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CHURCHILL HIKES PURSES 10%

Due to strong wagering on the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs has announced a 10% overnight purse hike for the remainder of the spring meet. But at an average of $3,000 per race, officials warn that purses are still well below what they were a few years ago. “By no means does […]

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RACHEL HEADED FOR FLEUR DE LIS

Following is a statement from Jess Jackson on Rachel Alexandra’s future: “Rachel Alexandra continues to turn in strong works; therefore the reigning Horse of the Year will start this Saturday, June 12, 2010 in the Fleur De Lis (GII) at Churchill Downs.    As long as she continues to progress, we intend to […]

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SERIOUSLY INJURED BRIMO RUNNING FOUR MILES A DAY

Last year, jockey Julia Brimo was seriously injured during a race at Keeneland when she was flung off her horse. Breaking her back, she was considered a quadriplegic and there was serious doubt that she would ever be able to walk again. Not only has she overcome that hump, but according to an article in […]

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PM ADVERTISING VIDEO NOMINATED FOR EMMY

PM Advertising, LLC, a Kentucky-based Thoroughbred marketing firm, had one of its videos nominated for a regional Emmy, it was announced on Monday, June 7th. The subject video is about Spendthrift Farm and features the farm’s rich history and impact on the Thoroughbred industry. It was nominated for the 46th annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy […]

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TALK WITH MOTT: NYRA TO HOST LIVE WEB CHAT WITH BELMONT-WINNING TRAINER

PRESS RELEASE Bill Mott, trainer of 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer, will participate in a live web chat Friday, June 11, at 8:00 p.m. EDT on nyra.com.   Drosselmeyer’s victory was the first in a Triple Crown race for the Hall of Fame trainer, who has won 19 individual training titles at Belmont […]

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MID SAYS NEED FOR NEW TRACK SURFACE PART OF REASON FOR NO OAK TREE MEET

After the news that Oak Tree would need to look for a new location to run its meets for 2010/2011, MID CEO Dennis Mills explains that part of the reason for this is a desire to change surfaces. “The biggest challenge that exists in California is the racing surface (at Santa Anita). That is […]

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VEGAS SPRINGS?

The NY Senate is considering a law that would allow full blown casinos at any tracks with population of fewer than 500,000 residents not near Indian nations operating casinos with non-compete clauses. That could include both the Thoroughbred and harness track in Saratoga, and harness tracks in Vernon Downs, Tioga Downs and Monticello Raceway. It […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: A ‘MOTT’ MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

By Ray Paulick Nineteen eighty-four was a big year for trainer Bill Mott. In the space of eight days in April he won the first and second Grade 1 races of his career, taking the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park with John Franks’ Heatherten and the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland with William Lucas’ […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP TO ANNOUNCE CHURCHILL AS 2011 HOST

By Ray PaulickThe Breeders’ Cup has announced a press conference for tomorrow, June 11 at 10 a.m., at Churchill Downs where it is expected the Louisville, Ky. track will be named host site for the 2011 Breeders’ Cup. In attendance will be Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Breeders’ Cup chairman Bill Farish, Breeders’ Cup President and […]

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PLONK: CONGRATS TO OFFICIALS WHO WATERED DOWN THE FOUR MAJOR STAKES THIS WEEKEND

Jeremy Plonk in a special to ESPN.com discusses that the top three finishers of the La Troienne and super horse Zenyatta are all racing this weekend. One problem? They’re all running in different races across the country. “Why on earth there would be four graded stakes races for the same division of horses on […]

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