Industry News

YESTERDAY July 29, 2016
Arlington International and Hawthorne Race Course for the second year in a row submitted a negotiated annual racing dates request to the Illinois Racing Board.
July 28, 2016
Owner-trainer Carlo Vaccarezza said Thursday that he has retired his four-time Grade 1 winner Little Mike, who will live out the remainder of his days at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.
Jockey Steve Bourque won the 4,000th Thoroughbred race of his career on Wednesday night at Evangeline Downs, guiding Space Book to a length victory in the second race.
July 27, 2016
Louisiana Downs leading rider Richard Eramia will be off his mounts from Friday through Aug. 5 because of a riding infraction.
Eddie Clouston, the leading trainer at Mountaineer last year and at the current meeting, has been suspended by the board of stewards for a medication violation. Clouston also was suspended additional days under the Multiple Medication Violation system.
July 26, 2016
Robert Elliston, the former president of Turfway Park who has been an executive at Breeders’ Cup since 2012, has been hired to the new position of director of racing and sales at the Keeneland Association, the company announced on Tuesday.
Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Aug. 14 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the Jockey Club announced on Tuesday.
July 25, 2016
The New York State Gaming Commission on Monday adopted two minor revisions to its medication rules that will allow trainers to apply the commonly used liniment DMSO on race day and give owners and trainers expanded powers to void a claim.
July 24, 2016
When Derby Champagne ($60) beat Mav by a head in Sunday’s 11th race at Saratoga, it triggered at two-day pick six carryover of $333,445 into Monday’s nine-race card.
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist on Sunday worked a mile at Del Mar in 1:39.40 in his final work before next Sunday's Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth, which will be his first start since he suffered his first career loss when third in ...