The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that daily handle was up nearly 22 percent from the previous year during the recently-concluded Preakness Meet at Pimlico. Average daily handle for the 28-day meet was $6.3 million compared to $5.2 million in 2015 when Pimlico ran 37 days. The handle was bolstered by a record Preakness Day […]
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The Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Division of Racing Events have lifted the quarantine on Arapahoe Park's stable area in response to a positive test result for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). Movement in and out of the track's stable area had been restricted from June 23 to June 28. “We're pleased that all […]
Charles Borell, the father of trainer Maria Borell, has been charged with 43 counts of second-degree animal cruelty in connection with the abandoned horses in Mercer County, Kentucky. The Blood-Horse reports that Borell was taken into custody by Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials when he showed up at the farm June 29. He was unable to enter the […]
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#KyDerbyKids – the acclaimed social-media initiative where the sons and daughters of trainers in the 2016 Kentucky Derby tweeted about their experiences — is expanding to include kids connected to 2-year-old horses. Dubbed #KyDerbyKids 2.0, the program has its own Twitter handle of @KyDerbyKids and is designed to broaden the reach and allow more young […]
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Amis Gizmo and Shakhimat, the top two finishers from the June 12 Plate Trial, will renew their rivalry on Sunday in the $1-million Queen's Plate. The 157th running of the Queen's Plate, the oldest annually-run stakes race in North America, attracted a field of 13 Canadian-bred three-year-olds. The race will be televised live by CTV/TSN […]
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On an afternoon of racing in 1962, the grandstand at Aqueduct Racetrack would have been smaller, and likely more crowded than it would be today. Men wore suits, ties, and often classy felt fedoras, while women wore their very best dresses, all for a chance to see the horses on track. It was on one […]
Larry Collmus has resigned as the track announcer for the winter meet at Gulfstream Park. The Daily Racing Form reports that Collmus indicated that the desire to ease his workload is his reason for the decision. Collmus informed Gulfstream Park management of his decision Wednesday morning. Collmus currently is the announcer for the New York Racing Association for […]
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Continuing its collaboration to raise funds for important causes, the Breeders' Cup and Maker's Mark® announced today that Old Friends Farm, home to some of the most popular retired Thoroughbred race horses, has been named the official charity beneficiary of the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships. The Breeders' Cup, the most prestigious international two-day event, […]
The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced a 40-day lineup of entertainment and special events for the 2016 summer season at Saratoga Race Course. The event schedule for the annual summer meet will feature a number of new happenings alongside returning traditions and perennial favorites. Event activities will take place in the Saratoga Pavilion, […]
Exciting Thoroughbred racing returns to Tampa Bay Downs on Thursday and Friday as horsemen, jockeys, track officials and area fans celebrate the fourth annual Summer Festival of Racing. Eight races are scheduled each day, with six on the turf course Thursday and seven on the grass Friday. Action begins at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday and […]