West Point Thoroughbreds, provider of Thoroughbred racing partnerships, has hired Teal Albertrani as director of customer service based at WPT headquarters in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Oratory, a top-10 Oklahoma stallion in 2014 and 2015, has been euthanized following an accident that occured while he was recovering from surgery to address a nerve problem.
Morning-line favorite Chocolate Ride, state-bred star String King have 19 starts between them on the Fair Grounds turf; They square off Feb. 20 in the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT).
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, has created a Youth Ambassador Program.
Oaklawn Park in Arkansas will increase overnight purses by as much as $3,000 for overnight races and bump up purses for three stakes by $50,000.
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Juvenile champion Nyquist stars in the San Vicente and more inside the February 20, 2016 Blood-Horse magazine!
For the second time in a week, the Maryland Racing Commission Feb. 16 put off voting on a proposed off-track wagering facility at the state fairgrounds in Timonium.
David McCaffrey, who has spent the past 25 years in leadership positions with the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association, has been hired as executive director of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
Protocol in the testing of equine hair samples was the focus of a racing chemist's workshop organized by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and held at the University of California-Davis.
Veteran horseman Michael Byrne steers Park Stud through uncertain times Download Now
Churchill Downs Racetrack and charitable partners Feb. 16 announced that the online nomination process to select 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the 2016 Survivors Parade is open to the public.
Celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund was joined by a serious message at the Jockeys' Guild 2016 Assembly in Hollywood, Fla.
Canadian champion Alpha Bettor and grade I winner Mast Track have joined the stallion ranks at Daehling Ranch near Elk Grove, Calif., Adena Springs announced Feb. 16.
This week we take a closer look at Suddenbreakingnews, winner of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) on Feb. 15 at Oaklawn Park.
- By Tom LaMarra
- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region
Trainer Tom Amoss said the field for the Feb. 20 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds is one of the deepest he has seen at the Louisiana track, and he believes that's good for Mo Tom, who he trains for G M B Racing.
International Star, who last year swept the 3-year-old prep races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, will reenter the graded ranks Feb. 20 in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.
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Vicar, the 1999 Florida Derby and Fountain of Youth Stakes (both gr. I) winner, died Jan. 24 at the Korean Racing Authority's Jeju Stud Farm as a result of a "throat obstruction," according to the KRA.
As Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino proceeds with plans to resume live racing later in February despite an outbreak of equine herpesvirus, the New Mexico Livestock Board reported Feb. 15 there have been four new cases.
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Woodbine Entertainment Group and Trinity Development Group Inc. announced Feb. 16 the companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop "an integrated entertainment venue" at Woodbine Racetrack.
Ireland's beloved Shergar was stolen by masked gunmen on the night of Feb. 8, 1983, never to be seen again. With the anniversary of that crime comes the story of a heist that fascinates conspiracy theorists to this day. Read More
Harry Meyerhoff, owner of 1980 Horse of the Year and dual classic winner Spectacular Bid, died Feb. 11 of stroke complications at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. He was 86.
- By Tom LaMarra
- Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown
Samuel Henderson's Suddenbreakingnews, last of 14 heading into the far turn, rallied strongly in the stretch to win the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 15 at Oaklawn Park.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Sales, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region, Thoroughbred Racing
Carolyn Rogers, a longtime owner, breeder, buyer, seller, and patron of the Thoroughbred industry, died Feb. 14 in Leesburg, Va., at the age of 88.
Undefeated Nyquist showed no signs of rust in his 2016 debut Feb. 15, when he took the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
Page McKenney, a 6-year-old route specialist, posted his first graded stakes victory and first in a sprint Feb. 15 when he wore down Majestic Affair to win the General George Stakes (gr. III) at Laurel Park.
The 3-year-old colt Riker, a Canadian grade III winner at 2, has been bought into privately by Team Valor International and Gary Barber and will be turned over to trainer Mark Casse to work toward a Triple Crown prep.
The first reported foal for Joseph LaCombe Stables' California stallion Typhoon Slew is a gray colt out of Babes Bridge It born Feb. 6.
California Chrome works at Meydan while pointing to the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Lexington-based bloodstock agent David Ingordo, who was responsible for selecting the great Zenyatta for Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss as a yearling, has been added to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Turf writer and lifelong pedigree enthusiast Marianna Haun, who developed a theory connecting Thoroughbred heart size to the X chromosome, died Feb. 12 after a lengthy illness.
Smokey Image found company in the turn of his four-furlong breeze, as he and jockey Victor Espinoza moved inside of a three-furlong worker and stuck with their unexpected rival to the wire, covering the distance in :47 1/5.
Mike Rutherford's homebred Stageplay, who will be seeking her second consecutive Fair Grounds stakes, has been installed the 7-5 morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Twinspires.com Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20
The Retired Racehorse Project released a list of 480 trainers from 45 states, three Canadian provinces, and England who will acquire and train a recently retired racehorse for the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.
Undefeated Mohaymen (15) and Nyquist (17) were the top individual horses, while the mutuel field option, or "all others" (24), was favored when Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Feb. 14.
Miller Racing's Call Pat validated her graded stakes-winning credential from last year's Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III), with a score Feb. 14 in the $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.
True to form, jockey Jose Ferrer displayed a minimum of emotion after reaching the 4,000-win milestone Feb. 14 aboard 3-year-old Florida-bred filly Rocket Bottle in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
Dr. James Bryant and Linda Davis couldn't just move on with their lives after their homebred Page McKenney was claimed in July 2013 to race for Adam Staple and trainer Mary Eppler.
In her first timed workout since the easiest of scores in the Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. II), Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird covered four furlongs on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Feb. 14 in :48 2/5.
With Nyquist already making plans to head east for the Florida Derby (gr. I), Mor Spirit is more likely to stay home in Southern California for his Triple Crown preps.
The Maryland Racing Commission has heard the pros and cons of allowing the Maryland Jockey Club to operate an off-track betting parlor at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium and will vote on the issue Feb. 16.
For the second consecutive day, racing at Aqueduct Racetrack was canceled Feb. 14 due to extreme winter weather conditions including high winds and sub-zero wind chills.
There was an intensity in Peter Miller's eyes as he peppered the winner circle with as many high fives as he could, indicating the neck victory in the seventh race was a little more than just a run-of-the-mill allowance win.
A tough-luck finisher in two graded stakes runs in the past year, Stonestreet Stable's homebred Tara's Tango broke through Feb. 13 in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
Airoforce invades New Orleans to take on the local contingency (led by G M B Racing's Mo Tom) in the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds.
Reddam Racing's Frank Conversation put together back-to-back victories in a big way Feb. 13 when he rallied to take the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.
Track plans to get non-impacted runners back in action despite virus.
Phipps Stable homebred Reload opened his 7-year-old season with a bang, outlasting longshot Take the Stand (Arg) in the stretch to win the $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, Feb. 13 on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs.
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