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Champion Minding Sidelined Until Autumn After Suffering Setback

Cartier Horse of the Year Minding, who was the heavy favorite for Sunday’s Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, will be sidelined until the fall after suffering a setback, according to a report in the Racing Post. Trainer Aidan O’Brien revealed the news Friday morning, telling reporters, “Unfortunately, Minding has had a setback and won’t be running in the […]

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Top Rider McCarthy ‘Out Indefinitely’ Following Weekend Spill

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016, was replaced on all his mounts Thursday, sidelined indefinitely with a shoulder injury suffered in a spill at Monmouth Park Sunday.  McCarthy’s agent, Scott Silver, said the 23-year-old jockey dislocated his left shoulder and broke the pinkie on his right hand after being thrown when […]

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New Jersey Lawmaker Testing The Waters With Bill To End Sports Betting Ban

Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released a discussion draft of a comprehensive gaming bill, the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act, or GAME Act, which allows states to legalize sports betting and online gambling if appropriate consumer protections are also in place. “Despite the federal gaming laws in place today, Americans are betting up […]

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Report: Proposed Budget Could Allow Mustangs To Be Sold For Slaughter

The proposed federal budget calls for a cost savings that could allow wild horses to be sold for slaughter, according to the Associated Press. According to the report, the budget predicts roughly $10 million in savings would come from reducing costs to maintain the estimated 45,000 horses in government corrals or leased pastures. Part of that […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Jumping For Des

This past weekend it was time once again for one of my favorite Lexington traditions, the High Hope Steeplechase. Held each May at the Kentucky Horse Park, tailgaters line the track, cheer on the horses as they thunder past and enjoy what always seems to be a more elevated version of tailgate food (and maybe […]

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Belmont Stakes Not Completely Out Of The Picture For Irish War Cry

Wood Memorial winner Irish War Cry, who finished tenth in the G1 Kentucky Derby, may start in the G1 Belmont Stakes June 10 after all. Trainer Graham Motion told the Daily Racing Form on Wednesday that he hasn’t ruled out running the son of Curlin in the 1 1/2-mile classic. “After this weekend, I had to think […]

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Lady Eli Heads West, Will Face Avenge, Goodyearforroses In G1 Gamely

Chad Brown’s superstar Lady Eli towers over five rivals in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 1/8 miles on turf.Based in New York, Lady Eli comes off a troubled second place finish at Keeneland in the Grade I Jenny Wiley Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on […]

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New York: Harness Trainer Suspended Indefinitely After Four Horses Test Positive For Kratom

The New York State Gaming Commission today indefinitely suspended harness owner, trainer and driver Michael S. Weiner for racing four horses at Monticello Raceway doped with mitragynine, a dangerous drug with performance enhancing and analgesic effects similar to cocaine and morphine. Commonly known as Kratom and derived from the plant Mitragyna speciosa that grows only […]

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$1.6 Million Stakes Schedule On Offer For Laurel Park’s Summer Meet

Highlighted by a program of six stakes on Saturday, June 24, Laurel Park will offer 21 stakes worth $1.6 million in purses during its summer meet which opens Friday, June 9. The 33-day summer stand, which will feature Laurel’s world-class turf course, will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 20. Racing shifts to the […]

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Pillars Of The Turf: Gaines, Phipps And Winn Elected To Hall Of Fame

John R. Gaines, Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps and Matt Winn, three of the most influential and respected individuals in American thoroughbred racing history, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame as the 2017 Pillars of the Turf selections. The Pillars of the Turf category is designated to honor individuals who […]

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