Month: June 2019

Making Money Betting the 2019 Queen’s Plate Trifecta

A mile and a quarter race for Thoroughbred 3-year-olds, held at a nation’s most famous racetrack … doesn’t that sound like a description of the Kentucky Derby? Yes, but it’s also an accurate description of the CA$1 million Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine in Canada, scheduled to be held on June 29 this year. Indeed,…

Horseracing industry must stop doping horses: Letters – OCRegister

Re “Taking a hard look at horse racing” (Opinion, June 23): Kudos to Sen. Dianne Feinstein for urging reforms in the horseracing industry, beset by crisis in the form of dozens of recent horse fatalities. Regulation is balkanized, with 38 racing jurisdictions each having its own set of rules concerning allowable medications, penalties for violations,…

2019 Queen’s Plate Cheat Sheet

The 160th edition of the Queen’s Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, will be held Saturday at Woodbine. Restricted to 3-year-olds bred in Canada, the 1 ¼-mile race on the all-weather Tapeta Footings surface is scheduled for 5:36 p.m. ET. The Queen’s Plate is the oldest continuously run race in North America,…

Why So Many Horses Have Died at Santa Anita – The New York Times

ARCADIA, Calif. — On the morning of March 29, Santa Anita Park was reopening for racing for the first time in three weeks after the mystifying deaths of nearly two dozen horses. Satellite trucks, national news reporters and animal rights activists converged for what had become a macabre death watch. But California regulators were watching…

California Legislature Unanimously Votes To Give CHRB Broader Authority To Suspend Racing – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

Santa Anita Park grandstand in Arcadia, Calif. The California legislature on Monday unanimously passed Senate Bill 469, giving the California Horse Racing Board sweeping authority to immediately suspend racing over safety and welfare concerns for horses and jockeys. Introduced by Sen. Bill Dodd, the measure gives the CHRB authority to change, limit, restrict or reallocate…