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New ‘Ship & Stay’ Program Continues To Gain Momentum At Santa Anita

Santa Anita’s newly implemented “Ship & Stay” program continued to gain momentum through this past Monday, as 29 “new” horses have accounted for 31 starts over 13 Winter Meet racing days. With Drawing Away Stable and trainer Robert Falcone, Jr., registering the most recent “Ship & Stay” winner (Theycallhimthekid) this past Saturday, a total of […]

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Pennsylvania Judge Issues Stay Of Suspensions Prompted By Failure To Comply With Subpoenas

A Pennsylvania judge has issued a stay of eight license suspensions of owners and trainers ordered by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission for failure to supply records in subpoenas triggered by an anonymous complaint about alleged hidden ownership and program trainers at state racetracks. Petitioners in the case were owner-trainers Marcos Zulueta, Juan Carlos […]

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Idaho: Proposed Budget Measure To Legalize Historical Racing Machines ‘Likely Unconstitutional’

Efforts by Idaho lawmakers to legalize historical horse racing machines in the state may have hit a snag after the state’s Attorney General issued an opinion that questions whether the measure is constitutional. According to a report in the Idaho Statesman, Idaho lawmakers first authorized historical racing terminals in 2013. However, many legislators were surprised to discover […]

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New York: Cuomo’s Budget Plan Includes Provision For Night Racing At Belmont

Among the items listed in the 2018 state budget plan New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released Tuesday was a provision that would allow the New York Racing Association to conduct night racing at Belmont Park. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the proposal, which will need to be approved by the legislature, would allow horse […]

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Hastings 2018 Stakes Schedule Worth Over $2.1 Million; Meet Begins April 21

The 2018 stakes schedule at Hastings Racecourse will offer $2.175 million in purse money with some exciting new features over 36 stakes races that begin with the $50,000 Swift Thoroughbreds Inaugural and $50,000 Brighouse Belles on Sunday, April 22. “I am very pleased with the way our industry groups came together to finalize the stakes […]

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Commission Considers Updates To Post-Claim Drug Testing Rules In Kentucky

During its Jan. 16 meeting, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s rules committee unanimously approved updating the voided claim rule, reports bloodhorse.com. Originally proposed by the safety committee, the recommendations include post-race drug testing of every horse that is claimed in the state of Kentucky. Currently the regulations are such that claimants may elect to have a […]

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Sam Houston Thoroughbred Meet Kicks Off Friday Jan. 19

Sam Houston Race Park is in final preparations for its 2018 live racing season. Friday January 19 is opening night of the Thoroughbred meet which continues through March 17. A blustery winter storm, which forced school closings on Tuesday, will be gone by Thursday, with a promising weather forecast for this weekend.  Post time is 7:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 pm (Central) on Saturday. The […]

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EquiLottery Bill Refiled In West Virginia

Legislation that authorizes the Lottery Commission to introduce games whose winning tickets are determined by the outcome of a horse race, HB 2943 was filed for the second consecutive year in West Virginia last week. The effort is part of a long term strategy to create lottery games that bring live sports appeal to the […]

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Australia: NSW Trainer Suspended 18 Months For Cobalt Positive

Trainer Gordon Yorke has been handed an 18-month suspension by Racing NSW officials after one of his horses tested positive for elevated levels of cobalt. Racing.com reports that Yorke, a veteran trainer based in Grafton, was penalized as a result of the mare, Follow Through, testing positive for cobalt after finishing second in a race at […]

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Concussions: Study Shows That CranioSacral Therapy Improves Symptoms

New research has demonstrated that CranioSacral Therapy could improve symptoms of concussions, reports horsetalk.co.nz. A study of former pro-football players who had suffered a traumatic brain injury showed that CST improved their range of motion, pain, sleep, and cognitive function. “Contrary to the orthodox medical operating assumption, osteopaths since the 1930s have maintained that the cranial vault – the […]

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