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Louisiana Downs, Indiana Grand Team Up For Super Tuesday Pick 4

A new wager, the Super Tuesday Pick 4, will be introduced on Tuesday, June 25. The wager teams two Caesar's Entertainment racetracks: Harrah's Louisiana Downs and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, which both offer Tuesday matinee racing programs. Two races from each property will be selected for the Super Tuesday, Pick 4 wager: races six […]

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Ontario Racing Adds $2.375 Million To Ontario-Bred Bonus Program

Ontario Racing today announced an additional enhancement of $2.375 million in funds for the 2019 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) as part of the $10 million of Horse Improvement Program funds designated for the horse racing industry by the Ontario government. An enriched TIP will now offer the additional funds through a new rewards program in […]

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California Legislature Unanimously Votes To Give CHRB Broader Authority To Suspend Racing

The California legislature on Monday unanimously passed Senate Bill 469, giving the California Horse Racing Board sweeping authority to immediately suspend racing over safety and welfare concerns for horses and jockeys. Introduced by Sen. Bill Dodd, the measure gives the CHRB authority to change, limit, restrict or reallocate racing dates that had previously been assigned. […]

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Debunking The Mare Myth To Help Ensure Female Welfare

The stereotype of mares being bossy and difficult may make some potential horse owners overlook them as mounts, a new study shows. Doctoral student Kate Fenner, along with her team of Georgina Caspar, Michelle Hyde, Navneet Dhand, Paul McGreevy, Cathrynne Henshall, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, Andrew McLean and Katherine Dashper believe that this gender bias may jeopardize […]

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Uniquely Named Krachenwagen ‘Wants To Go A Route Of Ground’ In Queen’s Plate

Queen's Plate hopeful Krachenwagen was named by owner/trainer Angus Buntain's 14-year-old daughter Libby after a bumper car ride at nearby theme park Canada's Wonderland. “I asked her to name him,” said Buntain, whose nom du course is Greenoaks Farm Racing Stable. “I said he needed a tough name, because his father's name is Head Chopper. She said Krachenwagen sounded like crackin' heads.” […]

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Bloodlines: Round Table Makes A Return With Iselin Winner

Have you wondered whatever happened to Round Table in pedigrees, especially in the male line? He all but disappeared; so it is all the more interesting to note that the winner of the Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth on June 22 was won by Monongahela, a male-line heir of Round Table. The […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Breeders’ Cup Can Run But Not Hide From Safety Concerns

The Breeders' Cup board of directors meets on Thursday, June 27, and a key topic for discussion almost certainly will be whether or not to maintain the organization's commitment to hold this year's two-day championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Nov. 1-2. The easy decision would be to say that things are […]

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Frank Mirahmadi Returns To Monmouth Announcer’s Booth Friday

Announcer Frank Mirahmadi will be back calling races at Monmouth Park when racing resumes on Friday, with fill-in Jason Beem headed next to Colonial Downs in Virginia before returning to Monmouth again in late September. Mirahmadi is the full-time announcer at Santa Anita, which wrapped up its meet on Sunday. Beem handled Monmouth's first 17 […]

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Navarro Calls 3-Year-Old Shancelot ‘The Best Horse I’ve Ever Trained’

Trainer Jorge Navarro didn't mince any words after Shancelot blazed six furlongs in 1:08.43 – the fastest time for that distance so far during the Monmouth Park meeting – in his second career start on Sunday. “The best horse I've ever trained,” said the track's leading trainer. The 3-year-old son of Shanghai Bobby-True Kiss by […]

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