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IHRC Chairman: Gorajec To Be Fired For Regulating Too Much, Marketing Too Little

Thomas Weatherwax, chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, told the Indianapolis Business Journal commissioners are frustrated that longtime executive director Joe Gorajec is “too focused on enforcing regulations and not focused enough on marketing and promoting horse racing within … Continue reading

Florida Horsemen Seeking New Executive Director As Stirling Contract Concludes

During the next few months, Florida Thoroughbred racing industry icon Kent Stirling will transition out of his current position as Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) Executive Director, the organization announced today, October 9, 2015.  Stirling’s contract term expires … Continue reading

Under Tack Show For OBS Fall Sale Begins Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Fall Mixed Sale begins Monday, Oct. 12 at 10:00 a.m. There are 98 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins … Continue reading

Vessels Stallion Farm Purchased By Delaware Group

Vessels Stallion Farm, for many years one of the leading Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred breeding farm California, was sold earlier this week to a private company based out of Delaware. The Daily Racing Form reports that the facility will be renamed Ocean Breeze Ranch. A limited liability corporation called … Continue reading

Graded Stakes Winner Moulin De Mougin Retired

Jan and Bob Naify’s Moulin de Mougin, winner of the G2 John C. Mabee, has been retired to Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky and will join her dam, multiple Graded Stakes Winner Cambiocorsa ($522,055) and half-sisters: Grade 2 stakes-winning … Continue reading

CHRB Stays Desormeaux’s Fine For Failed Breathalyzer

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has been granted a stay by the California Horse Racing Board of the $2,500 fine he received for riding while under the influence of alcohol at Del Mar in July. According to a report in the Daily Racing … Continue reading

Beholder, American Pharoah Work At Santa Anita

With the clock winding down to what looms an epic showdown in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 31, superstar mare Beholder and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah each worked five furlongs on Friday morning at Santa Anita. … Continue reading

Record Purses Lead To Impressive Entries For Saturday’s Best Of Ohio Series

The $750,000 Best of Ohio series returns to ThistleDown Racino on Oct. 10 with 54 horses competing in five races. The Morning Line favorites have been set. Odds are in favor of Rivers Run Deep in the Sprint, who has … Continue reading

Kentucky Downs, Encore Gaming Sued For Trademark Infringement

Kentucky Downs and Encore Gaming are being sued in a Kentucky federal court for trademark infringement. According to a report at Law 360.com, Churchill Downs Inc., Oaklawn Jockey Club LLC, and the New York Racing Association claim that the Encore Gaming Instant Racing … Continue reading

Report: Two Barred From Churchill Downs

Two men have had their Kentucky racing licenses suspended after being ejected from Churchill Downs. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, stewards have ruled that Mike ‘Hollywood’ Willis and Thomas Buchanan have both been ejected. Willis, who is licensed as a jockeys’ … Continue reading

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