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Kentucky Downs Or Bust: Fans Earn VIP Trip To Unique Grass Meet

Ann Chaloux of Livonia, Mich., and Jim Reams of Somerset, Ky., are the grand prize winners of Kentucky Downs’ #LiveAtKyDowns Post Time Contest, earning a VIP trip to America’s most unique race meet. Joining them will be Kim Mosier, whom the track is honoring as a special Kentucky Downs Ambassador in recognition of her original […]

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Gaffalione Responds To West’s Allegations: ‘Never Did I Bump Or Push Anyone’

On Monday, Maximum Security’s owner/breeder Gary West pointed to a frame-by-frame video of the Kentucky Derby as “evidence” to challenge the stewards’ disqualification of his colt, suggesting that the entire incident was precipitated by the actions of War of Will and jockey Tyler Gaffalione. Gaffalione took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to West’s allegation, […]

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‘Oh Come On, Really’: Saez’ Deleted Tweet Takes Issue With Stewards’ Decision

A Tweet with an inflammatory comment from the Twitter account of Luis Saez, jockey aboard the disqualified Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Maximum Security, was briefly posted on Twitter after Saturday’s Run for the Roses. The Tweet pointed to the second race at Churchill Downs on May 1 as a similar incident to that which occurred […]

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After ‘Extensive Testing,’ War Of Will ‘Cleared To Start His Training Regimen’

G3 Lecomte and G2 Risen Star winner War of Will has officially been cleared to resume training, trainer Mark Casse reported on Twitter this Friday. “I’m happy to report that WOW went through extensive testing yesterday which included x-rays and ultrasound,” Casse wrote. “He was cleared to start his training regimen which began today at […]

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Bad Bobby! Trainer Jamie Osborne’s Whippet An ‘Accidental Sensation’

Jumps-jockey-turned-Thoroughbred-trainer Jamie Osborne had a more exciting morning than he planned on January 28, when his female dog took off down the gallops, chasing a line of racehorses led by Toast of New York. Osborne then delighted the Twitter-verse with video evidence of the incident: I am afraid we had a dog malfunction this morning! […]

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Gaines Trainees Scratched: ‘Hectic Morning’ Translated To ‘Mistake’ In Race-Day Medication

A trio of horses from the barn of Carla Gaines were scratched from their respective races by the Santa Anita stewards on Friday, according to the trainer, because each had been administered a medication called Gastroguard that morning. No medications other than furosemide are allowed on race day. According to Gaines’ Twitter account, the ulcer […]

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Announcer Wrona Ousted; Santa Anita ‘Going In A Different Direction’

Michael Wrona has officially been let go from his race-calling position at Santa Anita Park, according to a note he posted on Twitter on Saturday. Wrona had been employed at the Great Race Place since 2016, beating out three other announcers for the job. Mr. Ritvo has just fired me. I am no longer employed […]

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Kentucky HBPA Introduces New Website, #KyBCKids Twitter Initiative

The Kentucky HBPA has launched a redesigned website, kyhbpa.org, along with its latest social-media initiative, #KyBCKids, as part of the organization’s mission to serve horsemen and promote thoroughbred racing. The Kentucky HBPA, a division of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, represents about 6,000 thoroughbred owners and trainers and is the only organization negotiating […]

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#JustifyandI: Submit Your Personal Photos With Justify For Special NTRA Video Montage

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that it is asking fans and horsemen to submit their personal photos with Triple Crown winner Justify for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards ceremony next January. Submissions can be made on Twitter by using the hashtag #JustifyandI or […]

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Delaware Park Assistant Starter Suspended For Striking Horse

An assistant starter working at Delaware Park was the subject of a viral video released on Twitter on Thursday. In the gate ahead of the fifth race, the seven horse Accolade seemed to be acting up prior to the start. The assistant starter appeared to jerk the reins and hit the horse in the head […]

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