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Hagyard, Veterinarians Ask for Dismissal of Lawsuit

Wed, 2019-02-27 18:24
Hagyard-Davidson-McGee and four of its vet partners named in a lawsuit that claims a buyer at the Keeneland sales was harmed by the vets falsifying dates on radiographs to meet sale deadline requirements have asked that the suit be dismissed.

Santa Anita Extends Main Track Closure Another Day

Wed, 2019-02-27 06:24
Santa Anita Park announced to its horsemen Feb. 26 that its main track would be closed for a second day of training Feb. 27 as the surface is evaluated for safety after an increased amount of equine fatalities during its meet that began Dec. 26.

Stayers' Million Series to Return in 2019

Tue, 2019-02-26 18:24
Four additional qualifying races have been added to challenge

First Foals for Boniface Farm's Three First-Year Sires

Tue, 2019-02-26 18:24
First reported foals for Dortmund, Kobe's Back, and Alliance.

Pressley Hitting Home Runs with Jones, Super Steed

Tue, 2019-02-26 18:24
Super Steed never made it to the sales ring, but Pressley still launched a grand slam when the colt he co-owns with Steed Jackson captured the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 18 at Oaklawn Park at odds of 62-1.

Champion Turf Male World Approval Retired

Tue, 2019-02-26 18:24
Live Oak Plantation's homebred World Approval, champion turf male of 2017 and winner of that year's Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing.

Staff Shortage Growing Problem for English Breeders

Tue, 2019-02-26 18:24
Recent data shows 55% of vacancies in studs are hard to fill

Injury Forces Maximus Mischief off Triple Crown Trail

Tue, 2019-02-26 18:24
The father-son dream that Chuck and Alex Zacney shared of reaching the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) together with Maximus Mischief has been dashed.

Spiced Perfection is California's Horse of the Year

Tue, 2019-02-26 18:24
The daughter of Smiling Tiger was also named champion 3-year-old female and champion sprinter.

Hill 'n' Dale Sues Rood & Riddle Over Death of Foal

Tue, 2019-02-26 18:24
Claiming the expected standard of care wasn't met, John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms has filed a lawsuit against Lexington-area equine hospital Rood & Riddle over the death of a 12-hour-old Curlin--Supercharger foal at the clinic in March 2017

JRA Announces Autumn International Series Bonus Program

Tue, 2019-02-26 06:20
The Japan Racing Association announced the 2019 Japan Autumn International Series Feb. 22, a bonus program aimed at drawing international horses to compete in four Japanese grade 1 stakes. 

KY Senator Says Tax Changes on Gambling Were Unintended

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
A prominent Kentucky State Senator expressed confidence Feb. 25 the state's 2018 tax law, which no longer allows gambling losses to be deducted from gambling winnings, can be changed back to the previous standard that allows such deductions. 

Equine Flu Outbreak Revealed at Lamorlaye in France

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
France Galop released a statement Feb. 25 revealing an outbreak of equine flu at a yard in Lamorlaye, which forms part of the wider Chantilly training center.

Winx Sets Sights on Fourth Chipping Norton Victory

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
Magic Bloodstock Racing, R.G. Treweeke, and Mrs. D.N. Kepitis' Winx will aim to land a fourth-straight victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) at Royal Randwick on March 2. 

Little Change in New NTRA Thoroughbred Polls

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
With no Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races the weekend of Feb. 23-24, there's little change in this week's NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll.

Another Horse Dies During Training at Santa Anita Park

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
A third horse in three days has been euthanized following an injury sustained during training on the main track at Santa Anita Park. The horse who suffered the fatal injury Feb. 25 was named Charmer John and was trained by Mark Glatt.

Trainer Sands Recovering From Cape Town Yard Attack

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
South African trainer was attacked and robbed by unknown assailants

Rood & Riddle Plans Educational Seminar

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host Rood & Riddle Responds, an educational seminar for people engaged in the equine industry, on February 28 at Embassy Suites in Lexington.  

Fountain of Youth Week Radio, TV Schedule

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
A full rundown of horse racing television and radio for the week, including Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2).

Trainer Broberg Earns 3,000th Career Win

Mon, 2019-02-25 18:17
Trainer Karl Broberg secured the 3,000th victory of his career Friday, Feb. 22, when Sarge's Daughter posted a 2 1/2-length victory in the seventh race at Sam Houston Race Park.