Month: July 2019

Ashbrook Farm, Rusty Arnold Uncovered Gem in Budding Star Concrete Rose

There is still loyalty in racing, just as there are still horses that distinguish themselves as diamonds in the rough. Ashbrook Farm in Versailles, Ky., can attest to both. Ashbrook began a relationship with trainer George “Rusty” Arnold more than four decades ago that continues to thrive. Concrete Rose, a $61,000 purchase as a 2-year-old…

Horse-racing legislation down to the wire – Sentinel & Enterprise

BOSTON —A year after legislative inaction brought all horse racing and simulcasting to a grinding halt in Massachusetts, state lawmakers are bringing the activities to the brink once again. The House and Senate wrapped up sessions Tuesday afternoon without agreeing to a bill to extend the legal authority for horse racing and simulcasting. Without an…

Horse-racing legislation down to the wire – Lowell Sun

BOSTON —A year after legislative inaction brought all horse racing and simulcasting to a grinding halt in Massachusetts, state lawmakers are bringing the activities to the brink once again. The House and Senate wrapped up sessions Tuesday afternoon without agreeing to a bill to extend the legal authority for horse racing and simulcasting. Without an…

Racing! Del Mar revs up for third week – Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we catch up on some odds and ends. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten reaction to something like I did from the posting of the stewards’ minutes of the hearing for jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr., who showed up at…

Road to the Breeders’ Cup: Whitney Stakes a Key Classic Prep

The prep season for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is in full swing, and this Saturday, Aug. 3, one of the most prestigious races for older dirt horses in North America, the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, will bring together some of the leading contenders for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup…

Horse racing: 7-time G1 champion Deep Impact euthanized – Kyodo News Plus

Japanese racehorse Deep Impact, the winner of seven domestic Grade One titles and one of the world’s leading sires, was put down Tuesday at the age of 17, the stud farm operator said. According to the Shadai Stallion Station, Deep Impact, who was crowned Japanese Champion Sire for seven consecutive years from 2012, was euthanized…

Track Announcer Jason Beem Making the Most of New Career Opportunities

When Colonial Downs reopens Aug. 8 after a five-year hiatus, announcer Jason Beem will welcome back race fans as the voice of the track. He will also contribute to race analysis, handicapping and social media. In the past twelve months, Beem filled in as race caller at Monmouth Park and Gulfstream Park West in addition…