The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Twilight Racing Series: Positive Trends?

Last week on The Friday Show, we looked at five of the biggest challenges the Thoroughbred racing industry currently faces. This week, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick examine trends that appear to be going in the right direction. What are some things in the racing business that are trending positive and should be capitalized upon? […]

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Report: Solis To Make Decision On Riding Career After August Surgery

Jockey Alex Solis, who has been out of the tack since April, told The Blood-Horse Thursday that he will make a determination about his career status following a hip surgery scheduled for Aug. 1. Solis, who began riding in 1981, has been a commissioner on the California Horse Racing Board for the past two years. He […]

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Abel Tasman To Face Salty In Coaching Club American Oaks

This year’s Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks for three year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on Saratoga Race Course’s hallowed main track will feature the 101st winning filly in its history at its conclusion. She will top a list of champions such as Shuvee, Ruffian, Sky Beauty, Songbird and many others who left their […]

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Saratoga Start Unlikely For Songbird; Porter Says No Plans To Retire Two-Time Champ At Year’s End

Owner Rick Porter and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer have long indicated that a race at Saratoga Race Course was among the stops they intended to make as part of two-time champion Songbird’s 4-year-old campaign. After an upset scare at hot and humid Delaware Park in the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap on July 15, […]

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Senate Committee Votes In Favor To Defund USDA’s Inspection Of Horse Slaughter Plants

The Senate Committee on Appropriations voted July 20 in favor of an amendment offered by Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to defund the USDA’s inspection of horse slaughter, a renewal of what was effectively a ban on the practice, according to the American Horse Council. Today’s vote for the Udall-Graham Amendment means […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Urging Charities To Apply For Funds For Racehorse Adoption

The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via rulings issued at Canterbury Park and Running Aces to be directed to […]

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The ‘Original’ Arrogate: ‘Calumet Castoff’ Gave Hall Of Famer Longden Record Win

Arrogate, the consensus best horse in the world in 2017, ends a four-month break from competition Saturday in the $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song will put on the line a seven-race winning streak, the last three in stakes with purses of $6 million, $12 million and […]

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Saratoga Race Course: Dos Historias Del “Cementerio De Los Campeones”

Cada verano el hipódromo de Saratoga, ubicado en Saratoga Springs, NY, abre sus puertas para albergar lo más selecto de la hípica norteamericana. Los mejores ejemplares, los profesionales y propietarios más destacados, las carreras más relevantes. Clase y belleza que conforman un espectáculo único en el deporte hípico que trasciende a nivel internacional. Pero Saratoga también […]

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Equibase Analysis: Powerful Field Lined Up For G1 Diana Stakes

The 79th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana Stakes is part of a magnificent opening weekend race card at historic Saratoga Race Course. Six horses are entered but three of them would be marquee horses on any race card. Leading that trio is multiple grade 1 stakes winner Lady Eli, coming off another gutty […]

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TVG Planning Special Coverage, Events At Saratoga

Beginning Friday, TVG, America’s Horse Racing network, will be live from its trackside location at Saratoga Race Course for its six-week summer meeting, covering every race, every day of the meet while raising awareness for leading racehorse retirement, re-training and aftercare programs during one of the network’s most-watched times of the year. TVG’s Saratoga “Every […]

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