Monthly Archives: August 2011

Article: Suffolk Downs Cancels Aug. 30 Card | BloodHorse.com

Suffolk Downs Cancels Aug. 30 Card | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64761/suffolk-downs-cancels-aug-30-card
Although Tropical Storm Irene has left the area, several East Coast tracks are still impacted by the storm that began as a hurricane and was later downgraded before rolling through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Citing a power outage resulting from the storm, Suffolk [...]

Article: Gulfstream announces $3-million in capital improvements - Thoroughbred Times

The most intriguing Part of this is the Trakus system…
 announces $3-million in capital improvements - Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/08/29/gulfstream-announces-3-million-in-capital-improvements.aspx
Gulfstream Park will spend $3-million on capital improvements in preparation for the track’s 2011-2012 meeting, which is scheduled to begin on December 3. Renovations will include the installation of six new Daktronics video display boards throughout the facility, [...]

Article: NYRA to Announce Improvements for Saratoga | BloodHorse.com

Good move by the NYRA!
NYRA to Announce Improvements for Saratoga | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64766/nyra-to-announce-improvements-for-saratoga
The New York Racing Association is inviting the public to participate in a community forum to review a menu of potential capital improvement projects for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The forum will be held at the Saratoga [...]

Article: Injury ends year for Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom

Injury ends year for Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom http://www.suntimes.com/sports/horseracing/6242587-419/injury-ends-year-for-kentucky-derby-winner-animal-kingdom.html
NEW YORK — Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has a more serious leg injury that will require surgery, and the colt won’t race again this year.
The colt’s ownership, Team Valor International, said in a statement Wednesday that a second set of X-rays has revealed [...]

Article: Ruling Could Affect Drug-Testing Regulations

This could have wide reaching effects on racing…
Ruling Could Affect Drug-Testing Regulations http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64728/ruling-could-affect-drug-testing-regulations
A recent New York Supreme Court ruling invalidating that state’s out- of-competition equine drug-testing could have implications in other jurisdictions and the Thoroughbred racing industry.
Out-of-competition testing is aimed at detecting prohibited substances—primarily blood-doping agents—that cannot be detected in post-race tests. Regulators [...]

Article: Horse-racing groups focus on report’s recommendations

Horse-racing groups focus on report’s recommendations http://poststar.com/news/regions/saratoga/horse-racing-groups-focus-on-report-s-recommendations/article_c4de0892-ce98-11e0-a566-001cc4c002e0.html
SARATOGA SPRINGS — As the racing meet heats up for the biggest weekend of the summer, attendance is up and on-track wagering is higher than it was last year at Saratoga Race Course.
While everything appears to be going well locally, a study issued earlier [...]

Article: Live Racing Returns to Maryland at Timonium

Live Racing Returns to Maryland at Timonium http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64688/live-racing-returns-to-maryland-at-timonium
Live racing returns to Maryland after a three-month break when the Maryland State Fair at Timonium meet kicks off Aug. 26.
There will be seven days of racing through Sept. 5 at Timonium, which has a five-eighths-mile racing surface. Though usually not open for full-card simulcasts, various [...]

Article: After 28 Days, Saratoga Numbers Still Solid

A hopeful sign…
After 28 Days, Saratoga Numbers Still Solid http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64664/after-28-days-saratoga-numbers-still-solid
Ontrack business at the current Saratoga meet after 28 days continues to run ahead of comparable figures for 2010, the New York Racing Association reported Aug. 22 as the fifth week of the meet ended.
Total attendance was 632,600, up 3.7% from [...]

Article: Rapid Redux secures 15th straight victory

Now that’s a past performance! These are from the Post Time Daily 2.0 available at www.posttimedaily.com

Rapid Redux secures 15th straight victory
http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2011/08/22/rapid-redux-secures-15th-straight-victory.aspx
Rapid Redux continues to dominate starter allowance races in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions this year as the five-year-old Pleasantly Perfect gelding extended his win streak to 15 races on Monday [...]

Article: Espinoza Donates $10,000 for Racetrack Grooms | BloodHorse.com

Well done, Victor, well done!
Espinoza Donates $10,000 for Racetrack Grooms | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64601/espinoza-donates-10000-for-racetrack-grooms
Jockey Victor Espinoza, who pledged to donate his earnings for the race week of Aug. 10-14 to assist Southern California racetrack grooms, has presented a $10,000 check to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation.
Espinoza handed the check over during [...]