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Top Trainers Gearing Up for Santa Anita’s Winter Meet

With more than $30 million in purse money up for grabs, it’s no wonder a deep and competitive group of some of America’s top trainers have lined up to compete at Santa Anita’s upcoming Winter Meet, which begins Friday, Dec. … Continue reading

‘Seabiscuit’ Author Hillenbrand ‘Unbreakable’ in Face of Illness

As a film adaptation of her latest book hits theaters this week amid Oscar buzz, author Laura Hillenbrand sat down with New York Times Magazine to discuss the health struggles that have kept her house-bound for much of the past two … Continue reading

Goldencents Out, O’Neill in at Santa Anita

Goldencents went out in style, capturing the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile for the second straight year before being retired as a stallion at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. “He left after the Breeders’ Cup (Oct. 31),” said Dennis O’Neill, brother … Continue reading

Tom Durkin To Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America’s premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters today … Continue reading

Christmas Ideas for Horse Lovers: Online Auction To Benefit Lexington Catholic Equine Academy

In need of some last-minute gift ideas for the horse lover on your holiday list? How about one of these items: A KY Experience Tour Day for two, that includes bourbon, horses, and traditional Kentucky style cuisine. A halter (with … Continue reading

Heleringer Resigns as Executive Director of KEEP

Louisville attorney Robert Heleringer has resigned from his position as the executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP). In a brief email sent to news outlets on Wednesday night, Heleringer stated that he was resigning effective immediately, but … Continue reading

Sinatra: Not Interested in Changing Triple Crown Schedule

In an interview with the Baltimore Business Journal on Wednesday, new Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra said he does not share his predecessor’s interest in pushing for changes the Triple Crown schedule. “I come from racing, I come from history,” Sinatra … Continue reading

Bell Elected President of TAA Board of Directors

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that James G. “Jimmy” Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected as the new President of the organization. He succeeds TAA founder Jack Wolf, managing partner of Starlight Stables, … Continue reading

Penn National: Wells Pleads Guilty to Race Fixing Charge

David Wells, a former trainer/owner who was based at Penn National, pleaded guilty Dec. 16 in a county court to one count of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest” as part of a deal with federal prosecutors, according to a report … Continue reading

ThoroFan To Honor Michael Blowen

As part of the 2015 Eclipse Awards week-long events, ThoroFan will honor an industry favorite at its third annual awards breakfast sponsored by Red Brand Fence Co. Jan. 16. Highlighting the event is the ThoroFan Award, given each year to … Continue reading