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Minnesota Institutes Emergency Measures ...

In response to the increasing danger of the spread of the Equine Herpes (EHV-1) virus, the Minnesota Racing Commission has instituted emergency measures to try and keep the virus out of the Minnesota horse population. Currently Fonner Park in Nebraska is under lock down due to possible detection of the virus and there are reports of several barns quarantined with restricted access at...

Midwest News and Notes – 4/10/16

Prairie Meadows’ Upgrades Prairie Meadows recently announced multi-million dollar upgrades in its hospitality and television areas.  The tote board has been renovated to include a pair of 9’x33′ high definition information boards flanking new LED odds and wagering totals on the infield tote board.  Atop the tote board is a 18’x31′ high definition...

Hawthorne Launches Abbreviated Spring Se...

Hawthorne Race Course opens tomorrow for it’s spring season.  While one familiar face (and his voice) will be back in action, another will not. Peter Galassi, Hawthorne’s long time track announcer, will be back behind the mic calling all the action after a battle with cancer sidelined him for a few weeks at the end of the fall meet last year.  Galassi made it back in time...

McCaffrey Named Illinois Thoroughbred Ex...

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association issued a statement in which it was stated that the ITHA have named David McCaffrey Executive Director, replacing departing Executive Director Glen Berman who left to take over the Florida HBPA.  McCaffrey, 48, has been a standardbred trainer and owner for the last 25 years and has served in leadership roles with the Illinois Harness...

Condition Books Signal Spring & Unc...

Condition Books Signal Spring & Uncertainty
Arlington Park and Canterbury Park recently released their first condition books for their respective 2016 race meets signaling that spring may not be too far away, despite anticipated heavy snowfall throughout the region today. Purses remain strong in Minnesota as the track’s joint marketing agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community matures.  Open maiden special...

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