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Ocala: Looking To Buy? Several ‘High-End’ Farm Properties Now On The Market

If you have gotten into the Thoroughbred industry and are looking for a potential “place to call your own”, you should look no further than the area around Ocala, Florida. Several ‘high-end’ horse farm properties have been put on the market in Marion County, Florida recently, according to the Ocala Star Banner. One such property is […]

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Canterbury Park Requests 70-Day Racing Schedule For 2018

Canterbury Park intends to race 70 days in 2018. Officials of the Shakopee, Minn. thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack this week submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval of a schedule that would begin Friday, May 4 and conclude Sept. 15. The MRC is expected to act on Canterbury’s request next month. […]

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Chapa Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements In Sam Houston ‘Buzzer’ Case

Jockey Roman Chapa has pleaded guilty in Harris County District Court in Texas to making false statements to a Texas Department of Public Safety officer investigating whether Chapa carried an illegal electrical device aboard Quiet Acceleration, first-place finisher of the Richard King Turf Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 17, 2015. Chapa, 46, […]

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Ireland: Leading Equine Vet Pleads Guilty To Possession Of ‘Unauthorized Animal Medications’

Dr. Tim Brennan, considered one of the leading equine veterinarians in Ireland, has pleaded guilty to being in possession of “unauthorized animal medications.” The Independent reports that Brennan, who is the vet for champion trainer Willie Mullins, appeared at Kilkenny District Court where he pleaded guilty to three counts of “having possession of unauthorized animal medications” and one […]

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Sunland Park Releases Lucrative $5 Million Stakes Schedule For 2017-18 Season

Live racing at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino returns on Friday, Dec. 15, and the 72-day meet will be energized by the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) and a highly lucrative stakes schedule worth over $5 million. Over $1.5 million in purses will be offered on Sunland Derby (Gr. III) day – Sunday, March 25, […]

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Australia: Man Charged With Assault After Alleged Attack On Queensland Stewards

A 73-year-old man in Queensland, Australia, is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting two Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards Tuesday. Punters.com reports that the alleged attack took place while the stewards were conducting a routine stable inspection near Toowoomba. The incident, which was captured on a body camera worn by one of the stewards, showed the man spraying […]

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Clásico Del Caribe: Relaunching A Latin American Tradition At Gulfstream Park

When the gates open at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Dec. 9, the Clásico del Caribe, also known as the Caribbean Derby, will be arriving at its 50th edition, featuring the best 3-year-olds from the associated countries of the Caribbean Turf Confederation. The Caribbean Derby has stood the test of time, having been run 49 times (it […]

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Report Questions ‘Zero Tolerance’ Enforcement On Drugs, Equine Safety At Arapahoe Park

An investigative report published this week by FOX31 in Aurora, Colo., questions whether rules enforcement at Arapahoe Park is as strong as officials would like to believe. The television news station, which reported on illegal match racing in the state earlier this year, found 44 drug violations at the track over a three-year period, as […]

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NYRA, New York Horsemen Collaborate On Insurance Credit Program To Offset Cost Of Racing At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association are collaborating on a program to provide a $300 per Aqueduct starter credit to connections’ accounts with the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. NYRA officials hope the move will increase field size, as the credit […]

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#GivingTuesday Challenge: WinStar Offers Fans Chance To Meet Derby Winner Always Dreaming

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and WinStar Farm announced today that WinStar will be the official sponsor of The WinStar-Grayson #GivingTuesday Challenge, to be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. As part of this sponsorship, WinStar will offer 100 tickets to WinStar Fan Appreciation Day for the public to meet Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, leading […]

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