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A.P. Brannigan First Recipient of Oaklawn’s Lasix-Free Bonus

A.P. Brannigan became the first horse to earn Oaklawn’s new Lasix incentive bonus in Friday’s second race, a sprint for Arkansas-bred $12,500 maiden-claimers. Oaklawn announced last September that horses who win without the bleeder medication during the 2015 meeting would … Continue reading

Two Towns File Suit to Halt Nassau Video Gaming Parlor

It’s a rough week for Nassau Regional OTB Corp., which not only saw a pocket veto of its proposal to absorb some of Belmont Park’s revenue, but was also hit with a lawsuit about its proposed new facility. The towns of … Continue reading

New York: Cuomo Vetoes Bill to Help Nassau OTB

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has rejected a bill that would have allowed Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. to get a share of revenue from Belmont Park. According to a report in Newsday, Cuomo executed a “pocket veto” by … Continue reading

Haskell Tops Monmouth’s $3.5M Graded Stakes Schedule for 2015

Led by the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday, Aug. 2, Monmouth Park announced a graded stakes schedule worth $3.5 million for 2015.  In addition, the popular bonus programs for owners and trainers will return this season, which … Continue reading

Report: Ohio Racing Commission To Discuss Uniform Medication Policies

The Ohio State Racing Commission will begin discussions with various industry organizations next month not only to examine the current medication policies in the state, but in an effort to adopt uniform rules in the future. According to an article … Continue reading

Australia: Six More Trainers Facing Possible Bans After Cobalt Overages

Six more Australian trainers – three Thoroughbred and three harness – are facing possible bans after Racing Queensland officials announced that a total of nine test samples recently came back positive for cobalt overages. The Herald Sun reports that Racing … Continue reading

Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2015 Graded Stakes; Marine Upgraded to G3

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada.  The Committee upgraded one Listed race bringing the total to 44 Graded Stakes in Canada for 2015. The Graded Stakes … Continue reading

18 Months Probation for Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

A Pendleton County, Ky., man has been sentenced to probation in a case where animal control officers removed 49 horse carcasses and 14 emaciated horses from his farm. According to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Larry Browning was originally … Continue reading

California Chrome Vox Populi Charity Auction To Offer Several Unique Items

Collectors, “Chromies,” and curators all will be vying for the race-worn winning silks of a champion as well as other prized pieces in a historical opportunity when the California Chrome Vox Populi Charity Auction begins Jan. 29. This unique, 10-day … Continue reading

Australian Vets Voice Support of New Cobalt Rules

Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, has announced that it supports the new rules governing the use of cobalt in racehorses. The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has set a threshold for cobalt of … Continue reading