Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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When entries were drawn for the Florida Derby, there was a new brand of anxiety, one that had horsemen praying, crossing their fingers, rubbing a lucky horseshoe, doing whatever they could to help insure that it will be contested as scheduled.
Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado tied Angel Cordero as the eighth leading rider in North America history with 7,057 victories when he piloted Cory Gal to win the third race March 25 at Gulfstream Park for trainer Gustavo Delgado.
Churchill Downs Inc. announced March 25 the suspension of racing at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., effective immediately, in accordance with an executive order by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear related to health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Behind the scenes with Kentucky horse farms in cooperation with Visit Horse Country.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 ballot, featuring 15 Thoroughbred racing candidates along with 15 members of the Standardbred racing community.
Tom Pedulla is interviewing prominent owners, trainers, and jockeys for America's Best Racing as they travel the road to the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, which owns and operates Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., announced record fourth-quarter revenues in 2019.
When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his March 18 announcement that the United States/Canada border would be closed to all "non-essential" vehicles due to COVID-19, trainer Kevin Attard knew he had a problem on his hands.
Central Kentucky farm managers say following social distancing protocols with farm personnel and everyone involved in the transport and handling of horses during the breeding season remains critical to continued success.
Grade 1 winner Dream Tree is in foal to Hill 'n' Dale Farms' dual Horse of the Year Curlin, the mare's owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds announced March 25.
The New York Racing Association announced March 25 that live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack will be suspended through at least April 5 due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.
The Jockey Club recommends social distancing protocols to minimize the risk of infection of farm staff and related personnel involved in the transport and handling of horses during the breeding season.
The British Horseracing Authority has advised trainers on how to maintain the welfare of their horses during the coronavirus pandemic with strict guidelines on the way they should be exercised.
Inglis has scrambled to resurrect its flagship Easter Yearling Sale in a solely digital format after the Australian government ordered the closure of all auction houses March 25 in its latest response to COVID-19 sweeping across the globe.
Lane's End stallion manager Billy Sellers on the death of A.P. Indy
Throughout the world, people are reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, either from its health risks or from its crippling of the global economy. The equine industry, like so many others, has not been spared.
Churchill Downs announced March 24 that it will delay the reopening of its stable areas at both Churchill Downs and the auxiliary training center, Churchill Downs Trackside, until April 14.
With the Texas Thoroughbred Association 2-Year-Olds in Training sale canceled, most Texas and Louisiana pinhookers will try to sell their stock privately off training centers or at the racetrack. An online marketplace on the TTA website should help.
The necropsy report of War Emblem, who was found deceased at Old Friends March 11, determined that the 2002 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) winner died from a ruptured small intestine.
There will be no racing in Ireland until at least April 19 after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that all sporting events will be canceled as of midnight March 24, including those behind closed doors.