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Commentary: Don’t Concede Higher Moral Ground To Critics Of Horse Racing

As the horses paraded up to the Churchill Downs starting gate last May at the Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest horse race, months of eager anticipation gave way to sudden bursts of applause from the fans. These fans were cheering for the horses, for a moment, their horses. Loading into the gate, their horse, in their […]

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Tickets Now On Sale For 145th Running Of Preakness Stakes

The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced today that facility and Preakness Village tickets to Preakness 145 are on sale.  The Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, May 16th and the 96th Black-Eyed Susan (G2) will take place on […]

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Industry Groups Launch Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Aimed At Reforms

The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations today announced the creation of an industry-led effort to unify and enhance existing protections and work together to develop new reforms to ensure the safety of the sport’s equine and human athletes. Partnering together under the name Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, the group seeks to create and implement a series […]

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Standing Ovation: New Scanner At UC Davis Designed For Racehorses

With a goal of bringing imaging technology directly to the racetrack, UC Davis veterinary researchers are helping the horse racing industry to better detect and understand injuries, and ultimately prevent future catastrophic breakdowns. The technology being utilized by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is positron emission tomography (PET), and its development continues to […]

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The Whats And Whys Behind Santa Anita’s Nightmare Spring Season

Santa Anita is preparing to launch its fall meet under more scrutiny than ever before. As racing ticks down the weeks to this year’s Breeders’ Cup, some racing fans are still wondering – what happened to cause the much-publicized spike in equine fatalities last spring, and what’s the thinking behind the policies the track put […]

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Maryland Legislator Seeks Investigation Into Racing Commission

A Maryland legislator from Baltimore sent a letter this week to the state attorney general requesting an investigation into the Maryland Racing Commission over subsidies given to the Stronach Group and potential conflict of interest issues with members of the commission. State Delegate Nick Mosby sent the inquiry, which comes after a pair of Baltimore […]

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Stronach Group Hires Steve Koch As Senior Vice President Of Racing

The Stronach Group announced today that well-respected industry executive Steve Koch has been appointed Senior Vice President of Racing for the company. “We are thrilled to have Steve join our team at this pivotal moment in our sport,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President of The Stronach Group. “Steve has a proven track record as […]

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San Diego Judge Grants Hollendorfer’s Injunction, Trainer Expected Back At Del Mar Sunday

San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald F. Frazier ruled in favor of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and California Thoroughbred Trainers on Friday afternoon, granting a preliminary injunction and overturning the ban by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club against the Hall of Fame trainer preventing him from stabling or entering races at the Southern California racetrack. Frazier […]

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‘Clamor To End Horse Racing Would Be Deafening’: Court Documents Shed Light On Del Mar Hollendorfer Ban

A Southern California judge could rule later this week on a complaint filed by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer against the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) over the racetrack’s ban of the Hall of Famer. Meanwhile, court documents relating to the matter were obtained by USA Today and reveal in more detail Del Mar’s reasons for the […]

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Friday Stronach 5 Features Races From Gulfstream, Pimlico, Santa Anita

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool, will be highlighted by turf races from Gulfstream Park, Pimlico Race Course and Santa Anita Park. Post time for the national pick 5 will be 5 p.m. The Stronach 5 will also feature six furlong events on the main track from Golden Gate […]

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