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Larry Jones Suffers Severe Injuries in Delaware Park Fall

The Daily Racing Form reports that Larry Jones, a trainer best known for horses like Horse of the Year Havre de Grace and Kentucky Derby runner-ups Eight Belles and Hard Spun, suffered several injuries after being thrown from a horse … Continue reading

Aqueduct Barn 10 No Longer Under Quarantine

According to Daily Racing Form correspondent David Grening, Aqueduct has lifted its quarantine on Barn 10, per New York Racing Association veterinarian Dr. Verderosa. Barn 10 was put under precautionary biosecurity measures after a horse that could have been exposed … Continue reading

Rep. Burns: Louisiana Downs Must Be Revitalized to Survive

In a guest column for the Shreveport Times, Louisiana Representative Henry Burns stressed the importance of Louisiana Downs and Harrah’s Casino working together to find common ground. Attendance by both horsemen and spectators at the Louisiana track is currently sliding … Continue reading

Genaro: U.S. Still Has a Long Way to Go Toward Jockey Safety

Head injuries are a much-talked about issue in today’s world of sports, but American horse racing may have a lot of work to do in that respect. “The U.S. lags at least a decade behind Great Britain in its approach … Continue reading

National HBPA on Stronach Measures: ‘The Devil Is in the Details’

The National HBPA supports various aspects of the Stronach Group’s integrity initiatives while at the same time questioning the reality and practicality of some other aspects of the initiatives. “The Stronach Group’s support of national uniform therapeutic medications and severe … Continue reading

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Unveils $4M Stakes Schedule

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is stepping into a new light in the horse racing industry. Beginning Tuesday, May 6, the facility located in Shelbyville, Ind. will race under a new name, logo and color scheme featuring shades of gold … Continue reading

Oaklawn Caps Successful Meet With Double-Digit Increases

Oaklawn’s 2014 live season concluded Saturday, April 12, with double-digit increases in total handle, average daily handle and average daily purse distribution. Despite racing three fewer days in 2014 compared to 2013, Oaklawn’s total handle increased 12% to $169,248,051. Average … Continue reading

Report: Los Alamitos Hoping to Gain Fairplex Park’s September Dates

Barretts Sales and Racing at the Los Angeles County Fair representatives are currently in discussions with officials at Los Alamitos to move the Fairplex racing dates to Los Alamitos later this year, according to an article in the Daily Racing … Continue reading

NTRA: Net Revenues Increased 10-Fold Last Fiscal Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Board of Directors today approved the association’s audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding January 31, 2014, which reflect net revenues of $667,477. The results continued a positive trend from the previous fiscal … Continue reading

Mitchell to Step Back From Operation, D’Amato Named Head Trainer

The stable of leading Southern Californian trainer Mike Mitchell will be restructured as of April 21 with his long-time assistant trainer Philip D’Amato taking over the reins as head trainer. Mike, who has been a mainstay on the Southern Californian … Continue reading