Articles posted September 2, 2009

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West Point Horses Run in Support of Alliance

West Point Horses Run in Support of Alliance

A percentage of any purse monies earned by West Point Thoroughbreds' Macho Again in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 5 at Saratoga; and Awesome Gem in the $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) Sept. 6 at Del Mar will be donated to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.

NYRA Incentive Program Continues to Grow

Purse hikes from the incentive program created to increase field size during the 2009 Saratoga Race Course meet totaled $553,990 through Week Five, a 19.5% advance over original purse values, according to The New York Racing Association.

CHRB Panel to Examine Latest Safety Equipment

The newly-formed safety committee of the California Horse Racing Board will meet for the first time Sept. 4 to begin the regulatory process to establish new standards and specifications for vests, helmet and whips.

New BH DVD: Conformation for Performance

Novice and experienced horsemen alike can now gain invaluable insight into how the experts judge a young horse's athletic potential with the release of Conformation for Performance. The DVD is an hour-long, step-by-step guide for assessing conformation.

Charity Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 5

The ninth annual National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities & Kentucky Derby Museum Charity Golf Classic will take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., on Monday, Oct. 5.

Things Get Messy in Ohio Gambling Battle

A document submitted Sept. 1 suggests Penn National Gaming Inc. is underwriting an effort to overturn racetrack video lottery terminals legalized by Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland and the Ohio legislature in July, but the Pennsylvania-based company said the information is false.

HRRN to Air Woodward, Forego

HRRN to Air Woodward, Forego

The Horse Racing Radio Network will broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course this Saturday, Sept. 5, to provide coverage of Rachel Alexandra's attempt to make history as she takes on older males in the grade I Woodward.

Illinois Equine Humane Center Moves to New Facility

The Illinois Equine Humane Center (ILEHC) recently relocated its operation to Elgin, Ill. The ILEHC's herd of horses seeking adoptive homes can now be visited at their new facility, located at 9N673 Kendall Road in Elgin.

"We are very excited about our new location in Elgin," said ILEHC President Gail Vacca. "The new farm has a huge indoor riding ...

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