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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Dedicated To ‘Health, Safety And Protection Of The Animals’

Arizona-Bred Elise Peters got her first taste of the racing industry at the 2019 Rillito Park race meet. Through the PRISE program, Elise learned the sport expands far beyond a five-week span starting on the first Saturday in May. The atmosphere and camaraderie of Rillito helped increase Elise’s passion for the sport; however, it all […]

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Jason Beem To Fill In As Monmouth Park Announcer Until Mirahmadi’s Return

Jason Beem, a veteran race caller with more than a decade of experience, will handle Monmouth Park’s announcing duties until the return of Frank Mirahmadi following the conclusion of the Santa Anita meet on June 23, general manager Bill Anderson announced. Beem, a Washington state native who called races at Portland Meadows for 10 years […]

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Headley Remembers ‘Honest Race Horse’ Kona Gold

Bruce Headley was born on Feb. 17, 1934, 10 months before Santa Anita opened on Christmas Day, 1934. More than eight decades later, both are still kicking. Headley, best remembered as the trainer of Kona Gold, for whom next Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 sprint at 6 ½ furlongs is named, is still a fixture at […]

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Trevor McCarthy Dominates Laurel Card With Five-Win Day

Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016 and coming off back-to-back meet championships, coasted home an 8 ½-length winner in the ninth-race finale aboard 3-5 favorite True to Jeanine to complete a five-win afternoon Friday at Laurel Park. Midwest Thoroughbreds’ True to Jeanine ($3.40), a 3-year-old filly making just her second career start […]

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Rosario Captures Santa Anita Winter Meet Title, Takes Golden Whip Award

With the Winter portion of Santa Anita’s 47-day meet concluded last Sunday, jockey Joel Rosario topped Flavien Prat by a 56-52 margin, and will be recipient of Santa Anita’s coveted Golden Whip Award. Rosario, 34, capped his successful run with victory aboard the John Sadler-conditioned Gift Box in the 82nd running of the Grade I, $600,000 […]

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Monmouth’s Dennis Drazin To Be Inducted Into Sports Betting Hall Of Fame

Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park, who spearheaded the effort to make sports betting legal in New Jersey and ultimately throughout the United States, will be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 25, in a ceremony that will be held in New York City, the organization announced. Drazin, chairman and CEO […]

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Lead Pants: BHA Suspends Jockey, Trainer’s Assistant For Adding Weight After Win

The British Horseracing Authority has handed down punishments to a British jockey and a trainer’s assistant for an incident involving a half a pound of lead two years ago. According to their confessions, rider Robbie Dunne carried a half a pound less than he was supposed to in a novice handicap and the assistant, Barry […]

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Carroll, Rosner Receive Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award For Biography On Hirsch Jacobs And Stymie

Veteran journalists Linda Carroll and David Rosner have been named joint recipients of the 13th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, presented by Castleton Lyons. The winners were announced at an evening reception on April 10th in the Ryan family’s historic Castleton Lyons stallion barn, near Lexington, Ky. Carroll and Rosner won for Out of […]

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Sadler Enjoying Strong Santa Anita Meet, Eyeing Gold Cup For Gift Box In May

John Sadler, like most horsemen of his caliber, was focused on the business at hand Thursday after celebrating his second consecutive Santa Anita Handicap victory last Saturday, this in dramatic fashion with Gift Box, who hung a pulsating nose defeat on favored McKinzie. “The plan as of now is to run Gift Box in the […]

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After Hanging Out His Shingle, Trainer Sweezey Always ‘Aiming Higher’

By mid-afternoon Monday, less than 24 hours after winning Sunday’s seventh race with his 6-year-old Florida-bred mare, Imperial Sea, Kent Sweezey was on the road to Lexington, Ky., looking to add key pieces to his barn from the offerings at the Keeneland April Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. Traveling long […]

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