It wasn’t hard to spot Ashley Taylor amid the many gray and bald heads gathered at the National Horseplayers Championship at Bally’s last weekend.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor at the Review-Journal and he writes a weekly horse racing column. The column is posted on Thursday's and appears in Friday's print edition. He previously covered horse racing for the San Francisco Examiner, the Thoroughbred Times and NBCSports.com. Follow @mike_brunker on Twitter
Richard Goodall and wife Sally will compete in the National Horseplayers Championship beginning Friday at Bally’s, just days after his induction into the NHC Hall of Fame.
The bill would establish uniform national standards for therapeutic medications and anti-doping testing and create an independent authority to enforce them.
The morning line favorites both are out of Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park, turning the race into a wide-open betting affair.
The haze may begin to dissipate on Saturday as a full field faces the starter in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (Grade 3) at the Fair Grounds.
Despite calls for more transparency in horse racing, an ongoing contract dispute between Churchill Downs and Nevada casinos is unfolding entirely behind closed doors.
Despite the decision to postpone the traditional opening day from Thursday to Saturday over a rainy forecast, the track will still race when the weather isn’t fair.
Will they have to rename the Pegasus World Cup after another mythical figure — Icarus, the hubris-fueled adventurer who flew too close to the sun with disastrous results?
Track’s chief veterinary officer says catastrophic injuries have declined 70 percent in racing and 65 percent in training since March.
The Hall of Fame trainer was suspended for 30 days and fined $3,500 this week by Kentucky racing authorities after two of his horses failed post-race drug tests.
A Churchill Downs contract dispute and the demise of futures betting at Wynn Las Vegas leave locals with one option: the network of sports betting outlets run by William Hill.
Racing industry heavyweights launched a major initiative to improve safety measures for horses and riders. Those pushing for a ban were not impressed.
Ferrin Peterson, 27, who is both a veterinarian and a professional jockey, wrote a letter to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein urging her not to rush to judgment.
Having already played its army-of-veterinarians and raceday-medication-limits cards, management may have to look at replacing its dirt track with a synthetic racing surface.