Ohio Begins Examination of Medication Rules

Blood-Horse As part of an examination of its equine medication rules, the Ohio State Racing Commission in February will begin hearing from various industry organizations involved in an effort to adopt uniform policies for all jurisdictions. The OSRC said Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, and Dr. Dionne Benson, executive director [...]


Filly by The Factor Tops OBS Winter Opener

Blood-Horse On a final bid of $190,000 from George Bolton and Peter Leidel, a yearling filly from the first crop of multiple grade I winner The Factor topped the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 28. Bidding was lively on the attractive gray or roan filly, a half [...]


No Movement on Plans for Calder Barn Area

Blood-Horse Eight tension-filled weeks have gone by since Churchill Downs Inc. told trainers to move 700 horses from a stable area it has designated for non-racing redevelopment at Calder Casino & Race Course in Miami Gardens, Fla. But Calder and CDI still have not applied for any of the permits required to tear down barns [...]


Handle rises at Fair Grounds meet

Daily Racing Form After a year-over-year dip in November, all-sources average daily handle at Fair Grounds rebounded nicely in December and as of Jan. 1 was up 5 percent compared with a similar period in 2013. For the 24 cards during November and December at this meet, Fair Grounds averaged $2,379,516 from all betting sources [...]


National HBPA Readies for Winter Convention

NHBPA The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) will hold its Winter Convention in Carefree, AZ at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center from Wednesday February 4th to Sunday February 8th with the Arizona HBPA as the host affiliate. Scheduled on the agenda are multiple panels that will be of interest to NHBPA convention [...]


Owner/Breeder Paxton Dies at age 76

Paulick Report Jerre Paxton, owner of Northwest Farms, died from an apparent heart attack Sunday night, his wife Debbie said. Paxton, who maintained residences in Seattle and Yakima, was at his Seattle condominium when he suffered the suspected heart attack. Earlier Sunday, Paxton had attended simulcast racing at Emerald Downs. “We’re all in shock because [...]


NYRA Unveils 10-Race Claiming Series

Blood-Horse The New York Racing Association's inaugural Claiming Championship Series will offer 10 stakes worth $710,000 when it debuts at Aqueduct Racetrack March 21. Named after some of the most familiar claiming horses to run at Aqueduct, the 10 races—one-half at six furlongs and one-half at 1 1/16 miles, all on the inner track—are open [...]


Record $2.36M Purse at Stake at NHC Tourney

Blood-Horse A record field of 606 entrants will compete for more than $2.36 million, the largest purse in handicapping tournament history, and an Eclipse Award as "Horseplayer of the Year" at the 16th Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Jan. 23-25. The three-day event, offering a first-place prize of $800,000, is presented by Racetrack Television [...]


Major Medication and Welfare Roundtable Planned

ARCI LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable and conference on equine welfare and medication policy on April 21-23, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Resort in Tampa, Florida. “The ARCI is the only umbrella organization encompassing [...]


AZ: Rillito Working with Race Industry Students

Blood-Horse Rillito Park Race Track in Tucson will be extending its reach to the classroom through newly developed cooperation with the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program. Interested students have the opportunity to learn about the industry through working at the track and in the classroom with projects related to the local racetrack. Program [...]