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Racing Returns to Belmont Park Sept. 5

With TVG Super Saturday on September 27 serving as the centerpiece of an enhanced stakes schedule worth $11 million, Belmont Park’s fall championship meet will open Friday, September 5 and run for 38 days through October 26. In addition to … Continue reading

Del Mar: Pender Plans Appeal of Suspension, Fine

Trainer Mike Pender has indicated he will appeal a recent ruling by the Del Mar stewards in which he received a three-week suspension and $5,000 fine after receiving five class 4 medication infractions during a 12-month period. The Daily Racing … Continue reading

Saratoga Sunday Card Includes Pick 6 Carryover, Durkin’s Final Call

In addition to a pair of graded stakes, announcer Tom Durkin’s final race call, and a T-shirt giveaway, Sunday’s card at Saratoga Race Course will include a Pick 6 with a $151,766 carryover. The Pick 6 will begin with race … Continue reading

Jones on Drug Penalties: ‘If We Don’t Deal With This, It’s Going to Be a Disaster’

Brereton C. Jones, a former Governor of Kentucky who founded Airdrie Stud in 1972 and a Jockey Club member since 2012, sat down for an interview with Glenye Cain Oakford on July 31. That interview was published on Thoroughbred Racing … Continue reading

Texas Racing Commission Authorizes Historical Racing

A plan to implement historical racing at horse and dog tracks in Texas was approved by the Texas Racing Commission on Friday. The Commission voted 7-1 in favor of the rule change, which would allow pari-mutuel wagering on historical race … Continue reading

Dr. Scott Palmer Issues Statement Regarding Equine Fatalities at Saratoga

NYS Equine Medical Director Scott E. Palmer, VMD, issued the following statement Aug. 29 regarding the increased number of equine fatalities in 2014 at Saratoga: Although New York State has made significant progress in reducing injuries and preventing the inappropriate … Continue reading

Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge to Offer $100K in Prizes

Santa Anita Park has announced it will stage the Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, on the second weekend of its upcoming Autumn Meet, Oct. 4 & 5. The 24-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. … Continue reading

NYRA Official Hints at Longer Saratoga Meet

Changes could be in store for the 2015 Saratoga meet – at least, that’s what a NYRA official hinted at earlier this week. According to an article in The Troy Record, Anthony J. Bonomo, a member of the New York … Continue reading

Tote Snafu Forces Delaware Park to Refund Wagers

All wagers were refunded in the third race at Delaware Park Thursday due to a technical issue. A temporary communications/tote malfunction allowed the mutuel pool for the race to remain open after the race started compromising the integrity of the pool.   … Continue reading

Oaklawn Park Increasing Purses for 2015 Season

The Oaklawn Jockey Club has announced it is projecting a record purse distribution of $23.5 million for its 2015 racing season, starting January 9. This will mark the seventh consecutive year of increased purses. Oaklawn will begin the meet with … Continue reading