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Indiana Grand Veterinarian, Assistant Trainer ‘Summarily Suspended’

Veterinarian Dr. Ross Russell and assistant trainer Richard Estvanko were summarily suspended on Saturday by Indiana Horse Racing Commission stewards at Indiana Grand racetrack in Shelbyville, Ind., for an alleged incident that took place the previous day. According to separate … Continue reading


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Penn National: Jockey Misjudges Finish Line… By Seven Furlongs

Penn National: Jockey Misjudges Finish Line… By Seven Furlongs

2014-09-22

It’s fair to say rider Julio A. Hernandez won’t be adding Saturday’s 2nd race at Penn National to his highlight reel. It’s not that Hernandez chose the wrong finish line – it was the correct one — unfortunately for him, … Continue reading

Belmont Super Saturday Contenders Put in Final Breezes

Belmont Super Saturday Contenders Put in Final Breezes

2014-09-20

Next Saturday, September 27, Belmont Park will host six graded stakes worth a total of $3.4 million. A week before the big race card, several contenders for the day’s stakes put in their final preparations for their respective events. Trainer … Continue reading

Wise Dan, My Friends: The Most Interesting Horse in the World

Wise Dan, My Friends: The Most Interesting Horse in the World

2014-09-17

With Wise Dan setting his sights on a third consecutive Breeders’ Cup Mile victory and Horse of the Year title, America’s Best Racing has launched a new video series counting “the ways Wise Dan wows us with his magnificence.” Like the … Continue reading

Equilottery President Testifies Before Kentucky General Assembly Committee

Equilottery President Testifies Before Kentucky General Assembly Committee

2014-09-16

Brad Cummings, president/CEO of Equilottery, testifies about the game to the Kentucky General Assembly interim joint committee on licensing and occupation on Sept. 12. As the name implies, the game would combine lottery tickets with race results, giving players a randomly-generated … Continue reading

Woodbine Diaries: One Mile That Matters

Woodbine Diaries: One Mile That Matters

2014-09-12

In recent years, the influence of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile on the Breeders’ Cup and year-end championships is undeniable. In the last five years, winners of the Woodbine Mile have this resume: Two Horse of the Year titles, three Breeders’ … Continue reading

Celebrity Child, or KY Derby Winner? You Be the Judge

Celebrity Child, or KY Derby Winner? You Be the Judge

Comedian Billy Eichner was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday night, and Eichner challenged his host to the game of ‘Celebrity Child, or Kentucky Derby Winner?’ The game is similar to many that Eichner presents … Continue reading

Pit Crew: Prepping Horses for the Ring Takes More Than a Spit and Shine

Pit Crew: Prepping Horses for the Ring Takes More Than a Spit and Shine

2014-09-11

As sleek, pristine yearlings pass through the Keeneland auction ring this week, their glowing coats, gleaming socks, and doe-like eyes don’t stand out by accident. In addition to the rigorous grooming and/or bathing that keeps a horse show-ready in his … Continue reading

Woodbine Diaries: Innovation, Opportunity Lie Up North

Woodbine Diaries: Innovation, Opportunity Lie Up North

The challenges facing the horse racing industry have been particularly acute in Ontario in recent years. The future remains uncertain in some ways, but recent developments suggest things are looking up. Woodbine has launched an initiative in the hopes of … Continue reading



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