With a case of equine herpesvirus at Belmont Park, the Maryland Jockey Club will forbid shippers from there until further notice.
James A. Lages, a steward for the last two years in Delaware, has been named chief state steward by the state’s Thoroughbred Racing Commission.
The finalists in various Maryland-bred categories, as well as top trainer, jockey, and owner, were announced January 17, with awards given Feb. 12.
Delaware Park will race 81 days in 2018, with the meet opening May 30 and extending to October 20.
Applications from trainers for the Thoroughbred Makeover rose 38 percent for the 2018 edition, to 812 for the project for retired racehorses.
EquiLottery, a lottery game using horse racing results, is trying for the second straight year to get legislative approval to operate in West Virginia.
Even though live racing is still almost five months away, folks at Delaware Park are already hard at work in preparation for the 2018 meet.
Those who responded to the disasters that struck Puerto Rico’s Camarero track and San Luis Rey (Cal.) training center will receive special Eclipse Awards
Carl Kloentrup, a veteran of decades in the racing industry, is the new track superintendent at Delaware Park.
Charles Town Races will not run Thursday, January 11, the track announced, as a result of the effect of the freeze-thaw cycle on the racing strip.
Claiming activity in the mid-Atlantic region rose 6 percent in 2017, with the value of those claims topping $24 million, according to our Claimbox report.
For the first time in nearly a decade, handle at the Maryland Jockey Club topped $600 million in 2017, an increase of about 12 percent from last year.
The Media Eclipse Awards have been announced, naming winners in the writing and photography categories.
Monmouth Park folks are hopeful that sports betting will save the grand track — but some trainers say they can’t wait and are moving their operations.
The second annual Equestricon will take place October 29-30 in Louisville, leading into the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs the following weekend.
After what was in some ways a difficult 2017, some Pennsylvania horsemen are calling for lower takeout, tougher drug rules, and more advertising in 2018.
With high temperatures again expected in the teens, Laurel Park has canceled its scheduled January 6 card, with some races to be brought back as extras for the following Friday.
NBC Sports scored a pair of Eclipse awards for its coverage of the Kentucky Derby, and the Daily Racing Form nabbed one in the audio-multi media category.
Among the contenders for NTRA moment of the year are Cloud Computing’s Preakness win and the passing of Ben’s Cat.