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Santa Anita, Golden Gate Can Continue Training, Racing; Profits To Go Toward COVID-19 Relief

After consulting with state government, the Stronach Group said Friday that Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields would continue to host both training and racing, at least through this weekend. Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a “stay-at-home” order for the state’s citizens, and it was unclear how that would affect horse racing, but […]

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Stronach 5 Features Races From Florida, California, Maryland — All In 30 Minutes

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will go coast-to-coast with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields all in approximately 30 minutes. Fans can watch and wager on the action at 1/ST.COM/BET as well as stream all the action in English and Spanish at,,, […]

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Coronavirus: Racing But No Spectators At Dubai World Cup, Santa Anita/Golden Gate, Gulfstream, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Laurel, Turfway, Oaklawn; Keeneland Cancels April Sale

The following are statements released this week announcing an until-further-notice prohibition on public racetrack attendance at various horse racing venues and events: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation to cancel gatherings of more than 250 people throughout the state to slow the spread of COVID-19, Santa Anita Park […]

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Stronach Group: All Horses From Indicted Trainers Scratched, Stand Down Protocols In The Works

The Stronach Group released the following statement today regarding the status of horses trained by individuals named in a federal indictment Monday. Racing commissions in New York and New Jersey have suspended racing licenses of those indicted, including veterinarians, a groom and an owner, and California has begun its own investigation into the doping allegations […]

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Ritvo Steps Down As Stronach Group COO; ‘No Immediate Plans’ To Replace Him

The Stronach Group announced today that Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, will step away from the company effective March 2, 2020 to pursue new opportunities. Ritvo has held several roles in his tenure with the company moving from General Manager of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida to become the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “I want to thank Tim for his 24/7, […]

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Santa Anita Announces Loyalty Bonus, Vet Exam Reimbursement Programs

Santa Anita Park has announced a new program to reward the owners of horses who have supported the current race meeting with a Loyalty Bonus to horses who have raced from December 28, 2019 through February 29, 2020.  From March 6 through the end of the season on June 21, all eligible horses will receive […]

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Kinchen, Fornatale To Host Weekly In The Money Players’ Podcast On Stronach 5

The Stronach 5, a fast-paced, national wager featuring Thoroughbred racing every Friday from as many as four Stronach Group tracks, will be the subject of a new weekly show on In the Money Media Network beginning Thursday, Feb. 6. The Stronach 5 In The Money Players’ Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Kinchen and Peter Thomas Fornatale, […]

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Eclipse Awards Ceremony At Gulfstream Park To Be Broadcast Live On TVG

The 49th Annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, will air live on TVG, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today. Hosted by Acacia Courtney, Britney Eurton, and Gabby Gaudet and highlighted by the announcement of the 2019 Runhappy Horse of the Year, the Eclipse Awards […]

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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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