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Saratoga Concludes Successful 2014 Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. yesterday concluded its 146th season at Saratoga Race Course, which featured an enhanced guest experience and improved quality of racing at the venerable track. The 2014 Saratoga season saw a record $17.45 million in … Continue reading

Curtain Comes Down on Ellis Park’s Summer Meet

Labor Day signaled the end of the summer race meeting at Ellis Park. Overall, the Henderson, Ky., racetrack had a successful season in which business was up 12 percent from last year, according to a report by WFIE Channel 14 … Continue reading

Fall Meet at Los Alamitos to Start Sept. 5

Live daytime racing comes back to Los Alamitos Race Course on September 5 through September 21 with an 11-day Fall meeting that will be highlighted by the Los Alamitos Mile on Saturday, September 6 and a pair of premier juvenile … Continue reading

Saratoga Sunset: Pedulla Recalls the Top 10 Moments of the 2014 Meet

Saratoga concluded yet another successful summer meet on Labor Day. The 2014 race meet, like many before it, provided great racing and was a showcase for many talented horses. In his latest column for America’s Best Racing, Tom Pedulla takes … Continue reading

Racing Returns to Belmont Park Sept. 5

With TVG Super Saturday on September 27 serving as the centerpiece of an enhanced stakes schedule worth $11 million, Belmont Park’s fall championship meet will open Friday, September 5 and run for 38 days through October 26. In addition to … Continue reading

Del Mar: Pender Plans Appeal of Suspension, Fine

Trainer Mike Pender has indicated he will appeal a recent ruling by the Del Mar stewards in which he received a three-week suspension and $5,000 fine after receiving five class 4 medication infractions during a 12-month period. The Daily Racing … Continue reading

Jones on Drug Penalties: ‘If We Don’t Deal With This, It’s Going to Be a Disaster’

Brereton C. Jones, a former Governor of Kentucky who founded Airdrie Stud in 1972 and a Jockey Club member since 2012, sat down for an interview with Glenye Cain Oakford on July 31. That interview was published on Thoroughbred Racing … Continue reading

Texas Racing Commission Authorizes Historical Racing

A plan to implement historical racing at horse and dog tracks in Texas was approved by the Texas Racing Commission on Friday. The Commission voted 7-1 in favor of the rule change, which would allow pari-mutuel wagering on historical race … Continue reading

Dr. Scott Palmer Issues Statement Regarding Equine Fatalities at Saratoga

NYS Equine Medical Director Scott E. Palmer, VMD, issued the following statement Aug. 29 regarding the increased number of equine fatalities in 2014 at Saratoga: Although New York State has made significant progress in reducing injuries and preventing the inappropriate … Continue reading

Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge to Offer $100K in Prizes

Santa Anita Park has announced it will stage the Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, on the second weekend of its upcoming Autumn Meet, Oct. 4 & 5. The 24-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. … Continue reading