Brian Zipse of Simpsonville, Ky., was recently appointed the new president of The Exceller Fund (TEF). Zipse replaces top Thoroughbred conditioner, Gary Contessa, in this role.
The Fourth Annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser, which supports the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, will be held June 3 at Parx Racing near Philadelphia.
Insurance Office of America, one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States with more than 1,200 associates throughout the country, is the new official insurance provider of the NTRA, the two entities announced today.
The Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) renews commitment to sponsor the Sir Barton Stakes on the undercard of Preakness 142 May 20. They will also donate money to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) announced Tuesday they will broadcast the 142nd running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) live from Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland, Saturday, May 20.
For racing fans, journalists, writers, college professors, historians, Keeneland employees and countless others seeking information about Keeneland and the Thoroughbred industry, one sure bet has been the Library's Head Librarian, Cathy Schenck.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.
After his impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Always Dreaming is the biggest mover in the third edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, drawing a rating of 122.
The R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA accredited, launches its 2017 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting May 26th to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.
The Equine Sales Company's May sale of 2-year olds in training and horses of racing age showed marked improvements in both average and median, featuring a $110,000 daughter of Flat Out who set a sales record.
The top five finishers earn an automatic berth to the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship.
Veteran journalist Jim Dunleavy, Mid-Atlantic correspondent for the Daily Racing Form, has been named winner of the 2017 Old Hilltop Award, presented by the Maryland Jockey Club for covering thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction.
The catalog for Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2017 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.
Always Dreaming is the new leader in the NTRA 3-Year Old Poll, Arrogate remains first in Top Thoroughbred Poll
The breeze show for the Equine Sales Company's 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale was held Sunday in Opelousas, Louisiana, and eight horses posted a clocking of :10 1/5 to tie for the fastest time at the eighth-mile distance.
Longtime track photographer Jim McCue, whose career includes documenting four Triple Crown champions, has been selected to receive the 2017 Special Award of Merit, given by the Maryland Jockey Club.
The Todd Pletcher barn was busy and humming Friday morning, a day before Kentucky Derby 143.
Notes from Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks for May 2.
When Keystone Jones flashed past the wire by 4 1/2 lengths in her red, white & blue Posse Racing Stable silks Friday at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, it marked the 300th career win for Jack Damico and his many partners.
The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah's Louisiana Downs commences on Saturday, May 6. Opening day will include seven live races beginning at 3:15 pm (Central) and the simulcast of the 143rd Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs.
Despite a very wet month of April, handle and field size for the recently concluded spring meet at Hawthorne increased over 2016.
Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks coverage begins May 2
Keeneland successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering.
PM Advertising in Lexington, Ky., announced today that Mary Ellet will join the agency as a marketing coordinator beginning in August after completing the Godolphin Flying Start program this summer.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas announced April 30 that his personal Thoroughbred racing collection from his career will go to the Kentucky Derby Museum as part of its permanent collection.
Gulfstream Park announced April 30 that handicapper and television host Jason Blewitt will join its broadcast team as co-host and racing analyst beginning May 4.
Keeneland successfully concluded its 2017 spring meet April 28 as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events, and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering.
Maryland Jockey Club Announces Media Award Winners
The University of Louisville College of Business has established a memorial scholarship in memory of Timothy T. Capps, who died April 22, 2017, following a stroke.
Churchill Downs on April 28 re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its "Safety from Start to Finish" program.
PM Advertising announced today the hiring of Caroline Walsh as business manager of the Lexington, Ky., agency.
Joe Wilson, current President of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) of North America has been elected to the AHC's Board of Trustees. He replaces outgoing TRA President and AHC Board Member Scott Wells.
The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA).
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association on April 27 approved the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.
Two-year-old champion Classic Empire and Florida Derby (Grade I) runner-up State of Honor could bring a lifelong dream to the Mark Casse barn in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) on Saturday, May 6.
Week-long reserved seating also available
NBC News weather anchor and correspondent Dylan Dreyer will join NBC and NBCSN coverage of the 2017 Kentucky Derby as a lifestyle correspondent—her first assignment with NBC Sports Group.
For the first time in nearly a month, trainer Todd Pletcher had all of his Kentucky Derby hopefuls in one shedrow.
Peacock Racing Stables' Gunnevera, a three-time graded stakes winner and a millionaire in his young career, took his first steps on the main track at Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning with exercise rider Victor Farrel aboard.
Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com.
Kentucky Equine Management Internship has graduated more than 800 horse industry professionals.
With the prep races over, week 13 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, shows no significant changes after results were released April 24.
The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association recently announced its Indiana-bred champions and Indiana-bred and sired champions.
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s annual summer sale will be Tuesday, August 22, at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located on the grounds of the beautiful Emerald Downs near Seattle.
PariMAX, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Stronach Group, has launched a company website.
AmTote's historical horse racing brand PariMAX, has surpassed the $4 billion-dollar mark in total dollars of handle wagered since the introduction of historical horse racing in January of 2000.
Biosecurity, racetrack geometry, and best-practice turf management are among topics to be discussed at the 16th annual Track Superintendents Conference, set for June 11-13 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., near Minneapolis.
Eliza McGraw chronicled the life of early 20th century champion Exterminator
For the third consecutive year, tracks and racing venues will participate in a Kentucky Derby Day Silent Auction to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund (PDJF) on May 6.
The Stronach Group announced today that Grammy and Billboard award-winning electronic music artist Zedd will be the special guest artist joining the 2017 Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest May 20.
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