turf racing

Juvenile, Turf Racing Returns To Laurel Park This Thursday

Live racing returns to Laurel Park with an eight-race program Thursday, April 18 that marks the seasonal debut of both juvenile and turf racing to the Maryland calendar. Thursday’s opener is a $40,000 maiden special weight sprint going 4 ½ furlongs on the main track which attracted nine 2-year-old fillies, including a pair each from […]

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Turf Opportunities Growing For Juvenile Sale Under-Tack Shows

A trio of horses breezed on Gulfstream Park’s turf course during Monday’s under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, which tied with last year’s renewal for the most efforts over the grass since the auction moved to the South Florida track. On the surface, three horses in a catalog of 188 […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: The Future Looks Green?

The New York Racing Association announced a couple of new initiatives this week, including a $5 million-plus Triple Crown-like series for 3-year-olds colts and fillies racing on the turf. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Turf Triple Series and what it might say about the changing U.S. […]

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NYRA To Launch $5.25 Million Summer ‘Triple’ Series For 3-Year-Old Turf Runners

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the creation of the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara as part of the 2019 Turf Triple Series, offering $5.25 million in purse money, for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. The Turf Triple Series will showcase the best 3-year-old turf runners […]

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One To One: Q & A With Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson in 2015 was named chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment – Canada’s largest racetrack company, which owns and operates Woodbine near Toronto and Woodbine Mohawk Park, a harness track 30 miles to the west in Milton. Ontario. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as board chairman of Woodbine Entertainment. Lawson is also chairman […]

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Leading Jockey Irad Ortiz Voted 2018 Turf Jockey Of The Year

Irad Ortiz, Jr., the current leading jockey by earnings and wins in 2018, will also be acknowledged for his skills on the turf course as the 2018 Turf Jockey of the Year, sponsored by Duralock. The award is voted on by a panel of experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based […]

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Woodbine Announces Plan To Move All Turf Races To Main Track

In consideration of the ongoing poor weather conditions noted in the 14-day forecast, and to enable our loyal horse people to finalize their plans, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that all remaining races scheduled for turf in the 2018 season will be shifted to the main track and run on Tapeta. As previously stated, Woodbine Management […]

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Woodbine Moves Off The Turf For Weekend Due To Safety Concerns, Will Monitor For Rest Of Season

Woodbine Entertainment has an established and proud history of being one of the highest rated racetracks for safety in North America. As a National Thoroughbred Racing Association accredited facility, Woodbine Entertainment consistently makes decisions with safety being the highest of priorities. As part of that commitment to safety, we have a thorough and robust set […]

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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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Turf Endurance Series Returns To Woodbine, Kicks Off July 1

Woodbine’s Turf Endurance Series, which will offer $40,000 in bonuses to the winning connections this year, will kick off with a 1-3/8 mile first leg featured on the undercard of the third day of the Queen’s Plate Festival (Canada Day, July 1).  Subsequent legs expanding in distance will be held on August 5 (over 1-1/2 miles) and September 9 (1-5/8 […]

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