Horse Racing

Paradise Woods Looks For A Return To Form In G1 Zenyatta Stakes

Paradise Woods, hailed as the second coming of Ruffian in some quarters after winning the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks last April by a race record margin of 11 ¾ lengths, will attempt to regain lost luster from her resume in the Grade I, $300,000 “Win and You’re In” Zenyatta Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 30. […]

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Fair Grounds Unveils Rich $6.69 Million Stakes Schedule For Upcoming Season

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening Day is slated for Saturday, Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes. The stakes schedule will mirror several past seasons with a […]

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Grade 1 Winner Al’s Gal Cataloged For Keeneland November

Al’s Gal, winner of the 2016 E. P. Taylor (G1) at Woodbine, will be offered in foal to leading sire Medagalia d’Oro at Keeneland’s 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale. Al’s Gal will be consigned to the sale by James B. Keogh (Grovendale), agent. A model of soundness and durability, Al’s Gal finished in the money […]

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Turf Writer/Handicapper Jerardi Inducted Into Parx Racing Hall Of Fame

The Parx Racing Hall of Fame added two prominent names in Pennsylvania horse racing to its ranks on Saturday, September 16, with the induction of Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) President Salvatore M. DeBunda and longtime horse racing handicapper and turf writer Dick Jerardi. The Parx Racing Hall of Fame was created in 2011 through […]

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Preakness Winner Cloud Computing Sidelined Due To Ankle Chip

Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s classic winner, Cloud Computing, will miss the remainder of the year after having a chip removed from a front ankle earlier this week. The Daily Racing Form reports that the chip was discovered after the colt worked a half-mile last Saturday morning at Belmont Park. Cloud Computing was sent to Rood & […]

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ASPCA Throws Support Behind The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. The bill, formally designated as H.R. 2651, would require that a uniform, anti-doping and medication control program be developed and enforced by a private, non-profit, self-regulatory organization known as the Horseracing Anti-Doping […]

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KY Senator Files Legislation To Allow Sports Betting At Racetracks

Kentucky State Senator Julian Carroll has filed a bill that would allow sports betting at racetracks and off-track betting facilities. According to a report at KyForward, the bill (BR 155) will be considered during the next regular legislative session. However, whether or not the bill is passed in Kentucky the final decision will have to rely on […]

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Equibase Analysis: West Coast Goes For Fifth Straight Win In PA Derby

The field for the 41st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby is led by the streaking West Coast, who has won his last four races including three stakes. Having captured the Grade 1 Travers Stakes powerfully in his most recent start, West Coast deserves the public favoritism likely to be bestowed on […]

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Arlington Moves Closing Day Post Time To 12:25 P.M.

Arlington International Racecourse has moved post time for Saturday’s Closing Day card to 12:25 p.m. Arlington will run 12 live races on Saturday, and the change to the day’s first post will ensure all races can be completed by sunset. Admission gates will open at 11:45 a.m. Arlington has added a Mid Pick-4 that will […]

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Keeneland September Gross Sales Top $300 Million For First Time Since 2008

With the sale of Hip 3313 during Thursday’s 10th session of the 12-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale, gross sales for the auction exceeded $300 million for the first time since 2008.  Thursday marked the final day of Book 5, with 255 yearlings sold for a total of $6,557,100, for an average of $25,714 and a […]

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