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Report: Ohio Racing Commission To Discuss Uniform Medication Policies

The Ohio State Racing Commission will begin discussions with various industry organizations next month not only to examine the current medication policies in the state, but in an effort to adopt uniform rules in the future. According to an article … Continue reading

Australia: Six More Trainers Facing Possible Bans After Cobalt Overages

Six more Australian trainers – three Thoroughbred and three harness – are facing possible bans after Racing Queensland officials announced that a total of nine test samples recently came back positive for cobalt overages. The Herald Sun reports that Racing … Continue reading

Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2015 Graded Stakes; Marine Upgraded to G3

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada.  The Committee upgraded one Listed race bringing the total to 44 Graded Stakes in Canada for 2015. The Graded Stakes … Continue reading

18 Months Probation for Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

A Pendleton County, Ky., man has been sentenced to probation in a case where animal control officers removed 49 horse carcasses and 14 emaciated horses from his farm. According to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Larry Browning was originally … Continue reading

California Chrome Vox Populi Charity Auction To Offer Several Unique Items

Collectors, “Chromies,” and curators all will be vying for the race-worn winning silks of a champion as well as other prized pieces in a historical opportunity when the California Chrome Vox Populi Charity Auction begins Jan. 29. This unique, 10-day … Continue reading

Australian Vets Voice Support of New Cobalt Rules

Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, has announced that it supports the new rules governing the use of cobalt in racehorses. The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has set a threshold for cobalt of … Continue reading

Moving Right Along: Work Progressing on Del Mar’s New Dirt Track

Crews continue to work steadily on the process of a total renovation of Del Mar’s main track as January comes to a close. All estimates have the project on schedule for completion in March. Del Mar’s Polytrack main surface – … Continue reading

Treat (or Serve) Yo Self: Churchill Downs Installing Liquor ‘Vending Machines’ Near New Owners’ Suites

The new owners’ suites at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks will have access to new do-it-yourself automated bartending machines, according to a report in Sports Business Daily. The machines, called Monsieur Bartender, will be installed by Levy … Continue reading

Report: New Governor Shakes Up Illinois Racing Board

New Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has begun to make several changes to the Illinois Racing Board, beginning with the removal of chairman William Berry. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, a statement from Berry announcing his resignation was read … Continue reading

Hollywood’s Historians: Two Former Employees Working to Organize Track Archive

Though Hollywood Park ran its last race months ago, two former employees are working to preserve the track’s extensive collection of historic press notes and film footage. Race Day 360 reported this week that Kip Hannan, former supervisor of production … Continue reading