Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hurricane Sandy Forces Racing Cancellations | BloodHorse.com

Hurricane Sandy Forces Racing Cancellations | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73963/hurricane-sandy-forces-racing-cancellations

Live racing in the Northeast has been cancelled for at least two days due to Hurricane Sandy.
Delaware Park, Parx Racing, and Suffolk Downs canceled racing for Oct. 29, while Parx also will be closed Oct. 30. The other two tracks don’t race on Tuesdays.
New Jersey simulcast outlets, including [...]

Turfway Cuts Some Stakes to Increase Purses

Turfway Cuts Some Stakes to Increase Purses http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73973/turfway-cuts-some-stakes-to-increase-purses

Photo: Pat Lang
Turfway Park which has again cut racing dates in the hope of increasing overnight purses when it reopens in late November, will offer a slimmed down stakes schedule for its holiday and winter/spring meets. 

The Kentucky track scheduled three $50,000 stakes–the Holiday Inaugural, Prairie Bayou, and Holiday Cheer–for [...]

BC participants running for racehorse adoption program

BC participants running for racehorse adoption program http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73975/bc-participants-running-for-racehorse-adoption-program

Some of horse racing’s biggest stars are stepping up to the plate to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
For the fourth consecutive year, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is working with trainers and [...]

Race-day medication banned in some Breeders’ Cup races this weekend

Another confusing puzzle piece for those still stuck in Stage 1 handicapping…
Race-day medication banned in some Breeders’ Cup races this weekend http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-breeders-cup-lasix-20121029,0,3468854.story

The Breeders’ Cup comes to Santa Anita this weekend with a controversial mandate to begin eliminating race-day medication in its thoroughbreds at a time when sports organizations worldwide are cracking down on competitors who [...]

Horse racing scratched as superstorm nears

Horse racing scratched as superstorm nears http://online.wsj.com/article/APe11b0deb93044051b1d3b6196b36ce38.html

With a fierce superstorm bearing down on the East Coast, Suffolk Downs in Boston and Yonkers Raceway in New York have called off horse racing.
Suffolk Downs scratched its card of thoroughbred racing and simulcasting for Monday. Yonkers Raceway called off live trotting and evening simulcasting for Monday and Tuesday [...]

Churchill Downs wins approval for September racing

Churchill Downs wins approval for September racing http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Churchill-Downs-wins-approval-for-September-racing-3972900.php

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs crossed the finish line a winner Tuesday in its quest for September racing, as Kentucky horse racing regulators awarded the track a third meet next year for the first time in its history.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a 2013 racing calendar [...]

Breeders’ Cup releases official race order

Breeders’ Cup releases official race order http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73805/breeders-cup-releases-official-race-order

The Breeders’ Cup has announced the final race order for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park. While all of the Friday races will remain in the same order when announced earlier this month, there were three changes made to the Saturday program.
The $1 [...]

Delaware Park Cancels Oct. 24 Live Racing

Insufficient entries? This is not a good sign!
Delaware Park Cancels Oct. 24 Live Racing http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73764/delaware-park-cancels-oct-24-live-racing

Delaware Park has cancelled live racing Oct. 24, the second time within a month the track has taken such action due to insufficient entries.
With the cancellation, Delaware Park’s schedule this week consists of Oct. 22, 25, and 27.
The races [...]

Jockey Chantal Sutherland retires from horse racing

Jockey Chantal Sutherland retires from horse racing http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2012/10/21/jockey-chantal-sutherland-retires/1648255/

9:16PM EDT October 21. 2012 - Jockey Chantal Sutherland, one of the winningest female jockeys of all time, announced her retirement from horse-racing on Sunday.
The Canadian jockey, 36, rode her final two races at Woodbine in Toronto on Sunday, and went 0-for-2. She ranks second behind Francine Villaneuve [...]

Jockey Rocco Alert after Keeneland Spill

Jockey Rocco Alert after Keeneland Spill http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73696/jockey-rocco-alert-after-keeneland-spill
Jockey Joseph Rocco, Jr. was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for observation after his mount, Thermal Cat, broke down during the first race at Keeneland Oct. 19.
“There was no loss of consciousness,” said a statement from Dr. Barry Schumer, medical director at Keeneland. “Joe was awake [...]