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168 Initial Entries In Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses Of Racing Age Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 168 initial entries for its July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held on Monday, July 8, in Lexington, Ky., beginning at 4 p.m.  It will precede the July Selected Yearling Sale that will take place the following day beginning at 10 a.m. The catalogue, which may now be viewed online, will […]

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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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How He Did It: NHC Champion Coles Focused On Picking Winners Through Technology

Scott Coles wasn’t born yet when Andy Beyer wrote his breakthrough book “Picking Winners” in 1975, but that’s the mantra the 34-year-old Illinois resident followed last weekend when he defeated some of the most seasoned handicappers in the game and won the $800,000 first-place prize in the National Horseplayers Championship. Presented for the 20th time by […]

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Jan. 24 Eclipse Awards To Be Shown On Multiple Platforms

The 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, will air live on TVG, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced. Hosted by Jeannine Edwards and highlighted by the announcement of the 2018 Horse of the Year, the Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. ET in the Sport […]

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Accelerate, Justify And Monomoy Girl Lead Eclipse Award Finalists

Led by Horse of the Year candidates Accelerate, Justify, and Monomoy Girl, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the finalists for the 2018 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced at the […]

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Game Show Whiff On Triple Crown Winner Doesn’t Put Horse Racing In Jeopardy

The week before Christmas is a quiet time for horse racing, but thanks to the producers of the popular game show, “Jeopardy,” fans had something to talk about. On the show that aired Dec. 20, all three contestants were stumped and unable to come up with the question in the Recent Events category that offered […]

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