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Agenda Set for National HBPA’s Winter Convention

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) will hold its Winter Convention in Carefree, AZ at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center from Wednesday February 4th to Sunday February 8th with the Arizona HBPA as the host affiliate. Scheduled … Continue reading

New Mexico: Owner, Trainer Sanctioned for Clenbuterol Overage

The New Mexico Racing Commission has sanctioned an owner and trainer after their horse was found to have more than six time the allowed limit of clenbuterol in its system. According to a report in the Albuquerque Journal, the filly … Continue reading

Scratches Deplete Fields on Aqueduct’s Sunday Card

Sunday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack saw several races scratched down to small fields due to a misinterpretation of a new rule implemented by the New York Racing Association Jan. 16 that prohibits horses to run back in 14 days or … Continue reading

Hall of Fame Trainer Bill Mott Hit With Suspension; Will Appeal

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was handed a $1,000 fine and a 15-day suspension on Friday for overages of flunixin and Lasix in a post-race test of Saratoga Snacks on Sept. 20. Mott told the Daily Racing Form he plans … Continue reading

‘Completely False’: NYTHA Officials Respond to Finley Election Allegations

Officials with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have submitted their affidavits as part of the hearing process for Terry Finley’s appeal of last year’s presidential election results. The documents respond to the assertion by Finley that the 625 to 611 vote in … Continue reading

Aqueduct: Another Fatality Prompts Meeting Between Horsemen, Management

Several horsemen met with New York Racing Association officials after another equine fatality at Aqueduct on Thursday, the 14th breakdown in 26 days of racing. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the meeting, which lasted close to … Continue reading

‘We Need to Open Up the Blinkers’: Action Needed in Wake of Chapa

In the wake of the news buzz surrounding jockey Roman Chapa’s alleged use of a buzzer in a Sam Houston Park race last weekend, writer Jay Hovdey penned an editorial for the Daily Racing Form on Thursday urging action. Hovdey believes that swift, cooperative action is … Continue reading

Horse Sense: University of Arizona Racetrack Program Partners With Rillito

Rillito Park Racetrack will be extending its reach to the classroom through newly developed cooperation with the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. Interested students have the opportunity to learn about the industry first hand through working at the … Continue reading

Not a Sure Bet: Churchill Mutuel Clerks Reject Latest Contract Offer

Members of SEIU Local 541, the union that represents pari-mutuel clerks at Churchill Downs, have rejected the track’s latest contract offer, according to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal. The latest contact proposal was defeated by a 65-17 vote. Another … Continue reading

Welfare and Safety of Riders Focus of 2015 Jockeys’ Guild Assembly

The welfare and safety of riders served as the backbone for discussion at the 2015 Jockeys’ Guild Assembly, which concluded on Jan. 20, following two days of sessions at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Attended by both … Continue reading