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Louisiana Man Charged With 18 Counts Of Cruelty To Animals After Horses Seized By Sheriff

Following the announcement last week that 18 horses had been seized from a Ptikin, La., property, the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook Wednesday that they have charged a man with 18 counts of cruelty to animals. Gary Thompson, 64, of Pitkin, was arrested March 20. According to the social media post, Thompson’s bond […]

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What Would Baltimore Ownership Of Pimlico Look Like?

The battle between the City of Baltimore and The Stronach Group over the future of the Preakness and Pimlico got a little more heated this week when the city filed suit to take over ownership of the track and of the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Frank Vespe at The Racing Biz questioned what […]

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Report: Mid-Atlantic Horsemen To Discuss Partial Ban On Bisphosphonates

Alan Foreman, chairman of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, told the Thoroughbred Daily News this week a group of Mid-Atlantic horsemen will soon discuss a ban on the use of bisphosphonates in racehorses in the region. The drugs, which were approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in older horses with laminitic pain, have […]

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Stidham Ahead Of Synchrony’s G2 Muniz Memorial: ‘We’ll Take On Whoever Runs’

It’s no secret that Synchrony has a strong affinity for Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Stall-Wilson Turf Course having maintained a perfect record in four starts over the surface. But if he wishes to protect his title in Saturday’s Grade 2 $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap, the 6-year-old son of Tapit will face his toughest test […]

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A Gelded Noble Indy Back, Ready For Return To Graded Stakes In New Orleans Handicap

In an attempt to get back to graded stakes winning form, trainer Todd Pletcher has sent last year’s Grade II Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby winner Noble Indy back to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the Grade II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap. Pletcher is the winningest trainer of the mile-and-an-eighth event for older horses over the main […]

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Sueno Reminds Desormeaux Of Past Kentucky Derby Hopeful My Boy Jack

A trainer of Thoroughbreds for three decades, Keith Desormeaux’s outstanding horsemanship has been displayed at a top level recently with his presence at Churchill Downs on the First Saturday in May for the past three years. The native of Lafayette, La. hopes to make this his fourth year in a row of having a Kentucky […]

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Santana Gets 500th Winner, Back On Top Of Oaklawn Jockey Standings

Ricardo Santana Jr. rode four winners Sunday at Oaklawn, including the 500th in his career for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, to regain the lead in the jockey standings. Santana, Oaklawn’s leading rider the last six years, reached the milestone with Asmussen when favored Bayerd ($5.60) captured the ninth race, a starter-allowance sprint for older […]

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Classic Empire Half-Brother Could Soon Step Up To Stakes Company At Oaklawn

Trainer Brad Cox said Exclamation Point, a 4-year-old half-brother to champion and 2017 Arkansas Derby winner Classic Empire, is under consideration for two stakes races at the meeting following a victory earlier this month at Fair Grounds. Based this winter at Oaklawn, Exclamation Point held off Hawaakom by a head in a March 5 allowance […]

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After Awkward Start In Holy Bull, Federal Case Eyes G3 Hutcheson As Florida Derby Prep

Robert and Lawana Low’s Federal Case is scheduled to cut back in distance in Saturday’s $100,000 Hutcheson (G3) at Gulfstream Park and drop back to one-turn competition in the process. The Hutcheson, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds, headlines a 13-race program. (First-race post time is set for 12:45 p.m.) The Todd Pletcher-trained colt tasted defeat […]

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Indiana Commission Unanimously Approves Albuterol Ban In Quarter Horses

At the March 12 meeting of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the commission voted unanimously to prohibit the use of albuterol in American Quarter Horses. The new rule, 71 IAC 8.5-1-2.2 states: “No Quarter Horse participating in a race shall carry in its body albuterol in excess of the threshold provided in section 4.2(2) of […]

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