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Canterbury Park’s 2019 Racing Schedule Approved By Minnesota Racing Commission

Canterbury Park’s 2019 thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet, as approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission, will include 66 race dates, commencing May 3, the Friday before Kentucky Derby, and running through Sept. 14. The upcoming meet will be the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s 25th season of live racing since reopening as Canterbury Park. The […]

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AQHA: Allred’s ‘Generosity’ Allows Rescheduling Of Distaff Challenge Championship

On November 17, during the running of the Bank of America Challenge Championships at Los Alamitos Race Course in California, there was a starting gate malfunction during the $100,000 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship (G1). This event caused an unfair start for the field and, following the rules of racing, the race was declared a “no-contest.” […]

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Four Additional Cases Of West Nile Virus Detected In Kentucky Horses

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Lab has confirmed an additional four cases of West Nile Virus in Kentucky. One horse was a 15-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse in Boyle County that had not been vaccinated for the disease. The horse was euthanized on Sept. 20. The second horse was 5 years old and located in […]

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Albuquerque Downs Reports 24 Percent Handle Increase During New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque Downs registered a 24-percent increase in total wagering handle during the 11-day New Mexico State Fair portion of its 2018 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet. According to figures reported to Equibase, a total of $3,010,221 was wagered on The Downs’ 104 live races from September 6-16, compared to $2,427,891 bet on 103 live […]

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Los Alamitos Cancels After First Two Of Friday’s Thoroughbred Races

An anticipated high temperature of 112 degrees Fahrenheit in Southern California has caused Los Alamitos Race Course to cancel the remaining six races on its eight-race Friday Thoroughbred card. The National Weather Service has announced an excessive heat warning for the area through Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. The first two races of the card […]

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Mike Smith’s Bid For Racing History A Long Time In The Making

Mike Smith was a ninth-grade student when he decided to become a jockey. The son of a rider – with an uncle who trained and grandparents who owned racehorses – he appeared destined to fall in love with the sport. The rest would be up to him. Smith left his home in Roswell, New Mexico […]

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Ruidoso Trainer Cooper, Son Killed In Plane Crash Thursday

Ruidoso Downs trainer John M. Cooper and his son Gavyn were killed when their Cirrus SR22 single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Midland International Airport on Thursday evening. They were the only people on board. Reports state that the plane crashed at 7:20 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating. Unofficial reports […]

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Aubrie Green Scores ‘Dream’ First Win At Keeneland

Aubrie Green beamed as she walked down the tunnel to return to the Jockeys Quarters yesterday after her first Keeneland victory aboard trainer Jose Sanchez’s Mansoor in the first race. “Oh, my gosh – I’m in shock,” Green said. “I kind of want to cry.” Green, who grew up in Ririe, Idaho, rode her own Thoroughbred in […]

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Wasting Away: Gene Mutation Responsible For Wasting Disorder In Quarter Horses

A genetic mutation of the MYH1 gene is responsible for a muscle wasting condition that is most commonly found in Quarter Horses. Though rare, immune mediated myositis (IMM), is an autoimmune disease where the immune system of the horse attacks the skeletal muscles, causing rapid wasting of the topline muscles. The condition can also be […]

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‘One In 100,000 Horse’: UC Davis Helps Champion Roping Horse Return After Botulism Poisoning

John, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding, and his owner/rider Doug Parker worked for years to qualify for the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Just before that became a reality in 2016, however, John was stricken with botulism, a toxic poisoning that had already killed one of his stablemates. Parker, who knew […]

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