Wet Racetracks in California May Be in the History Books

Source: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Due to projections of rain from Tuesday through Thursday of next week in San Diego, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) announced today that its Thursday, November 21 race card has been cancelled.  This action was due to “an abundance of caution,” said DMTC officials as the inclement weather likely will result in a muddy main track and soft turf course.  Entries for next Thursday’s card were scheduled to be taken tomorrow (Saturday) morning.

3 horses injured, 2 euthanized during race at California trackDMTC consulted with industry stakeholders, including the Thoroughbred Owners of California and its regulator, the California Horse Racing Board, about the cancellation and all parties agreed that the move provided for the safest possible racing environment.

“We know this is unusual for Del Mar,” said DMTC’s executive vice president for racing Tom Robbins, “but equine and rider safety is always our primary concern. We’ll make a call next week as to whether or not we’ll have training on Wednesday and Thursday.  We plan on drawing entries for next Friday’s card (November 22) this Sunday and we’ll race, weather permitting.”

Racing will be conducted as planned this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with first post at 12:30 p.m. on all days.

Veteran Touranment Player Streiff Scores at Del Mar

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This Stallion with 4 Runners Tops the Breeders’ Cup Sires

BC Sires 2019 via BH

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Decorated Invader & The West Point Grads in the Breeders’ Cup

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Trainer Charlie Appleby has Old Persian as a Major Player in Breeders’ Cup Turf

Charlie Appleby banks on Old Persian for his shot at Breeders’ Cup Turf

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Breeders’ Cup Preparation – Part II

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No Winx in this Year’s Group 1 Cox Plate

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Do This Now for This Year’s Breeders’ Cup

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$60 million thoroughbred horse track near New Hampshire state line?

Proposal emerges for $60 million thoroughbred horse track in Rowley

Source:  Press Release ROWLEY, Mass. (AP) — Three proposals are jockeying to return thoroughbred horse racing to Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association says it’s working with an investment group to build a $60 … [Continue reading]

Can Nature Strip Go the Distance in the $14M Everest Tonight?

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