Monthly Archives: June 2012

Article: Cancellations, adjustments, as tracks, horsemen prepare for heat - Thoroughbred Times

Racing feeling the heat, literally. 
Cancellations, adjustments, as tracks, horsemen prepare for heat - Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/06/29/cancellations-adjustments-as-tracks-horsemen-prepare-for-heat.aspx
With record high temperatures looming, racetracks and horsemen across the South, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic regions are preparing for weekend racing, with several tracks canceling programs, some modifying their schedules, and horsemen planning to take extra precautions [...]

Quest to Ban Race-Day Salix Called ‘Insanity’

This is going to be a battle, with strong opinions on both sides. 
Quest to Ban Race-Day Salix Called ‘Insanity’
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/70918/quest-to-ban-race-day-salix-called-insanity

During a June 29 meeting that showed the battle over race-day furosemide is escalating, supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case—that the medication is good for the racehorse—to the public.
It was no surprise [...]

CHRB Taking Longer Look at Exchange Wagering

CHRB Taking Longer Look at Exchange Wagering http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/70896/chrb-taking-longer-look-at-exchange-wagering

Love it or hate it, exchange wagering seems to be getting all the scrutiny it can handle from the California Horse Racing Board. Nearly two years after the concept was signed into law, the board decided to delay implementation during its meeting June 28.

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Evening Cards for Remainder of Churchill Meet

Evening Cards for Remainder of Churchill Meet http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/70864/evening-cards-for-remainder-of-churchill-meet
Churchill Downs officials will adjust post times and race exclusively in the evening for the final three days of the 2012 spring meet due to looming near-record triple-digit heat in the forecast for Louisville, the track announced June 27. The first race on the June [...]

Article: Churchill cancels Thursday card because of heat

Churchill cancels Thursday card because of heat http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/26/2869592/churchill-cancels-thursday-card.html

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs has canceled Thursday’s race card because the temperature is expected to be around 100 degrees.
Track President Kevin Flanery said in a statement on Tuesday that Churchill consulted with the National Weather Service before deciding to cancel racing, and would continue to do [...]

Arlington Chairman Dick Duchossois at center of Illinois Derby debate - chicagotribune.com

Interesting how a horse race, in this case the Illinois Derby, brings people together. The Illinois Derby should remain as part of the Kentucky Derby qualification process 
Dick Duchossois: Arlington Chairman Dick Duchossois at center of Illinois Derby debate - chicagotribune.com http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/horseracing/ct-spt-0624-side-arlington-hawthorne–20120624,0,7472087.story?track=rss

An intriguing sub-plot in the Arlington-Hawthorne squabble involves Arlington International Racecourse Chairman [...]

Horse Racing Discovers New Drug Problem, One Linked to Frogs - NYTimes.com

Frog juice? Seriously?
Horse Racing Discovers New Drug Problem, One Linked to Frogs - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/20/sports/horse-racing-discovers-new-drug-problem-one-linked-to-frogs.html?_r=1

But for months postrace testing could not find the substance, a painkiller far more powerful than morphine. Then a lab in the Denver area tweaked its testing procedure, and in recent weeks more than 30 horses from four [...]

Article: Secretariat’s ‘73 Preakness time is a record, racing commission rules - CNN.com

This is wonderful news for all racing fans. Secretariat now officially holds the record for all three Triple Crown races. I’m wondering if they wouldn’t mind taking a look at another short film taken 10 years before Secretariat’s Preakness and clearing up another matter…
Secretariat’s ‘73 Preakness time is a record, racing commission [...]

US Racetrack Denies That Mexican Drug Cartel Fixed Results of a Race

More negative news for the racing industry. 
US Racetrack Denies That Mexican Drug Cartel Fixed Results of a Race - Page 1 http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-racetrack-denies-mexican-drug-cartel-fixed-results/t/story?id=16597695

The general manager of a U.S. horseracing track denied allegations Monday that the chief of Mexico’s most violent drug cartel had fixed a $1 million race so his own horse would [...]

Article: Horse Racing Arrests Kick Off Bad Week for the Zetas

Horse Racing Arrests Kick Off Bad Week for the Zetas http://www.insightcrime.org/insight-latest-news/item/2780-horse-racing-arrests-kick-off-bad-week-for-the-zetas
A string of arrests has rattled the Zetas’ financial network as US and Mexican authorities targeted the group’s money laundering operations, which allegedly included a horse racing business in Oklahoma.
The bad news for the Zetas began on June 12, with [...]