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Violette Says ‘Incompetence’ Of Stewards, Track Management Hurt Gulfstream

Rick Violette, trainer of Florida Derby runner-up Upstart, had some criticism for track management and stewards after their work on Saturday’s card. The trainer, quoted by the Daily Racing Form, believed that lack of watering the track in the days … Continue reading

Jacobson, Ortiz Take Aqueduct Inner Track Titles

Trainer David Jacobson and jockey Jose Ortiz opened up decisive early leads and cruised to the finish line to win their respective titles as the inner-track meet came to a close on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Jacobson continued his dominance … Continue reading

Future Promising As ‘Very Solid Meet’ At Fair Grounds Wraps Up

The 2014-2015 racing season at Fair Grounds draws to a close this weekend, and, according to a story by The Times-Picayune, it’s ending on a much different note than it has in previous years. “I see a complete change of … Continue reading

O’Brien Speaks Out Against Wind Energy In Rural Ireland

Annemarie O’Brien, wife of trainer Aidan O’Bren, spoke out in the Irish Mirror this week against the construction of pylons and wind turbines in Ireland’s horse country. O’Brien, herself a champion trainer, worries that the turbines that are being installed across … Continue reading

NYRA: 2014 On-Track Handle Up, Total Handle Dips Slightly

Total on-track handle at the New York Racing Association’s three tracks rose 2 percent to $374,387,425 in 2014, the second-highest such total over the past six years. For the year, the New York Racing Association hosted 245 race days at … Continue reading

Keeneland Gearing Up For Blockbuster Opening Weekend

Keeneland begins its 2015 Spring Meet on Friday, April 3, with an exciting two days of racing headlined by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1), which moves up a week as part of a richer, re-ordered Spring Meet stakes … Continue reading

Four Veterinarians Hit With Criminal Charges Over Pre-Race Drug Administrations

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that criminal charges were filed late yesterday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg against four veterinarians involved in treating Thoroughbred race horses at Penn National Race Track, in … Continue reading

Report: VLT Expansion Proposals Defeated in New York

Attempts to expand video lottery terminals in New York have fallen short after the latest round of budget negotiations at the state Capitol. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, two different proposals were defeated. One proposal would’ve allowed Nassau … Continue reading

Santa Anita To Hold Second SA Derby Millionaire Contest April 4

Santa Anita Park has announced that it will host its second annual Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest, beginning Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 4. Fans attending on Santa Anita Derby Day are encouraged to enter, and if their name … Continue reading

Reserved Seats, Season Passes For 2015 Saratoga Meet On Sale March 30

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced that reserved seat tickets and season admission passes for the 2015 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. … Continue reading