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Gill, Adamo sue Penn National jockeys over boycott

Eclipse Award-winning owner Michael Gill and one of his former trainers, Anthony Adamo, have filed a federal lawsuit against 31 jockeys at Penn National race course over the decision by the riders at the Grantville, Pa., track last January not to ride in races in which Gill’s horses were entered. Jockeys made the decision not […]

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HBO’s “Luck”: Two episodes complete, shooting to resume

Press Release Production on the pilot and first two episodes of Home Box Office’s (HBO) highly anticipated series, “Luck,” has been nearly completed and production and shooting for episode Three will resume at Santa Anita on Jan. 10. “Luck,” which stars several “A List” actors, including Dustin Hoffman, is the brainchild of world renowned writer/producer […]

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Choper reappointed to CHRB

 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has reappointed Berkeley law school professor Jesse Choper to the California Horse Racing Board.  Choper has been a member of the board since 2007.

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O’Brien escapes suspension, receives hefty fine for Cape Blanco incident

Champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien ducked a suspension but received a hefty fine from the British Horseracing Authority today for an incident that occurred at York racecourse in England last May when he told his traveling head lad not to follow the stewards’ instructions when they asked him to trot Cape Blanco in front of […]

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Avioli: Everything we’ve done in the last four years has really been to put the ‘world’ back in the world championships

Breeders’ Cup president and CEO Greg Avioli spoke with James Emmett of SportsProMedia.com about the current state of the world championship races and the US racing industry in general.

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Belinda Stronach leaves Magna

In a surprise move, Belinda Stronach, daughter of Frank Stronach, has announced her resignation from the board of directors at Magna International. Is this related to the recent news that Frank Stronach has swapped his controlling interest in MI Developments or just an isolated incident?

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HRI – Pricci: Racing’s top stories of 2010

John Pricci of Horse Race Insider gives his top ten racing stories of 2010. Highlighting the list are Magna and Churchill’s pullout of the NTRA, Monmouth’s summer meet and the Life at Ten debacle. But who made it to number one?

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Developer Wilmot takes first step in building $100 million harness track in NY

Rochester businessman and shopping mall developer Thomas C. Wilmot Sr. is looking to build a $100 million harness racing track and VLT gambling facility in Onondaga County. With six other directors, Syracuse Raceway Inc.’s incorporation papers were approved by the state Racing and Wagering Board which allows for the newly formed corporation to apply for […]

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Prado and Espinoza share jockey championship

Top US jockeys Edgar Prado and Victor Espinoza shared the fifth annual Robalca International Jockeys’ Championship Cup in Lima Peru. Each scored 18 points for the competition.

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TOC: Jamgotchian attacks ‘malicious, ruthless and false’

Jerry Jamgotchian can be like a pitbull clamped onto a mailman’s leg. Check with former California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard Shapiro, who was the subject of relentless criticism from Jamgotchian for years after Jamgotchian felt he was wronged by the CHRB and its employees on a variety of issues, including the mandate that required […]

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