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January 1, 2019

Mahoning Valley Meet Ends With Double-Digit Increase In Handle

Mahoning Valley Racecourse concluded its Fall Meet and 2018 calendar season this past Saturday and did so with yet another annual increase in wagering.  Since its launch in 2014, the young racetrack in Austintown, Ohio, has seen handle increases each calendar year since opening its doors.  All told, wagering volume on the Mahoning product for […]

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In All-Consuming Business, Blacker Seeking Balance As Trainer, Father, Husband

Dan Blacker is a welcome newcomer to Southern California. The young lion is bent on leading his pride on a path through the ever-challenging jungle that is racing and reach the game's apex. At 36, he already has a world-class foundation. A native of England, slight of build with an accent a trace more noticeable, […]

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Good Health And More Wins: Horse Racing Resolutions Ring In New Year At Santa Anita

Any post-New Year's Eve reveling quickly became last year's news for most horsemen at Santa Anita Park early Tuesday, as it was business as usual on a brisk New Year's Day morning at the Arcadia, Calif., track, lending to an opportunity for random resolutions in 2019. Richard Baltas: “Stay healthy.” Huey Barnes (85-year-old assistant starter […]

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Brazilian Newcomer Luan Machado Turning Heads At Turfway

Leading jockey honors at Turfway Park came down to the wire, with Rodney Prescott edging newcomer Luan Machado by one win, 21 to 20. Machado began closing night two behind Prescott and turned up the heat with wins in the second and third races before settling for second place with 20 wins from 106 mounts. […]

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Maker, Ward In Tie For Turfway Training Title; Ramseys Leading Owner For 15th Time

When Red Hot Kitten crossed the wire a neck to the good in Turfway Park's last race on New Year's Eve, the final day of the 2018 holiday meet at the northern Kentucky track, Mike Maker claimed sole possession of the record for training titles at the Northern Kentucky track with 21. Maker had been […]

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FP&L officially acquires Gulf Power

NextEra Energy Inc., the parent company of Florida Power & Light, announced early Tuesday that it has finished an earlier-announced deal to purchase Gulf Power from the Atlanta-based Southern Company. The deal expands NextEra’s already-large footprint in Florida and is a major change in the Panhandle, where Gulf serves about 450,000 customers in eight counties. […]

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