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Parx Trainers Subpoenaed By Racing Commission For Financial, Veterinary, Phone Records

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has begun issuing subpoenas seeking financial, veterinary and telephone records from licensed Thoroughbred trainers at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. Jason Klouser, director of enforcement for the commission, did not provide any specifics as to the recipients, the number of subpoenas that have been issued or the purpose. “I […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Obstruction In Oklahoma?

I don’t like it when people try to make a fool out of me. I do a good enough job of that without any help. But that’s what the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission staff apparently was trying to do last week when I inquired about the status of the investigation into the wrong horse running […]

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South Dakota-Based Bet Rebate Company Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A South Dakota-based telephone wagering and off-track betting company catering to high-end horseplayers seeking rebates has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection after losing a lengthy legal battle with the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, a former business partner. Bettor Racing, Inc., owned and operated by professional horseplayer Randy Gallo […]

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Former United Tote Employee Charged With Extortion; Allegedly Stole Social Security Numbers

A Kentucky man who formerly worked for Churchill Downs Inc.’s bet processing company, United Tote, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on extortion charges. Ethan C. Fey has been charged in United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville with one count of Hobbs Act extortion and one count […]

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Update On Sept. 16 Remington Park ‘Wrong Horse’ Winner: There Is No Update

The wheels of justice sometimes move slowly in racing, and they often turn under a cloak of secrecy. On Sept. 16 at Remington Park in Oklahoma, a 4-year-old gelding named Collateral Kitten was credited with a victory in the evening’s fifth race, a $15,000 claiming event for non-winners of two races lifetime. The only problem […]

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Yum! Brands May Be Ending Kentucky Derby Sponsorship

Yum! Brands may be ending its long-running sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, sources have told the Paulick Report. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., also home of Churchill Downs, the publicly traded fast-food company (NYSE: YUM) became the first presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby with a five-year deal signed in 2006 with then […]

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Stronach: ‘A Lot Of Goodwill From Our Side’ To Improve California Breeding Program

Frank Stronach said the decision to put his family’s Adena Springs farm in Paris, Ky., on the market is based on a desire to improve racing in the states where he owns major racetracks. Though he mentioned California, Florida and Maryland, his primary focus seems to be in California, where he owns Santa Anita Park […]

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Russell C. Redding, Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and chairman of the State Horse Racing Commission, has criticized Jockey Club chairman Stuart S. Janney III for what he calls “irresponsible statements” made at this year’s Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In his closing remarks […]

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Pennsylvania Racing Commission Chair Calls Janney’s Round Table Remarks ‘Irresponsible’

Russell C. Redding, Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and chairman of the State Horse Racing Commission, has criticized Jockey Club chairman Stuart S. Janney III for what he calls “irresponsible statements” made at this year’s Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In his closing remarks […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Churchill/Keeneland Gaming Partnership A Poorly Conceived Venture

Kentucky Downs had just concluded a record meet, one that saw more than $8.6 million in purse money paid out to owners over five days of racing exclusively over the European-style turf course. Pari-mutuel handle skyrocketed to more than $6 million per day, up by 34 percent over last year’s total (which was 34 percent […]

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