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  • Equine Equity Act Makes Progress

    The Equine Equity Act, which reduces the capital gains holding period for horses and shortens the depreciation schedule for racehorses, is part of the 2007 Farm Bill and could be approved by the United States Senate in a few days.

  • High Again winning the Bonnie Miss (gr. II)

    Grade II Winner High Again Dies

    Zayat Stables' High Again, winner of the 2007 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, died the morning of Dec. 13 while working at Payson Park Training Center in South Florida.

  • The paddock at Atlantic City Race Course during the short 2007 meet.

    Jersey Racing at Crossroads--Again

    With more dates in 2008 and, at this point, no purse subsidy from the state, New Jersey racing is at the crossroads again.

  • Turfway Park looks to schedule more day racing in 2008.

    Turfway Seeks Change in Post Times

    The year 2008 probably will bring some experimentation to Turfway Park, which has asked the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for permission to switch from evening to daytime racing on Wednesdays and Thursdays during its three-month winter/spring meet.

  • Keeneland Stakes Schedule a Record

    Eighteen stakes worth a record $4.3 million, and enhanced graded status for the Maker's Mark Mile, Appalachian, and Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes, highlight Keeneland's 2008 spring meet to be held April 4-25.

  • Ohio Forms KEEP-Like Coalition

    The Ohio horse industry, in an effort to make its voice heard around the Buckeye State, has formed a coalition similar to the Kentucky Equine Education Project, a horse industry advocacy group in Kentucky.

  • Horsemen's Groups Form Coalition

    Eight horsemen?s groups from around the United States have joined together to form a coalition designed to improve racing economics, specifically in the area of generating more purse revenue from interstate simulcasts.

  • Internet Gambling Debate Lingers

    Efforts to formulate regulations for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 continue to be shadowed by a conflict between the United States and other countries over a trade dispute.

  • Wanted: A Better Pari-Mutuel Model

    The head of the National Horsemen?s Benevolent and Protective Association has suggested the horseracing industry create an entity to assist in the marketing and distribution of its product, in this case racing signals.

  • NTRA to Unveil Strategic Priorities

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will discuss its priorities for 2008 during a Dec. 6 presentation at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson.

  • Steeplechase Posts Record in 2007

    National Steeplechase Association purses were a record $5,357,645 in 2007, up 10.5% from last year, according to the organization's year-end statistics released Nov. 30.

  • The six mid-Atlantic state (in green) will ban the use of steroids in racehorses effective April 1, 2008.

    Mid-Atlantic Steroids Ban Official

    As expected, states in the Mid-Atlantic region have announced they are working to implement a ban on anabolic steroids in racehorses effective April 1, 2008.

  • Drug Consortium Announces Two Hires

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has hired Dr. William Muir as research coordinator and Hallie Roach as communications coordinator.

  • The Makers' Mark Mile, won this year by Kip Deville, will be upgraded to a Grade I for 2008.

    Graded Stakes Announced for 2008

    There will be three new grade I stakes in the United States in 2008 after a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, but for the time being, the three Breeders' Cup World Championships races run for the first time in 2007 won't have a grade.

  • Pennsylvania Approves Steroids Ban

    Use of anabolic and androgenic steroids in Thoroughbreds will be prohibited effective April 1, 2008, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission announced Nov. 28.

  • PNGI Won't Purchase Maryland Track

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said Nov. 28 it will not purchase Rosecroft Raceway, a Maryland harness track, in light of the fact the facility will not be eligible for slot machines under legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

  • Breeders' Cup Expansion on Agenda

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors will discuss international participation in the World Championships, new races, and potential host sites for 2009 during its Dec. 7 meeting.

  • National HBPA Sets Meeting Forums

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will address rebates, computer-assisted wagering, equine drug testing, immigration, and other issues during its winter convention scheduled for Jan. 24-28, 2008, in New Orleans.

  • DeMarco to Leave Position With TRA

    Tony J. DeMarco will leave his post as Thoroughbred Racing Associations service bureau director Dec. 14 to take a research position with the Arizona House of Representatives in Phoenix, Ariz., the TRA announced Nov. 26.

  • Laurel Park has been approved for a 15-week winter meet at which two stakes were cut.

    Laurel Meet OK'd--Minus Two Stakes

    The Maryland Racing Commission has approved the 2008 Laurel Park winter stakes schedule, which was trimmed by two stakes. The 15-week meet will feature 17 stakes worth a combined $1.75 million.

  • Meadowlands Cup winner Diamond Stripes looks to rebound from an 8th place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge in the Clark Handicap.

