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Unsafe Track Conditions Force Hawthorne To Cancel Racing Until Dec. 6

Hawthorne Race Course canceled the last seven races on Friday due to unsafe track conditions. In addition, races have already been cancelled for Saturday. Rising temperatures started melting the underlying ice on the racetrack, causing uneven footing for the horses. After consultation between track officials and the jockeys, it was decided that, for safety sake, […]

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Santa Anita: Racing Secretary Hammerle Let Go, No Replacement Yet Named

The racing secretary at Santa Anita Park since 2003, Rick Hammerle has officially joined the outgoing cast of employees to lose their positions at Santa Anita Park. According to thoroughbreddailynews.com, Hammerle confirmed the news but made no additional comment on the matter. No replacement for Hammerle has been named, as of Friday afternoon. The condition book […]

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Aqueduct Releases Winter Stakes Schedule Worth $7.3 Million In Purses

Aqueduct Racetrack’s winter and spring meets will feature a total of 52 stakes worth more than $7.3 million in purses, highlighted by the Big A’s traditional spring showcase, the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 6. The 2019 winter meet will be buoyed by the addition of one new stakes event, the $100,000 […]

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CHRB: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Licenses Approved Pending TwinSpires Agreement

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 29, (rescheduled from November 15) at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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Stephen Foster, Zenyatta Among Six Grade 1 Stakes Downgraded For 2019

The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association presented on Friday its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2019, the results of its annual grading session conducted November 27 and 28 in Lexington. The Committee reviewed 807 U.S. stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000, and […]

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Purses See Significant Jump During Churchill Downs Fall Meet

The recently-concluded Fall Meet at Churchill Downs distributed record prize money for horsemen and delivered a great deal of substance for horseplayers as numerous memorable moments were produced during the historic Louisville racetrack’s action-packed, four-week stand. The popular 21-day Fall Meet, which ran from Oct. 28 through Nov. 25, was spearheaded by a record-equaling ninth […]

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Ohio Racetrack Vets Offer Guidance On Out Of Competition Testing

A quintet of Ohio-based, practicing racetrack veterinarians provided the Ohio State Racing Commission members with their thoughts on out of competition testing at the OSRC’s monthly meeting, Nov. 29, in Columbus. The veterinarians—who between them have over 150 years of experience—included: Dr. John Piehowicz, Cincinnati (Thoroughbreds/Standardbreds); Dr. John Reichert, Grove City (Standardbreds); Dr. Barry Carter, […]

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NYRA, FOX Sports Ink Deal For 500 Hours Of Television Coverage In 2019

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports has announced a long-term television programming deal that will make FOX Sports the year-round national television home for NYRA racing from Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park. In 2019, FOX Sports is scheduled to televise 500 hours of NYRA racing including coverage of nearly every […]

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Horse Racing On City Streets? Trial Run Gets Rave Reviews In Britain

A project that hopes to take horse racing to the streets next year in major metro areas got a boost Wednesday with a trial run at a British racecourse. According to the Racing Post, both trainers and jockeys gave a thumbs up to the exhibition, which took place at Aintree, where a temporary three-furlong artificial […]

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Report: Saratoga Meet Could Be Longer With Five Race Days A Week

The New York Racing Association is considering lengthening next year’s Saratoga meet, while shortening the number of race days per week, according to a report from Albany TV station WNYT. WNYT cited multiple sources that said the meet would go from July 11 to Labor Day with five days of racing per week instead of six. […]

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