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Pre-Entry Quarter Horse Hair Testing To Begin At Remington Park In 2019

Remington Park and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, with approval of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, have jointly agreed to implement a House Rule during the 2019 American Quarter Horse Mixed Meet requiring a clean hair test, free of any prohibited drugs, be submitted for every horse prior to entry in any race at […]

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France Galop Shifts Final Meetings From ParisLongchamp Due To ‘Ground Maintenance’

The International Racing Bureau  reports that France Galop is moving the final three scheduled meetings at ParisLongchamp to Chantilly and Saint-Cloud due to ground maintenance. The Oct. 21 meeting will now be moved to Chantilly which includes the Group 2 Prix Du Conseil De Paris and three listed stakes, the Prix De Saint-Cyr, Prix Casimir […]

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Delta Downs Set To Open Meet With Nearly $2.2 Million In Purses

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will kick off its 2018-19 Thoroughbred season on Wednesday, October 17. The 84-day stand will feature live racing Wednesdays through Saturdays with first post time set for 5:25 pm Central Time each night. During the new season, Delta Downs will offer a stakes schedule that features 28 races and a total of […]

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Equibase Installs GPS Systems At Several Tracks, Named Official Timer

Equibase Company has installed a global positioning satellite (GPS) system at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park and Pimlico, and has been named the official timer at these tracks, it was announced today. Equibase’s GPS technology partner, Total Performance Data, is based in the United Kingdom and has more than a dozen tracking systems […]

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Sam Houston Race Park Hoping To Build Overnight Purses, Larger Fields For 2019 Meet

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 live racing season on Friday, January 25. The 32-day Thoroughbred meet will continue through Saturday, March 30. Officials have announced that Friday and Saturday racing will begin at 7:00 pm (Central) and the Tuesday and Wednesday matinee programs will get underway at 12 noon. Post time […]

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Thistledown Stewards Suspend Pair Over Program Training, Hidden Ownership Scheme

On June 12, 2018, at JACK Thistledown Racino at North Randall, Ohio, Emily Szczepanski put in a successful $7,500 claim for a 5-year-old Hard Spun mare named If You Believe who had won seven of her 31 career starts. The claim was made in the name of Wendy Montoney, an individual with no previous starts, […]

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Sports Betting In Kentucky? Legalization Could Come As Early As 2021

Researcher Chris Grove, with the consultant group Eilers & Krejcik, has predicted that sports betting in Kentucky could go live as early as 2021, according to insiderlouisville.com. A pair of Kentucky legislators have pre-filed sports betting bills, and a bipartisan, bicameral task force is examining the issues of oversight and additional tax revenue. “The important thing to […]

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Kentucky Commission Receives Three Applications For New Harness Track

After putting out a call for new applications for race dates, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s race dates committee announced Tuesday it has received three applications for a new harness track in the southwestern part of the state. Applications came from WKY Development LLC (a partnership between Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland), Kentucky Downs, and […]

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Protestors Light Up Their Ire Over Sydney Opera House Racing Promotion

Hundreds of protestors booed and chanted during a controversial 20-minute promotion displayed on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House Tuesday. The demonstrators also shined their cell phone lights in an attempt to block the images. The promotion was put on by Racing New South Wales to advertise the TAB Everest Stakes, billed as […]

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Kentucky Downs Files Application To ‘Fill A Void’ With Oak Grove Harness Track

The ownership of Kentucky Downs has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to build a standardbred track to be named Oak Grove Meadows on 80 acres near the intersection of Interstate 24 and U.S. 41-A in close proximity to Fort Campbell and Clarksville, Tenn. Kentucky Downs is committing $45 million to the […]

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