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Santa Anita Preakness Handicapping Challenge To Offer $148,000 In Prize Money

The World Horseplayers' Tour and Santa Anita Park will offer players a prize pool worth $148,000 during the Santa Anita Preakness Challenge on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20.  This two-day, live money handicapping tournament will pit all contestants against each other on Preakness Day, Saturday, May 19, as they place live-bankroll wagers on […]

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Virginia’s Colonial Downs Purchase Official: ‘Our Industry Has Hope Again’

Revolutionary Racing, together with partner Peninsula Pacific, today officially closed on the purchase of Colonial Downs, Virginia's only horoughbred racing venue. The racetrack was purchased from its developer and long-time owner, Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. The purchase price was in excess of $20 million. The facility has been closed since 2014. Today's purchase marks a major […]

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Ruidoso Releases Concert Schedule For Upcoming Racing Season

Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino will stage a series of concerts at the track facility during the 2018 racing season that opens on May 25. Legendary performer Red Steagall will perform Sunday evening, May 27, at the Ruidoso Downs Horse Sale Auditorium at 7 p.m. (cocktails and hors d' oeuvres at 6 p.m.).  The […]

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Keeneland To Provide Special Handicapping Insight, Benefit Aftercare On Meet’s Final Days

Keeneland is presenting @BetKeeneland on Twitter during the Spring Meet to provide horseplayers with real-time handicapping tips and insights while benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) through its Handicapper of the Day Series. The @BetKeeneland handle is providing horseplayers with on-demand wagering content including live reports and updates lasting 60-90 seconds approximately 10 minutes prior to each race from […]

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Amoss To Train New Churchill Downs Racing Club Offering

Up to 200 people can experience the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership this spring with unraced 2-year-old, the latest addition to the popular Churchill Downs Racing Club stable. The Churchill Downs Racing Club, which was inaugurated in the spring of 2016, again will give 200 people a low-cost pathway to introduce and experience the excitement […]

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Parx Racing Director Sam Elliott To Depart For Job Building Caribbean Track

Parx director of racing Sam Elliott is leaving the Pennsylvania track to become an executive of the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club, a racetrack scheduled to open next year. According to the Daily Racing Form, Sunday will be Elliott's final day at Parx, and on Tuesday he'll begin his new job in the Caribbean. “I've […]

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Derby: Hofburg Gets Feel For Churchill Surface; Mott Plans Sunday Breeze

Juddmonte Farms' Hofburg, runner-up in the Florida Derby (Grade I) in his most recent start, made his first visit to the track at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning as he began his preparations for the 144th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI). Hofburg, who arrived here Tuesday following a van ride from Payson Park in […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Driven To Succeed

Ashley Hentges got on a horse for the first time when she was 4 years old; and riding became a way of life. Barbaro made her a racing fan at age ten; and a trip to Arlington Park crystallized her destiny. Hentges was going to attend the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) […]

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How Did We Get Here? A Look Back At Breeze Show History

It's a question our readers ask every time the leaders list is published following a 2-year-olds in training under tack show. It's also a question some in the bloodstock world have been asking themselves in the past couple of decades, as furlong times get faster and faster. The obvious answer is that speed (like sex […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘A Humble Life By All Means’ For Pulido Mendoza

In an age and in an industry in which employees tend to jump from one opportunity to another, Felipe Pulido Mendoza was hired by Richard Mandella in 1974 and became someone the eventual Hall of Fame trainer continues to view as indispensable. Pulido Mendoza was still learning early lessons as a groom when Bad ‘n […]

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