Latest News

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

  • 'Chase Jockey McCarron Has Surgery on Arm

    Matt McCarron, the two-time Eclipse Award champion steeplechase jockey who was injured in the opening race of the Saratoga meet on Wednesday, underwent surgery Friday morning to repair a broken left arm.

  • Ashado shown winning the Kentucky Oaks last year.

    Ashado Ready to Shine Again in Go for Wand

    Starlight Stable's Ashado, who served notice that she is fit and ready with a front-running romp in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I), is clearly the one to beat in the $250,000 Go for Wand (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • NYRA Makes Security Barn Adjustments

    The New York Racing Association is "100 percent committed" to race day security barns, but has taken immediate action to address concerns expressed by horsemen at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA president Charles E. Hayward said July 29.

  • Always Hopeful Posts Richmond Stakes Upset

    Aidan O'Brien's exciting team of juveniles suffered a reversal for the second time in three days Friday when Amigoni finished out of the frame in the Sterling Insurance Richmond Stakes (Eng-II), which was won by Always Hopeful.

  • Mare in Foal to Fusaichi Pegasus Among Top Sellers at Australian Sale

    Stakes winner Little Miss Marnie, who is in foal to <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4338487&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Fusaichi Pegasus</a>, sold for Aust$120,000 Friday at the William Inglis & Son winter mixed sale in Sydney, Australia.

  • Offlee Wild, winning the Suburban, worked out at Saratoga Friday.

    Offlee Wild, Swingforthefences Work at Spa

    AZ Azalea Stable's Offlee Wild was on the Saratoga main track Friday morning for a workout for trainer Juan Rodriguez, who has been taking over the training responsibilities of Richard Dutrow Jr. Dutrow will return to Saratoga on Monday after serving a 60-day suspension handed down in New York.

  • Southern Image

    Grade I Star Southern Image Retired

    Southern Image, one of the top older runners of 2004, has been retired from racing because of soreness in his cannon bones.

  • Millionaire Albert the Great's First Winner

    Albert the Great, a grade I winner who earned $3 million in his racing career, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Alberta Whiz won July 28 at Del Mar.

  • Alleged Ruler Faces Champs in Seagram Cup

    Alleged Ruler, a 4-year-old son of A.P. Indy, takes on five rivals, including champions One for Rose and Wake at Noon, in Saturday's $161,100 Seagram Cup (Can-III) at Woodbine.

  • Southern Cal Racetrack Chaplaincy Launches Web Site

    The Southern California Thoroughbred Racetrack Chaplaincy has launched a Web site, www.racetrackbiblestudy.com, offering streaming audio, outreach program information, and bible study information.

  • Bobby Frankel sends Miesque winner Louvain into Saturday&#39;s San Clemente &#39;Cap.

    Memorette, Louvain Battle in San Clemente

    Memorette, yet to win in 2005 while piling up earnings of $243,932, is among 14 3-year-old fillies entered for Saturday's $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) at one mile on the Del Mar turf. Ten will go to the post.

  • Horse Investment Bill Initiated in U.S. Senate

    A bill designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing provisions of federal law that favor other investments was introduced by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell July 28.

  • Lukas Points Grand Reward Toward Forego

    The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Grand Reward might have finished third in a conditioned allowance/optional claiming race on the opening day of the Saratoga meeting, but the Hall of Fame trainer has bigger things in mind for the regally-bred son of Storm Cat

  • Spinaway Could be Next for Fifth Avenue

    After closing to take second in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga on opening day, Fifth Avenue is now pointed toward the Aug. 26 Spinaway Stakes (gr. II).

  • Wonder Again to Defend Diana Title at Spa

    Wonder Again will return to Saratoga Saturday to defend her title against a field of nine other top-class fillies and mares in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT), formerly the Diana Handicap.

  • Zito To Saddle A Pair in Short Jim Dandy Field

    Trainer Nick Zito will send two of his 2005 Triple Crown contenders into action in Saturday's $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Andromeda's Hero and barnmate Noble Causeway lead the field of six entered.

  • Woodbine to Build Entertainment Complex

    Woodbine Entertainment Group enters a new era in horse racing and entertainment with its announcement today that, in partnership with American-based The Cordish Co., the Toronto track will build a $310 million, 25-acre entertainment district on the track's property.

