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Women in Racing: Pens Mightier Than Swords

There may be places on the racetrack where women are still outnumbered, but the press box is no longer one of them. In fact, the glass-fronted rooms usually occupying a spot near the announcers’ booth are increasingly (in some places … Continue reading

Sprint: Bourbon Courage Provides Gorder’s First Shot at Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Kellyn Gorder never has started a horse in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, but that figures to change in the next two weeks thanks to Bourbon Courage. With owners Jamie Hill and Mike McMahon of Bourbon Lane Stable looking … Continue reading

Former Equine Actor to Make Racing Debut at Remington

Selected during casting as one of the many young horses to play a role in the 2011 movie War Horse, 3-year-old Hollywood Extra will make his career racing debut on Thursday night at Remington Park. Owned and bred in Oklahoma … Continue reading

Paulick Report Story on Drug Testing Lab Nominated for Stan Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has tabbed Ray Paulick’s recent story on drug testing delays at a Kentucky laboratory as a late-season candidate for the Stan Bergstein Writing Award.   The Paulick Report publisher exposes long delays in testing at the LGC equine … Continue reading

Report: Churchill Downs Ordered to Return $2.7M to Purse Fund at Fair Grounds

Churchill Downs Inc. has been ordered by the Louisiana Racing Commission to put $2.7 million back into the purse structure for the upcoming 2014-2015 meet at Fair Grounds Race Course, The Times-Picayune reports. Churchill officials claimed that the money had … Continue reading

Classic: Shared Belief Works Sharp Six Furlongs at Golden Gate

Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, drilled six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta surface Tuesday morning. With jockey Russell Baze aboard, Shared Belief recorded splits of 13 … Continue reading

Google Maps Offers ‘Virtual Tour’ of Churchill Downs

For those who’ve always wanted a chance to explore historic Churchill Downs, but have never had the chance to…well, you know have the opportunity to do so. Google Maps recently added Churchill Downs, and fans can take a ‘virtual tour’ … Continue reading

Leading Texas Stallion Wimbledon to Key Ranch

Leading Texas stallion Wimbledon has been sold to Texan Jack Cook and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Joe Kerby’s Key Ranch near Salado, just north of Austin. Formerly the top freshman and second-crop sire in the Lone Star … Continue reading

England: BHA Announces Intiatives To Combat Small Fields

Following the publication of the 2015 Fixture List, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced a series of measures designed to address issues regarding the increasing number of uncompetitive, small-field races. Paul Bittar, BHA Chief Executive, said: “Set against … Continue reading

Follow Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton October Sale

The second day of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling sale got underway at 10 a.m., with Hip. Nos. 413-824 set to go through the sales ring. To watch the sale live, click here To view the sale catalog, click here To … Continue reading