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KHRC Has No Plans To Take Action On New Racetrack Applications Submitted By Churchill, Keeneland

Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland Association announced on Friday that they would partner to propose the construction of two new racetrack facilities that would house historical racing machines and include a live race meet. The proposal named locations in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County) and in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). For more […]

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Jockey Club Steward Encourages New York Gaming Commission To Reconsider Accepting Navarro Entries

On Thursday, drf.com reported that embattled trainer Jorge Navarro would be allowed to run horses at New York Racing Association racetracks, despite having been told by stewards in Indiana and by Laurel Park management in Maryland he could not presently run horses in those states. In addition, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said it would require […]

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American Quarter Horse Association Statement: ‘AQHA Endorses Racing Integrity’

Recent industry headlines have chronicled stories about areas of concern in racing that still need to be addressed. The American Quarter Horse Association is committed to protecting the welfare of the American Quarter Horse on and off the racetrack. The Association has not joined in the barrage of media focused on these topics; instead, AQHA has been […]

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Churchill Downs, Keeneland Partnering On Two New Gambling Facilities

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) and Keeneland Association, Inc. (“Keeneland”) announced today an historic partnership to propose the construction of two new state-of-the-art facilities that will house historical racing machines and include a live race meet. One will be in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County), and the second will be in southwestern Kentucky […]

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Kentucky Downs Concludes Record-Shattering Meet; All-Sources Wagering Totals Over $30 Million

Kentucky Downs concluded a record-shattering five-date session up 34 percent in wagering on the all-grass meet that has stamped itself among the most unique experiences in American races. Even with having to move its opening card from Saturday of Labor Day weekend to the following Wednesday following a 6-inch deluge of rain, Kentucky Downs shattered […]

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Pegasus World Cup Tops $28.6M Stakes Schedule At Gulfstream Park

The second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) – the world’s richest race – and the 67th running of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) highlight a 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park with a stakes purse total of $28.6 million. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be contested Saturday, Jan. […]

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Study Suggests Need For Another Revision To Uniform Drug Guidelines

Recommended withdrawal guidelines for detomidine, commercially known as Dormosedan, may face review after a recent study suggested horses could test positive while adhering to the withdrawal guidelines, depending on the dose they receive. The current guideline from the Racing Medication Testing Consortium suggests the threshold for a positive be set at 2ng/ml in urine and […]

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Dale Capuano Held Blameless After Horse Tests Positive For Cocaine; Owners Appeal DQ

Trainer Dale Capuano has been held blameless because of what Laurel Park stewards called “mitigating circumstances” after Six Tonsafun, a horse in his care, tested positive for cocaine and its metabolites following a victory in the fourth race at the Maryland track on July 22. According to the ruling, dated Aug. 31, Maryland Racing Commission […]

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Laurel Not Accepting Entries From Navarro Over New Jersey Controversy

Sal Sinatra, president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, said the racing office at Laurel Park would not accept the entries of horses trained by Jorge Navarro because of fallout from the controversial cellphone video of Navarro and one of his owners, Randal Gindi, taken last month at Monmouth Park and posted on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces An ‘Eclectic Selection’ Of Festival Activities Leading Up To Main Event

The San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Sports Alliance and organizers of the Host Committee today announced the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual World Championships on November 3 and 4 at the iconic Del Mar Racetrack in nearby Del Mar, California. Designed to […]

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