Grade I winner Giant Oak faces stiff competition from nine challengers in Hawthorne Racecourse's marquee fall event.
Thoroughbred racehorses require some basic care -- food, water, a clean environment, regular exercise, and veterinary care. read blog
Gross sales ended up 12.7% higher than a year ago, the average rose 18% to $76,511, and the median was up 20% to $30,000.
The lack of quick veterinary attention for a filly that suffered a catastrophic breakdown during training at Penn National Sept. 18 could lead to required veterinary care during training hours at racetracks.
The same energy and competitive spirit can be felt in the auction pavilion, as on the racetrack. read blog
Auction company executives had planned to meet Sept. 16 in Lexington to discuss an animal-rights group's call for changes at 2-year-olds in training sales.
Despite genetics research, a trained eye and intuition will always have a place in this industry read blog
The son of Giant's Causeway won his first graded stakes and his third consecutive win.
Ariana D. made a tremendous late run in Presque Isle Downs' marquee race, but she could not catch the daughter of Concorde's Tune.
- By Eric Mitchell
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
Edward Evans was named the nation's top breeder for the second consecutive year, WinStar Farm was named the nation's top owner, and Rudy and Virginia Tarra were named the leading small breeder for 2010.
The SGA Selected Yearling sale, in Milan, Italy, is hoping for good results despite the country's weakened racing industry. International champions have been graduates of this sale.
A gelded son of Parker's Storm Cat swept Pennsylvania's top turf sprints when he captured the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Parx Racing.
An FTBOA audit committee report reveals problems with equipment and policies. The association's president says several of the problems have been or are being fixed.
Having horses running on drugs is not sitting well with our fans read blog
A tentative offer has been made on Vinery's Silver Train. If the deal goes through, the stallion would be relocated to Pennsylvania.
The Round Table has gone from spinning wheel to one rolling forward read blog
The Thoroughbred retirement outfit intends to purchase the 265-acre former Sez Who Thoroughbred Farm near Stillwater, N.Y., south of Saratoga Springs. Sackatoga Stable also announced a new funding program for Old Friends.
This year's champion 3-year-old male may take the title with only a single grade I win. read blog
Another golden opportunity has been dropped into the lap of Thoroughbred racing. A real rivalry; not one manufactured by publicists, but an honest, gritty, and scintillating rivalry. read blog
Let's put all U.S. racing on par with the rest of the world. read blog
The July 12 foal sale gross jumped 33.2%. A 1-2 finish by Japanese runners in the Dubai World Cup may have helped the sale.
With an impressive late kick, the filly by Include wins the Delaware Oaks by a neck and captures her first graded stakes.
The administrative hearing held June 28-30 to determine whether Kentucky Chief Steward John Veitch violated racing regulations only muddied the issues further and raised more questions. read blog
The grade I winner will stay in Nick Zito's barn and is being pointed toward the Whitney Handicap (gr. I). He'll stand at Lane's End upon retirement.
A baby step toward progress was how organizers described the two-day International Race Day Medication Summit held June 13-14 at Belmont Park.
A South African study showed a strong heritability between some stallions and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging, also known as bleeding.
A well-attended summit June 13 at Belmont Park shed a lot of light on the research and international regulations surrounding the race-day medication Salix.
Education was the primary mission of the June 13 International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH and the Racehorse held at Belmont Park in New York.
Longshot son of Roman Ruler takes the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) over Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed on a muddy track at Belmont Park.
Joe Morris is leaving the NTRA a second time to become MI Developments' vice president of operations and sales.
The medication summit will shed plenty of light on how the U.S. can improve its policies. Read Blog
'This race puts you in the history books. Horse racing is built around these three races.' Read Blog
Shackleford holds off a late-charging Animal Kingdom. Astrology finished third.
Dogwood Stable's Aikenite took the grade II Churchill Downs Stakes by a nose over Apriority.
First Dude beat a deep Alysheba Stakes field, claiming his second straight win of the year.
A trio of owners are lobbying for a federal ban of race-day drug use.
Trainer Graham Motion said the colt worked six furlongs in 1:13 and handled the surface well.
The son of Macho Uno worked in 1:00 2/5. Trainer Kathy Ritvo said the colt handled the track well and is blossoming.
A proposed federal bill would create a three-strikes-you're-out penalty system for anyone found guilty of racing a horse under the influence of a performance-enhancing drug.
Jackson's drive led him to unparalleled success.. but all was not cozy with the industry. Read Blog
A study commissioned by the TVG network has concluded that "exchange wagering provides an important option to grow the audience and participation in the sport in the U.S."
When you are in breeding, you have to stay in it and stay the course. Read Blog
Favorite Havre de Grace, Fox Hill Farms' daughter of Saint Liam, wins the grade I Apple Blossom Handicap by 3/4-length over Switch.
The racetrack association supports a realistic and practical approach to a proposal to ban all race-day medication in racehorses within five years.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is caught in a vicious cycle. Racetracks' and horsemen's associations are looking for reasons to avoid paying dues to the marketing/lobbying arm of the industry. Read Blog
Earthquake damage to Nakayama Racecourse has forced the rescheduling and relocation of Japan's first classic race, the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Jpn-I) to Tokyo Racecourse. The race will be run April 24 instead of April 17.
Four group races are affected by the cancellation. Racing will be held at Hanshin and Kokura racecourses.
- By Eric Mitchell
- West Region, Southwest Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Northeast Region, Kentucky
The comprehensive study will look at where Thoroughbred racing is and where it needs to be to prosper. Results will be presented Aug. 14 at The Jockey Club Round Table Conference.
Attorney Gerard Romski issued a statement Feb. 20 defending his client, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. He said a request by a regulatory executive for New York to review Dutrow's license is "unfounded and irresponsible."
A long history of numerous drug and regulatory violations necessitates that New York do a full review of Richard Dutrow Jr's racing license, says RCI president Ed Martin
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