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Suffolk Downs Submits Application For Six 2017 Racing Dates

Suffolk Downs submitted a request to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for six race dates in 2017, mirroring its abbreviated 2016 season, reports bloodhorse.com. The track is required to race between one and 50 days per year to retain its simulcasting rights. The dates Suffolk requested include July 8-9, Aug. 5-6, and Sept. 2-3, though up […]

NYRA Federally Sanctioned For Aqueduct Water Pollution

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announced on Sept. 30 that the New York Racing Association had settled the federal complaint that it violated the Clean Water Act, reports stltoday.com. NYRA will pay a $150,000 fine for the dumping of polluted wastewater at Aqueduct, with […]

Holy Lute Makes The Grade In Second Division Of Eddie D Stakes

Class Racing Stable’s Holy Lute won the first graded stake of his career in Friday’s second division of the G3 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita, cruising away down the hill of Santa Anita’s turf course 1 1/4 lengths in front of the competition. Under the expert piloting of Jamie Theriot, the 6-year-old son of […]

American Pharoah Halter Featured Among Many In Online Charity Auction

A halter worn by racing’s first-ever grand slam winner American Pharoah is among the largest group of worn halters ever assembled for auction. Thursday’s Child and Our Mims Retirement Haven have joined forces to benefit both foster children and retired racehorses. The online auction of memorabilia will be hosted on Starequine.com, the Lexington-based online Thoroughbred […]

Mandatory Payout: Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Up To $116,000 Saturday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 13th consecutive racing day at Gulfstream Park Friday, leaving a carryover jackpot of $116,529.84 for a scheduled mandatory payout Saturday on the final day of the Summer Meet. Saturday’s program is highlighted by the $1.6 million finals of the Florida Sire Stakes. The 13-race program, which has […]

Ambitious Brew Fires Late In First Division Of Eddie D Stakes

Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred Ambitious Brew was strong in Friday’s first division of the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes, rallying down the lane to win by two lengths. The 6-year-old son of Tizbud, ridden by Mike Smith, covered the approximately 6 1/2 furlongs of Santa Anita’s downhill turf course in 1:11.57 for trainer Martin Jones. “He […]

Jockey Russell Sidelined With Minor Hand Injury

Jockey Sheldon Russell, shaken up in a fall Sept. 24 at Laurel Park, will be sidelined indefinitely with a minor hand injury said his agent, Marty Leonard. Russell, 29, was hurt when his mount, 8-year-old Dannhauser, broke down approaching the far turn of the $60,000 Bert Allen, one of five stakes for Virgina-bred/sired horses on […]

Weekend Lineup: Super Saturday

A big weekend of graded stakes action awaits racing fans as some of the nation’s top Thoroughbreds will make their final starts before the Breeders’ Cup. A grand total of seven “Win and You’re In” stakes highlight the Saturday card across the country. Starting things off on Friday, the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes has […]

Gunpowder Farm Fully Loaded For Saturday At Churchill Downs

Tom Keithley’s Gunpowder Farm LLC doesn’t often have three runners on the same day, but Saturday will be an exception as a trio of horses – Nawlins Kitty in a first-level allowance race, Barahona in the $100,000 Jefferson Cup and Breaking Lucky in the $175,000 Lukas Classic – are set for action at Churchill Downs […]

Legislative Amendment Moving Forward To Restore Pennsylvania Breeders Awards

House Bill 2303, which went into effect in February of this year, included language which mistakenly changed how breeders’ awards in the state of Pennsylvania were awarded. As a result, breeders in the state have not gotten any awards since that date. An amendment to correct the Breeder distribution wording was agreed to and unanimously […]