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British Idiom Works at Oaklawn as Targets Dwindle

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
In a world changing by the minute, the champion juvenile filly of 2019 took strides toward an uncertain future March 28 at Oaklawn Park.

Ruidoso Downs Barn Area Opening Delayed

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
All American Ruidoso Downs have decided to postpone until further notice the arrival of horsemen and horses to the Ruidoso Downs barn area.

Vekoma Returns Triumphant in Sir Shackleton

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
Vekoma, unraced since finishing 12th in the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs, reappeared in noticeable fashion March 28 by winning the $75,000 Sir Shackleton Stakes at Gulfstream Park by 3 3/4 lengths.

60-1 Shot Identifier Delivers Emotional Hal's Hope Win

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
A 60-1 shot making his graded stakes debut provided an emotional victory for his connections March 28 in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

Backstretch Ban for Jockeys, Agents at Multiple Tracks

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
Jockeys and their agents will not be permitted on the Santa Anita Park backstretch for the foreseeable future in an effort to minimize the number of people at the Southern California track during morning training.

ITV to Broadcast Virtual 2020 Grand National

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
ITV Racing are to fill the absent spot left after the cancellation of the Grand National with a computer-simulated running of the race. The Virtual Grand National will broadcasted live on ITV1 on April 4 at 5 p.m.

Arqana Considers Breeze-Up Sale Delay Due to COVID-19

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced Arqana into considering rescheduling its Deauville Breeze-Up Sale. 

Penn National Gaming Furloughs 26,000 Employees

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
Penn National Gaming Inc. announced March 27 that it would implement unpaid furloughs impacting approximately 26,000 employees companywide beginning April 1.

Herrschaft Upsets Japanese Kentucky Derby Prep

Sat, 2020-03-28 14:32
Herrschaft, a Kentucky-bred Will Take Charge colt, powered to a convincing upset victory in the Fukuryu Stakes March 28 at Nakayama Racecourse, vaulting into the lead on Japan's Road to the Kentucky Derby series.

May New Minnesota Racing Commission Executive Director

Sat, 2020-03-28 14:32
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Steve May of Georgetown, Ky., as the next executive director of the Minnesota Racing Commission.

McLaughlin's Training Career Nears the Wire

Sat, 2020-03-28 14:32
At a time when good news is scarce, there could have been a heart-tugging storybook tale in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1).

Aqueduct to House Temporary Hospital

Sat, 2020-03-28 14:32
New York State will build a 1,000-bed emergency hospital at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens to try to help the region accommodate an expected surge of COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks, leading to the cancelation of winter/spring racing.

Oaklawn Continues Operations Under COVID-19 Pressure

Sat, 2020-03-28 14:32
Oaklawn Park continues to operate in a scaled-down setting, minus, among other things, spectators, bugler, and a newly expanded casino, a revenue stream that had fueled the highest purse structure in the country this winter and early spring. 

Clement Notches 2000th Win at Gulfstream Park

Sat, 2020-03-28 02:27
Trainer Christophe Clement notched his 2000th career victory with Gufo in the last race at Gulfstream Park March 27.

Harvey Wallbanger at Favorite Track for Hal's Hope

Sat, 2020-03-28 02:27
Graded stakes winner Harvey Wallbanger heads a field of 11 older horses entered in the 1 1/8-mile Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, where the colt has recorded two of his three victories.

BHA Reveals Monthly Savings Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

Sat, 2020-03-28 02:27
British racing's governing body agreed to an emergency financial plan, which will see more than 200 of its 260 staff furloughed under the government's coronavirus job retention scheme.

Smith Loses Appeal Against Costly Saudi Cup Judgment

Sat, 2020-03-28 02:27
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will serve the remainder of his suspension days and has forfeited more than $200,000 after his appeal of a costly judgment levied against him by authorities in Saudi Arabia was denied.

Ruling Not the Final Word in Maker-Zayat Lawsuit

Sat, 2020-03-28 02:27
A March 25 ruling by a Jefferson County (Ky.) Circuit Court judge in favor of trainer Mike Maker is not expected to stand, according to an attorney for Zayat who said proper notifications have not been met.

Irish Racecourse Closures Underline Cost of Shutdown

Sat, 2020-03-28 02:27
Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh admits he is "very worried" about the viability of some racecourses as the governing authority continues to grapple with the multi-million-euro cost and ramifications of a sustained shutdown.

Health Department Order Suspends Racing at Santa Anita

Sat, 2020-03-28 02:27
Santa Anita Park had been scheduled for a three-day racing week through March 29. One of its major races, the Santa Anita Derby (G1), was set for April 4.

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