Jet Master, a four-time leading sire in South Africa according to The Jockey Club, died Nov. 14 at age 17 after suffering from side effects associated with West Nile Virus, which he contracted earlier this year.
Many horse owners do not recognize signs of dental disease until a horse has obvious difficulty chewing, reduced appetite, feed dropping, and weight loss. Thus, even horses with mild dental disease benefit significantly from corrective dental work, according to recent research by a team from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich in Germany.
The decision by Churchill Downs Inc. to drop a longstanding insurance agreement with the Jockeys' Guild could have ramifications in California for the company's advance deposit wagering firm TwinSpires.com.
With no discussion, the California Horse Racing Board approved an eleventh-hour settlement between rival horsemen's groups Nov. 17 aimed at heading off a decertification vote of the Thoroughbred Owners of California.
A New York judge has granted trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. a stay of his 10-year suspension levied by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
In a move needed to get the final version of an expanded gambling bill to the desk of the governor before its winter break, the Massachusetts legislature approved a bill that cuts revenue to horse racing.
Members of the first crop of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars made a big splash at the Goffs November foal sale, which ended its three-day run Nov. 17 in Ireland.
Even the Score, sire of this year's Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) winner Dullahan, will stand in 2012 for $10,000.
Pollard's Vision, sire of champion Blind Luck, will stand in 2012 for $12,500, the same fee that he stood for last breeding season.
Two major dispersals, one of which included the $8.5 million racing or broodmare prospect Royal Delta, helped create big surges in several key business figures at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and seventh in this year's running in what proved to be her final start, has been retired from racing.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 131 lots for its Texas December mixed sale. The number is up 4.8% from last year's total of 125 lots.
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Jockey Mario Pino moved ahead of Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye for 13th on the all-time win list when he guided 13-1 shot Torcello to victory in the second race at Laurel Park in Maryland Nov. 17.
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Canadian Frontier, sire of New York grade I winners Hilda's Passion and No Such Word, will stand in 2012 for $3,500 at Brett Brinkman's LeMesa Stallions near Carencro, La.
Led by grade I winner Drill, a trio of California juveniles will invade Louisiana for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), a race that will give the winner plenty of earnings heading into next year's Triple Crown.
West Virginia's two Thoroughbred tracks have been approved for a combined 445 racing programs in 2012.
Midday, a two-time English champion and winner of the 2009 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to became a broodmare.
Owners of yearlings and 2-year-olds that have yet to be registered can avoid higher fees if the registration is application is submitted prior to Dec. 31, according to The Jockey Club.
The Massachusetts legislature Nov. 16 passed a bill authorizing casinos in the state, and Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to sign it.
Thoroughbred racehorses have to run a pretty fast race to keep up with the money spent to get them to the track, according to a new study by Australian researchers. But it turns out that, at least up to a certain point, buyers are getting the value they're paying for--although it's still a great risk.
Chewin' the Fat is Australia's newest horse racing show. Emirate's stakes day preview.
Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infections are common in horses throughout the world and cause significant economic losses to the equine industry through respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal death, and myeloencephalopathy (the neurologic form).
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A bitter dispute between two Thoroughbred owners' groups in California has apparently come to an end after the organizations reached an agreement with the California Horse Racing Board.
Hollywood Hit, Canada's defending champion sprinter, will try for his third stakes win this year as he takes on five rivals in the Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-III) over Woodbine's synthetic surface Saturday, Nov. 19.
For the second day in a row, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw its key statistics decline during the penultimate session Nov. 16 in Lexington.
Jay Em Ess Stable's Redeemed, winner of the Oct. 16 Oklahoma Derby, is the 7-5 morning-line favorite for the Nov. 19 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.
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As Gretna Racing heads toward its Dec. 1 opening of Florida's first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet, issues including the wagering format and a Quarter Horse industry group's administrative challenge.
The Kentucky General Assembly probably will consider legislation in 2012 that taxes bets made by Kentucky residents through advance deposit wagering systems to bolster the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund.
Flat Out, a two-time graded stakes winner this year, will run in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) his connections said Nov. 16.
An Exceed and Excel colt topped the second session of the Goffs November foal sale, bringing â‚¬90,000 ($122,201 in U.S. funds). Julie Wood purchased the chestnut weanling from Oghill House Stud Nov. 16 in Ireland.
Vineyard Haven, a three-time grade I winner and the leading 2-year-old of his generation, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla
White Hall Lane Farm's Citizen Advocate, a former claimer and a winner of four consecutive starts, headlines a field of 10 juvenile fillies in the $500,000 Delta Downs Princess (gr. III) on Nov. 19.
Tajaaweed may have not had the best trip in the Oct. 8 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), where he finished sixth, but the son of Dynaformer looks poised and ready for a rebound in the Nov. 19 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT).
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Broken Vow, whose progeny earnings are more than $4.4 million this year, will stand in 2012 for the same $25,000 fee that he stood for in 2011.
Unusual Heat, California's leading sire this year and sire of Horse of the Year candidate Acclamation, will stand in 2012 for $20,000 at John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.
Fasig-Tipton has expanded the online entry process on its website (www.fasigtipton.com) to make it more comprehensive.
Grade I winner Whywhywhy has been sold to a Korean syndicate to stand at Jeju Stallion Station in South Korea.
Indian Charlie, sire of champion Uncle Mo, will stand in 2012 for $75,000 stands and nurses, up from $70,000 last breeding season.
A report on the economic impact of the summer race meet at Saratoga has concluded that the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., track contributes about $200 million annually to the economy of a nine-county region.
TwinSpires.com is offering a guaranteed $100,000 first-place prize in an online handicapping contest that will be conducted Nov. 19.
Juddmonte Farms homebred Frankel, scintillating winner of five starts this year, took home top honors as Cartier Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old during the annual awards ceremony in London, England, Nov. 15.
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