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Report: KY Lawmaker Plans On Expanded Gambling Push in 2016

After a year in which the subject of expanded gambling in Kentucky was not discussed before the General Assembly, House Speaker Greg Stumbo has indicated that will not be the case in 2016. “I’m going to move on my casino … Continue reading

Tiago Pereira Taken To Hospital After Santa Anita Spill

Jockey Tiago Pereira was taken to a local hospital after being unseated during an incident in Race 7 at Santa Anita Sunday. According to The Blood-Horse, Pereira’s mount Only Josie Knows broke down in the homestretch and was euthanized due … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Next Stop For International Star, I’m A Chatterbox

Both International Star and I’m a Chatterbox exited their respective wins in the Grade II $750,000 Louisiana Derby and Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks in good shape, per their conditioners. Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star completed a sweep … Continue reading

Jockey Russell, Trainer Gonzalez Win Laurel Meet Titles

Laurel Park closed its 2015 winter meet Sunday with a mandatory payout of its Jackpot Pick 5. Five of five winners returned $1,037.02. Racing in Maryland shifts to Pimlico beginning Thursday, April 2. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. … Continue reading

Violette Says ‘Incompetence’ Of Stewards, Track Maintenance Hurt Gulfstream

Rick Violette, trainer of Florida Derby runner-up Upstart, had some criticism for track maintenance officials and stewards after their work on Saturday’s card. The trainer, quoted by the Daily Racing Form, believed that lack of watering the track in the days … Continue reading

‘Pharoah’, One Lucky Dane Breeze For Next Starts

American Pharoah, the cleanup hitter in Bob Baffert’s Murderers’ Row lineup of Triple Crown contenders, worked five furlongs Sunday morning in 58.60 for the Arkansas Derby on April 11, while One Lucky Dane, flying below the radar until his mile … Continue reading

Materiality, Upstart Doing Well After Florida Derby Stretch Duel

Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) champion Materiality exited his wining effort in good order, according to trainer Todd Pletcher. The 3-year-old son of Afleet Alex remained at Gulfstream Park overnight following his 1 ½-length victory in Hallandale’s premier race and … Continue reading

Daredevil, Frosted Turn In Final Workouts For Wood

A pair of contenders put in their final works for the Grade 1, $1 million Twinspires.com Wood Memorial on Sunday in advance of the April 4 race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Daredevil, working over the Belmont Park training track, went four … Continue reading

Peace And War Returns To Keeneland For Ashland

Qatar Racing’s Peace and War made quite the impression in her U.S. debut here last fall in sweeping from the back of the pack to win the Darley Alcibiades (G1) by a half-length. The victory secured a spot in the … Continue reading

Winning Owner Donates Dubai World Cup Prize To Charity

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose Prince Bishop won the $10 million Dubai World Cup Saturday night, has donated his share of the winning purse to charity. “I am pleased to announce that I have donated the … Continue reading

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