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Total of 117 horses entered for Monmouth Park’s opening day

Monmouth Park opens this Saturday, May 12, with a 12-race program attracting a total of 117 entries. Topping Saturday’s card is the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, which attracted nine entrants – all previous stakes winners. The six-furlong Decathlon is the first of this year’s stakes events, which includes 17 graded races.  Centerpiece […]

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Penn. Equine Coalition video highlights economic benefits of horse racing

The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition today publicly released a video touting the far-reaching economic benefits of the horse racing industry in Pennsylvania, as well as the impact on farmland preservation in the Commonwealth.  The video was released as the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives work to craft a state budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. In […]

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Field of 12 entered for Saturday’s Peter Pan at Belmont

Headed by the Larry Jones-trained Mark Valeski, a field of 12 talented 3-year-olds will assemble at Belmont Park Saturday afternoon for the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan, a major steppingstone to the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 9. Beaten narrowly in the Grade 2 Risen Star and the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, […]

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Argentina Grade 1 winner Chuck Berry to race in America

Grade 1 winner and leading three year old in Argentina Chuck Berry (ARG) (Grand Reward) has arrived in Miami and will begin preparation for a US based racing campaign. Campaigned in his homeland by a partnership formed by John Fulton, Chuck Berry achieved his highest success in the first leg of the Argentine triple crown […]

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Belmont will offer $350K Guaranteed Late Pick 4 on Saturdays

Beginning May 12, Belmont Park will offer a $350,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 on Saturdays. The Late Pick 4 requires bettors to select the winners of the final four races on the card. By guaranteeing the wager, NYRA will supplement the net difference if the total pool is less than $350,000. The Saturday, May 12 […]

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Kathleen Kelly named Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior 2012

Kathleen Kelly has been named Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior for the 137th Preakness® Stakes.  Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior will serve as the official Preakness ambassador at all events leading up to and including the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the […]

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Oaks, Derby winners earn bonuses from Kentucky Breeders’ Incentive Fund

The breeders of this year’s Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby are $50,000 richer thanks to their horses’ victories this past weekend at Churchill Downs. Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can was bred by former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones at his Airdrie Stud Farm in Midway. I’ll Have Another, winner of the 138th Kentucky Derby, was […]

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Ky. Horse Racing Commission executive director named to board of RCI

John T. Ward, the newly appointed executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC), has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI). Ward will serve on the board for the remainder of 2012 and all of 2013. RCI is composed of government regulators from across the […]

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Preakness 137 Barn Notes: Tuesday, May 8

Reddam Racing’s Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another was settled into his new home in Barn D at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday morning as the focus has shifted toward the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 19. Following what is standard procedure for a horse in the days after a race, I’ll Have […]

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