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Tagged With: thoroughbred ownership

New Alliance for New York: Here is one hope that it works

A group of New York stakeholders in horse racing announced on¬†February¬†6th that an alliance of industry groups is being formed to be able to meet with the leaders in Albany to protect the industry from the advances of casino gaming. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he wants to put a full casino on the … Continue reading »

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Breeder’s Cup

It is that time of year when the Sport of Kings comes together over the next two days to see who is the best of the best. It is an exciting time as a racing fan and owner. I enjoy watching those friends of mine with horses in the event It will be fun to … Continue reading »

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Dutrow License Revoked

NY TRAINER HAD HIS LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR 10 YEARS Rick Dutrow, 52, trainer of 2009 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown had his training license revoked for ten years by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. In determining that Dutrow was a detriment to racing, the Board went far beyond the initial … Continue reading »

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New York Racing is in Trouble

New York Racing is in Real Trouble New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state budget yesterday. He made some very tough decisions in order to reduce a $10 billion deficit. As a result difficult decisions clearly needed to be made. One of those decisions Governor Cuomo made was to create an additional surcharge on … Continue reading »

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New York Bred Sales Company Cancels October Sale

According to a press release sent out by the New York Bred Sales Company, the NY Bred sale scheduled for Saratoga on October 10, 2010 is cancelled for this year. NYBSC President Joe McMahon said that due to scheduling difficulties this one year absence is necessary. I cannot comment on the why of cancelling the … Continue reading »

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What will you do with your horse when it’s done racing?

A recent article in the Saratogian highlights an important point that often goes disregarded in racing circles: What happens to a horse once it is done racing? An owner of a race horse has an obligation to make sure that the animal does not end up in the kill pen once its racing days are … Continue reading »

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Desormeaux Fails Breath Test

According to BloodHorse.com, jockey Kent Desormeaux was taken off his mount Hold Me Back in yesterday’s Domnion Day Handicap at Woodbine because he failed a required breath test prior to riding the Bill Mott trained horse. While this potentially cost Desormeaux purse money, as Hold Me Back won the race, that is truly immaterial. Racing … Continue reading »

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Jess Jackson’s Biggest Gamble

Jess Jackson recently purchased Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexander for the price of $10,000,000. Now, pardon me if I watch as my Kendall Jackson wine prices all of a sudden skyrocket! To most of us, ten million dollars is an astronomical amount of money. The logical question then becomes how does one come up with … Continue reading »

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Kentucky Derby 2009

For me, this weekend is the Superbowl, the Daytona 500 and the World Series all wrapped into one package. This weekend is the 135th Kentucky Derby. For as long as I can remember, my family gathered around and watched the Derby, we would analyze the race and determine which horse we liked. It is something … Continue reading »

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Equine Law: Am I Just Horsing Around?

One of my favorite areas of practice is my equine law specialty. No, I am not just horsing around! Since 1977, my family has owned and raced thoroughbred horses. We have been fortunate enough to race horses throughout North America and presently run horses at Aqueduct. We have raced at tracks from Oaklawn Park to … Continue reading »

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