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Stronach creates Gulfstream retirement program

Press Release Frank Stronach, an industry leader in the retraining and rehabilitation of thoroughbred race horses and an advocate and supporter of several retirement programs, announced today the formation of the Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After-Care Program. Stronach, Chairman and CEO of MI Developments Inc., parent company of Gulfstream Park, said the After-Care Program will help […]

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Rogue Romance a chance of a lifetime for the Clay family

While the Clay family led by patriarch Catesby Clay has bred Derby contenders in the past, this year markes the chance of a lifetime for Runnymede Farm. Both contenders Jaycito and Rogue Romance were bred by Runnymede but Catesby retained Rogue Romance and has a chance to have his first Derby starter in his 87th […]

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Henderson assistants admit to knowledge of wrong doing

While trainer Nicky Henderson has said he did not know the blood-clotting agent TA was against British Horseracing Authority rules, two assistants admitted yesterday they were very much aware. “I knew it was wrong, but in this instance the welfare issue of the horse overtook my mind,” said Henderson number Tom Symonds.

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Jockey Landeros enjoying the laid-back Texas lifestyle

Jockey Chris Landeros was enjoying a successful career at Golden Gate Fields but when the economy turned sour, his mounts started to disappear despite finishing as high as 2nd in wins behind Russell Baze. So when jockey agent Scott Hare called him to try and entice the jock to move to Texas, he was all […]

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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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