thoroughbred racing

Chapple-Hyam facing BHA disciplinary hearing

Peter Chapple-Hyam is to face a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing over charges of misleading an investigating officer and refusing to supply full and true telephone records. Should he be found in breach of the rules, the multiple Classic-winning trainer could be handed a substantial fine or possible suspension/disqualification – the maximum penalty being […]

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Keeneland Makes Calculated Moves With Quarter Horse Venture

When it was reported earlier this month that Keeneland was pursuing a new deal in Eastern Kentucky, surely it raised a few eyebrows. Keeneland and Quarter Horse racing?  Keeneland and Instant Racing? But to Keeneland’s brass, there was nothing strange about one of the jewels of the Thoroughbred industry buying a rural harness track and […]

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Photos of the Week 2.25.13

Gulfstream Park and the Fair Grounds took center stage over the weekend with each racetrack offering a Saturday race card loaded with graded stakes. At Gulfstream, Orb’s sharp win over Violence in the Fountain of Youth capped off a great day of racing, while at the Fair Grounds, Ive Struck a Nerve pulled a 135-1 […]

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Highly-regarded Demonic to miss San Felipe

Trainer John Sadler’s highly-regarded colt Demonic will be forced to miss the G2 San Felipe Stakes March 9 due to a bruised foot. The 3-year-old colt by Bernardini broke his maiden in his debut Jan. 13, going seven furlongs at Santa Anita. Sadler told the Daily Racing Form that he has no specific plans for Demonic. “He’ll […]

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Spendthrift to offer ‘Breed Secure’ on 10 KY stallions

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm will now be offering the “Breed Secure” program for nearly its entire roster of Kentucky-based stallions, effective immediately. The farm has launched a ‘Spring Break’ promotion in an effort to give commercial breeders relief on stud fee exposure through its Breed Secure program, which is an initiative Hughes says is […]

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The I’ll Have Another story that wasn’t

SB Nation has released a list of the best sports stories of 2012 that weren’t, including an alternate-reality piece in which I’ll Have Another takes himself out of the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Upon gaining the power of speech, I’ll Have Another requests a name change to “Bert”, and expresses a lack of interest in continuing […]

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Pin Oak Valley View split into two divisions

An overflow group of 24 3-year-old fillies passed the entry box Tuesday morning, forcing Keeneland officials to split Friday’s 22nd running of the $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) into divisions for the second time in the race’s history. The 1 1/16-mile grass test was split into two divisions in 2009. The first division of […]

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Gov. Christie bans horse slaughter in New Jersey

New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, signed a bill on Friday prohibiting in-state horse slaughter or transportation of horses to slaughter in the state. The bill also made the sale of horse meat for human consumption illegal. “This bi-partisan measure is a nod to our decency and respect for horses in our state, ensuring that no […]

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Richard’s Kid sale prompts heated exchange at Pacific Classic event

The animosity over the recent sale of Richard’s Kid apparently hasn’t subsided. Two Southern California newspapers reported that Santa Anita CEO Mark Verge, a new 10% owner in the 7-year-old Pacific Classic entry, and Jill Baffert, wife of trainer Bob Baffert, got into a heated, profanity-laced exchange at Wednesday’s draw party for the race. Verge […]

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Romans, Calhoun to be based at Monmouth for summer

Two of the country’s biggest trainers, Dale Romans and Bret Calhoun, will be setting up bases at Monmouth Park for the summer. Both trainers sent the bulk of their horses to Monmouth at the conclusion of the Churchill Downs spring meet. In the past, Calhoun has been stabled at Delaware Park for the summer, while […]

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