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Segs4Vets Reaches Out To Horse Racing To Assist Disabled Riders

Anne Von Rosen has a new ride, but she’d rather it be on a horse. Her legs paralyzed in a March 11, 2014, spill at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz., Von Rosen was in Del Mar, Calif., last week to receive a retrofitted Segway personal transporter from the parent company of Segs4Vets, an all-volunteer, non-profit […]

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Former Leading Rider At Ellis Park Suspended In Indiana For Alleged Possession of Electrical Device

Jockey Didiel Osorio has been summarily suspended by Indiana Horse Racing Commission stewards after allegedly being in possession of an illegal electrical device following the fifth race at Indiana Grand on Thursday. Osorio rode the winner, 7-10 favorite Deep Explorer, owned by Jeff Allen, Michael Thomas and Donald Habeeb and trained by Habeeb. According to […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Playing Sunday’s Late Pick 5

We’re going to make a run at Sunday’s NYRA Bets Late Pick 5, the bet that is available exclusively to NYRA Bets customers or on-site patrons at New York tracks or simulcast facilities. This weekly feature, NYRA Bets Presents The Weekend Play at Saratoga, focuses on a single wager/play over the weekend at the upstate Spa […]

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Quarter Horse Trainers Kearl, Sanchez, Stroud Issued Summary Suspensions In Texas

Texas Racing Commission stewards have issued immediate summary suspensions for three Quarter horse trainers – Judd Kearl, Jose Sanchez and Brian Stroud – who on July 21 were notified of alleged positive tests for the Class 1 drug nomifensine, an anti-depressant drug that was taken off the market in the U.S. 25 years ago because […]

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Los Alamitos Asks CHRB To Investigate Former Clerk Of Scales

Los Alamitos has asked the California Horse Racing Board to investigate the job performance of the Orange County, California, track’s former clerk of scales. The clerk of scales is responsible for reporting the correct weight of jockeys before and after a race. That weight is reported in the official results chart of the race and […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: They Don’t Always Bring Their ‘A’ Game

There were 16,568 racing fans on hand at Del Mar racetrack to watch Saturday’s Grade 2 San Diego Handicap – plus one notable no show. Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, billed by some as the Horse of the World, “laid an egg,” in the words of his trainer, Bob Baffert. In what was by far the worst performance […]

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AQHA Champion Trainer Kearl Among Trio Notified Of Alleged Class 1 Drug Violations

Judd Kearl, the reigning American Quarter Horse Association champion trainer and 2016 leader in both money and races won in North America, was among three trainers notified on Friday by the Texas Racing Commission that horses in their care allegedly tested positive for the Class 1 drug Nomifensine. Kearl was notified of five alleged Class 1 violations […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: In Rojas Trial, HBPA Plays The Part Of Enabler

It must be disheartening at times to be an honest Thoroughbred owner or trainer, especially one that happens to race in Pennsylvania. It’s bad enough, as we learned last week in the federal trial of trainer Murray Rojas, that widespread and systematic cheating has been going on at Penn National racecourse in Grantville, Pa. for […]

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Rojas Verdict: Not Guilty On Wire Fraud, Guilty On Misbranding Of Prescription Drugs

A jury in United States District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., has convicted Thoroughbred trainer Murray Rojas on 14 of 21 counts brought against her by the U.S. attorney’s office in a wide-ranging FBI criminal investigation into corruption at nearby Penn National racetrack. Their verdict came Friday evening after day-long deliberations that followed a nine-day trial. The […]

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Trainer Beattie At Rojas Trial: ‘Almost Everybody’ Illegally Treated Horses On Race Day

Stephanie Beattie threw fellow horsemen under the bus during her testimony for the prosecution Tuesday afternoon at the federal trial of Murray Rojas, a former rival for leading trainer honors at Penn National in Grantville, Pa. Beattie admitted she routinely had her horses illegally treated with therapeutic medications on race day by the same veterinarians […]

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