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Fan-Favorite Russell Road Dies After Bout With Colic At Age 12

One of only two multi-millionaires bred in West Virginia, fan-favorite Russell Road passed away last weekend after a bout with colic. According to, the 12-year-old gelding had been re-training as a lead pony following his retirement in late 2016. Sired by Wheaton, Russell Road retired with a record of 31 wins from 62 starts and […]

Legendary Trumpter Severinsen To Perform At Santa Anita Sunday

Legendary trumpeter and iconic entertainer Doc Severinsen will join forces with Santa Anita Bugler Jay Cohen as they team with a call to the post this Sunday at The Great Race Place.  Known to millions worldwide as bandleader on one of the greatest television shows of all-time, The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, Severinsen, 90, continues to tour and […]

Equine Herpes Update: Two Barns At New Bolton Center Remain Under Quarantine

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture released the following statement via the Equine Disease Communication Center on Jan. 23:  Following an EHM case confirmed at New Bolton Center last week, 8 trace-forward premises (equine locations where horses that may have been exposed at New Bolton returned to before the EHM case was confirmed) and one trace-back […]

War Story Could Be Navarro’s Third In Dubai World Cup

Loooch Racing Stable, Glenn Ellis and Imaginary Stable’s War Story could be a third horse aiming toward the Dubai World Cup card for accomplished Florida- and New Jersey-based conditioner Jorge Navarro. An excellent fourth last out behind a trio of Eclipse Award finalists –Gun Runner, Collected and West Coast– in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]

Pegasus World Cup: Noticias y Ajustes Finales (Parte 2)

Con la nómina de la Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1, $16,000,000) ya definida, a continuación presentamos la segunda y última parte de nuestro reportaje acerca de los trabajos finales de los participantes con miras a la carrera más rica del mundo: SHARP AZTECA: El veloz zaino que entrena Jorge Navarro dio precisamente una demostración de […]

Monmouth Announces Purse Bonuses, Free Workers’ Comp For 2018 Meeting

Monmouth Park will kick off its 52-day meeting on Saturday, May 5 – Kentucky Derby Day – with some added twists this season, including bonus money to owners and trainers who start horses at the meet. In non-state-bred races, all owners will be guaranteed a minimum of $500 per starter, while all trainers will receive $300 for […]

Churchill Downs Donates $25,000 To San Luis Rey Fire Victims

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI or the Company) (NASDAQ: CHDN) announced today that it has made a donation of $25,000 to California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (CTHF) to distribute to victims of the San Luis Rey Downs fire. The December fire in Bonsall, California, claimed the lives of 43 horses, resulted in the hospitalization of five trainers […]

WinStar To Sponsor TVG’s Live Coverage Of Eclipse Awards

WinStar Farm – the Versailles, Ky., breeding operation that is home to leading stallions like Tiznow, Distorted Humor and Pioneerof the Nile – has signed on as the primary sponsor for TVG’s live coverage of the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group on January 25 at 8 p.m. ET. TVG also […]

View From The Eighth Pole: A Breeders’ Cup Derby?

Should the Breeders’ Cup expand again? That’s a question the organization’s board of directors is expected to ponder at an upcoming meeting, when a proposal to add a “Breeders’ Cup Derby” for 3-year-olds and push the Breeders’ Cup Classic to a separate date in December will be discussed. Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup president and CEO, […]

Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By NYRA Bets: Stellar Wind A Threat?

The post position draw for Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup takes place tomorrow and it will be crucial given the short run into the first turn at Gulfstream Park going 1 1/8 miles. Today, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some new developments concerning that very issue of the run-up. Plus, it’s been a […]