The Stronach Group

‘Absolute Game-Changer’: Maximum Security Could Target Saudi Cup After Pegasus Purse Reduction

Gary West was disappointed with The Stronach Group’s announcement of a major purse reduction in it’s flagship Pegasus World Cup this Sunday, the owner told bloodhorse.com. The purse was cut from $9 million to $3 million just 41 days before the Jan. 25 contest at Gulfstream Park, and West is now considering re-routing his colt Maximum […]

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Pegasus World Cup Changes: Purse $3 Million, No Entry Fees, Race To Be Run Medication-Free

The Stronach Group, owners of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, announced today a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America. On January 25th, the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) will provide new and exciting opportunities for horse owners to showcase […]

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Santa Anita Prepares To Debut ‘State-Of-The-Art’ Animal Welfare Technology

As Santa Anita Park prepares for its 83rd season, the racetrack today debuted animal-welfare technology that goes far and beyond anything ever seen at a horse-racing facility across the country. Installed at the on-site Nuclear Medicine Facility, the cutting-edge Longmile Positron Emission Tomography (MILE-PET) Scan machine — the first of its kind — will help […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Pays 11 Winners Each $11,240

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, had 11 winning tickets each worth $11,240.20. The sequence began with Big Boots ($18.40) winning Laurel’s eighth race. Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury won the third leg at Laurel, saddling Auld Lange Syne ($14.40) to victory. After favored Dynasty of Her Own ($4.20) won the fourth […]

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Gulfstream Undergoes $20 Million Modernization Ahead Of Championship Meet

When Gulfstream Park opens for its Championship Meet Friday, Nov. 29, guests will be greeted by a $20 million modernization of the legendary venue that will transform the fan experience and enhance its world-class events. These significant improvements continue The Stronach Group’s commitment to keeping Gulfstream one of South Florida’s premier entertainment destinations. While not […]

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Standing Equine PET Scan Now Ready For Clinical Use On Racehorses In Training

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with LONGMILE Veterinary Imaging, has completed the first phase of the validation of the MILE-PET, the first positron emission tomography (PET) scanner specifically designed to image the limbs of standing horses, using light sedation, eliminating the need for anesthesia. The first phase of this study, funded […]

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Successful Fundraising Campaign Brings New Equine MRI To Santa Anita Park

The Southern California Equine Foundation announced Tuesday that the fundraising campaign for installation of an equine Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility at Santa Anita Park has been successful. “We are in the process now of arranging for the full operation of the new MRI by early in the upcoming Santa Anita season,” said Karen […]

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Dave Bailey Named Racing Secretary At Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park has announced that well-respected racing official Dave Bailey has been named racing secretary at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. For Bailey, the appointment is a homecoming. He served in the same capacity at Gulfstream from 2000-2007. “We’re ecstatic to have Dave join Gulfstream Park,” said Mike Lakow, vice president of racing at […]

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Stronach 5 Will Carry Over $91,081 To Friday, Nov. 15

There will be a carryover of $91,081.85 in the Stronach 5 on Friday, Nov. 15. There were no winners in Friday’s popular Stronach 5, which has an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The sequence kicked off with Laurel Park’s eighth race and 20-1 longshot Shadow Boxer ($42.20) going wire-to-wire for the victory. In the fourth leg of […]

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Stronach 5 Returns Friday With $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

The Stronach 5 returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence begins at 4:10 ET at Laurel Park with a field of 14 claimers going six furlongs and will conclude less than an hour later with a dozen 2-year-old maiden fillies going a […]

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