Spotlight on Drug Use in Horse Racing Industry

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on March 24, 2014

Drug use in the horse racing industry has long been a contentious issue with animal welfare organizations, as horses are believed to be given chemicals to mask pain, prevent bleeding and/or to enhance performance...

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AERC Considers Severing Ties With FEI

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on March 10, 2014

At the recent two-day American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) held in Atlanta, one of the main topics of discussion was the possibility of the United States forming an international governing body separate from the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). This was prompted by reports of doping and injuries in the sport in the Middle East, many instances which are said to remain unreported...

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Harness Racing Awards for 2013 Season

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on February 24, 2014

Three-year-old filly trotter Bee A Magician made a big impression at the 2013 Dan Patch Awards banquet at Dover Downs on Sunday February 23, where she was named 2013 Horse of the Year by the US Harness Writers Association...

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Lea Sets New Donn Handicap Record

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on February 10, 2014

Owned by Adele Dilschneider, ridden by Joel Rosario and trained by William Mott, five-year-old Lea set a new record of 1:35.30 for the Donn Handicap (Grade 1) at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, beating Will Take Charge to the finish line by ...

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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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43rd Annual Eclipse Awards Nominees

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on January 13, 2014

The 43rd Annual Eclipse Awards are set to take place at the Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino on January 18, 2014. A number of events will take place in the days leading up to the Eclipse Awards evening, starting with the Eclipse Awards Charity Golf Tournament on January 14 at the Diplomat Resort Golf & Spa. Proceeds will go to the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation. On January 16, the Eclipse Awards Ladies Luncheon will benefit the Race for Education, while the Eclipse Awards Charity Poker Tournament...

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