Aussie racing industry pledges millions for retired horses

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) – Australia's racing industry on Monday pledged millions of dollars for the care of retired racehorses, as it scrambles to address the fallout from animal cruelty allegations that sparked a major outcry. National broadcaster ABC revealed this month that thousands of retired animals were being sent to abattoirs in secret, where many […]

US RACING: McKinzie is early favourite in Breeders' Cup Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — McKinzie, with a new jockey replacing Hall of Famer Mike Smith, is the 3-1 favourite for the US$6 million Breeders' Cup Classic this weekend at troubled Santa Anita. The track is hosting the world championships for a record 10th time Friday and Saturday. A total of 36 horses have died at […]

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's offspring in NBC documentary

NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's first crop of foals that have gone on to racing careers will be the subject of an NBC documentary before next year's Kentucky Derby. The one-hour "Born to Run" debuts on April 26. American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Kentucky […]

US RACING: Stronach Group appoints new chief executive officer – Craig Fravel

This weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita will mark the end of Craig Fravel’s tenure as president and CEO of Breeders’ Cup Ltd. Upon his departure from Breeders’ Cup, Fravel is set to become the new chief executive officer of racing operations for The Stronach Group. In an interview Sunday on San Diego-based […]

UK/US RACING: Magical trained by Aiden O’Brien is retires

Magical, last year's Breeders' Cup Turf runner-up, will not get the opportunity to do one better in Saturday's Filly & Mare Turf. According to Europe's Racing Post, the 4-year-old mare spiked a temperature, didn't travel to Santa Anita Park and will be retired to begin her career as a broodmare. "She has been an unbelievable […]