Month: January 2019

America’s Best Horses

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation’s top contenders on the Triple Crown trail. Find out the initial 2019 top racehorse rankings below.  AMERICA’S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Jan. 28 1. Game Winner (29 first-place votes) Owner: Gary and Mary West Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Joel Rosario 2019 stats: 0 starts, 0 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds Last race: 1st, Sentient Jet…

University Of Arizona, ARCI To Begin Training Program For Horse Racing Investigators – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

Beginning in the third quarter of 2019, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry Program (RTIP) will launch an educational program for horse racing investigators employed by racing commissions and tracks. No such program currently exists, and the effort will complement the work of the Organization of Racing…

Over Flat or Fences, Jonathan Sheppard Wins Them All

There are few certainties in life or in the sport of horse racing. But just as you can count on the changing of the seasons, you can count on Jonathan Sheppard sending out winners by the dozen, year after year, in tests of both pure speed and dexterity over jumps. Sheppard is patient, skilled, and…

New Cuomo Budget Proposal Could Allow OTBs To Drop Horse Racing – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

by Paulick Report Staff | 01.27.2019 | 6:34pm Suffolk OTB, Sunrise branch While specifics are not yet clear, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-2020 budget could give the state’s off-track betting agencies the ability to get rid of horse racing betting entirely, according to newsday.com. Alternatively, OTBs would have the flexibility to merge with other OTBs,…

City of Light Closes Career with Pegasus Tour de Force

Somewhere in the seconds it took the field to enter and exit the far turn Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano put his faith in City of Light and let the three-time Grade 1 winner do his thing. Moving with momentum that, for the average runner, would have been impossible to…