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A pony based at Los Alamitos Race Course was euthanized and later tested positive for the "wild-type" strain of equine herpesvirus type 1, which forced a barn at the Southern California racetrack to go through quarantine procedures.

6 min 48 sec

Jen Roytz has been named executive director of the Retired Racehorse Project. RRP's founder, Steuart Pittman, who has held the title since the organization's inception, will step down from his leadership role, but will remain involved as board chair.

6 min 48 sec

In approving an updated standard to its out-of-competition drug testing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission required horses who receive anabolic steroids to go on the vet's list for at least six months.

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The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 22 unanimously approved a measure that sets a two-day minimum suspension for jockeys should they violate the state's riding rules during a race.

6 min 48 sec

Woodbine Entertainment announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.

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“I think we have just fantastic soil around here,” Louis Merryman said as a chilly wind whipped off the Susquehanna River near the town of Port Deposit, Maryland.

6 min 48 sec

Everyone knew the world record was in jeopardy as soon as Nerud announced his plans to ship to Arlington, despite Dr. Fager being assigned 134 pounds.

6 min 48 sec

Unbeaten Samcro has been cut to 8-11 favourite for the 2m 5f Ballymore Novices' Hurdle after owner Michael O'Leary confirmed that would be the Cheltenham Festival race.

6 min 48 sec

As we move past the mid-point of February, mares are dropping foals in Central Kentucky—and elsewhere—and the 2018 breeding season is off and running.

6 min 48 sec

Based on an updated opinion from its testing lab on its findings, Kentucky stewards will rescind three ractopamine positives it initially called at the 2016 Kentucky Downs meeting.

36 min 48 sec

Jockey Liam Treadwell, who "got his teeth done" after winning the 2009 Grand National on Mon Mome, announces his retirement.

36 min 48 sec

Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies says Grand National favourite Blaklion reminds him of Red Rum.

36 min 48 sec

A new multi-million pound team horse racing competition is planned for summer 2019 in a series similar to F1.

36 min 48 sec

Altior and Native River both win at Newbury on Saturday as they continue to prepare for big races at next month's Cheltenham Festival.

36 min 48 sec

Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo breaks down in tears as he claims his 12,844th victory to equal the world record for a rider.

36 min 48 sec

Betting patterns for two big races at the Dublin Racing Festival are being investigated by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

36 min 48 sec

As part of a State of Sport 'Life after sport' special, ex-jockey George Chaloner tells how he rebuilt his life after horrific falls ended his career.

36 min 48 sec

Edwulf, the 33-1 outsider who nearly died after collapsing at Cheltenham in March last year, wins the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

36 min 48 sec

Supasundae edges out former Cheltenham Festival winner Faugheen to win the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.

36 min 48 sec

Tributes are paid to Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer Malcolm Jefferson, who has died aged 71 after a long battle with cancer.

6 min 48 sec

A pony based at Los Alamitos Race Course was euthanized and later tested positive for the "wild-type" strain of equine herpesvirus type 1, which forced a barn at the Southern California racetrack to go through quarantine procedures.

6 min 48 sec

Jen Roytz has been named executive director of the Retired Racehorse Project. RRP's founder, Steuart Pittman, who has held the title since the organization's inception, will step down from his leadership role, but will remain involved as board chair.

6 min 48 sec

In approving an updated standard to its out-of-competition drug testing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission required horses who receive anabolic steroids to go on the vet's list for at least six months.

6 min 48 sec

The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 22 unanimously approved a measure that sets a two-day minimum suspension for jockeys should they violate the state's riding rules during a race.

6 min 48 sec

Woodbine Entertainment announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.

6 min 48 sec

“I think we have just fantastic soil around here,” Louis Merryman said as a chilly wind whipped off the Susquehanna River near the town of Port Deposit, Maryland.

6 min 48 sec

Everyone knew the world record was in jeopardy as soon as Nerud announced his plans to ship to Arlington, despite Dr. Fager being assigned 134 pounds.

6 min 48 sec

As we move past the mid-point of February, mares are dropping foals in Central Kentucky—and elsewhere—and the 2018 breeding season is off and running.

6 min 48 sec

Based on an updated opinion from its testing lab on its findings, Kentucky stewards will rescind three ractopamine positives it initially called at the 2016 Kentucky Downs meeting.

