Street Cry to have date with Australian star Typhoon Tracy

Most famously the sire of Zenyatta, Street Cry will now include Australian star Typhoon Tracy to his book of mares in 2011. “The idea of staying away from the Danehill blood appealed to us. If Tracy happened to have a filly from this mating, then it would be a great candidate to go back to […]

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Former TOC chairman Owens elected to fill post vacated by Zetcher

The board of directors of Thoroughbred Owners of California looked to the past to find someone to lead the owners’ organization into the future, following the recently resignation of Arnold Zetcher as TOC chairman, just six months into his term. Owens rejoined the TOC board in November 2010 when he was appointed to fill a […]

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RIP Congie: The Forever King of West Point

Congie DeVito, a longtime member of the West Point Thoroughbreds family and a friend to many in racing, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey from complications of Osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone disease, which afflicted him since birth. Just 35 years old at the time of his death, Congie died in […]

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Fountain of Youth looks to be stocked with talent

A possible starters list that includes To Honor and Serve, Dialed In, Soldat, Bowman’s Causeway, Casper’s Touch, Shackleford and Gourmet Dinner, the Fountain of Youth looks to feature an impressive field of contenders on Feb. 26.

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FTBOA fired ex-worker for embezzlement

The FTBOA acknowledged today that they fired an ex-worker over the admission that the employee had embezzled funds from the organization under a ficticious business. An audit committee confirmed no evidence of mismanagement by senior administration was found but did recommend unspecified “improvements” to the association’s accounting system.

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation launches HAYDRIVE

Press Release The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is the largest equine sanctuary of its kind and currently cares for over 1,200 former racehorses.  The TRF feeds 600 bales of hay daily and is turning to the racing community for help during the snowy winter months.  Every $5 donated sponsors a bale of hay, so even the […]

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Tampa Bay Downs announces purse increase

Press Release As a result of an overall handle increase of 5% as well as the most successful Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South to date, Tampa Bay Downs is pleased to announce that there will be a purse increase for the remainder of the 2010-2011 racing season effective on Friday February 18. An […]

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Gulfstream Park, Florida HBPA sign extension through 2012

Press Release Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today they have signed a contract with the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (FHBPA) that will run from March 1 through December of 2012. The current contract expired Feb. 28. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far with this partnership,” said Tim Ritvo, VP of Racing, […]

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Delaware Park schedules 22 stakes for 2011 meeting

Delaware Park has retained all of its 22 stakes from last year. Aside from seven fewer days of racing, the only other changes in the schedule was a $50,000 boost in purse for the Grade II Delaware Oaks, now worth $300,000, and the shuffling of the order of a few stakes.

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Beyer: Microbets a net positive

A new wave of betting is sweeping racing according to Andy Beyer in his most recent Washington Post column. Ten-cent superfectas, fifty-cent Pick Fours and the ten-cent Rainbow Six are among the newer and increasingly popular bets. It allows smaller-time players to place multi-combination bets at the track. But some are concerned over the new […]

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