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Tragedia En la Pista: La Mala Hora De José Luis Flores

La novena carrera del lunes 19 de Marzo en Parx Racing pudo haber sido un compromiso más para el veterano jinete peruano José Luis Flores. Lo que nadie podía haber imaginado es que esa sería su última monta. El profesional de 56 años, ganador de 4,650 carreras en los Estados Unidos, sufrió una terrible rodada […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Sustainable Path From Racetrack To Retirement

Pennsylvania has one of the most active racing and breeding jurisdictions in the country. The state has not one, but two racetracks with year-round live racing – Penn National and Parx – plus Presque Isle Downs, which runs throughout the summer. While many PA-breds spend their entire careers racing exclusively at the two year-round tracks, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Giving The Horses Of Penn National A ‘New Start’

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred industry has received much critical press in recent years on a variety of fronts, including that of aftercare and welfare. So often in this industry or any other, the good can get overshadowed by the bad. In the coming weeks, we will be spotlighting some of the good being done on behalf […]

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EHV-1 Positive Quarantines Barn At Laurel Park; Shipping Restrictions Result In Multiple Scratches

The New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., had a horse who had been on the property test positive for the equine herpes myoencephalopathy (EHM, neurological disease caused by equine herpesvirus) on Jan. 16. As a result, the facility ordered all horses who had been on the grounds during the affected time period to be tested. […]

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‘Inconsistent With The Best Interests Of Racing’: Owner/Trainer Rodriguez Pennsylvania License Revoked

Owner/trainer Mario Rafael Rodriguez has had his licenses revoked by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission. According to a ruling dated Dec. 19, “action is being taken based upon the emergency situation relating to the ongoing health and safety of numerous injured and/or neglected horses to include You R Wonderful, Kisses For Love, and Silent […]

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Dan Silver, Former Director of TV For NYRA, Joins Roberts Communications

  Roberts Communications Network (RCN) has announced the hiring of Dan Silver to serve as the company’s Director of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, a newly-created position. In this job, he will develop and implement sales, marketing, public relations, and business development strategies, in addition to working with RCN’s existing customers and establishing new partners […]

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Pennsylvania: Trainer Suspended 45 Days After ‘Failure To Provide Care’ To Horse With Broken Leg

The Penn National board of stewards on Dec. 1 handed down a 45-day suspension and $500 fine to trainer Mario Rafael Rodriguez for “failure to provide proper veterinarian care” to his 6-year-old gelding, Silent Ruler. Track officials were alerted to the son of Roman Ruler and veteran of 50 starts on Sept. 24, and he […]

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State Officials Reviewing Horse Ambulance Delay At Penn National

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission said it is reviewing a Nov. 17 incident at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa., in which it took a reported eight minutes for the horse ambulance to arrive so that a stricken horse could be treated and, ultimately, euthanized. Aspic, a 6-year-old mare bred, owned and trained by […]

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‘Mitigating Circumstances’: Miller Fined $1500 For Methamphetamine Positive In Pennsylvania

Trainer Peter Miller has officially been fined $1500 by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission, resulting from a positive test for methamphetamine in his trainee Richard’s Boy. Richard’s Boy ran in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup on June 3 at Penn National, finishing second by a head to Bold Thunder. Bold Thunder was disqualified to second for interference, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Twilight Racing Series: Questionable Motives?

In the wake of the 14-count guilty finding in the trial of trainer Murray Rojas, Penn National has permanently barred her and two others from the racetrack. Meanwhile, the national horsemen’s group, the HBPA, is defending its position of financially supporting Rojas and claiming efforts to “support clean racing.” In this edition of The Friday […]

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