US RACING: Horse racing's major players form safety coalition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A group of horse racing organizations has announced the formation of a coalition to promote enhanced safety protections and work together to develop new reforms in a sport roiled by a series of equine deaths. The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition introduced Tuesday includes Churchill Downs Inc., the New York Racing Association and […]

US RACING: Money raised to install equine MRI at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A fundraising campaign to install an equine MRI at Santa Anita has been successful, and it's expected to be in place during the troubled track's winter-spring meet that begins on December 26. Karen Klawitter, CEO of the Southern California Equine Foundation, said Tuesday the machine which allows for horses to be […]

US RACING: Filly dies after workout at Del Mar, other horse euthanized

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old filly has collapsed and died after a workout at Del Mar, while another horse that was injured in a race on Nov. 10 has been euthanized, making it four horses that have died since the track's fall meet began November 8. Slewgoodtobetrue died in the barn area Sunday. […]

King Arthur enters with good first win

KINGSTON, Jamaica - After failing to make his mark in the first of two juvenile maiden special weight contests for native-bred and imported two-year-old runners with his 2/5 favourite Uncle Polly, trainer Wayne DaCosta returned for Division Two with better luck by posting the first time runner King Arthur, also a 2/5 favourite to a […]

Royal Approach – a winner through the stewards’ room

KINGSTON, Jamaica -  Two-year-old bay colt Royal Approach opened his winning account after he was awarded first place in Division One of a maiden special weight event following the disqualification of the winner, Eroy. This was on Friday, November 8, which was the first of two Diamond Mile race days. THE RACE Going over the […]

Trainer Rohan Crichton flying the Jamaican flag high

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Trainer Rohan Crichton was recently honoured for his contribution to horse racing as a trainer who plies his trade in the United States, at an awards dinner which was held on Thursday, November 7, at the AC Hotel in Kingston. Crichton on the day when he was honoured had a record of […]