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Racing Future 2015 Report to Patrons

Racing Future 2015 Report to PatronsOver the past year, Racing Future has enjoyed many successes and a few learning moments. In 2016, we are looking forward to continuing to solidify our presence while taking on an issue that we believe is critical for the sport’s survival. Our online presence continued to grow during 2015 especially in terms of our two largest social media channels, Facebook and Twitter. As the clock chimes over to the New Year, Racing Future is approaching 30,000 likes on Facebook, which also continues to draw comments from around the world. On Twitter we broke through the 4,000 follower barrier. Read more

Longines a Loyal Sponsor of International Thoroughbred Racing

Longines Watch on Kentucky Oaks DayThe connections of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah should have no trouble telling what time it is for the rest of their lives. Longines awarded commemorative watches to trainer Bob Baffert, owner Ahmed Zayat, and jockey Victor Espinoza when the colt picked up the title of the 2015 Longines World's Best Racehorse Award earlier this year in London.

Baffert Contemplating a Royal Ascot Invasion

Trainer Bob BaffertHollywood could hit Royal Ascot this summer as Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert intends to have his first runner at Flat racing's most prestigious fixture.

California-based Baffert enjoyed a fantastic 2015 thanks to the exploits of the brilliant American Pharoah, who became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to land the Triple Crown.

Stanford's 'Medicine & Horsemanship' Class Helps Doctors Connect With Patients

Since 2006, medical students at Stanford have been working with horses to develop a greater awareness of the subtleties of self-presentation and communication that are necessary for the physician-patient relationship. The class, titled “Medicine and Horsemanship,” draws on core principles of the Natural Horsemanship, a philosophy of training horses made famous by real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman.

NYRA Announces Rich Stakes Schedule for Belmont & Saratoga

New York Racing Association LogoThe Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and Stars & Stripes Day during the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park and the Whitney and Travers Stakes days at Saratoga Race Course highlight the stakes calendar unveiled by the New York Racing Association.

LA Times Reports on California Thoroughbred Breeding Program

CTBA LogoThe numbers are startling, the reality is staggering.

If California's first-class horse racing tracks are to survive, they are in large part dependent on a third-place breeding program.

Bob & Beverly Lewis: Racing's First Couple in the 1990's

Robert and Beverly LewisThoroughbred racing, like any other sport, has been home to the exploits of scamps, scallywags and scoundrels.

At the other end of the scale of human character and integrity, few people in the sport have ever been as genuinely beloved and admired as Bob and Beverly Lewis.

Their marriage was a heartwarming tale of love and devotion that lasted 58 years.

Former Panthers QB Delhomme Now a Leading Breeder

Former Carolina Panthers Quarterback Jake DelhommeThe last time the Carolina Panthers played in the NFL championship round, Jake Delhomme was their star quarterback, leading the team to its only previous Super Bowl appearance 13 years ago. As the Panthers prepare to take on the Denver Broncos in next Sunday’s Super Bowl, the former Pro Bowl quarterback is more concerned with post times than post patterns.

CTHS Issues Statement to Members Regarding Ontario Sire Program

Dear Members:
 
Many of you are by now aware of a release made by WEG regarding revisions to the 2016 Thoroughbred racing program/Ontario Sires progeny program. The CTHS Ontario had no participation in the construction of these changes and was only advised of them very recently.
 
The following is a summary of the position of the CTHS Ontario Board of Directors (CTHS).
 

Stanford's Connected Horse Project Studies Early Dementia Treatments

As a kid growing up in rural Minnesota, I spent many of my waking hours searching for a reason to be near the five horses that roamed the 40 acres behind our house. Their methodical munching and tail-swishing put me at ease and learning how to ride a 1,200-pound animal that could easily wipe me off on a fence post taught me much of what I know about courage and persistence.

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