Industry Press Releases

Thoroughbred Industry Press Releases and Announcements

  • Racehorse Repurposing, Retirement Funds Available

    The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding.  

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    NYRA XP App Available for First Time at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that its new app, NYRA XP, will for the first time be available to fans at Saratoga Race Course during the 2017 summer meet.

  • Richard Migliore

    Migliore Joins XBTV's Digital Media Team

    The Stronach Group is excited to announce that Champion Jockey and Racing Analyst Richard "The Mig" Migliore has joined XBTV's Digital Media Team.

  • TVG Plans Special Coverage, Events at Saratoga

    Beginning July 21, TVG will be live from its trackside location at Saratoga for its six-week summer meeting, covering every race, every day of the meet while raising awareness for leading racehorse retirement, re-training, and aftercare programs. 

  • Nick Luck Named Racing Keynote at Equestricon

    Less than a month away from the historic inaugural Equestricon in Saratoga Springs, organizers of the international horse racing convention announced today that the event's "Racing Keynote" will be delivered by renowned broadcaster Nick Luck.

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    Fasig-Tipton Returns Midlantic Sale to December Date

    Fasig-Tipton has shifted the sale date of its upcoming Midlantic Mixed Sale. The sale, which had been held in late January the past two years, will return to its traditional date and be conducted on Monday, December 4 of this year.

  • Jack Brothers

    Brothers to Work Exclusively for Hidden Brook

    Jack Brothers, an original founding partner in Hidden Brook Farm, will be dedicating his time and effort exclusively to their organization, the 600-acre Paris, Ky., nursery announced today.

  • Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards 71 Grants

    Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced July 18 that grants totaling $462,139 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold TCA's mission.

  • Dubai World Cup  3/25/17, photo by Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club
Arrogate and Mike Smith win the Dubai World Cup

    NTRA Thoroughbred Poll Released July 17

    Week 25  of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages remains status quo in the top-10 results released today.

  • Gabby Gaudet

    NYRA Announces Expanded Role for Gaudet

    The New York Racing Association announced July 17 that racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will undertake an expanded role with NYRA, working on the broadcast team for the 2017 Belmont fall meet, and continuing through Cigar Mile Day Dec. 2 at Aqueduct.

  • RTCA Plans Golf Tournament for Sept. 25

    Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) will host its fourth annual Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 at Champions Trace Golf Club located at 20 Avenue of Champions Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Catalog Online for Osarus La Teste Sale

    The catalog for the Osarus La Teste September yearling sale is now online. The sale, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, at La Teste de Buch racecourse in La Teste de Buch, France, comprises 271 lots.

  • Arrogate wins last year's Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Saratoga Race Course Meet Begins July 21

    Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet that includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses.

  • NYTHA General Meeting Planned July 25 at Saratoga

    There will be a general membership meeting of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at noon, July 25, 2017 behind the Recreation Hall on Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • NYRA Now Available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV

    The New York Racing Association announced today that NYRA Now, a mobile and over-the-top television platform that gives users customizable video streaming options, is now available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

  • Del Mar Paddock Sale Catalog Now Online

    The catalog for the Sixth Annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 26 in the Del Mar paddock approximately 30 minutes after the last race is declared official, is now online.

  • Barbara Banke at Keeneland in April

    Banke Among Featured Speakers at Round Table

    Thoroughbred owner Barbara Banke, Victoria Racing Club Chairman Amanda Elliott, former NBA senior executive Rachel Jacobson, and McKinsey & Company's Ben Vonwiller will be featured speakers at the 65th annual Round Table Conference.

  • WinStar Farm hires Belbeck, Bardin

    WinStar Farm has announced the appointment of Brittany Belbeck to its Stallion Season Sales team and Ryan Bardin to its Assistant Yearling Managers team. 

  • Minnesota Racing Commission Announces Appointments

    The Minnesota Racing Commission is pleased to announce commissioners Dan Erhart and Dr. Camille McArdle have been reappointed, and Roy Johnson has been appointed, to the commission for six-year terms beginning July 1, 2017. 

  • Abel Tasman winning the Starlet Stakes (G1) in December at Los Alamitos Race Course,

    Los Alamitos Reaccredited by NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced July 5 that Los Alamitos Race Course has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance for its Thoroughbred race meet.

  • Mark "Snake" Thompson

    'Snake' Thompson Fundraiser Set for July 8

    A fundraiser for longtime Thoroughbred industry veteran Mark "Snake" Thompson will be held at McCarthy's in downtown Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, July 8. The event starts at 7 p.m. EDT.

  • Fager to Deliver Thoroughbred Owner Conference Keynote

    Jeff Fager, the award-winning executive producer of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” and a Thoroughbred owner, will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView and BloodHorse host the fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Del Mar, Calif., this fall.

  • 'Free Fridays' at National Museum of Racing

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be offering free admission each Friday from 2 p.m. to close through the end of the year, compliments of Embrace The Race.

  • Maryland Million Day 2016

    Date Set for 2017 Maryland Million Day

    Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is set for October 21 at Laurel Park. Celebrated as "Maryland's Day at the Races," the event showcases Maryland's Thoroughbred industry.

  • XBTV Earns Three Telly Awards for Coverage of Pegasus

    XBTV, The Stronach Group’s digital horse racing and handicapping network, received three honors at the 38th annual Telly Awards for its coverage of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) which took place Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.