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Golf Legend Gary Player to Deliver Keynote Address at Inaugural Owner Conference

Gary Player, a legend in the golfing world and a long-time Thoroughbred owner, breeder and advocate of Thoroughbred aftercare, will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and The Jockey Club host the inaugural Thoroughbred … Continue reading

Report: Calder-Gulfstream Working on Dates Deal

Representatives from both Churchill Downs Inc. and The Stronach Group are nearing an agreement that would end the current head-to-head competition between Calder Race Course & Slots and Gulfstream Park. The Blood-Horse reports that the deal could be announced as … Continue reading

Florida’s Approval of Uniform Medication Plan Held Up by Legislature

As national voices have gained strength in the debate on the use of therapeutic medication in horse racing, a group of organizations representing nearly 10,000 Florida Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse owners, trainers and breeders had already taken the unprecedented step … Continue reading

Hastings to Kick Off Historic 125th Meet April 27

Historians have recorded that the first thoroughbred race staged in Vancouver was held in 1889 in what was referred to as the Vancouver City Stakes.  It was the first – and last – time Howe Street was used as a … Continue reading

Louisiana Officials Postpone Renewal of Churchill’s Fair Grounds License

Officials with the Louisiana State Racing Commission have postponed a decision to renew Churchill Downs’ operating license for the Fair Grounds until next week. According to The Times-Picayune, the commission met for over two hours on Tuesday, during which representatives … Continue reading

Claiborne to Sponsor Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity

The Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm has become the signature sponsor of Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity (G1), to be held Saturday, Oct. 4. The purse for the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity will increase from $400,000 to $500,000 in 2014. The stakes, for 2-year-olds … Continue reading

Track Opens for Training at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

The first horses stepped onto the newly renovated racing surface Monday, April 21 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino to prepare for the upcoming 120-day meet set to kick off Tuesday, May 6. With the addition of two more barns, … Continue reading

Fairplex to Run Dates at Los Alamitos

For more than 70 years, Fairplex has been the home of horse racing at the Los Angeles County Fair. Today it was announced following several weeks of discussions with California horse racing industry leaders they have decided, contingent upon California … Continue reading

Fundraisers Generate Over $63,000 for Injured Von Rosen

A pair of fundraising events for injured jockey Anne von Rosen generated more than $63,000, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Horsemen at Turf Paradise organized both a walk, which brought in over $2,000 and a dinner and silent auction, … Continue reading

Report: Saratoga Raceway Abandons Plans for Full-Fledged Casino

Representatives of Saratoga Casino & Raceway have scrapped plans to bid for one of the licenses that would allow a full-fledged casino to be built on the property. Instead, officials will now push for a new location in East Greenbush, … Continue reading

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