Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
Updated: 12 hours 19 min ago
Thoroughbred breeder/owner Tom VanMeter, who is also among the industry's leading consignors of bloodstock, released a statement to BloodHorse July 7 in the wake of an outcry over racist comments he made on social media.
Beginning in July, Blue Grass Farms Charities (BGFC) will launch its inaugural matching gift campaign, "Gallop and Graze," to further the mission of the charity.
Longtime owner and trainer Peter "Bob" Klesaris, the patriarch of a prominent racing family, died peacefully in Burlington, Mass., while surrounded by his family June 28. He was 87.
On July 11 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m., the UK Sports Network in partnership with Keeneland will broadcast "A Day at Keeneland Presented by Toyota."
The Arkansas Racing Commission has received the split samples that match the findings of post-race tests that indicated positives for prohibited substances by two horses trained by Bob Baffert that won races on Arkansas Derby Day at Oaklawn Park.
With 10 of note breaking their maidens this week, Hard Strike was the only 2-year-old among them, winning on debut at Ellis Park for trainer Kenny McPeek and owner Walking L Thoroughbreds.
A racist social media post from the account of prominent Thoroughbred breeder/owner Tom VanMeter brought negative attention to the industry and had some sport participants calling for a boycott of any horses he offers at public auction.
Indiana Grand has halted the transfer of all jockeys, exercise riders, and grooms from Lone Star Park to the racing program in Indiana, citing recent news of several positive tests for COVID-19 at Lone Star.
A Shackleford filly sped a quarter-mile in :20 4/5 to post the fastest time during the July 6 first under tack show session in preparation for the Ocala Breeders' Sales July 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale.
After earning his third straight victory and second consecutive grade 1 triumph when he captured the July 4 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Vekoma left no doubt he was among the elite handicap horses in the country.
Cafe Pharoah, already a lock for the top spot in the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, returns to action July 8 at Ohi Racecourse to contest the final leg of the series, the Japan Dirt Derby.
Travel restrictions put in place to deal with the global coronavirus pandemic have forced plans to shuttle Zoffany from Coolmore to Haras Firmamento in Argentina to be aborted.
The devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on big-race prize money was underlined July 6 when York revealed this year's Juddmonte International (G1) will be worth £275,000 instead of the intended £1 million.
This week's programming schedule for racing broadcasts for radio and television, as compiled by America's Best Racing.
Like all sports racing is facing challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with extensive coverage on national television, fans are finding the sport.
Poindexter Thoroughbreds Flat Out Speed stole the show July 5 when she led at all but one point of call to win the $122,200 Iowa Oaks (G3) at Prairie Meadows.
Steve Landers Racing's Essex Handicap winner Night Ops landed his first graded stakes July 5 in the $100,000 Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows.
All sources handle for the meet, which was held without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was up approximately 25% over comparable dates in 2019.
An I Am Invincible colt from the same family as Winx has become the headline act of a prevailing buyers' market at Round 2 of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
They say if you're good enough you're old enough and that certainly bore fruit as Fancy Blue led home an historic Irish 1-2-3 in the Prix de Diane Longines (G1) for Donnacha O'Brien.