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The Stronach Group has always been committed to ensuring that our horse racing businesses operate with integrity and concern for the health and safety of the horses and the people who work with them. Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen and regulators must come together to do everything we can to prevent any abuse of our thoroughbred athletes. We must also work diligently to ban any individuals engaged in fraudulent or harmful activities from participating in our sport. The goal of these efforts is to achieve the highest standards with respect to the integrity of our sport and the safety of our athletes, both equine and human. The Stronach Group is supportive of all initiatives that help achieve the goal of horses competing free from the influence of medication. We therefore fully support the horse racing industry’s first ever National Uniform Medication Program. . . reforms must be adopted and implemented by all racing states no later than September 1st, 2014. Read more from Frank Stronach
Daily Racing Form's John Sparkman looks at the "biggest little horse" and the reasons for his global success as a commercial Thoroughbred sire. . . Like the great ones of human history, Northern Dancer was a product of his time, but he changed his era for the better. The Northern Dancer male line now accounts for more than 60 percent of group stakes winners in Europe and Australia. Read more
With Mr Speaker the winner of the Lexington Stakes on April 19th at Keeneland, "The Road to the Kentucky Derby." (the 34 race series that awards points to the top 4 finishers in each race) is now complete. Currently leading the way is California Chrome followed by Vicar's In Trouble and Dance With Fate. Photos and profiles of each horse on the Leaderboard can be viewed online: Click here to view the currrent Leaderboard.
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?
After our Ideas Contest winner Mike Caggiano recently 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.
After 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.