Paulick Report Staff

KHRC Imposes $1,000 Per Day Fine On Churchill’s Derby City Gaming

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has fined Churchill Downs, Inc. for violations with the 900 Ainsworth Game Technology historical racing machines at its Derby City Gaming location, according to courierjournal.com. The fines, accumulating at a rate of $1,000 per day, are related to a regulation that races with scratched horses cannot be used to determine outcomes […]

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Bellafina ‘Feeling Good,’ Fires Bullet Toward Santa Ynez

Dual Grade 1 winner Bellafina has proved to trainer Simon Callaghan that she is on track for the G2 Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 6, according to bloodhorse.com, cruising through a bullet workout on Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road covered a half-mile in :47 flat, best of 87 at that […]

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New York To Allow Exemptions On Purse-Claiming Price Ratio

The New York Gaming Commission Monday okayed a new rule permitting racetracks to seek exemptions for certain races on the ratio of purses to claiming prices, according to a report by the Daily Racing Form. In New York, purses are not allowed to be more than double the claiming price. The rule was one of […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: The Pesky Problem Of Yeast Infections In Broodmares

QUESTION: What is the most cost effective treatment for a mare with an intrauterine yeast infection? If not treated, will each cycle be difficult, possibly painful? DR. ETTA BRADECAMP: While the most common causes of intrauterine infection in the mare are bacterial, cases of fungal endometritis occur at a much lower rate. The most common causes of these infections are Aspergillus and Candidia; however, many different […]

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Lawmakers Consider Sending $100 Million To New Jersey Horse Racing Industry

Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey are considering a bill to pump $100 million into the state’s horse racing industry over the next five years, according to whyy.org. The New Jersey Racing Commission would be in charge of distributing $20 million annually, split evenly between the Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries. On Monday, the bill was […]

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Blame Half-Brother Romps By 10 Lengths In Maiden Race

Keros, a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame, broke his maiden by a runaway 10 lengths on Saturday night at Turfway Park. The 4-year-old son of First Samurai, ridden by Malcolm Franklin and trained by Tommy Drury, covered six furlongs over the polytrack in 1:10.43. Out of the Seeking the Gold mare Liable, Keros […]

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Mind Control Will Avoid Flight To Oklahoma, Re-Routes To Jerome

Trainer Greg Sacco was planning to send Grade 1 winner Mind Control to Oklahoma for Remington Park’s Springboard Mile on Dec. 16, but told horseracingnation.com on Monday that he would re-route the son of Stay Thirsty to Aqueduct’s G3 Jerome on Jan. 1 instead. The primary reason for the change, said Sacco, was the amount of travel […]

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‘Expensive To Operate’: Trainers Cutting Back, Moving Out Of New York Due To Costs

The increase of purses in New York has been a well-told story in recent years, but as the Daily Racing Form reports, trainers are still shrinking their stables and mulling moving out of the state due to overwhelming costs. Horsemen say high worker compensation premiums, the cost of living and increased oversight from the Department […]

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Study: Magnesium Doesn’t Mellow Horses As Originally Believed

Thought for years to have a calming effect on equines, magnesium may not be the miracle relaxer it has been touted to be. A new Australian study shows that the mineral may not slow reaction speed responses. These finding are contrary to a 2015 study using Standardbreds that showed magnesium aspartate to significantly reduce average […]

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Accelerate Shows Good ‘Energy’ In First Work Toward Pegasus World Cup

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate started his workout regimen toward the Pegasus World Cup on Sunday, breezing a half-mile at Santa Anita Park in :49 under assistant trainer Juan Leyva. According to drf.com, the 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will have seven or eight more breezes before the Jan. 26 Pegasus, after which he will go […]

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