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Princeofthenorth Triggers $784,553 Payoff In Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot

In the most unlikely of longshot scenarios, the Hector Palma-trained Princeofthenorth broke slowly and was next to last with Eswan Flores up in a field of 11 maidens after the first quarter mile, but rallied five-wide turning for home en route to a three quarter length victory going 6 ½ furlongs in Friday’s eight and […]

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Hall Of Famer McCarron Among Witnesses At Tuesday’s Congressional Hearing On Horseracing Integrity Act

Retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will be among those testifying next Tuesday during a Congressional hearing on the Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation that would create a private, independent national oversight agency to regulate medication policy for the sport. The hearing of the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and […]

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‘I Just Feel So Lucky’: Japanese-Born Kimura Grateful For Eclipse Award As Champion Apprentice Jockey

Kazushi Kimura left his native Japan with the hope of making an impression on the Canadian Thoroughbred racing scene. On Thursday night at Gulfstream Park in Florida, he managed to eclipse that goal. Hearing his name called as the recipient of the 2019 Eclipse Award as North America’s champion apprentice jockey was nowhere near the […]

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Horseplayer, Economist: Only One Way To Ensure Horse Racing’s Long-Term Survival

While this weekly feature from the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) has routinely covered issues related to data horseplayers consume or are offered at outrageous price points, the economist inside of this horseplayer, horse owner and breeder is left to ponder how the greater racing industry has collectively ignored years of troubling trends in the data […]

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CHRB Moves To Limit Permitted Medications During Timed Workouts

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Wednesday, January 22, at the Department of Consumer Services in Sacramento. Chairman Gregory Ferraro presided. Vice Chairman Oscar Gonzales and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri and Wendy Mitchell also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the […]

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Trainers Share Views On First Pegasus World Cup With No Race-Day Medication

For the first time in 2020, Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series presented by Runhappy will be run free of race-day medications, heralding a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America. The medication-free policy is consistent with the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA) standards. Two percent of the […]

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ARCI: New York Lab Finds ‘Major Doping Threat’ In Pair Of Standardbred Horses

The New York Equine Drug Testing Programs Director Dr. George Maylin has confirmed the presence of a major doping threat to both human and equine sport in two standardbred horses racing at Yonkers Raceway.  The New York horse racing lab is believed to be the first laboratory, in either horse racing or the worldwide WADA […]

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Diaz Savoring Eclipse Nomination As First Puerto Rico-Based Finalist For Apprentice Jockey

Apprentice jockey Angel Díaz had a very good first year riding at Camarero Racetrack in Puerto Rico – so good he was one of the finalists for this year’s Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. In a September interview, journalist Moncho Nuñez asked Angel which jockey he most admired and looked up to. “Juan Carlos […]

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Equibase Analysis: A Surprise Could Be Coming In Pegasus World Cup

Note: Omaha Beach was withdrawn after this article was published. Previous to that, Spun to Run was withdrawn The fourth running of the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes drew a well matched field of 12, including Omaha Beach, winner of last year’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby. […]

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Maximum Security Kentucky Derby DQ Chosen As NTRA Moment Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Maximum Security’s historic disqualification in the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve has been voted the 2019 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of 1,072 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. The winning moment occurred on May 4, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. ET following a near […]

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