thoroughbred

British Horse Welfare Board Develops Plan For Lifetime Tracking Of OTTBs

Britain’s Horse Welfare Board has created a strategic plan to track British racehorses for their entire lives. The report, entitled A Life Well Lived, envisions rolling out this change and others over the next five years; the board notes that this is just one step in the process of ensuring racehorses in Britain are safe. […]

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Santa Anita, Golden Gate Combine To Introduce ‘Golden Hour Double’ On Feb. 29

Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields have combined forces to offer an exciting new wager beginning Saturday, Feb. 29. Dubbed the “Golden Hour Double,” the new wager requires players to select the winners of the last race at each track. With a five dollar minimum, the Golden Hour Double features a player friendly low […]

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Mr. Buff Captures Saturday’s Haynesfield By 20 Lengths, Achieves Millionaire Status

Mr. Buff handled a cut back to a one-turn mile with ease, besting four New York-breds by an astonishing 20 lengths in Saturday’s $100,000 Haynesfield at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by John Kimmel, the Chester and Mary Broman homebred broke sharply from his inside post under regular rider Junior Alvarado and led the strung out field […]

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Keeper Ofthe Stars Hands Jolie Olimpica Her First Defeat In Buena Vista

Heavily favored Jolie Olimpica tired late and longshot Keeper Ofthe Stars took full advantage, as she altered tactics today and rallied under Abel Cedillo to a half length victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jonathan Wong, the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute got a flat mile on […]

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‘Everything Went The Right Way’: Franco Rides Five Winners Saturday At Aqueduct

Jockey Manny Franco won five races on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, including the favorite Desbordes in the ninth-race finale. Franco, the New York Racing Association’s year-end leading rider in 2018 and 2019, piloted the winners in Races 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9. He moved into a tie for second with Eric Cancel with 48 […]

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Apprentice Kody Kellenberger Wins First Start At Fair Grounds With 37-1 Longshot

Kody Kellenberger, a 24-year-old native of upstate New York, began riding horses when he was 16 years old. He graduated to hunter/jumpers, and now Kellenberger is hoping to make his mark on the Louisiana racing circuit as a Thoroughbred jockey. After winning on his first mount at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots at odds […]

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Mark Glatt, Rick Pitino A Winning Combination With Tamaraandtheboys

Mark Glatt enjoyed a fantastic Friday when he saddled Tamaraandtheboys to win the seventh race at Santa Anita with Assael Espinoza in the irons, after sending out first-time starter Striking a Pose to register a $54.20 upset under Umberto Rispoli in the fifth race. Tamaraandtheboys, a four-year-old daughter of Clubhouse Ride, is owned by Glatt […]

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‘The Best Filly I’ve Ever Had’: Venetian Harbor To Wait For Santa Anita Oaks

In her first recorded work since daylighting her competition by 9 ¼ lengths in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 8, the Richard Baltas-trained Venetian Harbor drilled a half mile in a bullet 46.20 Friday at Santa Anita under Flavien Prat. “I was very happy to see she was so relaxed,” said Baltas, the […]

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‘One Of Those Special Ones’: Argentine Group 1 Winner La Renoleta Targeting Apple Blossom

She’s still flawless – on two continents. La Renoleta earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 89 and a chance to possibly try graded stakes company again after drubbing conditioned allowance opponents at 1 1/16 miles Feb. 8 at Oaklawn, the 5-year-old mare’s first start outside her native Argentina. La Renoleta won her first four […]

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