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Golden Gate Fields Posts Substantial Gains In Wagering During Summer Meet

Although the 2017 Summer Meet consisted of 16 racing days, Golden Gate Fields all sources handle for the first 16 days this year was $33,049,592, a whopping 30 percent hike over last year's $25,323,799. “We are very happy with the gains made at this year's Summer Meet,” said David Duggan, General Manager and Vice President of Golden Gate Fields. “There are a lot of people to thank for that. Our dedicated horsemen, jockeys, backstretch workers, our hard-working front-side staff, and of course, the horseplayers and fans who support our product.”

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Although the 2017 Summer Meet consisted of 16 racing days, Golden Gate Fields all sources handl....



Triple Crown Winner Justify Retired From Racing

Press Release: Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing, it was announced today. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can't be definite.”

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Press Release: Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racin....



The Most Expensive Thoroughbred Ever Sold at Auction – The Green Monkey – Passes Away

The world's most expensive thoroughbred ever to sell at public auction has passed away. The Green Monkey succumbed to laminitis at his retirement home in Florida. He was fourteen. The Green Monkey brought $16m when sold to Coolmore in 2006 at the Fasig-Tipton Calder Select Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale. The colt was consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds. By Forestry out of the Unbridled mare Magical Masquerade, it was a red letter day for Hartley/De Renzo, as they had previously given $425,000 for The Green Monkey as a yearling at the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale.

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The world's most expensive thoroughbred ever to sell at public auction has passed away. The Gre....



Twelve Years On. Barbaro Remembered. The Triple Crown Winner That Should Have Been.

Barbaro1Saturday May 6th 2006. It was the day I saw the Kentucky Derby won by the horse who was going to become the first Triple Crown winner in 29 years. The unbeaten, stunningly handsome, bright bay beauty Barbaro completely laughed at his Derby competition, as he trounced the field by a facile 6 1/2 lengths. It was immediately clear that this was a creature who was on a very different level to the three previous gallant Triple Crown contenders I had flown across the country from California to Belmont Park to cheer on. And Barbaro's running style and physique told me that the mile and a half of the Belmont Stakes would be a positive, not a negative. This fella had Triple Crown Winner stamped all over him.

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Saturday May 6th 2006. It was the day I saw the Kentucky Derby won by the horse who was going t....



Supreme Court Knocks Down PASPA, Monmouth Park Wins Right to Sports Betting

After nearly seven years of legal wrangling, Monmouth Park Racetrack has won its right to sports betting after the Supreme Court announced this morning that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. “This is the culmination of the hard-work and dedication of a large group of individuals, all of whom contributed to today’s victory and will undoubtedly contribute to our future success,” said Dennis Drazin, chairman and CEO of Darby Development LLC, operators of Monmouth Park. “We started this fight back in 2012 and are grateful that the Supreme Court has recognized that we’ve been right all along. We can now shift our focus on commencing sports betting, which will be off and running at Monmouth Park as soon as possible.

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After nearly seven years of legal wrangling, Monmouth Park Racetrack has won its right to sport....



No Nonsense Australian Racing Authorities Show Zero Tolerance for Cheating With Lifetime “Milkshaking” Bans

Upon reviewing one US jurisdiction's rules of racing, in this example, the California Horse Racing Board's rules, the penalty for a licensed trainer caught for a first "Milkshaking" event is a 30 day suspension plus a fine. A second offence - 60 days plus a fine. And if the trainer is found "Milkshaking" a third time? The penalty is a 90 day ban plus a fine - with a maximum imposable suspension of 365 days in the presence of "aggravating factors".

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Upon reviewing one US jurisdiction's rules of racing, in this example, the California Horse Rac....



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