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Defending An Industry That Won’t Defend Itself

I’m tired. There is this feeling of worthlessness that enters my body every time I sign on to the internet, every time that I click open on the comments section of one of my blogs, every time I go home … Continue reading

Flooding Besieges Tampa Bay Downs, Surrounding Areas

Tampa Bay Downs officials were planning to announce Wednesday morning whether to reopen the gates after severe flooding caused closure of the track and surrounding areas the past two days. While the parking lots and portions of the backside were … Continue reading

Tonalist Draws Post Two For Grade 1 Whitney

A monstrously talented field has lined up for the co-richest race of the 147th Saratoga Race Course meet – the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney – including seven Grade 1 winners and a pair of up-and-comers from the barn of … Continue reading

Baffert: Don’t Count On Saratoga For Pharoah Just Yet

Trainer Bob Baffert took a slightly less enthusiastic tone than Ahmed Zayat following a trade publication report Tuesday afternoon that 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah would run in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes next. “You know, Ahmed is really … Continue reading

Zayat Intends Travers To Be Pharoah’s Next Test

Ahmed Zayat, owner of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has announced that he would like for the colt will make his next start in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Zayat confirmed on Monday … Continue reading

Editorial: Saratoga Breakdowns Raise Questions About Veterinary Supervision

Three horses – two during racing and one during training hours – have died during the current Saratoga meet, and an editorial in The Saratogian points out that at least one of those deaths raises questions about veterinary supervision at the track. When … Continue reading

Report: Wise Dan Could Be Back In The Gates By September

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan could be back in the races by September, according to a report by The Blood-Horse on Tuesday. The chestnut gelding worked five furlongs in 1:02 1/5 on Keeneland’s main track over the weekend, and … Continue reading

Got An Idea For Racing? Here’s Your Chance To Pitch It

Innovation and technology touch every part of the industry from wagering platforms to video of the race to data collection of all forms. Developing innovative ideas is time consuming and costly and nurturing new concepts in a sport steeped in … Continue reading

Business Booming At Ellis Park Ahead Of Signature Groupie Doll Stakes

Ellis Park officials are excited ahead of the track’s signature day with an oversubscribed field of 16 entered for Saturday’s $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (G3). Formerly named the Gardenia Stakes, this year will mark the 33rd running of the one-mile … Continue reading

Be Their Guest: Keeneland To Offer New Seating, Dining Experiences For Fall Meet

Keeneland is offering fans a variety of new seating and dining options for its 2015 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 2-24, by making available to the public the Club Lawn Chalet, Saddling Paddock Chalet and Loge Boxes, all constructed … Continue reading

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