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Honoring the contributions of African-Americans to horse racing

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is offering free admission on Feb. 20 as they unveil their program “African-Americans in Thoroughbred Racing” from 1-3 pm.

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Former TOC chairman Owens elected to fill post vacated by Zetcher

The board of directors of Thoroughbred Owners of California looked to the past to find someone to lead the owners’ organization into the future, following the recently resignation of Arnold Zetcher as TOC chairman, just six months into his term. Owens rejoined the TOC board in November 2010 when he was appointed to fill a […]

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FTBOA fired ex-worker for embezzlement

The FTBOA acknowledged today that they fired an ex-worker over the admission that the employee had embezzled funds from the organization under a ficticious business. An audit committee confirmed no evidence of mismanagement by senior administration was found but did recommend unspecified “improvements” to the association’s accounting system.

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Beyer: Microbets a net positive

A new wave of betting is sweeping racing according to Andy Beyer in his most recent Washington Post column. Ten-cent superfectas, fifty-cent Pick Fours and the ten-cent Rainbow Six are among the newer and increasingly popular bets. It allows smaller-time players to place multi-combination bets at the track. But some are concerned over the new […]

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Dutrow suspended 90 days for two infractions

Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. was suspended for two infractions totally 90 days by New York stewards. Dutrow was suspended 60 days when officials found the painkiller Butorphanol, a Class 3 medication, in the post-race sample of Fastus Cactus. Additionally, a 30-day penalty was handed down for finding hypodermic needles in his barn. The suspensions have […]

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Evans: This is where we get the people who understand horse racing

The event at the newly renovated Twinspires.com offices in the Brisnet building was a who’s who in the pro-racing political scene with the guest list including Governor Steve Beshear, former Louisville Mayor and Lt. Governor candidate Jerry Abramson and Speaker of the State House Greg Stumbo. “This is where we get the people who understand […]

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Stronach’s Open Letter to Maryland Horsemen

Frank Stronach released an open letter he has written to all Maryland horse racing interests asking to sit down and figure out a solution to the industry’s problems. He further decries the recent Maryland Racing Commission meeting and the confrontational attitude he believes was fostered there. Below is the text of the letter that Mr. […]

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Vet confesses to injecting Queen’s horse

Veterinarian James Main has confessed to being the culprit behind the illegal medication found in the Queen of England’s horse Moonlit Path in 2009. He administered a 20 ml dose of Tranexamic Acid, a breach of the British Horseracing Authority Rules for Racing.

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Baze and Stauffer a story of strong wills, guilt and mutual respect

Tyler Baze suffered a serious accident aboard the Peter Miller-trained Night Justice, a horse that agent Vic Stauffer fought hard to get his jockey on. What resulted was a surprising mix of humanity and perspective that have made both better men.

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Go Head-to-Head with Bode Baffert and Brisnet.com

When we asked Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert to be this week’s Paulick Report handicapper for The American Handicapper contest presented by Brisnet.com, he really wanted to participate. But with it being Derby prep season, he didn’t think he’d have time to fully take on the responsibility of defending the Paulick Report handicapper crown. […]

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