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WEG horseman comes back from accident

California horseman Eitan Beth-Halachmy nearly died from a medical condition after performing at the opening ceremonies of the World Equestrian Games September 25th. The 71-year-old has already gotten back in the saddle and says the incident was life-changing and a “wake-up call.”

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Don’t tase me bro’: Aussie trainer faces suspension for using stun gun on stablehand

When we hear about the use of an illegal electrical device at the racetrack it’s usually a jockey or exercise rider shocking a horse with a “buzzer” to make him run faster. But in a twist, trainer Shane Edwards in Perth, Australia, faces a potential ban for allegedly turning an illegal stun gun on a […]

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Wife of Hall of Fame jockey Romero pleads guilty, cooperating in Louisiana HBPA fraud case

Cricket Romero, the wife of Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romeo, pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this week to charges that she helped rig a 2008 election of the Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association board of directors. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Romero is cooperating with authorities in their case against indicted […]

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MHBA President: Agreement is a wonderful Christmas gift to Maryland’s racing community

Maryland Horse Breeders Association president Tom Bowman celebrates the new agreement that allows Maryland racing to continue in 2011 uninterrupted.

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HRI – Zast: The twelfth day of Christmas is a call for charity

Nothing says Christmas quite like an unselfish and charitable spirit. So Vic Zast, on his final day of Christmas, asks his readers to consider three charities that support the people who make this industry tick. “This last Christmas wish, the twelve of 12 Days of Christmas wishes, is that you remember the wishes of others. […]

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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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