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Aussie Trainer Charged With Fraud For Training Nonexistent Horse

A trainer based in Goulburn, New South Wales, is facing a stint in jail after being convicted of fraud for billing a client for training expenses for a horse that didn’t exist. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Michael John Day pleaded … Continue reading

Florida: Decoupling Edging Closer To Becoming Reality

Florida legislators from both the House and Senate are scheduled to unveil gambling bills on Friday that would allow the Seminole Tribe to add roulette and craps at its casinos, which could eventually eliminate dog racing and most horse racing … Continue reading

Economic Indicators: U.S. Wagering Rises In January

Total wagering increased in the U.S. in January, while race days and starts were down slightly from their 2015 levels, according to economic indicators released on Thursday by Equibase. Wagering in the U.S. was up 2.21% in 2016 as compared with the same … Continue reading

Ireland: Lifetime Ban For Horses Administered Prohibited Substances

Horses found to have been administered prohibited substances, including anabolic steroids, will be banned for life in Ireland. The Irish Thoroughbred Industry Anti-Doping Task Force made the recommendation in its report, which was released Feb. 4. Horse Racing Ireland also approved expenditure … Continue reading

Safety, Health Issues To Be Focus Of Annual Jockeys’ Guild Assembly

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country will be in attendance during the annual Jockeys’ Guild Assembly February 15-17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. A welcome cocktail party is planned for Monday … Continue reading

Report: Hearing Postponed In Texas Horsemen’s Partnership Suit

A hearing that was to take place Wednesday in a lawsuit that the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership had filed regarding funding of the Texas Racing Commission was postponed. The Daily Racing Form reported that the Texas attorney general’s office had filed a motion … Continue reading

Trio Of Marathons Added To Belmont Spring Meet Schedule

A trio of new marathons, two of them for fillies and mares, will offer horsemen and fans at Belmont Park an exclusive opportunity to experience some of the longest stakes races available in American racing. The stakes comprise the $200,000 … Continue reading

Though Challenges Lie Ahead, Former KY Governor Optimistic About Horse Industry

Although challenges lie ahead, Steve Beshear feels very optimistic about the horse industry in the state. The Blood-Horse reports that the former Kentucky governor, was one of the scheduled speakers Tuesday at the Consignors and Commercial Breeders symposium which was held at Keeneland. … Continue reading

Equibase Launches Free Racing Yearbook App For 2016

Equibase Company today announced the release of the Equibase Racing Yearbook app for iPhone and Android. The free app includes full charts and pari-mutuel payoffs plus video replays provided by Roberts Communications of all graded stakes races (including the Triple … Continue reading

KEEP Urging Passage Of Equine Tax Equity Bill

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) is showing its support for KY House Bill 112, which will provide horse owners the same exemption from state sales tax on supplies, feed, and equipment that is currently received by other agriculture animals. … Continue reading

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