    'Stripes' Seeking Rebound in Clark

    Four Roses Thoroughbreds' Diamond Stripes looks to rebound from an eighth-place finish in the slop in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) when he faces eight foes in a contentious renewal of the Clark Handicap (gr. II) Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs.

  • CHRB Medication Committee to Meet

    The California Horse Racing Board Medication Committee will meet Nov. 28 to discuss issues including equine injury reporting, regulation of anabolic steroids, and out-of-competition testing.

  • Talk of Kentucky Casinos Ramping Up

    Discussion by Kentucky lawmakers on a public television program revealed a split on casino gambling. Meanwhile, a legislative working group hopes to have a report on the issue ready for the state General Assembly by Feb. 1, 2008.

  • Laurel Park could be home to some 4,000 slot machines if legislation is approved by the voters.

    Optimism But Concern in Maryland

    Maryland racing interests are optimistic over passage of legislation to authorize a statewide referendum on slot machines in November 2008, but they indicated there remains a need for financial relief before the slots measure even comes up for a vote.

  • TVG Sets Holiday Offerings

    TVG will air special coverage of some of the world's top Thoroughbred races Thanksgiving week, including live broadcasts of the Hollywood Turf Festival, the Japan Cup program from Tokyo, and the Hill 'N' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) from Aqueduct.

  • EI Inquiry Shows Procedural Flaws

    Three months after Australia's first-ever outbreak of equine influenza, an independent inquiry into the history and management of the outbreak is uncovering troubling flaws in the government's quarantine procedures, according to recently published inquiry transcripts.

  • Fair Grounds Race Course

    Fair Grounds Meet Coverage on HRTV

    HRTV will provide comprehensive live coverage of the 2007-08 Fair Grounds beginning Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. The 81-day meet runs through March 23.

  • Auction

    Steroid Policy Implemented at Sales

    Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Co. officials jointly announced Nov. 15 that the policy regarding exogenous anabolic steroids will be implemented for weanlings and yearlings beginning with their 2008 sales.

  • Laurel Park could be a benefactor if slots legislation is passed in Maryland.

    Maryland House Wrangling on Slots

    The Maryland House of Delegates put off voting on whether the state should have a referendum on slot-machine gambling after a day of changes in the proposal Nov. 15. The issue is on the agenda when the House reconvenes Nov. 16.

  • Role of TV in ADW to Be Examined

    The impact of television on account wagering will be watched closely during an experiment in California that began Nov. 7 with the opening of Golden Gate Fields and Hollywood Park.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Returns to Hollywood

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela returns to California for the first time in nearly one year Nov. 17 at Hollywood Park.

  • The Nov. 24 DeFrancis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel is scheduled to be the career finale for Will He Shine.

    Will He Shine Pointed to 'Dash'

    Millennium Farms' Will He Shine, a grade II stakes winner by Silver Deputy, will run next in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) Nov. 24 at Laurel Park in Maryland.

  • Thistledown is at the center of the 2008 racing dates controversy in Ohio.

    More Dates Sought for Thistledown

    A controversial plan to shave live racing dates at Thistledown in 2008 could result in the halt of full-card simulcasts at the Cleveland-area racetrack in 2009.

  • The entrance at Palm Meadows Training Center

    Gulfstream Park Opens Stable Area

    Gulfstream Park and the affiliated Palm Meadows Training Center have received about 3,600 stall applications for 2,452 stalls, officials at the South Florida racetrack said.

  • Scorpion will stand stud at Coolmore Ireland in 2008.

    Scorpion Retired, Fasliyev to Japan

    Scorpion, winner of three group I stakes, has been retired from racing and will stand for Coolmore National Hunt at Castle Hyde Stud in Ireland, Coolmore said in a Nov. 9 release. Meanwhile, Coolmore has sold Fasliyev, Europe's 1999 juvenile champion, to a syndicate of Japanese breeders.

  • Field Size an Issue at Delaware

    Delaware Park, one of Thoroughbred racing's pioneers in terms of combining racing and video gaming, ended its 2007 meet Nov. 4 with declines in total handle and field size, though purses paid increased about $1 million.

  • Exclusive Quality

    Exclusive Quality to Journeyman

    Exclusive Quality, a track record-setting son of leading sire Elusive Quality, will enter stud in 2008 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.

  • Japanese Quarantine Agreed Upon

    Quarantine protocols will be enacted to enable Japanese horses to compete in the 2007 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races.

  • Steve Beshear

    Beshear Is New Kentucky Governor

    Democrat Steve Beshear, who supports a referendum on casino gambling and made it part of his campaign, easily won the race for governor of Kentucky in the Nov. 6 election.