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College Day Scholarships Part Of Upcoming Maryland State Fair At Timonium

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. announced its 2019 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily. The meet will conduct two added money events: the $75,000 guaranteed […]

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Sunday Silence Among Inaugural Inductees To Louisiana Downs Racing Hall Of Fame

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will honor the first class of its Racing Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 13. It will serve as an opportunity to honor the achievements of horse owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and property contributors who have played pivotal roles in the rich history of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Racing Hall of […]

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Indianapolis Colts Mobile Exhibition To Stop At Ellis Park July 13

A sports fan daily double of pigskin and ponies comes to Ellis Park this Saturday, July 13, as the Indianapolis Colts brings their newColts In Motion traveling experience to the thoroughbred racetrack. Indiana’s National Football League franchise comes to the track with its spanking-new high-tech 40-foot trailer that provides unique and entertaining experiences for football and sports fans […]

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Gorajec: RCI Medication Penalty Structure Needs Overhaul

In his latest blog post at horseracingreform.com, Joe Gorajec takes on the penalty structure from the Association Racing Commissioners International (RCI). Gorajec, the former executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, points out that common medication overages are placed in the RCI penalty classification C. Those “points” accrued by trainer violations are erased every […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Supporters Visit Washington To Educate Legislators On Bill

Members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) blanketed Capitol Hill on Wednesday seeking support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019 (HIA). Individual members are meeting with senators to educate them on HIA, which was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The Senate bill […]

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Weatherford Compounding Owner Reaches Deal On Drug Misbranding Charge, Could Face Three Years In Prison

Joe Michael Landers, former owner of Weatherford Compounding Pharmacy of Weatherford, Texas, has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors on a charge of introducing misbranded and adulterated drugs into interstate commerce. In exchange for pleading guilty, Landers faces a prison sentence of up to three years and up to $250,000 in fines. He also […]

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Saratoga Live Takes Viewers ‘Behind-The-Scenes’ During 2019 Meet

More eyes will be on Saratoga’s prized summer meet than ever before thanks to a landmark agreement between the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports. As part of the most expansive television programming deal in horse racing history, the critically acclaimed Saratoga Live will appear on FOX, FS1 and FS2 for an […]

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Del Mar Status For Hollendorfer Unclear Week Before Meet Begins

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been told he will not be allowed to run horses at the 2019 Del Mar meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form, but reports from other media outlets are not as definitive. “Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was informed by Del Mar officials during a meeting late Monday that the track was not […]

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Keeneland Library Continues Weekly Lecture Series

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will spotlight new publications about Thoroughbred racing – from stories compiled by noted Central Kentucky horseman and longtime radio show host Ercel Ellis to new books about the Triple Crown, the Travers (G1) at Saratoga and Racing Hall of Famer Spectacular Bid – as […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Hikes Purse Money To Record Levels

Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.3 billion for the 2019/20 season. Lucrative increases to FWD Champions Day’s three Group 1 races and the BMW Hong Kong Derby feature among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s upward adjustments revealed today, Tuesday, 9 July. The FWD Champions Day fixture has proven to be a huge success in […]

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