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April 11, 2014
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed two bills on Thursday and Friday dealing with racing issues, including a bill establishing a 0.5 percent tax on bets made by residents through account-wagering companies.
Ready to Act is one of those YouTube horses with down-the-stretch antics not easily forgotten.
Santa Anita is offering free admission to the infield on weekends during the track’s spring-summer meeting, which runs from April 25 to June 29.
For the time being, Sweet Swap is a turf sprinter. 
The 5-year-old Sweet Swap won the Joe Hernandez Stakes on the hillside turf course Feb. 23 at Santa Anita, a victory that has led to a start in Sunday’s $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.
Jaycito will have New Mexico’s hottest trainer-jockey team in his corner Sunday, when he takes on a competitive group of older horses in the $75,000 Sunland Park Handicap.
Sunday at Santa Anita, the 5-year-old Stormy Lucy makes her first start for Ed and Steve Moger in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap for fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles on turf.
Last weekend was a memorable one for septuagenarian trainers based at Los Alamitos.
On April 5, Art Sherman, 77, sent California Chrome across town and watched the colt win his fourth consecutive stakes in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby. On Sunday, ...
Churchill Downs will raise its takeout rates this spring to the maximum allowed by Kentucky law, officials confirmed Friday, a decision that will lower payouts on the track’s races by almost 16 percent in many cases.
Shared Belief, the champion 2-year-old male of 2014, is scheduled to have his first workout since January at Golden Gate Fields on Tuesday, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Friday.
Ron Gierkink provides insight into the card at Woodbine for Saturday, April 12.