The Race Track Chaplaincy of America will again give away hundreds of turkeys this week at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course to needy families within the New York Thoroughbred industry.
Due to sustained high winds of 20 miles per hour and gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, The New York Racing Association has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday, Nov. 24.
Repole Stable's hard-knocking Caixa Eletronica lines up with seven others at Aqueduct Racetrack for a title defense in the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) on Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day.
Thoroughbred racing dates in New Jersey in 2014 will resemble those awarded for this year, with one shift in the schedule: Monmouth will race 57 days and shift four to New Meadowlands to make for a 14-night all-turf meet.
Robert Hutt, founder of Fantasy Lane Stables, became the newest Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation board member Nov. 20.
Complaint dismissed "with prejudice," meaning the allegations can't be pursued again. Settlement also includes the addition of three new independently appointed members to the TRF board.
Heavy Breathing, the full brother to grade I winner and sire Frost Giant, will stand his initial season in 2014 for a fee of $2,500 at Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y.
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Millionaire Corinthian, winner of the 2007 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, will move from the Beck family's Gainesway near Lexington, to Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane near New Freedom, Pa., for 2014.
Jockey John Velazquez, who is recuperating from injuries suffered Nov. 2 when when his mount Secret Compass broke down during the running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), reports he expects a full recovery.
Wiseman's Ferry, the sire of reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, is among the stallions that will be on display when Dana Point Farm in Lynhartsville, Pa., holds its open house Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tom Simon's Vinery New York announced that six of its stallions standing at Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag will be moving to Lere Visagie's Rockridge Stud near Hudson beginning with the 2014 season.
Asserting Bear, shifted from turf to Polytrack for the first time by trainer Reade Baker, surprised the field with his initial stakes win in the $239,476 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds Nov. 17 at Woodbine.
Trainer Todd Pletcher's three contenders for the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I)--Forty Tales, Capo Bastone, and Verrazano--took to the Belmont Park training track Nov. 17 to turn in their penultimate breezes prior to the race.
Reigning champion female sprinter Groupie Doll breezed a half mile Nov. 16 on the Belmont Park training track as she prepares for her second career start against males in the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 30 at Aqueduct.
Imagining became a graded stakes winner for the first time when he used a clean stalking trip to capture the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the grass by half a length at Aqueduct Racecourse Nov. 16.
Alpha Bettor made his case for a Sovereign Award as Canada's champion older horse when he nailed pacesetter Occasional View at the line to capture the Autumn Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 15 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.
Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 15 to move into second place in the jockey standings for the fall meet.
Retired jockey Ramon Dominguez was honored with a 2013 "El Award" Nov. 15, a recognition given annually by El Diario La Prensa to the most outstanding Latino men in the community.
The Board of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association voted unanimously at its meeting Nov. 14 to donate $50,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Buffum, a speedy 5-year-old son of Bernardini, will stand the 2014 season at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for a fee of $3,500.
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Regulators and racing leaders are taking a close look at facilities such as the Weatherford Compounding Pharmacy in Texas, which offers products with names such as Equine Growth Hormone, Game Changer, and Tourniquet.
Grey Stakes (Can-III) winner Ami's Holiday will attempt to keep his record unblemished in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity Nov. 17 at Woodbine, a race likely to decide the division title for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to create a statewide standard for rebate programs at racetracks and off-track betting corporations.
Global Betting Exchange has been chosen as the winning bidder, pending finalization, to provide technological upgrades to the New York Racing Association's advance deposit wagering platform, NYRA Rewards.
Jockey Javier Castellano will be off his scheduled mounts Nov. 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack, a day after he was unseated following the conclusion of the ninth race.
Suffolk Downs was granted a racing license Nov. 14 for 2014 based on its intent to offer live Thoroughbred racing.
Jockey Javier Castellano was unseated following the conclusion of the ninth race at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 13 and was taken for tests to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.
Richard Santulli's Tannery, winner of the Oct. 27 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT), will aim for consecutive black-type scores while facing the boys in the Nov. 16 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Dance to Bristol, who won seven consecutive stakes this year to earn a trip to the Breeders' Cup, will be honored with a retirement ceremony at Laurel Park Nov. 16.
Two barns at Parx Racing are under quarantine as a result of a positive test for equine herpesvirus, officials said Nov. 13.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine announced that students Lauren Duffee and Emma Gorenberg were each awarded a $6,000 scholarship from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation.
Legislation to authorize a statewide standard for rebate programs at New York tracks and off-track betting corporations is before Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his approval or veto.
Jockey Antonio "Tony" Vega, leading rider at Monmouth Park in 1983, passed away Nov. 11 following a brief illness. He was 52.
Prominent New York stallion Frost Giant, who set an Empire State record for freshman progeny earnings in 2012 and leads the 2013 second-crop sire list by a wide margin, will stand the 2014 season for $10,000, up from $7,500.
Gusty winds of up to 40 miles per hour in the Toronto area forced Woodbine to cancel its live Thoroughbred racing card following the first race Nov. 10.
Eclipse Award-winning turf writer Paul Moran died Nov. 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at age 67 following a long battle with lung cancer.
Jockey Javier Castellano won six races at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 9, but missed what he thought was going to be his best mount of the day when Anjaz was scratched from the featured Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Multiple graded-stakes winner Bridgetown will join grade I winners Boys at Tosconova and Courageous Cat for the 2014 breeding season at Questroyal North in Stillwater, NY, near Saratoga Racecourse.
Jockey Chris DeCarlo put his rivals to sleep aboard 28-1 shot Inimitable Romanee and the mare sprinted for home to post a one-length surprise in the 1 1/2-mile Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 9 on the turf at Aqueduct.
Five-year highs in both all-sources and on-track handle highlighted figures from the recently concluded Belmont Park fall meeting released Nov. 9 by the New York Racing Association.
Groupie Doll, acquired by Mandy Pope's Whispering Hill Farm Nov. 6 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, will remain in training for the time being with her longtime conditioner, Buff Bradley.
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's retirement parade at Aqueduct, The New York Racing Association has released "The Secretariat Collection," a YouTube playlist with all 15 starts in New York.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Nov. 8 that it has hired James Hastie as the its executive director, effective Nov. 18, 2013.
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic has cataloged 210 entries for its mixed sale Dec. 9 in Timonium, Md.
Goldencents, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), will make his next start in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 30, according to majority owner Glenn Sorgenstein.
Bulldog Racing's Alpha Bettor and Melynk Racing Stable's James Street meet again in the $150,000 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine Nov. 10 after putting on a show in the Oct. 6 Durham Cup (Can-III).
Suffolk Downs received a recommendation that its request for 100 days of racing be approved for 2014, but a track official said there are "variables" that could complicate matters.
The United States Trotting Association, which in late September dropped out of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and rejected model medication rules approved by RCI, has created its own drug advisory committee.
The beautifully bred filly Anjaz has an excellent shot at her first graded win when she challenges seven female opponents in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 9 on the turf at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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