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Go beyond the classroom with UC Davis Extension's Summer Horsepacking Adventures -- April 18, 2017
This summer, join UC Davis Extension on two exciting outdoor adventures that take participants into the California wilderness on horseback. Mustangs: A Living Legacy Track wild mustangs in...
Richest running of El Primero Del Ano Derby since 2011 set for Sunday -- April 1, 2017
The richest running of the El Primero Del Ano Derby since 2011 will headline the Sunday night, April 2, action at Los Alamitos. Ten sophomores will compete in the Grade 3, $224,100 El Primero final...
Sweet Aguila, Jess Mas head La Primera Del Ano Derby on Saturday -- March 31, 2017
Connie Hall, Donna McArthur, Kelly Long, and Janet VanBebber are some of the great women Quarter Horse trainers with major stakes wins at Los Alamitos to their names. Yanet Rodriguez and Elena Andrade...
McCraken remains in first, NTRA Top 3YO Poll -- March 27, 2017
One major race took place this past weekend for the three-year-old division with the running of the Sunland Derby (G3). Steve Asmussen trainee Hence won by 3¾ lengths and earned 50 qualifying points o...
Appaloosa Horse Club Video Contest deadline nears -- March 14, 2017
This competition is dedicated to the lifestyle of owning Appaloosa horses and the diversity of the Appaloosa horse. Get an entry form at http://www.appaloosa.com/VideoContest.htm Theme: Your life w...
That Rico is top qualifier to richest El Primero Del Ano Derby since 2011 -- March 13, 2017
Paul Jones and Thompson Racing, Inc’s That Rico bumped leaving the gate of trial race to the $224,100 El Primero Del Ano Derby, but still came away with the fastest qualifying time to the richest runn...
Trippys Royal Jess leads trials to La Primera Del Ano Derby final -- March 13, 2017
Owned and bred by Abigail Kawananakoa, Trippys Royal Jess put it all together in her 400-yard trial on March 11, as she held off Veronica Gail Worth’s late flying longshot Red And Ready to post the fa...
Grade 1 stakes-placed Katella Deli heads El Primero trials on Sunday night -- March 10, 2017
Paul Blanchard and Dutch Masters III’s Katella Deli, which posted a strong third place finish in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity last year, will look to qualify to a major stakes race for the fo...
Staggering Stride heads La Primera Del Ano trials on Saturday at Los Alamitos -- March 9, 2017
Abigail Kawananakoa’s Staggering Stride, who finished in the top four when facing open competition in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby final in her last start, will now headline a group of 28 fil...
An equine Bo Jackson -- March 9, 2017
Thoroughbred racehorse Geno’s Bambino has begun training for a new sport while in the middle of a relatively long racing career. Because of the one-dimensional focus on speed and the year-round nature...
McCraken holds onto first place in NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll -- March 6, 2017
This past weekend of prep races for the “Road to the Kentucky Derby ”jostled the top-ten rankings with races cross crossing the east, west, and southern coasts in week #6 of the National Thoroughbred ...
McCraken holds onto first place in NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, garnering all 40 first-place votes -- February 22, 2017
The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” ‘prep’ series races concluded on Monday, February 20, with the running of the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Won by One Liner for trainer Todd Pletcher and ...
Nominations close March 1 for Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame -- February 20, 2017
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame reminds the horse racing community the deadline to nominate horses or people for the Class of 2017 is March 1. Nominations of those who have made a significant c...
All Kinds Of Kind, Stolin Diamond, Indie Anna head Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes final on Sunday night -- February 17, 2017
Led by Double Bar S Ranch’s homebred filly All Kinds Of Kind, a field of nine sophomores are scheduled to compete in the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes on Sunday night, February 19, at Los Alamit...
Turf Paradise Derby, Oaks featured Saturday -- February 17, 2017
Story by Turf Paradise Three-year-olds, looking to polish their resumes, will be featured in the $50,000 Turf Paradise Derby and $30,000 Arizona Oaks on Saturday, February 18, at Turf Paradi...
Los Alamitos cancels Friday’s racing program because of forecast life-threatening rain, Los Alamitos Winter Championship moved to Sunday night -- February 16, 2017
Los Alamitos Race Course has cancelled its eight-race evening program scheduled for Friday, February 17, because of a heavy storm that is predicted to hit Southern California beginning late Thursday n...
Road to Champion of Champions kicks off with Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Friday night -- February 13, 2017
Update: The Los Alamitos Winter Championship has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 19. Go to http://www.theracingjournal.com/news/news-2420.html for the full story....
Bannister, Jess Hawk, One Proud Eagle head Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday night -- February 10, 2017
Headed by stakes winners One Proud Eagle, Bannister, and Jess Hawk, nine talented sophomores with a combined record of 33 wins in 78 career starts face off in the Grade 1, $224,900 Los Alamitos Winter...
Phoenix Gold Cup highlights three stakes on Turf Paradise’s Super Saturday card -- February 9, 2017
Story by Turf Paradise The $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup highlights a trio of stakes on Saturday, February 11, on what is billed as Super Saturday at Turf Paradise. In addition to the Gold Cup...
