The Stronach Group

The Stronach Group: Satchel Paige’s Fatal Breakdown At Santa Anita To Be Investigated

Satchel Paige, a three-year-old gelding, was humanely euthanized after the fifth race on Saturday, October 19th at Santa Anita Park. After being pulled up at the 3/8th pole, Satchel Paige was immediately evaluated by a team of on-track veterinarians, led by Santa Anita Park veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead, and transported in the equine ambulance. Dr. […]

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Hollendorfer Denied Injunction At Santa Anita; Breeders’ Cup Won’t Take Hall Of Famer’s Entries

Los Angeles County Judge Mary Strobel has denied trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s motion for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed him to race horses at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Stronach Group banned Hollendorfer from all its tracks on June 22, a ban […]

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Sequence Released For This Week’s Stronach 5

Competitive races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields will test bettors in Friday’s Stronach 5. The sequence begins at 4:19 ET (1:19 PT) when a dozen 3-year-olds and up contest a $42,000 allowance race at a mile on Laurel’s world-class turf course. The next three races will be maiden […]

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Stronach 5: 26 Winning Tickets Pay $3,913.40

There were 26 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $3,913.40. The Stronach 5 started Friday at Laurel Park with a maiden special weight event for 2-year-old fillies that was won by Lookin Dynamic ($17.40), a 7-1 Fitzhugh LLC homebred trained by Michael Trombetta. After the even-money favorite Itsenough won the second leg from […]

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Historic Agreement Reached To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

A multi-party agreement dependent on legislative change has been reached to keep the Preakness, middle jewel of American racing’s Triple Crown, at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore for at least 30 years. The deal, which relies on an extension of the Racetrack Facilities Renewal Account funded by casino revenue, would lead to a new grandstand at […]

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Santa Anita Officials ‘Will Open An Immediate Review’ Into Saturday’s Racing Fatality

Officials at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., issued a statement on Saturday evening following the fatal breakdown of Emtech in the eighth race on the card. It was the first racing fatality in Southern California since June 9, but the 32nd equine death at Santa Anita since Dec. 26. The incident occurred in Saturday’s […]

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Frank Stronach Releases Details On Proposal For Non-Profit Trust, Racing Bill Of Rights

Frank Stronach distributed the following release to media on Thursday, expanding upon his plan to create a non-profit trust to run racetracks owned by The Stronach Group. Stronach is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with daughter Belinda over control of the company. The horse racing world was rocked earlier this year by a large number […]

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Florida Court Ruling On Slots License Could End Horse Racing At Calder

Churchill Downs Inc. moved one step closer to getting out of the horse racing business in Florida after an appeals court ruled the company could use its license for a jai alai fronton to operate a casino it owns at Calder in Miami Springs. Three judges in Florida’s First District Court of Appeal on Wednesday […]

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The Whats And Whys Behind Santa Anita’s Nightmare Spring Season

Santa Anita is preparing to launch its fall meet under more scrutiny than ever before. As racing ticks down the weeks to this year’s Breeders’ Cup, some racing fans are still wondering – what happened to cause the much-publicized spike in equine fatalities last spring, and what’s the thinking behind the policies the track put […]

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Team Of Seven Veterinarians To Oversee Santa Anita’s Racing And Training Operations

Santa Anita Park has announced it will be served by a highly respected team of equine veterinarians as it readies for its 23-day Autumn Meet opener this Friday, Sept. 27. Under the auspices of Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group (TSG), a team of seven individuals (including Benson and Santa Anita’s […]

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