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Frazier Among 2014 Inductees to Washington Racing Hall of Fame

Trainer Ben Harris and jockey Ricky Frazier head a stellar field of 2014 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced Tuesday.Chum Salmon, winner of seven stakes including a last-to-first victory in the 1985 Longacres Mile, was elected in the … Continue reading

The Queen’s Gold Cup Winner, Estimate, Tests Positive for Morphine

The Queen’s talented 5-year-old mare, Estimate, has tested positive for morphine, its been reported in the Racing Post. The announcement comes after the British Horseracing Authority stated last week that five horses had tested positive for the banned substance. It … Continue reading

Arapahoe Park’s Race-Day, Medication-Free Incentive Program Paying Dividends

One month into Arapahoe Park’s pioneering Race-Day Medication-Free Incentive program has produced three bonuses that will be paid to trainers who have won with horses that did not compete with race-day medication.  The winners have represented two of the three … Continue reading

Keeneland: First Layer of Dirt Added to Main Track

Crews working on renovating the main track at Keeneland added the first layer of compacted dirt on July 21. According to WTVQ 36, the new dirt will be added in two inch layers. It is a mixture of sand, silt, … Continue reading

Supporters Push to Get Arapahoe Park Racino Measure on November Ballot

In what the Coloradoan is calling “the most expensive issue fight in the state’s 2014 election”, supporters of expanded gambling are making a strong push to get a measure added to the November ballot that if passed, would allow Arapahoe … Continue reading

Tattersalls, Newmarket to Sponsor New Stakes Race for October Sales Grads

Tattersalls, Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneers, and Newmarket Racecourses are to stage a new £150,000 two-year-old race for graduates of Book 3 of the 2014 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. The inaugural £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes will be run over 6 … Continue reading

Del Mar: A ‘Fine Week’ Kicks off the Season

Del Mar began its 75th summer season on a Thursday this year, but just as it has for the better part of two decades, the shore track broke running with “up” numbers proving boss despite the opening day shift. Whereas … Continue reading

Saratoga Mornings: ‘A Whole Different World’

Saratoga is a place of two worlds. In the afternoon, with the sun high in the sky, the horses race for prizes and the people come out in droves to see them. However, as many backstretch workers can attest, the … Continue reading

Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Hit; Super Hi 5 Carries Over to Sunday

The 20-cent Rainbow Six was successfully hit Saturday when 50-1 Eclipticalswildcat rolled home to a gate-to-wire victory in the day’s final race, a $6,250 claimer run at 5 ½ furlongs on the main track. Eclipticalswildcat paid $106.00 to win. The … Continue reading

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Set for Saturday Card

Three horses could have helped their backers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 take down a guaranteed $150,000 carryover jackpot Friday at Gulfstream Park, only to fall victim to a 75-1 long shot in the ninth and last race. Aragvi (No. … Continue reading