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‘The Time To Act Is Now’: Jim & Joan Brady Join WHOA

Long-time owner/breeders Jim and Joan Brady are the newest members on WHOA’s growing roster of individuals who support passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation appointing the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the task of creating and managing a gold standard anti-doping agency for American racing. James Brady’s family has been involved in […]

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Giving Him One More Shot: Clasico Del Caribe Starter El Kurdo Returns In H. Allen Jerkens

After El Kurdo finished second in the $100,000 Clasico Invitacional del Caribe at Gulfstream Park Dec. 9, the immediate plan was for Stud David Y Daniel’s Kentucky-bred campaigner to return to Ecuador Jan. 8. El Kurdo is still scheduled to make his flight to Ecuador a week from Monday but not before the 6-year-old son […]

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Russell C. Redding, Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and chairman of the State Horse Racing Commission, has criticized Jockey Club chairman Stuart S. Janney III for what he calls “irresponsible statements” made at this year’s Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In his closing remarks […]

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Hurricane Irma Latest: Ocala, Tampa Areas May Now Take Brunt Of Storm

The massive size of Hurricane Irma means all of Florida will feel its wrath, but the latest projected paths have the west coast of the state taking the brunt of the storm. Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association CEO Lonny Powell said Thoroughbred farms in the Ocala area have been taking precautions throughout the week, […]

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Weekend Lineup: A Turf Feast Awaits At Kentucky Downs

It’s a light weekend of graded stakes across the country, with Kentucky Downs soaking up most of the spotlight with a historically excellent card. The 10-race day features four stakes, three of them graded, with total purses reaching $1.7 million. The feature event and final race is the Grade 3, $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf […]

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Report: Hundreds Of Horses Evacuate Gulfstream, Some Staying Behind In Newer Barns

As much of the horse world keeps one eye on the approach of Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm as of Friday morning, the Thoroughbred Daily News reports some 750 horses have been removed from Gulfstream Park, which is in a state-mandated evacuation area. Bill Finley wrote on Thursday that a shortage of horse vans and […]

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El Areeb Progressing Well After Surgery To Remove Knee Chip

El Areeb, winner of both the G3 Withers and G3 Jerome Stakes earlier this year, has been sent to a farm in Maryland to continue his rehabilitation from surgery to remove a knee chip. Trainer Cal Lynch told the Daily Racing Form that the son of Exchange Rate recently was sent to Krissy Close’s farm outside Monkton, Maryland. […]

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Irish War Cry: Motion Taking Advantage Of ‘Extra Week’ Before Wood Memorial

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, back on familiar ground at the Fair Hill Training Center in Fair Hill, Md., continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze over its main track. Recently named the New Jersey-bred champion 2-year-old of 2016, Irish War Cry was timed in 1:13.40, the […]

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Cuomo Budget Proposal Includes Re-Privatization Of NYRA

New York Racing Association president and CEO Chris Kay said the association’s board of directors supports legislation included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget that would return NYRA to private control. Citing dissatisfaction with how the association was being run, Cuomo executed a state takeover of NYRA by forming a reorganization board of directors in 2012. […]

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Two-Day Carryover Fuels Big Santa Anita Pick Six Pool; Jackpot Now $212,103

With a two-day carryover helping to create a total Pick Six pool of $1,537,686 on Friday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., there were 10 perfect tickets, each worth $101,623.60. Santa Anita’s newly created Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was not hit on Friday, so with three days of Winter Meet racing in the […]

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