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BHA: ‘It Would Be Naive’ To Assume Cobalt Never Abused In British Thoroughbreds

After an independent disciplinary panel handed British trainer Rebecca Bastiman a £5,000 fine for a cobalt positive in one of her horses, the British Horseracing Authority says it is concerned about potential misuse of the substance in England. Bastiman was found not guilty of conspiring with her father and assistant Robin Bastiman (who has been banned […]

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Analysis: Gaming Stocks See ‘Statistically Significant’ Jump After Sports Betting Ruling

It’s still unclear what dominos are next to fall as legalized sports gambling ramps up, but according to an analysis from a University of Louisville economist, investors believe there will be a positive and significant impact on companies that operate casinos, racinos and sports books. In his report, Dr, Steven Vickner, an assistant professor in […]

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Firsthand Justice Is First Winner For Tidal Volume

Firsthand Justice scored a rallying 3/4-length win on Tuesday in a Thistledown maiden special weight to become the first winner for his sire, Tidal Volume. Firsthand Justice, a chestnut gelding, completed the six-furlong race in 1:14 over a fast track under jockey Luis Quinonez. The gelding is owned by Sheltowee Farm, trained by Michael Evans […]

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‘Incredibly Balanced’ Ring Weekend Transitioning Well To New Career

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Ring Weekend last raced on June 30, and his since been transitioning to a new off-the-track career under Olympian Phillip Dutton. Dutton’s Facebook page posted an update on Tuesday, showing the 7-year-old gelded son of Tapit jumping some small jumps in the outdoor arena. “We are thrilled with how well Ring Weekend is […]

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Mario Serey Jr. Suspended 165 Days Under Pennsylvania’s Multiple Medication Violation Rules

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission recently upheld a 165-day suspension of trainer Mario Serey Jr. given him by stewards at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania under the state’s multiple medication violation rules. The suspension, dated May 5, was triggered by a post-race positive test for clenbuterol in Robert Reidy’s Unlimited Resource, third-place finisher in the […]

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Atreides Sires First North American Winner At Delaware Park

Caladan, bred by Kirt Cahill and Sarah Cahill, became the first North American winner sired by Atreides, with a 3 1/2 length victory in a one-mile maiden special weight on Monday at Delaware Park. The dark bay or brown colt stopped the clock in 1:40.92 under jockey Jeremy Rose in a race taken off the […]

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Rain, Rain: Saratoga Turf Racing, Betting Handle Take A Hit

A summer of heavy rain in the Northeast is taking its toll on Saratoga’s betting handle. The Daily Racing Form reports all-sources handle for the first 22 days of the meet was down 9.1 percent from the same stretch last year. On-track wagering is down about 10 percent from 2017. According to NYRA, more than […]

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Battle Of Midway Could Run Before The End Of Del Mar Meet

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway, who was found to be subfertile earlier this year and subsequently returned to training, could be approaching his next start, according to drf.com. A six-furlong breeze in 1:13.80 on Sunday may indicate that Battle of Midway is ready to start during the Del Mar meeting, said trainer Jerry […]

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Speedy Enola Gray Retired, Will Be Bred In 2019

Nick Alexander’s homebred mare Enola Gray has officially been retired from racing, according to drf.com, and will be bred in 2019. The 5-year-old daughter of Alexander’s stallion Grazen won six stakes races over her career, including the Grade 3 Wilshire at a mile on the turf. “It was one thing after another,” said trainer Phil D’Amato. […]

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Australia: Winx Back In Action Saturday In Grade 1 Race Named For Her

Australia’s superstar mare, Winx, returns to the spotlight this Saturday at Randwick, where she’ll be chasing an Australian record 26th consecutive victory and a 19th win in Group 1 competition. Thirteen potential rivals have entered the G1 Winx Stakes in what will be Winx’s first start since tying Black Caviar’s record of 25 straight wins […]

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