Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack receives NTRA Safety and Integrity Accreditation

Press Release The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. The accreditation of Finger Lakes was the culmination of a lengthy certification process that […]

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Frankel to make comeback in Greenham Stakes

After an undefeated juvenile campaign, Frankel will make his 2011 debut facing a maximum of seven rivals in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

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Dr. Zic looks for Vinery Madison repeat at Keeneland

Facing eight other rivals, last year’s winner Dr. Zic will try to repeat her front-running win at Keeneland in the Grade I Vinery Madison Stakes. The field this year looks to be a better one than last year though, as notables Amen Hallelujah and Evening Jewel will line up against the Doctor.

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Smiling Tiger will try to make it two-in-a-row

Smiling Tiger, who most recently won the San Carlos Handicap at Santa Anita, will try to make two graded stakes wins in a row in this Thursday’s Count Fleet Handicap at Oaklawn.

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Awesome Act to make return at Keeneland

A Kentucky Derby 2010 hopeful who was beaten by more than 60 lengths, Awesome Act will be making his first start since at Keeneland on Wednesday in a $58,000 second-level allowance at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

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CDI emphasizes safety initiatives for upcoming meets

Churchill Downs Inc. has committed to improving the safety of its four racetrack properties and plans to seek re-accreditation through the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

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Game On Setsuko: Big ‘Cap rematch at Charles Town

After a controversial finish decided by Santa Anita stewards, Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude will face runner-up Setsuko in the Charles Town Classic this Saturday. As previously reported, jockey David Flores will ride Game On Dude for the Charles Town race due to his experience with bullring tracks. Other notables include Tackleberry and […]

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One Night Only! Flores to replace Sutherland on Game On Dude

Citing more experience in a bullring (a term for tracks with a circumference of less than a mile), trainer Bob Baffert has decided to go with jockey David Flores instead of Chantal Sutherland for the Charles Town Classic. “It’s a one-shot deal for the bullring,” Baffert said. “It’s a funny track. She’ll ride him back, […]

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Gulfstream: Jockey from India gets 1st career win

Press Release Aparna Battula arrived at Gulfstream Park Sunday with more than a hunch that it would be a special day in her riding career. “I knew I was going to win,” said the 23-year-old apprentice jockey after guiding River North to victory by a nose in the third race. Battula had gained confidence in […]

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