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Bad fall at Taree in New South Wales injures four jockeys.
Five-Horse Fall Hospitalizes Four Jockeys In Australia

At the Taree races on Monday, leading New South Wales apprentice Samantha Clenton’s mount broke down and initiated a chain reaction that resulted in four total jockeys being transported to the hospital, according to The Daily Mail. The jockeys transported to the hospital included Clenton, who suffered a fractured collarbone, Kaylee Kirkwood, who required stitches […]

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Uncle Mo Filly Top Seller At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic For Cool $1 Million

The second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded on Tuesday afternoon at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. with improved figures from Monday’s opener. Total sales for the auction finished at $23,136,400 for 337 horses, a 2.1 percent gain over last year’s total receipts and a record for this auction. […]

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Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes HBPA Launches Ad Campaign Requesting Assistance From Lago Casino

The Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has begun a statewide ad campaign this week, aimed at encouraging state officials to protect the racetrack’s purses as they face intense competition from the new Del Lago Casino under construction nearby, according to the TimesUnion. While the Tioga Downs harness track, 129 miles away, is set […]

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Texas Thoroughbred Association Adds Mixed Session To Summer Yearling Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association is pleased to announce that a mixed sale session has been added to the Summer Yearling Sale to be conducted on August 29 at Lone Star Park. This will mark the second sale held by the TTA, which in April held its first 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Fasig-Tipton formerly managed the […]

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Dr. Paul Gutheil elected President of the Ohio Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders
Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Announces Board Of Directors

The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners announced the results of their Board of Directors election and officers serving the Board. The OTBO Board unanimously elected officers – Dr. Paul Gutheil, President; Tom McCann, Vice President; Bruce Ryan, Treasurer and Gary Aiken, Secretary. Re-elected to the Board were Gary Aiken, Dayton, Ohio; Kris Nemann, New Richmond, […]

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Jockey Michelle Payne was all smiles after her historic Melbourne Cup victory
Update: Melbourne Cup-Winning Jockey Michelle Payne Undergoes Abdominal Surgery

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne experienced a fall at Mildura (Australia) on Sunday when her mount Dutch Courage, trained by her brother Patrick Payne, stumbled and fell along the backstretch. She was transported to a local hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain, according to abc.net.au. Early scans gave the jockey the all-clear, but she was […]

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Battle of the Surfaces at Canterbury Park in Minnesota
Canterbury Park: Wagering Jumps On Track’s Opening Weekend

Wagering on Canterbury Park’s opening weekend races increased by 31 percent compared to 2015, racetrack officials announced today. The increase is largely attributed to the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack reducing its takeout, the amount withheld from each wager, to the lowest level in the U.S. Canterbury conducted 25 races Friday through Sunday, handling a total of […]

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Saratoga
Concerned Citizens for Saratoga Racing Rejects Cuomo’s NYRA Re-Privatization Plan

The Concerned Citizens for Saratoga Racing rejects a re-privatization plan now being circulated by Governor Cuomo that seeks to retain public control of NYRA and to unilaterally transfer funds legally designated for our state’s Thoroughbred racing industry into the state’s general fund. The Governor’s proposal will: · Allow the Governor to appoint one-third of the […]

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Exaggerator's victory in the 2016 Preakness was watched by more than nine million viewers on NBC
Viewership Of NBC’s Preakness Telecast Up 6 Percent

Exaggerator’s muddy run to victory in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes on NBC averaged 9.4 million viewers – up 6 percent from Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah’s first-place finish at Pimlico last year (8.9 million viewers), according to official national data provided today by the Nielsen Company. NBC’s average of 9.4 million viewers also marked the third time in four […]

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Trainer Keith Desormeaux relishes the moment of winning the 141st Preakness Stakes
‘Lifetime Of Work’ Produces Classic Victory For Keith Desormeaux

For more than 20 years, Keith Desormeaux labored in relative obscurity in horse racing’s trenches, far from the glory of the Pimlico infield winner’s circle that Exaggerator brought him to after Saturday’s victory in the 141st running of the Preakness. Shortly after the trophy presentation and national television interviews were over, Desormeaux reflected on what […]

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