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Delaware Park Set For 81 Days Of Live Racing In 2018

The upcoming 81st season of live racing at Delaware Park will feature 81 days with the meet starting on May 30th and concluding on October 20th. The 2018 dates were approved by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission today. Live racing will be conducted on Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In the final week of the […]

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New ‘Ship & Stay’ Program Continues To Gain Momentum At Santa Anita

Santa Anita’s newly implemented “Ship & Stay” program continued to gain momentum through this past Monday, as 29 “new” horses have accounted for 31 starts over 13 Winter Meet racing days. With Drawing Away Stable and trainer Robert Falcone, Jr., registering the most recent “Ship & Stay” winner (Theycallhimthekid) this past Saturday, a total of […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Turning Left Into A Bright Future?

For as long as she can remember, 32-year-old Kelsey Danner has been making left turns. It began in her father’s barns at Churchill Downs and Oaklawn Park, scrubbing buckets and leading Thoroughbred racehorses around and around the shed row before school each morning. As she got older, she graduated to riding those same racehorses along […]

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Harlan’s Holiday Winner Fear The Cowboy Joins Pegasus World Cup Field

Well-traveled Fear the Cowboy, a three-time stakes winner at Gulfstream Park, has been confirmed as the 11th starter in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) to be run on Saturday, January 27. A total of 12 runners will go to the gate for the second edition of the Pegasus, the world’s richest race. […]

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Pennsylvania Judge Issues Stay Of Suspensions Prompted By Failure To Comply With Subpoenas

A Pennsylvania judge has issued a stay of eight license suspensions of owners and trainers ordered by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission for failure to supply records in subpoenas triggered by an anonymous complaint about alleged hidden ownership and program trainers at state racetracks. Petitioners in the case were owner-trainers Marcos Zulueta, Juan Carlos […]

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Kitasan Black Repeats As Japan’s Horse Of The Year

Kitasan Black drew 287 out of 290 votes to win The Japan Racing Association’s (JRA) Horse of the Year award again with another outstanding season that included victories in the Osaka Hai, the Tenno Sho (Spring), the Tenno Sho (Autumn) and the Arima Kinen. He becomes the ninth horse in JRA history, the first since […]

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Idaho: Proposed Budget Measure To Legalize Historical Racing Machines ‘Likely Unconstitutional’

Efforts by Idaho lawmakers to legalize historical horse racing machines in the state may have hit a snag after the state’s Attorney General issued an opinion that questions whether the measure is constitutional. According to a report in the Idaho Statesman, Idaho lawmakers first authorized historical racing terminals in 2013. However, many legislators were surprised to discover […]

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New York: Cuomo’s Budget Plan Includes Provision For Night Racing At Belmont

Among the items listed in the 2018 state budget plan New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released Tuesday was a provision that would allow the New York Racing Association to conduct night racing at Belmont Park. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the proposal, which will need to be approved by the legislature, would allow horse […]

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Hastings 2018 Stakes Schedule Worth Over $2.1 Million; Meet Begins April 21

The 2018 stakes schedule at Hastings Racecourse will offer $2.175 million in purse money with some exciting new features over 36 stakes races that begin with the $50,000 Swift Thoroughbreds Inaugural and $50,000 Brighouse Belles on Sunday, April 22. “I am very pleased with the way our industry groups came together to finalize the stakes […]

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Commission Considers Updates To Post-Claim Drug Testing Rules In Kentucky

During its Jan. 16 meeting, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s rules committee unanimously approved updating the voided claim rule, reports bloodhorse.com. Originally proposed by the safety committee, the recommendations include post-race drug testing of every horse that is claimed in the state of Kentucky. Currently the regulations are such that claimants may elect to have a […]

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