Racing

Does Hurdle And Fence Color Affect Horse And Rider Safety?  

New research from the University of Exeter indicates that horses may see white and yellow more clearly than the color orange. Strips of orange are currently used on hurdles and fences on British racecourses to help the human eye process the location of the obstacle, but the new study indicates changing the colors of the […]

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Delaware Park Adds Makeup Racing Date On Monday, Oct. 15

The live racing date previously canceled due to extreme heat on Monday, July 2nd at Delaware Park has been rescheduled for Monday, October 15th. Live racing is scheduled for Monday, October 15th, Wednesday, October 17th and Closing Day Saturday, October 20th for the last week of the meet at Delaware Park in 2018.

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Equine Industry Survey: Working Horses Sector Adds $1.9 Billion To U.S. Economy

While the equine industry as a whole generates approximately $122 billion in total economic value, it’s commonly thought that the “big three” that are the primary economic drivers: Recreation, Racing, and Competition. However, the American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) felt it was also important to bring in a new sector of the industry’s economic impact: […]

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Weekend Lineup: Return Of Juvenile Champion

Eclipse Award winner Good Magic will make his 2018 debut in this weekend’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, with 50 points toward the Kentucky Derby on the line. The Chad Brown trainee will face a field of nine other sophomores, including Breeders’ Futurity winner Free Drop Billy and Strike Power, the […]

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Fair Grounds Cancels Saturday Card After Third Race

Due to inclement weather, the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has cancelled the remainder of Saturday’s racing program following the third race. Sunday afternoon’s program is scheduled to resume with a first post of 1:00 p.m. central time.

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Opinion: Aftercare Responsibility Doesn’t Begin And End With Breeders

Blogger Carleigh Fedorka is deeply immersed in the Thoroughbred racing industry, having worked and lived on multiple Thoroughbred breeding farms. She has had hands-on experience in the foaling, care and sales of hundreds of horses and also in the retraining of retired racehorses for second careers. In her piece “Blame the Breeder,” Carleigh focuses on […]

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Sale Of Ruidoso Downs Finalized

The sale of Ruidoso Downs, the Billy the Kid Casino and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company closed on October 12 to a group of four accomplished horsemen and businessmen. The buyers are Stan Sigman, John Andreini, Narciso “Chicho” Flores and Johnny Trotter. The new ownership is named All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC (AARD) and All […]

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Gulfstream Moves Friday Racing To Twilight Hours

Gulfstream Park will turn twilight each Friday June 2 through September 1 with a first race post time of 2:15 p.m. along with numerous food and drink specials, giveaways and drawings, and live music. Ten Palms will offer $8 bar bites, $15 plate specials and ladies will have free Sangria. Tito’s Bar and the Breezeway […]

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LARC Mantiene Su Compromiso Con El Hipismo Este Sábado En El Sir Barton Stakes

Por segundo año consecutivo, el Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) será patrocinador del Sir Barton Stakes, carrera con $100,000 en premios a disputarse el mismo día del Preakness, Mayo 20, además de que entregarán un cheque por $30,000 a la fundación Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) como parte de su contínuo compromiso con la industria del […]

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MD Horse Council Pres: Boarding is thriving while racing is not

We have talked a lot about the struggling racing industry on the pages of the Paulick Report so the natural tendency is to believe all equine industries are hurting as well. Not so says Steuart Pittman, owner of Dodon Farm and president of the Maryland Horse Council. “In exurban Maryland the industry is thriving because […]

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