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Gorajec: RCI’s New Integrity Compliance Committee ‘Changes Nothing’

Former longtime racing regulator Joe Gorajec, writing in Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, mocks the Association of Racing Commissioners International for creating a new committee, the Integrity Compliance Committee, that will “grade” states on how well they are complying with components of the national uniform medication program. Citing readily available information and a color-coded map on the Racing […]

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Otabek Umarov
Umarov Suspended Five Years For Testing Incident Per Agreement With Kentucky Commission

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced an agreement with trainer Otabek Umarov for sanctions surrounding his refusal to provide Looks to Spare for out-of-competition testing in spring 2016. Umarov will be suspended for five years, beginning from May 1, 2016 (the day before he was ejected from Churchill Downs as a result of his actions), […]

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Derby Dollars Contest 2017
It’s Back: Fourth Annual Derby Dollars Contest, Presented By STATS Race Lens And

It’s time once again to sharpen your handicapping skills and identify the leading contenders on the road to the Triple Crown! STATS Race Lens, a data-rich product from that brings clarity to your handicapping, and, home to the daily competitive 123racing Pick6 wager, are teaming with the Paulick Report to bring you for a […]

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Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association
Legal Defense Fund Created By National HBPA Supporting Indicted Penn National Trainer

A recently formed non-profit association affiliated with the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is helping fund the legal defense of trainer Murray Rojas, who has been charged with multiple counts of wire fraud and criminal conspiracy in a long-running federal investigation of horsemen and racing officials at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa. Articles […]

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Charismatic arrives at Old Friends Farm in December 2016
Updated: Charismatic’s Death Caused By Pelvic Fracture

The shocking death of dual classic winner and Horse of the Year Charismatic on Sunday has been determined to be a result of a pelvic fracture, reports The fracture caused lacerations in the local vasculature, leading to fatal internal hemorrhaging. Charismatic had been found dead in his stall, without any apparent signs of distress. […]

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One Liner was the 3 1/2-length winner of the Southwest Stakes
One Liner Keeps Perfect Record Intact With Southwest Victory

Trainer Todd Pletcher rarely sends horses to Oaklawn Park for the 3-year-old series of Kentucky Derby prep races, but when he does, watch out. On Monday, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s One Liner stretched out to two turns impressively in the G3 Southwest Stakes, besting a field of 12 other sophomores to […]

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Charismatic, as shown in his last JBBA conformation photo
Dual Classic Winner Charismatic Dies Suddenly

Dual classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic has died. The 20-year-old stallion, who returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on December 4, 2016, was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. The announcement of his sudden passing was made this afternoon […]

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Uncontested breezes at Oaklawn on Feb. 5
Pace Scenario Could Make Southwest ‘Tougher’ For Favorite Uncontested

Uncontested can become the second horse to sweep Oaklawn’s first two major Kentucky Derby preps in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Monday. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. Uncontested, who races for Harry Rosenblum and Robert LaPenta, exits a […]

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Lady Eli breezes at Palm Meadows on Feb. 18
Lady Eli, Miss Temple City Grace Palm Meadows Turf In First Works Of 2017

Both Eclipse Award finalists and multiple Grade 1 winners, female turf stars Miss Temple City and Lady Eli had their first workouts of 2017 on Saturday. According to, the two mares both worked over three furlongs on the Palm Meadows training center turf course. Lady Eli, most recently a heart-wrenching second in the Breeders’ […]

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Zakaroff wins the El Camino Real Derby
Zakaroff Posts 48-1 Upset In El Camino Real Derby

Antone Metaxas’ Zakaroff posted a surprise victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby, striking the wire first at odds of 48-1. Ridden by Kyle Frey, the sophomore son of Slew’s Tiznow rode the rail through the turn, angled out and collared the favored Ann Arbor Eddie to win by a half-length. Trained by […]

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