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Golden Gate Fields Schedules Inaugural ‘Gold Rush Weekend’ April 27-28

With the Grade III, $250,000 San Francisco Mile leading the way, Golden Gate Fields has announced its inaugural Gold Rush Weekend on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.  The two-day racing festival will be comprised of eight stakes races and a wide variety of on-track events as Golden Gate Fields seeks to combine top […]

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Study Projects $424 Million Price Tag To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

Phase 2 of a study by the Maryland Stadium Authority has concluded it will cost $424 million to rebuild Pimlico Race Course in order to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. The study, released on Thursday, did not spell out where the money to rebuild the aging racetrack would come from, although Baltimore Mayor Catherine […]

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Retirement Plan, Wellness Key Topics At Jockeys’ Guild Annual Meeting

The Jockeys’ Guild held its 2018 Annual Meeting, sponsored by TVG Betfair USA, in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 10-11. The assembly was attended by active and retired jockeys from the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industries, with jockeys representing tracks throughout the United States. Those in attendance participated in presentations and discussions on how to […]

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Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby Winner To Get Free Berth In Preakness

For the first time ever, the El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate Fields’ premier race for 3-year-olds and to be run on Feb. 16, will provide the winner with an automatic, all expenses paid berth in the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, the Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico […]

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Santa Anita Introduces ‘Horse Racing Roulette’ Win-Only Wager

Long popular in Las Vegas and casinos around the world, Roulette will take on a new form beginning with Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26, as Horse Racing Roulette will debut as a win-only wager available in all 10 opening day races which have fields of six or more horses. As Santa […]

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CTHF Outlines How San Luis Rey Downs Fire Donations Have Been Distributed

One year after the devastating San Luis Rey Downs fire, California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation executive director Cliff Goodrich sent an update to nearly 6,000 individuals detailing how their donations totaling in excess of $1.1 million have been used in the weeks and months that followed the tragedy. Following is Goodrich’s letter: “We want to update […]

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Stronach 5 Rewards 40 Bettors With $2,850 Friday

The Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, had 40 winners Friday each receiving $2,850.70. The winning numbers from races at Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields were 1/9/6/2/6. Friday’s Stronach 5 began with a $7.40 winner in Taco Supream at Laurel and ended with Mystical Image returning $39.60 […]

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Santa Anita Announces ‘Ship And Stay’ Details For Winter-Spring Meet

With opening day fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced its “Ship & Stay” program for out-of-state horses running at the upcoming 2018-19 Winter/Spring Meeting.  This announcement has been made in conjunction with the issuance of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book One, which will be available online late Tuesday evening […]

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Santa Anita Announces Purse Increases For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced substantial purse increases for all of its overnight races, with some categories getting as much as an 11 percent boost when compared to purse levels at the track’s recently concluded Autumn Meet. Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book […]

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Santa Anita: Racing Secretary Hammerle Let Go, No Replacement Yet Named

The racing secretary at Santa Anita Park since 2003, Rick Hammerle has officially joined the outgoing cast of employees to lose their positions at Santa Anita Park. According to thoroughbreddailynews.com, Hammerle confirmed the news but made no additional comment on the matter. No replacement for Hammerle has been named, as of Friday afternoon. The condition book […]

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