Industry Press Releases

Thoroughbred Industry Press Releases and Announcements

  • TRF Announces New Board Members

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation announced the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello, and Erin Birkenhauer.

  • Coca-Cola Official Soft Drink Partner of Kentucky Derby

    Churchill Downs, the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (both G1), today announced a five-year partnership with local bottler Coca-Cola Consolidated.

  • Munnings' A Morning's Work, Newmarket Heath

    Munnings Painting Tops 2017 Sporting Art Auction

    Spirited bidding and the sale of Sir Alfred Munnings' A Morning's Work, Newmarket Heath for $186,300, including buyer premium, highlighted the fifth annual Sporting Art Auction, held the afternoon of Nov. 19 at Keeneland.

  • Clay Whitham leads homebred Linda to the winner's circle after the 2016 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs

    Clay Whitham to Give Keynote at 2018 HBPA Convention

    Clay Whitham co-manages with his mother, Janis, the family's racing and breeding operation, Whitham Thoroughbreds. The Whithams keep about 10 broodmares and a similar amount of horses in training.

  • WinStar, Grayson Unveil Giving Tuesday Challenge

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13 that WinStar will be the official sponsor of The WinStar-Grayson #GivingTuesday Challenge, to be held Nov. 28.

  • Belinda Stronach will be honored at annual awards luncheon, held during the Jockeys' Guild assembly

    Jockeys' Guild Set for Annual Assembly in December

    The Jockeys' Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country Dec. 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Owner Conference Photos, Videos Available

    The owner conference was held Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., to coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Completes Comprehensive Testing Program

    Breeders' Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses.

  • Jockeys and Jeans Stallion Season Auction Scheduled

    On Dec. 1, the all volunteer group founded by former jockeys Jockeys and Jeans will hold its third annual stallion season auction, this year at Fasig-Tipton’s Seattle Slew Room in Lexington, to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • California Chrome in his paddock at Taylor Made Stallions

    Taylor Made Stallions Launches Breeding Promotion

    Taylor Made announced the launch of a new promotion for the Keeneland November sale called "Taylor Made Money" designed to enhance value for the buyers, sellers of broodmares in foal to Taylor Made's California Chrome, Mshawish, and Not This Time.

  • FS1, NYRA partner to present coverage of Melbourne Cup

    The New York Racing Association has partnered with FS1 to present national coverage for the first time of the group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup, which will begin at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, Nov. 6.

  • Keeneland Sale Graduates in Breeders' Cup Races

    Eighty-nine Keeneland sales graduates are entered in North American graded stakes this weekend, with 66 of those alumni highlight the $28 million Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar.

  • Collected

    Collected Heads OBS Grads in Breeders' Cup

    Speedway Stable LLC's Collected heads a contingent of 25 OBS graduates entered in the 2017 Breeders' Cup, set for Friday and Saturday, November 3 & 4 at Del Mar.

  • Keeneland Begins November Breeding Stock Sale Nov. 7

    Keeneland has cataloged 4,147 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world's largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. The sale's first two sessions on Nov. 7-8 comprise the premier Book 1 catalog.

  • Andy Barr

    Horseracing Integrity Act Reaches 100 Co-Sponsors

    H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) now has the support of 100 members of the House of Representatives.  

  • Joe Harper welcomed participants to the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse

    Passion for Sport Highlighted at Owner Conference

    The fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse, concluded Nov. 1 with presentations on the experiences of turf writers, the claiming game, and veterinary issues.

  • 2017 American Horse Council logo

    New National Equine Health Plan Now Available

    The American Horse Council, in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state animal health officials, has announced a new National Equine Health Plan.

  • Del Mar Earns NTRA Safety Reaccreditation

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, host site for Friday and Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Championships, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.

  • Long On Value - Woodbine, September 15, 2017

    Long On Value Supplemented to Keeneland November Sale

    Multiple graded stakes winner Long On Value, third in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) in September, has been supplemented to the horses of racing age portion of Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale.

  • Angel Cordero

    NY Racetrack Chaplaincy, PDJF to Honor Cordero

    The NY Racetrack Chaplaincy and The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will honor Hall Of Fame Jockey Angel Cordero Jr October 29 at the Long Island Italian restaurant Passione

  • Dale Romans

    Churchill Downs Racing Club Recruiting New Owners

    Up to 200 people can experience the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership this fall with unraced 2-year-old Rare Form, the latest addition to the popular Churchill Downs Racing Club stable.

  • FTBOA Names Board Members

    Bobby Jones and Dr. Fred Yutani, both of Ocala, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association board of directors while Barry Berkelhammer, Gil Campbell and Greg Wheeler, return to the board.

  • Ohio Mixed Sale Extends Entry Date to Oct. 27

    The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners have announced that they will be extending the date for sale entries to Friday, October 27.  The mixed sale will be held Sunday, December 3 at Majestic Farm in Batavia, Ohio starting at 1:00 p.m.

  • Minnesota Racing Commission Helps Retired Horses

    The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) authorized disbursement of $46,000 to Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoptions, This Old Horse and Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program.

  • Free Online Course Offered on Colic Prevention

    Equine Guelph announces the free offering of the new 'Gut Health & Colic Prevention' online course to the first 50 grooms and trainers to register from each racing sector in Ontario: Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

  • Registration Open for Thoroughbred Owner Conference

    OwnerView is still accepting registrations for its fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which is scheduled for Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, in Del Mar, California.

  • After the fund raiser, Godolphin staff gathered for a photo in a tribute to Sheikh Mohammed.

    Godolphin Staff Participate in 1,000-Mile Challenge

    For a second successive year, Godolphin staff took part in the Godolphin 1,000-Mile Challenge fund-raiser by running, jogging and walking at a fun family day at Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket (UK), on Sunday, Oct. 15.

  • Hogan, Heffernan Earn Top Curragh Honors

    Denis Hogan and Seamus Heffernan were the big winners of the evening as they were awarded the leading 'Training and Riding Performances of the Year' award.  

  • NTRA Logo

    NTRA Radio Campaign Inducted into Clio HOF

    A radio campaign created by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has been inducted into the Clio Awards Hall of Fame, one of the most prestigious distinctions in the advertising business.

  • Twirl Supplemented to Keeneland November Sale

    Twirl, a full sister to Irish and French highweight Misty For Me, dam of multiple group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, has been supplemented to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale.

  • Pegasus World Cup Trophy

    Tickets on Sale for 2018 Pegasus World Cup

    The Stronach Group today announced that tickets to the second edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational taking place on January 27, 2018, are now available.

  • Tim Capps

    KEEP to Honor Tim Capps, Central KY Riding for Hope

    The late Tim Capps and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope will be honored with the Industry Vision Awards during the Kentucky Equine Education Project's second KEEP Equine Industry Conference .

  • Flameaway (left) won the 2017 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes

    Grade Reinstated for Dixiana Bourbon Stakes

    The American Graded Stakes Committee has ruled that the Oct. 8 renewal of the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes, originally scheduled over the Keeneland turf course but conducted as a listed race over the main track, will be reinstated as a grade 3 race.