HISA Issues Churchill Downs Update

on 06/01/2023 5:25 PM

After 12 horses suffered fatal injuries at Churchill Downs in the last five weeks, prompting the Louisville track to announce new safety initiatives Thursday, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) issued an update on the situation. The HISA statement appears below in its entirety: Over the past several days, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety

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Tapit Shoes Is Belmont-Bound for Brad Cox

on 06/01/2023 5:06 PM

Trainer Brad Cox has added a third GI Belmont S. contender to his lineup with Tapit Shoes, a stakes-placed son of Tapit who was last seen running second to Red Route One (

Bill Legalizing Horse Racing In North Carolina Advances

on 06/01/2023 4:27 PM

Tar Heel Downs anyone? A sports betting bill that also contains language that will legalize racing in North Carolina was passed by the North Carolina State Senate Wednesday and now heads back to the House for a final vote. A similar bill, but one that did not include racing, has already been passed by the

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TAA Calendar Photo Contest Open For Submissions

on 06/01/2023 2:51 PM

Judged on clarity, artistry and photographic quality, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will select twelve winners–one featured photo for each month–for its annual Calendar Photo Contest, the organization said in a release Thursday afternoon. Sponsored by Repole Stable, submissions must be relevant to the mission of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and align with all other cr...

New Safety Initiatives At Churchill Downs

on 06/01/2023 12:50 PM

New safety initiatives and precautionary measures were rolled out following a special meeting between track officials and horsemen based at Churchill Downs and Trackside Training Center Louisville, the organization said in a release Thursday. At the morning meeting, California-based equine surgeon Dr. Ryan Carpenter provided educational information and tools to trainers and practicing veterinar...

Churchill Downs Unveils New Safety Initiatives

on 06/01/2023 12:50 PM

In the wake of 12 horses suffering fatal injuries since Apr. 27 and after a Thursday meeting with horsemen, Churchill Downs announced new safety initiatives that will go into effect immediately. They are: A pause of track-based incentives such as trainer start bonuses and purse pay-out allocations to every race finisher through last place. Purse

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Dilger Offers 2024 Irish National Stud Scholarship

on 06/01/2023 10:25 AM

The Gerry Dilger Foundation invites applications by July 1 for those interested in attending the Irish National Stud in Kildare, Ireland. The scholarship is aimed at individuals currently working on a Kentucky horse farm with multiple years of experience, those enrolled as a 2023 KEMI spring intern or participants who have completed last year's fall

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Lois Green of DJ Stables Passes Away

on 06/01/2023 9:10 AM

Lois Green, the co-owner of DJ Stables with her husband Len, passed away Wednesday morning, May 31, according to her husband. She was 84. Green graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Biology. She was a trustee of the Leonard and Lois Green Charitable Foundation. “Lois was an avid reader of the TDN and

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Santa Anita’s ‘Folds of Honor’ Raises Over $40K for Charity

on 05/31/2023 5:12 PM

After racing on Memorial Day, jockeys, trainers, owners, and racing fans played in Santa Anita's third annual 'Folds of Honor' charity poker tournament, which raised more than $40,000 to benefit spouses and children of fallen or disabled veterans. “After a long and exhilarating weekend, it was fantastic to see this kind of support for our

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Weekly Stewards and Commissions Rulings, May 23-29

on 05/31/2023 4:49 PM

Every week, the TDN publishes a roundup of key official rulings from the primary tracks within the four major racing jurisdictions of California, New York, Florida and Kentucky. Here's a primer on how each of these jurisdictions adjudicates different offenses, what they make public (or not) and where. With the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

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Kentucky Derby Replica Trophy Goes on Display at Epsom

on 05/31/2023 3:43 PM

The Kentucky Derby Museum is partnering with The Jockey Club in England to display a replica Derby Trophy at the Epsom Downs Racecourse for the 244th running of the Epsom Derby June 3. The Epsom Derby was the inspiration for the Kentucky Derby, which will celebrate its 150th running in May 2024. A representative from

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Arcangelo Tunes Up for Belmont

on 05/31/2023 1:40 PM

Blue Rose Farm's Arcangelo (Arrogate), last-out winner of the GIII Peter Pan S., worked five furlongs in 1:02.81 (2/5) at Belmont Park Wednesday in preparation for the June 10 GI Belmont S. New York Racing Association clockers caught the grey galloping out six-furlongs in 1:15 4/5 and seven-furlongs in 1:28 4/5. Javier Castellano was in

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Wanamaker’s New York-Bred Catalogue Online

on 05/31/2023 12:40 PM

The catalogue for the second annual New York-Bred Horses of Racing Age Sale hosted by the digital auction company Wanamakers, in conjunction with New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc., is now available online at Bidding will open June 8 at 8 a.m. ET, with the first listing set to close at 5 p.m. Subsequent listings

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TOBA Releases Saratoga Educational Seminar Dates

on 05/31/2023 11:47 AM

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association outlined the Saratoga Educational Seminar, set for Aug. 17-18. The seminar is among a calendar of events featuring various topics for prospective, new, and established Thoroughbred owners and breeders. The 2023 seminars are listed below: June 23-24 – Woodbine – Toronto, Canada July 27-28 – Del Mar Thoroughbred Club-Del


GISP Loggins Retired

on 05/31/2023 11:08 AM

GISP Loggins (Ghostzapper-Beyond Blame, by Blame), a TDN Rising Star following an 8 1/2-length victory at Churchill Do...

1/ST Racing Invests in MyRacehorse

on 05/31/2023 10:51 AM

MyRacehorse has entered into an agreement with 1/st Racing, which is among a group that has invested $7 million in the company that sells fractional ownership and will help market MyRacehorse at its family of tracks. Michael Behrens, the founder and CEO of MyRacehorse, said that his company was looking to add investors with the

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Dutrow Licensed to Train in Kentucky

on 05/30/2023 4:00 PM

Richard E. Dutrow, Jr., was approved for a training license by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC)'s license review committee Tuesday. The voice vote was unanimous and without drama, and Dutrow's license goes into effect immediately. Dutrow in February had regained his license to train horses in New York after sitting out a 10-year revocation

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Lazarus: No Need to Shut Down Racing at Churchill…At Least for Now

on 05/30/2023 3:34 PM

With the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) having called a veterinary summit to try to get to the bottom of what is going on at Churchill Downs, where 12 horses have died since Apr. 27, HISA CEO Lisa Lazarus said Tuesday that she is hopeful some answers will emerge in the days ahead that

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Ken Rudulph `No Longer With Fanduel TV’

on 05/30/2023 2:01 PM

Ken Rudulph, who ignited a Twitter firestorm with comments about horse racing on Monday, May 15, has apparently been dismissed from his role at the company, according to a FanDuel TV spokesperson. “Mr. Rudulph is no longer with FanDuel TV,” the spokesman said, indicating that that would be the only statement made. Rudulph was suspended

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Op/Ed: No More Dirt

on 05/30/2023 1:39 PM

In the wake of the tragic deaths of 12 horses at Churchill Downs, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) has called for an emergency summit. This presents both a moment of leadership for HISA and an important test for the independent directors of the Churchill Downs Corporation to protect shareholder interests and ensure the

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