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Executive Craig Fravel To Depart Breeders’ Cup For The Stronach Group

Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations. “I can think of no greater privilege than to have had the opportunity […]

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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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Baltimore Mayor Withdraws Lawsuit Against Pimlico’s Owner Over Possible Preakness Move To Laurel Park

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young announced on Wednesday that the city has dropped a lawsuit against the owner and operator of Pimlico racetrack, host of the Preakness Stakes. In March, then-Mayor Catherine Pugh sued The Stronach Group and its Maryland racing division, the Maryland Jockey Club, which owns and operates both Pimlico and Laurel Park. […]

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Santa Anita Institutes Review Board To Examine Individual Entrants’ Medical, Performance Histories

Effective immediately, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), working closely with The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, will implement enhanced safety measures and reviews to further protect horses at Santa Anita.   Led by CHRB Equine Medical Director Dr. Rick Arthur, DVM, and Chief Steward […]

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New Sparks Fly In Stronach Suit As Frank Throws Shade On Granddaughter’s Show Jumping Expenses

New filings in the Stronach family lawsuit suggest the group is no closer to easing tense relations. Frank Stronach, who is suing daughter Belinda and The Stronach Group chief executive Alon Ossip, lays out allegations of false profit reports and inappropriate expensing in the latest round of paperwork dated May 14 in the Ontario Superior […]

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Further Safety And Welfare Reforms Added At Santa Anita, Upcoming Del Mar Meet

Ten weeks after introducing significant reforms in California aimed at reducing racing fatalities and improving the safety and welfare of horses and riders, The Stronach Group is now requiring all entries at Santa Anita to be accompanied by a pre-race exam form, signed by a trainer’s veterinarian and stating that a horse has no known […]

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Report: Frank Stronach Claims Belinda Wanted To Sell TSG Racetracks

In an interview with The Blood-Horse’s Bob Ehalt at Preakness Day, Stronach Group founder Frank Stronach places blame for the equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park on a small number of unnamed people within the company, characterizing their role as “gross neglect.” Stronach, who is engaged in a lawsuit with Stronach Group chairman Belinda Stronach, […]

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Belinda Stronach To Legislators: California Racing Now ‘Gold Standard’ For Safety

A wide array of state and national Thoroughbred racing and breeding representatives spoke at an informational hearing of the California Senate and Assembly’s Governmental Organization Committee in the State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday. The hearing – whose subject was entitled an Overview of Equine and Human Safety and Welfare Policies and Procedures Within California’s […]

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Record Preakness Day Wagering Just Shy of $100 Million

The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., set an all-time total handle record Saturday of $99,852,653. Saturday’s record handle topped the previous mark of $97,168,658 set in 2017. Attendance was 131,256, according to the Maryland Jockey Club. War of Will, who was placed seventh in the Kentucky Derby (G1) […]

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