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California Chrome's  Dubai World Cup victory was voted the NTRA Moment of the Year for 2016
California Chrome’s Dubai World Cup Win Named NTRA’s ‘Moment Of The Year’

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that California Chrome’s win in the Dubai World Cup has been named the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of a record 2,817 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. California Chrome’s connections – owners California Chrome LLC (Perry and Denise Martin, […]

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Valuable Keeneland Spring Schedule Anchored By 16 Stakes Worth $4.325 Million

Keeneland today announced a $4.325 million stakes schedule for its 2017 Spring Meet that offers 16 stakes, featuring the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), and introduces Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet as the signature sponsor of the $200,000 Lexington (G3). Purse money for the Lexington and opening day Transylvania (G3) […]

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Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association
Registration Open For National HBPA Convention; Horsemen’s Relations, Aftercare Among Topics

Racetracks developing strong relations with their horsemen is good for business. So is the sport’s stake-holders investing in thoroughbred retirement. Those are two panel discussions during what promises to be a lively and informative National HBPA Convention March 7-10 at Las Vegas’ South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. The Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association is […]

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Both Fair Grounds and Delta Downs had two-horse races earlier this month, due to quarantine-related scratches
Louisiana: For Some Barns, Fair Grounds EHV-1 Quarantine Could Be Lifted By Saturday

Fair Grounds & the Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture issued the following update Thursday, Jan. 19: The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has issued an addendum to the incident plan regarding the EHV-1 outbreak on the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots All barns continue to have enhanced biosecurity measures and twice daily monitoring of […]

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Eclipse Awards To Be Televised Live On TVG2 Saturday Night

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that the 46th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing’s champions of 2016, will be televised live on TVG2 and also streamed on multiple outlets this Saturday, January 21, beginning at 8 p.m. ET from the Sport of Kings […]

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Cuomo Budget Proposal Includes Re-Privatization Of NYRA

New York Racing Association president and CEO Chris Kay said the association’s board of directors supports legislation included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget that would return NYRA to private control. Citing dissatisfaction with how the association was being run, Cuomo executed a state takeover of NYRA by forming a reorganization board of directors in 2012. […]

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Illinois Horsemen’s Organizations Urge Governor, Racing Board To End ‘Recapture’ Of Revenue By Racetracks

The following statement is from the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association and Illinois Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association. In the words of the horsemen’s organizations, the statement is a “plea to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Join Us in Asking the Illinois Racing Board to Stop Racetracks from Raiding Purse Dollars and Destroying Illinois Jobs.” Illinois regulators […]

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‘We Believe They Are Sabotage’: Serey’s Attorney Fighting Clenbuterol Positives

Trainer Mario Serey, Jr. is facing possible sanctions in the state of Pennsylvania, resulting from a series of post-race tests that showed traces of the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Four of Serey’s trainees were disqualified from first-place efforts over a five-day period in early December as a result of the clenbuterol overages. According to Daily Racing Form (which […]

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The Pegasus World Cup is all in on the rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome
Longines World’s Best Racehorse Ceremony To Be Livestreamed

Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) will provide a live video stream of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony, which will be held on 24 January 2017. The ceremony is returning to the iconic hotel Claridge’s in London, England, and it will begin at 13:30 GMT/8:30 […]

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Mahoning Valley Announces Five Percent Purse Increase

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, announced today an across the board purse increase beginning with Condition Book #2, which starts Monday, January 30. The increase of 5 % will take the daily purse distribution to an unprecedented level for the facility, which began live thoroughbred racing in November, 2014. Mark Loewe, Vice-President of […]

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