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Historical Racing Approved At Turfway Park

Today the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved the installation of historical racing machines at Turfway Park. The track’s application for the slots-like devices, which generate random numbers using results of previously run races to determine winners, was expected to meet … Continue reading

Half-Sister To Giant’s Causeway Top Lot On Day Two Of Tattersalls December

Hanky Panky was the star turn on the second day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale, selling for 2,700,000 guineas on a day that also included the sale of Champion two-year-old Tiggy Wiggy for 2,100,000 guineas and the Oaks winner … Continue reading

KHRC Chairman Bob Beck Resigns As Beshear Leaves Office

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) Chairman Robert “Bob” Beck announced today that he will step down from his post effective Dec. 7, 2015. Beck, who has chaired the KHRC since his appointment by Governor Steve Beshear in 2008, made his … Continue reading

Green Mask Struggles With First Gallop At Sha Tin Racecourse

In his first prep for the Longines Hong Kong International Races on Dec. 13, Wesley Ward trainee Green Mask “seemed pretty green,” Brazilian rider Joao Moreira reported to the South China Morning Post. It was the 4-year-old gelding’s first time … Continue reading

Jockeys As Young As Four Ride Races In Indonesia

In the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, an island called Sumbawa has a horse racing tradition that stretches back for centuries. It used to be a pastime in which families would race their ponies against one another for sport; … Continue reading

Dec. 31 Jockey Club Registration Deadline Approaching

The Jockey Club reminds owners of unregistered yearlings and 2-year-olds that the requirements for registration must be completed by December 31, 2015, to avoid additional late registration fees. The late registration fee increases from $550 to $800 after December 31 … Continue reading

Open House Dec. 19 At Get Away Farm; Home Of Two Step Salsa, Drill

Manny Andrade, owner of Get Away Farm near Ocala, Fl., announced that the farm will hold its 2016 stallion preview on Saturday, Dec. 19th from noon to 3pm. Luncheon and refreshments will be served and there will be a drawing … Continue reading

Jockeys Threaten Strike Over New Helmet To Be Required In Australia

When Racing Australia officials implemented new whip rules on Monday, the change had been preceded by major questions from jockeys across the nation. The other major change facing Australian jockeys is a new type of helmet, which officials say will … Continue reading

Walker: American Pharoah Flattered By G1 Wins Of Effinex, Tonalist

Sam Walker, ratings expert for Racing Post, was very impressed by American Pharoah’s Breeders’ Cup Classic victory as it unfolded. He ought to have been: Pharoah became the highest rated horse this year, registering a 138 Racing Post Rating to … Continue reading

Desormeaux Responds To Noseda Criticism: ‘He Can Kiss My A– –‘

Kent Desormeaux had a very blunt response to criticism from British trainer Jeremy Noseda, who Tweeted that Desormeaux “schooled” his horse, Mister Brightside, in Saturday’s Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, then told the Racing Post that Desormeaux was “rude” … Continue reading

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