Industry

France Galop To Donate €350,000 A Year To Retired Racehorse Aftercare

France Galop, the governing body of flat track and steeplechase horse racing in France, has committed €350,000 a year to support Au-Dela Des Pistes [Beyond the Tracks] and the French League for the Protection of the Horse (LFPC). Au-Dela Des Pistes (ADDP) is an industry-led initiative dedicated to the retraining of racehorses that was founded in 2016. […]

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Portrait Of A Rider: University Of Kentucky Researchers Seeking Participants In Survey For Equestrians

University of Kentucky researchers Karin Pekarchik (College of Agriculture, Food and Environment) and Kimberly Tumlin (College of Public Health) are seeking participation for an online research survey to better understand who participates in horse activities and sports. “Portrait of a Rider: Characterizing Active Participants in Horse Activities and Horse Sports,” is a survey that will […]

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Course To Cover Thoroughbred Industry In Kentucky

A six-week course covering all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry will be presented at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, KY, beginning Jan. 15. The course, held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EST every Tuesday through Feb. 19, is sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The […]

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Michigan Racing Industry Looking To Stay Afloat

Michigan racing has shrunk to just two tracks – Hazel Park Raceway and Northville Downs – and industry leaders there are looking to find new sources of revenue to keep the sport alive. A story in Crain’s Detroit Business details the measures people are taking in Michigan to bring new profits to the industry there. […]

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Texas Racing Fights for Survival

Ten years after Lone Star Park hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, the racing industry in Texas is in decline. It ranks 17th among states in purses paid, and attendance and handle are less than 50% of their 2000 levels. “I’m saddened that the industry I spent a lot of my prime in is […]

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The Push for a National Commish

The Lexington Herald-Leader featured an editorial by Dean DeLuke, a partner in Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable and author, calling for a national commissioner. By centralizing the different state organizations under the same rules, he argues racing will become a more unified force. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at the Herald-Leader

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Charlie Harris Memorial Service Wednesday in New York

A memorial service for Thoroughbred owner and breeder Charlie Harris will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 64th and Central Park West in Manhattan, N.Y. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Charlie, a good friend to many of us in the Thoroughbred industry, died Sept. 30 […]

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Kenny Troutt Now Sole Owner of WinStar

From a press release sent by WinStar: Bill Casner said, “The dissolution of my partnership with Kenny is a business strategy that is mutually beneficial at this point in our lives. The relationship that Kenny and I have remains unchanged, and we are still the closest of friends. Susan and I will continue to keep […]

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CASNER ON WINSTAR: This Has Been One of the Most Gratifying Experiences Any of Us Have Ever Had

Alicia Wincze of the Lexington Herald-Leader caught up with Bill Casner a day after the surprise announcement that he would step down from WinStar Farm ownership. There has been much talk about the “real reason” behind this split but Casner insists this was nothing more than a legacy decision and that the friendship between him […]

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RIP CHARLES HARRIS: Courage and Integrity Until the End

By Ray Paulick “The world would be a better place with more Charlie Harrises and the racing world would be, too.” So said Christophe Clement, the longtime trainer for Charles E. Harris, a New York-based venture capitalist and Thoroughbred owner and breeder who died Thursday afternoon, 19 months after being diagnosed with what doctors at […]

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