With a tradition of Thoroughbred racing that predates the American Revolution by more than a generation, it’s no surprise that the first, and oldest, organization in the country created to develop and promote the breeding of horses sprung from Maryland. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association turned 90 this year, and on Saturday it will celebrate […]
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Golden Gate Fields will kick off its 36-day Fall Meet on Thursday, with first post time for a seven-race card at 12:45 p.m. PT. The nine-week meeting, which concludes on Sunday, Dec. 15, will include nine stakes races and a plethora of turf action. First post time each day will be at 12:45 p.m., with […]
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Keeneland is partnering with Thoroughbred industry entities to offer 18 scholarships worth a total of $70,000 – more than double the $30,000 offered in previous race meets – to students as part of its College Scholarship Day on Friday, Oct. 18. Students may pre-register online to be eligible for scholarship drawings by clicking here. One […]
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Keeneland is hosting the Secretariat Festival this weekend, an annual event that celebrates the beloved Triple Crown winner. This morning, the Secretariat Bronze Monument created by Jocelyn Russell and commissioned by the City of Lexington – and set to be permanently located in the roundabout at Old Frankfort Pike and Alexandria Drive in Lexington – was […]
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The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is conducting a search for an executive director that NYTHA board member Terry Finley hopes will “turn a very good organization into a world class organization.” Finley, who is assisting NYTHA president Joseph Applebaum in the search for a new executive director, said the requirements of the job encompass […]
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With preliminary approval from the Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission, Kentucky Downs this fall will embark on its largest construction project since the track opened in 1990. The first of three phases will add 18,000 square feet with an estimated investment of approximately $25 million. The new building will feature more gaming as well as more […]
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Trainer Darren Weir, whose credits include a win in the 2015 Melbourne Cup with Prince of Penzance, has been hit with nine charges related to the running of his stable, including animal cruelty. Multiple outlets reported that Weir was charged by police in Victoria Wednesday based on the results of searches of his properties in […]
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Trainer Gerald James is facing a one-year suspension in Delaware after officials say he took possession of a horse in his care, changed its name with The Jockey Club, and raced it under his own name. Thoroughbred Daily News reported that a stewards’ ruling accuses James of “false ownership/hidden ownership” and “alleged theft.” James had […]
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Fewer total races lead to a decline in total handle for the 82nd season of live racing which concluded on Saturday, October 5th. Total handle for the 81-day meet was $104,200,290, a decrease of 7% compared to the $112, 041,056 from last year’s 81-day meet. There were a total of 661 races compared to total […]
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At a special meeting convened Tuesday afternoon, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously to approve the change of control for Turfway Park, clearing the way for Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) to purchase the track for $46 million. Churchill, operating via its wholly-owned subsidiary, NKYRG LLC, announced the deal last week, noting it was contingent […]
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