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Both Fair Grounds and Delta Downs had two-horse races earlier this month, due to quarantine-related scratches
Louisiana: For Some Barns, Fair Grounds EHV-1 Quarantine Could Be Lifted By Saturday

The quarantine on the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack facility could be lifted January 21, 2017. Testing indicates there are no new cases of the neurologic disease known as Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM). The last case of EHM was detected on December 31, 2016. Horses, however, are still being monitored for both EHM and the […]

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Eclipse Awards To Be Televised Live On TVG2 Saturday Night

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that the 46th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing’s champions of 2016, will be televised live on TVG2 and also streamed on multiple outlets this Saturday, January 21, beginning at 8 p.m. ET from the Sport of Kings […]

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Cuomo Budget Proposal Includes Re-Privatization Of NYRA

New York Racing Association president and CEO Chris Kay said the association’s board of directors supports legislation included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget that would return NYRA to private control. Citing dissatisfaction with how the association was being run, Cuomo executed a state takeover of NYRA by forming a reorganization board of directors in 2012. […]

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Illinois Horsemen’s Organizations Urge Governor, Racing Board To End ‘Recapture’ Of Revenue By Racetracks

The following statement is from the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association and Illinois Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association. In the words of the horsemen’s organizations, the statement is a “plea to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Join Us in Asking the Illinois Racing Board to Stop Racetracks from Raiding Purse Dollars and Destroying Illinois Jobs.” Illinois regulators […]

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‘We Believe They Are Sabotage’: Serey’s Attorney Fighting Clenbuterol Positives

Trainer Mario Serey, Jr. is facing possible sanctions in the state of Pennsylvania, resulting from a series of post-race tests that showed traces of the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Four of Serey’s trainees were disqualified from first-place efforts over a five-day period in early December as a result of the clenbuterol overages. According to Daily Racing Form (which […]

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Longines World’s Best Racehorse Ceremony To Be Livestreamed

Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) will provide a live video stream of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony, which will be held on 24 January 2017. The ceremony is returning to the iconic hotel Claridge’s in London, England, and it will begin at 13:30 GMT/8:30 […]

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Mahoning Valley Announces Five Percent Purse Increase

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, announced today an across the board purse increase beginning with Condition Book #2, which starts Monday, January 30. The increase of 5 % will take the daily purse distribution to an unprecedented level for the facility, which began live thoroughbred racing in November, 2014. Mark Loewe, Vice-President of […]

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Cartwright took a hard right in mid-stretch and veered into a pair of rivals on the outside
Australia: Jockey Charges At Other Horses While Girlfriend Wins Race

A jockey in South Australia has pleaded guilty to reckless riding and awaits punishment for intentionally veering his horse into rivals allegedly so that his girlfriend could win the race on another horse. The incident occurred Saturday at Morphettville Race Course in Adelaide. In the eighth and final race, 22-year-old Josh Cartwright can be seen […]

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New Mexico Officials Suspend Veteran Rider J.R. Valenzuela After Electrical Device Discovered

Veteran jockey John Raul (J.R.) Valenzuela has been summarily suspended by New Mexico Racing Commission stewards after an electrical device was found in the Sunland Park jockeys room prior to Sunday’s fourth race, the $95,000 Shue Fly Stakes for New Mexico-bred Quarter horses. Valenzuela had been named to ride Mighty B Dragon for trainer Antoinette […]

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Youth Movement: NYRA Unveils Plans To Attract Younger Fans To Saratoga

Encouraging younger fans to come out and enjoy a ‘day at the races’ – with the hope that the one day will lead to several more visits in the future – continues to be a major goal of racetracks around the country. During a meeting last week with the state’s Franchise Oversight Board, the New York Racing Association unveiled […]

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