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Bast Retired Due to Injury; Game Winner Returns

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
Multiple grade 1 winner Bast was retired due to a soft tissue injury in a front ankle. Game Winner, meanwhile, returned to the work tab Feb. 20 following a five-month freshening.

CHRB Delays Vote on Mandating Specific Riding Crops

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
After hearing pushback from a pair of active jockeys, the California Horse Racing Board continued to postpone action on mandating the use of a circular foam-tipped riding crop to its state's jockeys during a Feb. 20 meeting in Sacramento, Calif.

Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland Announce Fee for Aftercare

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
Beginning with the 2020 yearling sales, all sellers/owners will be charged .05% of the sales price (for example, $50 on a $100,000 sale) on each horse sold at public auction with the two companies.

First Foal for Darby Dan's Bee Jersey is a Filly

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
Darby Dan Farm's grade 1 winner Bee Jersey sired his first reported foal Jan. 31 when a filly was born at Clearbrook Farm in Paris, Ky.

Hong Kong Classic Cup the Final Prelude to HK Derby

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
The waters get deeper and the distance longer in the middle leg of Hong Kong's 4-year-old classic series Feb. 23 at Sha Tin Racecourse—the final stop before the BMW Hong Kong Derby.

Dominguez, Kelly Named Safety Stewards by NYRA

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
Juan Dominguez and Tim Kelly will serve new roles as NYRA Safety Stewards as part of a four-person Safety and Integrity Team dedicated to enhancing safety protocols.

First Randy Romero Pure Courage Award to Mena

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
The group of friends from Louisiana who launched the Randy Romero Pure Courage Award this year to honor the late Racing Hall of Fame rider as well as current jockeys who overcome adversity, announced their first winner Feb. 20: Miguel Mena.

Down On Da Bayou Romps in UAE Oaks at Meydan

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
Down On Da Bayou added to a family that is fast becoming a Meydan fixture. She is the second filly out of the Empire Maker mare Bayou Tortuga to lift the UAE Oaks Sponsored By Range Rover (G3), which was contested Feb. 20.

HKJC Puts Commingling, Technology in Spotlight at ARC

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
International commingling and increased technology opportunities were core points in the opening plenary session of the Feb. 19 Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jean Elizabeth, Extravagant Kid Head Tampa Turf Stakes

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
A limited stakes schedule this weekend has Tampa Bay Downs hosting two of the country's richest open stakes Feb. 22, both at five furlongs on turf: the $100,000 Lightning City for females and the $100,000 Turf Dash Stakes for males.

Counterclaims Sought in Radiograph Class-Action Suit

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
Horseman Tom Swearingen, who filed the class-action suit about a year ago, said in a Feb. 11 deposition that many of the claims made in his lawsuit were not true.

Off to the Races Radio Show to Return Feb. 22

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
The weekly radio show, which airs on the ESPN Richmond (Va.) family of stations, and is available everywhere via livestreaming, returns for its 21st season, starting Feb. 22. Terrestrial stations include 99.5 FM, 102.7 FM, and 950 AM.

Scientific Games to Enter Historical Racing Market

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
Working to keep historical racing games competitive with slot machines, Churchill Downs Inc. recently picked up a powerful new partner.

Frank's Rockette to Make Sophomore Debut in Any Limit

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:10
Kicking off her sophomore season, Frank's Rockette is scheduled to take on a field of seven other 3-year-old fillies in the $75,000 Any Limit Stakes, going six furlongs Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park.

BackTrack: Mizdirection Toughs It Out in Buena Vista

Thu, 2020-02-20 09:06
This week is a recap of Mizdirection's victory in the Feb. 18, 2013 Buena Vista Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park. The recap, written by Tracy Gantz, ran in the Feb. 23, 2013 magazine issue. It carried the sub-headline "Vistas Open for Mizdirection."

Trailer Released for "Dream Horse" Movie

Wed, 2020-02-19 21:02
The trailer for the upcoming racehorse movie, "Dream Horse," starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, has been released. It tells the underdog story of a barmaid who recruits neighbors and co-workers into a  scheme to breed a racehorse.

Shuttered Portland Meadows Demolished

Wed, 2020-02-19 21:02
Shuttered racetrack Portland Meadows was demolished this week, making way for a new freight facility, according to KATU News in Portland, Ore. The track, which opened in September 1946, continued operation until last year.

New England Owner/Trainer Delgado Dies at 74

Wed, 2020-02-19 21:02
Lucia (Lucy) Rodriguez Delgado, who owned and trained horses in New England at Rockingham Park and Suffolk Downs for five decades, died Feb. 13 after a battle with brain cancer. She was 74.

World of Trouble Stakes Deja Vu: Lasting Legacy Favored

Wed, 2020-02-19 21:02
Four weeks after hosting the World of Trouble Turf Sprint Jan. 25, Gulfstream Park is right back at it again Feb. 22, this time staging the $100,000 World of Trouble Sprint (G3) at six furlongs, where Lasting Legacy is favored.

Breed-Shaping Claiborne Broodmare Preach Dies at 31

Wed, 2020-02-19 21:02
Claiborne Farm announced via Twitter Feb. 19 that Preach, a grade 1-winning homebred and breed-shaping broodmare, died at the age of 31 due to the infirmities of old age.