Record entries for U.S. at Royal Ascot

With 11 nations represented among the entries at Royal Ascot including seven Group 1 races, U.S. horses accounted for 10 spots at the annual British meet. “We’re obviously delighted to have received such strong entries, from all around the world, in quality and quantity terms for the Royal Ascot Group 1 races,” Nick Smith, head […]

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Fair Grounds to hold 84-day 2011-12 meet

The 140th Thoroughbred season at the Fair Ground in New Orleans will span 84 live racing days from Nov. 24, 2011 to April 1, 2012. They will also expand their upcoming Quarter Horse meet to 12 racing days over the summer.

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Yonkers announces sizable purse increases

Yonkers Raceway has announced a sizable, across-the-board harness racing purse increase beginning April 25. All condition races will go up 15% while all straight claiming races will increase by 10%.

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Greyhound racing in steep decline across the country

Want to feel good about the state of horse racing in the U.S.? Repeat after me, “at least we aren’t in the greyhound racing industry”. Whether it is because of protests from animal rights groups or just the lack of interest in a gambling opportunity seemingly so random in its outcome, there is no doubt […]

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Rail Runner: Deepest Oaks field of all time?

Is this the deepest Kentucky Oaks field of all time? Hard to say, but Rail Runner makes the case for it at least being in the conversation. With only a few weeks left till the 137th running on May 6, what are your thoughts this year’s running of the fillies at Churchill Downs?

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Training opens at Saratoga’s Oklahoma Training Track

It’s certainly a more optimistic feeling than last year when the Oklahoma Training Track was opening amid speculation that NYRA may not run a meet at Saratoga and could possibly run out of funds to run the 2010 Belmont Stakes. Whether you believed what New York racing was selling at the time, it’d be hard […]

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Hollywood Park announces purse increases

Press Release The Spring/Summer meet at Hollywood Park, which begins with an eight race program Thursday, will see an increase in overnight purses from the 2010 season.Overnight purses for the 54-day meet will be range from $290,000-$300,000 per day, a boost of between 16-20% over last year, according to Martin Panza, Hollywood Park’s racing secretary […]

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Juniper Pass wins bob in San Juan Capistrano

After 1 3/4 miles on the turf, it came down to a head bob in the Grade 2, $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita Sunday, as Juniper Pass got up over longshot Imponente Purse. With Rafael Bejarano riding, Juniper Pass showed a swift turn of foot in the stretch and got his […]

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Turbulent Descent dominant in Beaumont Stakes

Odds-on favorite Turbulent Descent crushed her five rivals in the Grade 2, $150,000 Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland Sunday. Under David Flores, Turbulent Descent swept by the leaders in upper stretch and scooted away for a five-length victory in 1:26.12 for about seven furlongs.  Honey Chile finished second, a half-length in front of Coax Liberty. Turbulent […]

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