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Eaves to step down as WEG president, CEO 6:00 pm

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Thursday announced that President and CEO Nick Eaves will be leaving the company on March 31.Eaves took on the role of CEO in 2010, with a mandate to establish a new and stable foundation for WEG, its role in the horse racing industry, and its future. With this now in place, this is the right time for the company to transition to new, long-term leadership....

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Durkin joins West Point Thoroughbreds 6:00 pm

Tom Durkin has teamed up with Terry Finley's West Point Thoroughbreds (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography) Legendary race-caller Tom Durkin has joined the team at West Point Thoroughbreds, it was announced Thursday by West Point's founder and president, Terry Finley. The recently retired Durkin, a long-time Standardbred owner, will be an equity partner on horses within...

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'Reynaldo' scores in Dubawi; Mubtaahij, Local Time take Guineas trials 6:00 pm

Reynaldothewizard, looking spry at the age of nine, will try to regain his title in the Golden Shaheen (Andrew Watkins/Dubai Racing Club) Nine-year-old Reynaldothewizard (Speightstown), unraced since finishing fourth as the defending champion in last March's Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-G1), proved that he's still got the magic with an emphatic 3 3/4-length victory in...

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CDI names Mike Ziegler Executive Director of Racing 6:00 pm

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that Mike Ziegler has been named to its new post of Executive Director of Racing. Ziegler will assume his position on January 26 and will report directly to Bill Mudd, CDI's President and Chief Financial Officer.As CDI's Executive Director of Racing, Ziegler will focus on and support the company's commitment to the U.S. Thoroughbred racing and breeding...

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California Chrome's Kentucky Derby win named NTRA Moment of the Year 6:00 pm

Fans loved this scene (Jim Tyrrell/ Based on an online vote by nearly 2,000 racing fans, California Chrome's authoritative win in the 140th Kentucky Derby was named the 2014 National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Moment of the Year.The results of the poll were announced Friday morning at the third annual ThoroFan Awards Breakfast at Gulfstream Park...

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NYRA enhances safety protocols for for Aqueduct meet 6:00 pm

Friday afternoon, the New York Racing Association (NYRA), in consultation with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA), announced additional steps to further enhance stringent safety protocols for Thoroughbred racing already in place at Aqueduct."The safety of our equine athletes and jockeys at Aqueduct Racetrack is a high priority," stated Christopher Kay, Chief Executive...

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Carve scores in Fifth Season 6:00 pm

Carve began his 2015 campaign in style in Oaklawn's Fifth Season (Oaklawn Park/Coady Photography) Michael Langford's Carve (First Samurai) kicked off his five-year-old season in fine style, winning Friday's $100,000 Fifth Season S. by 3 1/2 lengths over Code West (Lemon Drop Kid) at Oaklawn Park."This is the one we wanted to start our season off with," Langford said...

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Overprepared stretches out for Busanda win 6:00 pm

Overprepared was one of the new entrants when the Busanda was redrawn (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography) Repole Stable's Overprepared (Quality Road) successfully stretched out to a mile and 70 yards on Friday to capture the $100,000Busanda S. by 1 1/4 lengths over Liberty Island (Harlem Rocker) on Aqueduct's fast inner dirt. Irad Ortiz Jr. was aboard the even-money...

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