Headlines for Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • NYRA Budget Passes, But Not Without Debate

    The board of the New York Racing Association met for the first time a year ago, but it wasn't until its eighth meeting Dec. 4 that its members offered significant disagreement to a proposal made by chair David Skorton.

  • Horizontal Navigation: Breeding Tab

    Take a quick tour of the BloodHorse.com breeding tab, located in the horizontal navigation mega dropdown. Read more about the new look of BloodHorse.com at http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/82256.

  • Hialeah Park

    Hialeah May Push for Thoroughbred License

    Hialeah Park has begun its fifth consecutive Quarter Horse racing season and is preparing for a year in which it might have its biggest chance yet to regain a Thoroughbred racing license.

  • And They're Off: Hollywood Park Farewell

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman takes us on a tour of Hollywood Park. The duo share stories of Bobby Frankel, the horses who have entered the gates of Hollywood Park, and how Lenny met his first love there.

  • Parents Honor winning the 2012 Claiming Crown Jewel.
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    Ramseys Ready for Claiming Crown

    The first major event of the Gulfstream Park Championship Meet will take place Dec. 7 with the Claiming Crown, a collection of eight stakes races worth a total of $1 million.

  • Hong Kong Jockey Championship: Gary Stevens

    Returning back to Hong Kong after 12 Years, Gary talks about what motivates him to get out of bed every day. Gary talks about Richard Hughes and Mike Smith as competitors during the Hong Kong International Jockey Challenge.

  • Alexandra Jara

    Jara's Sister to Make Panama Riding Debut

    Alexandra Jara, the 23-year-old sister of 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I)-winning jockey Fernando Jara, is set to make her riding debut on Dec. 8 at Hipodromo Presidente Remon in Juan Diaz, Panama.

  • And They're Off: Hollywood Park Farewell

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman takes us on a tour of Hollywood Park. The duo share stories of Bobby Frankel, the horses who have entered the gates of Hollywood Park, and how Lenny met his first love there. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Bad Debt
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    Bad Debt, Philly Ace Tropical Turf Topweights

    Millions Turf Preview Stakes winner Bad Debt shares co-highweight assignment with Philly Ace in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Dec. 7 at Calder, a race Philly Ace won in 2012 in his last start.

  • Official Says Juddmonte Group Not for Sale

    In response to widespread media speculation Juddmonte Group chief executive Douglas Erskine-Crum issued a statement Dec. 4 saying Prince Khalid Abdullah's worldwide racing and breeding operation is not for sale.

  • Mucho Macho Man won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Classic/33150031_7ZnLk4#!i=2883094903&k=6hpxVVd">Order This Photo</a>

    Mucho Macho Man to Race in 2014

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man will return to competition in 2014 with a goal of defending his title in the $5 million race he won Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, according to his connections.

  • BloodHorse.com Horizontal Navigation: Racing Tab

    Take a quick tour of the BloodHorse.com racing tab, located in the horizontal navigation mega dropdown. Read more about the new look of BloodHorse.com at http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/82256.

  • Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

    British trainer Gerard Butler received a five-year suspension for having nine horses in his barn that tested positive for anabolic steroid use, the British Horseracing Authority announced Dec. e.

  • Hong Kong Jockey Championship: Gary Stevens

    Returning back to Hong Kong after 12 Years, Gary talks about what motivates him to get out of bed every day. Gary talks about Richard Hughes and Mike Smith as competitors during the Longines Hong Kong International Jockey Championships.