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Le Vent Se Leve Earns Derby Points in Japan

Wed, 2017-12-13 20:20
Le Vent Se Leve won the second leg of the "Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby," the Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun, Dec. 13 at Kawasaki, earning 10 points toward a potential start in the 2018 Run for the Roses.

Three Rules Heads Marion County Florida Sire Stakes

Wed, 2017-12-13 20:20
The annual Cotillion Festival Day Dec. 16 at Tampa Bay Downs features a pair of $125,000 3-year-old stakes sponsored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, headed by Three Rules and R Angel Katelyn.

Blacktype, Tower of Texas Head Tropical Turf Field

Wed, 2017-12-13 20:20
Gulfstream Park's Dec. 16 Tropical Turf Stakes (G3T) has attracted a seasoned field of nine turf veterans topped by co-highweights Blacktype and Tower of Texas.

Ageless Page McKenney Ready for Harlan's Holiday

Wed, 2017-12-13 20:20
Owner Adam Staple has stopped trying to come up with adequate terms to describe the journey of venerable graded stakes winner Page McKenney. 

Camarero Sets Another Card, Owners Asked to Participate

Wed, 2017-12-13 20:20
Hipodromo Camarero will host another day of racing Dec. 15, the second card at the track since Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20.

No Turf Showcase for Fasig-Tipton in 2018

Wed, 2017-12-13 20:20
Fasig-Tipton will not conduct a second Turf Showcase that was held for the first time in 2017 in an effort to fill a niche for an auction designed to offer yearlings more likely to compete on turf based on their breeding or conformational traits.

Aqueduct Cancels Due to High Winds

Wed, 2017-12-13 20:20
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Dec. 13 due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area. 

Help for Jockeys Battling Effects of Head Injuries

Tue, 2017-12-12 20:12
Through efforts of The Stronach Group and the Jockeys' Guild, After the Impact Fund is now working with jockeys.

Tom Ludt Joins Phoenix Thoroughbreds Team

Tue, 2017-12-12 20:12
Will lead Phoenix Thoroughbreds' U.S. operation.

National Uniform Medication Program Adoption Review

Tue, 2017-12-12 20:12
Not one of the major racing jurisdictions has adopted the RMTC program in entirety.

Japan Road to KY Derby Continues With Zen-Nippon

Tue, 2017-12-12 20:12
The Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby continues Dec. 13 at Kawasaki Racecourse as G1 Racing Co. Ltd.'s promising unbeaten colt Le Vent Se Leve (JPN) heads a field of 14 2-year-olds in the one-mile Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun.

Roberts Communications Network hires Dan Silver

Tue, 2017-12-12 20:12
Will head sales, marketing, and business development.

Rainbow Heir to Ocala Stud

Tue, 2017-12-12 20:12
Eight-time black-type winner Rainbow Heir will enter stud in 2018 at Ocala Stud Farm in Central Florida upon his retirement from racing.

Jockeys' Guild Panel Outlines Progress in Safety Vests

Tue, 2017-12-12 20:12
When Terry Smith, whose Dynamic Research has helped establish ASTM standards in safety vests, looked over the room of riders gathered for the 2017 Jockeys' Guild Assembly Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, he saw a great resource.

Trifecta Equine Staff Shines in Vital SLR Rescue Effort

Tue, 2017-12-12 20:12
Pulling together as a team, the operators and staff of Trifecta Equine Center pulled together to help save dozens of horses from the fire that devastated the San Luis Rey Downs training center near Bonsall, Calif.

CHRB Reports San Luis Rey Horses Are Accounted For

Tue, 2017-12-12 08:08
California Horse Racing Board officials indicated Dec. 11 that the horses stabled at San Luis Rey Training Center at the time of the Dec. 7 fire that tore through the facility have been accounted for.

Former KHRC Executive Director Underwood Dies

Mon, 2017-12-11 20:04
Lisa Underwood Young, the former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, died at home of a heart attack Dec. 9. She was 57.

Take Awarded IFHA International Award of Merit

Mon, 2017-12-11 20:04
Jockey Yutaka Take has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognizes distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing.

McKnight, Da Silva Lead Woodbine Meet

Mon, 2017-12-11 20:04
Leavem in Malibu scored in the Valedictory Stakes (G3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the Woodbine trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance Dec. 10.

Canadian Owner, Breeder Lynn Chouinard Dies

Mon, 2017-12-11 20:04
The Alberta Thoroughbred community lost a valued member when Lynn Chouinard died Dec. 7 at the age of 75.