thoroughbred

Rainy Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show In Los Angeles Draws 90 Retired Racehorses

The rain could not dampen the competitive spirits of the retired racehorses at CARMA’s Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), hosted on December 7-8 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The two-day sporting event celebrated how the love of the Thoroughbred connects the equestrian community and the racing industry – all with a fun holiday theme. […]

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Late Breeders’ Cup Foal Nomination Closes December 15

The Breeders’ Cup issued a reminder today that Sunday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the last opportunity for horsemen to nominate weanlings of 2019, for a $1,500 fee, to the Breeders’ Cup program. The $1,500 nomination entitles each foal with lifetime eligibility to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Racing […]

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Kentucky Racetracks Applaud KHRC’s Adoption Of ‘Meaningful’ Medication Reforms

Kentucky’s Thoroughbred racetracks – Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Turfway Park, Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs – united in their support of the medication reforms adopted Monday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC). Their passage demonstrates an unprecedented unity among Kentucky’s Thoroughbred racing associations and a commitment to continue moving forward on initiatives that further strengthen […]

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Irad Ortiz, Jr. Repeats As 2019 Turf Jockey Of The Year

2018 Turf Jockey of the Year Irad Ortiz, Jr. has defended his title to earn Turf Jockey of the Year for 2019, sponsored by Duralock. The award is voted on by a panel of industry experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based on weekly riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ […]

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Miguel Mena, Kendrick Carmouche Voted 2019 Comeback Jockeys Of The Year

In a rare tie, Miguel Mena and Kendrick Carmouche will share honors as Comeback Jockeys of the Year in 2019. In 2018, Kendrick Carmouche and Miguel Mena each suffered race-related injuries that put their careers on hold. The incidents were at different tracks and at different times, but Mena and Carmouche shared similarities. Both riders […]

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Paco Lopez’ Six Stakes Wins Net Him Back-To-Back Jockey Of The Week Titles

With six stakes wins over the weekend at Gulfstream Park, Paco Lopez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 2-8, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Approves Lasix Phase Out Proposal

On Monday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to approve the partial Lasix phase-out proposal advanced by its Equine Drug Research Council, reports drf.com. The plan calls for the elimination of race day furosemide in all 2-year-old races in the state in 2020, and extends the ban to all stakes races in 2021. Horses affected by […]

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Admire Mars Captures Hong Kong Mile For Late Owner Riichi Kondo

Admire Mars and an inspired Christophe Soumillon came to the fore in what was an emotional occasion for the Japanese racing industry in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. It was not, perhaps, the result that the home town audience yearned for, with the hat-trick seeking Beauty Generation looking […]

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Beat The Clock Punches In On Top In Hong Kong Sprint

Trainer John Size and jockey Joao Moreira spoke of vindication and feeling humbled in an unusually emotion-charged response to their win with Hong Kong’s most consistent sprinter Beat The Clock in the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on Sunday at Sha Tin. Moreira declared he would cherish the win “all my life” while Size wiped […]

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Moreira Drives To Glory In Hong Kong Vase

Glory Vase streaked away with the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday, Dec. 8. The Japanese raider with the most fitting of names carried Joao Moreira to his fifth Hong Kong International Races win – soon to be six – and his first since he guided Satono Crown to a thrilling […]

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