Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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The Kentucky Equine Education Project is staging its second KEEP Day in Frankfort on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Competitive bidding at the upper reaches of the market pushed the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale above the buoyant auction of 2017, as gross, average, and median prices all rose during the Feb. 5-6 venue.
When the National HBPA meets in March, it will tackle hot topics including sports betting and its possible effects on racing, stemming the dearth of backside employees, and horses' inadvertent exposure to recreational and prescription medications.
Due to recent positive tests for equine herpesvirus 1 at Turfway Park in Kentucky, Delta Downs has issued a temporary ban on horses stabled at that racetrack from entering its stable area.
Live streaming and teleconference access is available for those who cannot attend the event being held at Golden Gate Fields.
Fast rising stars McKinzie, Audible, and Mask join reigning 2-year-old champion Good Magic atop the roster of individual betting interests in this week's second pool of Churchill Downs' 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
JPMorgan Chase, the largest credit card issuer in the United States with more than 80 million active cardholder accounts, has begun approving credit card deposit transactions with U.S. licensed and regulated advance-deposit wagering companies .
Winning trainers who are ROA members will receive a £500 bonus.
After announcing last October plans to go out on his own after more than a decade as the right-hand man of Casse Racing, Norman Casse will saddle his first starter as a head trainer Wednesday, when he sends out Rate of Return at Gulfstream Park.
The Al Maktoum Challenge Round II (G2), featuring Thunder Snow (IRE), Heavy Metal (GB), and Second Summer, is the marquee race as the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival hits the midway point Feb. 8 at Meydan Racecourse.
Nominations for the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) closed Jan. 11 with 136 of the globe's premier Thoroughbreds.
The champion racemare will wait for her partner and chase the AU$600,000 TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) March 3 at Royal Randwick rather than racing Feb. 17 in the Apollo Stakes (G2) without him, trainer Chris Waller announced Feb. 5.
Stakes-winning broodmare prospects and in-foal mares were the most popular commodities during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale Feb. 5.
Peace and Justice, a three-time winning miler and son of top international sire War Front, had his first foal Feb. 4. The filly was born at Northview Stallion Station's PA Division in Peach Bottom, Pa.
Daily Racing Form reports that the New York State Gaming Commission is investigating trainer Linda Rice for receiving information on race entries in exchange for payments to the New York Racing Association office.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Phantom on Tour, who starred as a living exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum for eight years, was euthanized Jan. 29 at the age of 24. He suffered from complications caused by equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
The Breeders' Cup announced Feb. 5 the promotion of the undercard Juvenile Turf Sprint to the Breeders' Cup World Championships program.
Ready's Image, winner of the grade 2 Sanford Stakes at 2, will stand at Midwest Equine and Veterinary Hospital near Trafalgar, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season.
Responding to a request by the state's governor, the West Virginia Racing Commission Feb. 5 restored funding for the $1.2 million Charles Town Classic (G2).
Equine artist Fred Stone, whose works are in the White House and Buckingham Palace, died Feb. 4. He was 87.