Fasig-Tipton Cancels Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

Due to current restrictions in place at Santa Anita Park as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent changes in the 2020 Thoroughbred auction calendar, Fasig-Tipton announced today the cancellation of its 2020 Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The auction had been scheduled for June…

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COVID-19: Penn National To Furlough 26,000 Workers Beginning April 1

Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced Monday additional measures to help mitigate the financial impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “As the global COVID-19 health crisis continues to evolve, we are navigating through this unprecedented time for our Company, our industry and our nation,” said Jay Snowden, President and Chief Executive…

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Feeling Blue? Signs And Symptoms Of Depression In Horses

Though the signs of depression in humans are well understood, equine caretakers sometimes miss the exact same expression of mood in horses. Domestic horses can live in a state of chronic stress, whether from living situations, social interactions, physical exertion, training methods, feed schedule or physical health. Similar to humans,…

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Report: Trainer Duarte Hospitalized With COVID-19

Former jockey-turned-trainer Jorge Duarte was hospitalized last week while battling COVID-19, according to a report from The Racing Biz. Duarte posted to social media about his illness on March 26, indicating it was his eighth day battling the virus. “Day 8 with #COVID19 hasn’t been easy and not out of…

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Vaccarezza Raising Funds To Help Fellow South Florida Horsemen

South Florida horseman and restaurateur Carlo Vaccarezza has supported a number of different causes in recent years, holding fund-raisers for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, flood victims in Houston, Texas, and families of mass shooting victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Now, Vaccarezza is raising money…

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