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Pennsylvania Gaming Board: Wagering Up 3 Percent In 2017

A report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicates wagering on horse racing was up 3 percent in the state for 2017, finishing at more than $700 million from six racetracks. The Pittsburgh Business Times reported taxes generated by slot machine play in the state hit $239 million, some of which goes into purses, health […]

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‘Mentor’ And ‘Gentleman’ Jockey Jose Luis Flores Dies After Being Removed From Life Support

Jockey Jose Luis Flores, who was seriously injured in a spill at Parx on Monday, died Thursday after being taken off life support. Flores was injured when his mount Love Rules fell suddenly during the ninth race, apparently from a fractured shoulder. Love Rules, who was trained by Harold Wyner, was euthanized and Flores was […]

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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: ‘Turning For Home’ And Still Going Strong

Last week, in our first in a three-part series spotlighting the good that’s being done in the realm of aftercare in the Pennsylvania racing industry, we featured New Start, which has changed the approach to racehorse retirement and become a trusted resource for many trainers on the backside of Penn National. This week we’re switching […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: What Became Of Silent Ruler?

Most of the time, our Lost and Found subjects are horses or people who have disappeared from public view for a while, leaving readers to wonder what they’ve been up to lately. Six-year-old Silent Ruler is somewhat the opposite scenario; for most of his career, he toiled in obscurity and only made headlines this fall […]

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Gorajec On 2017 Regulation: IRS Rules A Positive, Pennsylvania A Disaster

At Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, the former executive director of the Indiana Racing Commission, Joe Gorajec, lays out the “the good, the bad and the ugly” of horse racing regulation from the past year. Among the positive developments, according to Gorajec, are changes in IRS withholding rules that deserve a “standing ovation” from horseplayers around the […]

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Parx Cancels Sunday Cards Through May 2018; Racing Drops To Three Days Per Week

Beginning this Sunday, Dec. 3rd, Parx will cut its live racing schedule back to three days per week. There will be no live Sunday racing at the Bensalem, Penn. track from this weekend through May 2018. The track will now race live on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Post time will remain at 12:25 PM. Parx […]

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Gorajec: Will It Be The End For Racing If Pennsylvania Doesn’t ‘Clean Up Its Act’?

In his latest column for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Joe Gorajec discusses the racing industry in Pennsylvania, which has been riddled with corruption for years. In his article, Gorajec ponders what will happen if the industry “doesn’t clean up its act”? What could the possible punishment(s) be…or, should racing be shutdown altogether? Read more at Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

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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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