A fire at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., destroyed a barn on the morning of Oct. 11 but no people or horses were injured.
The list of probables for the Breeders' Cup Classic will undoubtedly change before pre-entries are due on Oct. 22, but here's the best we know based on the information that's out there.
Researchers at the University of Guelph are seeking participation in a survey evaluating biosecurity practices at equine breeding farms.
"Equine recurrent uveitis has been an interest of mine for as long as I've been an ophthalmologist," began Brian C. Gilger, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO. "Unfortunately, it's still an interest because we can't seem to get this disease under control."
New York racing officials are set to begin implementing new rules based on recommendations by a recent industry task force report to increase safety conditions for horses and jockeys.
Gourmet Dinner, who won two divisions of the 2010 Florida Stallion Stakes series at Calder Casino & Race Course, returns to the track where he began his career for the $100,000 Spend A Buck Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 13.
Two T's At Two B and D'nied Permission, winners of the first two events in this year's Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder Casino and Race Course, will return for the In Reality Division, the rich finale of the series Oct. 13.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey looks to return grade III victor Boisterous to winning form in the $150,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 13 at Belmont Park.
With their purses enhanced to $250,000 apiece, two stakes races for juveniles take center stage at this year's 23rd California Cup, to be run Oct. 13 at Santa Anita Park.
A Galileo filly, which is a full sister to 2012 Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Was, topped the second session of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale. She commanded 1.5 million guineas.
Trainer Dale Romans looks to improve upon the considerable success he has already enjoyed in turf races this season when he sends out Quick Wit in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) Oct. 13 at Hawthorne Race Course
First-crop sire War Cry was represented by his first winner Oct. 7 at Woodbine when homebred filly Jean's a Lady won a $50,000 maiden special weight by a neck for trainer Steve Attard and owners John Curtis and Gino Panza.
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey started the Keeneland fall season off with a bang, and will be represented by their top contender Oct. 13 when Stephanie's Kitten takes on eight in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
While Ruthenia and Laughing are co-highweights in the $150,000 Athenia Stakes at Belmont Park, they do not figure to hook up until late in the 1 1/16-mile turf race for females because of their different running styles.
Eltish, the 1994 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up who stood at stud in Florida and later in New York, was euthanized the last part of September because of complications from EPM.
Keeneland and Woodbine Entertainment Group were declared co-winners of this year's Simulcast Award at the International Simulcast Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
There are international implications to the Oct. 10 announcement that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will attend the races at Ascot Oct. 20. A battle for supremacy is looming among three big year-ending race meets.
At its annual conference, IFHA chairman Louis Romanet has applauded the continued efforts of The Jockey Club to prohibit race-day medication in U.S. racing.
Fifty-one horses are entered in the five races that make up the Best of Ohio, an event that figures to benefit in future years from video lottery terminal revenue.
Henrythenavigator, an Irish champion who has been based all four years at stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles. Ky., will stand in 2013 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Lentenor, a 5-year-old full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury.
With a 36.4% increase in average and 84.6% jump in median, the Barretts yearling sale fired on all cylinders Oct. 9 at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif.
Two winners in two days brings Henrythenavigator's total to 12, including Amerigo Vespucci, his first North American winner, who was victorious on Columbus Day. read blog
More than 400 equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been confirmed nationwide this year, according to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The current total marks a 372% increase in cases compared to last year's total.
The majority of the equine diet should be based on forage, which serves as a source of fiber and nutrients. However, some horses might not readily consume all types of hay. To that end, a team of California State University researchers set out to compare four hay types to determine which horses are most inclined to consume.
The California Horse Racing Board and Thoroughbred Owners of California are discussing plans about what to do if Betfair Hollywood Park shuts down.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company and The Jockey Club Information Systems will be conducting two seminars focusing on the Equineline Sales Catalog App.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed and horses of racing age sale generated results that were encouraging to the company's officials.
War Front, who ranks fifth on this year's third-crop sires' list by progeny earnings, will stand in 2013 for $80,000, a jump of $20,000 from his $60,000 fee in 2012.
Long-time Texas Thoroughbred Association employee Mary Ruyle has been promoted to executive director, a position she will take officially on Nov. 1.
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale got off to an impressive start in England with an opening session gross of 23,016,000 guineas ($38,843,490 in U.S. funds).
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Inspired will try for her sixth stakes win this season when she faces other top female turf sprinters in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes on Oct. 12 at Keeneland.
Degenerate Gal, a grade II winner and a graded stakes producer, was euthanized Oct. 1 because of complications from old age.
Steve tells the tale of Shanghai Bobby. read blog
Serdal Adali was voted president of The Jockey Club of Turkey and a new executive committee was elected at the organization's Extraoridnary Assembly Sept. 21.
Southern California-based trainer David Hofmans, who boasts classic wins and Breeders' Cup victories, notched career win 1,000 on Oct. 8 when Sultry Season rallied from sixth to win the 10th race at Santa Anita Park.
Monmouth Park registered gains in average daily attendance but declines in pari-mutuel handle for its 65-day meet, officials said Oct. 7, closing day of the meet.
- By Tom LaMarra
Last year a door opened for the pari-mutuel industry, leading to an opportunity for racetracks to expand their gaming options and potentially boost revenue and purses read blog
The winners of two $100,000 stakes races for 2-year-olds on the turf at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 8 will likely head to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Board of Directors of Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has approved a grant of $11,323 for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center.
One of the most critical elements of operation for a major equine hospital is biosecurity, which can be challenging for facilities treating critically ill patients. Horses recovering from acute colic or colic surgery are among the most medically vulnerable to secondary illness, due in part to environmental and physical stressors, as well as potentially un...
Undefeated 2-year-old Shanghai Bobby will travel to California to compete in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park, Starlight Racing managing partner Jack Wolf confirmed Oct. 8.
There were no surprises in a pair of grade III stakes Oct. 8 at Hastings Racecourse as heavily favored Commander took the B. C. Premier's Stakes and 3-5 favorite Class Included won the Ballerina Stakes.
Racing consultant Earl Ola talks about the relationship between conditioning and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging (EIPH), also known as bleeding read blog
Race seven at Laurel Park in Maryland literally went down to the wire Oct. 8 as four horses arrived at the finish line together, resulting in a rather unique climax, a dead heat for first and a dead heat for third.
James E. "Ted" Gay has been named president of Churchill Downs Interactive, Churchill Downs Inc. officials announced Oct. 8.
Maurice W. Miller III, a successful Kentucky pinhooker, died Oct. 4 in Lexington.
Watsdachances gave trainer Chad Brown a sweep of the graded events at Belmont Park in New York Oct. 8, winning the $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT).
In Lingerie is scheduled to take a plane ride from Kentucky to California Oct. 9 and "our thought at the moment" is for her to run in the Breeders' Cup World Championships next month at Santa Anita Park, said Aron Wellman
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