thoroughbred racing

Gov. Christie bans horse slaughter in New Jersey

New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, signed a bill on Friday prohibiting in-state horse slaughter or transportation of horses to slaughter in the state. The bill also made the sale of horse meat for human consumption illegal. “This bi-partisan measure is a nod to our decency and respect for horses in our state, ensuring that no […]

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Richard’s Kid sale prompts heated exchange at Pacific Classic event

The animosity over the recent sale of Richard’s Kid apparently hasn’t subsided. Two Southern California newspapers reported that Santa Anita CEO Mark Verge, a new 10% owner in the 7-year-old Pacific Classic entry, and Jill Baffert, wife of trainer Bob Baffert, got into a heated, profanity-laced exchange at Wednesday’s draw party for the race. Verge […]

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Romans, Calhoun to be based at Monmouth for summer

Two of the country’s biggest trainers, Dale Romans and Bret Calhoun, will be setting up bases at Monmouth Park for the summer. Both trainers sent the bulk of their horses to Monmouth at the conclusion of the Churchill Downs spring meet. In the past, Calhoun has been stabled at Delaware Park for the summer, while […]

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Frankel gallops, still targeting Lockinge

On Wednesday Frankel returned to work for trainer Henry Cecil, reports RTE Sport. “He did a little bit of work this morning. It was nothing very much, it was just a gentle piece, but he strode out well and everyone was very pleased,” said racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. Frankel’s connections have said the intention is […]

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PA lawmakers join with Thoroughbred industry to fight funding cuts

Pennsylvania legislators joined representatives of the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition, a statewide group representing more than 10,000 trainers, owners and breeders of the horseracing industry in Pennsylvania, today at a press conference in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building Rotunda to express their support for the industry and discuss the need to restore a proposed $72 million annual […]

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NTRA approves $8 million budget for 2012, refocuses efforts

Leaders with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association say the organization remains viable and has plans to move forward in 2012 to lead where it can, reports the Blood-Horse.  Monday, the NTRA board approved an $8 million budget for next year on the eve of the Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Arizona.  The NTRA has […]

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Beulah lowers takeout, minimum bets on exotics for fall meet

Beulah Park near Columbus, Ohio says it will offer lower takeout on exotic wagers when the fall meet opens October 10.  Takeout has been lowered to 15% on Pick 3s, Pick 4 and Pick 5, and the minimum wager on those bets and on the trifecta is now .50. Takeout on multi-leg wagers was 22.5 […]

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