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Breeders’ Cup Sues Air Charter Company

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Breeders' Cup Ltd. has filed suit against a New Jersey-based air charter company, claiming the firm breached a contract under which it was to transport attendees back to Lexington following this year's races. Read More...

Kentucky Sire Lines for 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There are 175 stallions, give or take, standing in Kentucky at a fee of $5,000 or more. The dominant sire lines are very evenly represented, with 53 from the Northern Dancer line and 52 from the Mr. Prospector line. Read More...

Laurel Park Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has re-accredited Laurel Park for two years. Read More...

Looking for a Longshot in the Starlet Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Baffert Runners Set Marks at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, owner Kaleem Shah, and jockey Martin Garcia combined to set a pair of track records at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 11. Read More...

Acceptance Stretches Out in King Glorious

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After beginning his career with consecutive sprint wins, Acceptance will stretch out to a mile in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes Dec. 11 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 11 that it will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014. Read More...

Springboard Mile Pits Bayerd, Shotgun Kowboy

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After splitting two previous juvenile stakes earlier in the meet, Bayerd and Shotgun Kowboy square off in the rubber match, the $250,000 Remington Springboard Mile on closing night Dec. 14 at Remington Park. Read More...

Pletcher Pointing Constitution, Danza to Donn

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher is pointing a pair of grade I winners to the first major race for older horses in the country, the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Niarchos Family Top Breeders’ Cup Breeders

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Niarchos Family, racing under the Flaxman Holdings name, has won the fourth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Starlet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos featuring Take Charge Brandi. Read More...

Woodbine Reports Slight Dip in 2014 Handle

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The 2014 Woodbine Thoroughbred meet ended with a slight decrease in all-sources handle, the Woodbine Entertainment Group reported Dec. 11. Read More...

Symposium: Steward Revisits BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reasoning for their decision to take no action following the race. Read More...

Symposium: Steward Revisits BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reasoning for their decision to take no action following the race. Read More...

Golden Gate Cancels Races Due to Severe Storm

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Golden Gate Fields canceled its seven-race live program Thursday, Dec. 11, due to a severe storm that drenched the San Francisco Bay Area with heavy rains and gusty winds. Read More...

Golden Gate Cancels Races Due to Severe Storm

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Golden Gate Fields canceled its seven-race live program Thursday, Dec. 11, due to a severe storm that drenched the San Francisco Bay Area with heavy rains and gusty winds. Read More...

FBI Veteran Named to NYRA Security Position

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The New York Racing Association announced Dec. 11 that FBI veteran George C. Venizelos will become the organization's vice president of security, effective Jan. 26, 2015. Read More...

FBI Veteran Named to NYRA Security Position

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The New York Racing Association announced Dec. 11 that FBI veteran George C. Venizelos will become the organization's vice president of security, effective Jan. 26, 2015. Read More...

NHC Tour Gets Prize-Money Boost for 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Dec. 11 the 2015 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Tour will offer record prize money of $250,000, up 25% from 2014. Read More...

NHC Tour Gets Prize-Money Boost for 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Dec. 11 the 2015 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Tour will offer record prize money of $250,000, up 25% from 2014. Read More...

Sunbean Defends Title on LA Champions Day

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean will seek his third stakes win in six weeks when he defends his title in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Fields Set for Hong Kong International Races

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After a bit of intrigue and some last-minute quick healing, the fields are set for the Dec. 14 Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Racecoourse. Read More...

Starlet Next for Lukas, Take Charge Brandi

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
She's in the driver's seat already, but a win in the $350,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 13 would mean the checkered flag in the Eclipse Award race for Take Charge Brandi at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Symposium: Racing Apps Need to Connect

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
As wagering outlets, racetracks, and other industry entities enter the mobile market, it is important they listen to customers' needs and take care to make sure new apps address those wishes. Read More...

Vyjack Aims for One More Win in Queens County

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Pick Six Racing's Vyjack will get one more start of 2014, and his connections hope to make it a win in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct Dec. 13. Read More...

Small Field Faces R Free Roll in Sugar Swirl

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A small but talented field of six fillies and mares is to go to post in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) from Gulfstream Park Dec. 13. Read More...

