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Left At The Gate: Don’t Forget Us!

New construction abounds at Aqueduct in anticipation for the racino now pushed back to an opening towards the end of the summer. Capital improvements including much needed work on the backside is welcome by the blogger but also hopes the NYRA brass doesn’t forget about the horseplayers and remembers to put some shine on the […]

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Owners charged with multiple counts of second-degree animal neglect

Oregon horse owners Kenneth and Sharon Burnett were charged with multiple counts of second-degree animal neglect and had five horses seized from their property and will appear in court seperately, Sharon on March 25 and Kenneth on April 4.

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Coa regaining movement in arms, legs

Jockey Eibar Coa, who was severely injured in an accident at Gulfstream Park last month, has regained significant movement in his extremities according to the Daily Racing Form. “Eibar is still not able to get out of bed and walk but he is wiggling his legs around like crazy and is making good progress,” said […]

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Mucho Macho Men

Press Release Kathy Ritvo, trainer of Risen Star (G3) winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Mucho Macho Man, received a delivery last week from the disco band the Village People – a ‘Macho Woman’ shirt. According to Mitch Weiss of the Village People’s management team, the band contacted Mucho Macho Man’s owners, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, after […]

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Garrett Gomez to pick up To Honor and Serve mount

Jockey John Velazquez lost the mount for To Honor and Serve in the upcoming Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park to Garrett Gomez. Concerns about Velazquez being the regular rider for early Derby favorite Uncle Mo instigated the change.

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Pope: A Tote/Wagering System for Everyone

One Thursday in April of 1979, Keeneland president Ted Bassett let me use his box to entertain an NBC executive. He knew I was trying to sell the television rights to what is now the Rolex 3-Day Event. I was not involved with Thoroughbreds at that time, so it wasn’t until reading Ted’s award-winning autobiography, […]

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TVG, Tampa Bay Downs stage fan appreciation day

Press Release TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, and Tampa Bay Downs, one of the network’s broadcast and wagering partners, will recognize TVG Tampa Bay area account holders by staging the inaugural “TVG Fan Appreciation Day at Tampa Bay Downs” on April 9 at the Florida race track. April 9 is Florida Cup Day at Tampa Bay […]

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Hayward: We’ve got $20 million in the bank now

More than 100 people turned out Tuesday to hear NYRA officials outline plans for Saratoga, Aqueduct and Belmont Park. The improvements will be made once gaming revenue at Aqueduct starts to come in this year. NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward spoke optimistically about the future of the New York racing. “We’ve got $20 million […]

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Gill, Adamo lawsuit against Penn Racing Commission to proceed

A federal judge did not dismiss the lawsuit filed by Michael Gill and his former trainer Anthony Adamo. The suit claims their constitutional rights to a hearing to contest their January 2010 expulsions from Penn National Race Course. Representatives for Penn National claimed the two lacked standing to sue because trainer and owner licenses are […]

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Paul Jenkins retiring as Penn National racing secretary

Press Release Paul Jenkins filled in the last race of an upcoming condition book on a huge paper spreadsheet on his desk, sat back in his chair, smiled, and said “that’s a wrap”.    The remark had a deep double meaning – horsemen would have the late April-May book well in advance, and its publication marked […]

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