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Ontario Launches Bonus Program for 2024 Foals

Sat, 2023-12-30 05:23
A bonus of $1,500 will be available for an Ontario-bred foal or a bonus of $2,500 for an Ontario-bred foal by a registered Ontario stallion. The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Ontario is committing $1 million to this incentive program.

Ten-Time G1 Winner Golden Sixty Nursing Minor Injury

Sat, 2023-12-30 05:23
Two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year Golden Sixty will receive some time off after his spectacular victory in the Hong Kong Mile (G1) Dec. 10 at Sha Tin—the 10th group 1 victory of his career.

NYRA Q&A: Trainer Rice Reflects on Career-Best Year

Sat, 2023-12-30 05:23
Trainer Linda Rice is setting personal records and approaching record numbers in New York this year.

Dubai World Cup Champ Ushba Tesoro Wins Tokyo Daishoten

Sat, 2023-12-30 05:23
Ushba Tesoro, the reigning Dubai World Cup (G1) champion, rebounded from a fifth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) to win the Dec. 29 Tokyo Daishoten (G1) and set up a return to the Middle East.

BH Survey: Industry Panel Discusses Racing Calendar

Sat, 2023-12-30 05:23
Part three of BloodHorse's 2023 year-end survey.

Controversial Calumet President J.T. Lundy Dies at 82

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
J.T. Lundy was president during the most tumultuous period in Calumet Farm's history.

TCA to Honor Goodman, Riding for Hope at Annual Auction

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Greg Goodman with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 34th Annual Stallion Season Live Auction Jan. 7.

D'Amato, Gallagher Have Frankel Stakes Covered

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
Regardless of whether the Dec. 30 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (G3T) is run as scheduled on turf or moved to the Santa Anita Park main track due to rain, trainers Phil D'Amato and Paddy Gallagher seem well positioned.

Trainer Russell Takes Aim at Maryland Racing History

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
With three racing days left in Laurel Park's fall meet, Brittany Russell leads Jamie Ness 115-113 for the most winners at Laurel and historic Pimlico Race Course in 2023.

Newly-Turned 3-Year-Olds Begin Year in Mucho Macho Man

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
The South Florida path to the Kentucky Derby (G1) gets underway Jan. 1 when newly-turned 3-year-olds take their first step towards the starting gate that first Saturday in May in the $150,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Successful International Sire Forestry Dies at 27

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
The son of Storm Cat sired 18 Brazilian classic winners and Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Shackleford. He also is represented by seven champions as a sire and broodmare sire.

Q&A: Rushing Discusses Representing Ortiz Brothers

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
Jockey agent Steve Rushing discussed in a Q&A representing Jose Ortiz and Irad Ortiz Jr.

Bulk of 2024 NYRA Racing to Take Place at Aqueduct

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
The ongoing construction of a new Belmont Park brings significant changes to the 2024 NYRA racing schedule. The fall and spring/summer meets traditionally held at Belmont will take place at Aqueduct Racetrack in 2024.

Regaleira Beats the Boys in Hopeful, Targets Classics

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
Regaleira chased down Shin Emperor in the late going Dec. 28 at Nakayama Racecourse to become the first filly to win the Hopeful Stakes (G1).

Rain May Alter Santa Anita's Joe Hernandez Outlook

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
Two colts by American Pharoah with only one turf start between them are among the 13 entered for the Dec. 30 Joe Hernandez Stakes (G2T), a sprint scheduled for Santa Anita's downhill turf course. But rain could prompt a surface switch.

BH Survey: Industry Panel Discusses Foal Crop Size

Fri, 2023-12-29 05:19
In part two of BloodHorse's 2023 year-end survey, industry leaders share ideas on how to address the declining foal crop.

Wachtel, Barber Continue Private Purchase Excellence

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
The betting public may have somewhat overlooked Daddysruby at 6-1 odds in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, but her success was not a surprise to those who spotted racing promise from the California-bred Frac Daddy filly in January.

Classic Empire Sold to KRA, Standing in Korea for 2024

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
The son of Pioneerof the Nile was 2016 champion 2-year-old colt and is currently a top-five third-crop North American sire.

Bond to Lead NY Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced Dec. 27 the results of its 2023 election for president and board of directors. Tina Marie Bond, who previously served as co-vice president, was elected to her first term as president. 

Murphy Looking Forward to Competing at Gulfstream Park

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
International standout jockey Oisin Murphy will begin riding at Gulfstream Park Dec. 28 with goals of gaining experience in dirt racing while aiming for a mount in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 27 at the South Florida track.

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