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Kentucky clears trainer Asmussen in PETA probe

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Kentucky’s Horse Racing Commission has decided against taking action against trainer Steve Asmussen over a scathing report of abuse stemming from an undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals last year.

Travers Day gets even busier

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
The New York Racing Association’s big-day concept will be reflected in further bolstering of Travers and Whitney days at Saratoga Race Course in 2015.
Travers Day on Aug. 29, in particular, got another shot in the arm, with five Grade I stakes on the undercard, three of which will have bigger purses.
Purses raised at Saratoga stakes races for 2015

Purses raised at Saratoga stakes races for 2015

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
The New York Racing Association has raised purses at some key stakes races for Saratoga's 147th meet next summer.

NYRA alters policy for reservations at Race Course's restaurants

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Reserving a table at the Saratoga Race Course’s three restaurants will take money up front, according to the New York Racing Association.

NYRA announces 2015 Saratoga meet

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
The New York Racing Association released its racing calendar for 2015, calling for 251 days of live thoroughbred action centered around the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course.

FBI agent to head NYRA security

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

A former division leader with the FBI will join the New York Racing Association next year as its vice president of security.
NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns

NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
New York Racing Association board Chairman David Skorton has resigned effective New Year’s Eve, six months before he’s scheduled to leave his full-time job as Cornell University’s president for an executive position at the Smithsonian Institution.

Stanco sells Princess of Sylmar for $3.1M

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Ed Stanco occasionally makes business trips to Japan.
The next time he packs for one, he’ll have to throw a bag of peppermints in his suitcase, since his filly, Princess of Sylmar, was sold for $3.1 million on Monday to Shadai Farm of Hokkaido, Japan, as a broodmare prospect.

Breeders' Cup analysis: Shared Belief puts streak on the line

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
The 3-year-old championship and Horse of the Year are definitely on the line in today’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the final of this 13-race Breeders’ Cup weekend. Many division titles are also at stake in the other eight races.

Horse racing: Stevens ready for another ride

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Despite age and recent infirmity, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is a go for the Breeders’ Cup next weekend at Santa Anita.

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