The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale, which suffered significant setbacks in its key business figures last year, got some good news during its opening session Oct. 5 in Timonium, Md.
MI Developments has appointed Timothy Ritvo, a veteran trainer in Florida and several Northeast states, to the new position of vice president of racing for the East coast.
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Keeneland opens its 17-day fall meeting Oct. 8 with a pair of graded stakes, highlighted by the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies on Polytrack.
Ninety-one horses are scheduled to be offered during the November breeding stock auction.
Daniel Orantes, a groom at Churchill Downs, is the 2010 recipient of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award.
A Galileo filly brought 1.2 million guineas ($1,993,173 in U.S. funds) to top the opening session of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England.
The Breeders' Cup has announced that luxury timepiece manufacturer Montblanc again is the exclusive promotional partner in the timing category for the 2010 Breeders' Cup.
Churchill Downs Inc. will terminate about 60 employees because of what it calls "redundancies" in its online betting operations.
Beulah Park, which has changed hands several times in its long history, will open its 2010-11 meet Oct. 12 under the new ownership of Penn National Gaming Inc.
After 23 years at Beulah Park in Ohio, Mike Weiss has formed his own consulting business with a focus on horse racing, concerts, and events.
The Thoroughbred Club of America has selected Richard Duchossois as its Honored Guest and will honor him at the organization's annual Testimonial Dinner in Lexington.
Makfi, this season's Stanjames.com Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner and a conqueror of star filly Goldikova, has been retired from racing.
Demi O'Byrne purchased a Galileo filly for nearly $2 million during the opening session of the Book 1 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.
Two veterinarians from Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine will present a free seminar on equine nutrition on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will take place in E-100 Veterinary Medical Center on the MSU campus.
More than 100 anti-slaughter protestors targeted horse processing plants, restaurants, and specialty butcher shops in 10 Canadian cities yesterday to promote support of C-544, legislation that would amend the Canadian Health of Animals Act to forbid the import and transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption in that country.
Horses might experience increased stress during equestrian events and competitions, but that stress appears relatively mild and might even be beneficial according to new research by Austrian, German, and French equitation scientists.
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