Copyright 2019 Kentucky Thoroughbred Association & Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & BreedersAny player in the Thoroughbred business can tell you the market for high-end bloodstock has improved dramatically over the last few years. The national real estate market has been pretty hot during the same period as well, with steady economic tailwinds also helping fan the flames for the equine property market in Central Kentucky., 13 Jun 2019 10:51:00 GMT2019-06-13T10:51:00Economy, Sport Horse Farms Spur Central KY Real EstateThe Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced June 12 strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, introduced in the U.S. Senate earlier in the day by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, and Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican., 13 Jun 2019 10:51:00 GMT2019-06-13T10:51:00U.S. Senate Files Version of Horseracing Integrity ActThree organizations dedicated to the improvement of horse health announced June 13 a call for research proposals to investigate bisphosphonate administration in racehorses and in young racing prospects intended for sale at public auction., 13 Jun 2019 10:50:00 GMT2019-06-13T10:50:00Industry Organizations Call for Bisphosphonate ResearchThe National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced June 12 it supports passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports Act (HR 961) that would prevent the horse slaughter industry from reestablishing operations in the United States and prohibit the export of American horses abroad for slaughter., 12 Jun 2019 10:52:00 GMT2019-06-12T10:52:00NTRA Supports Bill Ending Horse Transport for SlaughterThe City of Baltimore has withdrawn a lawsuit filed earlier this year against The Stronach Group (TSG), owners of Pimlico, which had asked a judge to block any attempts on the company’s part to move the GI Preakness S. to Laurel. The suit, filed in March, also requested that the court grant ownership of the track to the city through the process of condemning Pimlico., 12 Jun 2019 10:46:00 GMT2019-06-12T10:46:00Stronach Group, City of Baltimore Reach Cease Fire On Battle Over PreaknessCalifornia horse racing regulators said Wednesday they will require all horses to undergo independent reviews before they’re allowed to race at the famed Santa Anita Park, where 29 horses have died or have been put to death since Christmas. There were 26 equine deaths at the famed track in the 2017-18 season, and there are still two more weekends of racing to go this year. Santa Anita suspended racing for nearly a month in March to examine the racing surface., 12 Jun 2019 10:41:00 GMT2019-06-12T10:41:00Santa Anita Starts Independent Reviews of All Horses After Deaths Rise to 29The owners of the state’s largest race track are weighing whether to sue to block a new law about who is entitled to get televised signals for out-of-state races. Vince Francia, general manager of Turf Paradise, tells Capitol Media Services the law signed last week by Gov. Doug Ducey endangers its ability to continue to get signals from several tracks. That’s because the company that provide the signals, Monarch Content Management, has said it will withdraw from the Arizona market if it must comply with a new state law requiring it to also share those signals with all the off-track betting sites operated by Arizona Downs., 11 Jun 2019 10:07:00 GMT2019-06-11T10:07:00New horse racing law could lead to lawsuitClaiming Gary and Mary West have no legal claim and only want a court to overturn a stewards' judgment call that disqualified their horse Maximum Security from a win in the Kentucky Derby Presented Woodford Reserve (G1), the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has filed a motion to dismiss the complaint that was filed in federal court., 10 Jun 2019 10:52:00 GMT2019-06-10T10:52:00KHRC Asks Federal Court to Dismiss Wests' LawsuitThe Stronach Group, the Thoroughbred Owners of California and California Thoroughbred Trainers have released a joint statement in the wake of the request from the California Horse Racing Board that Santa Anita suspend the final seven days of the meet., 10 Jun 2019 10:49:00 GMT2019-06-10T10:49:00Stronach Group, TOC, CTT Release Joint StatementIn a relatively small sample size of 22 races run with “enhanced” purse-to-claiming price ratios greater than 2 to 1 this year, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) has experienced an above-norm scratch rate of 11%. But Scott Palmer, VMD, the equine medical director for the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC), told commissioners at Monday’s monthly meeting that the higher scratch rate for those types of races is evidence that newly enhanced veterinary scrutiny policies designed to screen out at-risk horses have “successfully mitigated” the dangers associated with running horses for purses that are more than double the value of claiming prices., 10 Jun 2019 10:47:00 GMT2019-06-10T10:47:00NY Medical Director: Higher Scratch Rate Evidence Safety Protocols WorkFasig-Tipton has cataloged 364 selected yearlings for The July Sale, to be held Tuesday, July 9, at the company's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky., representing a slight increase over the 349 head entered last year. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. EDT., 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-06-10T00:00:00Fasig-Tipton's The July Sale Catalog OnlineChurchill Downs Inc. is accepting applications for a companywide equine medical director, a newly created position that will oversee the safety and care of horses at all CDI tracks. Plans to add the position were announced in April as part of CDI's sweeping plans to improve safety protocol and procedures at its tracks. Besides its flagship Churchill Downs, CDI also owns and operates Thoroughbred tracks Arlington International Racecourse, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, and Presque Isle Downs., 09 Jun 2019 10:54:00 GMT2019-06-09T10:54:00Churchill Downs Inc. Seeks Equine Medical DirectorThe California Horse Racing Board has requested that Santa Anita suspend the final seven days of its current meet, but officials of the track have said they will not do so., 09 Jun 2019 10:49:00 GMT2019-06-09T10:49:00Santa Anita Denies CHRB Request to CloseMaryland is raising its performance requirements for horses stabled or entered at Laurel and Pimlico, which officials there hope will result in a better racing product and improved equine welfare. A note appearing on overnights last month informed horsemen any horse which has not finished first through fourth in its last eight starts would no longer be allowed on racetrack grounds, and entries from such horses would no longer be accepted., 09 Jun 2019 10:42:00 GMT2019-06-09T10:42:00Maryland Seeks To Improve Quality, Safety With Stricter Performance RequirementsA blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card June 8 at Belmont Park, highlighted by Sir Winston's victory in the 151st running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), generated all-sources handle of $102,163,280, a NYRA record for a non-Triple Crown year. The 2019 all-sources handle figure is an increase of 9.1% over 2017, the most recent year without a Triple Crown on the line, and an increase of 2.8% over the previous record for a non-Triple Crown year set in 2016., 08 Jun 2019 10:55:00 GMT2019-06-08T10:55:00NYRA Reports Record Handle for Non-Triple Crown BelmontThe Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission May 28 approved a $390,000 expenditure for a new laboratory information management system for the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center., 07 Jun 2019 10:44:00 GMT2019-06-07T10:44:00PHRC Approves Funds for Toxicology Lab Upgrade, 16 Oct 2012 09:39:58 GMTen-us