Hastings Racecourse To Re-Open For Stabling On May 1

The Emergency Task Force for BC Horse Racing was informed Tuesday by Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (Track Operator) that it will re-open Hastings Racecourse on May 1 for stabling. The Track Operator will be working on protocols regarding physical distancing and safeguarding the health of all racetrack personnel in advance of May 1. Details of […]

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Sonneman ‘A Horse That Could Really Benefit’ From Kentucky Derby Delay

Trainer Mark Hennig and long-time owners Courtlandt Farms are loaded with sophomore stakes-caliber stock with Sonneman, Or’effice, Americanus, Kingmeister and Maedean currently in training at Gulfstream Park. Hennig, who has 16 horses stabled at Belmont Park as well as the above-noted talent among his Gulfstream-based contingent, saw Sonneman return with a sparkling score on Saturday […]

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Canterbury Planning Modifications To 2020 Live Race Meet

Canterbury Park racing officials along with the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, the organization which represents owners, trainers and jockeys working at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, are continuing to formulate plans for a 2020 live racing season with a modified schedule. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race meet was to begin May 15 […]

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Grade 1 Winner Perfect Alibi ‘Coming Along,’ Could Target Delayed Kentucky Oaks

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1-winner Perfect Alibi, trained by Mark Casse, breezed a half-mile in 49.50 Friday on the Belmont Park training track under the watchful eye of assistant Jamie Begg. Bred in Kentucky by Pin Oak Stud, the dark bay daughter of Sky Mesa won the Grade 2 Adirondack at 6 ½-furlongs and Grade 1 […]

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‘Felt Like He Was Riding With Me’: Canchari’s Thoughts With Critically Injured Older Brother

Recount’s March 22 victory at Oaklawn was noteworthy because the gelding surpassed $700,000 in career earnings. It was noteworthy for jockey Alex Canchari, too, only for a much more personal reason. Recount represented Canchari’s first victory since his older brother, jockey Patrick Canchari, was critically injured several days earlier in an automobile accident in Arizona. […]

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Australian Apprentice Banned Six Months For ‘Total Disregard’ Of COVID-19 Precautions

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards have disqualified apprentice jockey Zoe White for six months after she defied a Steward’s direction to stand down from riding. In a Stewards Inquiry held via telephone on Thursday, White was handed the strong penalty after she attended track-work in Rockhampton Wednesday despite being directed to stand down […]

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Economic Indicators: Pandemic Sparks Dramatic Wagering Plunge In March

Equibase, LLC released its first quarter report on Economic Indicators in Thoroughbred Racing this Friday. While the overall quarter numbers were not as substantially affected, the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has made its presence felt through the month of March. Most tracks across the country have stopped racing altogether in the wake of the pandemic, leaving […]

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Lone Star Park To Delay Start Of Racing Season; Stable Area Closed Until May 3

Due to the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Lone Star Park has announced that it will not be able to kick off its 2020 race season as scheduled on April 16. “The provisions of Executive Order No. GA 14, issued on March 31, 2020 by [Texas] Governor [Greg] Abbott do not include horse racing as an […]

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Equibase Analysis: Kimari Should Fire A Winning Shot In Purple Martin

The $100,000 Purple Martin Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday drew a field of 10 three year old filly sprinters, with six coming into the race off victories. Five of the 10 fillies are stakes winners, with Frank’s Rockette arguably the most impressive of the quintet as she won the Any Limit Stakes by seven […]

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