Thoroughbred Racing

Winx Is Now a Breyer® Model

Wynx Breyer Model

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Breyer Winx model will benefit Team Thoroughbred NSW, an organization that provides retraining and aftercare for retired race horses9 April 2020, Kentucky, USA ~ Some horses make history, while others run away with it! Breyer® is proud to honor the amazing achievements of Australian Thoroughbred…

Emirates Racing Authority Cancels Remainder of UAE Racing Season

22 March 2020, UAE – Due to concerns about the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 racing season including the Dubai World Cup. These cancellations begin with the 28 March 2020, Dubai World Cup and continue through all races scheduled in April. The UAE…

The 25th Dubai World Cup Is Postponed

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The Dubai World Cup 2020 has been postponed until 2021 “To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organizing committee of the Dubai World Cup 2020 has decided to postpone 25th edition of the global tournament to next year to safeguard all participants due to the coronavirus”, according to the Dubai Media Office. Today…

Classic Winner Sir Winston Leads 10 Arriving American Horses

Sir Winston

18 March 2020, Dubai, UAE ~ With the Dubai World Cup still 10 days away, American conditioner Mark Casse is excited to see what Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Sir Winston can do on his first foray overseas and the chestnut homebred of Tracy Farmer led a set of 10 USA invaders arriving at Meydan Racecourse…

Kentucky Derby Rescheduled to 5 September 2020

Kentucky Derby

17 March 2020, Kentucky ~ Churchill Downs Incorporated announced today its decision to reschedule the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020 and the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020 to September…

Maximum Security Secure with First Ever Saudi Cup Win

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The story of Maximum Security (USA) has been pure drama. The Kentucky-bred son of New Year’s Day, disqualified from the most important dirt race in America then went on to earn a 3-year-old championship, took his show on the road and turned tragedy into comedy, bringing smiles to the face of his fans and connections…

Mike Smith Emerges Winner of STC International Jockeys Challenge

28 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ US Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith emerged victorious in the stc International Jockeys Challenge on a day where history was made on Kingdom Day at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack.   Smith won two rounds While Smith’s two success from four rounds of the competition, which featured 14 invited…

Saudi Cup Thursday Track Works

US $20,000,000 The Saudi Cup – 1800m27 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ Saudi Cup Day, Saturday 29 February 2020 King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Works – Benbatl (GB) – Godolphin’s representative arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday afternoon and went out to the training track for the first time on Thursday…

US Track Stars Arrive in Riyadh Ahead of $29.2M Saudi Cup Day

Maximum Security

Maximum Security, McKenzie and Mucho Gusto on Saudi Soil for 29 February Saudi Cup Day 20 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ A group of 12 American racehorses with combined prize money earnings of more than USD$17.5M got their first look at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse today as they touched down ahead of the $29.2M Saudi…

Britain Has Left The European Union

Britain severs EU ties after nearly half a century31 January 2020, UK ~ Britain has left the European Union after almost 50 years. There will be twelve months of transition and the British Horseracing Authority has assured that Post-Brexit the movement of Thoroughbreds and people will operate as it has been until the end of…

Turf Testing New Track in Saudi Arabia Gives a Thumbs Up

New turf to host three races worth US$4.5m on Saudi Cup day, Saturday, 29 February 29 January, 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Racing history was just made in Riyadh as the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia staged the first official trial to be held on a turf course in the Kingdom. The…

Dubai World Cup Races Attract 902 Nominations From 21 Countries

US$1,000,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC Group 1, 2000m, Dirt with 82 Nominations23 January 2020, Dubai, ~ A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, 28 March 2020 at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck,…

First Saudi Cup Race Day Worth USD$29.2m

32 Group or Grade 1 winners in Saudi Cup alone and total 964 entries for new race day14 January 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ The first running of the USD$29.2m Saudi Cup race day has attracted an impressive entry, including no less than 32 Group or Grade 1 winners in the big…

Trainer Watson Takes All Six Races at Meydan Meet

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7 November 2019, DUBAI, UAE ~ Trainer Doug Watson made history at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, 7 November, becoming the first trainer to win six races and sweep an entire card at the renowned Dubai venue. After going 1-for-10 on opening night at Meydan on 24 Octoberm, his Red Stables roared back on 7 Novemberm…

The UK leaving the EU: Racing Industry Guidance

Brexit is Coming – 31 October 2019Guidance to industry participants on what to do as the UK leaves the EU (Brexit) The UK Government has now published detailed guidance on how to prepare for Brexit. This should be the primary source of authoritative information for Industry participants. In addition, specific government departments have started to…

$20M Saudi Cup to Run in February 2020

The prize for the winning horse will be US$10,000,000 8 August 2019, Saudi Arabia ~ The Thoroughbred racing world has a new richest race with the announcement of the creation of the $20m Saudi Cup to be run at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh on 29 February 2020. Details of the contest were announced by…

Quality Entries for Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA)

27 June 2019, UK ~ A high-class list of entries was released by the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) today for the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA) to be run as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on 31 July 2019. They include ten individual Group 1 PA winners, and topping the list are the last two…

Goodwood Racecourse Partnership Enhances Qatar’s Equestrian Vision

QREC will continue to sponsor the Festival up to 2024It has been announced that the contract of Qatar’s, represented by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC), sponsorship of the Qatar Goodwood Festival has been renewed. The renewal of the sponsorship was announced during a meeting held between QREC Chairman HE Issa bin Mohammed Al-Mohannadi…

