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Investec Derby winner Ruler of The World retired to stud

Ruler of The World retired to studLast year’s Investec Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore for 2015. “Ruler Of The World has a recurrence of the muscle injury in his hind quarters that he suffered earlier in the summer and although it’s not critical, we have advised that he be retired to stud,” said Ballydoyle vet John Halley. Read more

Horse Racing Fairytale: Lady Cecil and Noble Mission

Noble Mission provides fairytale end to season for Lady CecilSome things are written in the stars, and as Noble Mission, trained by the late Sir Henry Cecil’s wife, Lady Cecil, battled all the way to claim the Champion Stakes at Ascot by a neck you can’t help but feel this was one of those moments. Emulating his more famous full brother, Frankel, by winning this race, Noble Mission has cemented his place in history after an epic battle with the Roger Charlton-trained Al Kazeem, who was the most courageous of runners-up after returning from stud half way through the flat season. Read more

Equine therapy helps veterans with long-term disabilities

Equine therapy helps veterans with long-term disabilitiesAs more veterans cope with long-term disabilities such as post-traumatic stress disorder, public awareness about the problems and therapies to treat them has increased. Veterans programs such as the one at BINA Farm have surfaced in Massachusetts and elsewhere in recent years, following a long-held recognition that working with horses has therapeutic benefits for people with special needs. Read more

Owning a Melbourne Cup winner: "It's life changing"

Horse Racing Melbourne Cup 2013 winner Fiorente with jockey Damien OliverIn 2013, Fiorente, owned by John Bongiorno and Ross Herron and trained by Gai Waterhouse won Australia's famed Melbourne Cup. Read what it's like to own a Cup winner and what motivates and inspires owners such as Bongiorno and Herron who have another Cup hopeful this year in The Offer

Horse Racing: Re-Building the Sport from the Ground Up

OroluceAfter our outside panel of experts decided on the winning entry for our Ideas Contest, I was happy to bring Mike Caggiano in as part owner of our filly Oroluce. Prior to winning the contest I didn't know Mike who owns a small business and resides in Florida. He had also never been a Thoroughbred owner. Click here to read Mike's story as a first-time Thoroughbred owner.

Racehorse names: What's in a horse's name?

Race horse naming

New foal photo postings signal that we are into another naming season. While Thoroughbred birthdays are easy because January 1st is the standard birthday for all racehorses born in the Northern Hemisphere, coming up with a meaningful name for each foal can prove challenging. If you're new to horse racing you may think a name is a name but . . .is it? What's in horse's a name?

Racing Future Ideas Contest

Racing Future Ideas ContestAfter our Ideas Contest winner Mike Caggiano shared his exciting experience as an owner, we re-visited some of the many great ideas that were submitted during our contest. Our challenge, as we saw it in 2010, was to find new ways to help our sport have a future. Hundreds of people showed creativity and took time to submit their ideas, well-known supporters of our sport helped to promote the contest online, and we published a summary of results in August 2010. These ideas, submitted by some of the best minds in horse racing, are as relevant now as they were then. Read the Racing Future Summary Report.