american graded stakes committee

UP-GRADED: COMMITTEE PROMOTES 18 RACES

By Ray Paulick Is American racing getting better, or is the American Graded Stakes Committee finding it increasingly difficult to downgrade races as it moves more stakes into Grade 1 and Grade 2 categories? The committee, organized by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, announced its graded stakes designations on Tuesday, adding six races to […]

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FORMER GOV TO MONITOR NEW NTRA SAFETY ALLIANCE

By Ray Paulick The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced a series of sweeping safety and integrity reforms and the hiring of a former governor and Bush administration official during a press conference in New York this morning. The reforms, organized under the banner of the newly created NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, touch on a wide range of issues […]

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JOCKEY CLUB: ALL ABOUT CONTROL

By Ray Paulick One of the staples of the Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing, to be held this Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is a report on the activities of the Jockey Club, whose primary responsibility to the industry is registering Thoroughbreds and approving the names horses are given. Of course, […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: AUG. 10-16

By Ray Paulick The past week was all about closed-door industry committee meetings in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., designed to save racing from itself. Such is the nature of an industry that is run by a handful of self-appointed “leaders,” who then like to show off their might during a thunderous display of power […]

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