Monthly Archives: February 2012

Breeders’ Cup: No Change in Medication Policy

This is sure to be a controversial decision by the Breeders’ Cup…
Breeders’ Cup: No Change in Medication Policy http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67699/breeders-cup-no-change-in-medication-policy
Breeders’ Cup Ltd. has reaffirmed its plan to ban race-day medications in World Championships races for 2-year-olds this year, despite recent action by the American Graded Stakes Committee to delay implementation of such a [...]

Barbaro’s trainer has leading Ky. Derby contender

Barbaro’s trainer has leading Ky. Derby contender http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/sports/derby-137400-trainer-four.html
Horse Racing Capsules: Barbaro’s trainer has leading Ky. Derby contender
February 27, 2012 5:33 PM By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, The Associated Press Six years after Barbaro, trainer Michael Matz has another star attraction for the Kentucky Derby.
Union Rags confirmed his status as the Derby [...]

Article: Horse Racing | Planned drug ban on hold for 2-year-olds

Horse Racing | Planned drug ban on hold for 2-year-olds | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120224/SPORTS08/302240126/HORSE-RACING
The American Graded Stakes Committee will not implement a ban of race-day medication for 2-year-old graded stakes this year. The committee made the announcement Friday in Lexington, Ky.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced the new policy last [...]

Live Racing Returns to Mountaineer Friday

Mountaineer’s 125,000th race coming up this weekend…
Live Racing Returns to Mountaineer Friday http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67684/live-racing-returns-to-mountaineer-friday
Live Thoroughbred racing returns this Friday, March 2, at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort. The track in West Virginia’s northern panhandle will commence its 62nd season with a 10-race card. Post time for the first race will be 7 p.m. [...]

Bill Would Legalize Horse Race Gambling in Georgia

Interesting, and encouraging,  that this would be on the table with all the doom and gloom about  thoroughbred racing.
Bill Would Legalize Horse Race Gambling http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Bill-Would-Legalize-Horse-Race-Gambling-20120224-pm-pk
Supporters say the state would see a big economic boost from horse racing and the HOPE scholarship would benefit.
Supporters of thoroughbred racing in Georgia say new [...]

Article: Kentucky Senate Kills Gambling Amendment

Kentucky Senate says no to a Constitutional amendment expanding gambling. 
Kentucky Senate Kills Gambling Amendment http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67630/kentucky-senate-kills-gambling-amendment
A measure authorizing a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling in Kentucky was defeated by the state Senate on a 21-16 vote the afternoon of Feb. 23. One senator was absent.
The measure would have authorized up to [...]

Oaklawn Park Hikes Purses $100,000 a Week

Another encouraging sign!
Oaklawn Park Hikes Purses $100,000 a Week http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67624/oaklawn-park-hikes-purses-100000-a-week
Oaklawn Park raised purses again effective Feb. 23, this time by about $100,000 a week.
Officials at the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack said with the additional $800,000 through the end of the meet, purses will total a record $18 million for the [...]

Article: Santa Anita to Maintain Four-Day Race Week | BloodHorse.com

This could have a positive effect for the handicapper and bettor: Bigger fields, better races…
Santa Anita to Maintain Four-Day Race Week | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67614/santa-anita-to-maintain-four-day-race-week
Satisfied with its performance during the 2011-12 meet, Santa Anita Park announced Feb. 22 that it had received permission from the California Horse Racing Board to not add Wednesdays [...]

KY Senate Panel Approves Expanded Gaming Bill

KY Senate Panel Approves Expanded Gaming Bill http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67600/ky-senate-panel-approves-expanded-gaming-bill
An amended bill that would authorize a constitutional amendment on allowing up to seven casinos in Kentucky was approved Feb. 22 by the Senate Committee on State and Local Government and will be sent to the full Senate for consideration.

Posted via email from Michael [...]

Report: Progress on Plan to Lease Monmouth

Report: Progress on Plan to Lease Monmouth | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67586/report-progress-on-plan-to-lease-monmouth
The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority have reached a preliminary deal on the lease of Monmouth Park, according to a state newspaper.
The Asbury Park Press reported Feb. 21 that meetings that day resulted in progress, according [...]