thoroughbred racing

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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Saratoga’s First Open 2-Year-Old Maiden Race Includes Filly By Freshman Sire Summer Front

The prestigious Saratoga meet is known for well-bred and highly regarded 2-year-olds making their career debuts. On Friday, a field of eight juveniles will seek their first career victory in the first open company maiden event for 2-year-olds this season over the Saratoga main track going 5 1/2 furlongs. Breaking from the rail for trainer […]

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Curlin Fillies Give Catherine Day Phillips Strong Hand In Ontario Matron

Stakes winner Dixie Moon and stakes placed Katie Baby provide trainer Catherine Day Phillips with a solid one-two punch in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Matron, at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. The 1 1/16-mile main track feature for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and upward, has drawn a competitive field of 11 starters, including Day Phillips’ […]

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Stormy Rush Takes Woodbine Turf Sprint Series Opener On New Inner Turf Course

Veteran sprinter Stormy Rush kicked off the Woodbine Turf Sprint Series on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, with an 11-1 upset in the $55,000 first qualifying round. With Jesse Campbell picking up the mount, True North Stable’s 11-year-old gelding Stormy Rush ($24.40) prevailed in a three-across finish in the first five-furlong sprint under the […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy Eyes Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

The Queen’s Plate champion One Bad Boy took to the track on Wednesday morning at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, in preparation for the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, who has remained at Woodbine following his impressive Plate triumph on June 29 over 1 1/4 miles […]

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Street Band, Chocolate Kisses Top Overflow Field For Indiana Oaks

The Grade 3, $200,000-guaranteed Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., has assembled the largest group of 3-year-old fillies in the 24-year history of the race. Indiana’s first graded stakes event will lead into the G3 $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday, July 13, as the eighth race with a post time of 9:15 p.m. ET. […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Supporters Visit Washington To Educate Legislators On Bill

Members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) blanketed Capitol Hill on Wednesday seeking support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019 (HIA). Individual members are meeting with senators to educate them on HIA, which was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The Senate bill […]

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Keeneland Library Continues Weekly Lecture Series

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will spotlight new publications about Thoroughbred racing – from stories compiled by noted Central Kentucky horseman and longtime radio show host Ercel Ellis to new books about the Triple Crown, the Travers (G1) at Saratoga and Racing Hall of Famer Spectacular Bid – as […]

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