Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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This year's honorees include Dr. Tom Riddle, veterinarian and founder of Hats Off Day, Headley Bell, Michael Blowen, Nina Bonnie, Meg Jewett, Hugh Kincannon, Chris McCarron, Bobbie Murphy, Robert Murphy, and Renie Murphy.
In theory, comeback races are supposed to be relative easy tests to prepare for bigger races on the horizon. That's not the case with WinStar Farm and China Horse Club's Life Is Good.
Also entered in the Kelly's Landing is last year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) winner Aloha West, who has not found the winner's circle since his 11-1 upset win in that race.
The most controversial moment of Royal Ascot is set to be revisited after the British Horseracing Authority confirmed Amo Racing has lodged an appeal against the stewards' decision not to reverse the placings in the Norfolk Stakes (G2).
Thoroughbred action returns to Tampa Bay Downs on June 30-July 1 as the track plays host to its 10th annual, two-day Summer Festival of Racing. A pair of eight-race programs are scheduled, six each day on turf, weather permitting.
It took more than a year of efforts by jockeys Trevor McCarthy and Katie Davis as well as state lawmakers who unsuccessfully sought last year to change the requirement through state statute.
For the first time since Always Dreaming ran fifth at Churchill Downs in 2018 as a 4-year-old, a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner returns to race beneath the Twin Spires when Juddmonte's 2021 victor Mandaloun goes in the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) July 2.
Last summer Judge Thomas Wingate urged lawyers to get results from Dr. George Maylin's scientific testing of urine samples so the Medina Spirit case could move on. Almost a year later, Maylin said his research project is not even close to completion.
Meisho Hario defeated Dubai World Cup (G1) competitor Chuwa Wizard in the Teio Sho June 29 as Japan's Mideast forces struggle to find victories back home.
The 3-year-old challenge in the Coral-Eclipse (G1) has been weakened after trainer Aidan O'Brien said Stone Age will skip the Sandown spectacular in favor of the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park July 9.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 183 main catalog entries for its July Selected Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Monday, July 11, at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
The results of an inbreeding study of around 6,000 Thoroughbreds show a strong correlation between inbreeding and horses that never start in a race. It also identified a link to a gene related to bone development in those horses that never raced.
Coolmore's U.S. Triple Crown winners Justify and American Pharoah will not return to Australia this breeding season with the stallions both rested from shuttle duties.
Mid-Atlantic rider Jaime Rodriguez led the nation in wins last week posting 11 wins from 25 mounts earning Jockey of the Week. The award is voted on by a panel of racing experts, and honors jockeys who are members of the Jockeys’ Guild.
Undefeated Flightline is the No. 1 rated horse following the first week of tabulated votes for the 2022 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. These rankings are a weekly rating of the top 10 horses in contention for the Breeders' Cup.
The series aims to provide educational opportunities ahead of yearling sales in a Q & A format with industry professionals who share their experiences with veterinary findings in young horses
Jeremy Brooks' Wow Whata Summer will attempt to prove that his recent upset victory versus graded competition was not a fluke when he meets seven rivals in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (G3T) at Delaware Park July 2.
Horse racing and betting markets author William "Bill" Ziemba died June 22 at his home in Vancouver, B.C. He was 79.
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