pennsylvania racing

The Friday Show Presented By The Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine: Black Eyes And Foal Crops?

The Thoroughbred racing industry faces some difficult forces, from the recent federal trial in Pennsylvania to negative perceptions about the game’s integrity. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some strong words from the chairman of The Jockey Club. Plus, unless cooperation in the sport increases, the dwindling foal […]

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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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HBPA’s Hamelback: We ‘Support Clean Racing In Our Sport. Period.’

Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National HBPA authored the following response to a piece written by Ray Paulick Wednesday regarding the outcome of the federal trial of trainer Murray Rojas in Pennsylvania: The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Pennsylvania HBPA support clean racing in our sport. Period. Despite what Mr. Paulick writes on […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The 158th Queen’s Plate: Racing In The Courtroom?

A federal trial taking place in Harrisburg, Pa., could have wide-ranging implications, depending on the outcome. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the trial of trainer Murray Rojas, who faces multiple counts related to illegally treating horses with therapeutic medications on race day. But she’s not the only […]

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Finest City Granted Three Pennsylvania-Bred Honors

Finest City scooped up three state-bred honors at the recent Iroquois Awards Banquet held by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association. According to a report by The Blood-Horse, the daughter of City Zip was named champion older female, champion female sprinter, and Horse of the Year for 2016. The Eclipse Award winner picked up over $800,000 in […]

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Trainer Beattie At Rojas Trial: ‘Almost Everybody’ Illegally Treated Horses On Race Day

Stephanie Beattie threw fellow horsemen under the bus during her testimony for the prosecution Tuesday afternoon at the federal trial of Murray Rojas, a former rival for leading trainer honors at Penn National in Grantville, Pa. Beattie admitted she routinely had her horses illegally treated with therapeutic medications on race day by the same veterinarians […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Murray Rojas Trial Casts Dark Shadow Over Racing

Horse racing lost 14 potential fans this past week in Pennsylvania. The 14 men and women are serving on the jury in the federal trial of Murray Rojas, the Penn National-based trainer charged on multiple counts of wire fraud, conspiracy and misbranding of drugs. When this case is over, I’m sure the racetrack is the […]

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Federal Trial Of Trainer Murray Rojas Set To Begin June 19

Nearly two years after her first indictment, the trial of Pennsylvania trainer Murray Rojas is scheduled for Monday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa. The trainer is alleged to have illegally administered or directed administration of drugs to dozens of starters within 24 hours of post time over a period of five years. Rojas faces […]

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Pennsylvania: Businessman Scraps Plans For Racino Near Gettysburg

Gettysburg businessman David LeVan has decided to drop plans to develop a racetrack and casino in Adams County, Pennsylvania. According to a report by FOX-43, LeVan did not submit an application for a gaming license for the project, called Mason-Dixon Downs. It was LeVan’s third attempt at building a casino in the county; the businessman told reporters […]

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Page McKenney, Madefromlucky Highlight Mountainview On Penn Mile Undercard

Two hundred thousand dollars is on the line for older horses in the Mountainview Handicap presented by HollywoodRaces.com this Saturday at Penn National as a part of the track’s Penn Mile card, and the popular Mid-Atlantic gelding Page McKenney stands as the 9-to-5 morning line favorite in the 1 1/8-mile test. Now seven years old, Page […]

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