thoroughbred

‘There’s More To The Story’: Launch Of ‘I Am Horse Racing’ Media Campaign

The following letter was released on Sunday afternoon, following the launch of social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube: Welcome to the “I am Horse Racing” Initiative. It was created with a simple goal in mind. A group of like-minded individuals all from within the industry coming together to share the stories of those […]

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Weekend Lineup: Louisiana, Sunland Derbies

This weekend’s theme is “laissez les bons temps rouler” as Fair Grounds hosts the Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby, the first race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to offer 100 qualifying points to the winner. The Louisiana Derby is one of four graded stakes on the Fair Grounds card including the Grade 2 […]

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Association Of Racetrack Veterinarians, HBPA: Curtailing Lasix Won’t Reduce Injury Rates

The following statements were released Tuesday by the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) and Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), regarding the recent breakdowns at Santa Anita and the issue of Lasix. From the NAARV: The membership of North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians, both on site […]

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John Messara Honored With Longines, IFHA International Award Of Merit

Industry leader John Messara has been chosen to receive the 2019 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognizes distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing. He will be honored during a ceremony Thursday, 11 April, in advance of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) that Saturday in Sydney. Representatives from […]

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Allred: ‘In The Best Interest Of The Horses,’ Los Alamitos Will Continue To Allow Lasix

Ed Allred, the owner of Los Alamitos Race Course and a major Quarter Horse owner and breeder on a national basis, said on Friday that Lasix will continue to be allowed at the current year-round Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association meeting as well as during the upcoming Los Alamitos Racing Association Summer Thoroughbred Meet […]

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Taylor Made Supporting Retired Racehorse Project Through Keeneland Bonus Proceeds

Taylor Made Sales, the world’s most successful Thoroughbred consignment agency, announced today that it is lending its support to the Retired Racehorse Project by sharing the Keeneland September Sale Bonus Program awards earned by their Bloodstock Investments IV pinhooking partnership graduates, including Grade 1 winner Improbable, who is scheduled to make his 2019 debut on […]

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‘New Normal’: Santa Anita Releases Plan For Safety, Welfare Procedures

As a thorough evaluation of Santa Anita’s main track continues, The Stronach Group (TSG) has announced several new safety and welfare measures which will be put in place when racing resumes at Santa Anita Park in the coming weeks. “We’re looking forward to returning to normal, but it will be a new normal,” said Tim […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio On Tap

This weekend’s slate of racing features a trio of tests offering qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby: the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, and the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Live television coverage of the Gotham, Jeff Ruby, […]

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Delta Downs Adds Race Day, Moves Post Time For Expanded Cards

Delta Downs has made changes to the final days of its 2018-19 Thoroughbred season. The meeting was originally scheduled to wrap up on Saturday, March 9 but will now end with an extra day of live racing on Tuesday, March 12. The special race day will also include an early post time of 1:10 pm […]

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Crowder’s Quiet Presence Makes Him ‘One Of Those Masters Of A Wild Horse’

He’ll pull up to the barn in his old green SUV, nodding a greeting and fetching his gear from the tack room. The way he walks, heavy saddle on one hip, bridle in his other hand, is perfectly reminiscent of a cowboy from the old black-and-white Westerns. He’s just a bit bow-legged, and the clinking […]

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