National TV Schedule

December 20
Charles Town:
Eleanor Casey Memorial.
Delta Downs: B-Connected.
Fair Groudns: Sugar Bowl, Letellier Memorial.
Gulfstream Park: Tropical Park Derby, Tropical Park Oaks.
Los Alamitos: Los Alamitos Futurity.
Mahoning Valley: Bobbie Bricker Memorial.

Durkin Wins Eclipse

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2014) -- Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin—longtime voice of the New York Racing Association tracks, the Breeders' Cup, and the Triple Crown—will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the Thoroughbred industry.

‘Chrome Moment of the Year Finalist

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2014) – Voting is now underway via the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website,, for the 16th annual NTRA Moment of the Year. Fans can choose from among 10 of the year’s most memorable, moving and significant events in Thoroughbred racing. The winning moment will be revealed the morning of January 16 at the annual ThoroFan Awards Breakfast at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and recognized at the following evening’s 44th Annual Eclipse Awards, also at Gulfstream Park.

Barretts January Catalog Online Now

From Barretts
POMONA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2014) -- The catalog for the Barretts 2015 January Mixed Sale is now on-line and will be mailed later this week.  This auction of 335 head will be held on Monday, January 26 in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, California beginning at 11:00 a.m.   You can view the catalog now at:

House Passes Tax Depreciation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2014) -- A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed by the United States House of Representatives yesterday as part of H.R. 5771, the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014.” The bill, which extends retroactively through the end of 2014 numerous provisions which expired at the end of 2013, was passed by a vote of 378-46 and now goes to United States Senate for consideration.

Del Mar Fall Season a Success

From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2014) -- Del Mar’s first “Bing Crosby Season” was declared a smashing success by all involved following Sunday’s close to the four-week meeting which saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California’s newest season of Thoroughbred sport.

History of Derby Winners to Turf

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2014) -- Sure, the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Animal Kingdom, Big Brown, and Barbaro—but a turf race involving the three Derby winners certainly would be intriguing, as each one delivered big efforts on grass during their careers.