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Fleming New Breeders’ Cup Senior Vice President

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Drew Fleming has been named to the new position of Senior Vice President, Development and Administration. Fleming will spearhead the long term planning and coordination of business opportunities for the company, which administers the … Continue reading

Second Chances: Ex-Cons Make Transition To Society At Founder’s Farm

Anne Tucker is one of the founding members of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances program at the James River Work Center, which allows prison inmates to work with retired racehorses, giving both a second chance in life. Tucker, 73, … Continue reading

Jockeys’ Guild To Honor Brian Elmore With Eddie Arcaro Award

Brian Elmore, longtime member of the Centaur Gaming team that oversees operations at both Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, is the recipient of the 2016 Eddie Arcaro Award given annually by the Jockeys’ Guild … Continue reading

Jockey Contreras Suspended From Riding In Japan

Jockey Luis Contreras has been suspended by the Japan Racing Association after he recently tested positive for the painkiller oxycodone. The Blood-Horse and Sports Hochi, a Japanese racing website, both report that Contreras tested positive Feb. 6. The JRA officially revoked his license Feb. 11. … Continue reading

Gural Issues Statement Following Drug Positives For Two Standardbred Trainers

Harness trainers Ron Burke and Julie Miller were hit with Class 2 drug positives in New York this week, according to a Harnesslink report. Post-race tests on horses trained by Burke and Miller tested positive for glaucine, according to the … Continue reading

Higgins, Wife Of Hall Of Famer Desormeaux, Rides First Winner

In just her fourth career mount, apprentice Rosie Higgins, who was raised on a farm in eastern Ohio, broke her maiden in Thursday’s second race at Santa Anita aboard Blue Law, who appropriately enough, broke from the rail and was … Continue reading

Willis Elected Chairman Of New Mexico Racing Commission

At the Jan. 21 NMRC Commissioners’ monthly meeting, the commission elected Ray Willis of Roswell to serve as its chairman. Willis replaces Robert Doughty III of Albuquerque, who will remain on the commission. A native of Luling, Texas, Willis has … Continue reading

UAE: Trainer Mohammed Fined Over Use Of Prohibited Substance

Trainer Ismail Mohammed has been fined by stewards in the UAE after his horse, Expert, was found to have raced at Jebel Ali with a banned substance in its system. The Racing Post reports that on Jan. 8, 2016, a post-race test … Continue reading

Trainer Romans Sued By Brother Over Alleged Mismanagement Of Horses

Trainer Dale Romans is being sued by brother Jerry L. Romans for failing to abide by agreements to train, sell, and buy racehorses, according to WDRB. In a report by the Louisville-based television station, Jerry Romans claimed Dale “began to … Continue reading

Winter Carnival Anchors Busy Weekend Of Racing At Laurel Park

Laurel Park’s popular Winter Carnival will highlight an exciting holiday weekend of racing Feb. 13-15 featuring the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2), $250,000 General George (G3), and a weekend of ice carvings, giveaways and on-track entertainment. The Winter Carnival kicks off … Continue reading

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