A ballot measure to allow machine betting in Nebraska on previously run horse races may have died in court this year, but supporters are already looking ahead to press the issue in 2016.
Charges were dropped against a Nebraska veterinarian accused of injected horses with vodka after three witnesses in the case couldn't be located to testify.
A Nebraska veterinarian has been accused of injecting racehorses with vodka. It is believed to be the first prosecution for administering alcohol to racehorses in the United States.
Jockey Robert Dean Williams won his 4,000th race Friday when he drove Sweet Evil Hariet to victory in the ninth race at Fonner Park in Nebraska.
Citing frigid temperatures, management at Sportsman's Park cancelled live racing Monday. Racing at the Illinois track is scheduled to resume Tuesday.
His place in Nebraska racing history assured, 11-year-old Leaping Plum failed Saturday in his bid to win Fonner Park's $15,975 Grasmick Handicap for an eighth consecutive renewal.
Should Leaping Frog win the four-furlong Grasmick Stakes at Fonner Park on Saturday, it will mark the eighth consecutive year he has won the race.
The Nebraska State Racing Commission has served hearing notices to seven trainers of horses whose post-race samples tested positive for clonidine, a drug used in humans to treat high blood pressure. The commission released the names of the trainers Thursday as a matter of public record.
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