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Grammy Winners Nelly, T-Pain Headline Pegasus World Cup Entertainment

The 2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series presented by Runhappy announced today that Grammy Award-Winning artists Nelly and T-Pain along with DJ Cassidy and Martin 2 Smoove will perform on January 25 at the highly anticipated return of the trackside club known as the Pegasus LIV Stretch Village, a collaboration between David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality and the Pegasus World Cup. Tickets to the Pegasus LIV Stretch Village will feature race day entertainment, celebrities & VIP hospitality […]

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Eclipse Award Finalists To Be Unveiled Saturday, Jan. 4

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards will be revealed live on Saturday, January 4 at 11:05 a.m. ET from Gulfstream Park on http://gulfstreampark.com, all racetrack outlets carrying the Gulfstream Park simulcast feed, and on XBTV. Finalists in 17 equine and […]

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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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