Continued improvement in regard to equine health and welfare is closely tied to major cultural changes in horse racing, panelists suggested Aug. 12 at the Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
After 15 years of fighting to pay the bills, Priscilla Clark, president of Tranquility Farm, is in the process of downsizing her model horse retirement operation and relocating to Northern California.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will provide live streaming of the 28th Annual National Awards Dinner, to be held Sept. 6. The live stream will be available on bloodhorse.com
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will honor numerous owners and breeders at its 28th Annual National Awards Dinner Sept. 6 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.
A record-setting $430,000 yearling was the highlight of a strong Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale, which ended its two-night run on a powerful upswing for the third year in a row.
Trainer Bob Baffert said he felt like his son, Bode, in Toys "R" Us when client Kaleem Shah purchased a muscular Flatter colt for $925,000 early during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale.
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Priscilla Clark, president of Tranquility Farm, will receive the Thoroughbred Charities of America Industry Service Award at the TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland Nov. 30.
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the appointment of five new directors to its current board of directors: Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm, Jimmy Bell of Darley at Jonabell, Gary Biszantz of Cobra Farm, Nadia Sanan Briggs of Padua Stables, and Jack Wolf of Starlight Stables.
Bill Casner of WinStar Farm has been elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, replacing Cobra Farm's Gary Biszantz, who was first elected to a one-year term in 2001 and re-elected three successive years.
Fond, a two-time stakes winner at Aqueduct, has been retired from racing with a record of three wins from 11 races and earnings of $113,661.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Gary Biszantz as chairman of its board of trustees. It will mark the fourth term for Biszantz. The action was taken Aug. 13 during the organization's annual board meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The task force that will look into issues related to Thoroughbred sales will be inclusive, have 16 to 20 members, and could be in place by the end of August, officials with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association said.
La Galerie, a champion in Argentina, brought $800,000 Monday as the Keeneland January mixed sale's opening session approached the midway point.
Buyers, consignors, and Keeneland sales officials comment on the first two days of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Breeders from the United States and Canada were honored Sept. 5 during a luncheon that included a call for the industry to get behind efforts to restore the NTRA Great State Challenge to the racing calendar for 2004.
By Gary Biszantz -- It's time the owners begin to influence not only the sport of Thoroughbred racing, but the business of Thoroughbred racing as well.
Ifyouprefersilver rocketed from the gates and left the rest of the field in her wake, winning the $150,000 Chou Croute Handicap by more than nine lengths Saturday at Fair Grounds.
Old Trieste, a graded stakes winner who earned $847,944, was euthanized Jan. 2 due to acute laminitis.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, quite active on the racehorse medication front for the past few years, is advocating a plan to implement "super tests" for all graded stakes in the United States.
ReRun held its second auction of the trademarked Moneigh paintings on Oct. 11, raising nearly $60,000 in an hour from the sale of the equine-created works of art.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association hopes to launch a for-profit, televised racing series with the assistance of Breeders' Cup and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, but much work remains to be done, officials said.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association honored owners and breeders at its annual awards dinner.
As the Thoroughbred industry embarks on a national campaign to encourage more investment in racehorses, the chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has issued a plea for uniformity in medication to help the sport in a number of areas.
The Greatest Game, Thoroughbred racing's owner-recruitment program, began running advertisements on three cable television networks Thursday.
Gary Biszantz was re-elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Friday.
Issues surrounding ownership, medication, equine genomics and the globalization of racing will be spotlighted when The Jockey Club's 50th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing convenes at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 18.
- By Tom LaMarra
A July 2 panel discussion on racetrack medication and the "reality of perception" led to allegations of medication abuse, racing surfaces that damage horses, and a regulatory system that hinders progress.
Gary Biszantz' Cobra Farm has sent seven horses back to Santa Anita with trainer Mike Puype. The owner-trainer tandem left Southern California earlier this year, relocating to Kentucky to be closer to Cobra's 200-acre operation there while undergoing a downsizing.
Its ranks swelling as new groups form and apply for accreditation, the Thoroughbred Adoption and Retirement Associations is proposing a "social security system" for racing Thoroughbreds in the form of a registry that would recognize Thoroughbreds suited for a second career as sport or show horses.
Plans for a national state-bred championship series tied to the Breeders' Cup moved forward Friday during a Breeders' Cup board of directors meeting in Lexington, officials said. If the program comes to fruition, it would be held the Friday before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, perhaps next year.
The first reported foal sired by champion Silver Charm is a filly born at Gary Biszantz' Cobra Farm near Lexington on Jan. 23.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that California-based equine practitioner Dr. Jack K. Robbins and Thoroughbred owner/breeder Gary Biszantz have been named to the NTRA's Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force.
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