Industry News

TODAY April 17, 2014
The Oak Tree Racing Association, which operated autumn race meetings at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park from 1969 to 2010, is planning to operate the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton this summer.
Dozens of owners and trainers have pledged to make the veterinary records of their horses publicly available for graded stakes run in the U.S., the Jockey Club announced on Thursday.
YESTERDAY April 16, 2014
Handle during the 76-day mixed meet at Sunland Park in New Mexico dropped 8.5 percent this year despite the track drawing almost nine horses per race, one of the strongest figures in the country.
April 14, 2014
The chairman of The Jockey Club released a statement Monday calling for trainers of horses entered in the Triple Crown events to make the horses’ veterinary records publicly available beginning 14 days before each of the three races.
April 10, 2014
David Owen's Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset won the 2013 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award at a ceremony Wednesday in Lexington, Ky.
April 07, 2014
Attendance was up slightly, but handle was down sharply on Saturday’s Wood Memorial card at Aqueduct, possibly owing to the lack of turf racing.
April 06, 2014
Betting on U.S. Thoroughbred races declined nearly 2 percent in March compared to the same month last year even though race days did not decline, according to figures released by Equibase on Saturday.
April 04, 2014
With the 50th anniversary of Dr. Fager’s birth on April 6, 1964 upon us, test your knowledge of the life and times of the horse consistently ranked high in top 10 lists of the 20th century’s greatest Thoroughbreds.
A federal bill that reinstates several recently expired tax advantages to owners of racehorses and breeding stock has been passed out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and is headed to the Senate floor, lobbyists for the racing industry announced on ...
April 03, 2014
Data have shown synthetic surfaces succeeding in the very area they were supposed to most urgently address – reducing racing fatalities. But there have been problems with just about everything else. Synthetics may be no safer for daily training than a ...