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Grounded Planes in Australia Strand Horses in Limbo

Tue, 2020-03-31 02:50
International Racehorse Transport is working with domestic and overseas authorities in a bid to develop protocols that would allow equine flights to restart during the coronavirus pandemic that has seen air travel cease.

Chaplain Chavez Steps Up in Times of Uncertainty

Tue, 2020-03-31 02:50
It is early afternoon at Belmont Park and Humberto Chavez, who heads the New York division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, is in the midst of another work day that he suspects won't end until nightfall.

Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Old Sale Canceled

Tue, 2020-03-31 02:50
Fasig-Tipton announced March 30 that the 2020 Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale has been canceled due to current restrictions in place at Santa Anita Park as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Tiz the Law Retakes Lead in NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Tue, 2020-03-31 02:50
After slipping to the No. 2 spot in the poll behind undefeated Authentic the last couple weeks, Tiz the Law moved back out front with 35 first-place votes and 389 points on the strength of his 4 1/4-length victory in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1).

Goffs Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale Moves to London

Tue, 2020-03-31 02:50
Goffs has moved to lend some clarity to its upcoming sales schedule by announcing a range of changes in the wake of ongoing uncertainty due to the coronavirus crisis.

NTRA to Air Teleconference on Federal Stimulus Programs

Tue, 2020-03-31 02:50
The April 1 teleconference will have in-depth analysis of key tax and business provisions impacting businesses and individuals involved in the horse racing and breeding industry.

Old Friends Debuts Virtual Tour Series

Mon, 2020-03-30 14:49
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Kentucky, today debuted the first in a series of Virtual Farm Tours that will enable fans to continue to access the non-profit organization's 100-plus equine retirees at its Georgetown location.

1,231 Juveniles Entered in OBS Spring Sale

Mon, 2020-03-30 14:49
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2020 Spring Sale of Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at

Take a Virtual Tour of Taylor Made Farm

Mon, 2020-03-30 14:49
Behind the scenes with Kentucky horse farms in cooperation with Visit Horse Country.

NTRA Teleconference on Federal Stimulus Programs

Mon, 2020-03-30 14:49
The April 1 teleconference will in-depth analysis of key tax and business provisions impacting businesses and individuals involved in the horse racing and breeding industry.

Mozu Superflare wins Takamatsunomiya Kinen on DQ

Mon, 2020-03-30 14:49
A four-way battle to the finish and a stewards' ruling handed long shot Mozu Superflare her first grade 1 victory in the March 29 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo Racecourse.

Tiz the Law in Great Shape Following Florida Derby

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law surged to the top of the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard March 28 with an emphatic score in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

OXO Equine's $1.5 Million Filly Wins on Debut

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Almost a year to the day after her purchase for $1.5 million, Center Aisle ran off to a 3 3/4-length win in her debut March 29 at Gulfstream Park.

Dettori Heartbroken at Deadly Impact of Coronavirus

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Frankie Dettori has spoken of his anguish at the "heartbreaking" effect the COVID-19 outbreak is having on his home country and his concerns at the prospect of long-term damage to the racing industry.

California Groups Work to Restore Racing at Santa Anita

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
The Thoroughbred Owners of California, The Stronach Group, and the California Thoroughbred Trainers are working together to persuade the Los Angeles County Department of Health to rescind its order prohibiting live racing at Santa Anita Park.

Belmont Training Track Stays Busy During Racing Hiatus

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Although racing in New York is at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, Belmont Park's dirt training track has been busy with 314 horses on the work tab March 28.

Paul, Oliver Cole to Join Forces When Racing Resumes

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Paul Cole, who has been training at his Whatcombe base near Lambourn since 1987, believes the time is right to share responsibilities with his son Oliver, who has been his assistant trainer. 

Regional Hubs Could Drive British Racing After Shutdown

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
According to the Racing Post, one idea that has gained traction in Britain is operating racing on a regional basis, with a racecourse, or racecourses, in the south, midlands, and north hosting fixtures of up to a week at a time.

New York Horsemen Ponder Days Without Racing

Sun, 2020-03-29 14:32
It's a daunting challenge to find good news these days, yet for trainer Ed Barker the realization that horse racing in New York will be suspended until April 24 at the earliest has a small silver lining.

Social Paranoia Proves the Best in Appleton Stakes

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
The Elkstone Group's Social Paranoia picked up the first graded victory of his career when he sailed home down the center of deep stretch to win the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (G3T) March 28 at Gulfstream Park.