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American Pharoah shares secretly sold; racehorse owner Zayat sued for $23 million Sticky

Prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ahmed Zayat is back in legal trouble, this time involving breeding rights to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. At an emergency hearing on Wednesday, Fayette County Judge Kim Bunnell granted a motion ordering a receiver to seize control of Zayat Stables, including its horses.
 

Horses help vets, first responders heal from the effects of PTSD Sticky

Edward Gilliard still suffers the effects of the combat wounds he received in the Vietnam War: His voice is a soft whisper, and his legs ache. But it was a daunting caseload as a career social worker in Philadelphia — years spent investigating child-abuse cases, working with adjudicated delinquents, and later supporting those with AIDS — that stirred back to life the trauma he had experienced in combat.
 

Mike Smith Surpasses Jerry Bailey As All-Time Grade 1 Stakes-Winning Jockey Sticky

Mike Smith, still vanquishing Father Time at the age of 54, won four stakes races on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Three of them were Grade I's, setting a record for career Grade I successes at 217, one more than fellow Hall of Fame member Jerry Bailey.
 

Ontario Horse Racing: Auditor General Notes Lack of Transparency and Accountability Sticky

Recently the Auditor General of Ontario released its Annual Report on Ontario horse racing. The report notes that Ontario’s horse racing industry has received about $500 million in government funding over the past five years, but remains “remarkably lacking in public transparency and accountability,” Bonnie Lysyk says in her 2019 Annual Report, released today.
 

Agreement in Place to Sell California Chrome to Japan Sticky

The California Chrome Syndicate has reached an agreement with the JS Company of Japan to purchase California Chrome , subject to the Japanese government's quarantine and exportation requirements being met, Taylor Made Stallions announced Nov. 20.
 

Ways to watch the 2019 Breeders Cup Sticky

NBC Sports & TVG, Youtube & Facebook, Mobile Ap, and BreedersCup.com. Visit https://www.breederscup.com/races/watch for all the details. Breeders Cup Championship Saturday begins at 3:00 PM EDT on Saturday, November 2nd 2019.

Strong Attendance And Community Events Highlight Keeneland Fall Meet Sticky

Bolstered by strong community support and highlighted by championship-caliber racing, idyllic fall weather and special events aimed at benefiting the Central Kentucky region, Keeneland closed its 2019 Fall Meet today with significant increases in on-track attendance and record all-sources wagering.  “We remain humbled by the depth of support from our fans, our horsemen and our sponsors,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said.

Casino, horse racing reps pitch gambling to Georgia House panel Sticky

Georgia has yet to expand legal gambling beyond the lottery, but that isn’t stopping a three-day parade of representatives from the world’s gaming industry from pitching their businesses to state lawmakers.
 

Korean firm, Charmvit, invests $420 million to build horse-racing track in Hanoi Sticky

Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on October 14 granted the investment certificate for Charmvit chairman Lee Dae Bong to build a multi-functional entertainment complex - horse racing track in Tan Minh and Phu Linh commune, Soc Son district.
 
The licensing follows Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s permission to add the project into the Hanoi socio-economic development master plan by 2020, with a vision to 2030.

Australia's Vow and Declare wins the Lexus Melbourne Cup

It was an Australian win in the 159th Lexus Melbourne Cup as Vow and Declare delivered a thrilling finish to the $8 million ‘race that stops a nation’ ™ at Flemington Racecourse this week. The 4-year-old gelding held off Master of Reality and Prince of Arran to secure Flemington trainer Danny O’Brien and champion jockey Craig Williams their first wins in Australia’s greatest race.
 
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