Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Beginning Saturday, Jan. 30, the Equine Forum will grow to a new 3-hour format airing from 8:00-11:00 a.m. ET.
Bruce Headley, a longtime California trainer whose most famous runner was champion sprinter Kona Gold, died Jan. 15 at age 86 from the effects of a stroke.
Grade 2 winner and multiple grade 1-placed Shancelot will be available for inspection at Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Ky., on Friday, Jan. 22.
The colt, bred by Mt. Brilliant, was born Jan. 14 out of the mare Limbo Loose.
A study published Jan. 8 by the University of Kentucky verified a lot of earlier analysis from the Equine Injury Database and raised to new questions to explore.
The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation is pleased to award $20,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine to be used for equine research.
For the on-air talent, production staff, and executives responsible for NYRA's "America's Day at the Races" telecasts there's been only a modicum of rest for the weary crew, many of whom are also involved with NYRA's daily simulcast shows.
Louis J. Ulman and H. Neil Glasser's Kenny Had a Notion, beaten a neck in the Dec. 26 Heft Stakes, takes on eight rivals in the Jan. 16 $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park.
The filly was born Jan. 11 at Daydream Farm near Hamburg, Pa.
The New York Race Track Chaplaincy announced Jan. 15 that it will honor jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. for his generous and continued devotion to the backstretch community at its fundraiser during the Saratoga Race Course meet this summer.
As part of its efforts to support young people who are interested in entering the Thoroughbred industry, The Jockey Club announced Jan. 15 the creation of a structured summer internship program for college students and recent college graduates.
The economic state of New York racing is encouraging, according to industry leaders who spoke at a hearing Jan. 14, but without significant changes going forward, they warned of a dire future.
Magic Millions has achieved a record sale in a remarkable set of circumstances with the final Book 1 session still to come, after three colts made more than a million dollars Jan. 15.
Channel Maker, expected to be honored as America's champion older turf male, is aimed toward two grass races this winter in the Middle East. Co-owner Adam Wachtel said the gelding will race once in Saudi Arabia followed by another race in Dubai.
Great Escape, winner of the Nov. 28 Gran Premio Nacional (G1), has shipped to North America and will join Ignacio Correas' barn at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots next week.
Being quick is a virtue for any Thoroughbred, yet for a 5-year-old mare named Quick (GB), stamina will be of the essence Jan. 17 when she faces eight rivals in the $100,000 Astra Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.
Alwaysmining, winner of last year's Jennings Stakes at Laurel Park, enters the Jan. 16 contest for new trainer Austin Trites.
The closing session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale kept buyers on the edges of their pavilion seats until the last moments Jan. 14 as the final racing and stallion prospects consigned to the four-day sale went through the ring.
The legendary D. Wayne Lukas, 85, has returned to Oaklawn, his winter base for more than a decade, after recently losing another one of his longtime prominent clients in an era of horses going to other trainers, declining foal crops, and COVID-19.
Prominent Peruvian owner/breeder Boris Schwartzman, who lost four stallions more than a year ago during a brutal invasion of his farm, is rebuilding his breeding and racing operation in Kentucky.