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John Gosden has revealed seven-time group 1 winner Stradivarius will remain in training as an 8-year-old, with the Ascot Gold Cup (G1) his primary objective before he retires at the end of the season.
Expanded screening procedures for trainer Bob Baffert and his horses at the Breeders' Cup Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar will include observation from security officers with body cameras and abandoning usual withdrawal times for legal medications.
Ellis Park is moving forward with an application for an extension facility in Owensboro, Ky., that will host HHR and simulcasting. The extension is estimated to produce an additional $6 million in purses per year for the Henderson, Ky., track.
Questioning the due process afforded Karl Broberg when CDI barred him this fall from competition at all of its tracks, the LSRC unanimously passed a motion during its Oct. 26 meeting authorizing his continued participation at CDI-owned Fair Grounds.
California stewards suspended trainer Reed Saldana for 30 days and fined him $1,000 in an Oct. 23 ruling after his runner, Majestic Diva, showed the presence of clenbuterol in her system after winning an $8,000 claiming race at Los Alamitos Dec. 19.
The New York State Gaming Commission announced that effective Oct. 26, the New York Drug Testing and Research Program will commence testing of biologic samples for the presence of bisphosphonates.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a measure to end a wagering rule in New York State that put up a roadblock to married jockeys riding in the same race that became an issue highlighted earlier this year by jockeys Trevor McCarthy and Katie Davis.
Attorneys for the New York Racing Association filed an Oct. 25 response asking a United States District Court Judge to reject Bob Baffert's Oct. 21 request to amend his complaint challenging the NYRA's ongoing administrative proceeding against him.
Knicks Go retained his top ranking for the 12th consecutive week in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll with 23 first place votes and 339 points.
After nearly eight years as the director of racing at the largest and most complex circuit in the nation, Martin Panza was ready to step down at NYRA and enjoy the financial fruits and freedom he had earned during a long career.