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No Biz Like ‘Pharoah Biz’: Will Colt’s Haskell Appearance Bring Long Term Boost To Monmouth?

Racing fans across the country are gearing up for this Sunday’s G1 Haskell Invitational, which marks the return of Triple Crown hero, American Pharoah. Monmouth Park will certainly be the ‘place to be’ – racetrack officials know a huge crowd … Continue reading

Racing Australia Amends Whip Rules

Racing Australia will amend the rules governing the use of the whip in horse racing beginning Dec.1, 2015. The Board, composed of Chairs of Australia’s Principal Racing Authorities, has considered the issues for a lengthy period. It has consulted with various stakeholders … Continue reading

Legislators Urge Cuomo To Privatize NYRA

Thirteen members of the New York State Legislature have written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo with their concerns about the long-term future of horse racing in the state and to urge the governor to transition the New York Racing Association from … Continue reading

On Track, Total Handle Up At Belmont Park Spring Meet

Total and on-track year-over-year handle increased at the 2015 Belmont Park spring/summer meet which ran 59 days from April 29 to July 19, according to the New York Racing Association. All-sources handle on NYRA races was $636,621,791, up 7.5 percent … Continue reading

Canterbury Defends ‘Upstanding And Respected’ Robertson After Drug Positive

Canterbury Park officials have come to the defense of trainer McLean ‘Mac’ Robertson, who was suspended for 90 days and fined $2,000 by the Minnesota Racing Commission after one of his horses tested positive for methamphetamine. According to an article … Continue reading

Report: Connections Of Magna Light Plan Appeal Of Sanford DQ

The connections of Magna Light plan to appeal the stewards’ decision to disqualify the colt from first place in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Michael Dubb, who heads the … Continue reading

Commentary: Prairie Meadows Should Continue To Promote Racing

Just a few days after owner Maggi Moss said at a Prairie Meadows board meeting that the racing product there was “dead,” an editorial in the Des Moines Register makes a case to keep horses around at the Altoona, Iowa … Continue reading

34,783 Attend Saratoga Opener

A paid crowd of 34,783 joined the world’s top thoroughbreds, jockeys, owners and trainers to kick off the 2015 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 24. Total all-sources handle was $17,706,202.08. Opening Day was highlighted by … Continue reading

Results Of 2014 Delaware ‘Cap Remain Unchanged In The ‘Pletcher Overage That Wasn’t’

It took a long time – just over a year, in fact – but the result of the 2014 G1 Delaware Handicap is now official. According to an article in The Racing Biz, Princess of Sylmar, who finished second in … Continue reading

Report: Request For Live Racing At Suffolk Tabled Once Again

Suffolk Downs’ request to hold three days of live racing was tabled for 14 days as news emerged that The Stronach Group was possibly interested in leasing the track and operating a full meet. According to a report in the … Continue reading

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