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OTTBs Take Part In Operation Open Arms

Kids in the Operation Open Arms program and their foster families came out to Oldham County’s Stone Place Stables to ride, brush and feed treats to a group of off-track Thoroughbreds during a session led and planned by Stone Place instructors Sarah Younger and Debbie Iezzi. Younger is the University of Louisville’s hunt-seat team coach, […]

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ARCI: Embracing Technological Innovation At The Betting Window

Horse racing must make better use of technology to create new betting products and experiences or it will be left behind other sports and entertainment industries. That was the message of Friday’s technology session on closing day of the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 84th annual Conference on Equine Welfare and Racing Integrity at the Hotel Hot […]

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HBPA: Environmental Contamination In Racing Regulation

Ted Shults, a nationally recognized expert in forensic toxicology and law, says racing chemists and regulators face “self-inflicted injury” if their testing policies fail to recognize the existence of environmental contamination and inadvertent transfer of recreational and prescription medications to horses. “We would never do this on the human side,” said Shults, who works in […]

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Kentucky Downs Celebrating Grand Reopening March 23

Kentucky Downs is throwing a party to celebrate completion of its extensive clubhouse renovation. The track’s Grand Reopening will be Friday, March 23 to show off Kentucky Downs’ remodeling of the year-round entertainment center that also is America’s most unique horse-racing venue. The event is for those at least 21 years old. As always, admission […]

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Arsenault Angling To Become First Two-Time Winner Of National Horseplayers Championship

Reigning champ Ray Arsenault this Friday through Sunday will try to become the first two-time winner of the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) presented by Racetrack Television Network, Stats Race Lens and Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas. Arsenault, who started playing handicapping tournaments in 2003 at Woodbine, was the convincing winner of last year’s […]

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‘Good Memories’: Asmussen And The 11-Year-Old Tan Suit

 No horse will be better suited for Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Gulfstream Park than overwhelming favorite Gun Runner. He’s the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, riding a streak of four straight dominating Grade 1 victories that are expected to propel him to Horse of the Year honors Thursday and been training up a storm. On top […]

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Yavapai Downs Purchased By Phoenix-Based JACOR; Corey Johnsen Part Of Ownership Group

Yavapai Downs has a new owner: a group led by Phoenix-based JACOR Partners. The Real Estate investment and development company announced at today’s meeting of the Arizona Racing Commission that its affiliate J and J Equine Enterprises LLC has closed on the purchase of the racetrack property. The new owners include brothers and JACOR principals […]

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Castellano Garners JockeyTalk360’s Turf Jockey Of The Year Award

Javier Castellano — whose 20 graded stakes wins and 33 stakes overall on grass lead North America — is the recipient of JockeyTalk360.com’s 2017 Turf Jockey of the Year Award, presented by the performance-fencing company Duralock. Castellano, who was voted into racing’s Hall of Fame this year, captured five Grade 1 races in New York, […]

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‘Cisco’ Torres Will Hang Up His Boots To Pursue Career As Jockey Agent

Having returned from four broken necks to compete at a top level, jockey Francisco Torres said Saturday morning that he is retiring from the saddle after 32 years to pursue another career in horse racing. The catalyst came Nov. 23 — a month after Torres’ return from fractured and dislocated cervical vertebrae and a fractured […]

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Gaffalione To Be Honored As ‘Breakthrough Jockey Of The Year’

Tyler Gaffalione — the 2015 Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider who this year stamped himself as a major player on the national scene — is the recipient of JockeyTalk360.com’s 2017 Breakthrough Jockey of the Year Award, presented by Betfair/TVG. Gaffalione was selected by the panel of racing experts who vote on Jockey of the Week honors […]

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