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PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF ALL RACEHORSES DURING & AFTER THEIR RACING CAREERS

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Editor's Notes

What The Next New Racetrack Needs To Be. Bigger & Better With Three Surfaces. Dirt, Turf & Tapeta.

Aqueduct_RacetrackThoroughbred People writer Victor Ryan recently penned a "What's Happening" piece on the initiative by the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition to build a brand new racetrack, and bring thoroughbred horse racing to the state. It is always uplifting to hear of a plan to build a new racetrack, and Thoroughbred People sincerely hopes it comes off for Georgia. What we also hope is that as a new track with a "21st century race track design", it is indeed built differently to current tracks, and that a golden opportunity is capitalized on.

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All Tracks Need To Follow Remington Park’s Example

remingtonIt was refreshing to hear of Remington Park's efforts to try to help solve the problem of horse slaughter. Trainers at Remington who are caught disposing of horses for slaughter will now lose their rights to stalls at the track, and therefore their ability to train there. Hats off to Remington Park for this. It is a step in the right direction. But it doesn't go far enough. If tracks can implement...

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Australian Horse Racing Enforces Ban On Pre-Race Day Injections

Melbourne-CupUS racing has a long way to go to become as clean a sport as it is in the rest of the modern world. Yet it now has even further. Australia recently implemented a complete ban on pre-race day injections of any kind. Here below is the statement from "Racing Australia".

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End Short Fields. Race The Boys Against The Girls.

AQ When the gutsy filly Arabian Queen beat the John Gosden trained English Derby winner Golden Horn in the Grade 1 Juddmonte International run at York, England, it was quite a surprise. The female three year old was a 50-1 longshot, while Golden Horn was the heavy 4-9 favorite to take the $800,000 first

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Let’s see some more Handicaps please!

Santa AnitaOn Superbowl Sunday close to a full field of eleven horses went to post for the "Super Bowl Party Handicap" over a mile and and eighth on the Turf at Santa Anita. The straightforward race conditions were simply that runners must have run for a claiming price of $25,000 or less in 2014-2015. The culminating...

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US Horseplayers Alone In Being Taxed On Winnings

The news that the US Treasury department is reviewing the 300-1 rule on automatic withholding of taxes on a winning bet - yes that ugly one in which it currently ignores how many perms, parlays and multiples are involved in that winning bet - should be welcomed. Or should it? Shouldn’t we be asking for the US to come into line [...]

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