Racing

NYRA vets to administer Lasix to horses on race day

In an effort to eliminate private vets from entering horse stalls on race days, NYRA veterinarians will administer Lasix to horses at NYRA tracks. “Combined with the expanded in-house drug testing program that was instituted last summer, we are very pleased with the progress made to protect the integrity of NYRA racing,” said NYRA president […]

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16 Stakes Totaling $3.425 Million in Purses Slated for Keeneland 2011 Spring Meet

Press Release Sixteen stakes worth $3.425 million, anchored by the Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass and Central Bank Ashland Stakes, are scheduled for Keeneland’s 2011 spring race meet, the official start of the track’s 75th anniversary celebration. Keeneland will once again offer average daily purses of more than $600,000 for the 15-day meet, to be held […]

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Why Meydan Matters

“When racing loses its pageantry, it will cease to exist.” – from an old book on training written in the late 1930s. Despite reports to the contrary, I am pleased to report that horse racing is not yet dead, it is alive and well and living in Dubai.  We should all sit down and tune in […]

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Derby Trail Hits High Gear in Holy Bull

Press Release The most important race early in the season for 3-year-olds of 2011 on the road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Triple Crown races in the spring appears likely to be the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park on Sun., Jan. 30, a highlight of the biggest weekend of the meet […]

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Turfway cancels Thursday card due to storm

Press Release Due to a developing winter storm, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 20.  The track will open for simulcasting as usual but close early, about 5:00pm. Racing is expected to resume Friday, with first post at 5:30pm.

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Brethren to make 2011 debut in Sam F. Davis

Little brother to 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, Brethern is likely to make his first start of the 2011 season in the Sam F. Davis.

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Oaks contender Kathmanblu to begin 2011 on the turf

Despite winning by a large margin at Churchill Downs’ Golden Rod Stakes last Novemebr, the connections of Kathmanblu will be pointing her to run in Gulfstream Park’s Sweetest Chant Stakes. The race is a mile over turf, an unconventional way for the filly to prepare for the Kentucky Oaks on May 6th.

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UK’s Catterick under inspection after freezing temps

Due to freezing overnight temperatures, Catterick officials have announced they will give an 8 am inspection of the track on Friday before racing is to begin.

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Deem looking for return win in Cape Verdi

Having last won the Cape Verdi Stakes in Dubai in 2009, Deem is poised to take on 10 rivals during Thursday’s runnings. “She is in good form and seems to thrive in Dubai,” said jockey Olivier Peslier. “We have to be hopeful of a good run and hopefully there will be a decent pace in […]

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Smiling Tiger towers over Palos Verdes field

Press Release On paper, Saturday’s 59th running of the Grade II, $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita has the look of a laugher for multiple Grade I winning sprinter Smiling Tiger. The 4-year-old chestnut colt, trained by Jeff Bonde for Alan Klein and Philip Lebherz, has the credentials and constitution among seven entrants to turn […]

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