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Cronley’s 57 Good Things About Horse Racing

In a recent ESPN column, writer Jay Cronley compiled a list of 57 good things about horse racing, from the trivial to the profound. Cronley wrote that he was inspired to take on the upbeat topic because horseplayers are often accused of … Continue reading

Kentucky Restaurant Overhaul to Benefit Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund

Out with the old, in with the new: central Kentucky restaurant conglomerate Bluegrass Hospitality Group announced Wednesday that the overhaul of one of its eateries will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund. Harry’s, which is located in the Lansdowne Shoppes … Continue reading

RCI Tightens Restrictions on NSAID Stacking

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) has voted to increase penalties for the detection of multiple Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, commonly known as NSAIDs. The changes adopted by the organization created three classes of NSAID “stacking” in an effort to … Continue reading

Racing at the Maryland State Fair Begins Aug. 22

The second season of horse racing in Maryland gets underway Friday with nine races at the Maryland State Fair,  the only fair east of the Mississippi that still conducts a sanctioned Thoroughbred meeting. The meet covers seven days and will … Continue reading

NTRA Legislative Meeting Set for Del Mar Aug. 21

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) will host its next legislative briefing open to industry stakeholders and other interested parties Thursday in the Del Mar Turf Club Director’s Room, immediately following the day’s last race (approximately 5:45 p.m. PDT). The … Continue reading

Woodbine Considering Possible Surface Change for Main Track

Officials at Woodbine have indicated that in addition to planned maintenance and improvements to the main track surface beginning in September, they also will be analyzing the main track and will be considering possible alternatives. The Daily Racing Form reports … Continue reading

FDA: Kentucky Compounding Pharmacy Mislabeled Drugs

In a stern letter released on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration advised Wickliffe Pharmaceutical, Inc. that it was in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for “adulterated and misbranded” compound drugs. The FDA reported that it … Continue reading

New ‘Vision Plan’: Multi-Venue Sports and Entertainment District Proposed for New Jersey

Legislative plans to offer a Referendum on North Jersey casino development are the impetus behind a new “Vision Plan” from the Meadowlands Regional Chamber to continue the redevelopment of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, creating a self-sustaining, long term economic driver … Continue reading

For Sale: Mellons’ Upperville Estate on the Market for $70 Million

Rokeby Stables, the 2,047-acre breeding farm owned by the late Paul and Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon, has been listed for sale with Washington Fine Properties, according to an article in the Fauquier Now News. Asking price – a cool $70 million. … Continue reading

Stewards Suspend Quarter Horse Rider, Allege Buzzer Posession

Jockey Raul Valenzuela has been suspended by Ruidoso Downs officials pending an ongoing investigation into alleged possession of a buzzer. Valenzuela may lose his license, depending upon the results of the investigation, according to New Mexico State Racing Commission executive director … Continue reading