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Ned Evans: Marching to the beat of his own drummer

Edward P. “Ned” Evans was clearly a one-of-a-kind horse breeder and no one has summed that up more expertly than Glenn Petty on his Virginia Thoroughbred Blog. Just as importantly, the recently deceased Evans was driven by a passion to win, especially in his racing and breeding pursuits to the tune of $75 million since […]

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Newly-elected Governor Cuomo silent on racing industry

In newly-elected Governor Andrew Cuomo’s first State of the State address, he mentioned many things he plans to do during his administration: shut down 20% of state agencies, create property tax cap, reform campaign finance and legalize marriage for same-sex couples. But no where did he make a mention about New York horse racing industry. […]

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Baltimore Orioles owner Angelos expresses interest in buying Rosecroft

Peter G. Angelos, the owner of the Baltimore Orioles, has expressed interest in buying Rosecroft Raceway and wants to put slot machines at the currently bankrupt track. But he faces obstacles from other bidders as well as the fact that Rosecroft was not one of the original five locations approved by voters to install slots. […]

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Trainer Englehart falls just short of consecutive wins record

Trainer Chris Englehart fell one length short of tying the modern day New York record for consecutive wins by a trainer. Going into the fifth race at Aqueduct on Wednesday, Englehart had won seven races in a row but his horse Who’s the Cowboy finished a close second to Poppa’s Pick. The record is eight […]

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Glee star Lea Michele teams up with PETA against horse-drawn carriages

Best known as the golden-piped Rachel on Fox’s hit show Glee, Lea Michele is taking her newfound fame to support PETA’s quest to rid New York City’s streets of horse-drawn carriages. “Imagine for a moment that you’re forced to do hard physical labor all day, seven days a week — whether it’s sweltering hot or […]

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Former NYRA executive Dunn dies at 81

Philip Dunn, the former executive director of simulcast and TV systems when he retired in 1995, died at the age of 81 on Monday.

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BLM chief Abbey wants birth control for wild horses

Supporters of horse processing plants were disappointed Tuesday when Bureau of Land Management chief Bob Abbey told them slaughtering wild horses for food would not be an option. Instead, he wants to give birth control to the increasingly large packs of wild horses.

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Amateurcapper: Baffert enjoying new dirt surface at Santa Anita

Bob Baffert had figured out how to win on synthetic surfaces but made no bones about his desire to see California tracks revert to dirt. Of course, Santa Anita has done just that this meet and it appears Baffert has taken advantage of it. Will this lead to even more success for the Hall of […]

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Apprentice rider Alvarez tops Calder standings

Apprentice jockey Jose Alvarez led the most recent Calder meet with 43 winners, edging out Manoel Cruz by three victories. Leading trainer was Bisnath Parboo with 26 wins and the leading owner’s trophy went to Frank Calabrese.

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Judge refers lawsuit against IEAH investor to mediation

A federal judge has referred the $60-million lawsuit by software entrepreneur Matthew Szulik against IEAH stables investor James Tagliaferri and two associates to mediation. The suit alleges Tagliaferri and his associates, through his TAG Virgin Islands money management company, invested the Szulik family’s money in high risk companies, including $20 million in IEAH, without disclosure […]

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