Industry News

March 10, 2017
The overall fatality rate on all racing surfaces dropped in 2016 to 1.54 per 1,000 starts, the lowest rate recorded since a project was launched to collect data on fatalities beginning in 2009.
March 08, 2017
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. went to a specialist Monday to address a separated shoulder he sustained in a spill last week at Oaklawn, and he received clearance to ride, according to his agent, Ruben Munoz.
Retired jockey agent Joe Verrone died at age 93 on Feb. 27.
Larry Melancon is showing encouraging signs while recovering in a North Carolina hospital, where the retired jockey has been in critical care since undergoing six hours of surgery last weekend following a major stroke.
March 07, 2017
Daily Racing Form’s Joe Nevills has been named a Sovereign Award media finalist for the second consecutive year, as the Jockey Club of Canada announced the list of finalists in three media categories on Tuesday.
March 06, 2017
The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario has come out against the way a significant cut in the Woodbine stakes purses will be redistributed.
Language in a Florida gambling bill that would potentially outlaw account wagering in the state is generating discussion among the state's racing constituencies on how to regulate the practice, according to officials involved in the talks.
The $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai and the Epsom Derby in England will be broadcast live this year on NBC Sports Network, the network announced on Monday.
March 05, 2017
Santa Anita officials moved Sunday’s ninth race from turf to dirt an hour before post time after several jockeys told senior vice president Joe Morris that the turf course became slippery because of early afternoon rain. The decision greatly affected ...
Retired jockey Larry Melancon has been in an induced coma in a North Carolina hospital since undergoing six hours of surgery Saturday after suffering a major stroke the previous day.