Keyword: Washington

  • Washington Summer Sale Scheduled for August

    The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s annual summer sale will be Tuesday, August 22, at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located on the grounds of the beautiful Emerald Downs near Seattle.

  • Stryker Phd

    Stryker Phd Washington Horse of Year a Third Time

    Over 275 horsemen and horse racing enthusiasts filled the fourth floor Emerald Downs banquet rooms on Saturday evening, February 25, in celebration of the 2016 Washington champion runners.

  • Jim Penney

    Trainer Jim Penney Dies at 82

    Jim Penney, a charter member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame who saddled a record five Longacres Mile winners, died Feb. 21 at his home in Edgewood, Wash.

  • Pegasus Sale to Return in March

    Dr. Mark Dedomenico’s Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center announced it will bring back the 2-year-olds in training sale that has been on hiatus since 2012 and will also add a horses of racing age segment.

  • Washington Sale Catalogs 131 Horses

    A total of 131 horses - with the late addition five paddock session horses - have been cataloged for the upcoming WTBOA Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale to be held on Tuesday, August 23.

  • Point Piper wins the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs

    Point Piper Sets Record in Longacres Mile

    Point Piper, owned by Dan Gatto, Russo Racing, and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, capitalized on a fast early pace to win the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 14 at Emerald Downs and in the process set a track record for one mile.

  • Risque's Legacy scored a front-running victory to become the first winner for Atta Boy Roy

    Risque's Legacy First Winner for Atta Boy Roy

    In her career debut, juvenile filly Risque's Legacy scored a front-running victory in a maiden special weight race Saturday, Aug. 13 at Emerald Downs to become the first winner for Washington-based freshman sire Atta Boy Roy.

  • Opportunistic (outside) defeats Barkley July 31 at Emerald Downs

    Opportunistic Denies Barkley in Emerald Derby

    The Munnings colt Barkley did everything he could to remain undefeated, but the improving Sky Mesa gelding Opportunistic just got the better of him in the $75,100 Emerald Downs Derby for 3-year-olds July 31 at the Washington racetrack.

  • Joe De Francis

    Humane Society Forms Horse Racing Council

    The Humane Society of the United States, a member of a group that supports federal legislation that would grant USADA authority over equine medication policy and drug testing, has formed a horse racing council to promote animal welfare standards.

  •  Jay Hickey (center) receives Rolapp Award from Brian (left) and Todd Rolapp.

    Retiring Hickey Presented With Rolapp Award

    Jay Hickey, who is retiring from his role as president of the American Horse Council, is the 2016 recipient of the organization's prestigious Rolapp Award, which recognizes the late Rich Rolapp, AHC president from 1974-1993.

  • Racing industry stakeholders address Congressional Horse Caucus April 28

    Horse Caucus Takes Testimony on Drug Bill

    Members of the Congressional Horse Caucus April 28 discussed the pros and cons of legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication policy, testing, and enforcement.

  • United States Capitol building

    Federal Medication Bill Picks Up Co-Sponsors

    Federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication policy, testing, and enforcement has picked up additional sponsors in the U.S. House, officials said March 14.

  • Second Pan American Conference Scheduled

    The Jockey Club and the Latin American Racing Channel will host the second Pan American Conference from May 17-20, 2017, in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Back-and-Forth Continues on Path to Reform

    The ARCI plans an industry congress for the end of this year to develop consensus on equine medication and testing given its belief Congress won't be anywhere close to acting on legislation introduced last year.

  • Stryker Phd Repeats in Longacres Mile

    Stryker Phd closed with a huge rally and soared clear to victory in the $200,000 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 16 at Emerald Downs, taking his home state's marquee race for a second year in a row.

  • Senate Committee Approves Tax Extender Bill

    The United States Senate Finance Committee completed its work on a tax extender bill in a July 21 markup session and approved the resulting document by a 23-3 vote, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association reported.

  • Veterinary Group Joins Integrity Coalition

    The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association said June 23 it will join the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, a group that supports federal legislation that would authorize oversight of equine medication.

  • Emerald Downs

    Emerald Gets TripAdvisor Excellence Award

    American travel website company TripAdvisor has awarded Emerald Downs a 2015 Certificate of Excellence--an award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews on the world's largest travel site.

  • AHC Trustees Oppose IHA Repeal Legislation

    The American Horse Council board of trustees has voted unanimously to oppose federal legislation that would be repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 in conjunction with oversight of equine medication and testing.

  • Alex Waldrop

    Waldrop Testifies on Wagering Tax Reporting

    The United States Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service were told June 17 that current regulations related to the tax withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings are "unfair and totally burdensome."

  • Gural Supports Plan for Drug Oversight Bill

    The operator of Meadowlands, which primarily offers Standardbred racing, said June 1 he supports a lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation in Congress that would provide oversight of equine medication and drug testing.

  • National HBPA Questions Federal Drug Bill

    The National HBPA, which has about 30 affiliate horsemen's groups and about 30,000 members, said May 29 said it has questions regarding a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation to regulate drug rules and testing.

  • Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing

    United States Rep. Paul Tonko of New York said May 29 he will introduce federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication and drug testing.