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2022 NTRA Moment Of The Year Voting Opens On Twitter,

Eleven of the most memorable, significant, and reflective events from the last 12 months of Thoroughbred racing in North America are up for the 2022 FanDuel Racing-NTRA Moment of the Year, a distinction determined by fan voting and recognized at the Eclipse Awards. Voting is now open on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website,, […]

Canterbury Park’s Purse Enhancement, Marketing Agreement Expires; Fewer Race Dates Expected In 2023

Statement from Randy Sampson, CEO of Canterbury Park, regarding expiration of purse enhancement and marketing agreement with Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community: For the past ten years, racing at Canterbury Park has benefited from an $84 million purse enhancement and marketing agreement between the track and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) that supported daily purses […]

Making Claims: Finding Answers To Burning Questions On The Eclipse Awards Ballot

In “Making Claims,” Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills shares his opinions on the Thoroughbred industry from the breeding and sales arenas to the racing world and beyond. Voting for the Eclipse Awards closed this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern, giving us all a moment to unclench our jaws in the eternal argument of which […]

Recruiter, Girl Trouble Capture Rescheduled Parx Juvenile, Futurity Stakes

A pair of $75,000 stakes were held at Parx Racing on Tuesday, Dec. 3, which had originally been slated for 2-year-olds in the last week of 2022, but had to be postponed due to weather. The newly-turned 3-year-olds raced seven furlongs on a sloppy main track in Bensalem, Penn., fillies in the Parx Futurity and […]

Emergency HISA, FTC Filings Aim To Vacate Fifth Circuit’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Ruling

In the wake of “HISA fix” language which was signed into law after inclusion in the U.S. government’s year-end spending bill, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and the Federal Trade Commission submitted four filings (two with “emergency status”) on Tuesday in an effort to vacate a pair of court opinions about the constitutionality of […]

New Research Shows Most Stifle, Sesamoid Findings On Sale Horses Do Not Impact Racing Performance

After a multi-year, multi-organizational research effort, the Thoroughbred industry finally has data on the long-term impacts of two types of common radiographic findings. With the advent of digital radiography and the radiograph repository at public auction, a horse’s commercial value has become closely linked to the cleanliness of those radiographs. For years, consignors and buyers […]

Western Australia Jockey Banned Six Weeks For Careless Riding After Horse Dies In Perth Cup

Jockey Joseph Azzopardi has been banned for six weeks after a stewards’ review of Sunday’s Group 2 Perth Cup in Western Australia, reports The Guardian. Stewards ruled that Azzopardi’s careless riding resulted in the death of the horse Chili Is Hot; the jockey pleaded guilty after multiple video angles showed his mount, Buster Bash, shifted […]