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‘We Don’t Want Any Setbacks’: Two Arlington Million Undercard Stakes Canceled As Churchill Turf Recovers

Plans for the special one-day Arlington Million Day program at Churchill Downs Racetrack on Saturday, Aug. 13 remain on course. The stand-alone 11-race program at the Louisville racetrack will now feature nine races on dirt and two centerpiece events on turf: the Arlington Million and Beverly D. The previously announced $300,000 Secretariat (Grade 2) for […]

New Mexico: Quarter Horse Trainer Summarily Suspended Over Class 1 Positive For Nikethamide

Quarter Horse trainer Martin Orona, Jr. has been summarily suspended by the New Mexico Racing Commission after one of his trainees tested positive for Nikethamide, according to a ruling posting on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website. The stimulant, classified by the ARCI as the highest-level Class 1, penalty A drug, was originally intended […]

Jockeys’ Guild Tries To Ban HISA Enforcement Nationwide, Seeks Contempt Charge For CEO Lazarus

The Jockeys’ Guild has delivered on its promise to take “immediate action” against the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority if the newly created national regulatory agency continued to enforce riding crop rules following a federal judge’s order for an injunction blocking HISA from operating in Louisiana and West Virginia. The injunction, ordered July 26 by […]

Lone Star Park Owner Files Lawsuit Challenging HISA’s Constitutionality

Lone Star Park owner Global Gaming LSP LLC is among four plaintiffs that filed a lawsuit in Texas challenging the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority. The suit, filed July 29 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division, is the fourth effort to derail the Authority, created through […]

Medina Spirit Case: Maylin Ordered To Disclose Research Records Of Otomax Study

New York Supreme Court Judge Elizabeth Aherne has granted the enforcement of a subpoena served on Dr. George Maylin, director of New York’s Equine Drug Testing and Research Laboratory, to produce the research records connected to his study of Medina Spirit’s post-Kentucky Derby positive test for betamethasone, according to bloodhorse.com. Trainer Bob Baffert’s attorneys have […]

Kentucky Downs: Three Stakes Purses Could Be Raised To $1 Million If Grade 1 Winner Starts

The seven-day FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs could have up to six races worth $1 million for registered Kentucky-breds with purse incentives added to the $750,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf (Grade 3), $600,000 Franklin-Simpson (G2) and $600,000 Mint Ladies Sprint (G3). Kentucky Downs will bump any of those purses to $1 million, including money from […]

Manitoba Derby Card Sets Handle Records; Diodoro Sends Out Top Three Finishers

The Assiniboia Downs’ 74th running of the Manitoba Derby set fresh records this year. Total wagering for the race was $374,166 and the total for the day was $3,523,260, the highest ever for both. The Derby was won by Red Knobs in a duel with Great Escape right to the finish. Jorge Carreno is credited […]

HISA, FTC Seek Stay Of Federal Judge’s Injunction Blocking HISA In Louisiana, West Virginia

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and the Federal Trade Commission have each filed emergency motions seeking stays of a federal judge’s injunction effectively blocking the Authority from enforcing its regulations in the states of Louisiana and West Virginia. The motions were filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New […]

Beholder, Tepin Among 2022 Hall Of Fame Class To Be Inducted This Friday

The National Museum of Racing will induct the 2022 Hall of Fame class this Friday, Aug. 5, at the Saratoga Springs Fasig-Tipton at 10:30 a.m. Longtime racecaller Tom Durkin will serve as the master of ceremonies. The event is open to the public and free to attend. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on […]

Santa Anita Releases Winter/Spring Stakes Schedule With 10 Grade 1 Races

Santa Anita Park has announced that its 2022-23 Winter/Spring Stakes Schedule will offer fans and horsemen a total of 93 stakes, 10 of them Grade 1 events, including the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on April 8, and 58 graded races beginning with the track’s traditional opener on Monday, Dec. 26 through closing day, June […]