Industry Press Releases

Thoroughbred Industry Press Releases and Announcements

  • Indiana HBPA to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare

    The Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has pledged $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in support of accredited Thoroughbred aftercare.

  • Last year's Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation open house

    Cassidy Tribute Concert to Benefit TRF

    David Cassidy, who evolved from a 1970s teen heartthrob to a powerhouse international entertainer, will be remembered at a special David Cassidy Tribute Concert Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Horseshoe Inn, at 9 Gridley Avenue, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  

  • NBCSN to Cover Stephen Foster Handicap

    The second automatic berth into the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) is on the line this Saturday evening, June 16, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1), beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

  • Cummings

    Cummings to Guide Thoroughbred Idea Foundation

    A non-profit organization, TIF was established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas designed to improve the prospects of the thoroughbred industry and its stakeholders. 

  • Churchill Downs Releases Logo for Next Year's Derby

    Churchill Downs racetrack today unveiled the official Kentucky Derby 145 logo. Featuring racing Thoroughbreds, the logo brings to life the thrill of the most exciting two minutes in sports.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs to Add $1.5M to Other Purse Accounts

    Kentucky Downs is transferring $500,000 apiece to the purse accounts at Ellis Park, Churchill Downs, and Keeneland in an agreement with the Kentucky HBPA, which represents owners and trainers at the commonwealth's five Thoroughbred tracks.  

  • Michael Dubb

    Belmont Festival Honors to Dubb, Brown, Castellano

    Chad Brown, Javier Castellano, and Michael Dubb took top honors in the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship for best overall performance by a trainer, jockey and owner, respectively, during the three-day event at Belmont Park.

  • Nineteen to Line Up for Grande Premio Brasil

    The 3-year-olds Olimpo, Olympic Hollywood, and Or Noir lead a wide open field of 19 runners entered for the June 10 Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Hipodromo Gavea for an automatic berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).

  • NYTHA President Joe Appelbaum (right edge of check) presents the $15,000 to Dr. Hallie Zwibel, director of sports medicine for NYIT

    NYTHA Donates $15,000 to Concussion Study

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has donated $15,000 to fund a New York Institute of Technology study on concussion and helmet safety.

  • Giants Coach Shurmur to Deliver "Riders Up" Call

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome New York Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur to Belmont Park on Saturday, June 9 to deliver the traditional call of "Riders Up" prior to the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes.

  • Breeders' Cup Challenge to Include New Contest for Fans

    Breeders' Cup, one of the world's most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing events, today announced the launch of a new promotion centered around the highly competitive Breeders' Cup Challenge Series on NBC Sports.

  • Justify left Churchill Downs for Belmont Park June 6

    Wheels Up to Sponsor Justify in Belmont Stakes

      As part of the sponsorship, Wheels Up will be the only brand to appear on Justify and his jockey, Mike Smith, covering the horse's blanket and Smith's pant legs, turtleneck, and boots, during his run at the Belmont Stakes (G1) Saturday. 

  • OBS June Sale Under Tack Shows begins June 7

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2018 June sale begins Thursday, June 7 and continues through Sunday, June 10. All four sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

  • NBC Sports Network plans hours of coverage ahead of NBC's telecast of the Belmont Stakes

    NBC Ready to Cover Justify's Run for Triple Crown

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify runs for history, aiming to succeed American Pharoah with a historic Triple Crown win, as NBC Sports presents the 150th Belmont Stakes this Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.

  • Royal Ascot

    Ascot Racecourse Reports Profitable Year

    Ascot Racecourse June 4 announced its financial results for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2017, noting pre-tax profits improving from £5.1 million to £6.2 million ($6.8 million to $8.3 million).

  • Charity Event to Offer Handicapping of Belmont Stakes

    The guest list for the Charitable Impact Group's Belmont Stakes handicapping event benefitting Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) will feature top trainers and jockeys. 

  • Saxon Warrior

    Saxon Warrior Adds Japanese Interest in Investec Derby

    The Investec Derby (G1) from Epsom Downs Racecourse in the UK June 2 will be the subject of unprecedented media attention in Japan, thanks to the participation of favorite Saxon Warrior, whose sire is the Japanese legend Deep Impact.

  • Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame to Honor Baird

    The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the late Dale Baird, who came to the Upper Ohio Valley from Illinois and made it his home, training horses at what was then Waterford Park and would become Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • NYRA Honors Top Belmont Coverage by Ehalt, Law

    Tom Law of ST Publishing and Bob Ehalt of Thoroughbred Racing Commentary earned top honors in NYRA's ninth Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2017 Belmont Stakes (G1), won by Tapwrit.

  • Equestricon Lines Up Sponsors for 2018 Event

    With exactly five months until the doors open for Equestricon 2018 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center, event organizers have released an initial wave of key sponsor and partner commitments for the convention.

  • Suffolk Downs Plans Jockey Challenge Each Weekend

    In addition to offering purses of over $500,000 per day and lucrative starter incentives for trainers and owners, Suffolk Downs has established a $5,000 Jockey Challenge for each weekend of live racing this summer.

  • Emerald Downs

    Old Friends to be Celebrated May 28 at Emerald Downs

    On Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash., will celebrate Thoroughbred Aftercare with a special event for Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, Ky.

  • Lady Aurelia

    Lady Aurelia Works at Keeneland Toward Royal Ascot

    Trainer Wesley Ward gave the thumbs-up signal to indicate his approval of today's works at Keeneland by his horses - led by European champion Lady Aurelia - after they worked on the turf in preparation for Royal Ascot.

  • Charles Town

    Charles Town to Add 11 Race Dates in 2018

    Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has added 11 new days to its 2018 live racing calendar following approval by the West Virginia Racing Commission at its May 22 meeting.