Zenyatta bid a final farewell to her legions of fans Dec. 5 at Hollywood Park, pricking her cotton-stuffed ears at the gaggle of cameras one more time before heading into retirement. The superstar mare who won 19 of her 20 career races and more than $7.3 million patiently walked around the paddock before taking to the track for a last stroll. Fans cheered and snapped photos as ZenRead More
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Two races on Gulfstream Park’s racing card have been canceled because of a temporary quarantine of horses at nearby Calder Race Course.
The first and sixth races on Sunday were removed from the program.Read More
Morrisville State College instead of Cornell University will soon be testing race horses for unauthorized drugs.
New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman John Sabini said the drug testing program would be a perfect fit for the college.Read More
The 177 horses seized in a raid of an upstate New York farm last year were malnourished, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the start of the trial of the farm’s owner, prominent Thoroughbred breeder and owner Ernie Paragallo, who was banned fromRead More
More than 130 demonstrators showed up at the Nevada Capitol to protest wild-horse roundups.
The critics were calling attention on Saturday to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s handling of the recent Reno-area roundup.Read More
The owner of Oaklawn Park in Arkansas said the race is back on between Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta.
Charles Cella said the owners of both champions agreed Feb. 11 to run their horses in the Apple Blossom Invitational Handicap on aRead More
An exercise rider and backstretch worker died Feb. 1 after a horse fell on top of him while exercising at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Shields, 60, died after one of the horses got spooked and fell over, fatally injuring him.
Spokeswoman Vida Morgan said Shields was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he wasRead More
Wild-horse advocates have criticized federal land managers after the deaths of 26 mustangs so far in a government roundup on the range north of Reno, Nev., up from nine deaths a week ago.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday Jan. 29 reported four more deaths stemming from its roundup in the Calico Mountain Complex.Read More
Authorities now say two miniature horses have died in a fire that consumed a southwestern Ohio raceway barn last weekend, bringing to 45 the number of horses killed along with two men.
The blaze early Dec. 5 at Lebanon Raceway is still under investigation. Authorities have ruled out arson, but they said Tuesday it could be weeks before they complete their investigation into the caRead More
A Dec. 5 fire has ripped through a barn at a county fairgrounds in southwest Ohio, killing two people and about 60 horses.
The fire was reported about 5 a.m. Capt. Krista Wyatt of the Lebanon Fire Department said the barn roof had already collapsed by the time firefighters arrived at the Warren County Fairgrounds, about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati.
The victims’Read More