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Tickets For 2020 Breeders’ Cup At Keeneland Go On Sale March 9

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that tickets for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championship will go on sale to the public on March 9 at 9:00 a.m. EST. The world-class horse racing event will return to historic Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, November 6 and […]

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Ride To The Million, International Festival Highlight Proposed Arlington Stakes Schedule Worth $3.6 Million

As Arlington gears up for the 2020 season, the Arlington Racing Department has released a proposed 2020 Stakes Schedule, conditional upon a contract between the track and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. The August 15th $1-million dollar GI Arlington Million is the highlight of the 18 stakes schedule worth $3,650,000. Opening on May 1, the highlight of […]

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Jockeys And Jeans Stallion Season Sale To Benefit PDJF Set For Jan. 29-31

The fifth annual Jockeys and Jeans Stallion Season sale has attracted a host of new and popular stallions, led by Eclipse Award-winning chdampion sprinter Runhappy. The season was donated by his Houston owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, a major donor to the PDJF. It is expected to sell well because his yearlings have sold for […]

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Gulfstream Wagering Up 17 Percent Through First 18 Days Of 2020

Gulfstream Park will enter Pegasus World Cup week on a wave of optimism and success. The fourth running of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series presented by Runhappy Saturday will feature many of the best horses in training while showcasing Gulfstream’s modernization and its growing business. Through the first 18 days of racing in […]

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British Racing Reports Lowest Average Fatality Rate In At Least Two Decades

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) published statistics this week that show horse racing’s fatality rate at its lowest number on record. According to the Racing Post, the 2018 fatality rate was .22 percent, higher than in prior years. However, the five-year rolling average fatality rate, including last year’s numbers, was .19 percent, the lowest figure […]

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More House Representatives Sign On To Horseracing Integrity Act

The two House representatives who co-chair the Congressional Horse Caucus said this week that formal co-sponsorship of the Horseracing Integrity Act has now reached 226 members. Last month, Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY) announced that the bill had reached the majority mark for support at 218. The Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 1754) would […]

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Virginia Racing Commission Eliminates Licensing Fees For 2020

In an effort to ease the financial burden of horsemen racing in multiple jurisdictions and encourage more horsemen to participate in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Racing Commission voted unanimously to eliminate license fees beginning on January 1, 2020. The license forms and instructions may be downloaded from our website by clicking on “Virginia Racing License” on the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Releases Bramlage Report On Mongolian Groom, Along With Six Areas For Policy Improvement

The extensive pre-race veterinary screening process at the Breeders’ Cup is good, but it can be better. That’s the conclusion from top equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage, who examined the circumstances surrounding the fatal injury of Mongolian Groom in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita. In a 25-page report released Wednesday, Bramlage noted […]

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Kentucky Committee Propels Forward Bill To Allow Sports Betting At Racetracks

A bill that would allow sports betting in Kentucky was amended Wednesday and advanced in the State House by the Licensing and Occupations Committee. The legislation, House Bill 137, would permit sports gambling at racetracks, the Kentucky Speedway and online in Kentucky. In Wednesday’s action, the bill was changed to allow betting on the sports […]

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Award-Winning Novel, ‘Born To Rein’ Documentary Featured In Keeneland Library Series

The popular Keeneland Library Series, which features new works about Thoroughbred racing, will kick off 2020 with two programs that go beyond highlighting traditional nonfiction material when Robin Traywick Williams discusses her award-winning novel, “The Key to the Quarter Pole,” on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and the documentary film “Born to Rein” is shown Tuesday, Feb. […]

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