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Report: Prairie Meadows Plans To Begin Live Meet On June 19

Originally scheduled to begin its 2020 racing season on May 1, Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, Ia. is now looking at a June 19 start date, reports the Daily Racing Form. Prairie Meadows shut down its casino on March 16, and in early May laid off over 1,000 employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. Iowa Governor […]

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‘Huge Step Forward’: Prairie Meadows Approved To Open Backside On June 1

According to the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors held a board meeting on Friday which resulted in granting authority to the Executive Management of PMRC to open the racetrack to begin allowing for horses to come onto the backside beginning June 1. The June 1 date is still […]

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‘It Doesn’t Make Sense To Me’: Prairie Meadows CEO Hesitant To Commit To 2020 Season

Prairie Meadows CEO Gary Palmer has not given in to pressure from local horsemen to consider re-opening the Iowa racetrack, according to a report in the Des Moines Register. The casino has been shut down since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and a wave of 1,130 layoffs began last Sunday. Live racing was scheduled […]

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Scott Chaney Appointed Executive Director Of California Horse Racing Board

Scott Chaney has been appointed Executive Director of the California Horse Racing Board, Chairman Greg Ferraro announced Thursday. Chaney, who assumed the post Thursday, replaces Rick Baedeker, who retired on March 31. Chaney has been a steward in California since 2005, serving initially on the Southern California thoroughbred circuit and most recently at the Los […]

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Delta Downs Horsemen Confused, Frustrated As Training Does Not Resume Monday

Several trainers at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. had their horses tacked up and standing ready at the gap early Monday morning, only to find the gates to the track surface padlocked. Security eventually arrived and informed the trainers that Delta would not be opening the track for training Monday morning. In light of Judge […]

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‘Not Going To Happen’: Los Alamitos Will Not Pick Up Dates From Santa Anita

Last weekend, the Thoroughbred Owners of California posted a letter on its website highlighting discussions between Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, and the California Horse Racing Board. The prevailing hope was that Santa Anita, where racing was shut down on March 27, could transfer its live racing dates to Los Alamitos, but a report from the […]

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COVID-19: Ontario Racing Creates Task Force To Address Horsemen’s Financial Burdens

In response to the many challenges horse racing and its horsemen are currently facing, Ontario Racing has created a task force, which includes representatives from all three breeds (Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred) in the province. “This newly-formed task force is committed to addressing the financial burdens that have arisen for the dedicated horsepeople of […]

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Lone Star Park Plans 70 Live Race Dates In 2020

Lone Star Park was granted 70 live racing dates during 2020 by the Texas Racing Commission including a 44-date Thoroughbred Racing Season that will be held from April 16 through July 19 and a 26-night Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses that will run from September 11 through November 28, 2020. The 44 […]

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Shameful, Dam Of Champion Indian Blessing, Moves To Oklahoma For Quarter Horse Breeding

Hal and Patti Earnhardt’s champion-producing Thoroughbred mare Shameful is at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Okla., her new permanent home. A stakes winner herself, Shameful is the dam of runners that have earned more than $4 million, including champion 2-year-old filly and champion female sprinter Indian Blessing, who made $2,995,620. “It is indeed an honor […]

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