thoroughbred racing

Hagyard Settles Lawsuit With Veterinarians Over Contract Dispute

More than two years after it began, the civil suit between Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., and three of its former veterinarians has been settled. Terms of the settlement were confidential. “Hagyard is pleased to move on and looks forward to continuing to provide quality service to its clients and their horses,” said […]

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StableDuel Offering $20,000 In Prizes For Breeders’ Cup Fantasy Contest

StableDuel, Thoroughbred racing’s revolutionary new game that combines the excitement of fantasy sports with the thrill of traditional handicapping, has announced its largest and most exciting promotional contest to date, Back2Back at the Breeders’ Cup. Back2Back at the Breeders’ Cup contestants will compete over two days of racing centered around the Breeders’ Cup at Santa […]

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Zia Park Set For Mixed Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse Meet With Higher Purses

Zia Park’s 15th year of live racing will commence Saturday, September 21 featuring five trials for the Hobbs American Futurity for two-year-old Quarter Horses on the nine race card. The 53-day mixed Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse race meet will boast a state leading $225,000 per day overnight purse structure, up 10% from 2018’s purse distribution, as well as […]

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TOBA Names Officers, Three New Board Members

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today the election of Brant Laue as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Also joining Laue on the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms as new members are Marshall Gramm, Stephanie Hronis and Jason Loutsch. Re-elected to three-year terms were current trustees Joe Appelbaum, Brett Brinkman, Doug Cauthen, […]

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Sunday’s Kentucky Downs Preview Day ‘Best Card In The History Of Ellis Park’

A total of 52 horses were entered Thursday for the five $100,000 turf stakes that make up Sunday’s Kentucky Downs Preview Day at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky. An all-turf stakes Pick 5, which is a 50-cent wager, will be held on races 6 through 10. “I don’t think I’m overstating it to say this […]

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Two Musketeers? With Prat At Saratoga, Leparoux To Ride Vasilika In Del Mar’s Yellow Ribbon

French-born jockeys Flavien Prat and Julien Leparoux will be at opposite ends of the country from their home bases on Saturday aboard two of the best female runners in America. Prat will be at Saratoga to ride Bellafina in the Test Stakes on Saturday while Leparoux will be here for the assignment on Vasilika in the Grade […]

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Speed Gene Test Goes Beyond Track Performance; Could Offer Clues On Yearling Returns

Pedigree is at the core of the Thoroughbred horse industry. For centuries, breeders and trainers have looked to the achievements and traits of previous generations with a view to making successful breeding or racing decisions. One only has to look at the sales prices achieved by yearlings with a bloodline perceived as attractive to understand […]

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Mitole’s Seven-Race Win Streak On Line In Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Two of the country’s finest sprinters will square off in Saturday’s 35th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap when Mitole, winner of seven straight, faces defending Vanderbilt-winner Imperial Hint at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of the day’s three graded stakes, the six-furlong event for 3-year-olds and up […]

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Albertrani Hoping Third Time’s The Charm For Sadler’s Joy In Bowling Green

Woodslane Farm’s $2-million earner Sadler’s Joy makes his seasonal debut in a contentious renewal of Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green, a 1 3/8-mile test for 4-year-olds and up on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trained by Tom Albertrani, Sadler’s Joy rallied last-of-13 to third in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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In Defense Of Horse Racing: Facing The Question Of Ethics

A spike in racehorse fatalities at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., earlier this year led to the publication of numerous articles criticizing the horse racing industry fundamentally for being unethically destructive of horses. This sort of press endangers the future of horse racing. For horse racing to survive, it has to face its ethical […]

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