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‘A Great Step Forward’: Stronach Throws His Support Behind Horseracing Integrity Act

On Tuesday, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) announced the support of Frank Stronach for the Horseracing Integrity Act. Congressman Barr plans to reintroduce the legislation, to create uniform medication standards across the 38 different racing jurisdictions in the United States. “Today, horseracing in America took a great step forward,” said Congressman Barr. “Frank Stronach, Founder and […]

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Increased Handle, Record Purses Highlight 2017 Oaklawn Meet

Culminating with 62,500 fans turning out to watch champion Classic Empire win the $1 million Arkansas Derby, the 2017 Oaklawn live racing season concluded with nearly a 5% gain in total handle and another record-setting season for purses. Good weather along with large, competitive fields led to total handle of $189,534,228 in 2017 compared to […]

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‘City Within A City’: Woodbine Entertainment Group Unveils Master Plan For New Development

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today unveiled the completed master plan for the Woodbine Racetrack lands. Woodbine’s privately owned 684-acre site will be transformed in the years to come into “a city within a city” and seek to be a future urban heart of northwest Toronto. The vision for the plan is for Woodbine to continue […]

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Tirico Taking The Reins As Host On NBC’s Racing Coverage As Hammond Takes Reduced Role

Mike Tirico will take over the hosting duties on NBC’s horse racing coverage as Tom Hammond begins to scale back his broadcasting duties. According the Associated Press, Tirico will make his Triple Crown debut next week at the Kentucky Derby. Last fall he worked his first racing assignment when he joined Hammond and the rest of the NBC team […]

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Report: R.D Hubbard To Sell Ruidoso Downs

A group of five highly-successful businessmen who are heavily vested in the breeding and racing of American Quarter Horses and R.D. Hubbard have all signed a letter of intent that involves Hubbard selling Ruidoso Downs Race Track and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company to the group. The individuals in the group are Stan Sigman, Gary […]

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Castellano, Espinoza, Gomez, Goldikova Elected To Hall Of Fame

Three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Goldikova, multiple Eclipse Award-winning jockeys Javier Castellano and the late Garrett Gomez and Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in the contemporary category. The electees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 […]

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Irad Ortiz Takes Home Aqueduct Spring Meet Title

Irad Ortiz, Jr. added another riding crown to his resume, securing the Aqueduct Racetrack 2017 spring meet title following Sunday’s closing day at the Big A. Linda Rice and Rudy Rodriguez both saddled 12 winners to share the training title. There was also a four-way tie for the leading owners, as Michael Dubb, Midwest Thoroughbreds, […]

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Updated: Albarado’s Broken Ankle To Keep Him Out Of Kentucky Derby

Veteran jockey Robby Albarado, who was named to ride J Boys Echo in the Kentucky Derby on May 6, suffered a fractured ankle during an incident in Sunday’s eighth race at Keeneland. Albarado’s mount, Chiltern Street, threw him over his shoulders when the Wesley Ward trainee stumbled out of the starting gates, and the replay […]

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Santa Anita: Insufficient Entries Forces Cancellation Of Thursday Racing

Santa Anita vice president of racing Rick Hammerle told drf.com that the Southern California track will cancel the racing card scheduled for Thursday, April 27, because there were not enough entries to fill those races. Originally scheduled to be drawn on Saturday, entries were postponed until Sunday, but with no improvement the races had to […]

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Collected Romps To Easy Californian Victory

Speedway Stable’s Collected was the facile winner of Saturday’s G2 Californian Stakes, powering away from his rivals with ease in the stretch to win by at least five lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of City Zip, ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track […]

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