6 min 48 sec

Charles Fipke's homebred champion will attempt to be the first female to win the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1).

36 min 48 sec

THE RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL weights, decided by the British Horseracing Authority's Head of Handicapping, Phil Smith, were unveiled at BAFTA in London tonight.

36 min 48 sec

THE SCOUT is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 25 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England.

36 min 48 sec

ALTIOR’s trainer Nicky Henderson has admitted the ground at Newbury is his “biggest concern” ahead of the Betfair Exchange Chase.

36 min 48 sec

THE SCOUT is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 25 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England.

36 min 48 sec

THE SCOUT is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 25 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England.

36 min 48 sec

THE SCOUT is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 25 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England.

36 min 48 sec

THE SCOUT is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 25 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England.

22 hours 24 min

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2018 - when is it? What is the schedule for the four days? How can I watch it?

3 days 9 hours

THE SCOUT is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 25 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England.

4 days 9 hours

THE SCOUT is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 25 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England.

6 min 48 sec

Unbeaten Samcro has been cut to 8-11 favourite for the 2m 5f Ballymore Novices' Hurdle after owner Michael O'Leary confirmed that would be the Cheltenham Festival race.

11 hours 24 min

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The Jockey Club’s plans to knock down historic Kempton Park for a massive property development appear to be dead in the water.

11 hours 54 min

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Friday's meetings at Warwick, Lingfield, Exeter and Wolverhampton.

16 hours 36 min

Blow By Blow led home a one-two for trainer Gordon Elliott and Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud in the Thurles Racecourse Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle.

1 day 11 hours

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's meetings at Huntingdon, Southwell, Sedgefield and Chelmsford City.

2 days 11 hours

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Wednesday's meetings at Doncaster, Newcastle, Ludlow and Kempton, where Aye Aye Skipper and Karijini are fancied.

2 days 13 hours

Ellison initially indicated a National decision would be made after the Gold Cup. But he said on Tuesday: 'If he come out of the Gold Cup he is more likely to go for the Betway Bowl Chase at Aintree.

2 days 14 hours

Stuart Coltherd's top weight looked booked for fourth at best in the Follow At Racing-UK On Twitter Handicap Hurdle as the leaders approached the final hurdle.

2 days 15 hours

Willie Mullins' stable jockey has been out of action since November with a broken leg, but has maintained all along he would be back in time for the Cheltenham Festival and remains on course.

2 days 16 hours

Might Bite memorably won the RSA Chase in dramatic fashion last March, having drifted markedly to his right and almost pulling himself up.

36 min 48 sec

Saturday was Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs and Mobile Bay once again won the feature Premier Night Championship on a sloppy track. Get the results, charts, and photos for the 6 big races here.

36 min 48 sec

Flameaway won the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) over favorite Catholic Boy on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. Also on the card, World Approval won the Tampa Bay Stakes (G3), Dona Bruja won the Endeavour Stakes (G3), and C. S. Incharge won the Suncoast Stakes.. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

36 min 48 sec

Pool 2 for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will open on Friday February 9 and the mutuel pool of all other 3-year-olds was the favorite at 7-2 with the undefeated McKinzie second choice at 8-1. Get all the horses, morningline odds, and free past performances here.

36 min 48 sec

Favorite Avery Island held on to win by 2 lengths in the Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday. Firenze Fire was second and Marconi third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

36 min 48 sec

360 3-year-olds were nominated for the 2018 Triple Crown during the early nomination period, down significantly from 419 last year. Trainer Todd Pletcher had the most nominees with 37. Get all the nominees with owner, trainer, and past performances here.

36 min 48 sec

This list created for the Jockey Club ranks the top 2-year-olds for 2017 and determines the dual qualifiers for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. This year Bolt d'Oro and Good Magic are the high weights at 126lbs, with Caledonia Road the top filly at 123lbs.

36 min 48 sec

The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2017 Sovereign Awards, Canadian thoroughbred racing's year end championships. Winners will be announced April 19. Check out all the finalists here.

36 min 48 sec

There were 7 other stakes on the card Saturday at Gulfstream Park, headlined by the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (G3) won by Oscar Nominated and the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (G3) won by Texting. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 races here.

