Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
Updated: 15 hours 54 min ago
While betting on sports is grabbing the headlines, it is the glimmer of hope for Thoroughbred racing fans that might be a game changer.
When trainer Chad Brown says he's looking forward to seeing Goodnight Olive run in the Bed o' Roses Stakes (G2), there's a special emphasis on the "run" part.
Since late December, Nimitz Class has been unbeatable, winning five consecutive races, four times in stakes at Laurel Park in Maryland and most recently in a May 22 allowance at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.
While the business of trading and selling is paramount, the sale also serves as an opportunity to discuss the state of the industry and talk to stud masters about stallion bookings for the upcoming season.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation has awarded over $12,000 to Kentucky equine non-profit organizations through its new Seattle Slew Grant Program.
Donation will fund Blue Grass Farms Charities back-to-school efforts.
Owner/breeder Susan Moulton has helped bring a planned Lexington park one step closer to reality with a gift that also remembers her son Will, who loved the outdoors and water.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is hiring a safety steward to oversee safety procedures and ensure compliance of both Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and KHRC standards and rules at licensed racetracks and training centers.
A deep and diverse set of offerings has been assembled for the Wanamaker's June Sale. Now available for viewing online, the catalog includes yearlings, horses of racing age, broodmare prospects, mares in-foal, and a stallion prospect.
Patricia's Hope's Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G2T) hero Nobals headlines an over-subscribed field of 11 grass sprinters in the featured $225,000 Mighty Beau Stakes June 18 at Ellis Park.
The grade 1-placed, grade 3-winning son of Quality Road was bought by Haras La Nora, according to Turf Diario.
Peter Snowden believes a laser focus on speed has helped Australian sprinters excel at Royal Ascot in recent years and is hopeful it can see his speedster Cannonball outrun his odds in the King's Stand Stakes (G1) June 20.
Keeneland announced that library director Becky Ryder will retire later this year with Roda Ferraro being named to succeed Ryder. Ferraro will serve as the incoming library director effective immediately as Ryder transitions into retirement.