• September racing at Parx includes Pennsylvania Derby, won last year by Frosted

    PA-Bred Fund Compromise Bill Prepared

    A Pennsylvania lawmaker will introduce legislation that would restore delayed breeder and stallion awards payments and also alter some of the parameters of the Thoroughbred breeding program.

  • Racing returns to Kentucky Downs Sept. 3

    KY Downs to Open With Loaded All-Turf Card

    Kentucky Downs will begin its lucrative five-day, all-turf meet Sept. 3 with four stakes—two of them for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs—worth a total of $1.4 million. The 10-race card saw 136 horses make the overnight.

  • Racing at Monmouth Park

    Monmouth Gets Donation, Alters Shipper Policy

    Monmouth Park said it has received an anonymous contribution of $60,000 for its racehorse aftercare program, and thus will end a policy of charging $1,000 per horse that leaves the grounds to race at Suffolk Downs and then returns.

  • Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg

    Pennsylvania Breeder Awards Remain On Hold

    The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Aug. 24 again postponed action on breeder and stallion award payments that haven't been paid since earlier this year because of ambiguous language in a new horseracing reform law,

  • Mohaymen

    Mohaymen Cuts Back to Sprint in King's Bishop

    Shadwell Stable's homebred Mohaymen, a four-time grade II winner, will cut back to one turn for the first time since last November in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • A.P. Indian (center) wins Alfred G. Vanderbilt July 30 at Saratoga

    A.P. Indian Puts Streak On Line in Forego

    Green Lantern Stables' A.P. Indian, in the midst of a four-race win streak capped by his first victory in grade I company, drew outside of the other speed in a full field for the $700,000 Priority One Jets Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.

  • Camp Creek wins Breeders' Stakes Aug. 21 at Woodbine

    Camp Creek Posts Upset in Breeders' Stakes

    Hillsbrook Farms' homebred Camp Creek, supplemented for $12,500 off of his maiden victory, rallied from well off the pace to upset the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes for 3-year-old Canadian-breds Aug. 21 at Woodbine.

  • Ready Intaglio wins Aug. 20 Canadian Derby

    Ready Intaglio Captures Canadian Derby

    Robbin Martens' Ready Itaglio, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred by Indygo Shiner, rallied from next-to-last in a 12-horse field to win the $150,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) Aug. 20 at Northlands Park in Alberta.

  • Conquest Daddyo gallops Aug. 18 at Woodbine

    Casse Targets Third Leg of Canadian Crown

    If trainer Mark Casse has his way, there will be different winners of each of the three legs of the Canadian Triple Crown, which concludes Aug. 21 with the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Racing at Mountaineer in West Virginia

    Accreditation Gets Push in West Virginia

    West Virginia Racing Commission staff will explore, among other things, whether capital improvement money racetracks get from a video lottery terminal fund can be used to pay for accreditation through the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Point Piper wins the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs

    Point Piper Sets Record in Longacres Mile

    Point Piper, owned by Dan Gatto, Russo Racing, and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, capitalized on a fast early pace to win the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 14 at Emerald Downs and in the process set a track record for one mile.

  • Jeff Novitzky speaks at Aug. 14 Round Table Conference

    Call Issued for Consensus on Medication Plan

    The need for consensus among major stakeholders in horse racing in regard to drug testing and enforcement of penalties again was a major theme during The Jockey Club Round Table Conference held Aug. 14 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Saratoga Springs residents have been making their point

    In Saratoga, Passion for Racing and Politics

    A decision on the re-privatization of NYRA was delayed, but groups in the city of Saratoga Springs are taking full advantage of the well-attended summer race meet to reiterate their position in advance of the 2017 legislative session.

  • The NTRA actively lobbies Congress as part of its mission

    NTRA, Lobbyist Outline Federal Initiatives

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and its Washington, D.C., lobbying firm are playing the waiting game regarding tax changes that would allow pari-mutuel bettors to keep more of their winnings.

  • Jim Gagliano

    Integrity, Innovation on Round Table Agenda

    The Jockey Club will use its Aug. 14 Round Table Conference to discuss ways it can build upon existing programs, and also will continue its advocacy for federal legislation regarding equine medication and drug testing.

  • Pennsylvania lawmakers will hold their next session in September

    PA Breeders Continue Push for Fund Payments

    Gov. Tom Wolf has told Pennsylvania Thoroughbred breeders the resumption of payment of breeder and stallion awards lies with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, so they plan to again ask the regulatory agency to free up the money.

  • Cupid wins West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer

    Well-Traveled Cupid Takes West Virginia Derby

    Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Cupid, no worse for wear after his second trip from California in a month, dominated nine other 3-year-olds in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer.

  • In the Fairway wins Northern Panhandle at Mountaineer

    Coleswood Sweeps Lucrative WV-Bred Stakes

    The trip from Charles Town Aug. 6 proved lucrative for Coleswood Farm, which swept both $100,000 West Virginia-bred stakes at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort on its West Virginia Derby (gr. II) program.

  • Preemptive Strike wins Aug. 5 at Ellis Park

    Can Preemptive Strike Follow Half Brother?

    Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson's homebred 3-year-old colt Surgical Strike has banked $340,813 thus far, which bodes well for his half brother, Preemptive Strike, who broke his maiden in his second start Aug. 5 at Ellis Park.

  • Peter Giangulio, who with his sister, Barbara Geraghty, owns Castle Rock Farm in Chester County, PA

    PA Awards Delay Is 'Killing Breeders'

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association is urging members and non-members to contact Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate release of breeder and stallion awards that have been suspended since a new horseracing reform law took effect in late February.

  • Kentucky Derby week revenue increased this year

    CDI Reports 27% Increase in Net Income

    Continued growth in the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fueled an increase in earnings for the racing segment of Churchill Downs Inc. in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Racing at Sunland Park in New Mexico

    NM Meeting Designed to Bring About Change

    The New Mexico racing and breeding industry recently held the first of what could become a regular series of meetings to address common issues, including equine medication and drug testing protocol.

  • A vintage postcard of Ocean Downs

    CDI Eyes Maryland Presence With Ocean Downs

    Casino at Ocean Downs, a harness track on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, is in the process of being purchased by Churchill Downs Inc. and Saratoga Casino Holdings from Delaware Park owner William Rickman.

  • Mountaineer Continues to Feel Purse Pinch

    Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will be in the spotlight Aug. 6 with its $1.65 million all-stakes program featuring the West Virginia Derby. But on a day-to-day basis, the track continues to struggle in a difficult economic environment.

  • Upstart wins the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn

    Upstart Training Well for Whitney

    Ralph Evans and WinStar Farm's Upstart is on point for the $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course, but trainer Rick Violette Jr. is well aware of the competition.

  • Ahh Chocolate wins Allaire du Pont at Pimlico

    Ahh Chocolate Primed for Groupie Doll Stakes

    Stoneway Farm's homebred Ahh Chocolate looks to bounce back from a fifth-place finish in the Fleur de Lis Stakes (gr. II) when she returns for the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 6 at Ellis Park.

  • Russell Road winning at Charles Town

    Russell Road Eyes $2M Mark at Mountaineer

    Mark Russell's 10-year-old gelding Russell Road, winner of 31 of 61 starts, will attempt to clear the $2 million mark in earnings Aug. 6 in the $100,000 Northern Panhandle Stakes for West Virginia-breds at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Mo Tom wins Ohio Derby in June

    Cupid, Mo Tom in Full WV Derby Field

    Indiana Derby (gr. II) winner Cupid and Ohio Derby victor Mo Tom are among a field of 12, with another on the also-eligible list, entered for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Breeder and stallion awards currently suspended in Pennsylvania

    PHBA Asks Governor to Facilitate Payments

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has asked Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate resumption of breeder and stallion awards payments that have been suspended since late March because of ambiguous language in a new racing reform law.

  • Large group met in late July to discuss aftercare.

    International Aftercare Forum Set for 2017

    Groundwork continues to be laid for an international conference on racehorse aftercare that has been scheduled for October 2017, according to Godolphin, which in late July held three days of meetings as part of the planning process.

  • Exaggerator, with Kent Desormeaux, wins the 49th Running of The Haskell Invitational (GI) at Monmouth Park on July 31, 2016.

    Exaggerator Rebounds With Haskell Victory

    Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners, and Rocker O Ranch's Exaggerator continued to show his affinity for off tracks with a sweeping off-the-pace victory in the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Racing at Parx in Pennsylvania

    Reinstatement of PA Awards Payments Tabled

    Restoration of payments for Pennsylvania breeder and stallion awards suspended since late March because of incorrect language in an omnibus horseracing reform bill signed into law in late February will have to wait at least another month.

  • Winning Cause after 2015 Red Bank victory

    Infinite Wisdom in Wide-Open Oceanport

    Amerman Racing Stables' Infinite Wisdom, lightly raced when compared with others in the field, seeks his third win in a row and first in a stakes in the $150,000 Oceanport (gr. IIIT) July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Deadline approaches for early nomination to KTBIF

    KY Incentive Fund Holds Steady for 2016

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund accumulated $10.36 million from the state's 6% sales tax on stallion fees for fiscal 2016 and expects the number of mares registered to the program to be similar to that of fiscal 2015.

  • Penn National Race Course

    PA Report Shows Impact of Slots on Purses

    Statistics in the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission annual report for 2015 reflect how integral revenue from slot machines is to purses for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing at six racetrack casinos in the state.

  • Amis Gizmo wins Prince of Wales Stakes

    Favored Amis Gizmo Captures Prince of Wales

    Ivan Dalos' Amis Gizmo avenged a half-length loss in the Queen's Plate, first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, with a powerful victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes July 26 at Fort Erie Race Track.

  • Long On Value wins the Lucky Coin Stakes at Saratoga July 25.

    Long On Value Too Tough in Lucky Coin Stakes

    Wachtel Stables and George Kerr's Long On Value had won his only other start at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in 2013, and July 25 at Saratoga Race Course he made it two-for-two with a victory in the $100,000 Lucky Coin Stakes.