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Double Trouble: Report Says Chapa Charged With Toting Buzzer On Same Horse In 2014

Jockey Roman Chapa, already in hot water for allegedly carrying an electrical device aboard Quiet Acceleration in the 2015 Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park, has been accused by the Texas Racing Commission of carrying a device in the 2014 … Continue reading

Report: Suffolk Downs, Horsemen To Create Plan For Live Racing

Massachusetts horsemen have stated that they plan to meet with Suffolk Downs officials in the next few weeks to work on a plan for live racing this year. The announcement comes after the Massachusetts state legislature passed a bill March … Continue reading

Peter Lurie Joins Broadcast Team At Hoosier Park, Indiana Grand

Nationally acclaimed horse racing analyst and commentator Peter Lurie has joined the broadcast teams at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Lurie will make more than one dozen appearances throughout 2015 with the first appearance … Continue reading

Pimlico Gears Up For 2015 Spring Meet

Championship racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course on Thursday for the opening of its 37-day spring meet, highlighted by the 140th renewal of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) May 16. The middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the … Continue reading

NYRA Names Brooklyn Businessman Bonomo As New Chairman

The New York Racing Association has named Brooklyn businessman Anthony Bonomo as its new chairman, according to a report by The Saratogian. Bonomo did not take over at the board meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday; the meeting was cancelled … Continue reading

Churchill Track Superintendent David Lehr To Retire In May

Track Superintendent David Lehr will retire from that Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) post at the end of May, concluding a career that spanned more than 43 years with the home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) … Continue reading

Report: Regulating ‘Program Trainers’ One Goal of Racing Officials Accreditation Program

At its latest conference currently being held in Delaware, members of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) discussed ‘program trainers’, and the need for the racing industry to develop regulations that would deal with the issue. “On a scale of … Continue reading

No Foolin’: Collmus Eager To Kick Off New Gig As NYRA Announcer April 1

A new era will begin on April 1 in New York, when Larry Collmus begins calling races as the new track announcer for the New York Racing Association. Collmus was hired last summer to replace Tom Durkin, who decided to … Continue reading

USTA, Ohio Racing Commission Discuss Cobalt, Other Medication Issues At Recent Meeting

USTA President Phil Langley, accompanied by Executive Vice President Mike Tanner, presented the USTA’s positions on a number of medications’ issues to the Ohio State Racing Commission at their monthly meeting on Monday afternoon at the Riffe Center in Columbus, … Continue reading

33 Woodbine Employees Make Government’s ‘Sunshine List’ For Six-Figure Salaries

In a voluntary disclosure, the Ontario Racing Commission revealed 33 Woodbine employees are on the government’s annual “sunshine list” of workers making $100,000 or more. Woodbine CEO Nick Eaves, who is stepping down from his post, brought in more than … Continue reading