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British Trainers Ordered To Halt Use of Regumate After Tests Reveal Trace Amounts Of Anabolic Steroid Trendione

The British Horseracing Authority has ordered trainers there to stop using altrenogest (commonly known by its brand name of Regumate) and remove it from their yards after testing uncovered trace amounts of an anabolic steroid. According to Racing Post, British authorities became concerned about reports out of Australia suggesting some altrenogest products there could be […]

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Churchill Downs To Build New Rooftop Lounge For 2019 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Incorporated will create an elevated experience for guests of the 2019 Kentucky Derby and beyond. The legendary Louisville, Ky. racetrack has announced plans for a $5 million capital investment that will expand the Starting Gate Suites through the construction of a new 20,000-square-foot rooftop garden which will deliver a unique hospitality experience with […]

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Gorajec: Voided Claim Rule Should Become Standard Practice In Every State

Nine states have adopted rules voiding the claims of horses that either suffered fatal injuries or were placed on the vet’s list immediately after their claiming races, writes former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec in his latest InsideRacingRegs blog entitled “The Voided Claim Rule: Some Regulators Deserve Your Thanks.” “The voided claim […]

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Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet Offers Over $29 Million In Stakes; Dec. 1 Opening Day

The 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule at Gulfstream Park will feature a record 105 stakes worth a record $29.079 million in purses, headlined by the blockbuster Jan. 26 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, featuring the $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the $7-million Pegasus World Turf Cup (G1), the richest stakes on dirt […]

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California Authority Of Racing Fairs To Intervene In Lawsuit Over OTB Agreements

The California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) has been granted leave to intervene on behalf of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) in the lawsuit brought by the Pacific Racing Association (PRA), to represent the interests of CARF’s Satellite Wagering Facility membership, their employees and the local communities in which they reside. PRA, operator of […]

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IFHA Sets Agenda For Paris Conference; 50 Racing Countries To Be Represented

The 52nd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities, organized by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), will be held on October 8 in Paris, France. The all-day conference will cover a myriad of pressing topics, including strategic measures to stimulate turnover; the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys; and rules harmonisation. The main morning session […]

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Santa Anita Offering Hall Of Fame Jockey And Trainer Poster On ‘Win And You’re In’ Saturday, Sept. 29

In addition to four Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races, the first 5,000 on-track fans at Santa Anita will be treated to a beautiful full color poster depicting some of the greatest Hall of Fame jockeys and trainers of all time on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the track’s […]

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Suffolk Downs Operators Seek $3 Billion In Lawsuit Over Casino License

The operator of Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., is seeking $3 billion in a lawsuit filed against casino executive Steve Wynn and others claiming that Wynn Resorts engaged in criminal activity to secure a casino license. The suit was filed on Sept. 17 by Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC in United States District Court of […]

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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission ‘Entertaining Applications’ For New Racetrack Licenses

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced that it is “entertaining applications for new and renewal association licenses” for racing associations for 2019. The announcement, posted on the home page at the commission’s website, set an Oct. 1, 2018, deadline for new and renewed license applications. One year ago, after Churchill Downs and Keeneland Association announced […]

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Illinois Racing Board Approves 2019 Dates; Hawthorne To Skip Winter Harness Meet

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the Illinois Racing Board approved the official schedule of racing dates for the 2019 season, according to drf.com. The major change to the schedule is that Hawthorne will not be hosting a harness meet during the winter months. Instead, Hawthorne will return to Thoroughbred racing several weeks earlier than […]

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