Charlie Hayward urged the state to investigate quickly and "get the facts." He said no deliberate action was taken to keep the pari-mutuel takeout at an illegally higher rate on exotics.
Calumet Farm's devil's red and blue silks may be returning to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May atop Brad Kelley's homebred Optimizer.
Mucho Macho Man's last race at Churchill Downs was a third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby. His connections hope to be in the winner's circle this year following the Alysheba Stakes May 4.
New York State Racing and Wagering Board chairman John Sabini says it's time for a fresh look at the state's race-day medication policy.
Bodemeister worked a strong five furlongs in :59.48 April 29 on a muddy but firm Churchill Downs track.
Owners have clean, quick solution to Salix: Stop giving it to your racehorses read blog
Depth of quality this year means Derby favorite may be 6-1. read blog
During April 10 meeting in Lexington, TOBA board of trustee members discussed other ways owners can be involved in ending race-day medication use.
Georgia voters won't get a chance to decide on pari-mutuel wagering during the November election but supporters say progress is made every year.
Racing needs an aggressive push toward national unity. read blog
How long will racino operators, legislators support racing's side of the business? read blog
The international exchange wagering company promises to upgrade the racetrack and woo younger fans through social media and innovative promotions.
The heyday of the 2000s was exciting, but now we need realistic values and fair profits read blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher supplemented grade I-placed Big Blue Nation to the $100,000 OBS Championship colts and geldings division for 3-year-olds.
Zagora's great turn of foot delivered a win in the Hillsborough Stakes, just 3/5ths of a second off the Tampa Bay Downs track record for 1 1/8 miles on the turf.
The son of Macho Uno wins his second stakes of the year in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.
- By Eric Mitchell
- Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Northeast Region, Kentucky
The Jockey Club and National Thoroughbred Racing Association introduced the first in a series of fun, edgy videos designed to build a social network following for horse racing.
Synthetic experience key to decisions to ship to Dubai read blog
- By Eric Mitchell
- Northeast Region, West Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Kentucky
The American Graded Stakes Committee is taking a more realistic approach to implementing a pilot program to ban race-day medication for juvenile graded stakes. It acknowledges regulatory change will take time.
Horses and jobs are leaving Kentucky for other racing states with casino gaming read blog
The industry cannot move fast enough in the area of improving Thoroughbreds' care after they've retired from racing. read blog
With a new casino next door, shouldn't some effort be made to spruce up Aqueduct? read blog
Should the general sires list include North American earnings only? read blog
A fourth consecutive HOY title by a female is very possible for 2012. read blog
Ken and Sarah Ramsey won their second Eclipse Award as leading owner, having picked up their first in 2004 when they campaigned top older horses Kitten's Joy and Roses in May.
The soured relationship between the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and a key benefactor, the Paul Mellon Estate, withered further Jan. 5 when the TRF sued an executor of the endowment for libel and slander.
Top spot on the leading first-year sire list came down to New Year's Eve read blog
Stud fees are rising, nudged upward by the gradual recovery seen this year in the Thoroughbred commercial market. However, the current tide is not raising all boats. read blog
Concept isn't new...but worth revisiting... read blog
Barry Schwartz' 4-year-old daughter of Tiznow gets her first graded stakes victory Nov. 25 at Aqueduct.
Millionaire gelding wins a tight one over Immortal Eyes and Ben's Cat.
Three horses bred by BryLynn started in the Breeders' Cup: Aikenite, Teaks North, and Jeranimo. read blog
The Breeders' Cup did nothing to clear up the Horse of the Year picture. read blog
The world-class racemare, already a record-holder having won three Breeders' Cup Miles, finishes third in her attempt to win a fourth. Longshot Court Vision wins by a nose over Turallure.
Favorite Royal Delta takes the Ladies' Classic in deep stretch, claiming her second grade I for the year and giving trainer Bill Mott consecutive victories in the race.
Though several Juvenile Turf horses lost a chance to gallop on the grass due to rain Nov. 3, the connections say they all remain on track for Saturday's race.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Gung Ho, a 20-1 shot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT), was scratched out of the race Nov. 3, opening a position in the starting gate that will now be filled by Tequila Factor.
Prominent George Strawbridge Jr. said the U.S. needs more strict enforcement and tougher penalties for medication use in racehorses.
State of Play is one of two Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) entries owned by Team Valor International, which won this race last year with Pluck.
A lack of top European runners is threatening to be an ongoing problem for the Breeders' Cup. read blog
Multiple grade I winner and millionaire Shakespeare is returning to Central Kentucky for the 2012 breeding season. The son of Theatrical has been relocated from Signature Stallions in Central Florida to Lane's End Farm.
It will now cost $50 for the privilege of being denied Derby tickets. read blog
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.
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