Report: $424 Million Price Tag To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

Phase 2 of a study by the Maryland Stadium Authority has concluded it will cost $424 million to rebuild Pimlico Race Course in order to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. The study, due for public release on Thursday, did not spell out where the money to […]

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Five Grade 1 Winners To Line Up For G2 Fort Lauderdale

Grade 1 winners Almanaar, Divisidero, Glorious Empire, Hi Happy and Quarteto de Cordas are prominent among a stacked field of 16 that includes nine other graded-stakes winners in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 62nd running of the Fort Lauderdale for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles over the newly refurbished […]

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ASPCA Grants $225,000 To Help Rehabilitate And Retrain Retired Racehorses

ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced it has granted $225,000 to nine equine rescue groups to support their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded over $2 million to prepare retired racers for new homes and second careers after […]

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Tequilita Seeks Return To Form For Matzes In Grade 3 Rampart

Dorothy Alexander Matz’s Tequilita, winless in seven starts this year, looks to regain her graded-stakes winning form at the site of her first such victory in the Grade 3 Rampart. Trained by Michael Matz for his wife, who also bred the daughter of 2012 Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Union Rags, Tequilita won the Forward Gal […]

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Stormy Embrace Looking For Improvement Off Breeders’ Cup With G3 Sugar Swirl Bid

Matalona Thoroughbreds’ Florida homebred Stormy Embrace, whose multiple stakes wins include the Breeders’ Cup-qualifying Princess Rooney (G2) this summer, goes after her first win since then in Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 37th running of the six-furlong Sugar Swirl and 40th renewal of the $100,000 Rampart (G3) at one mile, both for fillies […]

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Thursday’s Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Set At $231K

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover Thursday of $231,762.50. Multiple tickets with six winners Wednesday returned $7,421.68. Thursday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will begin with the fifth race, a claiming event for 3-year-olds and up over a five furlong turf course, and will be followed by a $60,000 maiden special weight event for 2-year-olds […]

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Martinez, Third Generation Track Superintendent, Named To Gulfstream Park

Tony Martinez, a third generation track superintendent, has been named track superintendent at Gulfstream Park. Martinez grew up working at Del Mar, where his grandfather Manuel Martinez was the trackman for decades. Martinez has worked at Sunland Park, Zia Park and was the track superintendent at Bay Meadows at the age of 28. He and […]

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Congress Passes Agriculture Bill Defining Horses As Livestock, Not Pets

As the countdown to close the 115th Congress heads to the final stretch, Congress on Wednesday passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), sending the legislation to the president, who is expected to sign the bill into law this week, according to the American Horse Council. Horse industry highlights include a revised statutory […]

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What Happened There? Cliffs of Moher’s Death Reveals Complex Nature Of Shoulder Fractures

On Nov. 6, Cliffs of Moher (IRE) shattered his shoulder during the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Australia and was euthanized. The Williams family, co-owners of the 4-year-old Galileo colt, were stunned and distressed when he broke down. “That horse was sound as a bell, there’s no doubt about that,” owner […]

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Menu For Friday’s Stronach 5 Wager Released

Friday’s Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 featuring races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park, will feature a $50,000 guaranteed pool. Post time for the first leg of the Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, is 3:50 p.m. Past performances for the Stronach 5 can be found at: http://www.laurelpark.com/sites/www.laurelpark.com/files/content/Stronach5-Dec%2014.pdf             Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence Leg […]

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