Syndication: Coping with a changing market for seasons and shares
The days of 40-share syndicates aren’t over, but stallion syndication today has a new look, courtesy of innovations like the popular “Share the Upside” program that allow breeders to acquire lifetime breeding rights by committing mares to a stallion, instead of through purchasing shares.
2013 Year in Review
Only a few days remain until 2013 fades to black as we ring in 2014. It seems as if this year just began, but behind us are nearly 365 days of 2013. Much history was in racing this year, by both equine and human personalities. From a seemingly old-school Triple Crown to a Breeders’ Cup that flaunted many repeat winners, 2013 was abounding with terrific moments.
Horse of the Year
When Wise Dan was second in his only start not on grass this season, repeating his 2012 Horse of the Year title appeared headed the same way as his nine-race victory streak: Gone.
When training horses is the family legacy
Theirs is a shared heritage, rife with similarities that resonate through much of the racing world. In the cases of the five people profiled here, their common bond is a father who has been a winner – a big winner – during years and years of success, men whose considerable influence permeates not just their racing operation but their family lineage as well.
May 3rd, 2014 − Churchill Downs Road to the Kentucky Derby
Road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Calender of Races beginning 9/7/13 to 4/19/14.
The Genetic Basis of Speed in Racehorses
Researchers in Ireland have developed a genetic test to help determine which type of racing a horse is more likely to succeed in.
Racing Calendar: Racing Meets
2013-2014 Thoroughbred Horse Racing Calender/Stakes/Meets
Hollywood Park: What a run it had!
Once there was a very special racetrack, a bold, proud, brassy sporting palace of lakes, flowers, and an exotic species known as the goose girl, conjured up by movie moguls, frequented by celebrities, beloved by the masses. It was the place to see or be seen, whether you were a celebrity, a political figure, an industry titan, horse owner, or racing fan.
Castellano Sets North American Earnings Mark
Friday the 13th proved memorable, in a good way, for jockey Javier Castellano.
With a victory in the third race at Gulfstream Park Friday, Dec. 13, Castellano established a new North American single-season purse earnings record for riders.
NYRA Budget for 2014 Calls for Hike in Fees
The New York Racing Association is finalizing a "fresh look" budget for 2014 that will hike fees imposed on simulcast partners and raise prices for racetrack admission and parking while cutting a number of expenses, including money saved by ending training at Aqueduct Racetrack during non-racing periods at the facility.