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Victor Espinoza celebrates as California Chrome wins the Dubai World Cup
California Chrome Wins 2016 Horse Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the Year, an honor which he also won in 2014, […]

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Eclipse Award trophy spotlighted
And Away We Go… Eclipse Awards Night At Gulfstream Park

Tonight’s the night North America’s horse racing champions – both the equine and human stars – are being crowned. Gulfstream Park plays host to the 46th annual Eclipse Awards, which is live streaming to fans everywhere. Jeannine Edwards of ESPN and ABC Sports hosted the event, which got under way at 8 p.m. EST. Join […]

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California Chrome's  Dubai World Cup victory was voted the NTRA Moment of the Year for 2016
California Chrome’s Dubai World Cup Win Named NTRA’s ‘Moment Of The Year’

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that California Chrome’s win in the Dubai World Cup has been named the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of a record 2,817 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. California Chrome’s connections – owners California Chrome LLC (Perry and Denise Martin, […]

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Valuable Keeneland Spring Schedule Anchored By 16 Stakes Worth $4.325 Million

Keeneland today announced a $4.325 million stakes schedule for its 2017 Spring Meet that offers 16 stakes, featuring the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), and introduces Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet as the signature sponsor of the $200,000 Lexington (G3). Purse money for the Lexington and opening day Transylvania (G3) […]

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Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association
Registration Open For National HBPA Convention; Horsemen’s Relations, Aftercare Among Topics

Racetracks developing strong relations with their horsemen is good for business. So is the sport’s stake-holders investing in thoroughbred retirement. Those are two panel discussions during what promises to be a lively and informative National HBPA Convention March 7-10 at Las Vegas’ South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. The Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association is […]

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Both Fair Grounds and Delta Downs had two-horse races earlier this month, due to quarantine-related scratches
Louisiana: For Some Barns, Fair Grounds EHV-1 Quarantine Could Be Lifted By Saturday

Fair Grounds & the Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture issued the following update Thursday, Jan. 19: The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has issued an addendum to the incident plan regarding the EHV-1 outbreak on the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots All barns continue to have enhanced biosecurity measures and twice daily monitoring of […]

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Eclipse Award
Eclipse Awards To Be Televised Live On TVG2 Saturday Night

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that the 46th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing’s champions of 2016, will be televised live on TVG2 and also streamed on multiple outlets this Saturday, January 21, beginning at 8 p.m. ET from the Sport of Kings […]

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Cuomo Budget Proposal Includes Re-Privatization Of NYRA

New York Racing Association president and CEO Chris Kay said the association’s board of directors supports legislation included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget that would return NYRA to private control. Citing dissatisfaction with how the association was being run, Cuomo executed a state takeover of NYRA by forming a reorganization board of directors in 2012. […]

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Illinois Horsemen’s Organizations Urge Governor, Racing Board To End ‘Recapture’ Of Revenue By Racetracks

The following statement is from the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association and Illinois Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association. In the words of the horsemen’s organizations, the statement is a “plea to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Join Us in Asking the Illinois Racing Board to Stop Racetracks from Raiding Purse Dollars and Destroying Illinois Jobs.” Illinois regulators […]

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Ventipulmin Syrup (Clenbuterol)
‘We Believe They Are Sabotage’: Serey’s Attorney Fighting Clenbuterol Positives

Trainer Mario Serey, Jr. is facing possible sanctions in the state of Pennsylvania, resulting from a series of post-race tests that showed traces of the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Four of Serey’s trainees were disqualified from first-place efforts over a five-day period in early December as a result of the clenbuterol overages. According to Daily Racing Form (which […]

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