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Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor Virginia Oaks At New Colonial Downs Meet

Fasig-Tipton has reached an agreement with Colonial Downs to sponsor the Virginia Oaks at the racetrack’s upcoming meet. The $150,000 Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks will be run on August 31, along with the $250,000 Virginia Derby (G3). These races are part of a 17-race stakes schedule totaling $1.8 million that will be conducted during the 15-day live […]

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Delta Downs Taking Stall Applications For Fall/Winter Meet

Delta Downs’ racing office has announced that stall applications for the track’s 2019-20 Thoroughbred season are due by Monday, August 12. The upcoming meet is scheduled to run from October 8 through February 29. First post time during the season will be at 4:55 pm CST each Wednesday through Saturday night. Delta Downs stall applications […]

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Wellman: ‘It’s Important To Support Del Mar And California Racing’

It will be 227 days from the December 2 end of the 2018 Fall racing season at Del Mar to Wednesday’s start of the 80th Summer season. And 227 days of absence, coupled with a winter/spring of misfortune and discontent at Santa Anita, appears to have made horsemen’s hearts even fonder than usual for the […]

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Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet: Handle Up, Despite ‘Struggle’ With Entries, Horse Population

A successful return to action for Game Winner, a Grade 2 repeat for Marley’s Freedom and the first local riding title for 21-year-old apprentice Jorge Velez highlighted the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The nine-day season concluded Sunday, wrapping the first of three daytime meets in 2019 at Los Alamitos. F. Jack Liebau, the […]

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Race Named For Violette, CC American Oaks Among Week 2 Highlights At The Spa

A list of events, races and betting opportunities during the second week of the 2019 Saratoga annual meet: WEEK 2 HIGHLIGHTS The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate the legacy of Richard A. Violette, Jr., the longtime NYRA trainer and former president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, with the debut of a […]

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‘Embracing The Earlier-Than-Usual Start’: Opening Weekend Handle Up At Saratoga

Despite the earliest opening in the modern history of Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) exceeded all-sources handle for the first four days of the 2019 Saratoga meet compared to last year’s four-day Opening Weekend. NYRA announced today that all-sources handle from Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14 totaled $73,441,101 […]

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Harper: Del Mar Working Hard ‘To Put The Safety And Interest Of The Horses First’

Joe Harper is CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. In April, Tiger Woods completed an amazing comeback to win the Masters. According to the Nielsen television ratings, 18.3 million people watched the final holes and Tiger get another green jacket. A few weeks later, when Country House was made the winner of the Kentucky […]

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Rodolphe Brisset Fined, Keeneland Winner Disqualified For Medication Violation

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset said a recent positive test in one of his horses for the prohibited adjunct bleeder medication aminocaproic acid was either a barn or veterinary mistake. The positive test and subsequent disqualification of Talk Veuve to Me from an April 11 allowance/optional claiming race victory at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., was reported in […]

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New York Jockeys-Versus-Horsemen Charity Basketball Game Set For Aug. 1

The 12th annual jockeys-versus-horsemen charity basketball game, which benefits the programs of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, will be played Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the YMCA in Saratoga Springs at 6:30 p.m. Previous editions were held at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center. The game is one of the most popular events on the […]

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Del Mar Summer Season Kicks Off Wednesday With 10-Race Card

Del Mar kicks off its 80th summer season of racing on Wednesday (July 17) with an Opening Day 10-race program that features the Runhappy Oceanside Stakes. At one mile for 3-year-olds on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course, the Runhappy Oceanside will be contested for the 74th time and has drawn a field of 12 for […]

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