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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores In The Spotlight In Cotillion, Penn. Derby

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by a pair of Grade 1 races for 3-year-olds at Parx, the Cotillion and the Pennsylvania Derby. Also on Parx’ Saturday card is the G3 Gallant Bob Stakes, featuring talented sprinter Firenze Fire. The Cotillion offers an exciting matchup between Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl, Queen’s Plate winner […]

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Illinois Racing Board Approves 2019 Dates; Hawthorne To Skip Winter Harness Meet

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the Illinois Racing Board approved the official schedule of racing dates for the 2019 season, according to drf.com. The major change to the schedule is that Hawthorne will not be hosting a harness meet during the winter months. Instead, Hawthorne will return to Thoroughbred racing several weeks earlier than […]

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Albuquerque Downs Reports 24 Percent Handle Increase During New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque Downs registered a 24-percent increase in total wagering handle during the 11-day New Mexico State Fair portion of its 2018 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet. According to figures reported to Equibase, a total of $3,010,221 was wagered on The Downs’ 104 live races from September 6-16, compared to $2,427,891 bet on 103 live […]

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Report: Earnings Are Feast Or Famine For Jockeys, And Most Are Struggling

A report published by Thoroughbred Racing Commentary last week endeavored to answer the question: Just how much do jockeys make every year? A rider’s career summary typically includes the cumulative earnings of their mounts, but a jockey’s takeout of the purse varies slightly depending on the value of the race and location. In most places, […]

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Emigh: ‘Humbling’ To Earn Status Of Third-Winningest Rider At Arlington Park

Jockey Chris Emigh became the third-winningest rider of all time at Arlington International Racecourse when taking Saturday afternoon’s seventh race aboard Sea Diva ($8.80). Emigh, 47, captured win number 1,079 at the Chicagoland oval when guiding the 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman to victory to surpass Carlos Silva (1,078) for the title. He now trails only […]

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Suffolk Downs Prepares For Final Weekend Of Live Racing In 2018

Suffolk Downs will host the fourth and final live racing and food truck festival weekend of the year this Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16. On Saturday, the average field size is 12 horses per race and 133 total horses have been entered for the day which features eleven races, seven of which have been carded […]

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Meadowlands Cancels Friday’s All-Turf Card; Meet Will Start Saturday Instead

Due to heavy rain the past 48 hours and a forecast calling for even more precipitation, the Meadowlands Racetrack will forego its scheduled Friday all-turf Thoroughbred opening card and will start on Saturday, Sept. 15 instead. The Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet will now consist of five all-grass Thoroughbred programs – this Saturday and then Sept. 21, 22, […]

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Jed Doro Named Director Of Racing At Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn Park announced today the hiring of Jerome “Jed” Doro as Director of Racing. Jed will start the week of September 24. Doro comes to Oaklawn from Delaware Park where he has spent the last 10 years. He was named that track’s Racing Secretary in 2014 after serving as Assistant Racing Secretary to Pat Pope, […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Oriana Rossi Isn’t Giving Up Yet

It’s been a little more than three years since jockey Oriana Rossi vowed she would return to the saddle, and she remains fixated on that goal. Rossi was aboard Top Priority in the fifth race at Indiana Grand on July 22, 2015 when a horse in front of her clipped heels and went down. Top […]

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Thoroughbred Women’s Network To Host Networking Event Sept. 9 At Keeneland

The Thoroughbred Women’s Network is set to host a networking event Sunday, September 9th as part of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The “Meet and Mingle”€ will be held on the Keeneland Sale grounds between Taylor Made Yearling Sale Barns 2 and 6 beginning at 5:30 pm Eastern. All are invited to this casual mixer, […]

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