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Sir Winston To Sit Out Summer Season With Ankle Injury

Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston will miss the 2019 summer racing season with an unspecified front ankle injury, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Trainer Mark Casse told media he expects the horse to come back for a 4-year-old campaign, if not this fall. Casse told Albany Times Union reporter Tim Wilkin he believes the horse […]

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Scheinman: An Everlasting Bond That Ties Horses And Humans Together

When I worked at the long-gone Montgomery Journal newspaper in Rockville, Md., having switched over to the copy desk from sports, an old horse trainer named Bernie Bond died in 1993. I had the picture cut out of his obituary in the Daily Racing Form taped to a drawer underneath my desk, and there it […]

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Prince Of Wales’s Stakes: Dettori, Crystal Ocean Hold Off Magical To Earn BC Turf ‘Win And You’re In’

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf runner-up Magical had to settle for second again Wednesday as she couldn’t get by Crystal Ocean in deep stretch of the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes, a ‘Win and You’re In’ for the 2019 edition of the Turf. The victory by Crystal Ocean, ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained […]

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‘The Lucky Ones’: Thoroughbred Welfare Group Offers Look Inside The Aftermath Of I Care I Help

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is asking the public for help in caring for “the lucky ones” — a handful of the few living horses remaining from the aftermath of I Care I Help. The Paulick Report first began reporting on the activity of I Care I Help in April 2018, […]

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Gorajec: What CHRB Got Right, Wrong In Animal Welfare Case

Former racing regulator Joe Gorajec takes readers inside a recent stewards hearing in California that considered the case of a trainer charged with an animal welfare violation after working and entering a horse to race that his veterinarian said should undergo surgery because of a fractured sesamoid. Writing in his InsideRacingRegs blog published at The […]

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Updated: New Mexico-Based Company Announces Purchase Of Ellis Park

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved the sale and expansion of Ellis Park at a meeting held Tuesday. The track, purchased last year by Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group, also received permission to expand the number of historical horse racing terminals at the facility from 300 to 1,200. The facility will be purchased by […]

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Has RCI Gone To The Dogs? California Regulators May Drop Membership

Citing a new formula determining board seats and philosophical differences over medication policy, the California Horse Racing Board will consider withdrawing its membership in the Association of Racing Commissioners International at Thursday’s regularly scheduled CHRB meeting in Pleasanton, Calif. According to the meeting package prepared for Thursday’s meeting, the CHRB has been a member of […]

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Racing Officials Can Help With Biosecurity, But Logistics Are Tricky

When a disease outbreak happens at a racetrack — as they do a few times a year — veterinarians, horsemen, and racing officials quickly become concerned about biosecurity protocols, the measures that can minimize the chances for disease to travel from one horse to another. One state veterinarian is hoping that, armed with a little […]

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‘Completely Wrongheaded’: HBPA Opposes Senate Version Of Horseracing Integrity Act

The National Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) announces its opposition to the Senate version of the Horseracing Integrity Act (S. 1820), introduced last week by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). On behalf of thoroughbred race horse owners, and trainers, the HBPA has been steadfast in its opposition to the House companion […]

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Mucho Gusto Defeats Stablemate Roadster In Affirmed

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert’s speedy Mucho Gusto settled nicely off the pace and took charge around the far turn en route to an impressive 2 ¼ length win over stablemate Roadster in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Mucho […]

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