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Breeder Steps Up to Help Horse After Neglect

Breeder Danzel Brendemuehl staples a card to the Jockey Club papers of every horse she breeds, imploring the horse’s owner to call her if things don’t work out, and offering to pay twice the meat price plus transport to bring … Continue reading

Sibling Revelry: Desormeaux Pilots Brother’s 500th Winner

Kent Desormeaux’s victory on Texas Red in Wednesday’s sixth race provided his brother J. Keith Desormeaux with his 500th career victory. It temporarily put Desormeaux atop the meet’s rider standings, but two-time defending champion Rafael Bejarano drew back even by … Continue reading

TCI: Countdown to Breeders’ Cup Begins This Weekend

The TCI guys are back for an 11-week run leading up to the Breeders’ Cup. Jon & Joel pick up right where they left off – covering the 3-year-old division which is in action Saturday with the prestigious Travers (G1) … Continue reading

Indiana Switches Testing Labs ‘On Emergency Basis’

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has contracted with Industrial Laboratories, Inc., of Denver, Colorado, on an emergency basis to assist with its equine drug testing program. Industrial Laboratories will be testing Indiana samples beginning in late August and lasting a … Continue reading

Paulick Report, TDN Stories Nominated for Bergstein Award

A thorough look at the past and future of synthetic racetrack surfaces in the United States and an exposé of a racing con man have both been nominated for Team Valor International’s Stan Bergstein Award, the annual $25,000 writing prize … Continue reading

Hora Partida: NYRA First Out of Gate With Spanish Announcer

While New York Racing Association announcer Tom Durkin’s voice boomed loudest over the speakers at Saratoga this meet, Luis Grandison was also calling the races for a sizable audience, though his was not in the grandstand. Grandison, 57, is the … Continue reading

Forever Young: British Man to Accomplish Lifelong Goal of Riding in Newmarket Race

At the age of 63, Jeremy Zielinski, marketing and trading manager at the Injured Jockeys Fund, has decided to tick something off his bucket list by competing in the 345th running of Newmarket’s Town Plate at The July Course on … Continue reading

Laurel Park To Host Virginia-Bred or Sired Stakes Sept. 13

The Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association will sponsor five stakes races at Laurel Park on Saturday, September 13, 2014 open to registered Virginia-bred or Virginia-sired horses. These five stakes will be the same stakes … Continue reading

Racing Officials Accreditation Program to Hold Certificate Program at Laurel Park

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) and Laurel Park are pleased to announce a ROAP Certificate Program will be held at the track October 1-2, 2014. The ROAP Certificate Program is a course consisting of general racing industry education and … Continue reading

Champion Bennie the Bull to Bridlewood Farm

Upon his return to the United States after his third consecutive year of shuttling to Brazil, Eclipse Champion Sprinter BENNY THE BULL will take up residence for the 2015 breeding season at John and Leslie Malone’s Bridlewood Farm, in Ocala, … Continue reading