Racing

Different Perspectives Discussed at American Horse Council National Meeting

The American Horse Council (AHC) Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, held June 9-12, 2019, provided a wealth of information and ideas from different perspectives on how the equine industry can grow and how AHC members can continue to work together. Attendees were treated to insights ranging from cutting-edge topics designed to help equine athletes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Preakness Stakes

The middle leg of the Triple Crown steals focus this weekend as the 144th edition of the Preakness Stakes takes place May 18 at historic Pimlico Race Course. NBC Sports will present coverage of the Black-Eyed Susan and its undercard stakes on May 17 from 3-5 p.m. The Preakness Stakes undercard will be broadcast on […]

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NYTHA Launches Empire Racing Club With Durkin, Pletcher At The Helm

The Empire Racing Club is an initiative created by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to let horse racing fans experience the thrills of racehorse ownership at minimal cost and no risk. New York’s beloved retired racecaller Tom Durkin will serve as managing partner, and Eclipse Award-winner Todd Pletcher will be the Club trainer. Empire […]

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Weekend Lineup: Coming Up Roses

This week is all about the 145th edition of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and its sister race, the $1,250,000 Longines Kentucky Oaks. Both signature tests headline a loaded slate of stakes action on each day featuring such standouts as Newspaperofrecord (IRE) and Bricks and Mortar – the current leader on […]

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Safe Passage Program Offers Retiring Standardbred Racehorses Safe Place To Land

A new program called Safe Passage has been started by Starting Gaits Standardbred Transition Program in Arcanum, Ohio. The program was created to help Standardbred racehorse owners ensure their horse has a safe place to land after it retires from racing. Starting Gaits was founded in 2013; it has placed more than 600 Standardbreds into […]

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Santa Anita Cancels Five Thursday Cards, Raises Non-Stakes Purses $10,000

Santa Anita Park has been forced to reduce its racing schedule over the next five weeks due to a lack of race-ready horses on the grounds, reports drf.com. The Stronach Group-owned facility will cancel the next five Thursday programs, racing Friday through Sunday until Memorial Day. “As we progress, we’ll see where we’re at,” said TSG’s […]

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Britain: Prince Dundee Returns To Racing After Standing Surgery To Repair Fracture

Prince Dundee, a 6-year-old British Thoroughbred that was diagnosed with a broken leg last June, has won his first steeplechase since returning to racing. The racehorse was diagnosed with a micro-fracture in his front leg through bone scans and an MRI; the injury did not show up on X-rays. To stabilize the break, Prince Dundee […]

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37-1 Winner, Other Longshots Trigger Pick 6 Carryover Of $29,905 At Aqueduct

Aided by a bevy of longshots, the Pick 6 went unsolved for a second straight day, resulting in a $29,905.02 carryover into Sunday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Saturday’s Pick 6 sequence commenced with New York-bred Pennys From Heaven winning her debut in Race 4, returning $14 on a $2 win bet. Jump for Joy, a […]

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Unsafe Track Conditions Force Hawthorne To Cancel Racing Until Dec. 6

Hawthorne Race Course canceled the last seven races on Friday due to unsafe track conditions. In addition, races have already been cancelled for Saturday. Rising temperatures started melting the underlying ice on the racetrack, causing uneven footing for the horses. After consultation between track officials and the jockeys, it was decided that, for safety sake, […]

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Does Hurdle And Fence Color Affect Horse And Rider Safety?  

New research from the University of Exeter indicates that horses may see white and yellow more clearly than the color orange. Strips of orange are currently used on hurdles and fences on British racecourses to help the human eye process the location of the obstacle, but the new study indicates changing the colors of the […]

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