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  • Arizona Downs Announces Partnership With Colonial Downs Operator March 3, 2021
    Arizona Downs announced a new partnership with Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) for the 2021 summer racing meet. P2E has an extensive track record of supporting horse racing in Virginia and Louisiana, and will consult with Arizona Downs regarding the management of the live racing and simulcast operations during the racing season. “Arizona horse racing has […]
    Press Release
  • Eclipse Award-Winning Apprentice Fined, Suspended For Carrying Wrong Weight March 2, 2021
    Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey Alexander Crispin has been suspended for 30 days and fined $1,000 for carrying the wrong weight during a race at Laurel Park in Maryland, reports the Daily Racing Form. No specific details about the reasons for the ruling have been reported. The race in question is the ninth on Jan. 16, 2021, […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Amateur Jockey Rob James Apologizes For ‘Wholly Inappropriate’ Actions In Viral Video March 2, 2021
    Amateur jockey Rob James issued an apology via The Irish Field on Tuesday, after a video depicting him astride a dead horse made the rounds on social media. “I would just like of apologize for my actions which were wholly inappropriate and disrespectful to a lovely 5-year-old mare, who unfortunately suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while at […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Churchill Downs Considers Increasing Kentucky Derby Capacity March 2, 2021
    On Monday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced that businesses would be allowed to increase indoor capacity from 50 to 60 percent. According to the Courier-Journal, Churchill Downs is now considering increasing fan capacity at this year's Kentucky Derby, scheduled for Saturday, May 1. Previously, Churchill had announced that 40 to 50 percent of the track's reserve […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Essential Quality Tabbed As 7-2 Morning Line Favorite In Fourth Kentucky Derby Future Wager March 2, 2021
    Godolphin's 2-year-old champion and winner of the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (Grade 3) Essential Quality was made the 7-2 morning line favorite in the field of 24 betting choices for Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), which will open on Friday. Pool 4 of the KDFW runs concurrently with the lone pool of […]
    Churchill Downs Media Office
  • Pari-Mutuel Rules, Race Dates Adjusted At Indiana Grand March 2, 2021
    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met Tuesday, March 2 and approved several changes for the upcoming 2021 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Indiana Grand was initially set to hold live racing Saturday, May 1 during Kentucky Derby Day. However, due to uncertainty directly related to COVID-19, a request was submitted to […]
    Tammy Knox/Indiana Grand
  • For The Love Of Horses: Racing Industry Unites To Showcase Racehorse Welfare March 2, 2021
    Over the past several days, a disturbing photograph of trainer Gordon Elliott and footage involving amateur jockey Rob James have brought the racing industry under global scrutiny once again. The industry has responded with a grassroots social media campaign designed to showcase the love and care with which racehorses are treated, via the hashtags #ForTheLoveOfHorses […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Four 2018 Virginia Yearling Futurity Participants Share $5,000 In Bonus Awards March 2, 2021
    Congratulations to four Virginia-bred/certified horses that competed in the 2018 Yearling Futurity, who will share a $5,000 bonus pool based on career earnings they accumulated through their recently completed 3-year-old racing campaigns. The top earners in bonus winning order were Patriotic Punch ($3,000), Appraised ($1,000), Lady Fox ($700) and Beach Traffic ($300). Maryland-bred Patriotic Punch, […]
    Edited Press Release
  • Handicapper Deicke Hoping To Rise To Gotham Challenge March 2, 2021
    Ed Deicke, a 54-year-old financial advisor from Lido Beach, New York, has turned a lifelong love of horse racing into a potentially lucrative hobby as a prominent player on the National Horseplayers Championship [NHC] tour. “I do mostly retirement planning. It's all I've ever done and I really do love it,” said Deicke, who also […]
    NYRA Press Office
  • Between The Hedges: Handicapping Challenges Go Virtual March 2, 2021
    The following is the third edition of a bi-weekly series entitled Between The Hedges. The series will revolve around the business of betting focusing on trending wagering topics and statistics. Each installment will include a column penned by Joe Longo, NYRA General Manager of Content Services, examining certain areas of interest within the landscape of […]
    Joe Longo/NYRA