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Study: Inbreeding, Specific Genetic Marker May Decrease A Thoroughbred’s Likelihood To Race

Scientists at the University College Dublin, the University of Edinburgh, and the Irish equine genetic testing company Plusvital conducted a study to determine the relationship between inbreeding and the likelihood of a Thoroughbred to make it to the races. The study, titled “Inbreeding depression and the probability of racing in the Thoroughbred horse,” was published […]

CTBA Northern California Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s 2022 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale is now online, featuring 145 entries. The auction will take place Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif., beginning at noon, Pacific. While the catalog consists primarily of California-bred yearlings, the sale also […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Big Match-Ups Spark Fireworks At Churchill, Belmont

A trio of fascinating match-ups are on tap this holiday weekend, all occurring on Saturday, July 2. Up first is the Life Is Good vs. Speaker’s Corner bout in Belmont Park’s Grade 2 John A. Nerud Stakes. The former comes off a somewhat disappointing effort in the Middle East, while the latter was just defeated […]

Harness Trainer Handed One-Year Suspension For Possession Of Needles, Injectable Substances At New Jersey-Licensed Training Facility

Harness racing trainer John W. Wyatt has been handed a one-year suspension and $2,000 fine by the New Jersey Racing Commission, according to a ruling posted on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website on June 29, 2022. The ruling states that during inspections of Wyatt’s barn at Busy Bee Farm, an off-track training facility […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Amplifying Welfare And Safety Summit

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, established in 2006 out of concern over the industry’s response to Barbaro’s severe injury in the previous year’s Preakness, was held for the 10th time on June 22. It has become an important gathering for those in the scientific, research and veterinary communities working to make racing […]

Horseracing Integrity And Safety Authority Regulations A ‘Go’ After Federal Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order In New Lawsuit

Regulations under the new Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority will go into effect as scheduled this week after a federal judge in Louisiana denied a restraining order and preliminary injunction sought by litigants in a lawsuit brought against the newly created independent, non-governmental agency that was created by federal legislation to provide national oversight on […]

Study: Probiotic Administration In Foals May Promote Lower Parasite Load

Probiotics are often given to horses to promote a healthy intestinal tract. A study led by Dr. Robert Jacobs at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center has suggested that giving probiotics to foals may also reduce the number of intestinal parasites they carry.  The study used 29 Quarter Horse foals over three consecutive foaling seasons; 15 […]

Rodolphe Brisset Will Take Over Training Duties At WinStar; Destin Heath Heads Out On His Own

Rodolphe Brisset has been hired as the new head trainer for WinStar Farm, according to The French native will oversee the horses at the WinStar training center, 20 stalls at Keeneland on Rice Road, and 12 stalls at Saratoga this summer. Brisset has trained for WinStar since the beginning of his career, helping with the […]

Triple Crown Winners American Pharoah, Justify To Skip Southern Hemisphere Breeding Season

Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify will not shuttle to Coolmore Australia for the 2022 Southern Hemisphere breeding season, instead remaining at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky during the Northern Hemisphere’s offseason, Racing Post reports. A statement from Coolmore said the decision was made to rest the two stallions for the season, but they […]

Melbourne Cup Heroine Verry Elleegant Targeting European Debut At Deauville

Last year’s celebrated winner of the Group 1 Melbourne Cup in Australia, Verry Elleegant has been transferred from trainer Chris Waller to the care of Francis Graffard in France for a try in the Arc de Triomphe this fall. According to, Graffard is planning to start the mare’s European campaign at Deauville in just over […]