An Ontario-bred claimer, four local owners, an astute conditioner and a Grade 1 dream – English Illusion and his connections are hoping for a storybook finish in the Pattison Canadian International. Owned by 4U Thoroughbred Racing Stable (Ron McRae, brothers Dave [Ron's son-in-law] and Steve Robinson, along with Rob Loescher [Dave and Steve's cousin]), English […]
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Touching down in Toronto late Monday evening, Pattison Canadian International contender Thundering Blue had his first feel of Woodbine's E.P Taylor turf course on Tuesday morning with assistant trainer Kim Johnstone aboard. “I think it was a massive culture shock for him,” said Johnstone. “At home, the gallops, we don't really share them, he's on […]
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For the second year, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, and its three breed development programs, has activated a Broodmare Boarding List to help breeders who are looking to participate in one of the commission's lucrative breed development programs in 2019. The database was the brainchild of marketing director Megan Arszman because she saw a need […]
MyRacehorse, an investment platform that allows individuals to purchase micro shares of Thoroughbred racehorses, will pledge $1 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for each micro share sold in its marketplace. MyRacehorse is the first of its kind experiential investment platform allowing fans the opportunity to purchase an equity stake in a racehorse for as little […]
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Hawkbill, one of the most popular horses to carry Godolphin's royal blue colors, has been retired after a highly successful racing career. The son of Kitten's Joy won 10 of his 24 starts and raced in six countries over four seasons stretching from 2015. Charlie Appleby, his trainer, paid warm tribute to the bold-running 6-year-old, […]
On June 12, 2018, at JACK Thistledown Racino at North Randall, Ohio, Emily Szczepanski put in a successful $7,500 claim for a 5-year-old Hard Spun mare named If You Believe who had won seven of her 31 career starts. The claim was made in the name of Wendy Montoney, an individual with no previous starts, […]
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