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VanMeter Releases Statement in Wake of Racist Comments

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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.

Blue Grass Farms Charities to Launch Campaign

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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. 

Horseman and Patriarch Klesaris Dies at 87

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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.

Keeneland and UK Team Up for "A Day at Keeneland"

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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."

Split Samples for Baffert Horses Come Back Positive

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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. 

Juvenile Hard Strike Earns Debut Score at Ellis Park

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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.

Owner's Racist Social Media Post Draws Ire

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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 Halts Racing Relocations From Lone Star

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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.

Shackleford Filly Fastest at OBS Under Tack Show

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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.

Vekoma Moves Into Top Three of NTRA Poll

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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 Set to Contest Japan Dirt Derby

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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.

Zoffany's Shuttle to Argentina Aborted Due to COVID-19

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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.

Juddmonte International Prize Money Cut

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
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.

Keeneland, Del Mar Highlight Radio, TV Schedules

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:04
This week's programming schedule for racing broadcasts for radio and television, as compiled by America's Best Racing.​​​​​​​

Racing Sees Bump in Overall Handle in June

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:04
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.

Flat Out Speed Lives Up to Her Name in Iowa Oaks

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:04
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. 

Night Ops Earns First Graded Win in Cornhusker

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:04
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.

Los Alamitos Concludes Successful Summer Meet

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:04
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. 

Colt From Family of Winx Tops Inglis Easter Round 2

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:04
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.

Fancy Blue Brings Home the Win in Prix de Diane

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:04
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.

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