Off to the Races Radio features Kate Tweedy
Off to the Races Radio is set for its return to the airwaves Saturday, Mar. 18 and will feature Kate Tweedy, daughter of Secretariat’s owner, and more.
HISA, Jockeys’ Guild to support mental health
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and the Jockeys’ Guild have announced an initiative to provide riders with mental wellness support
Mandatory payout of Charles Town pick 6 Saturday
With a current carryover of more than $120,000, Charles Town’s pick 6 wager will have a mandatory payout Saturday evening.
MHBA to host “Women and Horses” panel
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association will host a panel discussing “women and horses” March 27.
Laurel to hold Champions Handicapping Tourney Mar. 25
Laurel Park will host its bi-annual Champions Handicapping Tournament March 25, with $66,000 in prize money and more on the line.
Off to the Races Radio features Xtra Heat owner Taylor
Off to the Races Radio is set for its return to the airwaves Saturday, Mar. 11 and will feature Kenneth Taylor, owner of Hall of Famer Xtra Heat, and more.
Hall of Famer Xtra Heat dies at age 24
Xtra Heat, the bargain-basement rocket ship who earned more than 400 times her $5,000 purchase price in a Hall of Fame career, has died.
Muad’dib named WV horse of the year in melancholy ceremony
Muad’dib secured his second straight WV horse of the year title at the WV Thoroughbred Breeders Association banquet made more somber by recent passings.
Charles Town mainstay John McKee passes
John McKee, a longtime West Virginia owner, breeder, and trainer who stood prominent sire Fiber Sonde, has passed away at age 85.
Off to the Races Radio features Wykoff, Moore
Off to the Races Radio is set for its return to the airwaves Saturday, Feb. 25, and will feature owner-breeder Amy Moore and journalist Scott Wykoff.
HISA medication control program outlined
A Tuesday presentation at Laurel Park outlined a HISA medication control program scheduled to launch March 27 and representing a major industry change.
Off to the Races Radio returns Saturday for ’23 season
Off to the Races Radio is set for its return to the airwaves Saturday, Feb. 18, and will feature trainers Lynn Cash and Larry Rivelli.
Laurel Park to honor late rider Avery Whisman
1/ST Racing and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will spearhead a national moment of silence Saturday, Feb. 18 in memory of late jockey Avery Whisman.
MHBA to host author Alvin Stone Feb. 27
On February 27 the Maryland Horse Breeders Association will host a talk with Alvin Stone, author of a book about and son of longtime groom Stoney Stone.
MJC imposes strict stable-area rules
Tough new stable-area rules that include sanctions for violations will help the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) avoid trouble with the state, the company says.
Six Midlantic-breds among Triple Crown noms
Among the 369 three-year-olds nominated to the Triple Crown series of races kicking off with the Kentucky Derby, six were bred in the Mid-Atlantic.
Charles Town cancels Feb. 3 card
Charles Town has canceled its Friday, Feb. 3 card, citing forecasted frigid temperatures and windy conditions.
Preakness headlines Pimlico stakes schedule
Preakness weekend at Pimlico will feature 15 stakes worth a combined total of $3.5 million, topped by the G1 Preakness and G2 Black-Eyed Susan.
HISA anti-doping rules published to Fed Register
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) anti-doping rules have been published, triggering a 14-day public comment period.
Flightline named Horse of the Year
On Eclipse Awards night, Flightline once again romped home in first, taking Horse of the Year honors as the racing industry celebrated its best.