  • Perfect Drift Heads Rich Washington Park

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, a grade I winner with earnings in excess of $3 million, looms as the overwhelming favorite over six rivals in the $300,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex has been sidelined by a condylar fracture.

    Afleet Alex Sidelined by Condylar Fracture

    Cash Is King's Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), was operated on Wednesday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic after suffering a condylar fracture. The 3-year-old son of Northern Afleet is now out of consideration for the upcoming Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) but could return for a fall campaign.

  • Horse Industry Groups to Fund Economic Study

    Three Kentucky horse industry groups have agreed to finance an economic impact study to help determine how a new state breeders incentive fun should be crafted.

  • WinStar Farm&#39;s Tiznow

    Tiznow Moves to Top of Freshman List

    The victory by Folklore in the July 27 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) opening day at Saratoga was more than just her first stakes win. It also was the first to represent her sire, Tiznow, the 2000 Horse of the Year.

  • McCarron Chooses TRF Retirees for Racing Academy

    Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has entered into an agreement with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to supply horses for the North American Racing Academy, a riding school McCarron plans to open later this year.

  • ReRun Launches New Program to Benefit Former Racehorses

    ReRun, the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, will launch its new fundraising program Running for ReRun at Saratoga Race Course July 30. The first horse signed up for the program is Cooking the Books owned by ReRun's vice-president, Felice Busto's Sea Horse NJ Stables.

  • Racing Officials Launch Accreditation Program

    The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program and the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program have joined forces with a broad coalition of racing industry organizations to launch the Racing Officials Accreditation Program.

  • Cornelio Velasquez rides Folklore to victory in the Adirondack Stakes on opening day at Saratoga.

    Folklore Wins Adirondack on Eventful First Day at Saratoga

    The 137th racing season at Saratoga Race Course got under way Wednesday with 2-year-old fillies taking to the historic oval. In the end it was the Robert and Beverly Lewis homebred Folklore who captured the opening day feature, the six-furlong, $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II).

  • Norman Ships Top Commander for Crosby

    Trainer Cole Norman, who captured the 2003 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) when he shipped Beau's Town to the seashore, will be represented by Top Commander in Sunday's edition of the six-furlong stakes.

  • Ready's Gal Ready to Go in Lake George

    Ready's Gal, winner of the Little Silver Stakes the first time she raced on grass, will try to make it two straight in Friday's Lake George Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga.

  • Madcap Escapade winning the Vinery Madison Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Retired

    Bruce Lunsford's millionaire Madcap Escapade, the brilliantly fast winner of the $500,000-added Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) in Calder Race Course's "Summit of Speed" in her most recent start, has been retired from racing after suffering a leg injury.

  • New ReRun Program to Benefit Former Runners

    ReRun Inc., the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, is launching its new program "Running for ReRun" at Saratoga Race Course July 30. "Running for ReRun" allows a horse owner to donate a portion of the horse's earnings to the ReRun program.

  • Opening Day at Saratoga rekindles memories of local legend.

    Sultan of Saratoga: Remembering Fourstardave

    For almost a decade, Fourstardave ruled over Saratoga like no horse before him. Nicknamed the "Sultan of Saratoga," the gelded son of Compliance --Broadway Joan, by Bold Arian, won at least one race at the historic Spa for eight consecutive years.

  • Proclamation Posts Mild Upset in Sussex Stakes

    Mick Kinane landed his second group 1 win within the space of five days when he helped Proclamation, the 3-1 second favorite, gain a tactical edge over 2-1 market leader and defending champion Soviet Song to land the one-mile Sussex Stakes Wednesday at Goodwood.

  • Preventing Bucked Shins

    Shin soreness, or bucked shins, in Thoroughbred racehorses is a partly preventable condition according to a recent Australian study. Horses with shin soreness display signs of pain on the front of the shins between the knee and fetlock, said David Evans, BVSc, PhD, associate professor of veterinary science at the University of Sydney and one of the resear...

  • Best of Luck to Stand in New York

    New York grade II winner Best of Luck has been acquired by Elisabeth Jerkens' Hardwicke Stable and been relocated to Carl Lizza Jr. and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.