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Trainer Jeff Radosevich Gets Milestone Win

Blood-Horse Trainer Jeff Radosevich sent out his 2,000th career winner Dec. 12 when She's Slammed captured the second race at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Always well placed just behind early pacesetter P Town Boo, She's Slammed took over the lead in midstretch and gradually pulled clear to win the six-furlong claiming event [...]


Pete Aiello New Race Caller at Oaklawn

Blood-Horse Less than 48 hours after finding out they needed him, Oaklawn Park has hired its fifth announcer. Pete Aiello will be in the booth when Oaklawn opens for live racing Jan. 15, 2016, replacing Frank Mirahmadi, who departed for Santa Anita Park. According to director of racing David Longinotti, Aiello was selected after announcers [...]


Symposium: Innovators Offer Variety of Ideas

Frank Angst / Blood-Horse The four finalists to present their ideas during the first Innovators' Circle—which offers a $15,000 prize—offered ideas in technology to prevent breakdowns, a multi-race wager that can play like an exchange, a game with a huge jackpot, and micro-ownership of Thoroughbreds. The Innovators' Circle for the first time is part of [...]


2016 Indiana Breed Development Fund Approved

Blood-Horse The Indiana Horse Racing Commission on Dec. 9 approved the 2016 Thoroughbred Breed Development Program that includes an additional $1.4 million as a result of legislation passed earlier this year. The approved program includes increasing purses for 20 stake races from $85,000 to $100,000. In addition, the state's four Signature Stakes will continue to [...]


Kentucky HBPA Election Results

Kentucky HBPA / Kentucky HBPA The results of the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (KHBPA) election are as follows: Owner Directors Michael J. Bruder F. Thomas Conway Frank Jones Jr. Mark C. Bacon Travis Foley Trainer Directors Dale Romans William R. Connelly William (Buff) Bradley Ken McPeek Rick Hiles Alternates: 1st John Hancock- Trainer [...]


National HBPA Endorses AHCs Welfare Code

American Horse Council / American Horse Council The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is the latest organization to endorse the American Horse Council's Welfare Code of Practice, the AHC reported Dec. 3. The AHC Welfare Code of Practice is a broad set of principles designed to establish good welfare procedures for organizations to follow [...]


Massachusetts Slots Referendum Progresses

Blood-Horse A ballot question that would allow a slot machine parlor near Suffolk Downs has cleared a hurdle and could appear on the statewide Massachusetts ballot in November. But the measure does not have the backing of racetrack management and the New England affiliate of the Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association. The petition to change [...]


Spotlight on Claimers Saturday at Gulfstream

Blood-Horse The $1.1 million Claiming Crown, which gives claiming horses their shot in nine stakes restricted to horses who have started for a tag in 2014 or 2015, will return to Gulfstream Park for a fourth straight year when it begins the Championship Meet Dec. 5. The event, founded by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders [...]


Chain of Custody Procedures Lead to Reinstating Ziadie

Paulick Report An administrative law judge has recommended that trainer Kirk Ziadie's license renewal – which was denied in August by the Florida Department of Business Regulation's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering as a result of several medication violations – be granted because chain of custody procedures in post-race test sample collection were contrary to existing [...]

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