Buckley Resigns From Woodbine

Woodbine's Senior Vice President of Standardbred and Thoroughbred Racing Jessica Buckley resigned from her position to pursue other opportunities, according to a press release circulated on Twitter Friday. Buckley had been in that role since 2020. Prior to that, she served as President of Woodbine Mohawk Park. "On behalf of our organization, I would like to sincerely thank Jessica for her many contributions to our business, the horse racing industry, Woodbine Mohawk Park, and both our Standardbred and Thoroughbred Racing programs," Woodbine's Jim Lawson said in the release. Woodbine Entertainment...

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Echo Zulu Latest to Show Best of Bill Betz

Bill Betz won't forget the first day he worked on the farm he now calls home. Dr. McGee's son never even got out of his car, just told the college kid to start out front and work his way up. "Back then they had those weed-eaters with a motor you strapped onto your back," Betz recalls. "Weighed about 40lbs. So 7:00 a.m., I started weeding down the front of the farm. Get to 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., I don't see anybody. I'm thinking, 'Boy, people really...

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Stable Re-Opens at KY Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum Stable re-opens Friday at 10 a.m. after a two-year closure due to COVID-19. It will also be the first look at the Museum's new miniature horse and Resident Thoroughbred. The Museum will also announce the name of the mini horse from its naming contest.

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OBS Breeze Show Starts Thursday

The under-tack show for the upcoming OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale kicks off Thursday with the first of three sessions. Hips 1-212 breeze during Thursday's session, followed by Hips 213-424 Friday and Hips 425-635 Saturday. Each session begins at 8 a.m. The OBS March Sale runs Mar. 15-16 with a 10 a.m. start each day.

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Hog Creek Hustle Retired to Buck Pond

Grade I winner Hog Creek Hustle (Overanalyze--Candy Fortune, by Candy Ride {Arg}) has been retired from racing and will stand at Buck Pond Farm for a fee of $5,000. He will be available for viewing along with Buck Pond's other stallions at an open house Feb. 25 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. Runner-up in the GIII LeComte S. and GIII Pat Day Mile in 2019, Hog Creek Hustle sprung an 18-1 upset when rallying to victory in the GI Woody Stephens S. at Belmont that summer. He was also second in...

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Jockeys and Jeans Stallion Season Sale Set for Jan. 21-24

The Jockeys and Jeans Great American Stallion Season Sale to benefit The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund begins Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. and ends Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. on A preview of the seasons will be available Jan. 20. Both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stallions will be included. "This is a true opportunity to show the world that those in the Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horse industry will stand up for those who can no longer stand for themselves," said Jockeys and Jeans President Barry Pearl. "The racing community...

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2022 Indiana Grand Dates Approved

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a request for dates for the 2022 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino during a Tuesday meeting. The 127-day racing season will begin Apr. 19 and end Nov. 23, 2022. The schedule marks the most racing dates in one season for Indiana Grand. The bulk of the racing season will be contested Monday through Thursday. First post Monday through Wednesday will be 2:30 p.m. while racing on Thursdays will begin at 3:30 p.m. Of the 127 days, seven will be Saturday cards...

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Midnight Storm Colt on Top at OBS October Selected Yearling Sale

A colt from the second crop of MGISW Midnight Storm (Pioneerof the Nile) (Hip 67) topped the Selected Yearling portion of the OBS October Sale when bringing $170,000 from Elusive Thoroughbreds. That entity was the session's leading buyer, taking home three head for $323,000. Consigned by Lisa McGreevy's Abbie Road Farm, Hip 67 was bred in Pennsylvania by Mary Katherine Haire. Alejandro Chavez purchased the colt for $27,000 at Keeneland November last year. The highest-priced filly of the day was a $120,000 daughter of Kantharos (Hip 22). Offered by Danielle...

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New Vocations Charity Show Raises $150K

The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, Presented by Iris Smith Stables, LLC, raised a record-breaking $150,000 in sponsorships. All proceeds from the event will go directly to support New Vocations' efforts to rehab, retrain and rehome retiring racehorses. The 18th annual show--held for the first time at Highfields Event Center, in Aiken, SC, Sept. 3-5--marked a return to live events for New Vocations after a quiet past 18 months due to COVID-19. The competition brought together nearly 100 Thoroughbreds from 10 different states to compete in a variety of...

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Henry Cecil Open Weekend on Sept. 18-19

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend, held in Newmarket from Sept. 18-19, will allow visitors the chance to see behind the scenes at British horseracing's headquarters and visit 30 training yards. All of the activities raise money for the charities Racing Welfare, Newmarket Pony Academy and a soon to be announced community project. The two-day event is also part of National Racehorse Week, with nationwide initiatives to celebrate the racehorse and showcase the excellent care and attention they receive each day. Some of the weekend's activities include: 2021 Henry Cecil Commentator...

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2021 Alberta Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program Announced

Horse Racing Alberta has released the details of the 2021 Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program. The total Thoroughbred allocation for breeders, owners and stallion owners has been increased to $1,581,465 for this season. Breeders' will share in $340,233 available to breeders of horses of all ages foaled in Alberta placing win, place and show in all sanctioned races in Alberta having a minimum $7,000 purse and where entered at or above a minimum $6,250 claiming price. The bonus will be paid after the conclusion of the Alberta racing season. Bonuses will...

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Wit Finds It Easy Like a Sunday Morning

The whole place was overgrown, and there was just so much work to be done. But among the weeds and dilapidation were rampant wild roses, and hedge apples; and they had each other, and they had a dream. For all the toil ahead, Rosilyn Polan and her husband Kenneth felt such a sense of homecoming that she had to scroll all the way back to girlhood for an answering chord of memory. "When I was little, waking up on a Sunday morning, you'd smell coffee brewing in the kitchen, and...

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