The Associated Press
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December 06, 2010
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 rac Read More
March 21, 2010
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
March 04, 2010
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
February 24, 2010
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 from Read More
February 21, 2010
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.
February 12, 2010
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 a Read More
February 02, 2010
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 Read More
January 30, 2010
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.Read More
December 12, 2009
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 sti Read More
December 05, 2009
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 al Read More
December 04, 2009
Kentucky's slumping horse industry appears on pace to be overtaken by poultry farming as the king of the state's agricultural sector, economists said Dec. 3. The equine sector has been battered by deep recession, and the poultry industry has grown. Read More
November 28, 2009
For years, the fabled Hialeah Park race track has sat idle — battered, broken, and left to rot.
These days, fresh paint coats the walls, pink flamingos are practicing their familiar moves and some of the luster has been Read More
November 22, 2009
Four horses that are part of Waukegan's mounted police patrol need new homes after budget troubles forced the Chicago suburb to cancel its equestrian unit.
"We will be relinquishing the patrol," Waukegan police chief Read More
November 14, 2009
Churchill Downs Inc. has agreed to buy online wagering site Youbet.com Inc. for $126.8 million.
The companies said in a statement Wednesday (Nov. 11) that they expect the percentage of wagering that's done online to grow, citin Read More
November 12, 2009
Four retired racehorses from Suffolk Downs moved into their new home on Tuesday, stepping into sawdust-covered stalls built for them by prison inmates at a 90-acre farm not far from the rocky coastline where the Pilgrims first stepped Read More
November 11, 2009
All horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup have tested negative for illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
The California Horse Racing Board said testing was completed Tuesday and all the samples came back clear from the UC Davis Read More
November 09, 2009
The much anticipated race between Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta? Well, it's on, but only on paper. Horse racing's top two ladies will duke it out among voters for Horse of the Year honors after never meeting on the Read More
November 04, 2009
Random drug tests will begin next year for horses in polo matches in the United States after the deaths of 21 elite horses in Florida that were injected with an incorrectly mixed supplement shortly before a championship match, the United Read More
October 31, 2009
The New York Racing Association barred the trainer from Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga on Friday (Oct. 30) for violating its barn rules by giving one of his horses an unknown substance and then providing conflicting information about Read More
October 28, 2009
A man has been charged with blackmail over a threat to kill 4-year-old colt Conduit before his Group One victory at Ascot.
Ten days before Conduit tries to win his second Breeders Cup Turf in a row at Santa Anita, Calif., Manchester police Read More
October 27, 2009
Federal authorities say three men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a scheme that allowed wealthy people to get tax benefits from investments in Thoroughbred horse breeding.
The U.S. attorney's office for Oregon said Monday the Read More
October 19, 2009
The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission said Monday it is investigating the death of a Texas jockey who was thrown from his horse during a Thoroughbred race at Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw over the weekend.
Racetrack general manager Blaine Read More
October 14, 2009
A horse quarantine has been lifted at the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana where two Thoroughbreds tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the disease strangles).
Racing manager Jeffrey Smith says Read More
October 14, 2009
Four Thoroughbreds have died on the Oct. 14 opening day of Wetherby's first meet of the jump season in England.
Marrel and Divex were euthanized after they were injured in the feature race, the Bobby Renton Chase. The same happened to Nut Hand Read More
October 08, 2009
Thousands of mustangs that now roam the West would be moved to preserves in the Midwest and East under a new Interior Department plan to protect wild horse herds and the rangelands that support them.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Read More