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Lawmakers Consider Sending $100 Million To New Jersey Horse Racing Industry

Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey are considering a bill to pump $100 million into the state’s horse racing industry over the next five years, according to whyy.org. The New Jersey Racing Commission would be in charge of distributing $20 million annually, split evenly between the Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries. On Monday, the bill was […]

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$700,000 Dirt Track Renovation ‘Right On Schedule’ At Indiana Grand

At the conclusion of the 16th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Wednesday, Nov. 7, the track maintenance crew immediately began renovation on the one-mile dirt racetrack at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. The $700,000 project is expected to be completed in March 2019 when the barn area opens for training. Several consultants have […]

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‘Expensive To Operate’: Trainers Cutting Back, Moving Out Of New York Due To Costs

The increase of purses in New York has been a well-told story in recent years, but as the Daily Racing Form reports, trainers are still shrinking their stables and mulling moving out of the state due to overwhelming costs. Horsemen say high worker compensation premiums, the cost of living and increased oversight from the Department […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Unveiling Set For Jan. 23 In London

The 2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held on 23 January 2019 in London, England. For the first time, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) have selected The Landmark as the host site. The ceremony, now in its sixth year, will honour the three […]

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NYRA Releases 2019 Race Dates For Aqueduct Racetrack

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) today announced the remaining race dates for Aqueduct Racetrack through the end of the spring meet on April 20, 2019. The Aqueduct winter meet, which runs until March 31, 2019, kicked off on Friday, December 7 with Saturday’s $100,000 Garland of Roses, won by Vertical Oak, as the first […]

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Trio Of Final Times From Cigar Mile Card Adjusted, Including Go For Wand Handicap

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced today that following a review of the December 1 Cigar Mile card at Aqueduct Racetrack, in conjunction with Teletimer, the official timing system for NYRA racetracks, that the running times of three one-mile races on the main track, including the Grade 3, $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap, have […]

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‘Dream Result’: Hong Kong-Swept International Races Draw Record Handle

Glorious Forever’s victory in the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup wrapped up a first ever Hong Kong clean-sweep at the Hong Kong International Races and capped a stellar occasion of world class sport at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, Dec. 9. A vocal crowd of 96,388 enjoyed four stunning races. Beauty Generation was sensational in slamming […]

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CTHF Outlines How San Luis Rey Downs Fire Donations Have Been Distributed

One year after the devastating San Luis Rey Downs fire, California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation executive director Cliff Goodrich sent an update to nearly 6,000 individuals detailing how their donations totaling in excess of $1.1 million have been used in the weeks and months that followed the tragedy. Following is Goodrich’s letter: “We want to update […]

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One Year Later: Innumerable Heroes Among ‘Resilient’ San Luis Rey Survivors

One year after a wildfire tragically killed 46 horses at San Luis Rey Downs, those who endured the flames will gather at a nearby restaurant to remember. Horsemen from every walk of life came together that day, working endlessly to try to save their four-legged friends. Several, like Martine Bellocq and Joe Herrick, still bear […]

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Former NYRA Chairman Barry Schwartz, Wife Sheryl, Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

Barry K. Schwartz is an American businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder. He and his wife Sheryl share a love of the horse and thoroughbred racing. In 1968 Schwartz partnered with his childhood friend and fashion designer Calvin Klein to establish the clothing brand, Calvin Klein Inc. He became the Chairman and CEO of […]

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