Month: July 2019

Los Angeles to consider banning horse racing – FOX 5 San Diego

LOS ANGELES — If one local animal commissioner has his way, Los Angeles will soon become the first major city in the country to ban all activities related to horse racing. Commissioner Roger Wolfson, who recently encouraged the Los Angeles Board of Animal Services to pass a motion banning rodeos in the city, has placed…

Cashing a Nice Profit by Following the Claiming Game

The old adage about a bad penny always turning up has an opposite meaning in the claiming game. When a horse re-appears in the barn of a trainer well-versed in the claiming game, it’s generally a positive sign. Think about it. When a trainer exposes a horse for a certain claiming price there’s no way…

APNewsBreak: Horse racing regulator ousted over comments – USA TODAY

CLOSE ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the five commissioners responsible for overseeing New Mexico’s horse racing industry has been ousted over comments she made regarding changes in the way horses are tested for certain medications. The governor’s office confirmed Friday that Freda McSwane was removed from the Racing Commission earlier this week after she…

Penn National says horse racing is “a go” despite high temps – PennLive

As of Friday afternoon, eight horses have been scratched out of Friday’s competition at Penn National Race Course, but the races are still “a go” even in the heat, a course official said. “We will be racing tonight,” said Chris McErlean, vice president of racing at Penn National Gaming, Inc. “We’re watching this situation closely,”…