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Arlington Million Stakes on the Horizon

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on August 4, 2014
Saratoga

Taking place on August 16 at Arlington Park, the Arlington Million Stakes is a prestigious event in its own right, as well as being a springboard for the winner to compete in the Breeders' Cup Turf – an event carrying a purse of $3 million and attracting equine athletes from far and wide. It was recently announced that both the 2013 Irish Derby winner, Trading Leather, and 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf winner, Magician, will be travelling across the Atlantic to compete in the Arlington Million Stakes.

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US Racing Industry Pursues Safer Racing Environment

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on July 14, 2014

Attended by owners, breeders, horsemen, trainers, jockeys, veterinarians, track managers and regulators, the recent two-day Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit held in Lexington, Kentucky, addressed a number of issues related to the topic. The first session of the event called for transparency of veterinary records and included an update on the National Uniform Medication Program...

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Synthetic Tracks Give Way to Dirt in U.S.

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on April 22, 2014

The recent announcement by authorities at Keeneland Race Course that the horse racing venue will be replacing its synthetic track with a dirt track in time for the fall season in October, has highlighted the ongoing debate about which racetrack surfaces are safest for the horses that run on them. Statistics related to equine injuries released by the Jockey Club earlier this month ...

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VLTs Boost Ohio’s Horse Racing Industry

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on January 27, 2014

Following a decade of slow and steady decline, the Ohio horse racing industry is reportedly picking up pace again, primarily as a result of funds generated by video lottery terminals (VLT) placed at the state's horse racing tracks. Ten years ago Ohio was at the top of its game, breeding high quality standardbred horses for harness racing, but the state's racetracks started to lose supporters to surrounding states that had expanded their gambling options - and their purses...

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man

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on November 11, 2013

The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships celebrated its 30th anniversary on the first and second of November at http://www.horseracing.com/tracks/california/santa-anita/" title="Santa Anita Park">Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, with Mucho Macho Man crossing the finish line first in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic

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Hollywood Park Racetrack to Close

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on June 6, 2013

Located in Inglewood, California, Hollywood Park Racetrack was designed by well-known racetrack architect Arthur Froehlich, and was opened by the Hollywood Turf Club in 1938. At the time of its opening, the racetrack's chairman was Harry Warner of the very successful Warner Brothers ...

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Program to Boost NJ Standardbred Breeding

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on May 9, 2013

The New Jersey Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee earlier this week approved Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer's proposal to increase the number of standardbred horses in the state of New Jersey through a program dubbed the Standardbred Development Program...

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National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

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on February 28, 2013
HR_ourvic

The National Museum of Racing has announced the finalists for the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot. The finalists were selected by the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee from a total of 86 candidates put forward by members...

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Racing Action Lineup for Thistledown Racecourse

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on October 11, 2012

Located in North Randall, Ohio, Thistledown Racecourse is gearing up for some top class racing tomorrow with the 26th running of the Best of Ohio series, featuring five stakes for Ohio-bred thoroughbreds...

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Stobart Lester Award Nominations

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on February 2, 2012

Named in honor of legendary British flat racing Champion Jockey, Lester Piggott, the Stobart Lester Awards honor jockeys for a range of achievements at a ceremony held in Britain each year. With the 22nd annual Stobart Lester awards due to take place at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on Thursday April 5th...

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