Both of the largest daily fantasy sports operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, stopped taking bets in the state of New York on Monday as part of an agreement with the attorney general's office, reports the New York Times. That agreement states that both companies will abide by the pending decision of an appellate court on the […]
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Jerry Torrison, DVM Ph.D, has been appointed as the new director of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Torrison is no stranger to the laboratory, having served as an associate clinical professor and diagnostician from 2004-2011. Since 2011, Torrison has been a swine veterinarian with the research and nutritional […]
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Jockey Martin Garcia followed up his win in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday with a pair of stakes wins at Sunland Park on Sunday. Those three stakes victories at two different tracks helped him win the Jockeys' Guild Jockey of the Week award for March 14th – March 20th. The […]
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The Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued an opinion Monday morning stating that Governor Matt Bevin cannot forcibly remove members from the Commission of the Kentucky Horse Park, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Commission's independence means that Bevin must allow its members to serve out their defined terms, and that he cannot remove former […]
The international wagering pools that will be bet into the Dubai World Cup are “more myth than reality” in terms of size, according to Jeremy Plonk. The approximately $4 million that will be wagered on Saturday morning, March 26 will be only about a third of what is wagered on the Louisiana Derby card later […]
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Ziconic, the second foal out of Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will make the second start of his career on Friday at Santa Anita. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 3-year-old colt by Tapit is entered in the fourth race at Santa Anita, a 1 1/16-mile contest on the main track. Ziconic, who will be ridden […]
A Kentucky-bred by Mr. Prospector, Hussonet sired a total of 30 Group or Grade 1 winners from 19 crops of racing age. The 25-year-old stallion died of a stroke Sunday at Cornerstone Stud in Australia, according to bloodhorse.com. Thrice the leading sire in Chile and Australia's second-season leading sire in 2007-08, Hussonet sired 2008 Australian […]
A recent survey by equine insurance carrier Petplan Equine finds that illnesses are a more common occurrence among insured horses than injuries or accidents, per a report in the Horse and Hound magazine. A review of insured horses inside and outside Petplan's network found that the top five reasons for payouts were arthritis, colic, laminitis, […]
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The fourth Land of Enchantment card and New Mexico Cup day highlight Zia Park's 2016 stakes schedule that, all told, includes 32 races for both thoroughbreds and quarter horses totaling $3,850,000 in purses. Zia's 56-day meet will get underway on September 10 and run through December 13. The Land of Enchantment day on Nov. 23 […]
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Santa Anita stewards have fined tote company Sportech Racing LLC and a parimutuel employee over an incident that occurred last summer at Del Mar. The Daily Racing Form reports that the incident happened on Sept. 6, in the fifth race on the card. The horse Love on the Road was removed from the wagering pools, but then […]
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