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This California Chrome halter is listed on eBay, with proceeds to benefit the Lexington Catholic High School.
California Chrome Halter, Lunch Experience Up For Auction On EBay

Taylor Made Farm has donated both a halter worn by champion California Chrome, as well as an in-person catered lunch experience with the two-time Horse of the Year, in order to benefit the Lexington Catholic High School. Both items are currently listed on eBay; the online auctions will close on Feb. 23 at 11:40 and […]

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Visa Restrictions Threaten To Create Worker Shortage In Racing Industry

Tightening immigration policies are threatening to lead to a major manpower shortage throughout the horse racing industry. As Tim Sullivan writes in the Louisville Courier-Journal, the racing industry – from horse farms to racetrack backstretches – are “reliant on foreign labor, primarily from Mexico”, although the government tends to believe that U.S. workers can fill those jobs. According […]

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Australia defeated The Grey Gatsby in the 2014 Juddmonte International
Juddmonte International To Be Worth Record £1 Million

A fifth QIPCO British Champions Series race will be worth seven figures this year after it was announced today that the Juddmonte International at York will carry an increased total prize fund of £1 million. Prize-money for a Group 1 contest, that has been won by stars such as Sea The Stars (2009) and Frankel (2012) […]

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Federal Charges Brought Against Veterinarian In Louisiana Dermorphin Case

After an investigation that spanned close to five years, federal authorities have indicted a Louisiana veterinarian with treating horses with an illegal synthetic drug. The Associated Press reports that veterinarian Kyle Hebert has been charged with injecting at least four horses with dermorphin, a powerful Class 1 painkiller. Authorities charge that Hebert intentionally mislabeled syringes containing the drug, claiming […]

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Beholder and Gary Stevens after her Breeders' Cup Distaff victory
G1 Vanity Mile Renamed In Honor Of Champion Beholder

The Grade 1, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita has been moved from late June to Memorial Day weekend this year and will be the richest race of the track’s spring-summer meeting, the track announced Feb. 10. Santa Anita Park will offer fans and horsemen a total of 24 graded stakes (up from 16 a […]

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Feds Up The Ante Against Trainer Rojas, Seek $5.2 Million Judgment If Convicted

A federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Pa., has filed additional charges of wire fraud and conspiracy against owner-trainer Murray Rojas, alleging she illegally administered drugs to 47 horses over a period of more than five years. Authorities are seeking $5.2 million in a forfeiture judgment against her if convicted. Rojas, based at Penn National, was first indicted […]

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$9.6 Million Belmont Stakes Festival Highlights Spring-Summer Meet

Racing will commence at Belmont Park on Friday, April 28 with the 54-day spring/summer meet highlighted by the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10. The oldest and longest leg of racing’s vaunted Triple Crown will serve as the centerpiece of the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, from […]

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RMTC Board Approves Interim Accreditation Of Illinois Lab, Issues Testing Recommendations

The RMTC board granted Interim Accreditation to the University of Illinois at Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory at its February 6 meeting at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. The laboratory is on track to become the ninth to receive full RMTC Laboratory Accreditation since 2013. The University of Illinois-Chicago laboratory performs testing of Thoroughbred and […]

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Salutos Amigos wins the 2016 Carter Handicap
Wood Memorial, Carter Handicap Headline Aqueduct’s Spring Showcase Meet

The Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial and Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap will highlight the Spring Showcase meet on Saturday, April 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Supported by 21 other stakes totaling nearly $3.5 million in purse money when racing moves to the main track, Aqueduct’s 17-day spring meet’s stakes schedule will commence with the third […]

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Arrogate leads the field into the homestretch in the G1 Pegasus World Cup
Hong Kong Jockey Club: ‘No Intention’ Of Hosting A Pegasus World Cup-Type Race

On the heels of Gulfstream Park’s success hosting the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup, Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club announced last week that beginning this October, Randwick Race Course in Sydney will host the Everest Stakes, a 1200 meter (six furlongs) contest worth $10 million (Aust), with the idea of attracting the best sprinters from around the […]

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