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West Virginia Purses to Take Another Hit

Though the numbers will vary depending on revenue generated by video lottery terminals, purse accounts at West Virginia racetracks will take another hit because of a legislature-mandated reduction to help support the fiscal 2016-17 budget.

‘You Couldn’t Make It Up’: Jockey Injured In Spill Run Over By Racecourse Ambulance

In a truly bizarre incident at Merano Racecourse in Italy over the weekend, jockey Chris Meehan not only suffered injuries when he fell from his horse during a hurdle race – he also was run over by the ambulance that arrived to take him to the hospital. The Racing Post reports that Meehan, who was nearing the end […]

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Top Turf Sprinters Entered in Parx Dash

Two sharp turf sprinters owned by Colts Neck Stables, along with The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat and recent grade III winner Pure Sensation, are among 10 horses entered in the $200,000 Parx Dash (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up July 9 at Parx Racing.

Road To Recovery May Be A Long One For Starved Horses

Although the worst is over for the six horses removed last week from a neglect case in Mercer County, Ky., they still have a long road back to good health. Local officials approved the release of the six animals in the worst condition, while state and local authorities work together to care for the remaining […]

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Australia: Foal Registration To Fall Under Rules Of Racing

The Racing Australia Board on July 4 announced controversial new rules for the registration of Thoroughbred foals and their owners that bring them under the Australian Rules of Racing despite an outcry from breeders. The board said in a news release that the rules are in the “best long-term interest” of the Australian Thoroughbred industry. Basil […]

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Angela Renee Proves Much The Best In Lady’s Secret Stakes

Don Alberto Stable's Angela Renee sat off the early speed of Genre before moving by the pacesetter and opening up to an impressive two-length score in the $100,000 Lady's Secret Stakes at Monmouth Park on the 4th of July holiday card. Trained by Chad Brown, Angela Renee went the mile and 70 yards over the […]

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DNA-Based Techniques Aid In Diagnosis Of Tick-Borne Infections

New DNA-based procedures could greatly enhance the diagnosis of tick-borne diseases, a review from Nigeria concluded. Carried by ticks, equine piroplasmosis has had a major impact on the equine industry, said Lawan Adamu and his colleagues from various Nigerian academic institutions. Infections of equine piroplasmosis reduce the athletic performance and breeding capabilities of equines worldwide. […]

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Mo Dont No Solves Cleveland Gold Cup

Loooch Racing Stables' Mo Dont No, sixth of 10 in his first start around two turns in the Ohio Derby in open company, wheeled back a week and two days later to easily capture the $75,000 Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup July 4 at Thistledown.