Once there was a genial fellow who fell under the spell of a radical and extreme group of people who believed that their cause should be his. He never thought much about it before they came to his doorstep, but they were so persuasive.
Melbourne Cup winning trainer Joseph O’Brien now has his eyes on another major global prize as he prepares to run both Downdraft and Twilight Payment in the US $2,500,000 Longines Turf Handicap at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack on Saturday.
Champion 2-year-old filly British Idiom, winner of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I), tops the roster of 116 early nominations to the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), North America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies that will be staged at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 1.
Churchill Downs Incorporated Partners with Scientific Games and Ainsworth on Advanced Historical Racing Machines
Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) today announced a partnership with Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games”) and Ainsworth Game Technology (“Ainsworth”) to introduce a newly developed historical racing machine (“HRM”).
The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, featured presentations from representatives of four racing jurisdictions on their advancements in aftercare practices as well as discussions pertaining to the importance of developing effective aftercare programs.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has welcomed the publication of an industry-wide horse welfare strategy, A Life Well Lived, as a pivotal moment, which will see the industry and regulator working together in a new way to address the sport’s biggest challenges.