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Woodbine’s Loiselle: ‘An Absolute Privilege’ To Call Some Of Canada’s Great Races

Dan Loiselle, the track announcer at Woodbine, will call his final race at the facility on May 31, which will bring the curtain down on a 29-year career. “It’s been an absolute privilege to announce some of Canada’s greatest races. … Continue reading

Monmouth Reports Strong Memorial Day Weekend

Monmouth Park proved the place to be this Memorial Day Weekend with a record-breaking 60,114 fans spinning through the turnstiles to enjoy Thoroughbred racing at the Jersey Shore coupled with the fourth annual food truck festival.  Monday’s program was highlighted … Continue reading

Former Trainer, Racing Manager Richard Mulhall Dies At 76

Former trainer and racing manager Richard Mulhall died Monday morning at his home in Monrovia, Ca following a prolonged illness, according to the Santa Anita media department. He was 76. After beginning his career as an exercise rider, Mulhall took … Continue reading

Matt Dinerman Named New Emerald Downs Announcer

Emerald Downs announced 22-year-old Matt Dinerman has been hired as track announcer through the remainder of the 2015 season. A native of San Diego, Dinerman replaces long-time announcer Robert Geller, who will succeed Dan Loiselle as the announcer at Woodbine … Continue reading

Gulfstream To Offer Trainer Bonuses Based On Field Size

Gulfstream Park announced today it will offer horsemen a $250 starter bonus tied to field size beginning July 1. Gulfstream’s latest announcement is another in a series of initiatives to thank horsemen for supporting the summer meet. Gulfstream is keeping … Continue reading

Favorito: Marketing Horse Racing Easier Than Before

In a piece for New Jersey Newsroom, marketing expert Joe Favorito discusses the marketing possibilities for the racing industry moving forward. The excitement of the lead-up to American Pharoah’s Triple Crown run has many people outside the sport looking in, … Continue reading

Qatar To Unveil Large Sponsorship Deal For British Racing

Qatar’s royal family will soon announce what is thought to be the biggest sponsorship deal in the history of British horse racing, according to a story by The Telegraph. The deal is estimated at more than £50 million for a … Continue reading

Scotland: Racing ‘In The Background’ At Perth Festival

The three-day Perth Festival kicks off a season that lasts until September at Perth Racecourse in Scotland. Horses, as at all other tracks, are on display, but general manager Sam Morshead believes they are also in the “entertainment business.” “We … Continue reading

Jockey Joe Bravo Rides 5,000th Winner

Saturday’s sixth race at Monmouth Park proved an extra special one for the jockey aptly nicknamed ‘Jersey’ Joe Bravo when he piloted Boss Man to victory, marking the 43-year-old journeyman’s 5,000th trip to the winner’s circle. Bravo joins the elite … Continue reading

CHRB: $1.2 Million Added To UC Davis Drug Testing, Research Budget

It was announced at the monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) Thursday that $1.2 million had been added to the budget for drug testing and research at the U.C. Davis Maddy Laboratory. Other items discussed at the … Continue reading