Florent Geroux
Geroux Jaunts Across The Globe, Scheduled To Ride At Three Tracks In Three Days

Jockey Florent Geroux is riding high on a serious season for the second consecutive year in New Orleans. Last year’s champion jockey is striking well, working hard and doing his best to keep the momentum going after a 2016 that saw him win a nation-tying 10 Grade I wins. The native of the Normandy region […]

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Conquest Mo Money wins the Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland Park
Conquest Mo Money Carries Local ‘Dream’ Into Sunland Derby

If 3-year-old Conquest Mo Money is able to prevail in Sunday’s $800,000 Gr. 3 Sunland Derby, he will become just the third locally-trained horse to do so in the race’s 13-year history. Purchased for just $8,500 at the Keeneland November dispersal of Conquest Stables, the son of Uncle Mo is undefeated in his three starts […]

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Arrogate training in Dubai
Weekend Lineup: Dubai World Cup, Derby Trifecta

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is the $10 million Dubai World Cup, held Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, in which the World’s Best Racehorse will take on a full field of international challengers. Also on tap are a trio of races offering points toward the Kentucky Derby. The World Cup card kicks […]

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Sharp Azteca training in Dubai
Navarro Takes Pride In Sharp Azteca’s ‘Amazing’ Recovery From Freak Hoof Injury

Ask Jorge Navarro about the left-front foot injury Sharp Azteca (USA) sustained and you will probably be treated to a series of gruesome cell-phone images. There is no recognisable horse anatomy, just an abstract mass of hair and blood. The trainer does not show off these images for shock value; to him you need to […]

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Awardee is one of two Japanese half-brothers in the Dubai World Cup
All In The Family: Half-Brothers Lani, Awardee ‘Totally Different’ For Dubai World Cup

Two siblings will meet for the first time on the big stage in Saturday’s Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates. Among 10 runners from Japan at the meeting are the two half-brothers Awardee and Lani, both out of the Sunday Silence mare Heavenly Romance and trained by Mikio Matsunaga for owner-breeder Koji Maeda. Seven-year-old Awardee […]

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Workers are installing a safety rail at Indiana Grand
Indiana Grand: New Safety Rail One Of Many Upgrades For 2017 Racing Season

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is less than one month away and horsemen have returned to prepare for opening day Tuesday, April 18. The racetrack opened for training Monday, March 20 and includes a new safety rail, installed during the off-season to boost safety measures at the track. The new rail, […]

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El Areeb and trainer Cal Lynch
El Areeb Breezes At Laurel Park; Connections Eye Wood Memorial For Next Start

With an eye on returning to New York for the Wood Memorial (G2) April 8, M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb breezed Thursday morning at his Laurel Park base for trainer Cal Lynch. Regular rider Trevor McCarthy, fresh off a nine-win weekend at Laurel to pad his lead atop the current […]

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SMZs
It’s Not Just You: Antibiotic Resistance A Challenge For Equine Veterinarians

Long hailed as the greatest advance in medicine, antibiotics have become the go-to treatment for nearly every scratch, cough, or fever, whether or not they were caused by bacteria. Many doctors and veterinarians began indiscriminately prescribing antibiotics simply because their patients expected — even demanded — them. This overuse of antibiotics eventually created today’s crisis, […]

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Vale Dori and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Finding Dori

Vale Dori earned her fifth straight victory – and fourth straight graded stakes win – when she put away champion Finest City in the stretch and captured the G1 Santa Margarita Stakes by 1 ½ lengths. The Santa Margarita marked the 5-year-old mare’s first North American Grade 1 win and kept her undefeated in three […]

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North Dakota Horse Park
Opinion: No Place For Historical Horse Racing In North Dakota

Lawmakers in North Dakota recently rejected a proposal that would allow up to six additional casinos to be built, joining the five already operating in the state. According to the Bismarck Tribune, members of the North Dakota House voted against the measure, 63-28. However, according to businessman Don Santer, there is another piece of gambling legislation that is making […]

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