Ritvo: The Stronach Group Considering Possible New England Track

Although discussions are admittedly in the “very early” stages, there are indications that The Stronach Group is considering building a racetrack in New England. “We think Boston is a good market and we don’t want it to go away. We’re in preliminary talks with George Carney, but it’s very early,” Tim Ritvo, The Stronach Group’s chief […]

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California Handle: ‘Field Size Is The Biggest Factor, More Important Than Takeout’

The Los Angeles Daily News’ Art Wilson writes that the solution to generating handle on horse racing has been focused on takeout, ever since the advent of social media. The Stronach Group’s chief operating officer Tim Ritvo agrees that takeout is “a little bit too high” ever since the California legislature passed SB1072 in 2010, increasing the takeout […]

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King And His Court, State Of Honor Breeze Toward Queen’s Plate

Mark Casse was at the Royal Ascot meeting on Friday to saddle La Coronel to a fifth-place run in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes. Next Sunday, Casse will be at Woodbine to watch King and His Court and State of Honor compete in the 158th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, the 1 ¼ […]

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Rivelli Saddles 500th Winner Over Arlington Track Friday

Arlington International Racecourse’s four-time leading trainer Larry Rivelli hit a new milestone when Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Do Not Enter gave “Riv” his 500th win at the Chicagoland oval in Friday’s second race. Since saddling his first winner in 2000, Rivelli’s operation has grown steadily through the years, culminating in successive training titles at Arlington over […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Kitasan Black In Takarazuka Kinen, Soy Realidad In Gran Premio Pamplona

Ono Shoji’s Kitasan Black (JPN), the 2016 Japan Horse of the Year and last year’s Japan Cup (G1) winner, is the standout in Sunday’s 1½- mile, $2.598 million Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse for an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 81 […]

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Bradley’s The Player Returns To Action In Kelly’s Landing

William “Buff” Bradley and Carl Hurst’s The Player is slated to make his 4-year-old debut in the $65,000-added Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes on closing night of Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet, Friday, June 30. The Kelly’s Landing is one of three stakes races on the prime-time racing program billed as “Downs After Dark Presented by Stella […]

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Insurance Company To Offer Companion Horse Coverage

Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group announced recently that they have started offering veterinary care insurance to companion horses. The policies will be underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Co. The company, which also offers coverage for dogs, cats and small animals, says companion animals will be covered like any other companion animal, providing […]

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National Horseplayers Championship Qualifying Season Ramping Up

Summertime brings with it an acceleration in the number of on-track National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) qualifiers, which frequently offer large cash prize pools along with berths to the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament. Registration is now open for rich tournaments coming up in the next few weeks at Woodbine Racecourse, Santa Anita Park, […]

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CHRB Meeting: ADW, Racing Licenses Approved

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, June 22, at Santa Anita Park. First Vice Chair George Krikorian presided. Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under […]

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Weekend Lineup: Closing Out Royal Ascot

Closing out the end of the Royal Ascot meeting on Saturday, televised on NBC, the top contests are the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes and the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The Queen’s Dartmouth, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, will try to score Her Majesty back-to-back victories in the Hardwicke, while trainer Bill Mott’s Long On […]

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Court Grants Prat Stay Of Suspension; Will Be Allowed To Ride July 1-4

Jockey Flavien Prat, who is contesting a recent suspension at Santa Anita, was granted a court stay that will allow him to ride July 1-4. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Prat had appealed the suspension to the California Horse Racing Board, but was denied. He then took the matter to court. Prat was […]

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