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NTRA Lobbyist: Federal Drug Reform Action Unlikely

Advocates for change in horse racing didn’t find much reason for optimism in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s legislative update held in Saratoga Springs Aug. 7. The presentation from lobbyist Greg Means, founder and principal of The Alpine Group in Washington, D.C., reviewed current legislation or proposals that pertain to racing. Included were bills covering…

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NYRA Board Awards Bonus, Raise to Kay

A revamped racing program, enhancements to the customer experience, and a continued decline in equine fatality rates were among the successes trumpeted at the Aug. 6 of the board of directors of the New York Racing Association in Saratoga Springs. And in return, NYRA president and chief executive officer Christopher Kay got a bonus and…

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Tapit Fillies Steal The Show

A Tapit filly purchased for $550,000 as a weanling was briefly the star on the first night of Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 4 before she was upstaged several hips later by another Tapit filly, who topped trading at $1.15 million. Hip 81, a Tapit filly out of champion She Be Wild grabbed headlines late…

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This Week At Saratoga, Week 4

Monday, August 4 At the track… Today’s stakes races: the New York Stallion Series for horses sired by New York-based stallions. The Cab Calloway and Statue of Liberty Divisions, each worth $100,000, will be run at a mile on the turf for three-year-olds and three-year-old fillies respectively. Live-money, low roller handicapping tournament. $40 entry fee.…