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The Friday Show Presented By Walmac Farm’s Pinehurst: Lisa Lazarus On What To Expect Under HISA Medication Policy

Monday, March 27, is the anticipated date for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to take over from state racing commissions the regulatory oversight of Thoroughbred racing’s medication rules, drug testing, and enforcement – pending the approval of the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC is designated by federal law to oversee HISA’s activities. If FTC […]

View From The Eighth Pole: Landry’s Take On Louisiana Racing Is Laugh Out Loud Funny

On a day that the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association was distributing a commentary from Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry urging Thoroughbred owners and trainers to fight the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, we learned of a jaw-dropping stewards ruling from Delta Downs racetrack in Landry’s home state. “Louisiana horse racing has effectively policed […]

Scheinman: Remembering Hall Of Famer Xtra Heat, Horse Of A Lifetime

Xtra Heat was one of the most fun stories of my racing writing career. “Big, old, dumb hillbilly” trainer John Salzman, African American businessman owner Kenny Taylor and partner Harry Deitchman – she was the horse of their lifetimes and one of the greatest sprinters who ever lived. None of them would ever admit they […]

The Pandemic And Horses In Need – What Are The Facts?

You may have seen the comments on Facebook: “Shelters are full from pandemic adoptions being returned now that everyone’s gone back to work!” Or maybe you saw someone who needed help but were told not to call their local shelter because “they’re all full.” So what’s the truth? Well … it’s complicated. But—and you may […]

Newsday: New York State Is Right To Help In Belmont Renovation

It was a case of dueling editorial boards at two New York newspapers last week on the subject of rebuilding Belmont Park with a $455 million loan from the state to the New York Racing Association that was included in the budget proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The New York Post, which for many years […]

NY Post: Belmont Park Modernization Plan Is ‘Burning More Taxpayer Cash’ On A ‘Money Pit’

The New York Post’s Editorial Board has published an op-ed this week which strongly condemns Governor Kathy Hochul’s support for a $455 million plan to update Belmont Park. “You can make a ‘cultural heritage’ case for keeping New York’s horse-racing industry alive, even though the free market would execute it,” the op-ed concludes. “But don’t insult […]

The Friday Show Presented By Walmac Farm’s Pinehurst: How Jason Beem Found His Calling

Like many involved in horse racing, either as fans or people who work in the industry, Jason Beem started going to the track with his father at a young age. That was at Longacres racetrack near Seattle, Wash. Gary Henson was the track announcer and Beem started doing pretend race calls, mimicking the cadence and […]

Voss: In The Face Of Something Wrong, Stidham Responded The Right Way

Last week, a trainer did something which is not always a given in horse racing. The gesture was largely lost in the shuffle of social media and a subsequent busy Saturday of stakes racing, but I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge it. On Feb. 23, a racing fan on Twitter captured video […]