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Report: Hollendorfer Seeking Relief In Court From Golden Gate Fields Exclusion

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is seeking emergency relief from the Alameda County Superior Court to lift a ban preventing him from stabling or racing at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., according to a report in the Thoroughbred Daily News. Hollendorfer, along with California Thoroughbred Trainers, filed a complaint asking for a temporary […]

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Thoroughbred Owners Of California Seeks Alternative Federal Legislation

Four years ago at the annual membership meeting of Thoroughbred Owners of California, then-president Joe Morris said the TOC’s board of directors was “100 percent against the federal government or USADA being involved” with oversight of Thoroughbred racing medication rules. Morris was referring to the Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation that would make the United […]

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Aidan Butler To Head Stronach Group’s California Racing Operations

Continuing its push to reform and modernize horseracing, The Stronach Group has announced that Chief Strategy Officer Aidan Butler – a longtime technology, horseracing and gaming executive who spearheaded reforms at Santa Anita during its winter meet – will additionally serve as Acting Executive Director of California Racing Operations. “Aidan has played a critical role as we […]

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Stronach Group Hires Steve Koch As Senior Vice President Of Racing

The Stronach Group announced today that well-respected industry executive Steve Koch has been appointed Senior Vice President of Racing for the company. “We are thrilled to have Steve join our team at this pivotal moment in our sport,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President of The Stronach Group. “Steve has a proven track record as […]

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Stronach 5 Pays Out $1,837 To 53 Winning Ticketholders

There were 53 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5 with each ticket worth $1,837.70. Friday’s sequence began with two races at Laurel Park. Zitarrosa ($7.40) won the opening leg of the Stronach 5 and Mice and Men ($12.60) the second leg. After heavy favorite Slingin Sammy B ($3.40) won the third leg from Gulfstream, 11-1 […]

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Phase 1 Entertainment Lineup Issued For Maryland Million’s Clubhouse Festival

The Stronach Group and Maryland Jockey Club together with Club Glow announced phase one of the 2nd annual Clubhouse Festival lineup taking place at the 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md.. Billboard’s 2018 Dance Breakout Artist of the Year Rezz; Madeon; Two Friends; and Elephante are among the DJs that […]

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‘It’s Not Business As Usual,’ But Hollendorfer Glad To Be Back At Del Mar

Vasilika, the $40,000 claim that has turned into one of the top female turf runners in the country, went six furlongs on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course in her final work for the $200,000 Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar next Saturday. Under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez, Vasilika was timed in 1:14.20 as […]

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Judge Expected To Grant Injunction Overturning Hollendorfer Ban At Del Mar

Barring a last-minute change of heart by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Ronald F. Frazier, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will be allowed to stable and race at the remainder of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meeting in Del Mar, Calif. Frazier issued a tentative ruling on Thursday giving Hollendorfer a preliminary injunction […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 79 Bettors With $1,640

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, rewarded 79 bettors with $1,640.30. The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout, and free past performances, kicked off at Laurel Park with Top Czar winning the eighth race and returning $8.20. Favorites won the next three races before the sequence […]

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Del Mar Status For Hollendorfer Unclear Week Before Meet Begins

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been told he will not be allowed to run horses at the 2019 Del Mar meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form, but reports from other media outlets are not as definitive. “Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was informed by Del Mar officials during a meeting late Monday that the track was not […]

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