The first week of testing for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies in New York, which began Nov. 1, produced zero positive results, a spokesperson for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said Wednesday.
In apparent reaction to an impasse in negotiations between the Southern Racing Cooperative and Churchill Downs Simulcast Network over the Hollywood Park signal, CDSN has ceased sending any of its simulcasting signals to the racing cooperative's member tracks.
Mid-Atlantic-based owner Mike Gill, who is a virtual lock to be the nation's leading owner this year, plans to attack Southern California racing this winter with a string of 75 horses.
Member tracks of the Southern Racing Cooperative, which includes Oaklawn Park and Fair Grounds among others, have thus far declined to import the Hollywood Park simulcast signal because of an impasse in negotiations.
Magna Entertainment Corp. has begun management-level workforce cuts in an effort to reduce the company's growing losses.
A lawsuit was filed in Kentucky circuit court Friday by 13 of the jockeys fined by Churchill Downs stewards for wearing a Jockeys' Guild patch during this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The suit asks for a reversal of the stewards' decision, which was upheld by the Kentucky Racing Commission in early October, on the grounds it is unconstitutional.
Purses at Tampa Bay Downs should receive a boost this year with the opening of a new card room that will contribute 47% of net proceeds to the track's purse fund.
The new frontier in bloodstock analysis could be on the horizon through a new company formed by two scientists from the California Institute of Technology.
MI Developments, a real-estate spin-off of Magna International and majority shareholder of Magna Entertainment Corp., offered its first quarterly earnings report Wednesday on a pro forma basis.
Backstretch LLC, a private company wholly-owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, closed a deal Monday to purchase Blue Ribbon Downs, one day before the Sallisaw, Okla. track was to be auctioned.
Win Crafty Lady, producer of grade I winner Harmony Lodge and grade II winner Graeme Hall who is in foal to Giant's Causeway, brought a final bid of $900,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale Sunday night.
Graham Stone, a 40-year-old jeweler and father of three, reveals plans for the winnings and the strategy that resulted in one of the biggest pick six payoffs in North American history.
Fewer racing dates and an unfavorable racing commission ruling led net revenue for Churchill Downs Inc. to drop by 6% during the third quarter of the year.
John Ertmann, president and chief operating officer of Equibase, left the company this week after tendering his resignation, a spokesperson for The Jockey Club said.
Scientific Games Corp., parent company of Autotote, received the go ahead from Connecticut officials to broadcast horse and dog races on cable channels in the state.
When Sherwood Chillingworth remembers the last time Santa Anita Park hosted the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in 1993, the Oak Tree Racing Association executive vice president concludes the event has matured greatly in that decade span.
To comply with a court order handed down Thursday, Youbet.com will delay its annual shareholders meeting so it can provide information on the ramifications of a majority buyout by Gemstar Inc., parent company of Television Games Network.
Despite losing one racing program because of inclement weather, total handle at Kentucky Downs managed a slight increase as compared to 2002.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved $5,407,739.00 in low-interest loans for breeders in Central Kentucky negatively-impacted by mare reproductive loss syndrome.
TV Games Network has filed a countersuit against Magna Entertainment Corp. in the brewing battle over the right to broadcast Maryland Jockey Club racing.
Youbet.com is poised to launch portable betting in the fourth quarter of 2003 through wireless technology such as java-enabled cell phones and handheld personal computers.
Those awaiting owner Michael Gill to unload his sizable racing stable--as he claimed he would do amid a storm of controversy earlier this year--can stop. The nation's leading owner isn't going anywhere.
TV Games Network, a shareholder in Youbet.com with an option to buy a majority interest in the company, has filed a lawsuit against Youbet for proposed changes to voting and term limits for its board of directors.
A recently released book investigating the events surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States alleges a captured al-Qaeda terrorist named the late Prince Ahmed bin Salman, former principal of The Thoroughbred Corp., as an al-Qaeda sympathizer.
Meadowlands has eliminated three of the five graded stakes scheduled for its upcoming meet to help accommodate overnight purses.
