As a prelude to the Derby Dozen, we are publishing a Top 25 list made up solely of horses who have not yet run in a stakes.
The Illinois Racing Board decided late Jan. 5 that Fairmount Park will race only three days in 2010 because of a dispute with union employees.
Nat Wess, a longtime presence on the racing scene in California and Minnesota, retired December 31, 2009, completing a 45-year career in thoroughbred racing.
Santa Anita-based horsemen had fond memories of the late former trainer J.E. "Cotton" Tinsley, who will be remembered during a gathering of his friends on Jan. 11 at Arcadia Golf Course. Tinsley was found dead Jan. 4
Six 3-year-old fillies shoot for their initial graded stakes win in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Jan. 10.
Ronald Waranch, who raced Southern California grade II winners Northern Afleet and Saint Afleet, died Jan. 6 at age 78.
- By Tom Precious
The New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.'s bankruptcy petition and attempt to alter how it funds the industry risks undermining the state's already hard-hit breeding programs, New York's leading breeding group is warning.
Apprentice jockey Kristina McManigell won her first career race when she piloted Real Stormy to victory in the second race Jan. 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.
Defending Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIIT) champion Kiss the Kid returns for another crack at the turf event, but figures to have a much tougher time in the 2010 edition.
Jason, Evan, and Les Instone of twinspires/brisnet preview the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II). Watch Now
Dunkirk, who ran second in the 2009 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Half-brother to Lookin At Lucky also scratched from Central Kentucky auction.
ESPN Radio has won the 2009 media Eclipse Award in the audio/multi-media Internet category for its live coverage of last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Female superstars Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta lead an all-star cast of finalists for the 2009 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.
Fasig-Tipton has ramped up its race sponsorship at Gulfstream Park as the Lexington sales company and Florida racetrack unveiled the new "Fasig-Tipton Filly Festival" to be run during the 2010 meet.
Grade I winner Purim, who stands at Richland Hills (Nathan Fox, president) near Midway, Ky., will stand for $10,000 it was announced Jan. 7.
The date for the 2010 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), Turfway Park's prep race for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been changed to March 27, a week later than the race traditionally has been run.
NBC Sports has won the 2009 Media Eclipse Award in the National Television Feature programming category for its documentary "The Story of Mine That Bird, 50-1", which aired at the beginning of its Preakness Stakes.
Yearling out of Australian champ Ha Ha brings Aust$700,00 ($640,241 in U.S. funds).
Breeders' Cup Chat: Jonathan Sheppard, Calvin Borel, and Jess Jackson were left out of their respective finalist categories... Read Blog
Multi-million dollar yearling Act of Duty apparently saved his talent for his progeny, as Fly By Phil's New Years Day win made him the first second-crop sire with a graded stakes winner.
A fatal gastrointestinal disease once limited to Scotland is being seen more frequently in certain parts of the world due to geographical progression, said British researchers.
The Unwanted Horse Coalition has published a handbook entitled Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Horses. The handbook includes sections on administration, continuing education, fundraising, support of equine care facilities, matchmaking, direct assistance, breeding control, and euthanasia.
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