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Britain: Owners Fined 50-Pence Each ‘As A Token Gesture’ After Horse Tests Positive For Sodium Bicarbonate

The British Horseracing Authority has imposed a fine against two owners after one of their horses was found to have elevated levels of carbon dioxide in its system prior to a race at Stratford. The BBC reports that Sarah Oliver and Sharron Wilson were each required to pay 50-pence each “as a token gesture” after their horse, […]

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Former Head Clocker At NYRA Suspended 10 Years

On Monday, Sept. 25, the New York State Gaming Commission revoked the license of clocker Stephen Foster for 10 years, according to bloodhorse.com. A former head clocker and a placing/patrol judge for NYRA, Foster and jockey agents Mike Gonzalez and Jose Morales Jr. were escorted off the premises at Aqueduct and barred from NYRA tracks on […]

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IRS Announces Formal Adoption Of ‘Landmark’ Pari-Mutuel Regulations

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Monday that they will formally adopt modernized regulations regarding the withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel proceeds. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has long pressed for these updated regulations that will allow horseplayers to keep more of their winnings, thereby increasing the amount wagered […]

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Trio Of Dubai World Cup Carnival Races Upgraded

The Meydan Group is pleased to announce that three races in the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival programme have been upgraded, adding thunder to an already exceptional international racing calendar at Meydan Racecourse. The DWCC gets underway on Thursday January 11, 2018 and features 10 meetings prior to the season finale, the Dubai World Cup […]

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Aussie Trainer Suspended, Fined $75,000 For Conduct ‘Prejudicial To The Image, Interests Or Welfare Of Racing’

Trainer Ciaron Maher, considered a ‘rising star’ in the Australian training ranks, has been suspended six months and fined $75,000 after admitting he “should have known” that five horses that he trained were owned by convicted felon Peter Foster. Punters.com reports that Maher, who captured the 2016 Group 1 Caulfield Cup with Jameka, conceded he should’ve […]

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‘Fulfilling A Dream’? Horse Tourism Takes On New Meaning In Lexington

Patricia Akiona came to Kentucky for the Derby this spring, a trip during which she booked a tour with Horse Country for the first time. That journey took her to Mill Ridge Farm, and she ended up coming back on her own dime to work with Mill Ridge at the Keeneland September Sale. This kind […]

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‘No Clean Water Or Hay’ After Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico’s Camarero Racetrack

Thoroughbreds at Puerto Rico’s Camarero Racetrack survived the initial wreckage caused by Hurricane Maria earlier this week, but many are still standing in water, unable to leave their stalls, and there is no access to clean water or to hay. Shelley Blodgett, founder of Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc., wrote to thoroughbreddailynews.com to describe the situation. “There […]

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Handle Up 50 Percent On Opening Night

The all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands Thoroughbred meet kicked off Friday night with Poochy storming down the stretch to take the $37,500 allowance feature by 8 ¼ lengths as handle on the six-program came in at $1,321,702, a 50.4% increase over last year’s opening night handle. “It was a great start to a great meet,” said Dennis Drazin, Chairman and […]

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District Court Rules Indiana Claiming Jail Rule Unconstitutional

Owner Jerry Jamgotchian won a victory in his battle against “claiming jail” rules with a ruling earlier this week by U.S. District Court Judge William T. Lawrence finding Indiana’s rule unconstitutional. Claiming jail rules place restrictions on newly-claimed horses, preventing them from running out of state or different in-state tracks for a set period — […]

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Tropical Racing Partnership Off And Running With Busy Weekend

Tropical Racing is gearing up for an important three days of action with four horses scheduled to go to the post, including three runners at Gulfstream Park and one at Finger Lakes on three consecutive afternoons, beginning Friday and concluding on Sunday. “When we began Tropical Racing one of our goals was to be an […]

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