Industry Press Releases

Thoroughbred Industry Press Releases and Announcements

  • Grayson, Partners Kick Off Kentucky Initiative

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has announced the launch of the Kentucky Initiative. Hallway Feeds, Hinkle Farms, the Keeneland Association, and Reynolds Bell Thoroughbred Services have joined as founding partners

  • Equestricon 2017 Taking Shape

    Equestricon announced Dec. 19 an unprecedented lineup consisting of more than 45 panels, discussions, events, celebrity appearances, book signings and additional programming for the inaugural Equestricon.

  • Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Jan. 26

    Tickets for the 2017 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. via

  • Good Lord at Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

    New Arrivals at Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

    Old Friends at Kentucky Downs has two new Thoroughbred residents who promise to be fan favorites: multiple stakes-winner Good Lord, winner of the 2012 Kentucky Downs Turf Dash, and Monmouth Park's 2014 grade III Iselin winner Balance of Power.

  • TAA Elects New Board Members

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Dec. 14 the election of eight new members to its board of directors, including a new board president, to take effect the first of the year.

  • Equestrian Group Earns International Award

    The International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI) has been declared International Sports Federation of the Year at the International Sports Awards 2016.

  • John Oxley  - Keeneland, October 12, 2016

    Oxley Makes Pledge to Grayson-Jockey Club

    John C. Oxley, the owner of Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Classic Empire, has pledged to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation 1% of the owner's share of any grade I wins by the colt from now through the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • HRRN en Espanol to Cover Clásico del Caribe

    Spanish broadcast team of Roberto "El Potro" Rodriguez and Eloy Vielma will host 5 hours of live Clásico del Caribe coverage from Camarero Racetrack (Hipódromo Camarero) in Puerto Rico this weekend on HRRN's Spanish broadcast platform.

  • Hall of Fame Offering Commemorative Bricks

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be embarking on a beautification and renovation project of its popular inner courtyard that is expected to be unveiled in the spring of 2018.

  • HK Jockey Club, Longines Extend Partnership

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Swiss watch brand Longines announced an extension of their partnership, continuing Longines' sponsorship of the Hong Kong International Races and International Jockeys' Championship.

  • ARCI Announces Poll Results on Medication

    The results of 28 focus groups and an in-depth survey reveal widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional entity (interstate compact).

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    Early Registration Open for Pan Am Conference

    The Jockey Club and the Latin American Racing Channel announced Dec. 5 that the early registration period for the second Pan American Conference is open and will continue through December 31, 2016.

  • John Ward

    Ward Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

    Retired classic winning trainer and former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission John Ward has joined the Water, Hay, and Oats Alliance, which supports federal intervention to bring about national uniformity in medication policy.

  • ADW Company AmWest Joins NTRA

    AmWager, the online account wagering platform owned and operated by AmWest Entertainment, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • NTRA Staff Prominent at Arizona Symposium

    Staff representing every major initiative at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association will be in Tucson, Ariz., next week for the racing industry's most important annual business conference.

  • TCA to Honor Banke and B.E.S.T.

    Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Barbara Banke with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award

  • New THA Website Aims to be Comprehensive

    The Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association on Nov. 30, launched its much anticipated website designed to provide a one-stop shop for important information, news, features, and commentary.

  • Attorney Liebman ROAP Event's Keynote Speaker

    Bennett Liebman, government lawyer in residence and an adjunct professor of law at the Albany Law School, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the Racing Officials Accreditation Program Conference on Officiating Horse Racing Monday, Dec. 5,

  • TAA Launches Giving Campaign

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Nov. 29 the start of its annual holiday giving campaign. Supporters can send a heartwarming holiday e-card to family and friends with a donation to the TAA.

  • Spendthrift Farm Supports Old Friends

    Spendthrift Farm, one of the Thoroughbred industry's leading breeding farms, has made a generous donation of $30,000 to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky.

  • Remington Riders, Trainers Near Milestones

    Several Remington Park trainers and riders are nearing career milestones and will have the opportunity to achieve their individual marks at Remington Park when the track resumes racing Friday, Nov. 25.

  • Gulfstream to Host Jockeys and Jeans Benefit

    Gulfstream Park's Eclipse Award reception, set for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, will host Jockeys and Jeans’ second auction of select stallion seasons to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Windy Conditions Force Aqueduct Cancellation

    Due to extremely high winds in the New York Metropolitan area, the New York Racing Association has cancelled today's live racing card at Aqueduct Racetrack to ensure the safety of all participants.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Announces New Sponsors

    Tampa Bay Downs has reached agreements with spirit companies EG Vodka and 14 Hands Winery to sponsor $100,000 stakes races on the track’s 15th annual Florida Cup Day program on April 2, 2017.

  • LNJ Foxwoods to Sponsor TCA Auction

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that LNJ Foxwoods has signed on as the top sponsor of the upcoming 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Monday, January 2 - Saturday, January 7, 2017 for the second consecutive year. 

  • Vukcevich to Head Monmouth Regulatory Affairs

    Monmouth Park is pleased to announce that Mike Vukcevich will join the company to complement its status as a regional and national industry leader. Vukcevich will assume the position of director of regulatory affairs effective Nov. 28, 2016.  

  • Canterbury Park Requests 67 Race Dates

    Canterbury Park officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval for a 67-day horse racing season in 2017.

  • Claiming Crown Sees 279 Nominations

    The 18th running of the $1.1 Claiming Crown, to be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the fifth consecutive year, received 279 nominations for the nine-race event that will highlight the opening of the Championship Meet on Saturday, Dec. 3.

  • Sunland Park Opens Dec. 16

    Sunland Park, which opens its 72-day meet Dec. 16, releases its stakes schedule that features the grade III, $800,000 Sunland Derby.