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England: Sixth Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

Trainer Tony Carroll revealed that one of his horses, Ocean Legend, tested positive for morphine June 24, bringing the total number of positive tests to six, At the Races reports. The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that five horses … Continue reading

Future of Haskell Invitational Could Rest in Passage of Sports Gambling Bill

The Haskell Invitational has been the summer showpiece of New Jersey’s Monmouth Park for many years. The race continually attracts some of the best 3-year-olds in training with its Grade 1 standing and $1 million purse. For the second consecutive … Continue reading

EquiLottery Revenue Studies Show Big Upside for Ontario Racing

In year one of operation, initial revenue studies provided to Canadian company EquiLottery Corp. estimate its lottery and horse racing game EquiLottery to generate $100 million in ticket sales. Factor in the effect the game will have on increasing horseplayer … Continue reading

Report: British Supplier Denies On-Site Morphine Feed Contamination

The company Dodson & Horrell, whose contaminated feed is believed to be the source of the recent spate of positive morphine tests, has denied any on-site contamination of feed. The company has been the feed supplier for Queen Elizabeth’s trainers … Continue reading

TOBA to Host Educational Clinics, Members Meeting in Saratoga Springs

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual Members Meeting, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. the first week of August. Monday, August 4: Pedigree & Conformation Clinic at Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion Pedigree discussions … Continue reading

Wee Small Hours: NY Racinos Awarded Extended Hours for VLTs

New York racetracks that also have additional gaming facilities at their locations will soon to be able to extend their operating hours, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new legislation July 22. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, New York … Continue reading

Recent Spate of Positive Tests Traced to Specific Drug Combination

Several positive drug tests in the Mid-Atlantic region recently for overages in methocarbamol have been linked to the use of the drug in combination with phenylbutazone, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Methocarbamol, a muscle relaxer, is a … Continue reading

Frazier Among 2014 Inductees to Washington Racing Hall of Fame

Trainer Ben Harris and jockey Ricky Frazier head a stellar field of 2014 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced Tuesday.Chum Salmon, winner of seven stakes including a last-to-first victory in the 1985 Longacres Mile, was elected in the … Continue reading

The Queen’s Gold Cup Winner, Estimate, Tests Positive for Morphine

The Queen’s talented 5-year-old mare, Estimate, has tested positive for morphine, its been reported in the Racing Post. The announcement comes after the British Horseracing Authority stated last week that five horses had tested positive for the banned substance. It … Continue reading

Arapahoe Park’s Race-Day, Medication-Free Incentive Program Paying Dividends

One month into Arapahoe Park’s pioneering Race-Day Medication-Free Incentive program has produced three bonuses that will be paid to trainers who have won with horses that did not compete with race-day medication.  The winners have represented two of the three … Continue reading