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Report: Appeal Filed In KHRC/Motion Methocarbamol Case

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has filed an appeal of the decision of a Franklin County Circuit Court’s decision to overturn a ruling in a methocarbamol case involving trainer Graham Motion. The BloodHorse reports that the KHRC filed the motion Sept. 12 in the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The court battle stems from the 2015 […]

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Licensing Issue Prompts Navarro Horse To Be Scratched From Indiana Grand Stakes

Loooch Racing Stables’ Duchess of Duke will be scratched from the $100,000 Merrillville Stakes at Indiana Grand on Wednesday because the Indiana Horse Racing Commission will not immediately license the horse’s trainer, Jorge Navarro, in the wake of the recent ruling against him in New Jersey for “conduct detrimental to racing.” Navarro and Randal Gindi […]

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One Week After Race Meet, ICE Arrests Eight In Saratoga Springs

Though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials did not raid the Saratoga backstretch during the six-week race meet, they returned to Saratoga Springs for a raid early this week. On Monday, eight men from Mexico were arrested, reports the Albany Times Union. Over June and July, the months preceding the racing season, ICE arrested 27 individuals […]

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Horses Back To Training At Gulfstream Park, Palm Meadows; Racing Returns Saturday

Just two days after Hurricane Irma left her mark on South Florida, Gulfstream Park, The Village at Gulfstream Park, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West began returning to normalcy. Horses trained over Gulfstream, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West Tuesday morning shortly after 6 a.m. “I stood out here at 7 a.m. and, honestly, if you hadn’t known there was […]

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Delta Downs Jackpot Cancelled Due To Regional Impact Of Hurricane Harvey

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced that it is altering its stakes schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 Thoroughbred season, due to the regionwide impact of Hurricane Harvey. The 84-day meet is scheduled to get underway on October 18. At the recommendation of the HBPA Board of Directors, Delta Downs has decided to cancel eight […]

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Opinion: Horse Racing Needs Innovation ‘More Than Ever’ To Survive

Much has been written about what horse racing should do to attract new fans to the sport. It seems that opinions are divided between those that feel the sport is dying to those that do not believe the outlook is that bleak. In a column written for Gaming Today, Robert Mann believes that innovation must be at […]

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Delta Downs: Funding Shortfall Could Mean Canceling Of Jackpot, Princess Stakes

A decline in casino revenue has officials at Delta Downs considering eliminating several stakes races in October and November, including the track’s marquee event, the Delta Downs Jackpot. The Daily Racing Form reports that much of the facility’s business comes from the Houston area, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey. That has resulted in a decline in […]

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‘Juice Man’ Video Leads To $5,000 Fine For Navarro, Gindi At Monmouth Park

Jorge Navarro, leading Monmouth Park trainer each of the last five years, and owner Randal Gindi, whose Monster Racing Stable was the New Jersey track’s third leading owner in 2017, have each been fined $5,000 by Monmouth Park stewards for “conduct detrimental to racing.” The fines stem from an Aug. 4 incident at Monmouth Park, […]

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Suspension, Pair Of Revocations In Iowa ‘Hidden Syringes’ Case

Stewards at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino have revoked the licenses of an assistant trainer and veterinarian and suspended a trainer for a year following a security episode in a barn last month. Stewards ruled assistant trainer Victor Ibarra and vet Verlin Jones should lose their licenses and that trainer Kenneth Laymon’s license should be […]

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John Morris Golf Classic To Be Held On Oct. 10, Benefit PDJF

The sixth annual John Morris Golf Classic, originally staged in Lexington, Ky., will be held for the first time at Santa Anita Golf Course in Arcadia on Tuesday, Oct. 10.Proceeds will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund (PDJF), Easter Seals Cardinal Hill and Project Walk (Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center).One hundred percent of the charity proceeds will go […]

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