Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Trainer Richard Hannon has confirmed impressive Newbury winner Snow Lantern will not run in the May 2 One Thousand Guineas (G1).
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor have agreed to offer 22,000 additional H-2B visas to employers for the second half of the federal fiscal year that ends on September 30, 2021.
Sir Wellington and Jaxon Traveler, heads apart in the Gazebo Stakes March 20 at Oaklawn Park, renew their young rivalry in the $200,000 Bachelor Stakes at the Arkansas track April 24.
After being on the fence to enter the Kentucky Derby (G1), Arkansas Derby (G1) runner-up Caddo River is a go for the 147th Run for the Roses, trainer Brad Cox said April 20.
Three-time Ascot Gold Cup (G1) winner Stradivarius will kickstart his bid to emulate the mighty Yeats and bag a fourth successive stayers' crown when he starts his season at the Berkshire track next week.
The Chairman of the Washington State Horse Racing Commission, Robert Lopez, is the new Chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Lopez replaces Tom Sage of Nebraska whose term expired.
After rallying to a narrow victory in the Orchid Stakes (G3T), War Like Goddess will look for a second straight graded stakes win when she starts in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (G3T) April 23 at Keeneland.
Attorneys for trainer Bob Baffert raise concerns about the chain of custody of the test samples while racing commission general counsel contends the issues do not compromise the stewards' rulings.
Undefeated Essential Quality remains at the top of this week's National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top 3-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll. Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) winner Letruska zoomed to sixth place in this week's NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
Arizona track general manager Vince Francia told Arizona Racing Commission members April 19 he has been making improvements to Turf Paradise's dirt and turf surfaces. One trainer said the actions being taken are not enough.
Continued rainstorms could not dampen the spirits of buyers April 19 as they flooded the grounds one day ahead of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.
The fee of Bivouac, declared the most exciting prospect Godolphin has retired to stud since his father in 2004, has been set as Darley Australia unveiled a diverse 2021 stallion roster led by the three-time group 1 winner's own sire Exceed And Excel.
During a brisk morning April 19 at Churchill Downs, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Midnight Bourbon continued his serious preparation for the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1) with a swift five-furlong move in :59 4/5, the fastest of 13 horses at the distance.
Janae, a 6-year-old mare owned by Susan Moulton, delivered a colt by Malibu Moon on April 17 at Moulton's Safari North Farm as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Foal Patrol Season 4.
Accomplished track announcer Bobby Neuman will call the races at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel during the 84-day 2021 live horse racing season that begins on Friday, April 30 and runs through Saturday, September 25.
Jockey Flavien Prat swept the stakes action at Santa Anita Park April 18, taking the Tokyo City Cup (G3) and Kona Gold (G3) stakes, with both of his mounts winning by wide margins
A short spring slate at Aqueduct Racetrack saw familiar faces finish atop the leaderboards for the jockey and trainer standings, as Jose Ortiz outlasted his brother, Irad Ortiz, Jr., after the boutique 11-day meet's finale on Sunday.
Glen Hill Farm, Madaket Stables, and Cheyenne Stables' Bubbles On Ice was victorious in her U.S. debut, edging Fluffy Socks by a head in the April 18 Memories of Silver Stakes, a turf test for sophomore fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Alex G. Campbell's Mean Mary is eyeing a repeat win in the $750,000 New York Stakes (G2T) June 4 at Belmont Park as her first start of 2021 for trainer Graham Motion.
Aidan Butler has been selected by the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) as recipient of the 2020 Ed Friendly Industry Service Award.