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CHRB Files Complaint Against Trainer William Morey; Alleges Alkalinizing Agents Given On Race Day

The California Horse Racing Board on Tuesday filed a complaint against trainer William Morey alleging violation of CHRB Rules 1843.5 (i) and 1629 pursuant to Rule 1887. The complaint further alleges that Morey’s assistant trainer administered a substance containing an alkalinizing agent via a dose syringe to two horses that were entered to race at […]

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District Attorney Forms Task Force To Investigate Equine Fatalities At Santa Anita

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced on Tuesday the formation of a task force to investigate the 23 equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park. The district attorney’s office has been working with the California Horse Racing Board to monitor Santa Anita since March 16, but the independent task force is new. “I have […]

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Courts Rule Against Indiana Horse Racing Commission On Default Judgments

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) suffered two setbacks in civil court rulings. In the first case, Madison Circuit Court denied a motion by the IHRC to dismiss a petition for judicial review by Standardbred trainer Bobby Brower, who was handed a default judgment from the commission that included a 15-year suspension recommended by an […]

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Expanded Voided Claim, Shockwave Rules Take Effect In Florida Thursday

The FHBPA Board of Directors approved an amended Voiding a Claim Rule at Gulfstream Park and Gulfstream Park West beginning with races on Thursday April 18, 2019. The previous rule involved fatalities on the track and horses that were vanned off. The new expanded rule allows a successful claimant to request the voiding of a […]

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Report: NYRA, Churchill, Keeneland In Talks About Banning Lasix For Juveniles, Stakes Races

According to a report in the Daily Racing Form citing “three officials with knowledge of the discussions, Churchill Downs, the New York Racing Association and Keeneland are considering a two-pronged plan for the elimination of the race-day medication, Lasix. Under the proposal, tracks owned by the three companies would ban Lasix for 2-year-old races in […]

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Kentucky Horse Park, Horse Country Tours Announce Partnership

The Kentucky Horse Park has announced a partnership with Visit Horse Country, the premier resource for equine-related tours in Kentucky.  The Park will serve as a convenient location for guests to purchase one-of-a-kind equine tours based on their specific interests. “The Kentucky Horse Park was developed to get people close to the horse, and for […]

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Juvenile, Turf Racing Returns To Laurel Park This Thursday

Live racing returns to Laurel Park with an eight-race program Thursday, April 18 that marks the seasonal debut of both juvenile and turf racing to the Maryland calendar. Thursday’s opener is a $40,000 maiden special weight sprint going 4 ½ furlongs on the main track which attracted nine 2-year-old fillies, including a pair each from […]

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Pimlico Officials Close Oldest Section Of Grandstand A Month Before Preakness

Officials at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course announced the closure of the oldest part of the track’s grandstand just over one month before thousands will arrive for the 144th Preakness Stakes, reports the Baltimore Sun. The section held 6,670 seats or 17.5 percent of the facility’s capacity, but an engineering firm determined that it is “no longer […]

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MATCH Series Kicks Off April 20 At Laurel; 100 Horses Nominated For First Four Stakes

More than 100 horses have been nominated for the first four stakes in the 2019 MATCH Series, which will kick off April 20 at Laurel Park in Maryland. Under a new format this year, each of the five partner racetracks will hold one race from each of four divisions on the same day for a […]

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East Coast Riders Bristle At No-Whip Experiment In California

While the proposed no-whip experiment that was to have taken place today at Santa Anita Park is now off, riders on the Maryland circuit are watching from afar with some concern. The Racing Biz interviewed several Eastern jockeys who say they’d support a limit on the number of hits a rider can make during a […]

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