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Tagged With: thoroughbred racing

Did the California Stewards make the right decision in the Breeder’s Cup Classic?

California’s Stewards, the people charged with the safety and integrity of racing in the state of California had the opportunity on Saturday to make a ruling that would have not only been correct, but would have sent shock waves through racing. At the start of the race, Bayern, trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, … 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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Onondaga County Votes Down OTB

On June 7, the Onondaga County Legislature rejected Off Track Betting for the second time in a year. Is Off Track Betting dead for Onondaga County? No, not necessarily. The door is open for the City of Syracuse to seek special legislation to be the beneficiary of the revenue from an off track betting parlor … 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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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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NYRA is in Trouble

As both a horse owner and a fan, I am saddened to read the news in the Thoroughbred Times that NYRA has let its 1,400 employees know that layoffs could begin as early as June 9th. New York’s thoroughbred business generates 2.4 billion dollars of economic growth to the State of New York. This is … Continue reading »

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My Thoughts on the Paragallo Conviction

Paragallo Conviction On March 10, thoroughbred horse owner and breeder Ernie Paragallo was convicted of 33 out of 34 counts of animal cruelty in a non jury trial in Greene County, NY. Good for all concerned. Mr. Paragallo owned a farm where over 160 horses were found to have been maltreated in April, 2009. As … Continue reading »

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Calvin Borel is no longer Mine (ing) the Bird

It was announced today that Calvin Borel was pulled from being the jockey on Mine That Bird for the remainder of 2009. Why? It’s plain and simple, Borel would not commit to riding Mine That Bird for the remainder of the 2009 campaign. Borel and his agent determined that he would ride Warrior’s Reward in … 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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