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Hagyard Settles Lawsuit With Veterinarians Over Contract Dispute

More than two years after it began, the civil suit between Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., and three of its former veterinarians has been settled. Terms of the settlement were confidential. “Hagyard is pleased to move on and looks forward to continuing to provide quality service to its clients and their horses,” said […]

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EquiLottery Inks Deal With Sports Data Company Sportradar

Lottery game developer EquiLottery Games and Sportradar, the world’s leading global provider of sports data and content, are announcing a first-of-its-kind data partnership to power lottery games based on the results of live sporting events. This agreement initially covers the data necessary to offer Baseball Bucks, the first daily lottery draw game based on the […]

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‘Memorable’ Maryland Million Day Records Slight Increase In Handle

Great racing, a large, enthusiastic crowd and great entertainment was the recipe for success during Saturday’s 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park. Approximately 20,000 attended Saturday’s $1.02 million program which included competitive races along with entertainment and memorable dining options. The afternoon included events in the Maryland Million Village, an appearance by the […]

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The Stronach Group: Satchel Paige’s Fatal Breakdown At Santa Anita To Be Investigated

Satchel Paige, a three-year-old gelding, was humanely euthanized after the fifth race on Saturday, October 19th at Santa Anita Park. After being pulled up at the 3/8th pole, Satchel Paige was immediately evaluated by a team of on-track veterinarians, led by Santa Anita Park veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead, and transported in the equine ambulance. Dr. […]

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Hollendorfer Denied Injunction At Santa Anita; Breeders’ Cup Won’t Take Hall Of Famer’s Entries

Los Angeles County Judge Mary Strobel has denied trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s motion for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed him to race horses at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Stronach Group banned Hollendorfer from all its tracks on June 22, a ban […]

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‘I Can’t Carry You Any More’; Rodriguez Looks To Sell Zayat Horses Over Unpaid Bills

Zayat Stables, which won an Eclipse Award as outstanding owner in 2015 after American Pharoah became the first horse in history to win the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic, allegedly owes New York-based trainer Rudy Rodriguez more than $600,000 in unpaid training bills, supplies and services. Rodriguez filed an agister’s lien on two Zayat […]

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Amplify Hopes To Make New Fans From Keeneland College Day Attendees

Amplify, a group created created to help improve horse racing through engagement, alignment and advocacy, offers its support to Keeneland College Scholarship Day, which will be held Friday, Oct. 18. Amplify aims to be a conduit into the industry for young people and allow them to build a personal connection to the sport through meaningful, […]

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Condition Book Now Available For Fall Meet At Del Mar

Del Mar has announced the release of its condition book for the upcoming Bing Crosby Season. The 15-day session – running from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, December 1 – has been covered entirely in a single book for the first time. This will be the seaside track’s sixth fall session, a compact stand that […]

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TIF’s Cummings On West Virginia Incident: Horse Racing Must Address ‘Industry-Wide Nightmare’

The following is an open letter from Patrick Cummings, Executive Director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: West Virginia’s problems are the entire industry’s problems. A horrific photograph emerged from West Virginia on October 16 in which it appears a horse, presumably euthanized previously, was dumped in a landfill, still with leg bandages in place. A […]

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Plans For Suburban Chicago Harness Track, Casino On Hold After Governor Nixes Land Sale

Less than a month after being awarded 2020 racing dates by the Illinois Racing Board, a planned Standardbred track and casino in Tinley Park in the southwest Chicago suburbs has been put on hold by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who pulled the plug on a proposed sale of state-owned land that was to be used […]

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