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Trainer Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco picked up his first crown, and Michael Dubb earned his fifth straight title on the circuit.
New York regulators this week are poised to approve several required measures to pave the way for an early January closing of the sale of Yonkers Racetrack and its adjoining racino to MGM Resorts.
Glorious Empire, who had been a candidate for the first edition of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1T), has developed a filling in his ankle and will miss that Jan. 26 race—and may possibly be sidelined until summer.
A highly regarded sports medicine program in place at Maryland Jockey Club tracks may serve as an example of what can be accomplished at other North American tracks in terms of rider safety, especially relative to concussions.
Initial base payment for jockey and exercise rider coverage is $1,250, down from the $1,500 base in 2016-18.
The Nebraska State Racing Commission is expected to reconsider options for historical racing at Fonner Park when it meets Jan. 16 at the Grand Island, Neb., track.
When Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races concluded its live racing season Dec. 29, it once again set a new record for wagering volume per race for the fourth consecutive year.
While its Dec. 28 agenda included consideration of awarding the state's sixth racing license, the New Mexico Racing Commission stopped short of that action Friday.
The New York State breeding program holds a high level of anticipation about 2019's arrival. Yet, there will always be a fondness for the unparalleled success of 2018, especially at New York Racing Association (NYRA) tracks.
Finalists for the 2018 Eclipse Awards will be revealed live at 11:05 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5 from Gulfstream Park, all racetrack outlets carrying the Gulfstream Park simulcast feed, and on XBTV.com.
At morning-line odds of 9-5, Mind Control will take on a field of five other males in the one-mile Jerome, which awards 10-4-2-1 points to the top four finishers toward entry in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
The New York Racing Association has announced a pair of shipping incentive programs Dec. 30 that will return in 2019 at Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park for horsemen based this winter in Florida or at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.
Jockey Abel Cedillo rode the 1,000th winner of his career Dec. 30 at Golden Gate Fields, where he guided Madera Thoroughbreds' homebred Be Thoughtful to victory in the first race.
Giza Goddess parlayed an impressive maiden win into her first stakes score in the $75,000 Blue Norther Dec. 30 at Santa Anita Park and gave her trainer his first stakes win of the year in the final days of 2018.
Jockey Tyler Gaffalione notched the 1,000th winner of his career in the eighth race Dec. 30 at Gulfstream Park, where he scored aboard first-time starter Mission From Elle in a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies at one mile on the turf.
Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen have two legitimate contenders in multiple Eclipse Award categories for 2018, and the connections are hopeful, even at advancing ages, that the pair can continue on their path of excellence in 2019.
The New York Racing Association announced Dec. 30 the return of a bonus program for potential starters in the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack April 6 that could increase the total purse to $1 million.