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  • 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.

  • El Kabeir takes on 6 in the Withers.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-ZpmVDJ3">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Confrontation (center) finished 2nd in the Hal's Hope on Jan. 10.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-hBM4PDZ">Order This Photo</a>

    'Surprise' Confrontation Tough in Fred Hooper

    The War Pass gelding began his career winning a $50,000 maiden claiming event at Saratoga Race Course, and on Feb. 7 he will try to become a stakes winner in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream.

  • Salutos Amigos won the 2014 Bold Ruler. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-9GxrX3k">Order This Photo</a>

    Salutos Amigos Aims to Extend Win Streak

    Salutos Amigos will try to extend his stakes race win streak to three when the two-time graded winner faces an expected five rivals in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Sunbean will attempt to defend his title in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Feb. 7.

    Sunbean to Defend Premier Night Championship

    Defending champion Sunbean is back to defend his title in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship, the headline event during a full evening of stakes racing Feb. 7 at Delta Downs in Vinton, La.

  • Pari-Mutuel Wagering Increases in January

    In a jump that could be related to larger average field sizes, pari-mutuel handle improved 1.52% in January compared with the same month last year, according to Thoroughbred racing economic indicators released by Equibase.

  • A fire caused extensive damage to a large building that housed a tack and leather shop at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington Feb. 4.

    Fire Damages Thoroughbred Center Building

    A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a large building that housed a tack and leather shop at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington Feb. 4, but did not threaten any of the barns or horses at the training facility.