Farm Labor Reform: A Never-Ending Chore

This is the second in a two-part installment about labor problems facing Thoroughbred farm owners. Read Part 1 here. Talk to enough Thoroughbred farm operators who are struggling to fill jobs and a pattern emerges: Their immediate concerns are articulated in terms of what work does and doesn’t get done in their paddocks, barns, and nurseries on a daily basis. But when you speak to trade and marketing executives and elected officials, the discussion about how to best solve the nationwide labor shortage on horse farms trends heavily toward policy…

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Spirit of Caledon an interesting longshot in Queen’s Plate 2017 – Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing Nation Spirit of Caledon an interesting longshot in Queen’s Plate 2017 Horse Racing Nation Spirit of Caledon will be a longshot in Sunday’s$ 1-million Queen’s Plate, but the improving bay will look to follow in the footsteps of his famous parent, Mike Fox, who took Canada’s race at odds of 15-1 in 2007. With seven career starts, Spirit of …

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Britain Has Never Needed The Queen More Than It Does Now

LONDON–This is part of what a 91 -year-old woman did for a day undertaking in the last week: she rushed to comfort people who were hurting after their homes were lost in a catastrophic fire at the Grenfell Tower and expended 45 minutes talking to them, sometimes coming close to tears; she spent two hours to examine the immaculate military ceremony saluting her birthday and then decree a minute’s silence in the honor of the flame victims; she rode in an open carriage on one of the hottest days on…

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Malibu Moon Firster Earns Rising Stardom at Churchill

Albaugh Family Stable’s Hollywood Star (Malibu Moon) took solid late money to be off as the 3-2 favorite in a strong-looking Churchill maiden Wednesday afternoon and overcame a tardy dispatch to earn ‘TDN Rising Star’ status. A 9-2 chance on the morning line, the racy dark bay was backed into 3-1, touched 9-5 and was back out to 2-1 before firming another half-point in the dying minutes before post. Off slowly beneath Robby Albarado, Hollywood Star looked to exchange bumps with the well-related 5-2 second choice Arrival (Tapit–Alittlebitearly), the half-brother…

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Horse racing-Payne temporarily suspend a month for failed dope exam – Eurosport.com

Sporting News Horse racing-Payne temporarily suspend a month for failed dope test Eurosport.com MELBOURNE, June 29( Reuters) – Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to ride a Melbourne Cup winner, has been suspended from racing for a month after testing positive for a banned appetite suppressant. Michelle Payne stood down after positive test Sporting News Aussie Jockey Michelle Payne Stood Down After Positive Drug Test Paulick Report Horse racing – Trailblazing jockey Payne fails dope exam Reuters UK Thoroughbred Daily News –USA TODAY –The Economic Times all 91 news articles…

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Why did so many horses die on US racetracks this summer?

The Del Mar track saw protests after an unusually high number of deaths this year. But that runs against a general trend, and answers are hard to come by It was another torrid summer. During southern Californias Del Mar meet, which ran from July through September, 17 horses were died during training of a morning or racing of an afternoon. On the other side of the country, 10 ponies died during train or racing during Saratogas 40 -day meet in New York. This follows a similar scenario in 2014, when…

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