National TV Schedule

September 20
Belmont Park: Gallant Bloom.
Churchill Downs: Dogwood.
Charles Town: Charles Town Oaks, Pink Ribbon, Wild and Wonderful, Henry Mercer Memorial, It’s Only Money, Rachel’s Turn.
Delaware Park: Kent Stakes.
Gulfstream Park: Musical Romance.

Game On Dude Retired

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2014) -- Game On Dude, the only horse ever to win three runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), has been retired after compiling earnings of nearly $6.5 million, trainer Bob Baffert announced Sept. 18.

Study Finds Furosemide Not Necessary for Long-Term Careers

Editor’s Note: The Jockey Club believes that horses should compete only when they are free from the influence of medication. The following essay, written by Matt Iuliano, the executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, provides insights into a recent study pertaining to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) and long-term racing performance.

By Matt Iuliano, The Jockey Club
 A team of highly respected, international researchers and scientists recently found that in 98% of horses they studied there was no association between exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) determined after an endoscopic examination and long-term racing performance.

Sherman Responds to Winchell

BETHSALEM, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2014) -- Art Sherman, trainer of California Chrome, was a bit surprised to hear that Tapiture's owner, Ron Winchell, had said earlier on a national teleconference Sept. 16 he would not have chosen the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing Sept. 20 as the return race for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner.

Turf Award for Sherman

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2014) -- The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will honor Art Sherman, who saddled California Chrome and became the oldest trainer to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), racehorse partnership pioneer Cot Campbell, trailblazing broadcaster Charlsie Cantey, and Blood-Horse's online content editor Tom LaMarra at its 55th annual awards dinner on Oct. 29 in Arcadia.

Arcadia Launches Walk of Champions

From Santa Anita Publicity    
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2014)—The Arcadia Historical Society, City of Arcadia and Santa Anita Park have announced an official Grand Opening of California racing’s first-ever “Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions” on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. on First Ave. between Wheeler St. and Huntington Drive.

CHRB Meeting Advisory

CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2014) -- The monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board originally scheduled September 18 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 24, in the Finish Line Room at Los Alamitos Race Course. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast of the meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast).

Barretts October Catalog Online

From Barretts
POMONA, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2014) -- The catalog for Barretts October Yearling Sale is now on-line and will be mailed soon.  This auction of 259 yearlings will be held on Tuesday, October 7 starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, California.  

NBC to Air Breeders’ Cup Preps

ARCADIA, Calif. (Apr. 21, 2014) -- Eighteen of the major preps giving horses an automatic berth in a Breeders’ Cup race will be televised live on NBC or NBC Sports this summer and fall under a new agreement between Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and the network’s parent company, according to an announcement by both parties Monday.