2020 Shergar Cup Cancelled Due To Travel Concerns For International Jockeys

Ascot Racecourse announces that the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup will not take place at the fixture scheduled for Aug. 8. The racecourse will work with the BHA to schedule a programme for the fixture, in the absence of the regular jockeys’ competition. “Regrettably, given the complexities of flying jockeys around the world and […]

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ITHA: Arlington’s Refusal To Open ‘Devastating’ To Horsemen, Small Businesses

The following commentary is from the  Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association concerning the state of Illinois giving tracks permission to run spectator-free racing beginning June 1 – and Arlington Park’s refusal to embrace the opportunity. Arlington Park’s contempt for Illinois workers and the best interests of taxpayers knows no bounds. Having rebuffed the opportunity to add […]

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Track Surface Safety: Where Are We, And Where Do We Go From Here?

Anytime a racetrack sees an uptick in equine injuries, people begin to ask questions about the track surface. How much do we really know about that surface? Can equine medical experts tell if it’s safe? Why is one track’s maintenance system different from what they see somewhere else? Dr. Mick Peterson, head of the Racing […]

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Report: Prairie Meadows Plans To Begin Live Meet On June 19

Originally scheduled to begin its 2020 racing season on May 1, Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, Ia. is now looking at a June 19 start date, reports the Daily Racing Form. Prairie Meadows shut down its casino on March 16, and in early May laid off over 1,000 employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. Iowa Governor […]

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No Belmont Stakes For Louisiana Derby Winner Wells Bayou

Louisiana Derby winner Wells Bayou will not be aimed at the 2020 Belmont Stakes, rescheduled for June 20, trainer Brad Cox told the Daily Racing Form. Instead, the 3-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky will look to make his next start a few weeks later on the calendar, perhaps in the July 8 Indiana Derby […]

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‘Like A Kid At Christmas’: Fairmount Park To Resume Racing Next Week

Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Il. will resume racing without spectators sometime next week, reports the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News. The exact date of resumption is not yet known, but Jim Watkins, president of the Illinois Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, said the plan is to have two days of racing per week moving forward. […]

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America’s Day At The Races Returns Thursday With Coverage Of Churchill, Tampa

America’s Day at the Races, produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, returns Thursday on FOX Sports with four consecutive days of live racing action highlighted by Saturday’s Grade 3 Winning Colors and Grade 3 Mint Julep from Churchill Downs. The acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis […]

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Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association File Briefs In KHBPA Lasix Case

While Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate has yet to rule on a motion by the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (KHBPA) aimed at halting Lasix-free 2-year-old racing at Churchill Downs, other industry organizations have given their opinions on the case. The KHBPA is seeking to remove the ability of racetracks to card […]

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Equine Sales Company Announces Reduction In RNA Commissions

In an effort to better accommodate consignors and breeders during these unprecedented circumstances, the Board of Directors of Equine Sales Company in Louisiana has voted in favor of reducing the “Reserve Not Achieved” (RNA) commission on any amount over $50,000 from 5 percent to 2.5 percent. The next event on the Equine Sales Company calendar […]

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