Oklahoma horse racing

Remington Park Groom Hit With Five Counts Of Animal Cruelty After Horses Found With Lacerations

A groom at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.,has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he was involved in attacking five horses in their stalls. Dakota Wilburn, 25, was charged in connection with the attacks, which resulted in lacerations to all five horses. Police say they have video evidence as part of the […]

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Will Rogers Downs Looks To Boost Field Size, Handle, Simulcast Coverage For Thoroughbred Meet

The trainers, jockeys and equine athletes alike are arriving once again for the 28-day Thoroughbred meet returning to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on March 25. Track representatives are optimistic about a strong handle and a full field in its 13th year of operation, abandoning the traditional calendar for a later start date, allowing for […]

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Seven Months Later, No Consequences For Oklahoma Horsemen Violating 24-Hour Medication Rule

There’s an old saying in politics, originating I think in the Watergate scandal, that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. It’s a phrase that may as well have evolved in horse racing. When I recently reviewed 2018’s top stories on the Paulick Report, I was reminded of Joe Gorajec’s dogged investigation into post-race […]

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Shotgun Kowboy Morning Line Favorite In Title Defense For Oklahoma Classics Cup

Shotgun Kowboy has been made the strong morning-line favorite at 2-5odds for Friday night’s $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park. The race is the headliner for the $1,000,000 Oklahoma Classics Night for eligible Oklahoma-breds with eight divisional stakes events. Shotgun Kowboy is attempting to win his third Classics Cup, at 1-1/16 miles. Bred, owned and trained […]

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Woman Dies After Sustaining Kick From Horse At Will Rogers Downs

A worker at Will Rogers Downs died earlier this week after being kicked by a horse, according to USA Today. Jennifer Peterson of Beggs, Okla. was loading a horse in a trailer when she was kicked in the chest. Peterson was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died. Police in the area did […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Obstruction In Oklahoma?

I don’t like it when people try to make a fool out of me. I do a good enough job of that without any help. But that’s what the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission staff apparently was trying to do last week when I inquired about the status of the investigation into the wrong horse running […]

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Oklahoma: Trainer James E. Jones Banned 10 Years for Dermorphin Positives

The Oklahoma Racing Commission has suspended trainer James E. Jones a total of 30 years and fined him a cumulative $30,000 for three dermorphin positives that occurred at Will Rogers Downs in 2012. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the suspension levied will run concurrently, meaning Jones will serve 10 years. In […]

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Ten Thoroughbreds Seized from Arcadia Farm

A judge in Arcadia, Okla. approved the seizure of ten Thoroughbreds this week. All ten were reportedly in poor physical condition, with body condition scores ranging from one to three. The horses, which were transferred to Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, were up for sale, according to their unnamed owner. The owner claimed to be giving […]

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Oklahoma: 34 Horses at Celestial Acres Survive Deadly Tornado

Thirty-four horses have been found alive so far in the aftermath of the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday. The Celestial Acres Training Center, which housed both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, took a direct hit from the huge tornado, which registered an F4 on the Fujita Scale. A representative of Celestial Acres told […]

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Oklahoma…OK? Governor Signs Bill Allowing Horse Slaughter

Supporting the belief that it’s in the “best interests of the animal”, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed the Oklahoma Meat Inspection Act into law, which ends the ban on the processing of horse meat for export in the state. The bill, which was sponsored by Oklahoma legislators Rep. Skye McNeil and Sen. Eddie […]

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