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New York Rules Changed To Allow Topical DMSO On Race Day

On Monday the New York State Gaming Commission adopted two rule changes, according to the Daily Racing Form. One will allow the use of topical DMSO on race day, and the other expands claim void powers. DMSO, or Dimethyl sulfoxide, is a topical, liniment-type liquid or gel. Traditionally used as a solvent, DMSO is renowned […]

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Del Mar: Recent Rash Of Equine Injuries Raises Concerns, Draws Protest

Several equine injuries – a few of them fatal – have raised concerns at this year’s Del Mar meet, which is just entering its second week. On Saturday, three horses suffered injuries during morning training hours, causing trainer Richard Mandella to postpone Beholder’s scheduled work until Sunday. In a recent news segment for San Diego’s CBS 8, Dominic […]

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Records Fall On Laurel Park’s Turf Course Sunday

Opal Eileen Paul’s Coastal Sea was bottled up in traffic before budging her way through a narrow seam in mid-stretch and drawing clear under a hand-ride to win Sunday’s eighth race at Laurel Park in track record time. Ridden by Angel Cruz for trainer Tim Keefe, Coastal Sea ($7.20) ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:01 […]

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Mark Stanton holds the California Chrome silks won with a $20,000 bid at Del Mar
‘Chrome’ Silks, Saddle Towel Auctioned To Benefit V Foundation

Following California Chrome’s impressive win in the G2 San Diego Handicap Saturday evening, the 2014 Horse of the Year’s silks and saddle towel were auctioned off in the Del Mar paddock prior to the Barretts Paddock Sale. All proceeds from the sale of the striking chestnut’s gear were earmarked to go to the V Foundation […]

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Churchill Downs Racing Club's Dial Me breaks her maiden at Ellis Park
Churchill Downs’ Racing Club Breaks Maiden At Ellis Park

“Was that a maiden race at Ellis or the Kentucky Derby?” trainer D. Wayne Lukas asked by phone from Saratoga minutes after Dial Me won Ellis Park’s seventh race for 2-year-old fillies Saturday afternoon. It was Dial Me’s second start and also reflected the first victory for the Churchill Downs Racing Club, a pair of […]

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Saratoga Reports Mild Increase In Handle On Opening Day

Opening Day of the 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course featured new attractions, the debut of Saratoga LIVE and an all-sources handle of $17,768,443, a less than one percent increase over last year’s figure of $17,706,202. Total paid attendance for Friday, July 22 was 32,980, a five percent decrease over last year’s figure of 34,783. […]

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Lone Star Park Concludes Spring Meet With Positive Gain In Live Handle

Lone Star Park concluded its 20th Spring Thoroughbred Racing Season Sunday, July 17 with a 6 percent increase in off-track live wagering, raising the total amount wagered on our live racing product by 1.8 percent. “We’re happy with the increase in live product wagering, especially the off-track numbers,” said President and General Manager, Scott Wells. […]

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New Pegasus World Cup Invitational Awarded Grade 1 Status

The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today it has voted to assign Grade I status to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, formerly the Grade I Donn Handicap, for its 2017 renewal. At its first meeting after the 2017 Pegasus World Cup Invitational, most likely in April 2017, the […]

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Report: Funding Issues Delay Brockton Meet Once Again

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission dealt a setback to representatives of the Brockton Fairgrounds when they denied a request to cover the administrative and operational expenses for the facility. According to a report in the Enterprise News, the commission’s Director of Racing, Alexandra Lightbown, recommended that the board deny the $1.47 million requested. Lightbown said that turning down the request was a […]

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‘It Is Such A Beautiful Time Of The Year’: Racing Returns To Saratoga

The long wait is finally over for racing fans as Saratoga kicks off its eagerly-anticipated 2016 meet today. Several of the top horses in the nation are expected to race at the Spa during its 40-day meet, including the globetrotting Tepin, who took Royal Ascot by storm when winning the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes […]

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