Collector’s Edition 2018 Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Sons and Daughters

Secretariat fans everywhere have given rave reviews to a 2018 calendar featuring the last living sons and daughters of legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. Released just after Christmas, the fund-raising calendar has been very successful in its mission to raise money for its beneficiaries, despite the late launch for a calendar, and has already [...]


Gun Runner Voted 2017 Horse of the Year, Eclipse Awards Announced

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that Gun Runner, a winner of four Grade 1 races culminating with the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, was voted the 2017 Horse of the Year at the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, [...]


Tom Van Berg Begins Oaklawn Meet with a “Profound Moment”

Profound Moment (Photo by Coady Photography) Shortly before trainer Tom Van Berg would saddle his first starter in a decade Jan. 12 at Oaklawn, paddock analyst Nancy Holthus was a few feet away preparing to deliver insight on the fifth race, a third-level allowance/optional claiming sprint for older fillies and mares. What unfolded [...]


Oaklawn Cancels January 19 Card Due to Weather

Oaklawn management has canceled Friday’s (January 19) nine-race card due to track conditions. Temperatures were record lows Tuesday and Wednesday and only slightly warmer Thursday. The track has not thawed completely and for the safety of the horses and horsemen, the decision was made to cancel racing. Oaklawn will remain open for gaming and simulcast [...]


Oaklawn Cancels Races for January 18 Due to Weather

Oaklawn management has cancelled Thursday’s nine-race card (January 18) due to frigid temperatures. Central Arkansas has been experiencing near record lows since Monday night and for the safety of the horses and horsemen, the decision to cancel racing was made. Oaklawn will remain open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open [...]


An In-Depth Look at Stall Contamination

A TOTAL OF 28 SUBSTANCES WERE IDENTIFIED IN CHARLES TOWN SHIP-IN STALLS AS A MIX OF HUMAN MEDICATIONS AND RECREATIONAL SUBSTANCES WITH SOME ACTUAL EQUINE MEDICATIONS By Clara Fenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Maria Catignani, Jake Machin and Thomas Tobin, MRCVS, PhD, DABT This story is important because it involves, to our knowledge, the first-ever [...]


Equestricon Releases 2018 Convention Dates

Equestricon, LLC., announced today that it will host events throughout Kentucky during Breeders’ Cup week 2018, highlighted by the second-annual Equestricon™ international horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in Louisville. The convention at KICC will take place on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018. [...]


Track Supers Field Day Set for March 25-27 at Oaklawn

The 17th annual track superintendents' field day will be held March 25-27 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hosted by Oaklawn Park, the event will begin on Sunday, March 25, with a welcome reception and continue with workshops and demonstrations on Monday and Tuesday. There are no registration fees for the event, as it is supported by [...]