American Horse Council To Roll Out Tax Handbook 2019

The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to offer the 2019 edition of the AHC Tax Handbook, informing members of the horse industry about major changes brought about by landmark tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) of 2017. This statute rewrites key provisions of the U.S. …

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Juddmonte Farms Releases 2020 Stud Fees For U.S. Roster

Juddmonte Farms announced the 2020 stud fees for the farm’s U.S.-based stallions, led by four-time Grade 1 winner Arrogate. The richest North American racehorse in history, with earnings of $17,422,600, will stand the 2020 breeding season for a fee of $50,000 stands and nurses. Arrogate’s first weanlings sold at the …

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Hong Kong: Six Licensees Arrested In Illegal Gambling Probe

Six Hong Kong Jockey Club licensees are among the 21 people arrested this week in a bust of an illegal bookmaking ring in Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post. Two unnamed assistant trainers and four stable staff are alleged to have passed insider information onto other operants …

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Paco Lopez Rides Stakes Triple To Jockey Of The Week Honors

With three stakes wins and strong weekly statistics, Paco Lopez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for Nov. 4-10, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in …

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How Overuse Injuries Happen, And How Imaging Can Help

There is no avoiding the reality that fractures sustained while training and racing is the most pressing of the challenges facing Thoroughbred racing. Veterinarians, trainers, and their support workers at Santa Anita Park have made some dramatic improvements to their system of checks and balances and have significantly reduced their …

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View From The Eighth Pole: A Sport In The Crosshairs

Oct. 27, 1990, was the most somber day I’ve spent at a racetrack. That was when the New York Racing Association hosted the Breeders’ Cup at Belmont Park for the first time on a sunny but cold afternoon. Two horses perished in the day’s first championship race when Mr. Nickerson …

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