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Lasix ban likely result of McConnell bill

Lasix ban likely result of McConnell bill

The federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act introduced by Sen. Mitch McConnell handles raceday Lasix in a complicated fashion likely to end in a ban.

Laurel to host Virginia-bred stakes

Laurel to host Virginia-bred stakes

Pending Virginia Racing Commission approval, Maryland’s Laurel Park will play host to five stakes restricted to Virginia-bred or -sired runners.

Stronach 5 canceled for Sept. 11

Stronach 5 canceled for Sept. 11

The Stronach 5 national Pick 5 wager will not be held September 11 because one of the tracks involved, Golden Gate Fields, has canceled its card.

November owner conference to be virtual

November owner conference to be virtual

Originally scheduled for July in Saratoga, the seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference will instead take place virtually November 3-4.

Jockey Club adds five new members

Jockey Club adds five new members

The Jockey Club today announced the election of five new members, including well-known vet Dr. Mary Scollay and James McIngvale, who campaigned Runhappy.

Maryland trainer Jack Kousin passes

Maryland trainer Jack Kousin passes

Jack Kousin, who took a 30-year detour from his successful training career before returning in 2018, passed away August 25.

No fans at Preakness 145

No fans at Preakness 145

The 145th Preakness — like this year’s Belmont Stakes and Kentucky Derby — will be held without fans, the Stronach Group announced Wednesday.

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