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State Authorizes Turf Course at Finger Lakes But ...

Fri, 2019-01-18 03:01
Finger Lakes Racetrack in upstate New York is again authorized by the state to spend up to $2 million from its casino capital account on a new turf track, according to a budget plan released this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer Graham Dies

Fri, 2019-01-18 03:01
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame member William (Bill) Graham died Jan. 15. He was 81.

City of Light Settles In at Gulfstream Park

Fri, 2019-01-18 03:01
City of Light settled in nicely at Gulfstream Park Jan. 17 on the morning after shipping cross-country from his Southern California base for a scheduled start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 26.

Masar to Winter in Dubai as Appleby Eyes Royal Ascot

Fri, 2019-01-18 03:01
Masar, last year's Investec Derby (G1) winner, flew out to a winter training camp in Dubai this week to continue his recuperation from the leg injury that curtailed his classic-winning campaign.

Fasig-Tipton Continues to Move Forward in California

Fri, 2019-01-18 03:01
The announcement that trainer Mike Machowsky would head up Fasig-Tipton's California initiative was the next step in North America's oldest sales company's effort to establish itself in the Golden State.

Historical Gaming Companies Settle Lawsuit

Fri, 2019-01-18 03:01
Plaintiffs AmTote International and Parimax Holdings and defendants Kentucky Downs, Exacta Systems, and Magellan Gaming have reached a resolution of their existing litigation.

Karakontie Among French Guineas Heroes at Gainesway

Fri, 2019-01-18 03:01
Gainesway Farm, whose roster heading into the 1980s contained an envious collection of Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French Two Thousand Guineas, G1) winners, has high hopes for well-supported Karakontie.

Beauty Generation Meets Dubai Hopefuls in Hong Kong

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
Beauty Generation (NZ), the world's top-rated turf miler, faces only five rivals in the Stewards' Cup (G1) at Sha Tin Racecourse Jan. 20. Some will be using the race as a steppingstone to Dubai.

Connections Hope 'Wow' Factors in Lecomte

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
They call him 'Wow.' Sure it's an acronym for his name, but it's also the first thought that came to mind when the connections of Lecomte Stakes (G3) contender of War of Will watched him train early on.  

Prairie Meadows Prepared if Sports Betting Approved

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
Should Iowa lawmakers approve sports gaming this year, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino will be ready to launch in quick order.

Nebraska Regulator Hears Debate on Historical Racing

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
The Nebraska State Racing Commission took no action on historical gaming at its regular meeting Jan. 16, according to the Lincoln Journal Star, but will announce a decision at its next meeting in either February or March.

Heavy Rain Forces Cancellation of Santa Anita Thursday

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
Santa Anita has been doused with 3 1/2 inches of rain since Monday.

Exercise Rider Galpin Dies in Accident in Scotland

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
Natasha Galpin, a work-rider with trainer Iain Jardine, has died following an accident on the Ebor-winning trainer's gallops at Carrutherstown in Scotland. She was 22. 

Delaware Park Names Creel Racing Secretary

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
Tom Creel has been named racing secretary at Delaware Park. 

Favorite Skyler's Scramjet Slides Into Toboggan

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
Skyler's Scramjet and Gold for the King, who have each won four times at the Big A, will duke it out against three foes in the Toboggan Stakes at Aqueduct Jan. 19.

BackTrack: Kona Gold Tops Rival Big Jag in Palos Verdes

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:57
This week is a recap of Kona Gold's win over Big Jag in the Palos Verdes Handicap (G2) Jan. 29, 2000 at Santa Anita Park. The recap, written by Craig Harzmann, ran in the Feb. 5, 2000 magazine and carried the headline, "Solid Gold."

Merit Man Colt Tops CTBA January Mixed Sale

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
Bidding by phone from Gulfstream Park, trainer Bob Hess Jr. purchased a California-bred son of Merit Man for $60,000. It was the highest price at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mixed Sale held Jan. 16 in Pomona, Calif.

Roy H Begins 2019 Campaign in Palos Verdes

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
As the favorite to be named champion male sprinter for a second straight year, Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen's Roy H should soon enough be in pretty exclusive company.

X Y Jet Provides Star Power to Sunshine Millions

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
After his most successful racing season, X Y Jet will make his 2019 debut at his favorite track and in a familiar race when Gulfstream Park hosts the Sunshine Millions Sprint Jan. 19.

Cuomo's Sports Wagering Plan Leaves out N.Y. Tracks

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
The governor of New York has rejected a bid by racetrack-based casinos, off-track betting corporations, and others to begin offering betting on pro and college sports contests.

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