Daughter of alleged abuser buys 11 horses

Horses from an auction dispersing bloodstock from an animal-abuse case were auctioned off on Monday but the buyer was potentially less than above board according to local authorities. Carla Goba, the daughter of alleged horse abuser Walter Goba, successfully bid on several stallions and mares through a friend who did the bidding and handed over […]

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Chanteclair Farm’s Saud bin Khaled dies

Owner and breeder Saud bin Khaled died today of an undisclosed illness at Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles. A long-time horseman established the breeding operation Chanteclair Farm in 1995 in Midway, Kentucky. Among many others, he campaigned Grade I winner Continuously and 2008 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Maram. “Life is not […]

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Kentucky horsemen and jockeys agree to compromise increase in mount fees

In a compromise deal with the understanding that racing is going through tough economic times, jockeys agreed to a $5 increase in losing mount fees. They also made slight increases to the winnings of a fourth place ride.

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NY Governor Cuomo proposes purse surcharge

Wanting to wipe out a recurring deficit by the State Racing and Wagering Board, Governor Cuomo has proposed a 2.75% state surcharge on purses for all horse races run in New York. As part of its overall 2011 budget plan released Feb. 1, Cuomo’s administration wants to ensure that those expenses are “fully borne by […]

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Christie conditionally vetoes “Off Track and Account Wagering Act”; Monmouth Park to be up for sale

While NJ Governor Chris Christie supports the spirit of A-1705 which opens up the amount of off track wagering facilities in the Garden State, the governor felt the need to conditionally veto the bill. “While I wholeheartedly endorse the objectives behind A-1705, a conditional veto is necessary to give us the necessary flexibility and latitude […]

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Zito loaded for Donn with Fly Down, Morning Line

Dialed In gave Nick Zito a big boost with his impressive victory in the Holy Bull Stakes. He will now try to capture the top prize for older horses at Gulfstream Park’s winter meet when he sends Fly Down and Morning Line to Saturday’s Grade I Donn Handicap.

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Leading Fair Grounds rider Napravnik faces seven-day suspension

Rosie Napravnik, the leading rider during the current Fair Grounds meet, is facing a seven-day suspension for careless riding in the fifth race on Saturday. The suspension will run from Sunday through Feb. 12. No decision on an appeal has been made yet.

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Who shot my horse?

A Florida woman claims her neighbor shot her horse and she had to put him down. But the neighbor believes there’s more to this story than the woman is letting on. “When the game warden or Ag man was out here yesterday, he said that horse had been shot over a week, so if she […]

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Jockey Coa jailed after domestic battery charge

South Florida jockey Eibar Coa was arrested Monday on a domestic battery charge. His wife told police Coa punched her in the face and is being held without bond.

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