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‘Excited To Be Back': Live Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs Sept. 5

Three $50,000 Mass-bred stakes highlight a 13-race card as live racing returns to Suffolk Downs this Saturday, Sept. 5. Longtime Suffolk Downs-based trainers Jay Bernardini, Brenda McCarthy and Bobby Raymond and prominent national outfits including Christophe Clement, Steve Assmussen, Gary … Continue reading

Gotcha: NYRA Cracks Down On Travers Dining Table Scalpers

Saratoga was certainly the place to be last Saturday as racing fans from across the country packed the upstate New York track to watch American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes. With attendance capped at 50,000, New York Racing Association officials … Continue reading

Commentary: Pharoah’s Retirement Question Personifies What’s Wrong In Racing

In a recent column for ESPN, writer Gary West asserts that the will-he-or-won’t-he retirement buzz around Triple Crown winner American Pharoah exemplifies exactly what is wrong with the sport. West paralleled the career trajectories of Pharoah and golfer Jordan Spieth, … Continue reading

NBC Broadcast Of Keen Ice Travers Most-Watched Edition In Twenty Years

Fans packed the race track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and tuned to NBC in big numbers this past Saturday, August 29, for American Pharoah’s second-place finish in the 146th Travers Stakes. Viewership for the NBC telecast peaked at 3.4 million … Continue reading

New York Horsemen Commit $450,000 To Purchase New Drug Testing Equipment

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) today announced its commitment to acquire state-of-the-art testing equipment for the New York Equine Drug Testing and Research Program at Morrisville State College. The new equipment, a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, will be … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Announces $18 Million In Upgrades To Prime Seating Areas

Churchill Downs Racetrack, one of the world’s most recognized sports venues and home of the Kentucky Derby, has announced an extensive $18 million capital project to modernize the Turf Club and several other premium areas. The changes include: Stakes Room … Continue reading

Report: Cuomo Authorized Additional Purse Money Payments To NYTHA

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation authorizing an additional one percent of purse money payments to the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, Cuomo is the third governor to approve the statute. … Continue reading

Turf Course Renovations Going Smoothly At Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park crews have made major progress in renovating the inside portion of its turf course over the past few months. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, maintenance crews have been working on the inside 96 feet … Continue reading

Racing Australia To Ban All Injections Full Day Before Race

Racing Australia has today announced a ban on injections “one clear day” before races and official trials, effective Oct. 1, 2015. The ban extends to blood tests, vitamin injections and all other injections of any kind. For the purpose of … Continue reading

Texas Racing Goes Dark

Texas lawmakers failed to reach an agreement to fund the Texas Racing Commission as the clock struck midnight at the state capital in Austin on Monday, leading to the immediate shutdown of the commission offices and the cessation of all live pari-mutuel racing … Continue reading

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