Thoroughbred Owners of California members have given wide support to bylaw amendments that will clear the way for a full board election early next year, according to a Dec. 29 press release from the horsemen's organization.
Chuck Jenda, who conditioned Northern California's first Eclipse Award winner, Brown Bess, has retired from training after a successful 36-year career.
As the world's racing centers develop their championships, it becomes harder to identify the world's best runners.
Military Hawk, one of the most durable and classy Thoroughbreds in Washington history, has died from colic, trainer Sharon Ross said.
The important industry fundraiser begins with a telephone seasons auction Jan. 4-6 and ends with a live auction of select season Jan. 7 at Keeneland.
Miss Mittagong will attempt to give trainer Ben Cecil consecutive wins in the Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita on New Year's Day.
Bipartisan efforts to get a constitutional amendment on casino gambling on the 2012 ballot in Kentucky continued Dec. 29 when Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear met with Republican Sen. Damon Thayer.
- By Tom LaMarra
Peggy Hendershot, who has headed the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's legislative endeavors, is leaving the organization at the end of 2011.
Trainer Anthony Dougherty, who overcame a brain tumor, saddled his first career winner Dec. 28, sending out City of Trix to a victory under Matthew Straight in the eighth race at Turfway Park.
Awesome Belle, Bet to Win, and Say a Novena, all consistent performers until their most recent stakes efforts, will try to take a step back in the right direction when they contest the Old Hat (gr. III) Jan. 1 at Gulfstream.
Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm will conduct a stallion show and open house Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m.-noon.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
The Guitar Hero video game franchise has been exceedingly popular...But it probably isn't half as popular in Louisiana as the state's own four-legged "guitar hero," Star Guitar.
Probable champion My Miss Aurelia has been given time off for a sore shin and probably won't resume light training until February, co-owner George Bolton said Dec. 29.
Jason, Tom and James from Brisnet.com handicap the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita this week. watch video
The 2011 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category has gone to Thoroughbred Times Co. for its "Breeders' Cup -- On the Scene" coverage of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
For the second consecutive year, ESPN has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television-Live Racing Programming for its telecast of "The Breeders' Cup Classic" at the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
HRTV won the 2011 Media Eclipse Award in the Television-Features programming category for its documentary "Inside Information: Randy Romero," about the triumphs and lifelong struggles for survival of the Hall of Fame jockey.
The New York Racing Association has launched an online handicapping "application aimed at new and novice horse players that also synthesizes handicapping angles into a useful wagering tool for the experienced bettor."
As retirement looms for Rapid Redux, the trainer of the horse that tied Citation's modern day record for most wins in a year is seeking a retirement home for the 5-year-old gelding.
Instant Racing at Kentucky Downs produced more than $19.52 million in wagers in its first three months of operation, according to figures from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Victoire Pisa, winner of the 2011 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing to stand at stud at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan.
At the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Meeting, held Nov. 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas, approximately 75 equine practitioners from around the country as well as abroad actively debated a list of issues related to hormone use in mares. The discussion centered on topics selected by the audience: Induction of ovulation, estrus ...
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