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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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‘Time For Talk Is Done’: Congress Hears Debate Over Horseracing Integrity Act

The future of horse racing will be in jeopardy if Congress doesn’t pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. The future of horse racing will be in jeopardy if Congress does pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. Those were the mixed messages heard by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on […]

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CHRB Moves To Limit Permitted Medications During Timed Workouts

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Wednesday, January 22, at the Department of Consumer Services in Sacramento. Chairman Gregory Ferraro presided. Vice Chairman Oscar Gonzales and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri and Wendy Mitchell also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the […]

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Trainers Share Views On First Pegasus World Cup With No Race-Day Medication

For the first time in 2020, Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series presented by Runhappy will be run free of race-day medications, heralding a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America. The medication-free policy is consistent with the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA) standards. Two percent of the […]

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When It Comes To Lasix And Federal Legislation, Horse Racing Has Been Here Before

As a new year begins, some racing jurisdictions will begin considering or implementing a furosemide (Lasix) phaseout. In December, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to approve a partial phaseout starting for 2-year-olds of 2020. Earlier last year, The Stronach Group and the New York Racing Association, together with Churchill Downs Inc., Los Alamitos, and […]

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‘Don’t See Why We Can’t Beat Him Again’: Guerrero Confident Spun To Run Can Defeat Omaha Beach

Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero is enjoying the lead-up to the Pegasus World Cup with contender Spun to Run, he told drf.com, even though Omaha Beach, who Spun to Run defeated in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, is getting the majority of the media coverage. “Sometimes the less attention the better,” Guerrero told drf.com. “We don’t mind […]

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Mo Forza Goes Wide To Win His Third Straight Stakes In Mathis Brothers Mile

OG Boss and Barry and Dyan Abrams’ Bardy Farm’s Mo Forza earned his third straight victory in graded stakes company this Saturday, triumphing by 1 1/4 lengths in the G2 Mathis Brothers Mile at Santa Anita Park. The 6-5 favorite had to go wide but found clear room in the stretch under jockey Joel Rosario, […]

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Pegasus Preparations: Spun To Run Scopes ‘Clean’ After Breezing Without Lasix

When The Stronach Group announced that the 2020 Pegasus World Cup would be contested without the anti-bleeder medication, Lasix, trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero had to consider how that might affect his stable star, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run. According to drf.com, the trainer decided to test the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun by […]

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Lukas Aiming Millionaire Bravazo At Pegasus World Cup

Bravazo, the most accomplished member of D. Wayne Lukas’ current stable, is still pointing for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at 1 1/8 miles Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, the Hall of Fame trainer said Sunday morning. A homebred for Calumet Farm, Bravazo finished fourth in the 2019 World Cup before […]

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Pegasus World Cup Changes: Purse $3 Million, No Entry Fees, Race To Be Run Medication-Free

The Stronach Group, owners of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, announced today a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America. On January 25th, the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) will provide new and exciting opportunities for horse owners to showcase […]

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