2014

Washington Racing Awards Dinner Scheduled For Feb. 28

According to The Blood-Horse, the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association will have their annual awards banquet Feb. 28 at Emerald Downs. The awards ceremony, honoring 2014 Washington champion racehorses and their connections, will also feature silent and live auctions as well as a raffle. Tickets are $45 per person in advance, $65 at the […]

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American Pharoah, Texas Red Top Experimental Free Handicap

Texas Red, winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), and American Pharoah, champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and the FrontRunner Stakes (G1), shared the high weight of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2014 Experimental Free Handicap, released today by The Jockey Club. The 126 pounds assigned […]

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Gulfstream Races Produce Record Handle in 2014

Gulfstream Park announced today that its live races in 2014 produced a record $1.2 billion in handle. Gulfstream’s record handle, an increase from $826 million in 2013, came despite head-to-head competition for six months with Calder Casino and Race Course. Along with an increase in handle, Gulfstream’s field size has grown from an average of […]

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Hawthorne Fall Meet Wraps Up With Gains in Handle, Field Size

The 2014 Hawthorne fall meet officially finished on Wednesday, December 31, posting gains in handle and field size. The official spring meet at Hawthorne begins with the turn of the year, with figures from January 1 through January 3 being a part of the spring thoroughbred meet that runs through April 26. With the racing […]

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Pletcher, Castellano, Ramseys Leading Earners in 2014

For the second consecutive year, trainer Todd Pletcher, jockey Javier Castellano and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey finished 2014 as the leaders by North American earnings in their respective categories, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. 1) winner Bayern […]

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Kershner: Sophomores Stole the Show in 2014

In a piece for the Buffalo News, writer Gene Kershner takes a look at the past year, a racing season that was dominated by a talented crop of 3-year-olds. “Led by California Chrome in the early part of the year, and wrapped up by Breeders’ Cup winning performances by Bayern in the $5 million Classic […]

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Jeannine Edwards To Host Eclipse Awards for Fourth Time

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that sports broadcaster Jeannine Edwards of ESPN and ABC will host the 44th Annual Eclipse Awards presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group. The Eclipse Awards, which honors the 2014 champions of Thoroughbred racing, will be held January 17, at Gulfstream Park Racing […]

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Increased Attendance, Higher TV Ratings Bolster Final Breeders’ Cup Stats

The 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was bolstered by increased attendance, television ratings, on-line engagement, new sponsors and outstanding competition from the world’s best horses. A crowd of 61,114 was on hand Saturday for the second day of the Breeders’ Cup  at Santa Anita bringing the two-day total […]

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TVG To Present Live, On-Site Coverage of Del Mar’s ‘Bing Crosby Season’

Named for the legendary singer and entertainer, and one of the track’s illustrious founders, Del Mar’s inaugural “Bing Crosby Season” fall race meet gets underway Friday (Nov. 7), and TVG, America’s largest online wagering company and horseracing television network, will be on hand to bring fans all the live action in High Definition. In fact, […]

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Total Attendance Increases, Wagering Declines at Breeders’ Cup 2014

A crowd of 61,114 was on hand Saturday for the second day of the 31st Breeders’ Cup World Championships, bringing the two-day total attendance to 98,319, four percent higher than the 2013 two-day attendance of 94,628. The total attendance is a Breeders’ Cup record at Santa Anita since the expansion to a two-day event. Saturday’s […]

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