Month: February 2019

Equine flu shuts down British horse racing – The Washington Post

Horse racing in Britain has been canceled until Wednesday at the earliest over an outbreak of equine flu. (Joe Giddens/PA/Associated Press) February 7 at 3:40 PM British horse racing officials have canceled all of the country’s races until at least next week because of an outbreak of equine influenza. Three race horses tested positive for…

Haskin’s Derby Dozen for Feb. 6

Award-winning BloodHorse senior correspondent Steve Haskin unveils his inaugural Derby Dozen this week with a look at his leading contenders for the 145thKentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 4. Feb. 2 featured three prep races offering qualifying Kentucky Derby points, and the schedule continues on Feb. 8 with the Sam F. Davis Stakes at…

Derby Trail: Three Heating Up, Three Cooling Down for Feb. 6

This feature provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Triple Crown trail and three horses whose chances for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve are not quite as strong as they were last week. For the inaugural 2019 edition of this column, this week the main focus is…

Fonner Park seeks to add historic horse racing – Grand Island Independent

According to Nebraska thoroughbred racing officials, the sport has been in decline for more than two decades. The reasons are many. Growing competition from gaming covers a wide spectrum. Those seeking to indulge in games of chance can visit large casinos in neighboring states, hop an easy, affordable flight to Vegas, or simply place bets…