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NYRA Announces Long-Distance Turf Bonus Program For Belmont Meeting

The New York Racing Association announced today a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park Spring/Summer meet. The program will be applicable to all maiden and first-and-second-level allowance races at distances of 1 1/4 miles [10 furlongs] and beyond carrying a purse of $90,000. With adjusted purses, turf maiden allowance races will […]

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Court Ruling Allows Suspended Owner’s Horses To Run In $1-Million Remington Park Quarter Horse Futurity

Two finalists entered in the $1,002,500 Remington Park Futurity for Quarter horses in Oklahoma City on Saturday night are from the racing stable of a husband and wife team summarily suspended by Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards earlier this month. Trainer Gerry McLean was suspended April 13 after Expressions N Snow, a horse he trains […]

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PariMAX Surpasses $4 Billion Mark In Total Handle Wagered On Historic Horse Racing

AmTote’s historical horse racing brand PariMAX, has surpassed the $4 billion-dollar mark in total dollars of handle wagered since the introduction of historical horse racing in January of 2000. Since this time over $330 Million has been returned to the horse racing industry, through commissions paid to local operators and horsemen and through host track […]

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ARCI’s Martin: Let USADA Bid To Do Equine Drug Testing

Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, closed out the racing regulators’ equine welfare and integrity conference Thursday by urging his member organizations to extend an invitation to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to bid on their equine drug-testing contracts. USADA is the national anti-doping organization in the United States for Olympic, Paralympic […]

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Trainers Claim Contamination Causing Naproxen Positives At Charles Town

  Ahead of Charles Town Race’s centerpiece stakes card Saturday, featuring the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic, a number of trainers say they have concerns about the track’s receiving barn. Charles Town has seen a rash of positive tests for naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (the human form is sold as Aleve). According to rulings reports […]

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Global Gaming Solutions – Parent Company Of Remington, Lone Star Park Joins NTRA

Global Gaming Solutions, the commercial business of the Chickasaw Nation, which owns Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie near Dallas and Remington Park in Oklahoma City, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). This is the latest in a string of new additions to the NTRA’s roster of dues-paying industry partners in recent months, […]

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ARCI Conference: ‘Policing The Backside’, Adopting Uniform Whip Rules Discussed On Day Two

The American Quarter Horse Association is pioneering cost-effective loaner integrity teams that provide investigative reinforcements for the sprint sport’s big-event days. The AQHA program was the main focus of discussion on Wednesday’s panel “Policing the Backside: A View from the Front Line” on the second of the three-day Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 83rd annual […]

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Court Rules In Favor Of KY Downs, Exacta Systems In Trademark Infringement Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unanimously ruled Wednesday in favor of Exacta Systems in the trademark lawsuit originally filed by the Oaklawn Jockey Club and several Stronach Group racetracks. The decision is the latest legal victory for Exacta in a string of lawsuits brought by entities owned by the Stronach […]

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Finger Lakes Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Farmington, N.Y., the 55-year old track opens its door for live racing season April 22. Finger Lakes has been continuously accredited by the Alliance since 2011. The reaccreditation of […]

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ARCI Panel: Out-Of-Competition Testing, Additional Investigators Among Best Ways To Stop Cheating

Increased out-of-competition testing, investing in additional investigators and re-search into emerging threats is the most effective way to catch — and, more importantly, deter — cheating in horse racing. That was the big take-away from the drug-testing forum on opening day of the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 83rd annual conference on Equine Welfare and […]

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