Jockey Grant Whitacre will miss the entire spring meet at Pimlico Race Course after he cracked the T6 vertebra in his back and broke his nose during a spill during training March 30 at Laurel Park.
Apprentice rider Sarah Rook returned a winner after an absence of three months as Pimlico Race Course opened its spring meet March 30.
The CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee will conduct a public meeting April 11, for discussion and action on a number of proposals relating to the safety of racehorses and the integrity of racing.
Georgia voters won't get a chance to decide on pari-mutuel wagering during the November election but supporters say progress is made every year.
Alpha and My Adonis, two leading contenders for the upcoming $1 million Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, put in their final works for the race March 30.
Simon Burgess talks with Nelson Clemmens, AmWest CEO, about the Dubai World Cup, the chances of the American horses, and AmWest.
Simon Burgess talks with Nelson Clemmens, AmWest CEO, about the Dubai World Cup, the chances of the American horses, and AmWest. Watch Video
Nobody would have blamed the connections of Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) winner El Padrino if they had chosen to return to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots rather than staying in Florida to face Union Rags in the Florida Derby.
In response to recent equine deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack, regulators in New York are poised to adopt a rule voiding claiming race sales of horses that die during a claiming event or are euthanized on-track after a race.
Derby prep contenders Najjaar, My Adonis, Midnight Transfer, and I'll Have Another post timed workouts on the morning of March 30.
The Organization of Racing Investigators discussed multiple integrity-related issues during its annual training conference March 11-14 in Indiana.
While champion Royal Delta spent another morning turning heads as she soared around Meydan on March 30, her owner and jockey were living out the dream with which she has gifted them. read blog
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Frankie Dettori, who has 7 mounts on the Dubai World Cup program including African Story.Sponsored by AmWest
Before beginning any talk about Take Charge Indy, Pat Byrne wants to make one thing clear: He has no regrets about not running the colt in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II).
A coalition of Pennsylvania horsemen is seeking a series of "state-level" meetings of all stakeholders in horse racing to examine ways to improve the health and safety of equine and human participants.
Simon Burgess talks with Caspar Fownes, trainer Lucky Nine, who runs in the Dubai Golden Shaheen..Sponsored by AmWest
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Secret Circle's career suggests that his pedigree might be at variance with his natural aptitude for speed.
Going strictly by the numbers, Windsurfer would appear to have little or no shot to win the Louisiana Derby. But sometimes, numbers do lie, which is why racing has a steady stream of longshot winners. read blog
- By Tom LaMarra
The Jockey Club officially released its "Reformed Racing Medication Rules" March 30, but broad adoption of the policies hinges on action by regulators in all racing jurisdictions.
Simon Burgess talks with Fred Crabbia, owner of Rocket Man, winner of the 2011 Dubai Golden Shaheen, who is back to try again in 2012..Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Kerrin McEnvoy, who rides Helmet in the UAE Derby, and Sepoy in the Dubai Golden Shaheen.Sponsored by AmWest
Game On Dude co-owner handled the media with ease while trainer Bob Baffert was hospitalized. Now that Baffert has been released, Schiappa is confident Game On Dude is ready for a strong showing in the Dubai World Cup.
Simon Burgess talks with Paul Messara, trainer of Ortensia, who runs in the Al Quoz Sprint.Sponsored by AmWest
Godolphin will send out a trio of top-class runners to compete in the $1 million Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Etisalat (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.
Giant Ryan and The Factor, the U.S. representatives in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, have worked well on the Tapeta surface at Meydan Racecourse and appear primed for big efforts.
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Frankie Dettori, who has 7 mounts on the Dubai World Cup program including African Story. Watch Video
Just as "there's more than one way to skin a cat," there is more than one way to repair a horse's wound, particularly if it's located on the lower limb. And while many of us might be under the impression that all horse wounds should be stitched closed as soon as possible, this is not always an option. Richard Hackett, DVM, MS, Dipl. ...
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