Galloping Out: Re-homing our horses when they retire from racing at Arlington Park or Hawthorne Racecourse.
From The Paulick Report:
"A total of 35 Thoroughbred stakes will be included for the 2018 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. More than $4.3 million in total purses will be offered during the 120-day meet that begins Tuesday, April 17 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018."
From Horserace Insider:
"Keeneland has caved to the horse player’s boycott many said was an exercise in futility with no chance to succeed. (You know who you are.)
Keeneland announced Wednesday that takeout on win-place-show wagers will be rolled back from 19 percent to 17.5 percent, the rate prior to the boycott. Exacta wagers will be charged at 19.5 percent, down from the 22 percent in effect for the first time at Keeneland’s fall meet."
From the ITHA website:
"Until further notice, due to a quarantine at Turfway Park, horses will not be allowed to ship into Hawthorne from Turfway. Hawthorne is also recommending that horses do not ship to Turfway until more information is provided about this situation."
"Testing of samples collected Feb. 5 on the 26 horses housed in the quarantined barn have been reported by the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the results of this initial assessment of the barn's population did identify two additional positive horses. These results bring the cumulative total to three positive horses in two separate stables housed in the affected barn have tested positive, with the remaining 24 having tested negative."
"On Feb. 6, the following was released by Rusty Ford of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office:
Testing of samples collected yesterday (2/5) on the 26 horses housed in the quarantined barn have been reported by the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the results of this initial assessment of the barn's population did identify two additional positive horses. These results brings the cumulative total to 3 positive horses in two separate stables
From the Des Moines Register:
"The National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball have officially registered against an Iowa House bill aimed at legalizing sports betting in the event the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a federal law that bans it in most states."
"But the dispute over House Study Bill 592 appears to focus on whether professional sports leagues would be guaranteed a slice of profits for a so-called "integrity fee," rather than whether Iowa wagering on sports should
From the Grand Island Independent:
"World Famous Sam T is a “young” 9-year-old gelding.
Many race horses that age are on their last legs when it comes to racing or are already retired. Not World Famous Sam T."
"Barn 14 at Turfway Park has been placed under quarantine by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture after a horse stabled there tested positive for the equine herpesvirus (EHV1) and was euthanized Friday."
"Build casinos right at home in Kentucky: that’s the consensus of Bluegrass State lawmakers who wants to bring back gambling dollars they see hemorrhaging over to surrounding states. To that end, a group of Kentucky lawmakers are trying to garner support to put a casino referendum before voters this November."
From Harness Illinois:
Hawthorne has banned horses that last raced at several Ohio and Pennsylvania tracks, as well as were stabled at farms in those states.
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