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After Probe over Unlicensed Operation, Twinspires Exits New Hampshire

on 09/30/2022 6:27 PM

Five months after New Hampshire gambling regulators and the state's attorney general disclosed that they were investigating the TwinSpires advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform over concerns that the Churchill Downs, Inc. (CDI)-owned entity has operated for years without being explicitly licensed there, TwinSpires is ceasing operations in the Granite State. Back in April, Charlie McIntyre,

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Let The Breeders’ Cup Countdown Begin

on 09/30/2022 5:28 PM

There are but five weeks remaining between now and the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland Nov. 4 and 5, and many of horse racing's biggest names will take in their final prep races over the course of the next couple of weekends. Better than 40 graded stakes, the majority of which have championship weekend implications, are

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Cancels Saturday Card

on 09/30/2022 4:44 PM

Due to a forecast calling for heavy rain, live racing has been cancelled for Saturday, Oct. 1, for the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet, the track announced on Friday. The six races scheduled for Saturday will be extras when entries are taken Tuesday, Oct. 4, for the Friday, Oct. 7, card. The five remaining all-turf cards following

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Feds Skewer Fishman’s Attempt to Avoid $13.5M Forfeiture

on 09/30/2022 4:35 PM

Federal prosecutors told a judge Friday that convicted veterinarian Seth Fishman's recent claim of illegality regarding the $13.5 million forfeiture imposed upon him “is predicated on a number of unfounded and easily disprovable presumptions.” Fishman, who is currently imprisoned in Florida but appealing his 11-year sentence for two felony drug-supplying convictions in a decades-lon...

Trainer Duane Offield Passes Away

on 09/30/2022 4:30 PM

Longtime Northern California trainer Duane Offield passed away on Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 82-years-old. Offield began his training career in 1976 and saddled 721 winners from 8,038 starters, with lifetime purse earnings of $10,009,202. His most significant win came in the 1990 GI Haskell Invitational S. at Monmouth Park with Restless Con.

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TIF Executive Director Pat Cummings Joins Bettor Things With Joe Bianca

on 09/30/2022 2:32 PM

There has never before been an effective, institutional advocate for horseplayers in North American racing, but Pat Cummings and the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation have emphatically changed that in the past several years. As the TIF's executive director, Cummings has brought to light many of the myriad issues and injustices facing horse bettors like no one

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Amazonian Tops Final Phase of Todd Dispersal

on 09/30/2022 1:22 PM

Larry and Karen Doyle's KatieRich Farms gave $420,000 for the 6-year-old Amazonian (Malibu Moon–Fly the Flag, by Giant's Causeway) to top the Final Phase of the Glen Todd Dispersal on the Fasig-Tipton Digital platform. Consigned by Carl McEntee's Ballysax Bloodstock on behalf of the Estate of Glen Todd, who passed away last March, the chestnut

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Alcibiades Winner Juju’s Map to KEENOV

on 09/30/2022 10:37 AM

Grade I winner Juju's Map (Liam's Map–Nagambie, by Flatter) has been consigned to Book 1 of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock sale and will sell Monday, Nov. 7. Catalogued as a racing or broodmare prospect, she will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Campaigned by Albaugh Family Stables and trained by...

Inaugural Women’s Summit: Women at `Tipping Point’ in the Sport

on 09/29/2022 10:33 PM

Given the current snail's pace at which the gender gap is meaningfully shrinking, it'll take more than 250 years for women to reach professional parity with men–just two-and-a-half short centuries, for those who think in blocks. That was the daunting statistic which set the stage at the beginning of the inaugural Women's Summit at Santa

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Inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit: Women at `Tipping Point’ in the Sport

on 09/29/2022 10:33 PM

Given the current snail's pace at which the gender gap is meaningfully shrinking, it'll take more than 250 years for women to reach professional parity with men–just two-and-a-half short centuries, for those who think in blocks. That was the daunting statistic which set the stage at the beginning of the inaugural Horse Racing Women's Summit

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Justify’s Tres Soles Digs In To Take Determined Debut Win

on 09/29/2022 8:02 PM

6th-Churchill Downs, $121,125, Msw, 9-29, 2yo, 6f, 1:10.62, ft, neck. TRES SOLES (c, 2, Justify–Chocolate Souffle, by Tapit), gunned right to the front from his middle gate as the 8-5 favorite, waste...

