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Calumet Farm Sponsoring Kentucky Downs Juvenile

Historic Calumet Farm, established in 1924 in Lexington, KY, has signed on to be title sponsor of Kentucky Downs’ premier stakes event for 2-year-olds. The $300,000 Calumet Farm Juvenile, formerly the Kentucky Downs Juvenile, will be contested on opening day, … Continue reading

Travers Upset Earns Castellano Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Javier Castellano took advantage of a contested to pace to knock off the Triple Crown champ in Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes. That well timed ride helped him capture the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week honors. This week’s … Continue reading

La Verdad Tests Positive For Clenbuterol After Honorable Miss

The New York stewards have advised trainer Linda Rice that her filly, La Verdad, has tested positive for clenbuterol following the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Stakes, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. Rice told reporter David Grening … Continue reading

California Trainers Pledge $150k To Race-Day Surveillance

The leadership of California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT) has voted unanimously to pledge $150,000 from its reserves to initiate and assist in leading a comprehensive race‐day camera surveillance and security program in stable areas at Thoroughbred tracks in California. The decision was … Continue reading

No Sobriety Tests Here: Report Examines Drunken Racing In Guatemala

Far from the world of a breathalyzer in the jocks’ room, the website Atlas Obscura reported on the practice of drunken horse racing in the country of Guatemala on Monday. The practice is engrained into the culture in the high … Continue reading

HSUS Releases Undercover Video In Time For National Celebration Horse Show

The Humane Society of the United States recently completed an undercover investigation of ThorSport Farm in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where it alleges that trainers were using caustic chemicals on the legs of Tennessee Walking Horses in an effort to get them to step higher. … Continue reading

Indiana Commission Reports 60-Day Cobalt Results ‘Absolutely Pristine’

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reports no violations of its cobalt regulation midway through the 120 day race meet at Indiana Grand.  After 60 days of racing (through July 31, 2015), all of the 221 samples tested were beneath the … Continue reading

New York Stewards Sock Espinoza With ‘Monster’ Fine

As if losing the $1.6-million Travers weren’t bad enough, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, has been fined a whopping $15,000 for violating New York State Gaming Commission rules and wearing promotional material on his boots and pants … Continue reading

Inspect That Burger Closely: University Finds Horse Meat In Specialty Meat Products

The 2013 horse meat scandal that rocked Europe is still sending tremors through food markets there, and a recent study from Chapman University suggests that Americans are not entirely safe from mislabeling on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, either. … Continue reading

Fasig-Tipton Catalogues 375 Yearlings For Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic division has catalogued 375 yearlings for its 2015 Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale to be held in Timonium, Md., on Tuesday, Oct. 6.  The continuous, single session will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Timonium Fairgrounds. “This Midlantic Yearling … Continue reading

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