Charles Hayward
Congressmen Andy Barr, from Kentucky, and Paul Tonko, of New York, have introduced a bill in Congress calling for the creation of a national anti-doping agency for horseracing. It would replace the largely ineffectual network of state regulatory agencies currently managing all medication rule-making, testing and penalties for the industry. If passed, the bill (H.R. 3084, commonly referred to as...


Could Rachel Alexandra's daughter prove to be a chip off the old block?

The adage “like mother, like daughter” is one heard sparingly around a racetrack.

Half-term report: Tapit, Dubawi and Frankel take centre stage as market bodes well for the big autumn sales

The yearling sales season in North America and Europe burst into life in July with a buoyant renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale, and on not one

Pride, heartbreak and a mind-boggling electricity: the week American Pharoah came to town

Trying again: the sub-fertile G1 hero heading back to stud after more glory on the racetrack

In the end it was not to be.

Stopchargingmaria shows the way as Town and Country 'dabble' in racing

With her hands clasped together, owner Kiki Courtelis stood in the winner’s circle at Saratoga Race Course earlier this month and watched with pride as her filly Stopchargingmaria walked toward her, led by her 83-year-old

Meet the father and son team so crucial to the Todd Pletcher operation

There is a common denominator tying together the 3,800-plus career winners saddled to date by trainer Todd Pletcher. Blacksmiths Ray Amato Sr.

Why Baffert didn't need too much convincing to run Pharoah at the 'Graveyard of Favorites'

Despite his early waffling on whether to run Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the GI Travers Stakes at Saratoga, trainer Bob Baffert had to be taken at his word that the reason for his uncertainty was concern for th

The axe hovers overhead, but it's carry on regardless at British racing's funding HQ

It’s known as the “Racing Right” - the new system the British Government wants introduced to replace the sport’s main funding mechanism, the Levy, by which racing gets a cu

'Weather geek' Schera just can't stop himself buying racehorses

Owner Matt Schera recalls a time when he was a teenager and couldn’t help notice the ever-growing, towering stack of Daily Racing Forms belonging to his mother.

The inspirational architecture of the racecourse that gave the world its first grandstand

“It is reasonably believed there had always been some form of horseracing from the very earliest moment at which there were two horses and two Yorkshiremen in the county of Ridings,” reflected Robert Black, a 19th-century authority on British racing.