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.
Logging a fantastic year on the track, CRM Livewire and Flashthechicks were named the American Paint Horse Association’s 2012 Running World Champions. CRM Livewire took home the World Champion title for Regular Registry Paints, and Flashthechicks was the Solid Paint-Bred World Champion. They topped the field of 20 APHA Running Champions for the 2012 season.
On Sept. 2 at Ruidoso Downs, jockey Gilbert Ortiz was honored in a winner’s circle presentation as the recipient of the second annual Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award. Popular horse racing sportscaster Chris Lincoln emceed the award presentation, which was held just prior to the running of the All American Gold Cup.
The prep season is under way for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, and Thoroughbred Times will once again keep racing fans informed
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