Pleasanton Training Closed for Winter

By Paulick Report
PLEASANTON, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2016) -- Some Northern California horsemen are seeking new training facilities after it was announced that the Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association would close for the winter beginning Dec. 26.

According to the Pleasanton Weekly, representatives from the fair association are set to meet Thursday with horsemen to discuss the closure and get feedback. The majority of the horses will be sent to Golden Gate Fields, which until this year had provided the funding needed to keep the fairgrounds open for year-round training.

TCA to Honor Barbara Banke

From TCA
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2016) - Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Barbara Banke with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 27th annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky.

Panels for ROAP Conference Announced

From The Jockey Club
TUCSON, Ariz. (Nov. 23, 2016) -- The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) has assembled two outstanding panels for the ROAP Conference on Officiating Horse Racing on Monday, December 5, in conjunction with the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson. The Arizona symposium is on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6-7, with a welcome reception Monday evening after the ROAP conference.

Sherman Wins Big Sport of Turfdom Award

By BloodHorse Staff
The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced Nov. 22 that Art Sherman, trainer of champion and all-time North American earnings leader California Chrome, will be honored with the 2016 Big Sport of Turfdom Award—which recognizes a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists.

NTRA Checkoff Program Update

From NTRA
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2016) -- You may be in the middle of the breeding stock sales but the winter mixed sales will be here soon.  We ask you to help support the NTRA’s federal legislative fundraising initiative, the ¼% Check-off Program, by providing support materials to your winter sale clients.  Click the links below to download an enrollment form to be completed by you or your client and a promotional flyer to be shared with your client.

NBC to Air Pegasus World Cup

By Bloodhorse.com
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2016) -- NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (gr. I). What would become the world's richest Thoroughbred race will be contested Jan. 28, 2017, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.