Randy Bradshaw has been replaced as Padua Stables' farm trainer by Shane Tripp, Padua general manager Nadia Sanan confirmed Monday.
Jockey advertising may still become a reality at this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships through a pilot program being developed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Ltd.
The worst power outage in North American history has resulted in cancelled races and significant handle losses for tracks throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
Churchill Downs will add an infield hospitality village for next year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Oaks (gr. I) to help make up for the loss of 7,000 seats to the tracks ongoing renovation project.
The American Graded Stakes Committee received industry support for its new drug testing protocol Friday and adopted a new rule that will force tracks to up the ante to keep the grade I status of some of its races.
Stallion seasons and an intriguing list of "life experiences" will be auctioned at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club Monday night as a fundraiser for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Magna Entertainment Corp. is actively seeking a third-party developer for a retail-entertainment project at Gulfstream Park that would become "the new front door for the track," Magna's departing chief financial officer Graham Orr said on Friday.
Thoroughbred Owners of California president John Van de Kamp admitted California could lose its position as a major racing state in the future without additional revenue streams, including expanding gaming at California's racetracks.
A memorandum circulated by the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association earlier this month that questioned the business practices of Racing Services Inc. may lead to a meeting in Las Vegas between the two entities.
The Racing Medication and Drug Testing Consortium reached unanimous agreement Tuesday on several sections of a model drug-testing policy that will be brought to various state regulatory agencies for review later this year.
Nassau County police arrested three men at Belmont Park last week for allegedly administering a milkshake June 28 to a horse scheduled to run that day for trainer Gary Sciacca.
The California Horse Racing Board's decision earlier this year to suspend the rule that would allow jockey advertising for this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Santa Anita Park was described as "bush league" June 17 by the founder of Jockeys Management Group.
Pedigree and conformation experts espoused various breeding theories and stated what is wrong with modern bloodstock practices during a panel discussion at the Thoroughbred International Exposition Conference on prioritizing between pedigree, conformation and performance.
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority will meet with Breeders' Cup officials next week about the possibility of hosting the 2007 Breeders' Cup at either Monmouth Park or The Meadowlands.
The Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday evening with a carve-out that would exempt horse racing and other state-sanctioned gambling activities.
Southern California-based Jockeys Management Group was off and running Belmont Stakes day as three of the agency's stable of jockeys -- Jerry Bailey, Jose Santos, and Gary Stevens--wore advertising on their uniforms for the entire program.
Truckle Feature, a Grade 1-placed 2-year-old last year for owner James McIngvale, was euthanized after suffering a leg injury during a five-furlong breeze at Santa Anita Friday.
Grey Comet, a multiple stakes-winning homebred of Star Track Farms who was to attempt a sweep of the New York Stallion Series Sunday, was euthanized Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey.
Juvenile champion Vindication, who suffered a suspensory ligament injury in early February, began jogging at Padua Training Center Monday and remains on track to return to racing later this year.
The House of Representatives Tuesday tabled its scheduled vote on the latest version of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, which included an exemption for horse racing and other state-regulated gambling activities.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide may very well be the "people's horse," but the impeccably-bred Empire Maker still remains the big horse in the eyes of jockey Jerry Bailey.
Horse racing's exemption in a bill that would ban the use of credit cards to pay for gambling over the Internet was removed by the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
Officials for the Jockeys' Guild indicated Friday the controversy surrounding the Guild patch worn by the jockeys in the Kentucky Derby is without merit and the action will be defended.
The Kentucky Racing Commission has summoned 14 of the 16 jockeys that rode in the Kentucky Derby to appear before the Churchill Downs stewards May 16 for wearing a "Jockeys Guild" logo on their pants in apparent violation of the Kentucky rules of racing.
During nearly 30 years on the Mid-Atlantic circuit, the closest trainer Barclay Tagg ever got to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) was a bird's eye view from the Pimlico backstretch. But this year, things figure to be vastly different for the newly-minted Kentucky Derby-winning conditioner.
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