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Report: Espinoza Won’t Appeal Suspension

Jockey Victor Espinoza has indicated that he will not appeal a seven-day suspension he received from Santa Anita stewards on Sunday. The Daily Racing Form reports that the suspension will begin Saturday, Oct. 4, and run through Monday, Oct. 13. … Continue reading

Kentucky Downs or Churchill Downs: Who Gets Edge in Race Dates Battle?

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Race Dates Committee meets at 1 p.m. today and one of the issues the panel faces is whether to approve a request from Kentucky Downs to expand its highly successful September turf festival from five … Continue reading

Handle, Purses Decline at Churchill September Meet

Statistics released Monday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission showed a 16.15 percent decline in wagering for the recently concluded September race meet at Churchill Downs as compared to 2013. According to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal, wagering for … Continue reading

Calder Gets Extensive Renovations and New Name: Gulfstream Park West

In preparation for the upcoming Gulfstream Park Fall Turf Festival, the facilities at Gulfstream Park West, formerly Calder Race Course, have undergone extensive renovations. Overseen by Gulfstream Park consultant Bill Badgett, the project has been in the works since Gulfstream … Continue reading

$260,000 Flatter Colt Top F-T Midlantic Sale Marked by Declines

Ellen Charles of Hillwood Stables purchased the top two lots – a $260,000 Flatter colt and a $200,000 Pure Prize filly – at Monday’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale at Timonium, Md., which suffered across-the-board declines in all economic indictors compared … Continue reading

NYRA Board of Directors Issue ‘Positive, Upbeat Report’ on Reorganization Progress

Outlining the ongoing reforms which are transforming the New York Racing Association into a more accountable, efficient and sustainable racing leader, Chief Executive Officer and President Christopher K. Kay offered a positive, upbeat report at today’s Board of Directors meeting … Continue reading

In Australia, Racing Season is Hat Season

A milliner in Australia predicted on Monday that the country’s upcoming spring racing carnival will register a heavy economic impact thanks to the growing trend of women dressing up to attend the races. Forecasts estimated that women will spend $15.5 million on hats, with around … Continue reading

Strategic Maneuver, G1 Winner and Noted Producer, Euthanized at 23

Strategic Maneuver, G1 winner and noted commercial producer, was euthanized due to infirmities from old age at Brushwood Farm last week, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. She was 23. The daughter of Cryptoclearance was known for her victories in … Continue reading

Napravnik Named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week

Rosie Napravnik won the Grade I Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, and came back on Sunday to win no fewer than three stakes at Remington Park to be named the Jockeys Guild Jockey of the Week. The … Continue reading

Trainer Sayler Fined $7,500 For ‘Conduct Detrimental to Racing’

According to a report from the track, Assiniboia Downs leading trainer Ardell Sayler has been fined $7,500 for “conduct detrimental to the best interests of racing” after being accused of racing horses for a jockey’s agent. Fellow trainers Jerry Gourneau, Shelley Brown, … Continue reading