Horse Racing News

How To Spot The Best Horse Trainers

No one ever said that training horses was easy and for those that take on this task as their career, they know this better than most. Determining what makes a good trainer isn’t as simple as looking at which horses are winning; in fact, there are far more criteria to consider and it can be overwhelming working out just what that criteria is. To help you out, we’ve pulled together a few ideal … [Read more...]

More Than 500 Retired Racehorses Helped by New Vocations in 2017

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program had 398 retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses go through the program in 2017, a 10 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, 125 horses remained in the program throughout the new-year transition, receiving rehabilitative care or transitional training with hopes of placement in 2018. New Vocations received 976 applications … [Read more...]

Keeneland Lowers Takeout for Spring Meeting

Keeneland officials announced today that the track will reduce pari-mutuel takeout rates on win, place, show and exacta wagers for its 2018 Spring Meet, to be held April 6-27. Pricing on win, place and show wagers will decrease from 17.5 percent to 16 percent and from 22 percent to 19.5 percent on exactas. Takeout for the Pick Five will be 15 percent. Takeout for all other exotic wagers … [Read more...]

Chase Bank Begins Accepting Credit Cards Between Customers and ADWs

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the United States and the largest credit card issuer in the U.S. with more than 80 million active credit cardholder accounts, has begun approving credit card deposit transactions with U.S. licensed and regulated advance deposit wagering companies (ADWs). The decision by … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Horse Racing Tracks In America

Do you love the thrill of live horse racing? Then nothing beats a day at the races. From the Kentucky Derby to the Belmont Stakes, America hosts some of the most exciting thoroughbred horse races in the world, held at historic tracks across the country. If you’re a big horse racing fan, here’s a look at the top 10 horse racing tracks in America that you should visit. 1. Arlington Park, … [Read more...]

Good Magic Tops First NTRA Thoroughbred Poll

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – As the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” gets underway the top ten in week one of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA)Top 3-Year-Old Poll, results are mostly based on their two-year-old performance of 2017 as the newly minted sophomores begin their 2018  campaign of which results were released today. Newly crowned Eclipse Champion for Two-Year-Old … [Read more...]

FOX Sports Saturday At The Races to Televise Key Triple Crown Prep Races

FOX Sports, the New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA), and The Stronach Group today announced a partnership to present “FOX Sports Saturday At The Races,” a new, live racing television program sponsored by Claiborne Farm. Airing on FS2, the telecasts begin on Feb. 3 and continue over six Saturdays in February and March, culminating with a 3 ½-hour show on March 31 headlined by the Grade … [Read more...]

Gun Runner Voted 2017 Horse of the Year

(NTRA Press) The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that Gun Runner, a winner of four Grade 1 races culminating with the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, was voted the 2017 Horse of the Year at the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Eclipse … [Read more...]

$16 Million Pegasus World Cup Attracts World’s Best

The World’s Richest Race predictably has attracted the world’s finest horses and horsemen. Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park will be contested by four champions honored during Thursday evening’s Eclipse Awards in Gulfstream’s Sport of Kings. Gun Runner, who has been installed as the 4-5 favorite in the 1 1/8-mile showcase, was honored as the 2017 … [Read more...]

Gun Runner Turns in Last Timed Workout for Pegasus World Cup

In his typically professional manner Monday, Gun Runner turned in the last timed workout for his career finale in the Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) with a half-mile breeze in :49 at Gulfstream Park. Gun Runner, co-owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm, will be the morning line favorite in the Pegasus World Cup, the world’s richest race. He … [Read more...]