- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2012 18:03
According to statistics provided by Equibase Company, trainer Jim Fergason won his 1,000th race on Wednesday, January 18 when he sent out Mo’s Flashy Date in the seventh race at Portland Meadows.
The following jockeys are approaching a major North American (US and Canada) Thoroughbred milestone as listed below:
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2012 10:47
One of Meydan’s pillar partners, The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, is the generous sponsor of both Friday and Saturday’s race meetings, the fourth and fifth of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
The highlight is the Group Two Cape Verdi, a 1600m turf race, restricted to fillies and mares.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:46
THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT A FEMALE HORSE WINS RACING’S HIGHEST HONOR
Fox Hill Farm’s 4-year-old Filly Havre de Grace was named Horse of the Year Monday evening at the 41st Eclipse Awards, Presented by The Stronach Entertainment Group, Daily Racing Form and the Breeders’ Cup.
- Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 21:03
HONG KONG: Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori will join the stellar cast of 12 of the world’s premier jockeys in the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on 7 December, as a replacement for Corey Nakatani.
- Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 20:59
USA: When Corner K Quarter Horses’ Sumokin won the Black Gold Futurity at Will Rogers Downs on 12 November, it wasn’t just owners Cindy and Luke Knox who benefited.
Because of the Knoxs’ generosity, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) received 50% of the owner’s share of the winning purse, $68,500.
- Published on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:41
NEW ZEALAND: The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has given its support to an application to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) Dates Committee to allocate four race dates, in April, May and July 2012, to the Avondale Jockey Club and to be run at Avondale.
- Published on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:22
HONG KONG: The 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races (CXHKIR) received an overwhelming response when a record number of 88 Group 1 winners were nominated for the flagship event of the Hong Kong racing season which will be held on 11 December.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:45
JAPAN: RESULT OF THE 144TH TENNO SHO (AUTUMN) (G1)
“The Emperor’s Cup” was first held in 1905 to encourage the horseracing sport through annual events that gave the winner the highest honor of being awarded the Imperial prize.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:36
JAPAN: The Shuka Sho, established in 1996, is run over 2,000 meters at Kyoto Racecourse and is the third leg of the Triple Crown reserved for the season’s three-year-old fillies following the Oka Sho (G1, Japanese 1000 Guineas, 1,600m) and the Yushun Himba (G1, Japanese Oaks, 2,400m).
- Published on Monday, 24 October 2011 11:29
JAPAN: RESULT OF THE 72ND KIKUKA SHO (JAPANESE ST. LEGER, G1)
The history of Kikuka Sho, the Japanese St. Leger and the last leg of the Triple Crown Race for three-year-old colts and fillies, dates back to 1938 – a year after Japan’s 11 racing clubs integrated into one organisation named Nihon Keiba Kai (the forerunner of the JRA).
- Published on Monday, 17 October 2011 11:19
HONG KONG: Champion trainer John Moore bounced back in the best possible way from disappointment in Australia when sending out Jacobee in perfect sunshine to snatch the HKG3 Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse at Sha Tin on 16 October.
- Published on Wednesday, 05 October 2011 09:52
HONG KONG: Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO and IFHA vice-chairman Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges on Monday, in Paris, chaired a discussion on the 'Future Challenges of Racing' at the 45th conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
- Published on Wednesday, 05 October 2011 09:48
USA: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced the agenda for the second annual NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Professional Education Seminar to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, 18–19 October, at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.
- Published on Monday, 03 October 2011 18:37
HONG KONG: Two dazzling performances on the track lit up the National day meeting at Sha Tin on Saturday 1 October, both of them so extraordinary in their different ways that it is almost impossible to choose between them.
- Published on Monday, 03 October 2011 18:30
USA: The Breeders’ Cup, the Paulick Report and Kentucky Derby winning jockeys Pat Day and Calvin Borel are teaming up for this year’s edition of 'Breeders’ Cup or Bust'.
- Published on Monday, 03 October 2011 09:55
JAPAN: The Sprinters Stakes (G1), initially established in 1967 as a major 1,200-meter sprint race for three-year-old and up, was designated as a spring G3 event in conjunction with the new grading system implemented in 1984.
- Published on Monday, 03 October 2011 09:50
USA: The North American International Catalogue Standards Committee (NAICSC) has announced that all Listed stakes races in the United States and Canada will undergo further review of their Listed status annually by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee (AGSC) and the Canadian Graded Stakes Committee (CGSC), respectively, beginning in 2012.
- Published on Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:29
USA: A national fundraiser for seriously injured Quarter Horse jockey Jacky Martin will be held at racetracks across the United States on Saturday, 8th October.
- Published on Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:19
USA: The National Turf Writers And Broadcasters will honor recently retired Oaklawn Park track announcer Terry Wallace, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and New York-based Turf writer David Grening at its annual awards dinner on 2 November in Louisville, Kentucky.