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Article: Suffolk Downs Cancels Aug. 30 Card | BloodHorse.com

August 30th, 2011 (No Comments)

Suffolk Downs Cancels Aug. 30 Card | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64761/suffolk-downs-cancels-aug-30-card Although Tropical Storm Irene has left the area, several East Coast tracks are still impacted by the storm that began as a hurricane and was later downgraded before rolling through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Citing a power outage resulting from the storm, Suffolk Downs has also […]

Article: Gulfstream announces $3-million in capital improvements – Thoroughbred Times

August 30th, 2011 (No Comments)

The most intriguing Part of this is the Trakus system…  announces $3-million in capital improvements – Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/08/29/gulfstream-announces-3-million-in-capital-improvements.aspx Gulfstream Park will spend $3-million on capital improvements in preparation for the track’s 2011-2012 meeting, which is scheduled to begin on December 3. Renovations will include the installation of six new Daktronics video display boards throughout […]

Article: NYRA to Announce Improvements for Saratoga | BloodHorse.com

August 30th, 2011 (No Comments)

Good move by the NYRA! NYRA to Announce Improvements for Saratoga | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64766/nyra-to-announce-improvements-for-saratoga The New York Racing Association is inviting the public to participate in a community forum to review a menu of potential capital improvement projects for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The forum will be held at the Saratoga Springs […]

Article: Injury ends year for Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom

August 30th, 2011 (No Comments)

Injury ends year for Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom http://www.suntimes.com/sports/horseracing/6242587-419/injury-ends-year-for-kentucky-derby-winner-animal-kingdom.html NEW YORK — Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has a more serious leg injury that will require surgery, and the colt won’t race again this year. The colt’s ownership, Team Valor International, said in a statement Wednesday that a second set of X-rays has revealed […]

Article: Ruling Could Affect Drug-Testing Regulations

August 26th, 2011 (No Comments)

This could have wide reaching effects on racing… Ruling Could Affect Drug-Testing Regulations http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64728/ruling-could-affect-drug-testing-regulations A recent New York Supreme Court ruling invalidating that state’s out- of-competition equine drug-testing could have implications in other jurisdictions and the Thoroughbred racing industry. Out-of-competition testing is aimed at detecting prohibited substances—primarily blood-doping agents—that cannot be detected in post-race tests. […]

Article: Horse-racing groups focus on report’s recommendations

August 25th, 2011 (No Comments)

Horse-racing groups focus on report’s recommendations http://poststar.com/news/regions/saratoga/horse-racing-groups-focus-on-report-s-recommendations/article_c4de0892-ce98-11e0-a566-001cc4c002e0.html SARATOGA SPRINGS — As the racing meet heats up for the biggest weekend of the summer, attendance is up and on-track wagering is higher than it was last year at Saratoga Race Course. While everything appears to be going well locally, a study issued earlier this month reports […]

Article: Live Racing Returns to Maryland at Timonium

August 24th, 2011 (No Comments)

Live Racing Returns to Maryland at Timonium http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64688/live-racing-returns-to-maryland-at-timonium Live racing returns to Maryland after a three-month break when the Maryland State Fair at Timonium meet kicks off Aug. 26. There will be seven days of racing through Sept. 5 at Timonium, which has a five-eighths-mile racing surface. Though usually not open for full-card simulcasts, various […]

Article: After 28 Days, Saratoga Numbers Still Solid

August 23rd, 2011 (No Comments)

A hopeful sign… After 28 Days, Saratoga Numbers Still Solid http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64664/after-28-days-saratoga-numbers-still-solid Ontrack business at the current Saratoga meet after 28 days continues to run ahead of comparable figures for 2010, the New York Racing Association reported Aug. 22 as the fifth week of the meet ended. Total attendance was 632,600, up 3.7% from 609,943 in […]

Article: Rapid Redux secures 15th straight victory

August 23rd, 2011 (No Comments)

Now that’s a past performance! These are from the Post Time Daily 2.0 available at posttimedaily.com Rapid Redux secures 15th straight victory http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2011/08/22/rapid-redux-secures-15th-straight-victory.aspx Rapid Redux continues to dominate starter allowance races in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions this year as the five-year-old Pleasantly Perfect gelding extended his win streak to 15 races on Monday at […]

Article: Espinoza Donates $10,000 for Racetrack Grooms | BloodHorse.com

August 19th, 2011 (No Comments)

Well done, Victor, well done! Espinoza Donates $10,000 for Racetrack Grooms | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64601/espinoza-donates-10000-for-racetrack-grooms Jockey Victor Espinoza, who pledged to donate his earnings for the race week of Aug. 10-14 to assist Southern California racetrack grooms, has presented a $10,000 check to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation. Espinoza handed the check over during a winner’s […]

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