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Charles Wait Resigns From NYRA Board

Charles Wait, a member of the New York Racing Association board for three decades, has resigned from his post effective immediately, reports said Saturday. No reason was given for his departure. NYRA spokesman John Durso said that Wait’s time with … Continue reading

Derby Museum Announces Naming Of D. Wayne Lukas Gallery

The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to announce the naming of the D. Wayne Lukas Gallery, in honor of the Hall of Fame trainer and four-time Kentucky Derby winner. The D. Wayne Lukas Gallery is the primary area dedicated to … Continue reading

That’s No Zombie: Jockey Dies Friday, Rides Saturday

In the category of stories that seem too bizarre to be true, the life and death (and again, life) of jockey Ralph Neves has to be near the top. Horse Collaborative shared the tale of Hall of Fame jockey Ralph Neves, who had … Continue reading

Australia: Trainer Facing Stewards’ Inquiry After Horses Test Positive For Party Drug ‘Ice’

Racing New South Wales stewards are scheduled to meet with trainer Luke Griffith next week after three horses from his stable tested positive for methylamphetamine. According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, it’s the first time methylamphetamine has … Continue reading

Golden Gate’s Future Once Again the Focus At April 16 CHRB Meeting

The future of racing at Golden Gate Fields was once again the main topic of discussion during the regular meeting of the California Horse Racing Board April 16. Officials from Golden Gate first brought up the possibility of closing the … Continue reading

New Mexico Commission Approves Expansion Of List Of Split Sample Labs

The New Mexico Racing Commission opted to expand the list of laboratories open to trainers who request a split sample test after a drug positive, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Prior to last week’s action, trainers in the state had … Continue reading

Steeplechasing Could Make Return To Suffolk Downs

Steeplechase racing is a significant element of the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association proposal to return racing to Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., this summer. The plan for three days of racing, with purses totaling $1.5-million, was … Continue reading

Judge Orders Mediation in Lawsuit Involving Horton, Guillot

New York Magistrate Judge Randolph Treece has ordered mediation in a libel suit filed by owner Willis Horton and jockey Luis Saez against trainer Eric Guillot. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Horton and Saez filed the … Continue reading

Report: Officials Threaten Golden Gate Closure When CHRB Meeting Gets Heated

The closure of Golden Gate Fields was raised as a discussion regarding California Fair circuit racing dates turned contentious during the California Horse Racing Board’s meeting on Wednesday. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the discussion of 2015 racing … Continue reading

Plattner Receives Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award For ‘Offerings From A Rust Belt Jockey’

Offerings From a Rust Belt Jockey, by Andrew Plattner and published by Dzanc Books of Ann Arbor, Mich., was named winner of the $10,000 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award at an April 15 reception at Shane Ryan’s Castleton Lyons farm … Continue reading