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‘Second Phase’ Of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet To Offer 31 Stakes Valued Over $5.1 Million

Commencing Saturday, April 14, through Sunday, June 24, the second phase of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet will offer fans and horsemen a total of 31 added money races, which will include 21 graded stakes events. The prestigious $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, to be run May 26, headlines a roster of four Grade I […]

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Florida Testing Lab Receives Interim RMTC Accreditation

The RMTC board granted Interim Accreditation to the University of Florida Racing Laboratory (UFRL) at its February 13 meeting at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL. The Florida laboratory is poised to become the 10th racing testing laboratory to receive full RMTC Laboratory Accreditation. UFRL performs testing of Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred samples for […]

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Take The ‘Ultimate Virtual Tour’ Of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has partnered with Metropolitan Area-based 360SiteVisit to give potential visitors and clients the ultimate virtual tour of the East Rutherford racetrack and event space. The 360-degree virtual tour gives visitors an interactive view of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and allows them to see what their trade show, special event or bar/bat […]

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Finger Lakes: In Effort To Attract Owners, Horsemen Agree To Help Subsidize Insurance Costs

In an effort to help attract and retain owners, horsemen at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack in New York have agreed to help subsidize the insurance costs the industry pays for exercise riders and jockeys. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the extra funds will come from the revenue the purse account receives from the track’s […]

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Oaklawn Park To Increase Purses: Maiden Races To Carry $78,000 Pot

The richest purses in the Midwest just got richer. Effective Saturday, Feb. 17, Oaklawn is increasing all allowance and maiden special weight races by $3,000. Allowance races will range from $79,000 to as high as $83,000. Maiden special weight races will increase to $78,000 from $75,000. In addition, all claiming races and maiden claiming races […]

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Virginia House Of Representatives Approves Historical Racing

Virginia’s House of Representatives voted 79-21 in favor of historical racing on Tuesday, reports racingbiz.com. The bill, HB 1609, is expected to begin consideration in the Senate next week. “I think the nice thing about that vote and the size of the vote in favor was that people recognize that something significant has to be done to reopen […]

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Three Trainers Denied Stud Book Privileges By The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club announced today that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions became effective January 1, 2018. The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering foals and the privileges of any registration process for any Thoroughbred. […]

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Oaklawn Park: ‘Track Superintendents Field Day’ Set For March 25-27

The agenda is set (see below), and the excitement is building for the Track Superintendents Field Day March 25-27 at Oaklawn Park. Event founder Roy Smith said the event is open to all track superintendents and staff. “We welcome and urge tracks to invest in sending your team,” Smith said. “The information shared and the […]

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Ruidoso Downs: Admiral Beverage, Sierra Blanca Motors Among Corporate Sponsors For 2018 Season

Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino has announced its major corporate sponsorships for the 2018 horse racing season. City Bank joins Sierra Blanca Motors and Admiral Beverage Corporation as a primary track sponsor. “City Bank has become a vital business operations partner to Ruidoso Downs and we are energized by their decision to join us […]

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Lexus Named New Melbourne Cup Sponsor; Purse Increase Likely

Australia’s premier racing club, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced today global luxury lifestyle brand Lexus is the new Melbourne Cup Principal Partner. The new five-year sponsorship agreement includes the naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Race, Melbourne Cup Day, the Melbourne Cup Tour, the Melbourne Cup Parade, and the Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw. […]

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