36 min 48 sec

Favorite Gun Runner won going away by 2 1/2 lengths in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday for his final career start. West Coast was second and Gunnevera finished third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

36 min 48 sec

More photos of the Pegasus World Cup horses at Gulfstream Park on Friday, plus a few scenic shots. Includes Gun Runner, West Coast, Toast of New York and more.

8 hours 29 min

Alan Carasso, Managing Editor, Thoroughbred Daily News

As part of a new series, we asked a number of people not born into racing families why they got into the sport, and what their first racing memory was.

How did you get interested in racing?

I always say that I didn’t get into racing so much as racing got into me.

As a pre-teen growing up on Clearwater Drive in Wheeling, about 20 minutes from Arlington Park, a neighbor three doors down owned a low-level claimer named Diablo Morn. I can still hear the voice of the legendary Phil Georgeff calling such local institutions that went by the names of Buttered Toast and Jeremy Jet and Fritz Barthold and Gee Can He Dance and Rossi Gold. They were always fun to follow. These are the most distant memories.

I always used to look at the charts in the next day’s paper, reconstructing races in my head, and I attended my first Arlington Million in 1983 (at age 16 and cashed my...

11 hours 36 min

After New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval (NZ) (Makfi {GB}) was scratched from the 1600-metre G1 Haunui Farm Classic early Friday morning due to injury, 2017 kiwi champion sprinter Start Wondering (NZ) (Eighth Wonder {NZ}) took over the highest-rated mantle at 105. The 7-year-old took time to hit his straps, but won twice and was twice second at the Group 1 level last season, including the G1 Sistema Railway and G1 NRM Sprint for trainers Evan and JJ Rayner. Runner-up in the 2017 edition of the Classic, the now 7-year-old gelding kicked off this campaign with second-place performance in the Listed Levin S. going 1200 metres at Otaki on Dec. 1. Only fourth in the 2017 Sistema Railway, he was last barring two in the G1 Telegraph at Wellington on Jan. 20, but squeaked out a narrow victory in the G1 BCD Group Sprint on Feb. 10, with Brilliant Shine (NZ) (Guillotine {NZ}) third.

Among his 12 rivals is Dec. 26 G1 Zabeel Classic victor Authentic Paddy (...

12 hours 36 min

A 10-year-old lead pony stabled at Los Alamitos Race Course has been euthanized after displaying neurological symptoms of the so-called “wild” strain of equine herpesvirus.

The euthanization of the stricken horse has caused the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to mandate a quarantine at Los Alamitos for “all exposed horses,” according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners-run Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC).

“All exposed horses will be monitored for clinical signs and temperatures will be taken twice daily,” the EDCC reported Feb. 21. “CDFA and California Horse Racing Board staff are onsite ensuring biosecurity measures are implemented and will continue to monitor the situation.”

According to the EDCC, the current list of nationwide Thoroughbred-related herpes quarantines includes individual stables at Belmont Park in New York, at both The Thoroughbred Center and Turfway Park in Kentucky, and at Turf...

12 hours 58 min

Reconstruction efforts are on schedule at San Luis Rey Downs (SLRD). The facility’s owner, The Stronach Group (TSG), is now estimating that horses will be able to resume training there in early April, about four months after a devastating Dec. 7 blaze sparked by a wildfire killed 46 horses, hospitalized several trainers, and destroyed eight barns.

Tim Ritvo, the TSG’s Chief Operating Officer, gave the following succinct report at the Feb. 22 monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB):

“Things are progressing really well. The cleanup is finished. We’ve already put in for the [building] permits. The structures are being made. The stalls are being readied. And I think by April 1 we’ll have a really good look of the layout and what everything is going to [look like] there,” Ritvo said.

“We’ve been successful in other jurisdictions moving very quick with [stabling construction], so I don’t see any setbacks at all,” Ritvo said. “In our...

12 hours 58 min

During the rare months of the year when New York racing takes a back seat to other circuits, it’s hard for any news from the frozen tundra of Aqueduct to break through into the sport’s mainstream awareness. Dylan Davis made that dent Sunday however, after tying a New York Racing Association record by piloting home six winners from nine mounts. That performance followed a five-win day two weeks prior and launched the 23-year-old to the top of the meet standings, ahead of odds-on favorite Manny Franco.

The key to this unprecedented success for the Empire State born-and-bred son of jockey Robbie Davis, Dylan said Thursday, is his relationship with new agent Mike Migliore, brother of Richie, and the team effort that has surfaced behind him between the two families.

