Fist Pump’s closest brush with Kentucky Derby glory was running second in a small stakes race at a backwater track in New Mexico. But by this fall, he might just become the most famous Thoroughbred in the country if he and his Newell, SD trainer can win the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and title of “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred”.
Frontstretch Fest – a classic Southern celebration of horse racing, quality bourbon, craft beer and artisanal food – will debut in 2015 at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C., and at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Nashville, Tenn.
As the debate over the controversial drug Lasix heats up in advance of the Breeders’ Cup this week, a Colorado State University researcher has released new study results about the impact that bleeding in the lungs has on racehorses’ performance and the effectiveness of the most common treatment for the condition.
The filly Ria Antonia will compete in the May 17 Preakness Stakes and be ridden by Calvin Borel, the Maryland Jockey Club confirmed on May 12th.
Owned by Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing Stable, Ria Antonia would bid to become the sixth filly to win the 1 3/16-mile Preakness at Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore, Maryland. It appears a field of at least 10, including Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner California Chrome, is shaping up for the second leg of the Triple Crown.
CANTER (the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses) is now offering its nationally recognized service to Texas horseman with the opening of CANTER-Texas.
Volunteers are visiting tracks to offer free sales listings that include a photo, a description, and contact information, to trainers and owners looking to move their Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Paint, and Arabian ex-racehorses onto second careers.
At an awards dinner held at Keeneland Racecourse on Saturday, January 4, the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry gave the Retired Racehorse Training Project (RRTP) one of its highest honors by awarding it the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Industry Service Award.
The “X” in the newly renamed “Ultimate X Showdown” doesn’t stand for ex-boyfriends or ex-wives, but it does have something in common with the X Games…namely that the toughest, fastest and strongest athletes will be on-hand to compete, only the “X” in this competition stands for “ex-racehorse”. On September 5, 2014, the Dreaming of Three Foundation will host its second all off-track Thoroughbred barrel racing event at the Simmons Equestrian Center in Negley, Ohio. And this year, a new name was in order.
The 79th running of the Montpelier Hunt Races, an annual celebration of steeplechase racing and traditional southern hospitality, will be held on Saturday, November 2 at James Madison’s Montpelier. Tickets are available for purchase online (www.montpelierraces.org), at ticket outlets throughout Virginia (locations listed on the website), or by calling the offices of The Montpelier Steeplechase and Equestrian Foundation (540-672-0014).
Love horses? Come out just one hour west of Washington D.C. to Virginia’s lush hunt country to experience great outdoor family fun during the 59th running of the Virginia Fall Race weekend held at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Va. on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 2013.
The American Quarter Horse Association is strongly urging all horsemen and racing jurisdictions involved with American Quarter Horse racing to begin the process of adopting, by reference, the Racing Commissioners International Controlled Therapeutic Medication schedule.
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