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Deadline Extended For Horse Industry Economic Impact Survey

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) announced today that it will be extending the deadline to complete the horse owner and supplier survey to update the National Economic Impact Study to August 18, 2017. “The survey has been open since the beginning of June, and unfortunately we have only had around 9,000 responses,” said AHC President […]

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Lookin At Lee, Patch Top 51 Nominees To West Virginia Derby

The racing office at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has announced there are 51 nominees for this year’s $750,000 West Virginia Derby, which will be held Aug. 5. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds is one of seven stakes on a nine-race program that will begin at the special first post time of 2 p.m. […]

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Higher Derby Revenues Propel Churchill Downs To Record Second-Quarter Earnings

Churchill Downs Inc. had net income of $78.3 million in the second quarter of 2017, up 12 percent from the same quarter in 2016, according to financial statements released Wednesday. Churchill Downs Incorporated Reports 2017 Second Quarter Results In the quarter, net revenue increased $13.4 million primarily from a $12.1 million increase from TwinSpires, a $9.2 million increase […]

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Cool Catomine Springs Upset In Prince Of Wales Stakes

Cool Catomine, a 14-1 longshot, edged past favored Aurora Way nearing the wire to take the 82nd edition of the Prince of Wales, second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Racing, Tuesday at Fort Erie Race Track. Luis Contreras rode the son of Spring At Last for trainer John Ross, who also owns a piece […]

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Daily Racing Form Purchased By Z Capital Partners

Private equity management company Z Capital Partners has purchased Sports Information Group, the parent company of Daily Racing Form. The purchase was announced in a July 25 press release from Z Capital Partners, the private equity management arm of Z Capital Group, which describes itself as “a leading global alternative investment manager focused on opportunistic, […]

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Britain: Purse Structure Getting £10 Million ‘Shot In The Arm’ In 2018

British racing’s grassroots are to be given a shot in the arm of nearly £10 million in 2018 when a record number of 1,508 fixtures have been scheduled. The funding is being targeted at mid and lower-tier racing through increases to prize money funding supported by a new appearance money scheme and race incentive fund. […]

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Dual Oaks Winner Enable Could Be Favored Over Older Male Rivals In Saturday’s King George

Enable looks set to go off as favourite in the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot this Saturday after John Gosden made positive noises about the dual Oaks winner lining up. With the ground currently described as soft at Ascot and the forecast unsettled for the week ahead, last year’s […]

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Pivotal Study Continues To Define The Significance Of Sesamoiditis Lesions And Stifle Lesions

  A large study led by Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, Frances Peat and Chris Kawcak from the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University, working with Dr. Jeff Berk from Lexington, KY., commenced at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Horses included in the study last year as yearlings were identified at 2-year-old sales in 2017. […]

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TVG To Broadcast Albuquerque Downs’ Wednesday Cards Beginning July 26

The Television Games Network (TVG), a digital cable and satellite television network dedicated to horse racing, will telecast Albuquerque Downs’ Wednesday races, starting July 26. Albuquerque Downs presents all-Thoroughbred cards on Wednesday nights, beginning at 6:05 p.m. (MDT), 8:05 p.m. (EDT). TVG will also feature a live telecast of the track’s richest Thoroughbred race, the […]

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Point Of Entry Sires First Stakes Winner As Glamanation Takes Woodbine’s Shady Well

Glamanation broke her maiden in style, taking Sunday’s co-featured $125,000 Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine. Owned and trained by Mike Doyle, the daughter of Point of Entry-Golden Scarf came into the 5 1/2-furlong Tapeta sprint for Ontario-bred juvenile fillies off a fourth-place effort to Dream It Is in the My Dear Stakes on June 24. […]

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