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BELMONT PARK CANCELS FRIDAY LIVE RACING DUE TO POWER OUTAGES

ELMONT, N.Y. – Due to power outages in the neighboring Averill Park community, Belmont Park has cancelled live racing and simulcasting for Friday, July 16. NYRA Rewards Internet and Telebet wagering are available.   The outages resulted in a lack of power at Belmont Park, with interruptions expected to persist throughout the day, interfering with […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

Several early-season contenders for the Triple Crown races are showcased on both coasts in televised American Graded Stakes action this weekend. Saturday’s Grade 2 Virginia Derby, at a mile and a quarter on the Colonial Downs turf course offers Paddy O’Prado another opportunity to show his affinity for the green stuff. Third in the Kentucky […]

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UPDATED WITH VOTE TOTALS: TWO NEW FACES ON THE BREEDERS’ CUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jerry Crawford and David Willmot, along with five of six incumbents, have been elected to two-year terms on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting of members and trustees in Lexington, KY, Friday afternoon. Re-elected were Helen Alexander, Antony Beck, Bill Farish, Roy Jackson and Satish Sanan. The two candidates that […]

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‘IMPROVE OR DISAPPEAR’

In a very critical piece featured on the pages of the Star-Telegram, Gary West has a moment of tough love for the Texas racing industry. After watching the races at Lone Star Park on the final day of the meet, West leads off his column ‘If that’s going to be Texas racing, why bother?’ […]

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DOUBLE-DIGIT DECLINES AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

The conclusion of Hollywood Park’s 57-day spring meet showed double-digit declines in attendance (10.4%) and wagering (10.3%). The average attendance was 12,676 vs. last year’s 14,149 and the all sources daily handle of $9,474,780 was down from 2009’s $10,561,323. Track president Jack Liebau attempted to put a positive spin on these numbers. “Although we […]

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DROSSELMEYER DUBAI-BOUND?

Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer will be turned out for 60 days and then resume training after a bone scan revealed no significant ankle problems. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> WinStar racing manager Elliott Walden said that he will resume training in the fall and be pointed toward the Dubai World Cup next year. Read it at […]

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LANE’S END: HOT JULY WEEKEND

ADVERTISEMENT Kingmambo’s Campanologist – 1st G1 Grosser Preis Von Lotto Hamburg City Zip’s Workin for Hops – 1st G2 American Derby Langfuhr’s Marlang – 1st G3 Sunset Handicap Mineshaft’s A. U. Miner – 1st $240K Greenwood Cup Stakes

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: MALIBU MOON

By Frank Mitchell As stallion prospects, horses who do not win stakes manage to succeed as sires only at a rate of less than 1 percent, and in the present state of Thoroughbred breeding, where better stallions have been receiving books in excess of 100 mares for nearly two decades, the opportunities are even more […]

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AMENDMENTS PAVING THE WAY FOR INSTANT RACING IN KENTUCKY TO BE VOTED ON TODAY

According to multiple reports, the Paulick Report has learned that one of the top priorities on today’s Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting is passing the appropriate amendments to make Instant Racing a legal pari-mutuel wager in the Bluegrass State. This action will pave the way for all properties that currently hold pari-mutuel wagering to install […]

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