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Retama Park: Simulcasting Resumes June 5, Live Racing Returns July 3

Retama Park is pleased to announce it will reopen for simulcasting this Friday, June 5, and will offer wagering on races from racetracks throughout North America on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. The track will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice. Simulcasting will be conducted exclusively on the Grandstand Level of the […]

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‘We Will Try To Make This Work’: Lone Star Officials Optimistic Racing Can Begin Friday

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday that live racing in the state had the green light to resume on Friday, and a three-hour commission meeting on Tuesday began the process of making that goal a reality. According to the Daily Racing Form, Lone Star Park and the Texas Racing Commission are working in unison to […]

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‘Unsportsmanlike And Detrimental’: Oklahoma Stewards Deny Chapa’s Application For Jockey License

Stewards in Oklahoma have denied Roman Chapa’s application for a jockey license in late April after conducting a hearing with the rider and his attorneys via conference call. According to an April 23 ruling, stewards initially denied Chapa’s application in early March, and Chapa requested a hearing before the board of stewards. According to the […]

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Lone Star Park Plans 70 Live Race Dates In 2020

Lone Star Park was granted 70 live racing dates during 2020 by the Texas Racing Commission including a 44-date Thoroughbred Racing Season that will be held from April 16 through July 19 and a 26-night Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses that will run from September 11 through November 28, 2020. The 44 […]

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Texas Horse Racing To Get Purse Boost From New Law Diverting Sales Tax On Horse Products

As much as $17.5 million per year could be used to support Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse purses in Texas as a result of legislation signed into law last weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott. House Bill 2463 diverts sales taxes on horse feed, tack and other horse-related products and services from the state’s general fund to […]

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Sam Houston Race Park Hoping To Build Overnight Purses, Larger Fields For 2019 Meet

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 live racing season on Friday, January 25. The 32-day Thoroughbred meet will continue through Saturday, March 30. Officials have announced that Friday and Saturday racing will begin at 7:00 pm (Central) and the Tuesday and Wednesday matinee programs will get underway at 12 noon. Post time […]

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Texas Racing Commission Announces Zero Tolerance Policy On Clenbuterol

The Texas Racing Commission released the following notice on its website this week: Effective September 10, 2018, clenbuterol shall be prohibited for use in race horses of ALL breeds. The maximum permissible concentration for the drug clenbuterol will change from 140 pg/ml of urine to level of detection. The level in serum or plasma shall […]

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Heat Forces Weekend Cancellation At Lone Star Park

Due to the severe heat, with the interest of safety being paramount for the horses and horsemen, Lone Star Park has no choice but to cancel this weekend The decision was unanimous between the Texas Racing Commission Veterinarian, the State Stewards and Lone Star Park Officials. Mandatory payouts of the Fortune Six and Super High […]

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Clocker Suspended Five Years For Posting Fraudulent Workouts; Trainers Sanctioned

Two Quarter Horse trainers and a clocker at Sam Houston Race Park have been fined and suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards after an investigation determined that fraudulent workouts for at least 10 horses were entered into the Equibase system that documents workouts and racing results for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Clocker Tiffani […]

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