Thoroughbred News

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  • Seitz Gets First Winner as Trainer in Stakes

    Brookdale Farm owner-turned-trainer Fred Seitz recorded his first win as trainer of record when his 2-year-old filly May Night scored a length win in Friday's P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga.

  • Racing to the Rescue Day Planned for Oct. 8

    Organizations in the horse industry are forming a major fundraising effort Oct. 8 for victims of Hurricane Katrina to be called "Racing to the Rescue Day." The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships also plans to raise funds for the cause.

  • Split Ruling Issued on Kentucky Medication Injunction

    A judge has denied a request by the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association for a temporary injunction to delay implementation of a new equine medication policy in Kentucky, but he made an exception for veterinarians.

  • NTRA Sets Up Hurricane Relief Fund

    NTRA Charities – Racing to the Rescue Fund, a special division of the NTRA's nonprofit 501 (c) (3) subsidiary NTRA Charities, has been established to receive contributions, 100% of which will be passed through to existing charities established to aid in recovery efforts.

  • Pikepass Moves to Margaux for 2006

    Pikepass, a son of Forty Niner whose first crop are juveniles, will stand at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2006. No stud fee was announced.

  • Vet Students in Lexington for Seminar

    Approximately 500 third-year veterinary students will participate in the third annual Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar Sept. 2-4 in Lexington.

  • Thoroughbred breeder Charles Nuckols, bred Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

    Charles Nuckols Jr. Dead

    Charles Nuckols Jr., an icon of the Thoroughbred industry, died Sept. 2 at his home near Midway, Ky. Nuckols, 83, had been fighting a variety of ailments the past several years, and died of complications from congestive heart failure.

  • Afleet Alex's Injury 99% Healed; Has First Jog at Spa

    Following the latest set of digital X-rays taken Thursday and a consultation with veterinarian Larry Bramlage, trainer Tim Ritchey was given the OK to bring Afleet Alex to the track Friday for his first jog since undergoing surgery to repair a slight hairline fracture.

  • Churchill Plans for 'Unique' Meet in Louisiana

    As a result of damage to Fair Grounds Race Course from Hurricane Katrina, there will be no live racing there this year and plans are being made for a "unique" meet at Louisiana Downs in its place, according to Churchill Downs president and CEO Tom Meeker.

  • TVG to Broadcast Live Racing from Japan

    TVG will present six live racing telecasts from Japan beginning Sept. 10 as part of an agreement between TVG and the Japan Racing Association (JRA) granting TVG exclusive Japanese racing telecast and advanced deposit wagering rights in the U.S. Racing will air from 10 p.m.-midnight PT.

  • Delaware Park to Host 'Afleet Alex Day'

    Delaware Park will host "Afleet Alex Day" Sept. 10 inconjunction with its annual Owners Day, which is offered by the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart watches television coverage of Hurricane Katrina in his tack room at Saratoga.

    Horsemen Consider Options in Light of Fair Grounds Damage

    Although there has been no official announcement from parent company Churchill Downs Inc., it is highly unlikely that the 2005 meet at Fair Grounds will be held at the New Orleans track as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Proclamation Faces 16 in William Hill Sprint

    The Maktoums will try to keep a major group I prize "all in the family" this weekend when the highly regarded Proclamation takes on Goodricke and 15 others in the William Hill Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.

  • Moyglare Setting Up as Tantalizing Race

    The group I Moyglare Stud Stakes for 2-year-old fillies is shaping up to be quite a tantalizing affair this Sunday at The Curragh. The pro tem leader of the division, undefeated Flashy Wings, is set to meet the Danehill filly, Rumplestiltskin in the seven-furlong race.

  • Horsemen, Vets Say Drug Policy Could Hinder Entries

    Horsemen and veterinarians who are seeking an injunction to stall the tighter race-day medication policy set to take effect Sept. 7, opening night of the Turfway Park meet, indicated uncertainty over aspects of the policy could impact the entry box.

  • In Summation, Running Lass Head FSS Line-Ups

    Waterford Farm's undefeated 2-year-old colt In Summation and William Condren and Michael Sherman's brilliant 2-year-old filly Running Lass will be solid favorites to win their respective divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes (FSS) series Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • William Boniface, Patriarch of Bonita Farm, Dead

    William Boniface, a retired racing editor for the Baltimore <i>Sun</i> and patriarch of one of Maryland's most prominent racing families, died Sept. 1 after a short illness. He was 89.

