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EHM Confirmed, Filly Euthanized: Belmont Park Barn Under 21-Day Quarantine

Officials at the New York Racing Association and New York State Gaming Commission received laboratory confirmation Saturday afternoon, verifying the suspect case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) that led to the quarantine of Barn 10 at Belmont Park late Thursday. The EHM case was confirmed through both nasal swab and blood testing on a 4-year-old filly […]

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Vertebrae Fractures Will Keep Cancel Out Of The Saddle For Six Weeks

Jockey Eric Cancel was working a horse at Belmont Park on Saturday morning when his mount fell to the ground, unseating him. The horse was vanned off the track and later reported to be okay, according to drf.com, but Cancel suffered a pair of fractured vertebrae in the incident. Agent Blake Dutrow noted that Cancel was […]

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EHV-1 Positive Quarantines Barn At Laurel Park; Shipping Restrictions Result In Multiple Scratches

The New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., had a horse who had been on the property test positive for the equine herpes myoencephalopathy (EHM, neurological disease caused by equine herpesvirus) on Jan. 16. As a result, the facility ordered all horses who had been on the grounds during the affected time period to be tested. […]

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EHV-1 Quarantine Remains In Place At Belmont Park After Second Positive

The precautionary quarantine of Barn 44 at Belmont Park for Equine Herpesvirus-1 remains in place after a follow-up test has come back positive on one horse that had originally tested positive for EHV-1 last week. The affected horse, an unnamed, unraced 3-year-old male, had first tested positive for EHV-1 on Tuesday, January 9, after being […]

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New York: Cuomo’s Budget Plan Includes Provision For Night Racing At Belmont

Among the items listed in the 2018 state budget plan New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released Tuesday was a provision that would allow the New York Racing Association to conduct night racing at Belmont Park. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the proposal, which will need to be approved by the legislature, would allow horse […]

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NYRA Introduces Shipping Incentive Programs For Aqueduct, Belmont Spring Meet

The New York Racing Association has announced a pair of shipping incentive programs to be implemented during the 2018 Aqueduct and Belmont spring meets for horsemen based this winter in Florida or at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. Horses that made their previous start at Oaklawn Park may be able to take advantage of a new […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Redesigning The Future?

A visit to most of the newer Major League Baseball stadiums is a vastly different experience than it once was, thanks to a rethinking of the location and design of modern ballparks. Is horse racing on the verge of a similar shift? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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Precautions In Place After Single EHV-1 Positive Reported At Belmont Park

Officials at the New York Racing Association and New York State Gaming Commission have received confirmation that one horse has tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1 in Barn 44 at Belmont Park. The horse, an unnamed, unraced 3-year-old male, was sent to the Cornell Ruffian Equine Hospital near Belmont Park after developing a fever and a […]

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Tickets To 2018 Belmont Stakes Festival On Sale Jan. 25

With 150 days remaining until the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that tickets for the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 25 starting at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. “A three-day celebration of […]

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Luzzi ‘Wanting To Try Something Different’, Moving Tack To Oaklawn Park

Journeyman rider Mike Luzzi, who has been a fixture on the New York circuit for over 20 years, is moving his tack to Oaklawn Park this winter. The Daily Racing Form reports that Luzzi, 48, will begin the drive from his home on Long Island to Oaklawn on Thursday. Luzzi plans to work horses this weekend in […]

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