Flutterby Wins for 94YO Owner/Breeder/Trainer

Blood-Horse Flutterby sped gate to wire in a dazzling 9 1/4-length triumph in the $60,000 Sea Lily Handicap May 30, sending her 94-year-old breeder, owner, and trainer Jerry Bozzo to the Gulfstream Park winner's circle (VIDEO). "It's most satisfying, believe me," Bozzo said. "People always tell me, 'Why don't you quit?' and I say, 'What [...]


NHBPA Statement on TB Horse Anti-Doping Ace of 2015

NHBPA The National HBPA on behalf of its affiliates and 30,000 members would like to address the announcement made by Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) May 29th, 2015. We are the largest horsemen’s group in North America and we have long been supporters of national uniformity in medication policies. However, we are opposed to any legislation [...]


Plan to Introduce Federal Legislation Revealed

TB Daily News The Thoroughbred Horse Racing Anti-Doping Act of 2015, which would establish uniform standards for drugs and medication in the Thoroughbred racing industry and turn regulation over to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), will be introduced in the next few weeks, according to Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY). The news was released in a [...]


Gulfstream, FHBPA Hope to Bolster Summer Meets

Blood-Horse Average fields of just over eight horses per race might be enough for right now, but Gulfstream Park has the potential for fields larger than that during future summer meets, officials said. That's the feeling of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association as it joins Gulfstream in a stepped-up effort to increase field [...]


KEDRC Makes Cobalt Policy Recommendation

Blood-Horse The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council will advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adopt rules on the mineral cobalt in line with a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation. The KEDRC voted May 26 at the Kentucky Horse Park to recommend a Class B penalty when horses test above 50 parts per billion [...]


Comments to Treasury Jump as Deadline Nears

Blood-Horse Industry participation in the effort to win pari-mutuel tax withholding modernization has helped push the number of comments submitted to the federal government to about 9,500 as of May 26, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said. Only a week ago less than 2,500 comments had been submitted, NTRA chief operating officer Keith Chamblin said. [...]


IL: Casino Queen strikes deal to buy Fairmount Park

St. Louis Business Journal CQ Holdings, the parent company of the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, has agreed to acquire the Fairmount Park horse racing track in Collinsville. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement hinges on whether gaming legislation that would authorize slots at horse racing tracks, including Fairmount Park, gains [...]


Gulfstream Starter Bonus Tied to Field Size

Blood-Horse Gulfstream Park will offer horsemen a $250 starter bonus tied to field size beginning July 1. Trainers will receive a $250 bonus in any races in which the field leaves the paddock with eight or more horses. The bonus will be in place until the summer meet ends Oct. 3 at the Florida track. [...]

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