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Finley Protest Moves Forward, Says NYTHA Election ‘Utterly Compromised’

In a statement submitted to board members of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the attorney for Terry Finley outlines the reasons why the recent NYTHA election results should be set aside and a new election for president of the organization should be held. Finley lost the election to incumbent Rick Violette by a vote […]

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Violette Defeats Finley in Election for NYTHA President

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association today announced the results of its 2014 election for President and Board of Directors. Trainer Rick Violette Jr. was re-elected to his third full term as president. He defeated West Point Thoroughbreds founder and president Terry Finley for the position after an election rife with controversy over endorsements of Violette […]

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Zorn: Three strikes and you’re out?

Steve Zorn weighs in on the “big kerfuffle over at the Paulick Report” on the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) determination that widespread claims of rampant use of illegal drugs in horseracing are just not true based on statistics. Although most of the comments drawn by the PR post reflect the opinion that the […]

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Zorn: What do we do about Lasix?

In the final post of a three-part series on the use of race-day Lasix, a subject of the recent medication summit at Belmont Park, Steve Zorn analyzes the options available for American racing. For many reasons the use of Lasix in U.S. racing seems to make sense, but the problem of public and political perception […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Three Years of Ray Paulick

A few weeks and three years ago, I chose to take a leap of faith and agreed to partner with a guy I didn’t know working in an industry that had about a half of one percent of my annual attention. The journey officially began three years ago yesterday. And it has been one of […]

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Zorn: Could U.S. racing survive without race-day Lasix?

In his second of three days analyzing the recent medication summit held by the NTRA, AAEP and RMTC, Steve Zorn in his blog The Business of Racing looks at how the U.S. compares to other major racing countries as it pertains to the use of race-day Lasix. Each country has different thresholds for the use […]

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Zorn on Drugs: Protect both the bettors and the horses

Steve Zorn, in a piece for the New York Times’ racing blog The Rail, adds to the bevy of medication stories being written in light of recent outside forces trying to bring uniformity to the racing industry. He suggests we get a grip on the issue before federal forces move in with Draconian penalties. “While […]

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Zorn: Cuomo Picks an Easy Target

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is being accused by Steve Zorn of picking low hanging fruit with his 2.75% surcharge in his must-read blog The Business of Racing. He calls the Governor out for his skirting of the “no new taxes” pledge by calling this a fee and picking on those who the public perceive […]

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