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ICareIHelp Aftermath: Parker Takes Plea Deal On Six Felonies, Much Of Sentence Suspended

Hal Parker, 61, of Haile, La., has accepted a plea deal from the Louisiana Attorney General on several animal cruelty charges stemming from his involvement with a horse rescue group in 2018. According to a spokesperson for Attorney General Jeff Landry, Parker pleaded guilty to six felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and was […]

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Colts By First Samurai, Laoban Fastest At OBS Spring Sale’s Sixth Under Tack Session

Colts by First Samurai and Laoban turned in quarters in :20 2/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the sixth session of the under tack show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. Hip No. 1007, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is […]

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Waldrop: NTRA Is Working To ‘Dismantle Prejudices,’ Support Communities Of Color

National Thoroughbred Racing Association president and chief executive officer Alex Waldrop released the following statement Friday. Waldrop’s statement came at the end of a week of protests around the country related to the Black Lives Matter movement. You can find reactions to the protests from other racing entities compiled here. “The racing industry would not […]

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Triple Crown Contenders Sole Volante, Ete Indien Entered In Wednesday Allowance At Gulfstream

Graded-stakes winners Sole Volante and Ete Indien are scheduled to prep for upcoming major-stakes engagements Wednesday at Gulfstream Park, where the highly regarded Patrick Biancone-trained duo will be joined by Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Shivaree in a mile optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds carded as Race 9. Sole Volante is being pointed to the June […]

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Restrictions Lifted: Fans Will Be Allowed To Attend Live Racing At Louisiana Downs

The 2020 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs gets underway on Saturday, June 6 with excellent news for racing fans. While the onsite casino was opened on May 18, restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic were still in place prohibiting attendance for live racing and simulcast wagering. Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana […]

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Ghaiyyath Kicks Off British Group One Season With New Course Record In Coronation Cup

Godolphin’s Ghaiyyath made a spectacular start to the Group 1 flat season on Friday, winning the Coronation Cup in frontrunning style to set a new course record under jockey William Buick. The 5-year-old son of Dubai bested Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck and champion stayer Stradivarius by 2 1/2 lengths, finishing the 1 1/2-mile course […]

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‘Exceptionally Better’ As Distance Increases, Swiss Skydiver Ready For Santa Anita Oaks

Ken McPeek was scheduled to fly in from Louisville to California today where he will saddle Swiss Skydiver in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Anita Oaks at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Swiss Skydiver, a chestnut daughter of Daredevil bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, LLC and owned by Peter Callahan, is one of […]

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‘Resume For The Ages’: Shirreffs Confident In Smith, Espinoza Ahead Of Big Saturday

John Shirreffs is aiming for victory at Santa Anita on Saturday. The former Marine is focused in a bid to capture the day’s two marquee events, the Grade I Runhappy Santa Anita Derby and the Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup. In all, seven stakes offering more than $1.3 million in purse money will be presented […]

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Almond Eye Back In Action For ‘Win And You’re In’ Yasuda Kinen

Following her impressive seasonal debut in the “Win and You’re In” Victoria Mile (G1) against female rivals three weeks ago, Silk Racing Co.’s 5-year-old super mare Almond Eye (JPN) will seek a second Breeders’ Cup Challenge victory on Sunday (June 7) at Tokyo Racecourse when she faces open company in the 1-mile, US$2.56 million Yasuda […]

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