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Lavender Road Evaluated After Freak Accident at Saratoga

Three-year-old Abigail Adsit trainee Lavender Road underwent evaluation Wednesday afternoon after an unusual incident in which she repeatedly fell and struggled to get up in the Saratoga paddock before race seven. According to reports on Twitter, jockey Junior Alvarado suggested … Continue reading

Power Clash Set for Whitney; Palace Malice Draws Post Five

From the beginning, the talent of Palace Malice looked unmistakable to trainer Todd Pletcher. Only the Dogwood Stable colt’s development and maturation took time. As a 3-year-old, Palace Malice ran exclusively with the very best, and when he was good … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Reports Record Second-Quarter Earnings

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN: NASDAQ) (CDI or Company) today, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, reported business results for the second-quarter ended Jun. 30, 2014. MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY Robert L. Evans, Chairman and CEO: “Our second-quarter results were solid considering the soft regional … Continue reading

Amoss Cracks 3,000 With Victory at Indiana Grand

Trainer Tom Amoss scored the 3,000th win of his career Wednesday when Infinity of Humor hit the wire first in the second race at Indiana Grand Race Course. Jockey Jeremy Rose was aboard the Maggi Moss-owned 3-year-old filly, who won … Continue reading

Wildcat Brief to Stand in Pennsylvania for 2015

Wildcat Brief, a Grade 1 grandson of leading sire-of-sires Storm Cat, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Foxfield Farm in Oxford, Pennsylvania. A son of multiple graded stakes winner Forest Wildcat and out of Grisham, a daughter of 1996 Kentucky Derby … Continue reading

Stronach Group Names O’Neil as Equine Health and Safety Director

The Stronach Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert O’Neil, DVM, to the newly created position of Equine Health and Safety Director, Florida.  This position will play an integral part in our effort to continue our commitment … Continue reading

TRF Hosting Annual ‘Bow Ties & Bourbon’ Event Aug. 3

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will be hosting a Bow Ties & Bourbon event, an annual summer fundraiser benefiting the TRF and their compassionate care for retired Thoroughbreds as well as their cornerstone TRF Second Chances program. The evening will … Continue reading

Pimlico to Host Thoroughbred Marketplace Oct. 4-5

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) have teamed up to create the TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace on October 4 and 5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The event is built into the RRP’s second annual … Continue reading

Owners Protest CHRB’s Regulatory Inaction on Masochistic Race

If you weren’t outraged at the stunning form reversal by a 4-year-old California-bred gelding named Masochistic in a Kentucky Derby undercard race at Churchill Downs, then it’s likely you either cashed a nice bet on the horse when he breezed … Continue reading

Former Trainer George M. Baker Dies

The Daily Racing Form reports that George M. Baker, who trained the talented filly Politely, died July 28 after a long illness. He was 83. During Baker’s long and successful career, he trained for such clients as Bohemia Stable, owner … Continue reading