Stoneham, ‘Mr. French Racing’, dies at 79

Desmond Stoneham, the eyes and ears of French racing for British and Irish fans for over 40 years, has died at the age of 79. Stoneham began writing from Paris for The Sporting Life in 1977 and subsequently covered all aspects of the French scene for Racing Post and Irish Field, earning the trust of … Read more

Kentucky Racing on the rise with purses, revamps

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund Advisory Committee met April 5 with recommendations to increase purse funds for Kentucky breds who compete in the state. churchill hills Chief Financial Officer Henry Snyder requested a review of the KTDF distribution between $9.5 million and $10.5 million, which all members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved to … Read more

Turf blankets give NYRA a head start on turf racing

When grass racing makes its debut in 2022 at Hippodrome Aqueduct on April 7, provided Mother Nature cooperates, it will draw rapturous applause from New York fans eager to once again see lush green fields and competitive racing with big fields and great betting opportunities. For the most part, that applause should go to the … Read more