#KyDerbyKids Twitter Initiative Expands into 2-Year-Olds

Chance Moquett (son of 2016 Derby trainer Ron Moquett) and Bailey Romans (daughter of 2016 Derby trainer Dale Romans) on WHAS-11 last Kentucky Oaks Day with prominent Louisville radio and TV personality Tony Vanetti. (Photo by Jennie Rees) From Kentucky HBPA news release Posted: 6/29/16 #KyDerbyKids - the acclaimed social-media initiative where the [...]

New England HBPA Files Lawsuit to Protect Horsemen’s Rights

From New England HBPA news release Posted: 6/22/16 The New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Inc. (“NEHBPA”) has commenced litigation in the United States District Court in Massachusetts against Middleborough Agricultural Society (“MAS”) and the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Inc. (“MTHA”) seeking to protect the rights of owners and trainers of Thoroughbred horses in [...]

Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit VII Available via Live Video Stream

From Jockey Club news release Posted: 6/21/16 The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, will be streamed live at grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety/default.asp?section=50. (A link to the live stream will be available at jockeyclub.com.) The summit, underwritten and organized by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, is being hosted [...]

Tracks in Iowa and Oklahoma Announce Updated EHV-1 Policies

From Prairie Meadows and Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission news releases Posted: 6/21/16 Racetracks in Iowa and Oklahoma have announced updated EHV-1 policies in response to a recent positive at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. Following is the information regarding both states: Oklahoma: Due to serious concerns based on a recent confirmation of the neurologic strain [...]

Keeneland Schedules Lucrative Stakes Schedule for Fall Meet

From Keeneland news release Posted: 6/20/16 Keeneland will offer 17 graded stakes worth $5.275 million during its 2016 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 7-29, which kicks off with nine graded stakes presented as part of the track’s prestigious Fall Stars Weekend. Eight Fall Meet stakes are Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” events [...]

Most Talented Jockey Colony Ever on Tap at Ellis Park

Corey Lanerie (Photo by Coady Photography) From Ellis Park news release Posted: 6/17/16 With the return of 10-time Churchill Downs leading rider Corey Lanerie, Ellis Park features its most accomplished jockey colony as the 94-year-old western Kentucky track runs its 2016 meeting July 2-Sept. 5. Lanerie, also a two-time meet leader at Keeneland, [...]

Innovators’ Circle Now Accepting Entries

From University of Arizona RTIP news release Posted: 6/15/2016 Horse racing's premier pitch competition, Innovators’ Circle, is now accepting entrants at InnovateRacing.com. Innovators’ Circle, inspired by the TV show Shark Tank, was created to bring new technology and business concepts to the horse racing industry. The process of bringing innovation to a sport steeped in [...]

Thoroughbred Charities of America Announces Five New Board Members

From TCA news release Posted: 6/15/16 Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Bob Beck, Terry Finley, Leslie Howard, Dr. J. David Richardson, and Jaime Roth to its Board of Directors. “We are very pleased that Bob, Terry, Leslie, David and Jaime have joined the TCA board,” said Mike McMahon president elect [...]