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National Museum Of Racing To Host Women In Racing Symposium Aug. 19

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a symposium on Sunday, Aug. 19 featuring accomplished women involved in various aspects of thoroughbred racing. Comprised of seven of the most recognizable women in the sport — Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, Hall of Fame trainer Janet Elliot, champion steeplechase jockey Blythe […]

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Organization Of Racing Investigators Hosts Annual Training Conference At Tampa Bay Downs

The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) held their annual training conference at historic Tampa Bay Downs this past week.  An international group of Investigators, Law Enforcement, Stewards and Regulators gathered in the Sunshine State to discuss the challenges facing racing.  In all, 30 jurisdictions were represented. “We were fortunate to have our 2017 venue at […]

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Nagle: An Open Letter to Tampa Bay Downs

When I visited Tampa Bay Downs last March, owners and trainers I spoke with were up in arms over the lack of action by track management against trainer Jane Cibelli, whose veterinarian, Dr. Orlando Paraliticci, was caught illegally injecting a pain blocking agent into the right front leg of one of Cibelli’s horses on the morning […]

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Fans lose out on TVG, Tampa Bay Downs dispute

When our industry organizations are fighting – whether it’s horsemen vs. tracks, tracks vs. tracks, horsemen vs. horsemen, or tracks vs. wagering companies or television networks – the racing public is the unintended victim. These fights are almost always about money, and they almost always leave a sour taste among fans. It’s no different, though […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Doing the Tampa Takeout

While Gulfstream Park and Calder racecourse in South Florida have been able to add slot machines to their wagering menus, the state’s third active Thoroughbred track, Tampa Bay Downs, has been handcuffed in the face of increasing competition from the nearby Seminole Indian Hard Rock Casino & Hotel. Thanks in part to a stable management […]

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AIN’T NO SUNSHINE IN FLORIDA

By Ray Paulick The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association published a slick brochure a few years ago titled “On Course,” heralding all the good things going on with horse racing and breeding in the Sunshine State. But the organization might want to rethink that title if it publishes an updated version in 2010. With […]

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS: IT’S ALL ABOUT RACING

By Ray Paulick For those racing fans who come to Florida during the winter months and are unhappy with the sterile environment of Calder Race Course or the schizophrenic nature of Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, I have three words for you: Tampa Bay Downs. The little racetrack near Tampa that first opened its […]

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HALL OF ZERO

By Ray Paulick Last Monday was the National Museum of Racing’s big day, when induction ceremonies were held for the newest members of the racing Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees included trainer Carl Nafzger, jockey Edgar Prado, and a full complement of horses. A number of previous Hall of Fame inductees […]

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