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Exaggerator Stretches Legs, Jogs Two Miles At Pimlico

Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator jogged two miles over the main track at historic Pimlico Race Course Wednesday morning, his second straight day on the track since his 3 ½-length victory in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown May 21. Trainer Keith Desormeaux continues to get all the right signs from the Kentucky Derby […]

Simply Glorious: Tepin Among 50 Entries For Goodwood’s £1-Million Qatar Sussex Stakes

This year’s Classic scorers Galileo Gold, The Gurkha, Awtaad, Minding and Jet Setting feature among 50 entries (up from 39 in 2015), revealed today, for the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes on Wednesday, July 27. The Group One mile contest, boosted hugely in value last year, is the highlight of the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival which […]

JHRA Select Sale Catalog Now Available; Features Offspring By Orfevre, Just A Way

Japan Racing Horse Association (JHRA) has announced 248 yearlings and 243 foals are cataloged for JRHA Select Sale on Monday July 11th and Tuesday July 12th at Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport. The index is already available on the website. The black-type will become available on the web by Sunday May 29th and […]

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Wild’ Bullards Alley Rewards Glyshaw’s Patience

He may be a bit blunt, often sarcastic, and disparagingly enough in Kentucky, an avid Indiana University fan, but Tim Glyshaw is a trainer that takes time to understand and appreciate each of the horses in his barn. Moments after achieving his long-time goal of winning a graded stakes race, Glyshaw took to Facebook to […]

Click Here To Cheat? Online Peddlers Of Racehorse Snake Oil Go Largely Unchecked

A plain brown package arrived at the doorstep of Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. There was no return address label. No packing slip. According to what she had read online, the small vial inside containing a dark red liquid was “a proprietary formula that is an extremely potent […]

Pillars Of The Turf: Arthur B. ‘Bull Hancock Jr., William Woodward Sr. Elected To Hall Of Fame

Arthur B. “Bull” Hancock, Jr. and William Woodward, Sr., two of the most important and respected individuals in American thoroughbred racing during the 20th century, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame as the 2016 Pillars of the Turf selections. The Pillars of the Turf category is designated to honor […]

Report: Bevin Overhauls Kentucky Horse Park Commission

Gov. Matt Bevin has abolished the existing Kentucky Horse Park Commission and replaced it with a new one. According to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Bevin has appointed a new commission, which will join the chairwoman and two members he appointed in March. One of the people ousted from the board was former Kentucky first lady, Jane […]

Global Symposium On Racing: Innovators’ Circle Returns For 2016

Horse racing’s first pitch contest, giving entrepreneurs a chance to bring change and innovation to the horse racing industry, is returning for another year. In 2015, the winner of the Innovators’ Circle competition won $15,000 and the contest’s finalists earned significant exposure and access to the executives in horse racing. Founding sponsors BAM Software Services […]

Hendrickson: Cuomo ‘Most Anti-Racing Governor In New York History’?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s adviser to the New York Racing Association has taken exception to the governor’s reported privatization plan for NYRA that would eliminate slots revenue for capital improvements at Saratoga and other New York racetracks. John Hendrickson, husband of longtime New York racing supporter Marylou Whitney, told the Saratogian that “it’s hard to be […]

Australia: Older Brother Urges Michelle Payne To Retire After Nasty Spill

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne, who is recovering from abdominal injuries suffered in a spill earlier this week, is being urged to retire by her older brother. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Paddy Payne, a former champion jockey in Australia and Hong Kong, is strongly pushing for his younger sibling to hang up her tack. Michelle Payne currently […]