqueduct's live racing card for Feb. 22, has been canceled.
Charles Wait, president of the Adirondack Trust Company in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has resigned from his position on the New York Racing Association's board of trustees, citing his dissatisfaction with the position of Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno as the main reason for his decision.
Youbet.com has reached an exclusive agreement with four Illinois racetracks to offer advance deposit wagering access to residents of the state, a deal that is being called the first of its kind because of its revenue sharing program.
A group of New York jockeys is asking all parties in the ongoing negotiations for the New York racing franchise to come up with creative solutions to the problems facing the industry.
Hawthorne Race Course cancelled the remainder of its Dec. 13 card due to unacceptable track conditions, the racetrack announced following the second race of the day.
Another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in England has not disrupted the racing program, although the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) continues to closely monitor the situation.
- By Ric Chapman
The racing and breeding industries in Australia took an almighty turn for the worse in the early hours of Aug. 25, when the government stopped movement of horses across the country because of a diagnosis of equine influenza.
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