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Filibustin and her connections after the filly won Aqueduct's Key Cents Stakes in 2016
Woman Claims Lawsuit Over Registration Of Filly A ‘Smear Campaign’

A lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court alleges that the Thoroughbred filly Filibustin was fraudulently registered, making the horse’s owner ineligible to collect New York-bred incentive money he contends he is due from the state’s Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund. The New York Post and Daily News reported that businessman Alan R. Cook is […]

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Turf Paradise
In Wake Of Fatal Racing Injury, Turf Paradise Seeks To Tighten Rules On ‘Eased’ Horses

Turf Paradise had two catastrophic breakdowns on Jan. 8 – the second and third in a span of 24 races – but Vince Francia, the Phoenix, Ariz., track’s general manager, said there is no evidence track condition was a factor in the two latest fatalities. Francia is pushing for the tightening of an existing rule that […]

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Racing at Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Reports Record Wagering In 2016; Handle Increases 13 Percent

Gulfstream Park announced today a record $1.774 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2016, a 9-percent increase over the previous record of $1.625 billion in 2015. Gulfstream also announced a record $1.508 billion was wagered on its live races in 2016, a 13-percent increase from the previous record of $1.338 billion in 2015. Gulfstream’s […]

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Kempton Park
‘It Is Quite A Shock’: Britain’s Kempton Park Set For Demolition

The racing industry in Britain was dealt a surprise blow when the Jockey Club announced Tuesday that Kempton Park racecourse in southwest London would be sold and the property developed for housing. The Guardian reports that Kempton Park, which is home to both all-weather and jumps courses, will have its racing fixtures, including the prestigious Group […]

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Masochistic, seen winning the G1 Triple Bend
Masochistic Officially DQ’d From BC Sprint; Ineligible To Compete In 2017 Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup issued the following statement regarding the ruling to disqualify Masochistic from his second-place finish in the 2016 G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Breeders’ Cup Limited announced today that it has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to […]

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Turf racing at Indiana Grand
Indiana Grand Finalizes 2017 Racing Dates

Racing dates for the upcoming 2017 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino were recently approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The 120-day meet begins Tuesday, April 18 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 28. Racing will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:05 p.m. EST while Saturday night racing will […]

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Racing at Laurel Park
Maryland Racing: Capital Improvements, Quality Racing Help Fuel Record-Breaking Year

The Maryland Jockey Club continued growing its Thoroughbred product and handle in 2016, announcing today that total handle was up 19.7 percent from 2015 and in-state wagering was up 18.4 percent. Maryland racing continued its year-over-year growth with total wagering of $559 million, up from $466 million in 2015. In-state wagering climbed from $119.7 million […]

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Opposition Raised To ‘Speed Gene’ Testing At International Breeders Conference

Representatives from around the globe have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for the 2017 International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation (ITBF) Congress. The convention is being hosted by the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of South Africa, and it brings together leaders in the Thoroughbred breeding industry from several countries. According to a report in the Racing Post, some 60 delegates, […]

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Prairie Meadows
Iowa: HBPA Urging Commission To Take Action On Unlicensed Online Wagering

Jon Moss, the executive director of the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, met with the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday to discuss what he called “more or less tax evasion.” According to The Gazette, Moss reported that several online advanced deposit wagering companies continue to operate in the state without being licensed […]

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Record 76 Thoroughbreds Shipped To China From Ireland Sales

Nearly double the size of the largest previous shipment, 76 Thoroughbreds were airlifted to China last week. According to a report by the Irish Independent, all the horses were purchased at various Goffs sales in Ireland. Chinese businessman Zhang Yuesheng contracted with bloodstock agency BBA Ireland to acquire more than €2 million (about $2.1 million […]

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