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Attendance, Handle Down As Keeneland Fall Meet Concludes

Keeneland’s 2014 Fall Meet, highlighted by the debut of a new dirt surface, the track’s first $1 million race and world-class racing that produced a large contingent of Breeders’ Cup-bound horses, closed Saturday with the third-highest Fall season attendance in … Continue reading

CHRB Meeting Discusses Rule Proposals, Approves Licenses

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. 1st Vice Chair Bo Derek, 2nd Vice Chair Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper and … Continue reading

Velazquez: Jockeys Should ‘Speak for the Sport’

On Oct. 1, John Velazquez did an interview with Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, discussing his Breeders’ Cup accident last year, his rides on horses like Wise Dan and Animal Kingdom, and his views on the industry. A Hall of Fame inductee … Continue reading

Monmouth Puts Start of Sports Betting On Hold ‘For Now’

Sports betting at Monmouth Park, which was to commence on Sunday, Oct. 26, has been placed on hold following a temporary restraining order issued today by the United States District Court in Trenton. “While we are disappointed not to be … Continue reading

Conversations With Champions To Host D. Wayne Lukas

The thrills, challenges and future of horse racing will be among the topics discussed Nov. 18 during a University of Louisville Conversations With Champions event with thoroughbred trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Horses trained by Lukas have won the Kentucky Derby … Continue reading

The 123Racing Pick6 of the Week

Each week, 123racing is providing sponsored editorial to help you handicap its new, innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6. The bet is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a player gets points for first, second, and third-place finishes (based on pari-mutuel … Continue reading

Report: Payments to Presque Isle Horsemen Delayed

It’s been nearly a month since Presque Isle Downs concluded its race meet, but many horsemen are still waiting on $2.2 million on purses and claiming transactions to be paid out. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

Migliore Elected to TRF Board of Directors

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation elected Richard Migliore to its Board of Directors on Wednesday, October 22. ‘The Mig,’ who won nearly 4,500 races during his 30-year career, is the first jockey to sit on the TRF Board. The addition of … Continue reading

Delaware Park Reports Mixed Results for Summer Meet

The 77th season of live racing at Delaware Park concluded with mixed results on Wednesday, October 22. On a positive note, the winner of the Delaware Handicap emerged as a leading contender in the Distaff division for the fourth consecutive … Continue reading

Florida Owners and Breeders Elect New Board, Executive Committee

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association has announced five new board members that each have been elected to three-year terms. An elected member of the FTBOA Board of Directors is eligible to serve two consecutive terms before being required … Continue reading

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