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Dean Dorton Accounting Firm Named Official Breeders’ Cup Partner

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, a leading regional accounting and consulting firm, has been named an official partner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s Breeders’ Cup, consisting of 13 grade 1 … Continue reading

Harness Trainer Pena Cited For 1,717 Drug Violations, Fined $343,400, Banned Three Years

The New York State Gaming Commission today issued a $343,400 fine and three-year ban against harness trainer Luis (Lou) Pena, holding him responsible for 1,717 equine drug violations. In 2012, the Commission (formerly the Racing and Wagering Board) took action … Continue reading

KEEP Names Joe Clabes As Executive Director

Joe Clabes has been appointed Executive Director of Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), it was announced by the Board of Directors of the Lexington-based organization. Clabes represented KEEP during the recently completed Kentucky 2015 legislative session and has worked in … Continue reading

Europe: 26 Arrested In Horsemeat Trafficking Ring

Police forces from seven European countries were involved in breaking up a horsemeat trafficking ring which resulted in the arrest of 26 people. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, the operation involved officers and the judiciary … Continue reading

Churchill’s Carstanjen: Some 2014 Complaints And Criticisms ‘Hurt’

Throughout Derby week of 2014, a few of the stories that drew major attention in the media were not those regarding any of the Kentucky Derby contenders, but rather some publicity “snafus” involving Churchill Downs. One involved Hall of Fame … Continue reading

Jacobson, Cruz Win Titles At Aqueduct’s Spring Meet

Trainer David Jacobson and jockey Angel Cruz each began the 19-day Aqueduct Racetrack Spring meet with a hot start and both cruised to the finish line to win their respective titles as the meet came to a close on Sunday … Continue reading

Suffolk Simulcasts An Outlet For Boston Racing Fans

At Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., gamblers and fans alike gaze intensely at horses racing around far turns, their eyes fixed on their bets, winning tickets in their hands. It is not live racing they are viewing, but simulcast … Continue reading

TOC Board Of Directors Candidates Announced

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) Nominating Committee has announced a slate of six candidates for five open seats in the 2015 Board of Directors election, including incumbents Bob Baffert, Ed Moger, Mike Pegram and Kathy Walsh and new nominees … Continue reading

Emerald Seeking New Announcer After Geller Announces Departure

For the first time since it opened in 1996, Emerald Downs has begun a search for a new track announcer. Robert Geller, who has called nearly 16,000 races in 20 seasons at Emerald Downs, announced that he planned to pursue … Continue reading

Attendance Strong, Wagering Down As Keeneland Concludes Spring Meet

Keeneland successfully concluded its 2015 Spring Meet on Friday, yielding a number of positive results: consecutive Saturdays of near-record crowds that contributed to the track’s fourth-highest Spring Meet attendance; the consistent performance of the new dirt surface despite near-record rainfall … Continue reading