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Jim Penney
‘He Was More Than A Trainer’: Washington Icon Jim Penney Passes

Jim Penney, a charter member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame who saddled a record five Longacres Mile winners, died Tuesday at his home in Edgewood. Penney, who ranked at or near the top of every major training category at Emerald Downs, Longacres and Yakima Meadows, was 82 years old. According to son-in-law Bryson […]

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Uncontested takes the Smarty Jones Stakes
Uncontested Likely To Skip Rebel And Wait For Arkansas Derby

Uncontested will likely make his next start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15 at Oaklawn, co-owner Harry Rosenblum of Little Rock, Ark., said Wednesday morning. Rosenblum said he and Uncontested’s trainer, Wayne Catalano, are calling Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) a “throw out” after the colt faded to sixth as the favorite. […]

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David Switzer
Former KTA/KTOB Executive Director David Switzer Joins WHOA

David L. Switzer, a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS Animal Science, has been associated with the Thoroughbred industry since 1958 working in both the breeding and racing areas. From 1979 to 1992, he owned Lexington, Ltd, an equine insurance and bloodstock agency. Mr. Switzer acted as the Executive Director of the […]

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Turfway Park
Kentucky HBPA, Turfway Park Team Up For ‘Happy Hour Handicapping’ March 3

Turfway Park and the Kentucky HBPA are teaming up March 3 for Happy Hour Handicapping, an interactive event where people who love racing, horses or just a good time can learn the basics of playing the races and take a first look at Kentucky Derby contenders. The free event is part of that week’s Rockin’ Dollar […]

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Monmouth Park
G1 Haskell Invitational Headlines Monmouth Stakes Schedule

With the $1 million, Grade 1 Haskell Invitational leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off on Saturday, May 13. Set for its 50th renewal on Sunday, July 30, this year’s golden anniversary Haskell will once again be sponsored by Betfair, the world’s […]

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Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes
Unique Bella Strong Favorite in Kentucky Oaks Future Pool

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella, the brightest star thus far in North America’s 2017 crop of 3-year-old fillies, looms as a heavy bettors’ choice to win this year’s renewal of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) when three days of wagering opens Friday in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW). The […]

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KY Derby Future Wager: McCraken, Classic Empire Individual Favorites In Pool 3

The always-popular Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” looms as a solid betting favorite Pool 3 of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the battle for the individual favorite is expected to be tight between reigning 2-year-old champion Classic Empire (#4, 8-1) and unbeaten rising stars McCraken (#15, 8-1), Mastery (#14, 10-1) […]

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Hastings Racecourse
Hastings Racecourse Opening Day Pushed Back One Week

Opening day to the start of the 2017 Hastings Racecourse thoroughbred season has been pushed back one week to Sunday, April 23 and General Manager Darren MacDonald sees the adjustment as one of many positive developments on the horizon. “The unpleasant weather we experienced at the start of February resulted in the majority of horses […]

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Ohio HBPA Donating $50,000 To Support New Vocations Aftercare Facility

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support the program’s aftercare efforts at their Ohio facility. In 2016, New Vocations took in over 450 retired racehorses, 66 of which came directly from an Ohio racetrack or farm. “It is important to the […]

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Xpressbet, Equibase Announce Launch Of STATS Race Lens On Xpressbet’s Wagering Platform

Leading North American online wagering provider, Xpressbet, and the industry’s official database, Equibase, have collaborated to offer STATS Race Lens™ on Xpressbet’s wagering platform, it was announced today by both companies. STATS Race Lens is an interactive past performance product that was released in August 2016. “STATS Race Lens is quickly gaining acceptance in the […]

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