Headlines for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

  • Jockeys' Guild Seeks KY Legislative Support

    The Jockeys' Guild has sent letters to Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky General Assembly, asking that jockeys not be forgotten when the legislature considers any changes in the laws concerning the equine industry.

  • Barrel Racing

    State Court Rejects Appeal Over Barrel Racing

    A state court in Tallahassee, Fla., on Dec. 13 denied a request by two Florida Quarter Horse associations to shut down the pari-mutuel barrel racing meet Gretna Racing has been holding at its facility since Dec. 1.

  • Hangin' With Haskin: Good Luck

    Watching the pilot for David Milch's upcoming HBO series "Luck," I sort of felt the way the assortment of characters in the show are supposed to feel in their designated roles depicting life on the racetrack.

  • Union Rags

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    Union Rags Back in Light Training

    Turned out at a Wellington, Fla. farm shortly after suffering his first loss by a nose in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on Nov. 5, Union Rags has returned to light training after a short break.

  • Inspired by Lights (blog)

    Guest blogger Mary Cage shares the story of Lights on Broadway, a horse that was rescued from a near death experience, after which he inspired the foundation of a Thoroughbred non-profit organization.

  • Industry Voices: Balance of Power (blog)

    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently called a high-profile turf contest between the West Virginia Racing Commission and the Charles Town racetrack. The stakes were for the control of horse racing.

  • Michael Pender

    Double the Pleasure: Michael Pender (blog)

    Apparently trainer Michael Pender felt it took too long for Jeranimo and Ultimate Eagle to win graded stakes a week apart in October, so he sent them both back out to take graded events on consecutive days in November.