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Article: Cancellations, adjustments, as tracks, horsemen prepare for heat – Thoroughbred Times

June 30th, 2012 (No Comments)

Racing feeling the heat, literally.  Cancellations, adjustments, as tracks, horsemen prepare for heat – Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/06/29/cancellations-adjustments-as-tracks-horsemen-prepare-for-heat.aspx With record high temperatures looming, racetracks and horsemen across the South, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic regions are preparing for weekend racing, with several tracks canceling programs, some modifying their schedules, and horsemen planning to take extra precautions if […]

Quest to Ban Race-Day Salix Called ‘Insanity’

June 30th, 2012 (No Comments)

This is going to be a battle, with strong opinions on both sides.  Quest to Ban Race-Day Salix Called ‘Insanity’ http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/70918/quest-to-ban-race-day-salix-called-insanity During a June 29 meeting that showed the battle over race-day furosemide is escalating, supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case—that the medication is good for the racehorse—to the public. It […]

CHRB Taking Longer Look at Exchange Wagering

June 29th, 2012 (No Comments)

CHRB Taking Longer Look at Exchange Wagering http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/70896/chrb-taking-longer-look-at-exchange-wagering Love it or hate it, exchange wagering seems to be getting all the scrutiny it can handle from the California Horse Racing Board. Nearly two years after the concept was signed into law, the board decided to delay implementation during its meeting June 28. Posted via email […]

Evening Cards for Remainder of Churchill Meet

June 27th, 2012 (No Comments)

Evening Cards for Remainder of Churchill Meet http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/70864/evening-cards-for-remainder-of-churchill-meet Churchill Downs officials will adjust post times and race exclusively in the evening for the final three days of the 2012 spring meet due to looming near-record triple-digit heat in the forecast for Louisville, the track announced June 27. The first race on the June 29, 30, […]

Article: Churchill cancels Thursday card because of heat

June 27th, 2012 (No Comments)

Churchill cancels Thursday card because of heat http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/26/2869592/churchill-cancels-thursday-card.html LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs has canceled Thursday’s race card because the temperature is expected to be around 100 degrees. Track President Kevin Flanery said in a statement on Tuesday that Churchill consulted with the National Weather Service before deciding to cancel racing, and would continue to […]

Arlington Chairman Dick Duchossois at center of Illinois Derby debate – chicagotribune.com

June 24th, 2012 (No Comments)

Interesting how a horse race, in this case the Illinois Derby, brings people together. The Illinois Derby should remain as part of the Kentucky Derby qualification process  Dick Duchossois: Arlington Chairman Dick Duchossois at center of Illinois Derby debate – chicagotribune.com http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/horseracing/ct-spt-0624-side-arlington-hawthorne–20120624,0,7472087.story?track=rss An intriguing sub-plot in the Arlington-Hawthorne squabble involves Arlington International Racecourse Chairman Dick […]

Horse Racing Discovers New Drug Problem, One Linked to Frogs – NYTimes.com

June 20th, 2012 (No Comments)

Frog juice? Seriously? Horse Racing Discovers New Drug Problem, One Linked to Frogs – NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/20/sports/horse-racing-discovers-new-drug-problem-one-linked-to-frogs.html?_r=1 But for months postrace testing could not find the substance, a painkiller far more powerful than morphine. Then a lab in the Denver area tweaked its testing procedure, and in recent weeks more than 30 horses from four states […]

Article: Secretariat’s ’73 Preakness time is a record, racing commission rules – CNN.com

June 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

This is wonderful news for all racing fans. Secretariat now officially holds the record for all three Triple Crown races. I’m wondering if they wouldn’t mind taking a look at another short film taken 10 years before Secretariat’s Preakness and clearing up another matter… Secretariat’s ’73 Preakness time is a record, racing commission rules – […]

US Racetrack Denies That Mexican Drug Cartel Fixed Results of a Race

June 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

More negative news for the racing industry.  US Racetrack Denies That Mexican Drug Cartel Fixed Results of a Race – Page 1 http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-racetrack-denies-mexican-drug-cartel-fixed-results/t/story?id=16597695 The general manager of a U.S. horseracing track denied allegations Monday that the chief of Mexico’s most violent drug cartel had fixed a $1 million race so his own horse would win. […]

Article: Horse Racing Arrests Kick Off Bad Week for the Zetas

June 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

Horse Racing Arrests Kick Off Bad Week for the Zetas http://www.insightcrime.org/insight-latest-news/item/2780-horse-racing-arrests-kick-off-bad-week-for-the-zetas A string of arrests has rattled the Zetas’ financial network as US and Mexican authorities targeted the group’s money laundering operations, which allegedly included a horse racing business in Oklahoma. The bad news for the Zetas began on June 12, with the arrest of […]

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