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Los Alamitos Reaches Agreement To Host Year-Round Stabling

Following the closure of Hollywood Park, Los Alamitos has played host to up to 700 thoroughbreds year-round. That was two years ago, and officials at Los Alamitos have been struggling to reach an agreement with Santa Anita and the horsemens’ … Continue reading

Woodbine Changing Direction For Racing In 2016

Woodbine Entertainment Group’s president and chief executive officer Jim Lawson has come up with a new idea for racing at the Ontario, Canada oval. In 2016, the track will offer 25 turf races going in a clockwise direction, according to … Continue reading

Japan: Purses And Local Passion Create A Near ‘Racing Utopia’

Harry Sweeney made the move from Ireland to Japan in 1990 to work as a farm manager and veterinarian, because the farm was willing to pay six times his Irish salary. According to the New York Times, he only intended … Continue reading

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference

Princess Zahra Aga Khan will give the opening address at the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian Racing Conference at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai on Monday, Jan. 26, 2016. The address has special significance given that … Continue reading

Woodbine Plans April 9-Dec. 4 Season In 2016; Queen’s Plate July 3

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) on Wednesday jointly announced Woodbine’s 2016 Thoroughbred racing calendar. Opening day for Woodbine’s 61st season, which will offer 133 dates pending Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approval, is set … Continue reading

Lexington ‘The New Standard’ For Breeders’ Cup Host Cities

Representatives of the Breeders’ Cup were on hand at a meeting Nov. 24 at The Red Mile to discuss the economic impact of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup on Lexington. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, officials had nothing but praise for the city, saying … Continue reading

Exchange Wagering Approved In New Jersey

The state of New Jersey will be the first in the nation to offer exchange wagering, beginning in the spring of next year. North reports that the New Jersey Racing Commission gave its approval to a plan proposed by the … Continue reading

Wyoming Downs Reopens Historic Racing Games

After a seven-week shutdown, Wyoming Downs announced Nov. 24 that its historic wagering operations had reopened at its off-track betting facilities across the state. The track said a software issue that led to the Wyoming Attorney General’s opinion that the … Continue reading

Casse: Industry Concern That Bettors Care About Lasix Is ‘Baloney’

In an interview with Karen M. Johnson for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, seven-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse discussed his views on the controversial issue of Lasix. He is a proponent of the medication, stating that “running horses on Lasix and … Continue reading

Starlet, Futurity Highlight 12-Day Meet At Los Alamitos

The second Winter meet at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, Dec. 3. The 12-day season will continue through Sunday, Dec. 20 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 12:30 p.m. Highlighting the Winter season are a … Continue reading

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