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Cobalt Scandal: Moody Now Awaits Decision From Stewards

The future of Peter Moody’s training career now awaits the decision of the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board, which heard final arguments in the trainer’s cobalt case Thursday. The Australian reports that if Moody is found guilty of administering cobalt, he faces a minimum three-year suspension. The case stems from the positive drug test from the horse Lindari, […]

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Teal Albertrani New Customer Service Director For West Point Thoroughbreds

West Point Thoroughbreds Inc., provider of premier Thoroughbred racing partnerships, has hired Teal Albertrani as Director of Customer Service based at WPT headquarters in Saratoga Springs, NY. In her new role, primary responsibilities include serving as racetrack liaison, handling raceday accommodations and coordinating major events such as Breeders’ Cup and Kentucky Derby for West Point […]

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‘Mad Genius’: Gambling Debts Claim Bulk Of Hollywood Producer David Milch’s Fortune

For several decades, David Milch has been a powerful force in Hollywood. Milch, a four-time Emmy-winning writer and producer was one of the creative minds behind such acclaimed television dramas as NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, and Deadwood. A longtime horse racing fan, Milch also created the short-lived HBO drama Luck, which while critically acclaimed, seemed to have nothing but bad luck […]

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Nominations Open For KY Oaks Survivors Parade

Churchill Downs Racetrack and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced that the online nomination process to select 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the 2016 Survivors Parade is open to the public. To nominate and select survivors to champion breast and ovarian health in this year’s Survivors […]

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Illinois: McCaffrey New Executive Director Of Horsemen’s Association

David McCaffrey, a horseman with extensive experience directing lobbying efforts, managing public messaging, negotiating contracts with tracks and otherwise advocating for Illinois horsemen, will serve as executive director of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. The ITHA Board of Directors voted unanimously to confirm McCaffrey. He begins work this week. “The stakes are high for Illinois […]

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Jockey’s Tip Plunges Sunday Odds On Hong Kong Horse

A “baffling price anomaly” followed the horse Imperial Concorde to the post on Sunday in Hong Kong, until it was revealed that jockeys Ryan Moore and Joao Moreira may have thrown out a tip on that horse, to be ridden by Moore, and Diego Kosta, Moreira’s mount, after a friendly soccer game. The South China […]

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Tauber Elected To American Horse Council Board Of Trustees

Chrystine Tauber, of Wellington, Florida, has been elected to the American Horse Council’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Tauber is currently the President of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). “It is an honor to serve on the Board of Trustees and contribute to the important efforts of the AHC,” said Ms. Tauber. “The USEF has […]

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Two Winning Efforts Aboard Derby Hopefuls Earn Gutierrez Jockey Of The Week Title

It’s always nice to have options and you can safely say Jockey Mario Gutierrez has those right now. The Santa Anita based rider captured two stakes in California aboard Derby hopefuls on his way to being named this week’s Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 8th – February 15th. The award is voted […]

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Ingordo Named To KY Horse Racing Commission

Bloodstock agent David Ingordo has been named to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Blood-Horse reports that Ingordo, who will be sworn in Feb. 19, was appointed by former Gov. Steve Beshear. He will replace KHRC chairman Robert Beck, who resigned after Matt Bevin was elected governor. Ingordo will take over Beck’s term, but not his role as […]

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Harry C. Meyerhoff, Owner Of Spectacular Bid, Dies At 86

Harry C. Meyerhoff, owner of 1980 Horse of the Year Spectacular Bid, died Feb. 11 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center from complications of a stroke. He was 86. Meyerhoff campaigned 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Spectacular Bid, with his then-wife, Teresa, and son, Tom. They raced the champion colt under the […]

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