thoroughbred racing

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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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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NYRA Cross Country Pick 5 Combines Thoroughbred, Harness Racing

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, July 20 featuring action from historic Saratoga Race Course, Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, Finger Lakes in Farmington, New York and the Saratoga Harness track, located less than two miles from the Spa. The first leg will take place […]

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Beschizza Rallies Faraway Kitten To American Derby Triumph

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Faraway Kitten, eligible to be claimed for $50,000 three starts back, rallied under Adam Beschizza to win Saturday’s Grade 3 American Derby at Arlington Park, the last of three graded stakes on the Arlington Million Preview Day program at the suburban Chicago racetrack. Trained by Mike Maker, the 3-year-old colt […]

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