Red Oak Farm Sends 10 Broodmares to Darby Dan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
John J. Brunetti Sr.'s Red Oak Farm is relocating 10 of its best broodmares to Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky, the Florida farm announced Dec. 10, and also plans changes to its racing operation. Read More...

Rakoff Dedicates First Win to Late Mentor

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Beyond it being his first victory as a trainer, David Rakoff's win with Petite Lapin in the final race Dec. 7 at Gulfstream Park will always carry an extra special significance for him. Read More...

Symposium: Customer Has to Figure in Equation

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
As U.S. racing faces the challenge of shaping race days and meets and maintaining field sizes at a time when foal crops are shrinking, experts said tracks and horsemen need to remember to keep the customer in the equation. Read More...

Mulvihill New President of Turf Publicists

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jim Mulvihill, director of media and industry relations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, has been elected president of the Turf Publicists of America for 2015-16. Read More...

Finley Opts to Contest New York THA Election

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley said Dec. 10 he has officially contested the recent New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association in which he ran for president and lost by 14 votes. Read More...

NTRA Partners on Broad Insurance Program

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 10 it has an agreement with Lockton Insurance Brokers to offer a new risk-management and employee benefits program for the industry. Read More...

Europe Bans Horse Meat From Mexico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The European Commission confirmed it has taken action that essentially bans the import of all horse meat and meat products from Mexico. Read More...

Catching Up with Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with Wise Dan at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's barn at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Read More...

Oaklawn to Waive General Admission in 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Charles Cella, president of the Oaklawn Jockey Club, announced Dec. 10 that the Arkansas racetrack will waive its $2 general admission fee for the 2015 season that begins in January. Read More...

CANTER USA Principal Awarded AAEP Lavin Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Robbie Timmons, whose vision and tireless efforts have helped place more than 20,000 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses into new homes as a result of the 1997 launch and subsequent nationwide expansion of CANTER USA, has received... Read More...

Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
While equine surgeons enjoy sharing the mantra “if in doubt, cut it out,” researchers recently reported that when it comes to some osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option. Read More...

Slideshow: New Stallions of 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2015, arranged in alphabetical order. Read More...

Durkin, Others Receive Honors at Symposium

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tom Durkin accepted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award Tuesday, Dec. 9, one of several presented at a lunch during the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming sponsored by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. Read More...

Social Media’s Role in Racing News Discussed

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A panel at an industry gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely agreed that track publicists could use social media to fill some of the news void created as papers and other sports publications reduce racing coverage. Read More...

Arqana Sale Concludes with Record Receipts

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Young stallion Montmartre was the star on the final day of the Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale Dec. 9 before the auction closed its four-day run with record results. Read More...

Wise Dan Recovering Well as Season Ends

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Recovering from a minor non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of his right front fetlock, Wise Dan has been powering along down the shedrow -- and trainer Charlie Lopresti fully expects him to run in 2015. Read More...

RMTC Cites Progress in Medication Reform Plan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The RMTC said Dec. 9 the Thoroughbred industry has made "major gains" this year in the number of jurisdictions operating or soon to be operating under all or part of the National Uniform Medication Program. Read More...

Symposium: Purse Distribution Changes Eyed

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Panel discusses field-size challenges and possible solutions on the first morning of the 2014 University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming Dec. 9 in Tucson, Ariz. Read More...

Memorial Service Set for Trainer Banks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A memorial service was set for Dec. 9 for trainer David Banks, who died Dec. 6 after collapsing during training hours at Evangeline Training Center Carencro, La. Read More...

Florida Sire Stakes Get Increase and Updates

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, Gulfstream Park, and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed to significant changes in the Florida Sire Stakes program. Read More...

Woodbine Announcer Loiselle to Retire in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Woodbine track announcer Dan Loiselle announced Dec. 9 that he will call his last race May 31, 2015, bringing a 29-year career as a Thoroughbred announcer to a close. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 12/9/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Will Take Charge, Mucho Macho Man, Silver Charm, Gulfstream Park, Los Alamitos, & More Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Looking Forward to ’15

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Enthusiasm in the stallion market points to a brighter year ahead. Read More...

Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When your horse starts displaying signs of colic—decreased manure production, a lack of appetite, or pain—your first call should be to your veterinarian. While some mild colics can pass without much trouble, other types must be diagnosed and treated quickly—medically or surgically—to improve the horse's likelihood of survival. ... Read More...