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Hubbard: Cheaters a ‘Cancer to Horse Racing’

Calling those who attempt to cheat a “cancer to horse racing,” Ruidoso Downs race track chairman R.D. Hubbard announced the first steps in a program to deal with those who would attempt to break the rules of racing in “our … Continue reading

WV Racing Commission Pursuing Legislation to Allow Date Flexibility

The West Virginia Racing Commission is hoping to introduce legislation in 2015 that would allow more flexibility in the awarding of racing dates and reduce the number of required live dates to 185. The Blood-Horse reports that the commission currently … Continue reading

Keeneland, UK Libraries Partner to Open State-of-the-Art Conference Room

Thanks to a partnership with the Keeneland Association, University of Kentucky campus organizations now have access to a new, state-of-the-art, collaborative meeting space in the William T. Young Library. “The Keeneland Association Room at Young Library is a space for … Continue reading

Suffolk Downs to Conclude Live Racing Oct. 4

The 2014 live racing season at Suffolk Downs will come to a close on Saturday, October 4, in what will very likely mark the final racing day of the 79 year-old track’s history, the track announced today. The 2014 live … Continue reading

Brisnet to Offer Award for Handicapping Media will present the first-ever award for handicapping media at the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters dinner on Wednesday, October 29, at The Derby in Arcadia, Calif. The inaugural Ron Rippey Handicapping Media Award is open to any article, blog … Continue reading

New Whip Rule on Hold While Santa Anita Awaits CHRB Decision

A new house rule that was to be implemented at Santa Anita regulating the use of a whip on horses during a race has been temporarily shelved, according to an article in the Daily Racing Form. The new rule, which … Continue reading

Successful Fall Meet Concludes at Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos ended a successful first Fall meet Sunday, averaging well over $5.7 million ($5,768,238.19) daily in total combined mutuel handle. The handle figure was a 26.6% increase over the comparable days a year earlier for the Barretts Race meet … Continue reading

Kentucky Downs Wraps Up Successful Season Wednesday

Kentucky Downs closes out its highly successful 2014 live racing season on Wednesday, with a trio stakes races and an autograph session with Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte headlining the day’s activities. The first live race is scheduled for … Continue reading

NYRA Reveals Aqueduct Fall Stakes Schedule

The New York Racing Association has unveiled the stakes schedule for Aqueduct Racetrack’s Fall meet, which commences on October 29 and ends on December 31. In total, more than $4 million in purses will be distributed across 24 stakes races. … Continue reading

Suffolk Downs Could Extend Race Dates Into October

Suffolk Downs could move closing day of what is expected to be the track’s last meet from September 29 to October 4, as reported by the Boston Globe. Track chief operating officer Chip Tuttle said that holding the final day … Continue reading