For the past few years, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has been working towards an expansion of its out-of-competition (OOC) testing program, putting into place an enforcement mechanism to catch and prosecute violators.
Like most new medication rules in California, adoption of this new plan has proven a slow journey. And, at last month’s CHRB meeting, the wheels came off the bus entirely.
The meeting descended into Read more
Racing in New York moves to Saratoga Race Course on Friday. Last year, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) set a new race meet record for all-source handle of $676,709,490 for the 40 days of racing. This translates to an all-source daily handle of $16,917,737, which tops any other racetrack in the U.S.
In part two of our seven-part weekly series looking at the development of Saratoga Race Course, Paul Roberts and Isabelle Taylor explain how the magnificent 40-day race meet that begins there on Friday owes a huge debt to a remarkable character known as Old Smoke. The extracts are taken from their book The Spa: Saratoga’s Legendary Race Course.
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