George Hofmeister, who once lived in a 35,000 square foot mansion he built on a Paris, Ky., Thoroughbred farm, is going to the “big house.” On Wednesday in Lexington, Hofmeister was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison by United States District Court Judge Karen K. Caldwell for money laundering and theft from employee pension […]
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Hip No. 352, a son of Tapit consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Robert E. & Lawana Low for $750,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at Tuesday's Under […]
The New York Racing Association announced that online voting to select the 2018 Mike Venezia Memorial Award will open on Friday, April 27. This year, racing fans will choose among a distinguished group of finalists including Javier Castellano, Joe Bravo, Irad Ortiz, Jr., Jose Ortiz, and Manny Franco. Created in 1989, the Mike Venezia Memorial […]
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Despite the presence of sports betting, horses still take most of the wagering dollars in Australia, according to a report publicized this week by HorseTalk New Zealand. A survey of the 2017 betting market found racing, including harness and greyhound, makes up roughly 75 percent of the Australian market. Sports betting comprises about 25 percent. […]
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The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced that Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon as its 2018 CHRHF Legend Honorees. Originally launched as a millennium project in 2000, the Legends section of the Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the people and horses who significantly contributed to Canada's horse racing story over 50 […]
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Bold Concept, a three-year-old Indiana sired filly, has been purchased for Indiana Grand's Racing Club, Grand Gesture Stable. The maiden filly had one start in 2018 prior to being purchased for the fractional ownership program. She finished a hard charging second in a maiden special weight Wednesday, April 18. A daughter of Deputy Storm, Bold […]
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A scintillating gate to wire minor stakes winner going a flat mile here on March 31, Bob Baffert's Dr. Dorr seeks his third win in a row and his first graded stakes victory as he heads a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Saturday's Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes, to be run at a […]
Jockey Trevor McCarthy tells the Daily Racing Form‘s David Grening that after a successful winter and spring at Aqueduct, he's planning to remain in New York. He had previously been based in Maryland. The rider got 42 wins between both meets, including six stakes. Despite the depth of the jockey colony in New York, McCarthy said […]
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Irish-bred Plein Air will hope to replicate her dazzling U.S. debut on Jan. 14 as she heads a field of six fillies and mares in Saturday's Grade III, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes at a mile and one half over the Santa Anita turf. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Tyler Baze, Plein Air made […]
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When the field goes to the post for the Kentucky Derby next weekend, many casual fans will pick their rooting interests from the riders' bright outfits. Few may know about the tradition behind the silks — not just their use, but their maker. Bloodline Products may be a fully modern web-based business but as Business Lexington […]
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