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Questions And Answers About The Finer Points Of The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition

After several racing organizations gathered to announce the formation of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition on Tuesday, members of the media – and readers – had questions. We’ve chosen to reprint a sampling of the questions asked of Coalition members and their answers.  According to a release announcing the Coalition’s existence, “the group seeks to create […]

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Gorajec: A Way Forward On Regulators And Possible Conflicts Of Interest

Horse racing consultant Joe Gorajec writes in his InsideRacingRegs blog that he was “bewildered, befuddled, baffled and bemused” over a recent issue in which California Horse Racing Board vice chair Madeline Auerbach sold a share of a horse to an executive of The Stronach Group, which owns two California racetracks that the CHRB regulates. Gorajec, […]

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Total Handle Soars As Gulfstream Hosts First Clasico Internacional Del Caribe

Noisemakers, drum circles, fans singing anthems, wearing the colors of their countries and waving national flags. The Clasico Internacional del Caribe, the premier Thoroughbred event in Latin America and the Caribbean, arrived for the first time in 50 years in North America Saturday and it was a hit at Gulfstream Park. The highlight of the five-race Clasico […]

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Stronach’s Vision, Shareholders’ Commitment Lead The Way For Pegasus Success

On Jan. 12, 2016, Frank Stronach announced plans to create the world’s richest horse race in 2017, the $12-million Pegasus World Cup, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The race would be funded by 12 individuals or entities putting up $1 million each for a guaranteed spot in the starting gate. We polled our […]

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Report: Santa Anita Could Host 2018 Pegasus World Cup

The inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park – expected to feature a rematch between California Chrome and Arrogate – is just one month away, but officials with The Stronach Group already are talking about the 2018 edition and beyond. Mike Rogers, president of the company’s racing division, told Thoroughbred Daily […]

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Ritvo: Stronach Tracks Bar Vitali, Hunter From Entry Box

Trainer Marcus Vitali, currently serving a 120-day suspension for multiple medication violations in Florida, has been told by officials with The Stronach Group – owners of Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland and Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California – that they will not take entries from him […]

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Stronach Group Adds Minor Stake To Pegasus World Cup Card

In addition to the $12 million Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup to be held on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, The Stronach Group has announced that it will add a secondary stake, the Poseidon, to be run at the same conditions, 1 1/8 miles on the dirt, with a $400,000 purse. According to the Daily […]

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Gulfstream Park To Host ‘Historical’ 2017 Clasico Internacional Del Caribe

The Confederation of Caribbean Racetracks made an historic announcement Friday, unanimously approving Gulfstream Park as host of the 2017 Clasico Internacional del Caribe – the premier Thoroughbred racing event in the Caribbean – at the Confederation’s mid-year meeting at Gulfstream Park. Representatives of The Stronach Group and Confederation were to meet Friday afternoon to work […]

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Results of Breeders’ Cup Election Announced: 10 Members Re-Elected

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 19 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 13. The election results are expected to be ratified by the current Breeders’ Cup Members at the annual meeting on July 13. […]

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