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Santa Anita, TOC Announce Purse Increase

20 Apr 2019
Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California announced a $10,000 per-race purse increase for all non-stakes races for the next six weeks Friday evening. The increase will go into effect Friday, Apr. 26 and last until at least June 2. The program will then be reevaluated for the final three weeks of the
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Curlin Half Sis to Maclean’s Music Makes the Grade at Keeneland

20 Apr 2019
Electric Forest, whose dam Forest Music and half-brother and sire Maclean’s Music (Distorted Humor) were both brilliantly fast, saw out two turns effectively Friday to make the grade. A debut winner sprinting here last April, the dark bay was off the board at even money in an optional claimer on GI Kentucky Oaks day the
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New TDN Rising Star: Ghostzapper Filly Romps in Keeneland Slop

20 Apr 2019
Guarana (f, 3, Ghostzapper-Magical World, by Distorted Humor) wasn’t much of a secret at odds of 4-5, and ran to the money with a powerful, front-running debut win in the Keeneland slop Friday, easily good enough for ‘TDN Rising Star’ honors. She broke well and faced some early pressure through a sharp opening quarter in
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Cohen Hit With 60 Days for ‘Deliberately’ Whipping Rival Jock

20 Apr 2019
Allegations of intentionally whipping a rival jockey during a race have resulted in a 60-day suspension for David Cohen, who entered Friday’s racing second in both wins and earnings at Oaklawn Park. According to the Oaklawn stewards, Cohen’s close-quarters whipping in the stretch run of the eighth race on Apr. 6 allegedly caused four welts
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AAEP’s Berk Issues Statement on Furosemide Prohibition

20 Apr 2019
American Association of Equine Practitioners president Dr. Jeff Berk issued the following statement Friday in response to the announcement that a coalition of U.S. racetracks will phase out the use of furosemide (Lasix): “Horse racing in the U.S. faces significant challenges to its long-term health. The leadership of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
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