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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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Doyle quits day job, wins NHC

Not exactly at retirement age, 49-year-old John Doyle left his job as an IBM account executive in Scottsdale, Ariz. to become a professional horseplayer. So far, the choice has paid off as Doyle won the National Handicapping Tournament in Las Vegas over the past weekend and with it a $500,000 check. Not a bad beginning […]

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Equine photographer Duane Hamamura dies at 57

Press Release Duane Hamamura, for over three decades one of the most prominent equine photographers in the state, died suddenly Saturday evening at home of natural causes. Mr. Hamamura, a lifelong Auburn resident, was 57 years old.  A 1971 graduate of Auburn High School who studied photography at Green River Community College, Hamamura was a longtime […]

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Pletcher on Uncle Mo: I just need him as good as he was

The pressure on the connections of Uncle Mo to win the Derby are already immense. Owner Mike Repole wakes up each morning thinking about the Indian Charlie colt. Trainer Todd Pletcher is trying to temper expectations despite consistently being asked about the chances for his superstar horse. It seems that Uncle Mo will be expected […]

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Zito feels good about Dialed In

In an unquestionably impressive win yesterday in the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Dialed In put himself in position as an early Kentucky Derby favorite, a position trainer Nick Zito is very comfortable in. “The idea is to just get him there,” Zito said. “I wasn’t surprised that he was that far back early. […]

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