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Churchill’s Ziegler Asks Louisiana Commission To Consider Medication Reforms

Nine racehorses have died at the Fair Grounds since the meet began on Thanksgiving Day, prompting Mike Ziegler, executive director of racing for Churchill Downs Inc., to appear before the Louisiana Racing Commission on Monday. According to nola.com, Ziegler urged the commission to consider several medication reforms, including the banning of race-day Lasix for 2-year-old races […]

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Early Triple Crown Nominations Due January 25

Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to compete in the three-race 2020 Triple Crown series – the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI) and $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) – are due Saturday, Jan. 25. Early Triple Crown nominations cost $600 and must be made at the […]

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Churchill Downs, QuintEvents Partner On Luxury Ticket Packages For Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack and QuintEvents today announced a multi-year partnership extension to continue to provide luxury ticket packages to fans at the Kentucky Derby. QuintEvents, the global industry leader in official ticket, hospitality and experience packages to the biggest names in sports and entertainment, will continue to serve as Churchill Downs’ exclusive provider of fan […]

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‘Bourbon And Bridles’ Tour Coming To Kentucky Derby Museum On Jan. 23

Kentucky Derby Museum is adding a splash of bourbon to a new tour coming to the Museum Jan. 23. The Bourbon and Bridles Tour includes an exciting tour at Churchill Downs, intertwining the history of bourbon and horse racing in Kentucky. At the end, guests will get to make their own Mint Julep, and of […]

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Turfway Park: Holiday Meet Sees Boost To 10-Horse Average Field Size

Turfway Park closed out its 16-day holiday meet December 31, 2019, the track’s first race meet as a property of Churchill Downs Incorporated. With purses virtually twice those of the previous holiday meet, average field size jumped from 8.6 in 2018 to 10.2.  The entry box expanded under interest from trainers new to Turfway, including […]

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Eavesdropper, Half-Brother To A.P. Indy, Among Several Horses Kidnapped In Libya

Al Shaab Stud in war-torn Libya was overtaken by an armed militia on Saturday, resulting in the farm’s stallions and pregnant mares being stolen, including Eavesdropper, a half-brother to Hall of Famer A.P. Indy. Dr. Amad Eshaab, the farm’s general manager, confirmed the attack via his Twitter account on Sunday, and the story was first […]

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Joe Sharp Hoping For His Next ‘Big Star’ In 2020

When the curtain closed on last year, Joe Sharp’s stable landed $1,072 purse dollars short of the career best season they enjoyed in 2017 ($4,554,157). It was a successful campaign by any standard, particularly for an operation that has only been in existence for six years, but Sharp’s aspirations know no boundaries. “That was my […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Really Full Of Himself’ In First Work Since Kentucky Jockey Club

Defeated last out as the favorite in the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Tiz the Law has returned to the work tab in South Florida. The 2-year-old son of Constitution breezed a half-mile at Palm Meadows in :50.40, reports drf.com. “Everything was perfect,” trainer Barclay Tagg told drf.com. “I told [Heather Smullen, exercise rider] I didn’t […]

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Unbeatean At Oaklawn, Arkansas-Bred Hoonani Road ‘Full Of Himself’ Ahead Of 2020 Season

Arkansas-bred star Hoonani Road is back at Oaklawn and took his first step toward a 2020 local campaign by working a half-mile in :51.80 over a fast track Friday morning for trainer Wayne Catalano and owner Jerry Caroom of Hot Springs. Hoonani Road is unbeaten in seven career starts at Oaklawn – all against state-breds […]

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‘It Was My Life’s Work’: Scooter Dickey Ends Training Career At Age 78

Trainer Charles “Scooter” Dickey has dispersed what was left of his stable at Churchill Downs and retired from the sport he gave decades to, reported the Daily Racing Form. The 78-year-old, who’s been dealing with health issues, told DRF he’s enjoying quiet time at home in Louisville with his wife. Dickey, who started his career […]

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