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Biosecurity, Turf Maintenance Among Topics For 2017 Track Superintendents Conference

Bio-security, racetrack geometry, and best-practice turf management are among topics to be discussed at the 16th annual Track Superintendents Conference, set for June 11-13 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., near Minneapolis. Presenters include Dr. Roberta Dwyer, professor at the University of Kentucky’s Department of Animal & Food Sciences, on biosecurity; Dr. Mick Peterson, director […]

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Cobalt Scandal: Court Date Set For Racing Victoria Appeal Of Ruling That Exonerated Trainers

The Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court in Australia has set June 9 as the date it will decide whether to hear the Racing Victoria appeal against the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruling that exonerated trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in the ongoing cobalt saga. According to Racing.com, a three-judge panel will hear the application seeking […]

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Santa Anita: Insufficient Entries Forces Cancellation Of Thursday Racing

Santa Anita vice president of racing Rick Hammerle told drf.com that the Southern California track will cancel the racing card scheduled for Thursday, April 27, because there were not enough entries to fill those races. Originally scheduled to be drawn on Saturday, entries were postponed until Sunday, but with no improvement the races had to […]

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NYRA Announces Long-Distance Turf Bonus Program For Belmont Meeting

The New York Racing Association announced today a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park Spring/Summer meet. The program will be applicable to all maiden and first-and-second-level allowance races at distances of 1 1/4 miles [10 furlongs] and beyond carrying a purse of $90,000. With adjusted purses, turf maiden allowance races will […]

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Court Ruling Allows Suspended Owner’s Horses To Run In $1-Million Remington Park Quarter Horse Futurity

Two finalists entered in the $1,002,500 Remington Park Futurity for Quarter horses in Oklahoma City on Saturday night are from the racing stable of a husband and wife team summarily suspended by Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards earlier this month. Trainer Gerry McLean was suspended April 13 after Expressions N Snow, a horse he trains […]

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PariMAX Surpasses $4 Billion Mark In Total Handle Wagered On Historic Horse Racing

AmTote’s historical horse racing brand PariMAX, has surpassed the $4 billion-dollar mark in total dollars of handle wagered since the introduction of historical horse racing in January of 2000. Since this time over $330 Million has been returned to the horse racing industry, through commissions paid to local operators and horsemen and through host track […]

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ARCI’s Martin: Let USADA Bid To Do Equine Drug Testing

Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, closed out the racing regulators’ equine welfare and integrity conference Thursday by urging his member organizations to extend an invitation to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to bid on their equine drug-testing contracts. USADA is the national anti-doping organization in the United States for Olympic, Paralympic […]

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Trainers Claim Contamination Causing Naproxen Positives At Charles Town

  Ahead of Charles Town Race’s centerpiece stakes card Saturday, featuring the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic, a number of trainers say they have concerns about the track’s receiving barn. Charles Town has seen a rash of positive tests for naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (the human form is sold as Aleve). According to rulings reports […]

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Global Gaming Solutions – Parent Company Of Remington, Lone Star Park Joins NTRA

Global Gaming Solutions, the commercial business of the Chickasaw Nation, which owns Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie near Dallas and Remington Park in Oklahoma City, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). This is the latest in a string of new additions to the NTRA’s roster of dues-paying industry partners in recent months, […]

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ARCI Conference: ‘Policing The Backside’, Adopting Uniform Whip Rules Discussed On Day Two

The American Quarter Horse Association is pioneering cost-effective loaner integrity teams that provide investigative reinforcements for the sprint sport’s big-event days. The AQHA program was the main focus of discussion on Wednesday’s panel “Policing the Backside: A View from the Front Line” on the second of the three-day Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 83rd annual […]

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