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A Different Kind of Horsepower: Pantomime Horses Race to the Finish Line at Sandown

Racing as it was meant to be? Well, that could certainly be argued on Thursday at Sandown Park in England. The race course held its annual ‘The Mayor’s Pantomime Horse Race’, which brought together several area contestants – some actual … Continue reading

Paul Messara New Manager at Arrowfield Stud

Arrowfield is pleased to announce that Paul Messara will take up the position of Manager at Arrowfield Stud from Friday 1 August. Paul, who lives at the Stud with his wife Alice and their young sons Frank and John, will … Continue reading

Fleet of Foot: Jockeys to Race on Foot to Benefit PDJF

The riding stars of Saratoga Race Course will line up in the starting gate Saturday for a special “Jockey Foot Race” to raise money as the Spa participates with other racetracks around the country in the first Permanently Disabled Jockeys … Continue reading

McNamara: Saratoga Missing One Critical Character This Season

Reporter Ed McNamara wrote this week that this year’s Saratoga meet is missing a critical character as the racing season opened without fellow writer Paul Moran. Several dozen friends gathered at Go for Wand’s grave in the infield at Saratoga … Continue reading

Former Announcer Johnson Given Bill Handleman Memorial Award for Haskell Coverage

The 2014 Bill Handleman Memorial Award went to Dave Johnson of SiriusXM for outstanding coverage of last year’s $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational.  Inaugurated in 2012, the Handleman Memorial Award honors outstanding media coverage of the Haskell Invitational. The … Continue reading

Trainer Wayne Catalano Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Wayne Catalano, trainer of such 2014 standouts as multiple Grade 1 winner Room Service and triple Grade 3 winner, Aurelia’s Belle, has been hospitalized with a severe case of pneumonia. The Daily Racing Form reports that the veteran trainer has … Continue reading

‘If I Can Get Back Again, I’d Love To’: Dettori Reflects on Enjoyable Spa Weekend

Although there were a few logistical problems  – mainly luggage that didn’t arrive – Frankie Dettori had a successful and enjoyable experience during his first riding venture at Saratoga Race Course. As Teresa Genaro writes for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Dettori … Continue reading

Art Sherman to Receive 2014 Pincay Award

Art Sherman, a career race tracker who rose to the pinnacle of the sport this past spring when he guided the mercurial colt California Chrome to the edge of racing immortality in a thrilling Triple Crown run, has been named … Continue reading

England: Second Trainer Acknowledges Positive Morphine Test

Trainer Eve Johnson Houghton has revealed that one of her horses has tested positive for morphine, according to a report in The Guardian. Johnson Houghton, who is stabled in Oxfordshire, insisted that she has never used the feed supplement which … Continue reading

Farish, Beck Win Breeders’ Cup Election Runoffs

The Breeders’ Cup announced the final composition of its Board of Directors upon the completion of runoff voting by the 45 Breeders’ Cup Members.  William S. Farish, Jr. will serve a four-year term and Bobby Flay will serve a one-year … Continue reading