Jim Penney
‘He Was More Than A Trainer’: Washington Icon Jim Penney Passes

Jim Penney, a charter member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame who saddled a record five Longacres Mile winners, died Tuesday at his home in Edgewood. Penney, who ranked at or near the top of every major training category at Emerald Downs, Longacres and Yakima Meadows, was 82 years old. According to son-in-law Bryson […]

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James R. Jones
‘Unsung Hero,’ Natural Horseman James Jones Dead At 52

Retired trainer Frank Brothers remembers putting James Jones on some of his toughest horses when Jones worked as his assistant during the 1990s. “He’d get on all the bad ones and straighten ‘em out,” Brothers recalled of the one-time bull rider. “When anyone else would ask, ‘What about that horse?’ He’d always smile and say, […]

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Uncontested takes the Smarty Jones Stakes
Uncontested Likely To Skip Rebel And Wait For Arkansas Derby

Uncontested will likely make his next start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15 at Oaklawn, co-owner Harry Rosenblum of Little Rock, Ark., said Wednesday morning. Rosenblum said he and Uncontested’s trainer, Wayne Catalano, are calling Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) a “throw out” after the colt faded to sixth as the favorite. […]

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David Switzer
Former KTA/KTOB Executive Director David Switzer Joins WHOA

David L. Switzer, a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS Animal Science, has been associated with the Thoroughbred industry since 1958 working in both the breeding and racing areas. From 1979 to 1992, he owned Lexington, Ltd, an equine insurance and bloodstock agency. Mr. Switzer acted as the Executive Director of the […]

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Riding under the pines of The Winter Farm OTTB Rescue and Retirement in Southern Pines, N.C.
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Retraining In The Tranquility Of Southern Pines

When one has enjoyed a successful career as an interior designer, what is the natural next step? For Holly Carter, a life-long rider with a penchant for Thoroughbreds both on the track and in the show ring, the answer was easy: create a Thoroughbred adoption facility to honor the memory of those whose backs she […]

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Turfway Park
Kentucky HBPA, Turfway Park Team Up For ‘Happy Hour Handicapping’ March 3

Turfway Park and the Kentucky HBPA are teaming up March 3 for Happy Hour Handicapping, an interactive event where people who love racing, horses or just a good time can learn the basics of playing the races and take a first look at Kentucky Derby contenders. The free event is part of that week’s Rockin’ Dollar […]

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Monmouth Park
G1 Haskell Invitational Headlines Monmouth Stakes Schedule

With the $1 million, Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off on Saturday, May 13. Set for its 50th renewal on Sunday, July 30, this year’s golden anniversary Haskell will once again be sponsored by Betfair, the world’s […]

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Kentucky Horse Park
KY Horse Park: Audit Finds ‘Questionable Management, Conflicts Of Interest’

Mike Harmon, Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts, released the following statement containing his findings after an extensive audit of the Kentucky Horse Park: The special examination of certain policies, procedures, and financial activity of the park between June 2013 and July 2016 produced eight findings. The full examination will be referred to the Executive Branch Ethics […]

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Horse Slaughter Auction
‘Anonymous Horses’: Kill Pen Rescues Come With Serious Health Risks

Earlier this month, veterinarians and state officials in three Florida counties (Columbia, Bradford, and Hillsborough) publicly announced they were dealing with a small outbreak of strangles, a contagious bacterial infection of the equine upper respiratory tract characterized by swollen lymph nodes. Strangles is a relatively common communicable disease, but in this case, alerts issued via […]

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Mustangs
‘Domesticated Horse’ Terminology Eradicated, Now Dubbed Livestock; Wild Horse Enthusiasts Concerned

The Senate Conservation Committee recently passed a bill that eliminates the classification of “domesticated horse,” a move that concerns wild horse enthusiasts. Horses are now lumped into the “livestock” category, but there are exemptions for Spanish Colonial horses and for a “wild horse,” which is defined as an “unclaimed horse without obvious brands or other evidence of […]

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