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Suffolk Director of Communications Calls First Race Amidst Strong Storm

Suffolk Downs senior director of communications Jessica Paquette unexpectedly called her first race at the track on Monday, as strong storms whipped through the Boston area, delaying regular race caller T.D. Thornton. A tornado touched down Monday morning in Revere, … Continue reading

Saratoga ‘Turnstile Spinners’ Undeterred By Admission Changes

An increase in this year’s admission price to Saratoga Race Course (from $3 to $5) has not deterred the track’s “turnstile spinners,” who line up at the gates when the track has giveaway promotions. The New York Times reported Monday that … Continue reading

Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2015 Preakness Logo

The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2015 Preakness logo for the 140th running of the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1). The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course. For the 16th … Continue reading

Delaware Park: Monday Card Canceled, Rescheduled for Wednesday

The live racing card scheduled for Monday, July 28, at Delaware Park has been canceled, as last night’s storm caused a washout at the 1/8th pole. The entire eight-race program has been rescheduled to be run this Wednesday, July 30.  … Continue reading

Derby Fever: Website Offers Odds on 2015 KY Derby Contenders

Although it’s still early in the season, at least in regards to 2-year-old Thoroughbreds debuting/running, in this internet information age, it’s apparently never to early to place a future book wager on potential runners in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Early … Continue reading

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Continue to Grow at Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park’s 11-race program Sunday will have a $50,000 guaranteed Rainbow 6 jackpot as well as a $13,068.98 Super Hi 5 carryover. There was one live ticket on the 20-cent Rainbow 6 going into the last race with the No. … Continue reading

Fatal Injuries Prompt Del Mar to Move Sunday’s Turf Races to Polytrack

Del Mar will move two turf races carded on Sunday to the Polytrack main track after three fatalities occurred on the newly installed surface during Friday and Saturday’s programs. An additional fatality occurred on Polytrack on Friday, bringing to four the number … Continue reading

Delaware Park’s Wednesday Card Cancelled

Delaware Park’s live racing card for Wednesday, July 30, has been cancelled due to insufficient entries. Live racing will be conducted this Monday, July 28, and is scheduled to resume on Thursday, July 31. First race post time is 1:15 … Continue reading

Jamgotchian Sues TOC, 38 Individuals Over 2006 Funding

Frequent litigant Jerry Jamgotchian has filed a lawsuit against 38 individuals currently or previously associated with Thoroughbred Owners of California and the horse owners organization itself in a matter dating back to 2006 involving an alleged misuse of funds. Jamgotchian … Continue reading

$5,000 Claiming Races at Center of Dispute Between Ferndale, Golden Gate Fields

The chairman and executive director of the California Horse Racing Board have threatened management of Golden Gate Fields with possible sanctions and/or a revision of the 2015 racing calendar after the Bay Area track apparently ignored a CHRB directive not … Continue reading