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‘Better Than A Typical Monday’: Wagering Up As British Racing Returns

Horse racing returned in Britain on Monday for the first time since March 17, due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and received a solid reception in online wagering platforms, according to the Racing Post. Multiple betting firms reported turnover above average for a Monday in June, both on the card at Newcastle and on a […]

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‘Putting Horses At Risk’: Lawsuit Filed Over 2019 Death Of Eight Thoroughbreds Aboard Containership

A Puerto Rican Thoroughbred owners’ association, the Confederación Hípica of Puerto Rico, has filed a lawsuit against a shipping company and several agents for the 2019 deaths of eight horses aboard a containership, reports the Blood-Horse. Fifteen horses were loaded into a modified shipping container on April 30, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla., which was then […]

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‘A Winner Since Day One’: Del Mar Bringing Back Popular ‘Ship And Win’ Program In 2020

The highly successful “Ship and Win” program is back for its 10th season at Del Mar with its guaranteed bonus package and purse incentives to all horsemen who import out-of-state runners to race at the shore oval in 2020. The “Ship and Win” program, initially started in 2011, offers all qualifying runners an automatic “first […]

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Retama Park: Simulcasting Resumes June 5, Live Racing Returns July 3

Retama Park is pleased to announce it will reopen for simulcasting this Friday, June 5, and will offer wagering on races from racetracks throughout North America on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. The track will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice. Simulcasting will be conducted exclusively on the Grandstand Level of the […]

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Judge Denies Temporary Injunction, Dismisses KHBPA Lasix Case

Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate has denied a motion for a temporary injunction by the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (KHBPA) in its case against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Keeneland, and Churchill Downs. Judge Wingate also granted a motion from the defendants to dismiss the case for lack of standing. “It must […]

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‘Big Responsibility’: Live Racing Returns At Woodbine This Weekend

Woodbine Entertainment is excited to officially announce that horse racing is back on track at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack starting this weekend, making it the first major sport to return to live competition in Canada. To provide fans with an added way to engage with the sport while it operates without spectators, Woodbine […]

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‘Racing Fans Will Be Inconvenienced’: NYRA Races Won’t Be Shown On TVG

When live racing Belmont Park resumes later this week, those races will not be shown on either TVG or TVG2, according to Ron Flatter, special to Horse Racing Nation. Instead, New York Racing Association races will be shown on Fox Sports, MSG+, and on ADW platforms, including TVG.com. “NYRA has informed us that it will […]

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First Classics Of The Season: Newmarket Announces Schedule For Four-Day QIPCO Guineas Festival

A finalised order of running, as well as sponsorship and prize-money for next week’s rescheduled QIPCO Guineas Festival, has been announced today by Newmarket Racecourses. Newmarket Racecourses can now confirm details of what will be a season-opening four-day QIPCO Guineas Festival worth more than £1 million in prize money, beginning on Thursday, June 4. The […]

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‘Welcome News For Horsemen’: New Jersey Racing To Resume At Monmouth July 3

With New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announcing earlier today that horse racing will return to the Garden State, Monmouth Park continues with its plans to kick-off its 75th season on Friday, July 3. Racing at Monmouth was scheduled to begin on May 2, but that date was delayed due to the international COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re […]

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