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Former Vinery, Highland Farm Owner Hofmeister Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison

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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Tapit Colt, Half To Commissioner, Brings $750,000 To Top Wednesday Session Of OBS April

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 […]

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Mike Venezia Award Finalists Named; Online Voting Begins Friday

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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Report: Wagering On Racing Outpaces Sports Betting In Australia

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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McMahon, Clouthier Named Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame ‘Legends’

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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