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EEE In Florida: 18 Horses Dead

At least 18 horses in Florida have been euthanized because of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), reports the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These following counties have been affected since February 2019: Bay, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Desoto, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Levy, Madison, Palm Beach, Pasco, Putnam and Washington. The following counties had horses that […]

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More Florida Horses Positive For EEE; 18 Horses Officially Diagnosed In 2019

Six horses have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Florida, raising the total to 18 confirmed cases in the state this year. From Osceola, Holmes, Suwannee and Washington counties, five of the newly diagnosed horses were euthanized and one is recovering, reports The Horse. The six horses recently confirmed with EEE include an […]

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Sippin Fire Voted 2018 Washington Horse Of The Year

The glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards shown throughout the evening as the 2018 Washington Thoroughbred honorees stepped forward on the “red carpet” to receive their awards. The annual celebration of the best of the best in Washington racing and breeding held on February 23, 2019, at Emerald Downs. The crowd of over 250 […]

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Emerald Downs Announces 67-Day Live Racing Season For 2019

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced a 67-day live racing season in 2019, with opening day Saturday, April 20, and continuing through Sunday, September 22. The 2019 race dates were approved Friday at the Washington Horse Racing Commission monthly meeting at Emerald Downs, and are nearly identical to last season’s 67-day meeting. Opening day, […]

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Trainer Harwood, Jockey Gutierrez Head Washington Racing Hall Of Fame Inductees

Trainer Doris Harwood and jockey Juan Gutierrez head a stellar field of 2018 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced Tuesday. Harwood, No. 1 all-time with 67 stakes wins at Emerald Downs, and Gutierrez, No. 2 all-time with 1,320 Emerald Downs’ wins, will be honored at the 16th annual induction ceremony before the races on Sunday, September […]

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Emerald Downs Kicks Off 2018 Season On Sunday

Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino opens the gates for its live Thoroughbred racing season Sunday with a 10-race card beginning at 2 p.m. Seventy-eight horses are entered opening day—an average of 7.8 per race—on what is believed to be the first Sunday opener in state history, either at Emerald Downs or Longacres. After an extremely wet […]

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Mach One Rules Named Washington’s 2017 Horse Of The Year

With the catchy phrases of Guys and Dolls “Fugue for a Tinhorn” and other popular Broadway tunes floating on the lips many of the 230-plus attendees, the Washington Thoroughbred racing industry celebrated its 2017 champions Broadway-style! Roy and Ellie Schaefer’s (R. E. V. Racing) Mach One Rules did indeed rule, as the now five-year-old gelding came home […]

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Emerald Downs Expands Live Racing Season In 2017

Emerald Downs’ 2017 live racing season was officially extended two days during Friday’s monthly meeting of the Washington Horse Racing Commission at Auburn City Hall. The additional days—Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24—make for a grand total of 72 days. Also, the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity has been moved back a week to September 24. […]

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Stryker Phd Earns Second Washington Horse Of The Year Award

An enthusiastic crowd of over 200 people were on hand at Emerald Downs on February 27 for the Washington Thoroughbred industry’s annual salute to its year-end champions. The theme for Saturday evening event, which also included an active silent auction and raffle to aid in industry stimulation, was a Triple Crown celebration. Presented by the […]

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New Action In Texas, Washington Over The Question Of Daily Fantasy Sports

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released an opinion Tuesday stating that Daily Fantasy sports leagues, such as those offered by the FanDuel and DraftKings websites, constitute illegal gambling, according to the New York Times. “Simply put, it is prohibited gambling in Texas if you bet on the performance of a participant in a sporting event and the […]

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