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  • ‘Proper’ Quality Road Colt Brings $1.5 Million To Lead First Session Of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale May 17, 2021
    Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds knew he needed to pay attention to Hip 211 of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale when consignor Eddie Woods described the Quality Road colt as a “proper horse.” It might not sound like an open-throated endorsement of an animal, but in the shorthand of his relationship with […]
    Joe Nevills
  • Rombauer Vaults To Lead In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll May 17, 2021
    John and Diane Fradkin's homebred Rombauer, a 3 ½-length winner of Saturday's Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, has risen to No. 1 in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Three-Year-Old Poll, taking over from Grade 1 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve runner-up Mandaloun. Trained by Michael McCarthy, Rombauer, a bay […]
  • Preakness Hero Rombauer Arrives At Belmont Park ‘No Worse For Wear’ May 17, 2021
    John and Diane Fradkin's homebred colt Rombauer, a decisive winner of Saturday's Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, arrived at Belmont Park on Monday to prepare for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets slated for June 5. The 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes is the centerpiece of […]
    Ryan Martin/NYRA
  • Baffert Handed Temporary Suspension From NYRA Tracks May 17, 2021
    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the temporary suspension of Bob Baffert from entering horses in races and occupying stall space at Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack. “In order to maintain a successful Thoroughbred racing industry in New York, NYRA must protect the integrity of the sport for our […]
    NYRA Press Office
  • CHRB Files Medication Complaints Against Hall Of Famers McAnally, Mandella May 17, 2021
    The California Horse Racing Board has filed medication complaints against trainers Ron McAnally and Richard Mandella, two members of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame who have rarely been cited for violations throughout their careers. McAnally was notified of a positive test for the Class 1 drug 7-Carboxy-Cannabidiol in Roses and Candy, […]
    Ray Paulick
  • Additional Belmont Stakes Tickets, Hospitality Options Now Available May 17, 2021
    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has released updated ticket and hospitality options for the 2021 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The newly available ticket inventory reflects updated New York State guidance for large outdoor events that allows for fully vaccinated stadium sections to operate at full capacity. In accordance with those guidelines, which take […]
    NYRA Press Office
  • Free, Online Equine Facility Management Certificate Available May 17, 2021
    Nothing compares to being greeted with nickers every morning, watching the herd peacefully graze, and sharing the strong horse/human bond with your customers. Equine industry pros are a passionate and hard-working bunch, who consider themselves lucky to earn a living doing what they love. Sadly, passion can quickly turn into despair for entrepreneurs attempting to […]
    Equine Guelph
  • Linda Rice’s License Revoked, Trainer Fined $50,000 May 17, 2021
    New York-based trainer Linda Rice has been fined $50,000 and had her license to participate in Thoroughbred racing revoked for “actions inconsistent with and detrimental to the best interest of racing generally and corrupt and improper acts and practices in relation to racing,” the New York State Gaming Commission revealed on Monday, May 17. The […]
    Chelsea Hackbarth
  • Monmouth General Manager Bill Anderson Named 2021 Recipient Of ‘Buddy’ Raines Awards May 17, 2021
    The biggest disappointment of Bill Anderson's teen years was coming to grips with the realization that he could no longer make weight to be a jockey. For his professional future it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to him. A fixture at Monmouth Park since 1980 in a variety of […]
    Tom Luicci/Monmouth Park
  • Heleringer: Will The Absolute Insurer Rule Save Racing … Again? May 17, 2021
    “Doped” horses. “Hopped” horses. “Drugged” horses. Cheating. Indictments. Scandals. Let the bettor beware. Those terms don't describe the current conditions in horse racing, but the overarching problems that dogged the sport nearly 90 years ago when racing had basically no reliable security system in place to protect the betting public. As is the case today, […]
    Bob Heleringer