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Report: Coolmore Buys Racing, Breeding Interest In Maximum Security

Maximum Security, a leading candidate for an Eclipse Award for outstanding 3-year-old male of 2019, will be co-owned by Coolmore when he makes his next start. Daily Racing Form’s David Grening reports that Gary West, who bred and co-owns the son of the Street Cry stallion New Year’s Day with wife Mary, has sold a […]

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The Paulick Report’s Joe Nevills Honored With His First Media Eclipse Award

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters today announced the winners of the 2019 Media Eclipse Awards in six categories. They are as follows: Feature/Commentary Writing – Joe Nevills, Paulick Report “Biting The Dust: A Long Goodbye to Mount Pleasant Meadows,” July 22, 2019 News/Enterprise Writing – […]

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Crist, Three Others Sue Daily Racing Form’s Former, Current Owners

Four former members of Daily Racing Form’s management team, including longtime chairman, editor and publisher Steven Crist, have sued the newspaper and online publisher’s previous owner, saying they were fraudulently induced to invest in the company when it changed ownership in 2007. Crist and Rich Rosenbush, who served in executive roles in editorial, each invested […]

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Multiple Eclipse Award Winner Hovdey, King Joining BloodHorse Team

Jay Hovdey, a multiple Eclipse Award winner and member of the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, is returning to BloodHorse as a featured columnist commencing the week of Oct. 7, while veteran turf writer and handicapper Byron King has joined the BloodHorse staff as […]

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Former Daily Racing Form Editor, Mystery Writer, ‘Student Of Racing,’ John McEvoy Dies At 83

Longtime Thoroughbred racing writer/editor and horse racing mystery novelist John McEvoy passed away Monday at the age of 83. McEvoy served as the Midwest editor of the Daily Racing Form for 15 years starting in 1979 and continued as a correspondent when the Chicago DRF office closed in 1994. “John was a student of racing,” […]

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Commentary: What’s One Thing Racing Could Do To Improve Its Image? Support The SAFE Act

As racing faces a continued barrage of negative press coverage in mainstream media for its safety and welfare practices, the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey writes that there’s one, seemingly-straightforward thing industry groups could do to show how seriously they take equine welfare. The SAFE Act (H.R. 961) is the latest incarnation of legislation seeking […]

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Santa Anita Officials Order Trainers Pender, Polanco To Vacate Stalls

The Daily Racing Form reports that a pair of Southern California trainers, Mike Pender and Marcelo Polanco, have officially been ordered to vacate their stalls at Santa Anita Park. The citations behind those orders include “an undisclosed horse welfare issue” for Pender and “training a horse on behalf of another person” for Polanco. A hearing into […]

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Longtime Handicapper Steve Davidowitz, Author Of ‘Betting Thoroughbreds,’ Dies At 77

Nationally-known handicapper and turf writer Steve Davidowitz passed away at his home in Nevada over the weekend, according to his son, Brad. He was 77. “I’d like to imagine he basically died doing what he loved, that he passed while doing what he loved,” Brad Davidowitz told the Daily Racing Form. “Romantically, I envision that […]

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Gulfstream: Incorrect Placings Result In Termination Of Racing Official

The Daily Racing Form reports that racing official and placing judge Dave Zenner was fired from his post at Gulfstream Park, following an incident on Sunday. The sixth race, won by Miss Munnings, resulted in a dead heat for second, and the placing judges keyed in the wrong horse as the fourth-place finisher (2, rather than […]

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