Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called the state legislature's bluff Jan. 19 by presenting a two-year budget that relies on more than $700 million in revenue from gaming machines at racetracks.
Toccet, sire of 2009 Sovereign Award finalist Awesome Rhythm, will stand at Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa.
James Spence's El Caballo, a grade II runner-up last year, returns off a seven-month layoff as the 121-pound high weight in the $100,000 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds.
Winter mixed sale opens with a 13.2% increase in average and a 24.4% rise in median.
The four Sequel stallions -- Freud, Hook and Ladder, Noonmark, and Read the Footnotes -- will be shown Saturday, Jan. 23, at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
Foals by second-year stallion Bedford Falls may be eligible for a new incentive program valued at $125,000.
Even though it was only a little over two months, it seemed as though the Horse of the Year debate had gone on forever. Now that it is finally over, I wanted to give people a final chance to express their thoughts. Read Blog
Grade II winner King of the Roxy will enter stud at Chad and Tracey McCallum's McCallum View Farm near Moriarty, N.M.
Friesan Fire and General Quarters, both starters in the 2009 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I), will make their 4-year-old debuts Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds.
Highly-regarded Maximus Ruler makes his 3-year-old debut when he battles 10 rivals in the $100,000 LeComte Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds.
Rachel Alexandra gets the main prize, but partisan crowd shows admiration for both at the 2009 Eclipse Awards.
Super filly Rachel Alexandra tops Zenyatta in Horse of the Year balloting.
As Thoroughbred owner Earle I. Mack saw and read reports about the difficulty of the relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people, he felt a call to action.
Champion 2-year-old's first foal is a filly born at Calumet Farm.
A few images from the 2009 Eclipse Awards ceremony. View Photos
The first reported foal by graded stakes winner Xchanger was born Jan. 8 at Fox Den Farms in Maryland.
The Jockey Club of Turkey has added considerable strength to its stallion roster.
Delaware Park will offer 116 days of Thoroughbred racing in 2010. The meet, which runs from May 1 to Nov. 6, is highlighted by the Delaware Oaks (gr. II) and the Delaware Handicap (gr. II).
Santa Anita Park officials have indicated the California track's main racing surface will be replaced, but it remains to be seen if the new surface will be synthetic or dirt.
Relive Rachel Alexandra's historic year, from her first major win to being crowned 2009 Horse of the Year. View Photos
Animal health authorities have confirmed two cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Wiltshire, England. The two horses were recently imported from Romania via Belgium, noted a statement from the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
According to a recent report issued by the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office, the number of reported cases of rabies rose from 45 in 2008 to 46 in 2009. However, the number of cases has doubled in the last five years.
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