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NTRA lobbyists fighting “Bluegrass Boondoggle” talk

With talk in Congress about eliminating a tax break for Thoroughbred owners, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s lobbyists are working overtime in Washington.  Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) is leading the charge to get rid of what he calls the “Bluegrass Boondoggle,” a tax break that allows racehorse owners to depreciate their investments over a shorter […]

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Sutherland: How I became a jockey

The Houston Chronicle profiles jockey Chantal Sutherland, who missed winning last Saturday’s Hollywood Gold Cup by inches, as the first female jockey to compete in the 73-year-old race.  Sutherland tells some interesting anecdotes about how she became a rider, like the time she was at a dinner party shortly after college: A guest suggested, “You […]

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Leffel named to membership development post at TOBA

Former Blood-Horse sales account executive Terry Leffel has been named membership development manager for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.  Among other responsibilities, Leffel’s new role will be to boost TOBA membership and identify partners for TOBA events.

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Hundreds turn out in support of Canterbury Park

Shakopee, Minnesota mayor John Schmitt joined hundreds of fans, employees and horsemen who came out to Canterbury Park Wednesday to rally state government to reopen the track.  Canterbury Park has been shut down for nearly two weeks because of a state budget impasse.

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Pletcher, Dominguez join Saratoga Preview panel

Press Release Eclipse Award winners Ramon Dominguez and Todd Pletcher and The New York Racing Association’s Charles Hayward and P.J. Campo will participate in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s annual Saratoga Preview panel discussion on Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. This popular program […]

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Doocy, Coady to enter Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame

Former jockey Tim Doocy and longtime track photography Jack Coady have been selected to enter the Prairie Meadows Race Track Hall of Fame.  Doocy won 536 races at Prairie Meadows and was leading rider from 2004 to 2006.  Coady has been the track’s photographer since taking a shot of the very first race in 1989 […]

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Ocala horseman, former jockey Myles Neff dies at 66

Former jockey and trainer Myles Neff has died at age 66 after a battle with cancer.  Neff became a professional jockey at 15 and rode for 12 years starting in 1960.  When his career ended, he was an early exercise rider for Riva Ridge and Secretariat.  He spent the rest of his career teaching riding […]

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Jamgotchian files suit against KHRC over claiming rules

Press Release Today, in Kentucky’s Franklin County Circuit Court, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (“KHRC”) and three KHRC officials were named in a lawsuit filed by prominent Lexington attorney, Richard A. Getty. The complaint, brought by major thoroughbred owner/breeder Jerry Jamgotchian, was filed to insure that horse owner rights are not abused by the KHRC […]

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Duchossois to receive philanthropy award at Saratoga

Press ReleaseRichard L. Duchossois will receive the Ellen & Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award for Philanthropy at Equine Advocates Tenth Annual Awards Dinner & Charity Auction on Thursday, August 4th.  This will mark the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the organization’s annual gala in Saratoga.  Two time Emmy & Tony Award-winning actress, Bebe Newirth will present […]

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Flay to deliver keynote at Hall of Fame inductions

Press Release Celebrity chef and Thoroughbred racehorse owner Bobby Flay will deliver the keynote address at the National Museum of Racing’s 2011 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Flay studied at […]

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