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MGG Drops Clark From Zayat Lawsuit, Receiver Asks For Court’s Help Sorting Out Creditors

Thomas Clark Bloodstock will likely be dropped from a civil lawsuit between New York-based MGG Investments and Zayat Stables, days after being added as a co-defendant by MGG in the suit against the operation founded by Eclipse Award-winning owner and breeder Ahmed Zayat alleging breach of contract and fraud after the stable defaulted on a […]

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Hagyard Veterinarians Preparing Counterclaim Against Owner/Trainer, Question Motives In Radiograph Suit

Three Central Kentucky equine surgeons are questioning the motives of an Illinois owner/trainer who filed a class-action civil suit against them in late 2018 over misdated radiographs, according to documents filed in Fayette Circuit Court last week. Drs. Michael Hore, Michael Spirito, Dwayne Rodgerson and Robert Hunt entered motions for leave to file a counter-claim […]

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Turfway Park Switching Synthetic Surfaces, From Polytrack To Tapeta

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced plans to invest $5.6 million to replace the existing track at Turfway Park with a new Tapeta synthetic track, one of the world’s leading surfaces for racing and training, through an agreement with Tapeta Footings, Inc. The removal of Turfway’s existing Polytrack and installation of the new Tapeta synthetic track will […]

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Jockey Club Contributes More Than $750,000 To Racing Surfaces Testing Lab

The Jockey Club today announced the completion of a contribution of more than three-quarters of a million dollars from certain of its commercial businesses to the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory (RSTL) for equipment and other assets to expand services to additional racetracks across North America.  The need to increase and sustain the future of research […]

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Disqualified: Silver Dust Tested Positive For Levamisole After Louisiana Stakes

Silver Dust, winner of yesterday’s Grade 3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, has been disqualified from his Jan. 18 win in the G3 Louisiana Stakes after testing positive for levamisole, reports the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Bret Calhoun agreed to a $1,000 fine and the disqualification, placing Silver Dust last. The Racing Medication and Testing […]

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Kentucky Supreme Court Denies Motion’s Request For Review Of Case Against Commission

The Kentucky Supreme Court denied trainer Graham Motion a discretionary review of his case against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission this week. The case traces back to a drug positive for methocarbamol after the 2015 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland. Motion appealed the commission’s ruling, which had included a five-day suspension, $500 fine and a disqualification […]

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NTRA, Dean Dorton To Host Tax Webinar On Feb. 20

Dean Dorton, one of the largest CPA firms based in Kentucky and a partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), is teaming with the NTRA to host its annual webinar on February 20 focusing on key federal tax reform items for horse and farm owners. Based in Lexington, Ky., Dean Dorton provides audit, accounting, […]

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Golden Gate Trainer Herbertson Charged In Connection With Sexual Assault Near Track

Berkeleyside reported this week that trainer Ari Herbertson, 28, of El Sobrante, Calif., has been charged with four felonies related to a sexual assault police say took place near Golden Gate Fields in January 2019. Herbertson is charged with sexual penetration of an unconscious victim, sexual penetration by a foreign object, assault with intent to […]

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Woodbine Makes Changes To 2020 Stakes Schedule

Woodbine Entertainment has released an updated stakes schedule for the 2020 Thoroughbred meet with dates adjusted for a handful of early and late season events. Woodbine’s Thoroughbred racing season will begin on Saturday, April 18 and Opening Day will now feature the Star Shoot Stakes and Woodstock Stakes. The Fury Stakes and Queenston Stakes have also […]

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