  • Tucked Away (right), winner by a nose in last month&#39;s Hirsch, suffered career-ending injury earlier this week.

    Tucked Away Has Surgery On Injured Leg

    Tucked Away, the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. IIT) winner who was injured while working on the Del Mar grass course Wednesday, underwent successful surgery on her fractured right foreleg Thursday night at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in Bonsall.

  • Del Mar Dynamo Amorama Heads Palomar Field

    Millionaires Intercontinental and Ticker Tape and horse-for-the-course Amorama headline a field of six for Saturday's $200,000 Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • NYRA Promotes Controller Irene Posio

    The New York Racing Association announced Sept. 1 that Irene M. Posio has been promoted to vice president/treasurer and controller, effective immediately.

  • Guidry Makes Impassioned Plea for Victims

    Louisiana-born rider Mark Guidry, a veteran leader of the jockeys' room at Arlington Park, gave the track's campaign for the victims of Hurricane Katrina a kick start when he arrived for his riding assignments Thursday.

  • Battle Won Aims to Take Down First Grade I in Forego

    For Chuck Simon, nothing would be sweeter than scoring his first grade I victory at Saratoga Race Course. He will get the opportunity when he saddles Jay and Gretchen Manoogian's Battle Won in Saturday's $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I), going seven furlongs.

  • Forest Danger One to Beat in Forego at Saratoga

    A week after Lost in the Fog remained unbeaten with an impressive score in the seven-furlong King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) over rival 3-year-olds at Saratoga, several top sprinters of the older generation will be asked to turn up it a notch in the $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) at the same distance at the Spa.

  • Oratory to Stand at Country Life in Maryland

    Oratory, winner of this year's Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) in stakes-record time in the silks of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable, arrived at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md., Aug. 30 to take up stud duties for 2006.

  • Miss Terrible Tops Arlington Matron Field

    Graded stakes winner Miss Terrible tops a field of seven fillies and mares drawn for Saturday's $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park. The Argentine-bred mare will carry high weight of 118 under jockey Eusebio Razo Jr. The pair will break from post four.

  • Penn National Sets Up Hotline for Gulf Coast Casino Employees

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Monday, Aug. 29, Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced today Thursday it has established a toll-free employee assistance 'Hotline' (1-800-598-0756) for its displaced employees at the company's Casino Magic-Bay St. Louis and the Boomtown Biloxi Casino.

  • Kentucky Insurance Panel to Recommend Worker's Comp

    A committee established by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher to come up with a recommendation on a jockey insurance plan agreed Thursday on a workers' compensation policy to be funded evenly between racetracks, owners, and jockeys.

  • Horse Groups Mobilizing Hurricane Relief Effort

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, horse industry groups are mobilizing to provide assistance to people and horses impacted by the devastating storm and are seeking financial support for the efforts.

  • Evangeline Downs' Sunday Program to Benefit Hurricane Relief

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana, is donating 100% of its revenues from Sunday's, Sept. 4, racing program to the Acadiana Chapter of the Red Cross Relief Fund to help relief efforts stemming from Hurricane Katrina that devastated southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast on Monday.

  • Horsemen Happy With New Philly Park Track

    Philadelphia Park's new racing surface gets its first test under competitive conditions on Saturday, but the initial response from horsemen has been encouraging.

  • Lone Star Park Granted 2006 Race Dates

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie had its request for 98 live racing dates in 2006 approved at Wednesday's Texas Racing Commission meeting in Austin, Texas. The schedule includes a 66-date spring Thoroughbred season over 15 weeks from April 13 to July 23.

  • Mark Guidry Now Fourth All-Time at Arlington

    Veteran jockey Mark Guidry, enjoying a highly successful mid-summer return to Arlington Park, became the fourth leading rider in Arlington history with a pair of victories Sunday.

  • Facilities Sought for Refugee Horses

    The United States Equestrian Federation Inc. is seeking facilities or pastures to place horses and ponies victimized by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Adena Springs, University of Guelph to Create Equine Veterinary Facility

    Adena Springs and the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada have entered into discussions to build an equine veterinary clinic at Adena Springs North near Aurora. The clinic will be designed to provide equine healthcare and advanced diagnostic performance services to Canada's equine industry.

  • Heckle to Stand at Sequel in Florida

    Graded stakes winner Heckle has been bought by Dennis Narlinger's JMJ Racing and the partnership of Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin from Dogwood Stable (Cot Campbell, president) for stallion duty.