The North American Racing Academy and the North Lexington Family YMCA are partnering in a pilot program for student jockeys who need help getting in shape for the vigorous jockey training school.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has named its champions and leaders for 2014, with Real Solution and Divine Fortune topping the list.
A new interactive website for Thoroughbred breeders and enthusiasts has been launched called FoalPhotos.com. The site is designed to showcase Thoroughbred foals each foaling season.
Sequel Stallions New York has released a mobile application that enables New York breeders to easily access information on all the stallions, submit mares, run nicks, and much more from their phones, iPads, and tablets.
Maybry's Boy, a graded stakes-winning son of Broad Brush, has been relocated to Danny O'Brien's farm near Gilbert, Ariz.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course has added the $75,000 Austintown Filly Sprint for 3-year-old fillies to the stakes schedule.
World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman will address Thoroughbred racing delegates from all over the world at the Pan Am Conference Friday, June 5, in New York City.
Dam of 2011 Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre died March 4 after delivering a full sister to the son of Stay Gold.
Meydan Group and the Chengdu Municipal Government in China will join forces once again to stage the second running of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup race day Friday, April 3.
The under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training begins Wednesday, March 11.
Wear the Mask, a rare white Thoroughbred, recorded his second career victory March 9, leading all the way in the fourth race at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.
Trainer A.C. Avila does not plan to appeal his 60-day suspension and $10,000 fine recently handed out by the California Horse Racing Board after one of his runners tested over the permitted level of acepromazine last year.
Kentucky Equine Research president Joe Pagan, Ph.D., will discuss proper nutrition for horses being treated with Lasix (furosemide, formally called Salix) at a March 16 seminar in Ocala, Fla.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will add a racing program after requesting and receiving approval from the Ohio Racing Commission.
For the seventh consecutive year, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is providing funding to CANTER Mid-Atlantic for the organization's ongoing program to rehabilitate and find homes for former racehorses.
Apprentice jockey Eric Cancel tallied his first victory in the United States when riding Acclaimed Racing Stable's Little Baker to victory March 8 in the third race at Gulfstream Park.
Bob Baffert will not be changing his plans for undefeated Dortmund after the 3-year-old colt's front-running victory in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Ackeret stalked a tepid pace en route to his first career stakes win in the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes for 3-year-olds March 8 at muddy Aqueduct Racetrack.
Shared Belief will likely look toward the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 11 for his next race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said March 8, a day after a dominating win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).
Zayat Stables' El Kabeir came out of his convincing win in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) in fine fettle and will be aimed for the $1 million Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Son of Flatter breezed half mile March 7 in first workout since Fountain of Youth DQ.
Laurel Park in Maryland and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania canceled their live racing programs March 8 because of continued weather-related issues.
Maryland-based jockey Sheldon Russell won the 1,000th race of his career March 7 in style by guiding Sean Shay's Shayjolie to victory in the $100,000 Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Four tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region have canceled live racing for March 7 because of the continued impact from a winter storm.
Toast of New York will miss the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) later this month at Meydan because of a soft tissue injury.
A federal jury in Oklahoma City convicted three Florida men and a Florida corporation today for their participation in an illegal international gambling and money laundering enterprise.
Aqueduct Racetrack has canceled racing March 6 due to the impact of winter weather on the racing surface and aggressive efforts to get the track ready for the March 7 program highlighted by the $400,000 Gotham Stakes.
Roman Chapa has appealed the five-year suspension and $25,000 fine levied him by the Texas Racing Commission after it was determined the 43-year-old jockey carried an electrical shocking device during a stakes victory.
Clubhouse Ride, a $22,000 purchase from a 2010 Barretts sale who went on to earn more than $1.3 million, has been retired to stud at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced that popular electronic music DJ and producer Armin van Buuren will headline the 2015 Preakness InfieldFest concert.
Trainer Tony Dutrow said that The Big Beast appeared fine physically coming out of a win in his 4-year-old debut March 1 and is scheduled to make his next start in the $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) April 9.
Ever wanted to work at Keeneland Race Course? You will have a chance when Keeneland hosts a job fair for seasonal employment during its 2015 spring meet that runs April 3-24.
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Because of severe winter weather conditions, or expected winter weather, racing for March 5 has been canceled at Aqueduct Racetrack, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and Oaklawn Park.
Divisidero, a son of Kitten's Joy, broke his maiden first-time out Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park and steps up to graded stakes company March 7 in a re-drawn edition of the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds.
Good Friends' Stable's Private Zone, who closed last season with his third grade I stakes win in New York, is scheduled to make his 6-year-old debut Saturday, March 7, in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II).
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a 10% increase in overnight purses, effective March 7, for the remainder of its 143rd Thoroughbred racing season that concludes March 29.
Daredevil will make his much-anticipated sophomore debut in $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park one week after the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds was postponed due to torrential rainstorms.
Ticket options for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland remained available after the first day of sales March 4, although most of the reserved seating available for both Oct. 30 and 31 sold out within hours.
Racing for March 4 has been canceled at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, while Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled racing for March 5.
Oaklawn officials said Take Charge Brandi appears headed for a showdown against top 3-year-old males in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 14, as last year's champion 2-year-old filly will not race in the Honeybee (gr. III).
After an encouraging start in terms of pari-mutuel wagering in January, handle on U.S. races plummeted in February compared with the same month in 2014, a decline that dropped 2015's handle behind last year's pace
Two federal agencies have issued a notice that opens the door to the possible addition of pari-mutuel gambling winnings to updated reporting and withholding requirements being developed for bingo, keno, and slot machines.
Under a patient ride from jockey Mark Du Plessis, Raffles Racing's Rock Diva danced her way through the field to post a three-quarters of a length victory in the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (NZ-I) March 4.
Breeders' Cup Feb. 25 said tickets for the Oct. 30-31 World Championships at Keeneland in Kentucky will be available for purchase at noon March 4.
Champion American Pharoah headlines a strong roster of 162 horses nominated to Keeneland's $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4.
The American Graded Stakes Committee has decided not to reinstate the grade III status of the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes contested Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park.
A heater being used to prevent a bucket of water from freezing has been cited as the cause of a Feb. 25 fire that resulted in the deaths of six horses at Chanteclaire Farm near Midway, Ky.
Twenty U.S. commercial breeding entities have signed on to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance by donating a portion of their stud fees to support Thoroughbred aftercare in 2015.
Legislation that would provide a pari-mutuel tax break during the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland this fall passed the Kentucky House of Representatives by a vote of 80-11 March 2.
Garrett Gleeson, who has developed and executed major gift campaigns for a variety of charitable organizations, has been named director of development and major gifts for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
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