Keyword: Smith

  • Spanish Chestnut, winning the San Rafael.

    Spanish Chestnut Has Gate Work; Santa Catalina Next

    San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) winner Spanish Chestnut remains on schedule for his next start in the March 5 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) and the Florida-bred tuned up for the 1 1/16-mile event with a six-furlong work in 1:14 from the gate on Wednesday morning over a fast track Santa Anita.

  • Record-Setter Maybe Jack Dies

    Maybe Jack, whose 13 wins in 1997 was the most for a horse that year, died following a fourth-place finish Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Panel Stresses Benefits of Racing to Regulators

    Despite divergent agendas, a blue ribbon panel from the Thoroughbred industry spoke to state lawmakers at the annual meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States in Duck Key, Fla., Jan. 15.

  • Group's Goal: A Better Model for New York

    The future shape of New York's Thoroughbred industry will be the focus of a new group of the nation's leading racing industry insiders, whose chief mission will be to propose a new business model for racing in the state.

  • MEC Wants to Be Friend of New York Racing

    The president of Magna Entertainment Corp. said Dec. 10 the company would like to be part of a new organization -- Friends of New York Racing -- which hopes to reconstruct the economic model for racing in the state and perhaps seek the franchise to operate Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.

  • Lion Heart, Chapel Royal to Ashford

    Graded stakes winners Lion Heart and Chapel Royal, both of whom were retired from racing within the past two months, will enter stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Grade II Winner Chapel Royal Retired

    Chapel Royal, a grade II winner who ran third in last year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing because of a minor injury, but no decision has been reached as to where he will enter stud.

  • Sense of Style, with Edgar Prado aboard, captures the Spinaway Stakes, Friday at Saratoga.

    Sense of Style Fashions Spinaway Win

    Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Sense of Style toyed with six other 2-year-old fillies Friday afternoon, then dismissed them with a sudden flourish in the stretch to win Saratoga's 113th running of the grade II, $250,000 Spinaway at seven furlongs.

  • Tim Smith, has resigned as NTRA commissioner.

    Smith Resigns From NTRA; No Word on NYRA Job

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner Tim Smith tendered his resignation as expected July 27, but there was no announcement that Smith had taken a job as president and chief executive officer of the New York Racing Association.

  • Barry Schwartz, CEO of the New York Racing Association.

    Schwartz: Time to Relinquish Full-Time NYRA Post

    The New York Racing Association's chief executive officer isn't willing to definitively say National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner Tim Smith will take over as president, but Barry Schwartz believes the time has come for him to step aside from his full-time NYRA post.

  • Tim Smith

    Smith May Leave NTRA for Top NYRA Post

    Tim Smith, the first and only full-time commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, may resign effective Sept. 1 and could be headed to the New York Racing Association to serve as president and chief executive officer.

  • Smith Elected President of Texas Thoroughbred Association

    Larry Smith, the owner and breeder of 1998 Texas Horse of the Year Thomas Jo, has been elected to serve as president of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Smith's term began during the first meeting of TTA board of directors June 24.

  • Smith Second Trainer to Clear $1M Mark at Colonial

    Two-time leading trainer Hamilton Smith became the second trainer in Colonial Downs history to reach the $1-million mark in purse earnings when his charge Mittens won the $14,000 third race June 14.

  • Mayo on the Side (5) nips Azeri by a nose in a thrilling finish to the Humana Distaff.

    Azeri Upset in Humana Distaff

    Azeri came back time after time, but it wasn't enough. Mayo on the Side and Pat Day got by at the end to win the Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Saturday.

  • Handle Up, Purses Down During First Quarter

    Total North American handle during the first quarter of the year was up slightly from 2003 despite 45 fewer racing days, but once again purses did not keep pace, according to statistics released Friday by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Equibase.

  • Smith: It's Time for Racing to Get Serious About Future

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner Tim Smith continues to bang the drum for industry cooperation and aggregation, and again issued a call for the pooling of rights for major events such as the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and Visa Triple Crown.

  • NTRA Adds to Industry Relations Team

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has hired Joe Clabes as director of industry relations and Jamie Eads as industry programs coordinator.

  • Former NYRA Executive Could End Up at NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association might be poised to hire former New York Racing Association president Terry Meyocks, industry sources said. It isn't known in what capacity Meyocks would serve if he's hired.

  • Aggregation of Rights, Purse Growth High on NTRA Agenda

    With major contracts for television, sponsorship, and membership up for renewal this year, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association believes 2004 is the year that could spark major growth in horse racing for the long term, commissioner Tim Smith said.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Smith Vs. Myth

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The NTRA is not "over the hump" yet and is not able to act as a league office similar to other sports.

  • Local Favorite Champali Headlines Ky. Cup Sprint

    Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, winner of three straight stakes at Turfway Park earlier this year, returns as the morning-line favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III). He'll face 11 rivals in the six-furlong race for 3-year-olds. The last of five stakes on the card, the Sprint has a post time of 6:33 p.m. EST.

  • Wagering Up, Purses Down for Second Quarter

    Wagering in North America during the second quarter of the year increased 2.52% over the corresponding period in 2002. But, while there were 32 more racing days, purses dropped 1%.

  • Kentucky Ag Commissioner Issues Agro-Terrorism Statement

    As the United States fights a war in Iraq and a larger war against terrorism, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Billy Ray Smith has called upon farmers and farm businesses to do their part to secure the nation's food supply.

  • NTRA Reviews Measures at Symposium

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association made its annual presentation Friday at the Symposium on Racing in Tucson., Arizona.

  • Azeri collected her fourth straight grade I win Saturday.&lt;br&gt;

    Fit for a King

    Jockey Chris McCarron goes out the right way, winning the Affirmed Handicap aboard Came Home.

  • Azeri wins the Milady Breeders&#39; Cup Handicap with Mike Smith aboard.

    Azeri Wins Third Straight Grade I in Milady

    The Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Azeri has only raced seven times, but the 4-year-old daughter of Jade Hunter has built a solid resume, winning six of those races including Saturday's decisive win in the $211,400 Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Smith: A Brand For Racing Is 'Permission to Believe'

    Brand equity will give Thoroughbred racing a legitimate shot at winning the interest of the public and sponsors, National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner Tim Smith said May 2 during the Warner L. Jones Distinguished Lecture sponsored by the University of Louisville.