Paco Lopez’ Six Stakes Wins Net Him Back-To-Back Jockey Of The Week Titles

With six stakes wins over the weekend at Gulfstream Park, Paco Lopez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 2-8, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Dennis’ Moment Will Ship To Gulfstream Park This Week, Point To Fountain Of Youth

Albaugh Family Stables’ talented 2-year-old colt Dennis’ Moment has been taking it easy in Kentucky since he stumbled badly at the start of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. According to drf.com, the son of Tiznow is preparing to ship south to Gulfstream Park later this week to start training for his sophomore campaign. “Everything is good with […]

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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Approves Lasix Phase Out Proposal

On Monday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to approve the partial Lasix phase-out proposal advanced by its Equine Drug Research Council, reports drf.com. The plan calls for the elimination of race day furosemide in all 2-year-old races in the state in 2020, and extends the ban to all stakes races in 2021. Horses affected by […]

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‘Get Him Back To Where He Was’: Time Off Planned For Eight Rings

Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes winner Eight Rings, most recently a disappointing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has earned a break from racing, trainer Bob Baffert told horseracingnation.com. The son of Empire Maker was heading to the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with three works following the Breeders’ Cup, but Baffert elected not to run […]

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Talented Filly Donna Veloce Will Get Time Off To ‘Decompress,’ Return In March

Kaleem Shah and Coolmore’s juvenile filly Donna Veloce will now be given a couple months away from the races, reports drf.com. The runner-up in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet had previously finished a close second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, which was just her second career start. “She came out of it really good,” trainer […]

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Indiana Introduces Broodmare Incentive Program For 2020

The Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program is providing up to $2,000 in incentives for new mares purchased and brought into the state of Indiana for the 2020 foaling season. It’s the first step for the growth of breeding and racing in Indiana supported by an increase in funding from the implementation of table games at […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston Targets Comeback Race On The Turf

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston, who has not raced since posting a 10-1 upset in the Belmont Stakes (G1) in June, posted a bullet half-mile work of :47 3/5 (fastest of 90) on Sunday morning at Fair Grounds for trainer Mark Casse and top assistant David Carroll, who handles the local string. After running a game […]

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Preakness Winner War Of Will Getting ‘Well-Deserved Break’ Before 2020 Campaign

Following a highly successful and somewhat adventurous 2019 campaign, Gary Barber’s War of Will is enjoying some well-deserved time off. Last winter/spring at Fair Grounds, the 3-year-old son of War Front stamped himself as a Triple Crown force to be reckoned with, taking both the LeComte (G3) and the Risen Star presented by Lamarque Ford […]

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‘Time For A Revolution’: Gary Stevens Calls For Support Of Horseracing Integrity Act

The Water Hay Oats Alliance issued the following press release Monday: Gary Stevens, a Hall of Fame Jockey and a long time member of the Water Hay Oats Alliance, is calling for reform.  “It’s time for a revolution to save our sport.  And it has to happen ASAP! I believe good things can happen when […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Ceremony Set For Late January In London

The 2019 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held on Jan 22, 2020 in London, England. The event, which is organized by the Swiss watch brand Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), will return to The Landmark for the second year.  The ceremony, now in […]

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