The Jockeys’ Guild today decried a New Jersey court decision allowing the state’s tough riding crop regulation to go into effect.
The third “Truth to Power” virtual panel, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the Thoroughbred industry, is set for April 21 at 5:00 pm.
With problems with the racing surface ongoing, Laurel Park will not race its scheduled cards this weekend, and racing will shift to Pimlico April 22.
Laurel Park will not permit workouts “until further notice” as the Maryland Jockey Club assesses “cushion replacement options,” the company said.
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has announced August 1 for the date of the annual MHBA Yearling Show.
A new study from the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) shows that the horse racing industry has an economic impact of more than $500 million in Virginia.
With Maryland facilities slated to emerge from quarantine by April 18, Laurel Park will not run April 15 or 16 but will add April 19 to its racing calendar.
Charles Town Races will not host live racing during the week of April 18 to allow for track maintenance to take place, the track announced.
The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), virtual this year because of the pandemic, will kick off April 6.
With a lack of entries the culprit, Charles Town Races has canceled its Saturday evening card April 3.
Mirroring a national trend, the rate of equine fatality in the Mid-Atlantic dropped in 2020 to its lowest level in the dozen years that records have been kept.
The MATCH Series of races will return in truncated form for 2021, with the series comprising 24 stakes contested in Maryland and in Virginia.
With Maryland racing paused by EHV-1, Laurel Park has decided to push back its mid-month stakes from April 17 to April 24.
The Virginia Thoroughbred Association has announced two changes to its popular Virginia-certified program incentivizing stabling young horses in Virginia.
Data from the Equine Injury Database released by The Jockey Club shows that the frequency of equine fatality in racing declined in 2020 to its lowest recorded level.
Laurel Park, which earlier had canceled its March 26-28 racing, announced Friday it would not race April 1-3 either as a result of the EHV-1 outbreak.
With another case of equine herpesvirus, this one at Pimlico, the Maryland Jockey Club has canceled its three days of weekend racing March 26-28.
With longtime Parx Racing track announcer Keith Jones having retired in December, Parx has announced Chris Griffin as the new announcer.
West Virginia’s Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs will hold a virtual Women in Racing panel Thursday, March 25.