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Margano Noses Out Holiday Star to Win President’s Cup

Sometimes indeed quality outshines quantity and that was most certainly the case in Saturday’s running of the $200,000 PTHA President’s Cup at Parx Racing. Despite a short five horse field, the race produced one of the most dramatic stretch runs … Continue reading

Competitive Edge, I Spent It Clash in Hopeful

In 2010, Super Saver gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first Kentucky Derby victory. On Monday, a son of the freshman sire is favored to give Pletcher his third victory in the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful, the closing day feature at … Continue reading

The Big Beast’s King’s Bishop Victory ‘Overwhelming’ for Trainer Dutrow

Trainer Tony Dutrow readily admits that The Big Beast isn’t easy to handle, which made the colt’s victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King’s Bishop that much more gratifying. Dutrow said the colt, who stands at 17-1 hands, … Continue reading

Lopresti: Wise Dan Ready for Comeback

Trainer Charles LoPresti was still smiling late Saturday morning, several hours after two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan turned in a solid five-furlong work on the main track, covering the distance in 1:01.64. “I think he looked like … Continue reading

Jockey Club Releases Video, Transcripts from Round Table Conference

A video replay, official transcript and PowerPoint presentations from Sunday’s 62nd Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., are now available at jockeyclub.com. The Jockey Club’s annual conference featured updates on medication reform efforts … Continue reading

Csaba Cruises in Gulfstream’s Skip Trial

Making the 32nd start of his most successful career, Csaba ran like his old self while posting a 1 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Skip Trial Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Equipped with blinkers for his second straight stakes victory, the … Continue reading

Wilkin: Pletcher and Brown Top Contenders for Saratoga Title

For the past three years, Todd Pletcher has captured the Saratoga training title. Not far behind in second has been Chad Brown. But, as Tim Wilkin speculates for the Albany Times Union, could this be the summer that Brown catches … Continue reading

Jojo Warrior Goes Gate to Wire in Summertime Oaks

Jojo Warrior added blinkers for the first time in her five-race career and responded with a dominating 5 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Martin Garcia, … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Racing Funds Used for Agriculture Budget Shortfalls

A report by the Pennsylvania Auditor General has discovered that the state Department of Agriculture has improperly billed the State Racing Fund to cover budget shortfalls, according to a story by The Morning Call. The Department overbilled the racing fund … Continue reading

Indiana Casinos Hit Hard By Ohio Competitors

Indiana gaming revenues are down 242.5 million in the past eleven months, due in part to competition from a casino and two new racinos in neighboring Ohio. The loss in revenue has led to lower state tax collections and lower … Continue reading

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