KY: Churchill Fall Meet to Start Nov. 1

Blood-Horse Churchill Downs will open its 21-day fall meet on Sunday, Nov. 1 with a 10-race program. First post time is 12:40 p.m. (ET). The meet covers a four-week stretch through Sunday, Nov. 29, and starts Sunday with the 11th annual "Stars of Tomorrow I" program, which is entirely devoted to 2-year-old with an eye [...]

PA: Threat of horse racing shutdown still looming

pennlive.com State officials and stakeholders continue to hash out a deal to keep horse racing running in Pennsylvania, but the threat of a shutdown is still looming. The Wolf administration last week said the State Racing Fund is operating in the red and leaving the commonwealth without the money to operate the sport throughout six [...]

Charles Town HBPA Election Results

Charles Town HBPA Posted: 10/24/15 President: Raymond (Randy) Funkhouser Owner Raymond (Joe) Funkhouser Naomi Long James Miller Mark Russell Tony Stehr Trainer-Owner/Trainer Leslie Condon Jeff Runco John McKee Lee Couchenour James H. Starkey Owner Alternates Harry (Joe) Painter Richard Knapp Tracy Willis Trainer-Onwer/Trainer Alternates Victor Espinosa Tim Grams James Casey

200 Horses Pre-Entered for 32nd Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse Led by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and two-time Breeders' Cup champion mare Beholder a total of 200 horses, including 32 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships. The 32nd Breeders' Cup, consisting of 13 grade one races with purses and awards totaling $26 million, will be held for [...]

Arkansas HBPA Election Results

Arkansas HBPA President: Linda Gaston Owner Directors: Terry Dunlavy Jeanette Milligan Robert Tucker Bill Walmsley Gary Woodall First Alternate: Ron Ball Trainer Directors: Terry Brennan Jinks Fires Steve Hobby Ron Moquette Don Von Hemel First Alternate: Rick Jackson

California Owners Group Hires Coukos

Blood-Horse Thoroughbred Owners of California announced Tuesday, Oct. 20 that Nick Coukos has accepted the position of president. Coukos is stepping down as vice president racing/corporate affairs at Ajax Downs, a privately owned Quarter Horse racetrack and slot facility near Toronto. Prior to that he was executive director of Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association Ontario [...]

Suffolk, Brockton Fair Apply for 2016 Dates

Blood-Horse The ownership groups of Suffolk Downs and the Brockton Fairgrounds, which has not hosted Thoroughbred racing since 2001, have filed applications with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for live racing dates in 2016. The application of Sterling Suffolk Racing, which asked for and was granted three dates—Sept. 5, Oct. 3, and Oct. 31— this year, [...]

RMTC Cites Progress, Adds Drugs to Schedule

Blood-Horse The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, which met Oct. 13, cited progress in state-by-state adoption of components of the National Uniform Medication Program and also added four drugs to the Controlled Therapeutic Substances Schedule. The uniform medication program calls for adoption of the therapeutic medication schedule; administration of furosemide, also called Lasix or Salix, [...]

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