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WAGERING DECLINES CONTINUE IN JUNE; PURSES DOWN SLIGHTLY

(The following information was provided by Equibase and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association) Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators For June 2010   June 2010 vs. June 2009 Indicator June 2010 June 2009 % Change Wagering on U.S. […]

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SURGERY FOR GLOBAL HUNTER

Breaking down immediately after his American Handicap win at Hollywood Park, Global Hunter underwent surgery today for his dislocated right front fetlock. According to the Blood-Horse, co-owner Shawn Turner said Dr. Doug Herthel performed the surgery and was doing well as of midday on July 5th. “I’ve been told that the leg is warm, […]

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HOLLYWOOD PARK TO CANCEL THURSDAY CARD

According to the press release below, Hollywood Park will again have to cancel a race card due to lack of entries. Live racing will start Friday instead of Thursday as previously planned. PRESS RELEASE SIMULCASTS ONLY WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY; LIVE RACING RESUMES FRIDAY NIGHT (7:05 P.M.) There will be no live racing on […]

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MACE SIEGEL: WHAT’S WRONG WITH HORSE RACING? THE PEOPLE WHO RUN IT

Mace Siegel, owner of Hollywood Gold Cup favorite Rail Trip, recently made news by brokering a deal between Frank Stronach and Oak Tree Racing Association to give the non-profit another year of racing at Santa Anita. He’s also one of the few people in racing that would say the following about Stronach: “Frank Stronach is […]

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BELMONT PARK CANCELS WEDNESDAY LIVE RACING

The following is a press release sent by NYRA to the Paulick Report: PRESS RELEASE BELMONT PARK CANCELS WEDNESDAY LIVE RACING Due to excessive heat, Belmont Park will not have live racing on Wednesday, July 7. The facility will be open for simulcasting, and NYRA Rewards telebet and internet wagering will both be available […]

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IS O’NEILL PLAYING HARDBALL WITH CALIFORNIA OFFICIALS?

Trainer Doug O’Neill told Daily Racing Form his large stable probably will be inactive from June 30-July 14 after California Horse Racing Board stewards ruled they would enforce a 15-day suspension issued in Illinois earlier this year. The suspension resulted from a test detecting an excess level of total carbon dioxide (TCO2) in Stephen’s Got […]

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SUMMER IN SARATOGA

NYRA officials yesterday previewed the upcoming 40-day meet at Saratoga, a season they acknowledge almost didn’t happen. Despite that backdrop, there is still much excitement about this summer’s meet. Boasting the strongest graded stakes card coupled with some of the top trainers and horses in the country, NYRA hopes this year’s installment at The Spa […]

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RACING INDUSTRY TO DEVELOP INJURY DATABASE FOR JOCKEYS

During day two of the two-day health and safety summit administered by the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation, plans for an injury database for jockeys was discussed. It will be modeled after the existing Equine Injury Database. The project is in the formative stages and should take more shape over the next 12 to 18 months. […]

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RACHEL TO RETURN TO MONMOUTH IN LADY’S SECRET

The following press release was sent to the Paulick Report by Jess Jackson announcing that Rachel Alexandra will be running in this year’s Lady’s Secret at Monmouth Park: Rachel Alexandra, who electrified Monmouth Park with her victory in last season’s Haskell Invitational (G1) en route to being named America’s Horse of the Year 2009, will […]

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NAIFY OUT AS TOC CHAIR; PEGRAM TOPS BALLOTING IN BOARD ELECTION

By Ray Paulick Apparently, throwing incumbents out of office isn’t limited to state and national politics. Earlier this year, members of the California Thoroughbred Trainers voted to replace their existing board of directors with a new group, and former CTT president Jim Cassidy was one of those who found himself on the outside looking […]

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