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Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet Offers Over $29 Million In Stakes; Dec. 1 Opening Day

The 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule at Gulfstream Park will feature a record 105 stakes worth a record $29.079 million in purses, headlined by the blockbuster Jan. 26 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, featuring the $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the $7-million Pegasus World Turf Cup (G1), the richest stakes on dirt […]

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Deadmau5 To Headline Inaugural ‘Clubhouse Festival’ On Maryland Million Day

The Stronach Group, owners of Laurel Park, announced today the addition of the Clubhouse Festival to the upcoming Maryland Million race day on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The Stronach Group and Club Glow, who are also partners for the fan favorite Moonrise Music Festival, will bring Grammy nominated headliner Deadmau5 to the first ever Clubhouse […]

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‘We Need To Raise Our Standards’: Belinda Stronach Urges Passage Of Horseracing Integrity Act

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity notes the letter below from Belinda Stronach, the president and chairman of The Stronach Group, in support of H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. Frank Stronach, founder and honorary chairman of The Stronach Group, previously expressed his support for the legislation in April 2017. H.R. 2651 would […]

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Baffert, Smith Presented With Pegasus World Cup Championship Rings

Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert and Hall of Fame jockey, Mike Smith, who teamed for victory this past Saturday in the 81st running of the Grade I, $1-million Santa Anita Derby with Justify, took home some additional hardware on Thursday, as they were each presented with Championship Rings commemorating their epic win at Gulfstream Park […]

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Jockeys’ Guild Looking To Advance Safety Issues At Annual Assembly

The prime focus of this year’s Jockeys’ Guild Assembly, Dec. 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will be on those safety issues which threaten riders’ lives and well-being. Countries such as Ireland, Great Britain, France, Australia and Hong Kong are ahead of the United States in terms of safety standards for jockeys, including […]

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Equipment, Concussion Protocols Part Of Schedule For Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly

The Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country December 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This year’s assembly will feature panels that will benefit not only jockeys, but racetracks and horsemen’s organizations as well by addressing safety concerns and raising […]

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Xpressbet Named Preferred U.S. Betting Site For Royal Ascot Meeting

Xpressbet, a subsidiary of The Stronach Group, has been named the ‘Preferred U.S. Betting Site of Royal Ascot.’ Royal Ascot is one of the world’s most prestigious race meets, featuring 19 graded stakes races and £6.58 million ($8.5 million USD) in purses. A staple on the UK racing calendar since the 1700s, this year’s Royal […]

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Stronach, Payne Among Recipients Of Longines Ladies Awards

At the impressive Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the spotlight was on Reed Kessler, Georgina Bloomberg, Michelle Payne and The Honorable Belinda Stronach, P.C., who were acclaimed as leading women in the equestrian world. The four recipients of the Longines Ladies Awards were honored during a ceremony hosted by the Swiss watchmaker Longines […]

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Integrity, Fan Experience Central In Day 2 Of Pan American Conference

The Jockey Club and the Latin American Racing Channel concluded the two-day Pan American Conference on Friday with several sessions focusing on wagering, integrity, and medication/doping control in racing. According to the Jockey Club, the conference included more than 400 participants from 25 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, […]

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2018 Eclipse Awards Moved To Thursday Before Pegasus World Cup

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Friday that the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards will be held January 25, 2018 – the Thursday before the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes – at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Eclipse Awards – bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements […]

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