The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Feb. 23 announced that Horse PAC, the Thoroughbred racing industry's federal political action committee, has added Keith Chamblin to its board of directors.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet has signed on as the title sponsor of Gulfstream Park's preeminent races for 3-year-olds, the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II).
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has been named the charitable recipient of the 2016 Fillies and Lilies Party, to be held after the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on Friday, May 6.
Dr. Robert A. Leonard, an equine veterinarian and managing partner in the prominent Glade Valley Farm in Maryland, died Feb. 10 at his residence in Chester, Md., at age 92.
Maryland horse industry representatives will meet Feb. 23 in Annapolis for a series of meetings and announce plans for an economic impact study.
Parx Racing reopened for training the morning of Feb. 22 and took entries for Feb. 27, which will be the first live racing program at the Pennsylvania track since Dec. 22 of last year.
Churchill Downs Feb. 22 announced a multi-year agreement with Fanatics to exclusively operate online and on-site retail for Kentucky Derby (gr. 1) weekend beginning this year.
I'm a Chatterbox, second to Stellar Wind in the voting for 2015 champion 3-year-old filly, is back on the track preparing for her 4-year-old debut, which could come in the April 15 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn.
J Stables' Off the Tracks, who won her first two starts in 2015, returned from an eight-month layoff Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park with a 4 1/4-length win in the $65,000 Margate Handicap.
Eclipse Award-winning rider Kyle Frey suffered hematomas and crush injuries to his muscles covering his femur and humerus during a fifth-race spill Feb. 20 at Golden Gate Fields.
Zulu and Awesome Speed both worked a half-mile Feb. 21 in preparation for the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
Jockeys Joel Rosario and Rafael Hernandez will both be sidelined for at least a month after suffering injuries in a spill in a turf race at Gulfstream Park Feb. 20.
Jockey Juan Hernandez won three consecutive races Feb. 20 at Golden Gate Fields, picking up his 1,000th victory in the United States in the process.
Sheer Drama, Harold Queen's multiple grade I-winning homebred, breezed for the first time this year Feb. 20 on the main track at Gulfstream Park in preparation for her 2016 campaign.
The long-range forecast is for Vorticity, runner-up in two graded stakes in New York last month, to run in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn, trainer Chuck Lawrence said.
Chautauqua unleashed his trademark burst of speed with less than a furlong to run down Flemington's famed straight and snatched victory in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 20.
Apprentice jockey Kevin Orozco won the first race of his career Feb. 19 by scoring aboard Elle Woods Too in finale at Golden Gate Fields.
The Texas Animal Health Commission Feb. 19 said it has confirmed equine herpesvirus in two horses in El Paso County.
Shadwell Stable's undefeated Mohaymen worked an easy half-mile Feb. 19 in his final work for the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Mike Cusimano, a long-time horse identifier for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, died Jan. 13 in Sallisaw, Okla. He was 65 years old.
A full field of 3-year-olds will line up for the $50,000 WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the 30th renewal of the 6-1/2 furlong race.
J. Stables' undefeated grade III winner Off the Tracks makes her long-awaited return to the races Feb. 21 in the $65,000 Margate Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park.
Turf Paradise ended its quarantine Feb. 18, which prevented horses from leaving or entering the stable area since Jan. 28 in response to the presence of equine herpesvirus.
Seasons to Lane's End-based stallions Honor Code, Liam's Map, Tonalist, The Factor, Union Rags, and Mr Speaker, will headline an online auction that will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced owners John Oxley, Heaven Trees, and Speedway Stables have pledged earnings to the "Share the Wins" program from potential graded stakes wins on the Kentucky Derby trail.
As a result of better than expected pari-mutuel handle and an increase in video poker revenue throughout the meet, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a purse increase effective for the final 14 days of the meet.
West Point Thoroughbreds, provider of Thoroughbred racing partnerships, has hired Teal Albertrani as director of customer service based at WPT headquarters in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Oratory, a top-10 Oklahoma stallion in 2014 and 2015, has been euthanized following an accident that occured while he was recovering from surgery to address a nerve problem.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, has created a Youth Ambassador Program.
Oaklawn Park in Arkansas will increase overnight purses by as much as $3,000 for overnight races and bump up purses for three stakes by $50,000.
David McCaffrey, who has spent the past 25 years in leadership positions with the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association, has been hired as executive director of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
Protocol in the testing of equine hair samples was the focus of a racing chemist's workshop organized by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and held at the University of California-Davis.
Churchill Downs Racetrack and charitable partners Feb. 16 announced that the online nomination process to select 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the 2016 Survivors Parade is open to the public.
Canadian champion Alpha Bettor and grade I winner Mast Track have joined the stallion ranks at Daehling Ranch near Elk Grove, Calif., Adena Springs announced Feb. 16.
Woodbine Entertainment Group and Trinity Development Group Inc. announced Feb. 16 the companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop "an integrated entertainment venue" at Woodbine Racetrack.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Sales, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region, Northeast Region
Carolyn Rogers, a longtime owner, breeder, buyer, seller, and patron of the Thoroughbred industry, died Feb. 14 in Leesburg, Va., at the age of 88.
The 3-year-old colt Riker, a Canadian grade III winner at 2, has been bought into privately by Team Valor International and Gary Barber and will be turned over to trainer Mark Casse to work toward a Triple Crown prep.
The first reported foal for Joseph LaCombe Stables' California stallion Typhoon Slew is a gray colt out of Babes Bridge It born Feb. 6.
Turf writer and lifelong pedigree enthusiast Marianna Haun, who developed a theory connecting Thoroughbred heart size to the X chromosome, died Feb. 12 after a lengthy illness.
Mike Rutherford's homebred Stageplay, who will be seeking her second consecutive Fair Grounds stakes, has been installed the 7-5 morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Twinspires.com Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20
The Retired Racehorse Project released a list of 480 trainers from 45 states, three Canadian provinces, and England who will acquire and train a recently retired racehorse for the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.
True to form, jockey Jose Ferrer displayed a minimum of emotion after reaching the 4,000-win milestone Feb. 14 aboard 3-year-old Florida-bred filly Rocket Bottle in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
Dr. James Bryant and Linda Davis couldn't just move on with their lives after their homebred Page McKenney was claimed in July 2013 to race for Adam Staple and trainer Mary Eppler.
In her first timed workout since the easiest of scores in the Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. II), Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird covered four furlongs on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Feb. 14 in :48 2/5.
For the second consecutive day, racing at Aqueduct Racetrack was canceled Feb. 14 due to extreme winter weather conditions including high winds and sub-zero wind chills.
Airoforce invades New Orleans to take on the local contingency (led by G M B Racing's Mo Tom) in the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds.
Awesome Banner and Cherry Wine, two leading candidates for the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 27, turned in impressive five-furlong workouts this morning at Gulfstream Park.
With single-digit temperatures expected during racing hours, Turfway Park canceled live racing for Feb. 13, and New York's Aqueduct Racetrack also canceled the day's card, citing high winds and sub-zero wind chills.
Page McKenney, who developed into a genuine stakes horse with lifetime earnings over $1 million, was named the Maryland-based horse of the year for 2015 by the Maryland Racing Media Association.
Breeders' Cup announced Feb. 12 that Drew Fleming has been named to the new position of senior vice president, development and administration.
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