The Texas Horsemen's Partnership filed a lawsuit Jan. 7 against the state's comptroller alleging that a budget provision allowing the withholding of operating funds from the Texas Racing Commission is unconstitutional.
Robert Holley, a former member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, died at age 74, Monday, Jan. 4 in Lexington.
The undefeated Tapit colt went four furlongs in :47 4/5 and galloped out five-eighths in 1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows as he continues to prepare for his season debut Jan. 30 in the Holy Bull (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Citing unprecedented levels of rainfall and inclement weather across Ireland and the United Kingdom, Tattersalls Ireland has rescheduled its January Cheltenham sale.
Minutes after 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome makes his 5-year-old debut in Santa Anita's San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II), his full sister Hope's Love will return from a seven-month layoff in a maiden special weight.
Spendthrift Farm's Shakin It Up, winner of the Malibu (gr. I), Strub (gr. II), and San Vicente (gr. II) stakes, sired his first reported foal late Jan. 6, when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.
Joe and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres will inaugurate its new stallion facility in Morriston, Fla., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gala from 6-10 p.m. (ET) Jan. 16.
Three Chimneys Farm announced Jan. 7 that Jacob West has been appointed as director of bloodstock services, a new division created to expand the farm's commercial reach for its growing customer base.
A total of 1,796 horses have been cataloged to the January horses of all ages sale which runs through Friday, Jan. 15.
Matt Lyons, vice president and general manager of Woodford Thoroughbreds, announced Jan. 7 new staff assignments at the Woodford farm operations in Kentucky and Florida.
Two colts by Arrowfield Stud stallion Snitzel brought more than Aus$1 million at the Jan. 7 second session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale, which produced increases in gross, average, and median.
The fire at Classy Lane Stables that killed 43 horses Jan 4. has had a deep and dramatic impact on Ontario's horse racing community and the Jan. 7 card of racing at Woodbine will be dedicated to the equine lives lost.
The winner is owned by Stud 3 Enero, who won the Uruguayan Triple Crown in 2005 with Invasor, who was North America's Horse of the Year in 2006.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance said it received funding from 20 farms in 2015 through stud fees from 119 Thoroughbred stallions. The stallions' connections pledged to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee.
The late-closing Lochte is scheduled to seek his fourth straight stakes victory in Saturday's $200,000 Fort Lauderdale, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for 4-year olds and up.
In anticipation of his 2016 comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Jan. 6 at TheChampIsBack.com.
Al Shaqab Racing's Mshawish, a multiple stakes winner on turf, will get another opportunity to transfer that form to dirt Jan. 9 in the $150,000 Hal's Hope (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
A colt by Exceed and Excel topped the first day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan. 6 and helped fuel a 25% increase in gross.
Aly Strainer has been named the Director of Marketing & Membership at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred Racing, Southeast Region
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is a finalist in the Horse of the Year and 3-year-old male categories for the 2015 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.
For the second consecutive year, Keeneland's premier 3-year-old races, the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) and Central Bank Ashland (gr. I), lead five stakes run on opening Saturday of the spring meet.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Xpressbet are requesting personal photos from fans and horsemen with American Pharoah for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 16.
Churchill Downs' 38-day spring meet is headlined by 26 stakes, 23 of which are graded, including the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Scott Serio has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his photograph of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah working out on the Keeneland training track in preparation for last year's Breeders' Cup Classic.
The first reported foal by grade I winner and Spendthrift Farm stallion Itsmyluckyday is a filly born Jan. 4 at Lake Hamilton Equine in Royal, Ark.
Heinz Weil, founder of the successful German stud Gestut Etzean, has died at the age of 88, Racing Post reports.
Tim Sullivan won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for "Family, PETA at odds after Horseman's Death," an investigative report into circumstances surrounding the suicide of Hub Johnson.
Due to freezing temperatures and a review of track conditions, Portland Meadows has canceled live racing for Tuesday, Jan. 5.
With two-time winner Hielo declared from the race by trainer Pico Perdomo, Gran Premio Nacional (Uru-I) winner Mi Centinela takes over the favorite's role in the group I Clasico Gran Premio Jose Ramirez Jan. 6 in Uruguay.
This is a fifth Eclipse Award for Rees, who retired in November after 34 years with the Courier-Journal.
OwnerView announced Jan. 5 that Sol Kumin, the owner of Lady Eli, Wavell Avenue, and several other stakes winners, has been chosen as the New Owner of the Year.
The 26th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction began Jan. 4, offering stallion seasons, experiences, halters, and other auction items.
Three-time grade II winner Fed Biz sired his first reported foal Jan. 3 when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky.
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.
NBC Sports has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television/Live Racing Programming for its broadcast of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) when American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
Hampton Court, a track record-setting group I winner in Australia, will shuttle to Spendthrift Farm near Lexington to stand the 2016 breeding season.
Mary Simon of Daily Racing Form has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media and Internet category for "Regret's Derby at 100: Filly Made a Case for Equality."
Digital Kitchen's production of "Ironman Perry Ouzts," directed by the Hennegan Brothers, has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television-Feature.
Elusive Bluff, a 10-year-old son of Elusive Quality who won both career starts, has been relocated to Southern Indiana Equine near Austin, Ind., for the 2016 breeding season.
Due to freezing rain and snow, Portland Meadows in Oregon canceled its Jan. 4 live racing program. Management will monitor conditions regarding the live card scheduled for Jan. 5.
Disabled jockey Michael Straight visited the Gulfstream Park winner's circle following the seventh race Jan. 3 to raise awareness of advancements being made in the treatment of paralysis.
Dede McGehee's homebred half brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra could make his stakes debut in the grade III race Jan. 16 at Fair Grounds.
Wentworth Brochu's Chocolate Ride worked a tad slow Jan. 3 but remains on target for the Jan. 16 Colonel E.R. Bradley Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
James Graham, who has been riding full-time in Southern California, is set to return to riding full-time at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots starting the week of Jan. 4.
Longtime California racing official Dick Wheeler died Jan. 3 at his Monrovia, Calif., home. He was 69.
Horses owned by regional racing clubs will compete in a series of races beginning Monday, Jan. 4 at Portland Meadows.
ITV network has won exclusive rights to broadcast British horse racing in the United Kingdom over the next four years, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, ending Channel 4's more than three decades of coverage.
California's top freshman sire of 2015 is Rancho San Miguel resident Slew's Tiznow, whose runners banked $185,537 during the year.
Jockey John Velazquez has competed at racetracks around the world during his Hall of Fame career, but the 44-year-old rider will be breaking new ground when he heads to Australia Jan. 2.
Jockey Chad Lindsay and trainer Karen "Boots" Yanez notched their first wins Jan. 1 at Tampa Bay Downs.
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