Jockey Luis Saez reached a milestone Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, notching his 2,000th win in North America when he rode Y'allcomenow (No. 9) to victory in Race 4, a maiden race at one mile on the inner turf. The 26-year-old native of Panama City, Panama earned his first career win in 2009 and has won […]
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It’s big news in Florida’s gambling world: The pari-mutuel formerly known as Calder Race Course has gotten the OK from …
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Jockey Julio Felix recorded his 3,000th career win in a photo-finish aboard Ragnar Korthase's Carnoustie for trainer Jon Cowan on Friday at Arlington International Racecourse. The New York-born Felix, 51, rallied his mount late in the 7th race to nab the victory at 5-1. “I remember when I just wanted to win one race,” said Felix. “When I won, […]
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A Florida judge heard arguments Tuesday from horsemen and state gambling regulators over whether Calder Race Course should legally be able to maintain its slots license. At issue is a state law that says slot machine areas must remain “contiguous and connected” to the area where live races are taking place. It a lawsuit, the […]
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With the clock ticking down to Friday's conclusion of the 2018 legislative session in Florida, lawmakers are scrambling to pass a wide-ranging gambling bill. Nothing new there, since legislators have been working unsuccessfully on gambling bills for several years. What makes 2018 different is a constitutional amendment that will be on the general ballot this […]
Ginny DePasquale has been an assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher for 20 years, and is showing no signs of slowing down as she prepares for a journey to Royal Ascot with American Patriot to contest the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. According to thoroughbredracing.com, the grandmother is one of the key components to Pletcher's highly […]
The Florida Senate has seemingly fast-tracked the chamber’s gambling overhaul for this year, as its first panel gave unanimous thumbs …
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Trainer Kirk Ziadie, who is licensed by the state of Florida while his six-year suspension for 21 medication violations is under appeal, has been denied access to any grounds controlled by The Stronach Group, the company's chief operating officer Tim Ritvo said on Thursday. Ritvo said Ziadie's father, Ralph Ziadie, “has to show proof that […]
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