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Remington Park Groom Hit With Five Counts Of Animal Cruelty After Horses Found With Lacerations

A groom at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.,has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he was involved in attacking five horses in their stalls. Dakota Wilburn, 25, was charged in connection with the attacks, which resulted in lacerations to all five horses. Police say they have video evidence as part of the […]

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Knapp Fined By CHRB Stewards For Bute Positive; Horse Suffered Fatal Injury Two Starts Later

Trainer Steve Knapp has been fined $1,500 by California Horse Racing Board stewards for a phenylbutazone positive in the horse Emtech following a second-place finish in an Aug. 25 starter allowance race at Del Mar. Emtech, claimed by Knapp and owner Steven Zolotas for $25,000 in his previous outing at Del Mar Aug. 8, suffered […]

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Maryland Horse Breeders Association Celebrating History, Heritage Over 90 Years

With a tradition of Thoroughbred racing that predates the American Revolution by more than a generation, it’s no surprise that the first, and oldest, organization in the country created to develop and promote the breeding of horses sprung from Maryland. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association turned 90 this year, and on Saturday it will celebrate […]

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Golden Gate Fields Kicks Off 36-Day Fall Meet On Thursday

Golden Gate Fields will kick off its 36-day Fall Meet on Thursday, with first post time for a seven-race card at 12:45 p.m. PT. The nine-week meeting, which concludes on Sunday, Dec. 15, will include nine stakes races and a plethora of turf action. First post time each day will be at 12:45 p.m., with […]

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Keeneland Teams Up To Offer $70,000 In College Scholarships On Friday

Keeneland is partnering with Thoroughbred industry entities to offer 18 scholarships worth a total of $70,000 – more than double the $30,000 offered in previous race meets – to students as part of its College Scholarship Day on Friday, Oct. 18. Students may pre-register online to be eligible for scholarship drawings by clicking here. One […]

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Secretariat Monument Unveiled At Keeneland Saturday

Keeneland is hosting the Secretariat Festival this weekend, an annual event that celebrates the beloved Triple Crown winner. This morning, the Secretariat Bronze Monument created by Jocelyn Russell and commissioned by the City of Lexington – and set to be permanently located in the roundabout at Old Frankfort Pike and Alexandria Drive in Lexington – was […]

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New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Seeking Executive Director

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is conducting a search for an executive director that NYTHA board member Terry Finley hopes will “turn a very good organization into a world class organization.” Finley, who is assisting NYTHA president Joseph Applebaum in the search for a new executive director, said the requirements of the job encompass […]

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Kentucky Downs Set For Three-Phase Expansion, Will Double Gaming Operation

With preliminary approval from the Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission, Kentucky Downs this fall will embark on its largest construction project since the track opened in 1990. The first of three phases will add 18,000 square feet with an estimated investment of approximately $25 million. The new building will feature more gaming as well as more […]

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Melbourne Cup-Winning Trainer Weir Charged With Animal Cruelty

Trainer Darren Weir, whose credits include a win in the 2015 Melbourne Cup with Prince of Penzance, has been hit with nine charges related to the running of his stable, including animal cruelty. Multiple outlets reported that Weir was charged by police in Victoria Wednesday based on the results of searches of his properties in […]

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Report: Delaware Trainer Handed Year-Long Suspension After Allegedly Stealing Owner’s Horse

Trainer Gerald James is facing a one-year suspension in Delaware after officials say he took possession of a horse in his care, changed its name with The Jockey Club, and raced it under his own name. Thoroughbred Daily News reported that a stewards’ ruling accuses James of “false ownership/hidden ownership” and “alleged theft.” James had […]

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