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Scotland: Racing ‘In The Background’ At Perth Festival

The three-day Perth Festival kicks off a season that lasts until September at Perth Racecourse in Scotland. Horses, as at all other tracks, are on display, but general manager Sam Morshead believes they are also in the “entertainment business.” “We … Continue reading

Jockey Joe Bravo Rides 5,000th Winner

Saturday’s sixth race at Monmouth Park proved an extra special one for the jockey aptly nicknamed ‘Jersey’ Joe Bravo when he piloted Boss Man to victory, marking the 43-year-old journeyman’s 5,000th trip to the winner’s circle. Bravo joins the elite … Continue reading

CHRB: $1.2 Million Added To UC Davis Drug Testing, Research Budget

It was announced at the monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) Thursday that $1.2 million had been added to the budget for drug testing and research at the U.C. Davis Maddy Laboratory. Other items discussed at the … Continue reading

Star Jockeys, Other Sports Celebrities To Honor Fallen Riders At Jockeys & Jeans

Famous jockeys and a host of other sports celebrities will gather at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 30 to honor five severely injured former riders and raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at the second … Continue reading

Saratoga To Host Three-Day Job Fair In June

Saratoga will host a three-day job fair for a variety of positions at the Saratoga Springs City Center on June 11-13. According to the Albany Times-Union, positions available include food service, retail, parking staff, and betting clerks. Applicants must be … Continue reading

Commentary: ‘Big Days’ Of Racing Important, But Shouldn’t Be Primary Focus

American Pharoah will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner when he enters the starting gate for the G1 Belmont Stakes on June 6. There is little doubt that many racing fans will consider that Saturday to be a … Continue reading

Palm Meadows To Remain Open For Gulfstream’s Summer Meet

For the first time in its 13-year history, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility Palm Meadows will remain open for the summer meeting. The 286-acre facility, which has accommodated five of the last 11 Kentucky Derby winners as well as Horse … Continue reading

Robert Geller New Track Announcer At Woodbine

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced that Robert Geller will succeed Dan Loiselle as Woodbine’s new thoroughbred race caller. Geller, formerly the track announcer at Emerald Downs Racetrack, will call his first race at Woodbine on Saturday, June 13. “Woodbine … Continue reading

Gary Mudgway New Ambassador For Great British Racing International

Gary Mudgway has been appointed as an Ambassador for Great British Racing International, working to promote British Racing in Australia and New Zealand. The British racing and breeding industry already enjoys excellent relations with the sport in Australasia with many … Continue reading

Cobalt Research, Detection Discussed At Ohio Commission Meeting

At the May 19 Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) meeting, discussion continued regarding a new study concerning the effects of cobalt on Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses. Dr. James Robertson, consulting veterinarian, updated the OSRC on the progress of the OSRC/The … Continue reading