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Hoppertunity, Constitution Return in Clark

Constitution and Hoppertunity, two auspicious 3-year-olds that were denied starts in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands because of ill-timed setbacks, look for redemption Friday at Churchill Downs against seven rivals in the 140th renewal of the $500,000-added Clark … Continue reading

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Accreditation of 19 Facilities

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that it has awarded accreditation to nineteen equine aftercare organizations, bringing the total number of accredited organizations to 42, with more than 120 facilities throughout North America. Accredited organizations may apply for grants … Continue reading

Hong Kong Officials Struggle in Fight Against Illegal Gambling

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, perceived worldwide as running an exceptionally tight ship over the sport, is struggling to fight back against illegal off-shore betting operations, per a report in the South China Morning Post this week. Illegal online accounts … Continue reading

‘All Others’ Heavy 3-5 Favorite in Pool 1 of KY Derby Future Wager

It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I): the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) … Continue reading

Penn National Postpones Wednesday’s Holiday Card

The overwhelming threat of a Thanksgiving Eve holiday snowstorm set to hit the mid-Atlantic region has forced the cancellation of Wednesday night’s Holiday Racing Festival at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. The entire ten-race card, featuring three rich … Continue reading

Indiana: Commission Recommends Three-Year Suspension, Fine for Trainer Norris

The executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission has recommended a three-year suspension and $15,000 fine for trainer Mike Norris, after the trainer was allegedly found to have administered drugs on race day at least five times last spring … Continue reading

Report: Application To Operate Suffolk Downs Filed

The New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association filed a supplemental application Nov. 24 to run a 65-day meet at Suffolk Downs in 2015, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. The application supersedes an earlier ‘placeholder’ application for one … Continue reading

Reminder: T.I.P. Performance Award Forms Must be Postmarked by Dec. 20

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced today that owners of Thoroughbreds eligible for T.I.P. Performance Awards must submit the appropriate forms by Saturday, December 20, 2014. T.I.P. will recognize the Thoroughbreds that accumulated the most points between December … Continue reading

Millennium Farms Releases 2015 Roster and Fees

Millennium Farms has released its stallion roster for 2015, along with the 2015 stud fees which are as follows: Even The Score Unbridled’s Song – Ashtabula, by Rahy Unbridled’s Song’s Leading Source of Sound, Quality Runners including MG1SWs Dullahan and … Continue reading

West: On Serious Issues, Racing Takes a ‘Stumble Out of the Gate’

When it comes to promoting the good things in horse racing, there have been instances when the sport can’t seem to ‘get out of its own way’. This is also seems true when the industry attempts to deal with serious … Continue reading