The Queen Arrives at Royal Ascot

20 June 2019, Royal Ascot, Berkshire, England ~ It is not to be understated about the English reverence and love for the Royal Family. The Royal Ascot is as much a racing event for Royals as for the rest of the world and everything stops when the Queen arrives. Her Majesty The Queen has arrived…

Frankie Dettori Leads in QIPCO Jockey Award at Royal Ascot 2019

20 June 2019, Ascot, Berkshire, England ~ Award Standing after Day Three QIPCO LEADING JOCKEY AWARD – Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd Frankie Dettori 6 2 1 Ryan Moore 3 5 1 Danny Tudhope 3 – 1 Jim Crowley 1 1 2 Oisin Murphy 1 – 2 James Doyle 1 – 1 Richard Kingscote 1 –…

Australian Race Caller Victoria Shaw Weighs in on Disqualification Ruling

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7 May 2019, Horsereporter, USA ~ Although the 2019 Kentucky Derby will be remembered by many for less than favourable reasons, the disqualification of Maximum Security raises many issues. As an Australian I am always intrigued by one of the world’s classic thoroughbred races taking place on the dirt. This year was no exception given…

Major US Racing Organizations Initiative on Race-Day Medication Ban

TWO-YEAR-OLD LASIX BAN TO START IN 2020; STAKES RACES LASIX BAN IN 202118 April 2019, USA ~ A coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held…

2019 Dubai World Cup Likely Fields

The Dubai World Cup will go off on Saturday, 30 March 2019. Likely fields for the nine races have been posted. Fifteen are listed for the $1 Million Dubai Kahayla Classic. All are from the UAE save one from France, one based in Poland, and another from Saudi Arabia. Enlarge or download

New Equine Safety Policies and Procedures Put in Place at Santa Anita

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Unprecedented amount of horse accidents and deaths have led to the Santa Anita track closure 9 March 2019, Santa Anita, California, USA ~ As a thorough evaluation of Santa Anita’s main track continues, The Stronach Group has announced several new safety and welfare measures which will be put in place when racing resumes at Santa…

WINX and CRACKSMAN Share Top Racehorse Ranking

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2 February 2019,  In the most recent Longines World’s Best Racehorse.ranking, WINX, the 8-year-old Australian mare, unbeaten in her last 29 races, shares the ranking number 130 with the British star, Frankel son, CRACKSMAN. In 2013, the Austalian mare Black Cavier finished even with the European Treve. *Longines Rankings, compiled by the LONGINES World’s Best…

The UK leaving the EU: Racing Industry Guidance

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The British Horse Racing Authority provides guidance to industry participants on what to do as the UK leaves the EU (Brexit)  1 February 2019, UK ~ The British Racing and Breeding industries, represented by the Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group, hope that a Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and European Union can be reached…

Race Track Industry Program Announces Annual Award Winners

RTIP Alumni Bob Baffert

5 December 2018, Tucson, Arizona, USA ~ The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona at Tucson, Arizona, announced its annual award winners during the 45th Annual Global Symposium on Racing awards luncheon held Tuesday, 4 December 2018. The 2018 Clay Puett Award was awarded to longtime Director and CEO of Del…

Syndication Hot in Dubai Meydan Meet Opening

DUBAI (November 7, 2018) – Racing at Meydan returns on Thursday evening, 8 November 2018, and features seven races, all on its dirt course. The evening is highlighted by a series of competitive handicaps, as well as a possible preview of the stars of tomorrow in the form of the Longines Ladies Master Collection, a…

Good Magic To Rest at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky

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Good Magic, most recently ninth in the Travers, will not race again this year17 September 2018,ELMONT, New York, USA ~ While Triple Crown winner Justify transitions into his life of retirement, the three horses who finished immediately behind him in the Kentucky Derby 4 1/2 months ago are making news. Good Magic, the Derby runner-up…

2019 Dubai World Cup Meeting Increases Prize Money to $35 million

Group 1 Dubai World Cup boasts a $7.2 million purse to the winnerOn 30 March 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horse racing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US…

Breeders Cup Elects Board Members

Breeders’ Cup re-elects four board members, three new ones 11 July 2018, USA ~ Voting members of the Breeders’ Cup have re-elected four board members and selected three new board members, the Breeders’ Cup said Thursday. The re-elected directors were Barbara Banke, the owner of Stonestreet Stables; William S. Farish of his family’s Lane’s End…

And It’s Justify Winning Leg Two of the Triple Crown

Justify across the finish line (2) credit Jon Kral

What they said ~19 May 2018, Preakness #143 Post-Race Quotes ~ Bob Baffert (Winning Trainer, Justify) – (From NBC Broadcast) “It was a nail-biter. They put it to us. That was a good horse [Good Magic] and it was like they had their own private match race. Somebody had to give, and I’m glad it…

Herbert Leaving Al Shaqab Racing

Herbert to focus on expanding business26 March 2018, UK ~The Hon Harry Herbert will no longer be Racing Adviser to Sheikh Joaan Al Thani and Al Shaqab Racing from the end of April, 2018. He commented: “I am incredibly proud of everything Al Shaqab Racing has achieved since I became racing adviser to Sheikh Joaan…