thoroughbred racing

Frankel gallops, still targeting Lockinge

On Wednesday Frankel returned to work for trainer Henry Cecil, reports RTE Sport. “He did a little bit of work this morning. It was nothing very much, it was just a gentle piece, but he strode out well and everyone was very pleased,” said racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. Frankel’s connections have said the intention is […]

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The Jockey Club’s inherent power to regulate

Attorney and Thoroughbred breeder Amanda Simmons has an interesting legal take on how The Jockey Club can go farther than simply make recommendations to state racing commissions on the adoption of tougher medication rules. – Ray Paulick By Amanda Simmons I read with interest Tom LaMarra’s March 30, 2012, Blood-Horse on-line article regarding The Jockey […]

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PA lawmakers join with Thoroughbred industry to fight funding cuts

Pennsylvania legislators joined representatives of the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition, a statewide group representing more than 10,000 trainers, owners and breeders of the horseracing industry in Pennsylvania, today at a press conference in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building Rotunda to express their support for the industry and discuss the need to restore a proposed $72 million annual […]

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NTRA approves $8 million budget for 2012, refocuses efforts

Leaders with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association say the organization remains viable and has plans to move forward in 2012 to lead where it can, reports the Blood-Horse.  Monday, the NTRA board approved an $8 million budget for next year on the eve of the Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Arizona.  The NTRA has […]

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Beulah lowers takeout, minimum bets on exotics for fall meet

Beulah Park near Columbus, Ohio says it will offer lower takeout on exotic wagers when the fall meet opens October 10.  Takeout has been lowered to 15% on Pick 3s, Pick 4 and Pick 5, and the minimum wager on those bets and on the trifecta is now .50. Takeout on multi-leg wagers was 22.5 […]

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