“Richie and my dad used to be pretty good rivals when they were riding, and they’ve come together since Mike and I hooked up,” Davis said. “Being with the Migliores and my dad, we’ve built a big...

13 hours 6 min

GSW & MG1SP Heatherly (Aus) (Lonhro {Aus}) and MGSW & G1SP Gypsy Diamond (Aus) (Not A Single Doubt {Aus}), in foal to Written Tycoon (Aus) and I Am Invincible (Aus), respectively, are among the early entrants for the Inglis Chairman’s Sale of Breeding Prospects, Inglis announced on Thursday. Entries for the sale, held on Apr. 12, close on Mar. 2.

Also available at the Chairman’s Sale, is a share in G1 Golden Slipper hero Sebring (Aus) (More Than Ready) and a lifetime breeding right to I Am Invincible (Aus), as well as the dam of G1 VRC Oaks heroine Pinot (Aus) (Pierro {Aus}), Dizelle (Aus) (Zabeel {NZ}), carrying a foal by Flying Artie (Aus) (Artie Schiller). There is also a sister to champion More Joyous (NZ) (More Than Ready) in foal to Written Tycoon (Aus).

Quality weanlings will be offered by such sires as: champion sire Snitzel (Aus),...

14 hours 6 min

Breeders’ Cup-winning owner and trainer Carlo Vaccarezza, whose sons Nick and Mike survived the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb 14, will hold a fundraiser for the families of the victims Sunday at his restaurant in Boca Raton. The fundraiser will take place between 2-9 p.m.

Nick, an 18-year-old senior, and Mike, a 16-year-old sophomore, were in separate buildings when the shootings occurred. Both were able to locate one another and avoid harm. Click here to hear Nick describe the shooting and fundraiser.

14 hours 12 min

Jen Roytz has been named executive director of the Retired Racehorse Project. RRP founder Steuart Pittman, who has held that position since the organization’s inception, will step down, but will remain involved as board chair. Roytz is the co-owner of the Lexington-based marketing agency Topline Communications and a free-lance writer.

“Nobody in the horse industry is better positioned than Jen Roytz to take what RRP is today, grow it, and present it to a national audience,” said Pittman. “Jen has served the organization as a board member and she understands the potential it has, not only to secure the futures of thousands of horses every year, but also to grow the fan base for Thoroughbreds both inside and outside racing. Jen’s passion and her professionalism are admired throughout the horse industry, and it is a thrill to have her on board.”

 

14 hours 18 min

Janoobi (SAf) (Silvano {Ger}) is a newcomer to this year’s Dubai carnival for trainer Mike de Kock and Sheikh Hamdan, and the South African Group 2 winner got a win on the board in his third try at the carnival in Thursday’s G2 Zabeel Mile. Jim Crowley aboard Janoobi allowed the defending Zabeel Mile winner Championship (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) to tow him through the opening stages, maneuvering from the rail to the outside down the backstretch to ensure clear running room for the crucial stages. Championship, making his second start off an injury-induced layoff, put up a valiant effort in the stretch but eventually succumbed to Janoobi, who hit the line 3/4 of a length in front. South African-trained runners filled the next two slots, with Janoobi’s stablemate Noah From Goa (SAf) (Tiger Ridge) sticking on for third and last year’s G1 Sun Met victor Whisky Baron (Aus) (Manhattan Rain {Aus}), making his first...

14 hours 24 min

Course and distance specialist Ertijaal (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}) justified his position as the early favourite for the Mar. 31 G1 Al Quoz Sprint with a score in Thursday’s G3 Meydan Sprint, but Godolphin’s ‘TDN Rising Star’ Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal) put in a bold late showing to suggest he will be a serious threat when the distance is upped a furlong for the Al Quoz. Ertijaal tracked fellow Sheikh Hamdan representative Fityaan (GB) (Haafhd {GB}) through the opening three furlongs, but took up the running as they joined the course proper with Blue Point right on his heels. Asked to stretch by Jim Crowley passing the 400, Ertijaal lengthened and briefly looked as if he would outclass his four rivals, but he wandered to the inside rail as Blue Point began to wind up under William Buick. Blue Point ran the margin down to a neck on the line but Ertijaal...