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Balzac Racetrack Entertainment Centre Update

Alberta racing fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the development of the Balzac Racetrack Entertainment Centre. Recently, United Horsemen of Alberta (UHA) president Darcy Marler provided an encouraging update to the industry. At the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association’s annual read more

British Horseracing Authority Investigates Another Trainer

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that Newmarket-based trainer Gerard Butler is under investigation following positive tests for a banned substance in February. Butler told the Independent that, in what he described as an “unpardonable misjudgement”, four of his read more

Canadians in the Ribbons at Del Mar

Canadian riders Karen Pavicic and Mackenzie Theissen Ryall placed in the top three at the 2013 Del Mar National Horse Show held April 25-28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena, one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian qualifying competitions read more

British Horseracing Authority Explains Al Zarooni Verdict

Suspended trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni was guilty of a “widespread systematic misuse of illegal substances”, according to the British Horseracing Authority. Newmarket-based Al Zarooni was banned for eight years last Thursday after he admitted administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses read more

2013 Thoroughbred Improvement Program Details Released

As the 2013 racing season gets underway, the details of the 2013 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) have been released by the Program Administrator of the Horse Improvement Program. Cooperatively developed with input from the Thoroughbred industry, the 2013 Program provides read more

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Final Results

Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand expertly guided Quimbo around the show jumping course to win the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover, for the first time on a score of 41.0. William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain finished second read more

John Hillier’s Acting Naughty rallied to earn her first stakes win, holding off Starship Universe in a photo finish, to take Sunday’s Grade 3, $152,200 Whimsical Stakes, at Woodbine. Acting Naughty, a four-year-old daughter of Offlee Wild bred in Ontario read more

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