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Lone Star Announces 2018 Purse Increase Of Up To 25 Percent On Overnight Races

Lone Star Park has announced an increase in overnight race purses for the 2018 Thoroughbred season which opens April 19. All overnight races will see an increase of $2,000 each in purse money. Some overnight race categories will see as much as a 25% gain in their purses. No race throughout the 44-day season will have […]

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El Salón De La Fama Del Hipismo Norteamericano Anuncia Los Nominados Para La Clase De 2018

Cuatro purasangres, tres jinetes y tres entrenadores son los diez finalistas seleccionados para la votación de 2018 del Salón de la Fama del Hipismo Norteamericano, de acuerdo a la selección del Comité de Nominaciones. Los nominados son los ejemplares Blind Luck, Gio Ponti, Havre de Grace y Heavenly Prize; los jinetes Robby Albarado, Corey Nakatani […]

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Forever Unbridled ‘Stronger Than Last Week’ In Latest Work Ahead Of Dubai World Cup

All month long, trainer Dallas Stewart has been working on getting champion older dirt mare Forever Unbridled geared up for an international journey to Meydan Racecourse for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Mar. 24. On Friday morning, she continued such preparations with a seven-furlong work in 1:26.80 over the Fair Grounds Race […]

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Champion Caledonia Road Returns To Work Tab; Breezes Three Furlongs At Palm Meadows

Without a definitive starting point in mind, 2017 champion 2-year-old filly Caledonia Road continues to make steady progress toward her sophomore debut. Zoom and Fish Stable, Charlie Spiring and Newtown Anner Stud’s Caledonia Road breezed an easy three furlongs in 38.45 seconds Wednesday morning at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach […]

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143rd Preakness Headlines Pimlico’s $3.7 Million Spring Stakes Schedule

Highlighted by the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, legendary Pimlico Race Course will offer 15 stakes worth $3.7 million in purses during its spring meet which opens Thursday, May 10. The 12-day stand will run Thursdays through Sundays with the exception of Sunday, May 20. There […]

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Gulfstream Park To Increase Overnight Purses 10 Percent Through Remainder Of Meet

Gulfstream Park announced today it will increase overnight purses 10 percent beginning Wednesday, March 7 through the end of the Championship Meet on Sunday, April 1. “We’re happy to provide this increase at Gulfstream due to our Championship Meet handle being up approximately 9 percent,” said Gulfstream General Manager Bill Badgett. “We want to extend […]

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NYTHA Distributes Over $1.7 Million To Programs That Benefit Backstretch Workers, Retired Thoroughbreds

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association distributed a total of $1,738,859 in benevolence last year for programs that benefit the backstretch workers, retired racehorses and our communities. NYTHA’s largest single expenditure is for the Backstretch Employee Service Team, which provides health care and social services to the members of the backstretch community. Last year, BEST’s […]

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Report: CHRB Approves New Minimum Suspension For Riding Infractions

California Horse Racing Board has approved a measure that puts into place a two-day minimum suspension for jockeys that violate riding rules during a race. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the previous rule did not have a minimum number of days required. In recent years, stewards have usually imposed a minimum of three days on […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bluegrass State Shines In 2017

Kentucky-breds once again had a banner year in 2017 as they led the way among winners of North American Graded Stakes and Grade 1 winners. Compared with the previous year, the Bluegrass State was far ahead of other locales in producing horses that won at the highest level. For 2017, there were a total of […]

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Turfway Park Unveils $25 Million Grandstand Renovation Plan

Turfway Park officials unveiled a $25 million grandstand renovation plan that would also include historical racing games. According to Cincinnati.com, Turfway officials presented the proposed renovation plans to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission during its meeting earlier this week. Turfway’s General Manager, Chip Bach, told the commission that $500,000 had been allocated for architectural drawings and engineering […]

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