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Lansdowne Thoroughbreds Bankruptcy Case Dismissed After New Investors Agree To Purchase Company

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Tracey N. Wise on Tuesday sustained a motion by Lansdowne Thoroughbreds LLC to dismiss its Chapter 7 bankruptcy case filed earlier this month. According to a Motion for Dismissal filed on Monday by the Lexington, Ky., law firm Bunch & Brock, which represents Lansdowne Thoroughbreds, the bankruptcy petition was filed in order […]

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Racing at Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs Announces Lucrative $3.2M September, Fall Stakes Schedules

Stakes schedules that feature combined purses of more than $3.2 million and a wide-ranging array of events for horses in most every category of competition have been announced by Churchill Downs Racetrack for its upcoming September Meet, which features an 11-day racing schedule from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 2, and its traditional Fall […]

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Horses race in front of a beautiful backdrop in Roscommon, Ireland
Horse Racing Ireland Launches Industry Assistance Program

Horse Racing Ireland July 26 launched an industry assistance program for the Irish Thoroughbred industry. The program is designed to improve the well-being of the 14,500 staff working in the industry. It will provide round-the-clock support through a range of confidential services, including a 24/7 telephone support line and an online resource center with a […]

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2010 World Equestrian Games Hosted in Lexington, Ky.
World Equestrian Games 2018: Back To Lexington?

On July 22, the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) announced that the 2018 World Equestrian Games would no longer be hosted by Bromont, Quebec in Canada. According to, officials at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington are hopeful that they will get the chance to host the games once again. The Kentucky Horse Park hosted […]

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Quarter Horse racing
Florida Quarter Horse Group Files Suit Over Hialeah Licensing

The Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association has begun legal proceedings against the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, claiming that the office improperly issued licenses to Hialeah Park. CBS Miami reports that the dispute stems from a decision made by Hialeah officials to enter into an agreement with the South Florida Quarter Horse Association. That group would […]

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Historical racing terminals
Back In Court: Historical Racing Once Again Argued Before A Judge

Attorneys representing both sides in the debate over historical racing were back in court Monday, arguing whether the machines currently in use at Kentucky Downs comply with the regulations that govern the games. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the debate centers around the type of race replay used for the machines – actual video of racing or ‘animated’ […]

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NY State Gaming Commission logo
New York Rules Changed To Allow Topical DMSO On Race Day

On Monday the New York State Gaming Commission adopted two rule changes, according to the Daily Racing Form. One will allow the use of topical DMSO on race day, and the other expands claim void powers. DMSO, or Dimethyl sulfoxide, is a topical, liniment-type liquid or gel. Traditionally used as a solvent, DMSO is renowned […]

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Racing at Del Mar
Del Mar: Recent Rash Of Equine Injuries Raises Concerns, Draws Protest

Several equine injuries – a few of them fatal – have raised concerns at this year’s Del Mar meet, which is just entering its second week. On Saturday, three horses suffered injuries during morning training hours, causing trainer Richard Mandella to postpone Beholder’s scheduled work until Sunday. In a recent news segment for San Diego’s CBS 8, Dominic […]

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Turf racing at Laurel Park
Records Fall On Laurel Park’s Turf Course Sunday

Opal Eileen Paul’s Coastal Sea was bottled up in traffic before budging her way through a narrow seam in mid-stretch and drawing clear under a hand-ride to win Sunday’s eighth race at Laurel Park in track record time. Ridden by Angel Cruz for trainer Tim Keefe, Coastal Sea ($7.20) ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:01 […]

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Mark Stanton holds the California Chrome silks won with a $20,000 bid at Del Mar
‘Chrome’ Silks, Saddle Towel Auctioned To Benefit V Foundation

Following California Chrome’s impressive win in the G2 San Diego Handicap Saturday evening, the 2014 Horse of the Year’s silks and saddle towel were auctioned off in the Del Mar paddock prior to the Barretts Paddock Sale. All proceeds from the sale of the striking chestnut’s gear were earmarked to go to the V Foundation […]

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