Industry Press Releases

Thoroughbred Industry Press Releases and Announcements

  • Woodbine Plans Aftercare Day on Oct. 15

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that Woodbine Entertainment will host TAA Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2017, coinciding with the grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine.  

  • Nominations Being Accepted for Pete Pedersen Award

    The deadline to nominate a steward for the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) 2017 Pete Pedersen Award, which is awarded to stewards who have served the sport of horse racing with distinction, is Oct. 15, 2017. 

  • Catalog for The Saratoga Fall Sale Now Online

    Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 298 entries for The Saratoga Fall Sale, the company's mixed sale to be held on Monday, October 16 in Saratoga Springs, New York.  The sale will be conducted in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion and begin at 10 am.

  • TCA Provides Grant to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare

    Thoroughbred Charities of America has provided a grant for emergency relief to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, a Puerto Rico-based nonprofit. The grant will provide hay to racing and retired Thoroughbreds living on the U.S. Virgin islands.

  • Barretts Announces 2018 Sale Dates

    Barretts announces 2018 sale dates, with the location of sales the same as 2017. As previously announced, the March and May 2-year-olds in training sales have been combined in 2018 and will held in April.

  • Breeders' Cup Logo

    Breeders' Cup Festival Events Announced

    The San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Sports Alliance and organizers of the Host Committee today announced the 2017 Breeders' Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual World Championships.

  • Meet My Buddy

    T.I.P. Championship Winners Announced

    The inaugural Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship Horse Show was held Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, coinciding with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show.

  • Ellis Park enjoyed record handle at its recently concluded meet.

    Ellis Park Reports Record Handle

    Ellis Park topped last year’s benchmark meet with an even better one, with total wagering on the 31-date session that ended Monday up 15% over 2016.

  • A halter worn by champion Silver Charm will be among the items auctioned by Old Friends

    Old Friends to Host Select Auction at Fasig-Tipton

    On Sunday September 10, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, will host an exclusive live auction of fine art and choice racing memorabilia as a prelude to the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack.

  • Donated hay being loaded onto a Brook Ledge van

    Emergency Response Groups Helping Horses in Texas Flood

    There are several equine-specific disaster relief funds that you can donate to that will support the efforts of emergency response groups and organizations that are helping horses impacted by the flooding.

  • Indiana Grand Adjusts End-of-Meet Schedule

    During its monthly meeting Aug. 25, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a request to alter the final week of racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

  • Fox Hill Farms' Rick Porter will be honored at the NTWAB's annual awards dinner Nov. 2

    NTWAB to Honor Randy Moss, Rick Porter

    Veteran broadcaster Randy Moss and owner Rick Porter are among the Thoroughbred industry standouts who will be honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters at the association's 58th annual Awards Dinner Nov. 2 in Del Mar, Calif.

  • Aerovelocity won the Centenary Sprint Cup in 2016

    Centenary Sprint Cup Upgraded to Group 1 Status

    Hong Kong's Centenary Sprint Cup has attained group 1 status ahead of the 2017/18 season and will carry a purse of HK$10 million, a HK$2 million increase that aligns its value with other group 1 events staged at Sha Tin Racecourse. 

  • Equo to Support Thoroughbred Charities of America

    Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that it has formed a charitable partnership with Equo, a mobile app that connects horse owners with drivers in the United States and Canada. Equo will donate $1 to TCA per horse shipped.  

  • TVG to Air 90-Minute Pacific Classic Telecast

    TVG, America's Horse Racing network, will break from its usual format for a live, 90-minute commercial-free special telecast of the TVG Pacific Classic Saturday, August 19, from Del Mar (7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT).

  • Sol Kumin was the winner of the inaugural new owner of the year award in 2015

    Call for New Owner of the Year Nominations

    OwnerView announced Aug. 17 that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 new owner of the year award presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact. 

  • Saratoga, Del Mar to Offer All-Stakes Pick 4s

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced Aug. 17 an "All-Stakes Pick 4" with a partnership between Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar Racetrack on both Saturday, August 19 and Saturday, September 2. 

  • The 2016 Delta Downs Jackpot was won by Gunnevera

    Delta Downs Announces Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule

    Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced its 2017-18 Thoroughbred stakes schedule. The track will offer 32 stakes races during an 84-day season that runs from October 18, 2017 through March 10, 2018.

  • New Vocations Preps for OTTB Takeover in Kentucky

    New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is preparing for its Third Annual All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, which will be held Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • NBC Sports

    Radio, Television Coverage Planned for This Weekend

    The Arlington Million and Beverly D. will be featured in an hour-long broadcast by NBC Sports Network as part of the network's "Win and You're In" series of telecasts presented by Lane's End and America's Best Racing.

  • Sportech to Provide Pari-Mutuel Services in Denmark

    Sportech Racing and Digital has been selected to provide pari-mutuel betting technologies and services to Dansk Hestevæddeløb ApS, the joint operating company for horse racing and operator of all nine racetracks in Denmark.  

  • Dominguez

    Dominguez to Join Saratoga Walk of Fame

    The New York Racing Association today announced the 2017 inductee to the Saratoga Walk of Fame: three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez. 

  • Remington Park to Launch Racing Club Partnership

    Remington Park is now accepting memberships for its first Racing Club partnership. The RP Racing Club horse will compete in the upcoming 2017 Thoroughbred Season that begins Aug. 25.

  • NYRA Bets Reports Increased Reach in First Year

    Following its launch during the 2016 meet at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA Bets, a leading advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, has increased its geographic reach by nearly 50% and is now available in 29 states nationwide.