Media Eclipse Awards–2016 links -- February 8, 2017
Here are quick links to major Eclipse Media Award winners reported in the February 2016 issue of TRJ—The Racing Journal. Audio/Multi-Media and Internet “Time Bandits,” p...
Triple Crown trail heats up at GP, SA, Aqu -- February 3, 2017
The Triple Crown trail heats up this weekend at tracks across the country. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, Classic Empire, is set to make his 3YO debut Saturday in Gulfstream’s Grade 2I Holy Bull St...
All Kinds Of Kind, Indie Anna shine in Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes trials -- January 30, 2017
Owned and bred by Double Bar S Ranch, All Kinds Of Kind scored her second victory in a row while posting the fastest qualifying time to the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes in the fifth and final t...
Ray Arsenault leads NHC after Day 2 -- January 29, 2017
Ray Arsenault of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, sussed out four double-digit winners on NHC Day 2, Saturday, January 28— including a $100 winner in Gulfstream Park’s fourth (worth the maximum $64 f...
Pat Nufrio leads NHC after Day 1 -- January 28, 2017
Pat Nufrio, of Belleville, N.J., leads the 18th Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas with a $188.70 mythical bankroll after Day 1 o...
BH Lisas Boy and Ima Fearless Hero top Los Alamitos Winter Championship trials -- January 28, 2017
Making his first start since late October, Bill Hoburg’s BH Lisas Boy looked razor sharp when posting a big daylight win in the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 1 $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Cham...
39 to race in Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes trials on Sunday -- January 27, 2017
Santos Montemayor’s PCQHRA Breeders Futurity finalist Better Check Him and two-time Arizona stakes runner-up Frozen Icon are among the 39 sophomores scheduled to compete in the trials to the $106,750 ...
California Chrome headlines $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational—the world’s richest horse race—live this Saturday, January 28, on NBC -- January 26, 2017
Host Mike Tirico to be joined by Jerry Bailey, Randy Moss, Eddie Olczyk, Laffit Pincay III, and Donna Brothers California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2014 an...
KC Carden could use your greetings, support -- January 25, 2017
KC Carden is going to need a lot of positivity for the fight he's in. KC Carden, a champion trainer who has recently made his home in Wyoming as a stallion manager, is currently undergoing intensi...
Do you have Colorado's Most Wanted Thoroughbred? -- January 16, 2017
Retired Racehorse Project is seeking four horses and two alternates to participate in a competition on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the main arena during the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo at The National W...
Off again . . . -- January 14, 2017
Portland Meadows officials and Oregon horsemen have again cancelled racing, axing Sunday, January 15, and Tuesday, January 17, from the schedule. Horse Racing is still on for Monday, January 23, an...
He Is The Risingstar goes after fourth stakes wins at 550 yards on Sunday night -- January 12, 2017
Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches' He Is The Risingstar—the owner of the two fastest 550-yard times of the 2016 racing season at Los Alamitos—looks to earn his fourth stakes victory at this distan...
Portland Meadows extends racing season again -- January 9, 2017
Portland Meadows officials and Oregon horsemen met again on Monday afternoon, following the cancellation of Monday's race card, to discuss the Tuesday, January 10, race card. Cancelling the Tuesday ca...
Severe winter weather forces cancellation of Monday card at Portland Meadows -- January 9, 2017
In what was expected to be the first day of an extended race meet at Portland Meadows, a major winter weather system brought freezing rain, snow, and ice over the weekend which led to the cancellation...
Portland Meadows extends racing season -- December 31, 2016
. . . also proactively cancels two days for frigid weather. Portland Meadows General Manager KarstenHennze, Racing Secretary Jerry Kohls, and Oregon HBPA Executive Director Randy Evers met ...
Three Thoroughbred, two Quarter Horse stakes featured on New Year’s Eve program -- December 30, 2016
The New Year’s Eve’s racing program on Saturday, December 31, sends 2016 out with a bang as three Thoroughbred and two Quarter Horse stakes are featured at Turf Paradise. The early Daily Double fea...
Don’t forget to vote for the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year -- December 30, 2016
2016 NTRA Moment of the Year fan voting opened last week, closes January 4 Thoroughbred racing fans once again have an opportunity to have their voices heard at the Eclipse Awards by voting ...
A time for giving: Assist backside workers and their kids -- December 29, 2016
The Backstretch Clubhouse Learning Center, located in the stable area at Emerald Downs, has provided low cost, high quality childcare for the families of the horse racing and neighboring communities s...
Jill Byrne to host THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA stallion season auction & celebration -- December 26, 2016
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that Jill Byrne, director of programming and broadcasting at Churchill Downs will host the 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction ...
OREGON CHAMPIONSHIP DAY POSTPONED -- December 18, 2016
Portland Meadows has issued a Special Notice about Oregon Championship Day, originally scheduled for Sunday, December 18. The notice appears below: SPECIAL NOTICE: DUE TO RECENT WINT...
Oregon Championship Day at Portland Meadows -- December 17, 2016
When the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association contacted Oregon Governor Kate Brown about the economic importance of horse racing in the State, Governor Brown proclaimed this Sunday, Dec...