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Hollywood’s Historians: Two Former Employees Working to Organize Track Archive

Though Hollywood Park ran its last race months ago, two former employees are working to preserve the track’s extensive collection of historic press notes and film footage. Race Day 360 reported this week that Kip Hannan, former supervisor of production … Continue reading

Fort Erie Adds Two Weeks, Set for 40-Day Meet in 2015

Fort Erie Race Track has received approval from the Ontario Racing Commission to extend its racing season by two weeks, resulting in a 40-day meet for 2015. Opening day will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd with a 4:15 pm … Continue reading

Top Three Finishers From BC Classic Headline Dubai World Cup Nominations

A star-studded cast of the world’s best racehorses of 2014 highlight the nominations for the 2015 Dubai World Cup, the 20th running of the world’s richest race day. Of the current 20 highest-rated Thoroughbreds in the world that remain in … Continue reading

Report: New York Completes PETA Investigation

At a New York Gaming Commission meeting on Monday, equine medical director Dr. Scott Palmer revealed that New York officials have completed their investigation into accusations of rules violations by trainer Steve Asmussen. Palmer said that commission officials had examined … Continue reading

Stonestreet Pledges Ten Percent of Graded Earnings to Backstretch Charities

Beginning January 1st 2015 and continuing throughout the year, Stonestreet Stables will donate 10 percent of all Graded Stakes income earned. “Horse racing has given me so many thrilling moments and brought so much joy to my family” says Barbara … Continue reading

CDI Names Nutrisystem VP to Board of Directors

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (CDI or the Company) announced today that Aditi Javeri Gokhale, Senior Vice President – Digital for Nutrisystem, Inc., was appointed as a Class III director to the Company’s board of directors. Gokhale will serve on … Continue reading

Agenda Set for National HBPA’s Winter Convention

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) will hold its Winter Convention in Carefree, AZ at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center from Wednesday February 4th to Sunday February 8th with the Arizona HBPA as the host affiliate. Scheduled … Continue reading

New Mexico: Owner, Trainer Sanctioned for Clenbuterol Overage

The New Mexico Racing Commission has sanctioned an owner and trainer after their horse was found to have more than six time the allowed limit of clenbuterol in its system. According to a report in the Albuquerque Journal, the filly … Continue reading

Scratches Deplete Fields on Aqueduct’s Sunday Card

Sunday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack saw several races scratched down to small fields due to a misinterpretation of a new rule implemented by the New York Racing Association Jan. 16 that prohibits horses to run back in 14 days or … Continue reading

Hall of Fame Trainer Bill Mott Hit With Suspension; Will Appeal

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was handed a $1,000 fine and a 15-day suspension on Friday for overages of flunixin and Lasix in a post-race test of Saratoga Snacks on Sept. 20. Mott told the Daily Racing Form he plans … Continue reading