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Irish Trainer Banned Three Years for Steroid Possession

According to the Racing Post, Irish trainer Philip Fenton was given a three-year ban from training by the Turf Club, a month after being convicted of the possession of anabolic steroids and other banned substances. Fenton, who was initially fined … Continue reading

Monmouth Pushing Forward With Fantasy Sports Betting

Following a ruling from the United States District Court late Friday night, Monmouth Park is undertaking plans to begin offering fantasy sports betting at the Jersey Shore track. “The Court specifically said that it was not entering an injunction against … Continue reading

Australia: Racing NSW To Implement New Drug Testing Program

According to the Daily Telegraph, it is expected that the Racing New South Wales board will give approval to immediately implement a drug testing program that has been a year in the planning. This new program accompanies an undercover investigation … Continue reading

Sports Wagering Denied in New Jersey

Sports betting at Monmouth Park will have to await another day in court following a decision today by the United States District Court granting an injunction that prohibits the Oceanport racetrack from taking wagers on sporting events. “Obviously we’re disappointed, … Continue reading

Indiana Releases List of Sanctions After Clearing Lab Backlog

Indiana officials released a list of medication violations this week following a delay in testing post-race samples from the jurisdiction. The state’s racing commission announced sanctions against nine trainers and one veterinarian for medication violations from May to October. Eight of … Continue reading

Horse Council: Immigration Reform Is Still Needed

Last night, President Obama announced a series of immigration executive actions relating to border security, deportation proceedings, and undocumented immigrants, including action to defer deportation for certain individuals that in effect provides them with temporary legal status and the ability … Continue reading

Commission Approves Indiana Grand’s 2015 Racing Dates

Under a schedule approved Thursday by the Indiana Racing Commission, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will conduct 120 days of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. The Blood-Horse reports that the 2015 meet will begin April 21, and go through … Continue reading

The 123Racing Pick6 of the Week

Each week, 123racing is providing sponsored editorial to help you handicap its new, innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6. The bet is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a player gets points for first, second, and third-place finishes (based on pari-mutuel … Continue reading

New Jersey: Attorneys Claim Monmouth’s Future ‘Dire’ if Sports Wagering Not Allowed

Attorneys arguing in support of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to allow sports betting at Monmouth Park painted a bleak picture for the racetrack should the professional sports leagues succeed in a lawsuit to block the plans. In the … Continue reading

Xpressbet, Giddy Apps Extend Derby Jackpot Agreement for Three Years

Leading Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) provider, Xpressbet, and Real-Money Social Gambling pioneer, Giddy Apps, have extended their technology and content agreement for three years, allowing customers to watch, wager and win real money on live horse racing, all in a … Continue reading

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