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Victoria Racing Club Adding $1 Million To Equine Wellbeing Fund

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has committed $1 million to the newly established Equine Wellbeing Fund (EWF). Commitment to the health and safety of racehorses has been a core tenant of the club, but new initiatives have been undertaken to focus more heavily on this topic. Thus far, the funds will be dispersed in various […]

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Australian Racing Executive Amanda Elliott: ‘What Is The U.S. Missing?’ On Medication Policy

Amanda Elliott hails from a family with a long history in thoroughbred racing, breeding and administration in Australia. She is a passionate racehorse owner and breeder, actively involved in the sport, both in Australia and Europe. On February, 24 2017, Mrs Elliott was elected the first female Chairman of the Victoria Racing Club in its […]

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‘World Horse Racing’: Breeders’ Cup Among Global Racing Festivals To Launch New Media Company

A ground-breaking new media company dedicated to telling the story of international Thoroughbred horse racing launches today. World Horse Racing will give fans exclusive access to the thrills, glamour and culture of one of the world’s most enthralling sports. This major new media brand is unique in being powered by four iconic racing festivals – Ascot […]

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Eight Takeaways From The 2017 Jockey Club Round Table

The Jockey Club held its 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including data, marketing, and equine aftercare/welfare. You can find the official Jockey Club press release on the event here, or watch a […]

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Flemington: New $128 Million Grandstand Aims To ‘Take Racing To A New Level’

Construction is underway at Flemington Race Course in Australia of a new $128 million grandstand that Victoria Racing Club officials say will offer racegoers an “unrivaled race day experience.” The Herald Sun reports that the Victoria Racing Club grandstand, which is being built on Flemington’s home straight, is scheduled to be complete in time for the running of […]

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Americans In The Melbourne Cup? NYRA Cards Two-Mile Race On Belmont Day

The New York Racing Association’s Martin Panza, senior vice president of racing operations, has been working with Australia’s Victoria Racing Club to try to drum up American interest in that country’s premier event, the Melbourne Cup. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, NYRA has carded a two-mile race for Belmont Stakes Day in June, calling […]

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‘A Horse Who Touched A Nation’: Red Cadeaux’s Final Resting Place

Red Cadeaux’s ashes were interred beneath a bench seat at Flemington Race Course in Australia on Saturday, inside the pre-parade ring. According to The Racing Post, the plaque on the bench reads: “For a race that stops a nation, we were lucky to have a horse who touched a nation.” It was written by the […]

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‘Australian Racing’ Forming As Registry; Information, Rules Bodies to Consolidate

A major consolidation of the Australian racing industry’s assets is underway with the Australian Racing Board (ARB), Racing Information Services Australia (RISA) and the Australian Stud Book (ASB) merging to form a new national body “Racing Australia.” The consolidation of the industry’s key assets has been supported by all eight State and Territory Principal Racing Authorities (PRAs) […]

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