Army Mule’s Shadow Dragon Circles The Field For Debut Win

on 09/29/2022 6:12 PM

9th-Belmont The Big A, $77,000, (S), Msw, 9-29, 2yo, 6f, 1:13.75, ft, 3/4 length. SHADOW DRAGON (c, 2, Army Mule–Fire Assay {GSP, $127,946}, by Medaglia d'Oro), dispatched at a tepid...

Turfway Msw Purses Rise Again, to $70k from $62k

on 09/29/2022 3:01 PM

Turfway Park purses for maiden special weight (MSW) races are projected to rise to $70,000 for the dovetailed dual meets that will span Nov. 30, 2022, through Apr. 1, 2023. Chip Bach, Turfway's general manager, reported the projection during the Sept. 28 Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund (KTDF) advisory board meeting. He also disclosed that Kentucky's

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FOX Sports to Present Live Coverage of Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

on 09/29/2022 1:39 PM

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) is partnering with FOX Sports to present live coverage and analysis of Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe from Longchamp Racecourse in Paris. Sunday's special broadcast will air on FS2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Eastern, with the €5 million (approximately $4.85 million) Qatar Prix de l'Arc de

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MVP and Riley Win TAKE2 Finals

on 09/29/2022 12:51 PM

A total of 35 horses from 14 states participated in the $20,000 TAKE2 Hunter and Jumper Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park Sunday during the Kentucky National Horse Show. In a repeat of last year's results, MVP took the TAKE2 Hunter Final and Riley captured the TAKE2 Jumper Final. “It's so much fun to see

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New Vocations Launches 13th Annual BC Pledge

on 09/29/2022 12:42 PM

New Vocations has launched its 13th annual Breeders' Cup Pledge, in which connections of Breeders' Cup contenders pledge a percentage of their earnings to support the charity. To date, the pledge has raised over $950,000 to support New Vocations. “This year's Pledge is extra special as New Vocations is celebrating its 30-year anniversary and the

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Poll Shows New Yorkers Support Belmont Construction

on 09/29/2022 12:33 PM

We Are NY Horse Racing, a coalition of small businesses, labor unions, non-profits, and trade associations, released a public opinion poll that found 68% of voters statewide and 75% of voters on Long Island support using state bonding authority to construct new horse racing facilities at Belmont Park. In addition, New Yorkers view horse racing

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Michael Copeland and Tom Via Promoted at Woodbine

on 09/29/2022 11:02 AM

Woodbine Entertainment has made some changes to its senior leadership team, promoting Michael Copeland to President, Commercial and Tom Via to President, Operations. Both will report to CEO Jim Lawson. “We have a tremendous amount of opportunity before us to grow our business and the horse racing industry in Ontario,” said Lawson. “I strongly believe

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Canada’s Assiniboia Downs Wraps Up Solid Meet

on 09/29/2022 10:13 AM

Assiniboia Downs recorded near-record wagering for the 2022 meet, which ended Sept. 28. with the second-highest wagering handle in the track's history. A total of $55,326,730 was wagered over the 50-day meet, which was second only to the amount recorded in 2020. “To conclude this season with the positive results we achieved is a true

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1/ST Racing & Gaming Unveiled

on 09/28/2022 7:04 PM

The Stronach Group's Belinda Stronach introduced 1/ST RACING & GAMING, an enhanced division of the company designed to position the core Thoroughbred horse racing business to fully capitalize on the future of sports wagering and gaming. According to a Wednesday evening press release from the company, the 1/ST RACING & GAMING division will continue to

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