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  • RCI Has New Take on Out-of-Competition Tests

    The umbrella group for regulators in North America is examining a new approach to out-of-competition testing that would not only target blood doping and gene doping, but also identify horses at risk of catastrophic injury.

  • Fasig-Tipton Ky Winter Mixed Sale Preview

    Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency and Boyd Browning, president and chief executive officer of Fasig-Tipton.

  • Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale Preview

    Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency and Boyd Browning, president and chief executive officer of Fasig-Tipton.

  • Acceptance

    Acceptance Turned Out With Shin Issues

    Promising California-bred 3-year-old Acceptance, who suffered his first defeat in four starts when fourth as the 1-2 favorite in the California Cup Derby Jan. 24 at Santa Anita Park, has been turned out at Old English Rancho.

  • Christina Bossinakis

    Handicappers Size Up X-Country Pick 4

    Gulfstream Park handicappers Ron Nicoletti and Christina Bossinakis have studied the Xpressbet $500,000 X-Country Pick 4, which includes top Feb. 7 stakes races at Gulfstram Park and Santa Anita Park.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Negotiations Continue on Suffolk Downs Meet

    Negotiations that could lead to reopening of Suffolk Downs are continuing after track owners proposed the possibility of using money generated from the state's casino industry to help underwrite the cost of a meet.

  • Managing Foal Rejection

    Your long-awaited foal is almost here. You can't wait to watch your mare lick her youngster dry, gently nuzzle his rump as he nurses, and graze next to him in the pasture. But when he makes his entrance into the world, your mare wants nothing to do with him. She pins her ears, tosses her head, and moves away as he wobbles towards her. She's reject...

  • The Maryland Jockey Club has banned trainers Juan C. Vazquez (pictured above) and Hector Garcia from its racetracks.

    Maryland Jockey Club Bans Pair of Trainers

    On the heels of the Maryland Racing Commission suspending trainer Hector Garcia, the Maryland Jockey Club has decided to ban Garcia and his sometimes-boss Juan C. Vazquez from its racetracks.

  • Smiling Tiger's First Foal for Owner Lebherz

    The first reported foal by grade I-winning Smiling Tiger is a colt out of the grade I-placed and stakes-winning broodmare Erica's Smile, Premier Thoroughbreds and Harris Farms announced Feb. 5.

  • Mike Rogers of Stronach Group offering industry insights during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention.

    Stronach Group Addresses Fundamental Issues

    The Stronach Group remains optimistic about the future of the horse racing industry in North America and will continue to push for what it believes are fundamental structural changes needed to move the business forward.

  • Ron Turcotte

    Turcotte Honorary Chairman for PDJF Event

    Hall of Fame rider Ron Turcotte, best known as the jockey for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, will serve as the honorary chairman of the 2015 "Jockeys and Jeans" fundraiser set for May 30 at Indiana Grand.

  • Catching up with Thunder Gulch

    See photos from Anne's recent visit with Thunder Gulch at Ashford Stud, as well as Groupie Doll and Plum Pretty at Timber Town Stable.

  • Candle Believed to be Cause of Fire

    Officials believe a massive fire Feb. 4 at The Thoroughbred Center near Lexington was caused by an unattended candle in an apartment within the structure that also included a chaplain's office and tack and leather shop.

  • Arkansas Derby Last of its Kind

    Keeneland is now back on dirt and that means the Blue Grass Stakes is back to being a major prep for the Kentucky Derby and no longer a haven for grass and synthetic horses looking to back door it into the Run for the Roses.

  • That Handicapping Show: The San Antonio

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the San Antonio Stakes featuring California Chrome, Shared Belief, and Hoppertunity. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the San Antonio.

  • Shared Belief

    Donn, San Antonio Kick Off HRRN Schedule

    The Horse Racing Radio Network will kick off its 2015 broadcast schedule Feb. 7 when it returns to Gulfstream Park to provide live coverage of the Donn Handicap and San Antonio Invitational Stakes from Santa Anita Park.

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    El Kabeir Looks to Take Next Step in Withers

    El Kabeir, the current leader on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will look to take the next step toward the starting gate on the first Saturday in May when he tackles the $250,000 Withers.