Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Madeline Auerbach with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and the Race Track Chaplaincy—Metropolitan New York Division with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award.
At its most recent meeting in Tucson, Ariz., the Association of Racing Commissioners International approved 10 amendments to the model rules and set aside final action on other pending matters needing further work.
The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association presented Dec. 20 its listing of U.S. graded and listed stakes races for 2020, the results of its annual grading session conducted Dec. 17-18 in Lexington.
The first official day of winter is also the last Saturday before Hanukkah and Christmas, and horseplayers can be forgiven for feeling Scrooged in terms of the stakes schedule.
The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) has awarded the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) $10,000 for educational purposes.
New York regulators are carefully eyeing racing industry developments involving restrictions on riding crops and the January start by the New York Racing Association to begin phasing out use of race-day furosemide (Lasix).
Highlighted by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), a season record $4.8 million in purse money will be offered over 18 stakes during the Keeneland spring meet, the track announced Dec. 20.
Japanese fans will get almost everything they wished for in the Arima Kinen (G1) Dec. 22 at Nakayama Racecourse, and punters the world over will get a good look at Japan's likely international competitors for 2020 and beyond.
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2020 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website
Horse racing fans have spoken, and they have voted 5-year-old turf king Bricks and Mortar as the winner of the 2019 Secretariat Vox Populi Award in the year-end online poll.
America's Best Racing presented the results of its first Fan Choice Awards Dec. 19 online at americasbestracing.net and on Fox Sports 2.
Grade 3-winning millionaire Rise Up has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2020 at Oregon's Oakhurst Thoroughbreds as the property of Lee & Connie Erickson, who recently acquired the son of Rockport Harbor.
The 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred season concluded Dec. 15 and once again experienced increases in total pari-mutuel handle for the 67-date schedule, according to a Dec. 19 release.
An investigation by a task force assigned by Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey yielded no evidence of animal cruelty or criminal wrongdoing from a spate of equine fatalities over the past year at Santa Anita Park.
When Brian Hernandez Jr. guided Afleet Roger to victory in the fifth race Dec. 19 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, it marked a career milestone for the Lafayette, La. native who earned the Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice rider in 2004.
Canterbury Park's 2020 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing season will run May 15-Sept. 12, a 65-day meet approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission.
The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee met Dec. 18 in New York to discuss next steps on advancing safety in Thoroughbred racing.
The Virginia Racing Commission has approved 18 race dates in 2020 for Colonial Downs Racetrack.
Midnight Bisou returned to the work tab Dec. 19 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, breezing an easy half-mile in :53 3/5 for trainer Steve Asmussen in her first recorded work since the Breeders' Cup.
The British Horseracing Authority released its long-awaited review into the buying and selling of bloodstock and racehorses Dec. 19.