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Lawmakers to move forward with $375M plan to keep the Preakness in Baltimore Sticky

Maryland lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would authorize up to $375 million in debt to rebuild the state’s two largest racetracks and keep the storied Preakness Stakes horse race in Baltimore.

Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes $200M In Scholarships To Come From Race Horse Development Trust Fund Sticky

“I am proposing a historic $200 million investment in scholarships for young Pennsylvanians attending our state system universities.”

When Governor Wolf delivered his sixth budget address to the joint session of the general assembly, that announcement drew applause.

A new $204 million tuition scholarship fund for students attending any of the state’s 14 owned universities. It’s called the Nellie Bly Scholarship. Good news for students.

American Pharoah shares secretly sold; racehorse owner Zayat sued for $23 million Sticky

Prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ahmed Zayat is back in legal trouble, this time involving breeding rights to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. At an emergency hearing on Wednesday, Fayette County Judge Kim Bunnell granted a motion ordering a receiver to seize control of Zayat Stables, including its horses.

Horses help vets, first responders heal from the effects of PTSD Sticky

Edward Gilliard still suffers the effects of the combat wounds he received in the Vietnam War: His voice is a soft whisper, and his legs ache. But it was a daunting caseload as a career social worker in Philadelphia — years spent investigating child-abuse cases, working with adjudicated delinquents, and later supporting those with AIDS — that stirred back to life the trauma he had experienced in combat.

Ontario Horse Racing: Auditor General Notes Lack of Transparency and Accountability Sticky

Recently the Auditor General of Ontario released its Annual Report on Ontario horse racing. The report notes that Ontario’s horse racing industry has received about $500 million in government funding over the past five years, but remains “remarkably lacking in public transparency and accountability,” Bonnie Lysyk says in her 2019 Annual Report, released today.

Australia's Vow and Declare wins the Lexus Melbourne Cup

It was an Australian win in the 159th Lexus Melbourne Cup as Vow and Declare delivered a thrilling finish to the $8 million ‘race that stops a nation’ ™ at Flemington Racecourse this week. The 4-year-old gelding held off Master of Reality and Prince of Arran to secure Flemington trainer Danny O’Brien and champion jockey Craig Williams their first wins in Australia’s greatest race.
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