Sunday’s Round Table Conference to be available via Live Stream

The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for Sunday’s 65th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on The two-hour conference begins at 10 a.m. EDT. In addition to the live stream on The Jockey Club’s website, the event can be viewed on TVG2 and [...]


The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

Pictured is Groundshaker, a 6-year-old great-great granddaughter of Secretariat. She’s the last horse ever bred and raced by Penny Chenery. Penny retired her to The Meadow to be the star of our Secretariat Birthplace Tours. This photo shows Groundshaker in the paddock by Secretariat’s original yearling barn at The Meadow. (Photo courtesy Meadow Event [...]


Kentucky Downs to Pay Record $750 for Sixth through Last Place

Photo by Reed Palmer Photography Because of business surpassing projections — including a best-ever July with its historical horse racing operation — every horse running at Kentucky Downs’ highly acclaimed September meet will earn at least $750. The new guaranteed minimum payment is 50 percent more than the previously announced $500 that already [...]


Kentucky HBPA teaming with Ellis Park for College Day, fan education

A scene from last year's Making of a Thoroughbred, with starter Scott Jordan discussing up-close the starting gate. (Photo by Coady Photography) The Kentucky division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the commonwealth’s leading Thoroughbred horsemen’s association, is teaming with Ellis Park this weekend to present two popular programs. Sunday will be [...]


Celebrate National Meet a Horse Day with the AHC on July 21

In honor of National Meet a Horse Day, the American Horse Council (AHC) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Park Service Park Police, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), and the famous Caisson Platoon to introduce people to the world of horses on Friday, July 21st during the USDA’s Farmers Market. [...]


Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards 2017 Grants

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that grants totaling $462,139 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA’s mission. Additionally, nearly $24,000 was expended from the Horses First Fund within the organization’s last fiscal year to aid in the rescue of the 43 horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky, bringing [...]


Tinners Way, Last Son of Secretariat, Dies at Age 27

Tinners Way (Photo by Laura Battles) Tinners Way, multiple grade-one winner and the last colt born of the great Secretariat, has died. The 27-year-old stallion was euthanized July 5th at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY., where he had been pensioned since 2010. Michael Blowen, founder and President of Old [...]