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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: An Unsolvable Problem?

William T. Young, the late Kentucky philanthropist, businessman and Thoroughbred owner and breeder who stood Storm Cat at his Overbrook Farm, was never one to mince words. When discussing issues that challenged business, society or the horse industry, Young might come to the unusual conclusion that “what you’ve got here is an unsolvable problem.” That […]

Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season: Motion Goes From Coast To Coast

Trainer H. Graham Motion sent two horses west to Del Mar over the summer from his base at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland and came away with two stakes victories on consecutive days. Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Sister Otoole won the CTT and TOC Stakes by a half length going 1 3/8 miles on […]

Commentary: The Problem With … The Race To The Breeding Shed

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of commentaries, all of which will begin under the premise of “The problem with …” Rather than to complain, however, as the introductory phrase might suggest, the purpose of these articles will be to present the big picture of a major racing issue and create a […]

Voss: Where Were The Veterinary Boards In The Grasso Case?

There’s a lot to be mad about when reading prosecutors’ pre-sentencing reports (PSRs) in the ongoing 2020 federal doping case. For defendants who have entered guilty pleas and avoided trial, as most of them have to this point, I’ve learned the government’s PSRs are among the most interesting documents in the whole file. In lieu […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Breeders’ Cup Locks And Longshots

Undefeated Flightline is expected to be the shortest-priced runner in this year’s Breeders’ Cup world championships when he faces seven others in Saturday’s $6-million Classic at Keeneland race course in Lexington, Ky. But are there can’t-miss “locks” in any of the other 13 championship races that begin on Friday? In this week’s special Breeders’ Cup […]

Rooney: Future Is Bright For A Thriving Thoroughbred Industry

The Thoroughbred breeding and racing world is descending on central Kentucky this week. The excitement is palpable, Lexington is abuzz, and anticipation is building each day as we get closer to Friday and Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland. And while this event will begin the wind down to the 2022 racing calendar, I […]

‘If We Get Something Wrong, We’ll Fix It’: HISA’s Lisa Lazarus Meets With Iowa Stakeholders

Lisa Lazarus, CEO of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), came to Prairie Meadows on Thursday to answer questions from Iowa’s horse-racing stakeholders. Her appearance was at the behest of Iowa’s seven-term U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley. The gathering included representatives from the Iowa HBPA, Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, Prairie Meadows, Iowa Racing […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Jockey Agent Ron Anderson Looks Ahead To The Breeders’ Cup

Ron Anderson, in his 50th year as a jockey agent, has represented some of the sport’s greatest riders, including Hall of Famers Chris Antley, Jerry Bailey, Garrett Gomez, Gary Stevens, and John Velazquez. Anderson currently represents Velazquez and Joel Rosario, who won the Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey in 2021. Breeders’ Cup has been especially […]

HISA Has Released A $72 Million 2023 Budget; What Happens Now?

In the week and a half since the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority released its 2023 cost assessments to racing states, we’ve heard a lot about sticker shock from officials and horsemen – and a great deal of confusion. You can read the Authority’s press release about the 2023 budget here.   The overall budget […]