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Navarro, Servis Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

Fri, 2020-04-03 03:02
Trainers Jorge Navarro and Jason Servis entered pleas of not guilty to federal charges of involvement in a misbranding conspiracy during an April 2 teleconference arraignment before United States District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil.

Texas A&M Vet Lab Assembling COVID-19 Test Kits

Fri, 2020-04-03 03:02
The lab in College Station, Texas, is assembling more than 2,000 kits from the supplies used to create viral test kits for livestock and poultry.

Texas A&M Vet Lab Assembling Coronavirus Test Kits

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:02
The lab in College Station, Texas, is assembling more than 2,000 kits from the supplies used to create viral test kits for livestock and poultry.

Godolphin Flying Start Program Continues Remotely

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:02
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Godolphin Flying Start has taken measures to protect the health of trainees, management, applicants, and the communities in which they are all based by proceeding with the course remotely.

Promising Edgeway Receives Class Test in Purple Martin

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:02
COVID-19-related cancellations have gutted most of the stakes action across the country this weekend, but there is still one stakes race left standing on April 4: the $100,000 Purple Martin Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Supreme Court Could Weigh In on NJTHA Lawsuit

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:02
Nearly two years after finding a law that had prevented states from allowing sports gambling to be unconstitutional, the Supreme Court is now being asked by professional sports leagues to weigh in on related litigation.

TCA to Host Webinar for Nonprofit Organizations

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:02
Thoroughbred Charities of America will host a webinar entitled Fundraising in Challenging Times on Friday, April 3 at 2 p.m. EST to aid nonprofit organizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Issues $1.7M in Grants

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:02
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has announced a new wave of grants worth approximately $1.7 million, which is awarded to accredited organizations for the care of Thoroughbreds.

Jockey Goggles Maker Fighting Virus With Face Shields

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:02
A run on its ventless goggles motivated Kroop's Brands to start making face shields, too.

BackTrack: I'll Have Another Game in Santa Anita Derby

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:02
This week is a recap of I'll Have Another's victory in the April 7, 2012 Santa Anita Derby (G1) at Santa Anita Park. The recap, written by Tracy Gantz, ran in the April 14, 2012 magazine issue. It carried the headline "Close Call."

Trainers With Juveniles Adapt to Keeneland Cancellation

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
While many older racehorses are in a holding pattern due to extensive COVID-19-related track closures and delayed meet openings, 2-year-olds are waiting to merely take flight.

Queen's Plate Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
The 161st running of the Queen's Plate will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment announced April 1.

Franco to Stop Riding During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
Jockey Manny Franco has elected to stay at his Hempstead, N.Y., home to be with his family and says he will not ride again until racing resumes at Belmont Park at some point in the future.

Colonial Downs Group to Pay Employees Through April

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
Colonial Downs Group, which operates Rosie's Gaming Emporiums and the Colonial Downs Racetrack, announced this morning that they will continue to pay all company employees through the end of April,

Expert: Aid Options Available for Racing Businesses

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
A tax expert encouraged the many horse racing industry businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown that followed to quickly apply for the aid packages and loans that have been made available by the federal government.

Ascot, Jockey Club Protected in Case Big Races are Lost

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
Royal Ascot, the Randox Health Grand National, and the Investec Derby (G1) are all insured against loss due to a communicable disease such as COVID-19.

Rice, Franco Repeat Aqueduct Winter Meet Titles

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
Trainer Linda Rice notched 40 wins for her second consecutive winter meet crown, while jockey Manny Franco posted 64 victories to win his third consecutive winter meet title at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Michel Sets Record on NAR Circuit

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
French jockey Mickaëlle Michel marked a record-setting 30th win for short-term licensed jockeys on the National Association of Racing circuit March 31 at Funabashi Racecourse.

Ireland's Small Trainers Hope to Weather COVID-19 Storm

Thu, 2020-04-02 02:59
For trainers like Stamullen-based John McConnell, racing's shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic comes at a particularly bad time for an expanding operation getting increasingly good results, especially in the past couple of years.

Community Organizations Launch 'Nourish Lexington'

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:58
Several Central Kentucky community organizations have announced the creation of Nourish Lexington, an initiative to utilize unemployed hospitality workers as well as other community food assets to provide meals to those needing access to food.

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