The Northern California summer fair circuit, which opens Thursday in Pleasanton, used to be the poor stepchild to the region's major racing venues - Golden Gate Fields or Bay Meadows before it closed. Not so much anymore.During the circuit's first eight weeks - at the Alameda County, State and Sonoma County fairs - 15 stakes races are scheduled. Golden Gate Fields ran only 11 in its 25-week season that ended Sunday. Purses have been raised as much as $3,000 on the lower end of the class spectrum, so that a majority of them are higher than comparable races at Golden Gate. Still lagging are purses for the higher-class non-stakes races."We're working on our program on three levels," fair circuit racing secretary Tom Doutrich said.
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Jockey Erick Rodriguez rode Patinka down the stretch in the third race at Presque Isle Downs & Casino on July 30.The 4-year-old filly was in the lead, but then something went wrong.The jockey was thrown from the horse.Two other horses stumbled over ...more
The horse race in Saratoga Springs, New York is slated to start at 5 p.m. EDT.It will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.Live streaming will be available via Fox Sports Go.Check out post positions, horses, jockeys, trainers, and odds below.1. OPrado Ole, John ...more
This horse show is open to any youth nationwide and is a major fundraiser for Greene County 4-H. Proceeds from the show will help fund the Greene County 4-H fair, Greene County 4-H scholarships, contest fees, trips and many other 4-H activities in the ...more
Ingrid Anderson and a housing advocacy group had sued the city of Blue Ash, alleging it violated federal housing law and protections for people with disabilities. Anderson's daughter used the horse as a therapy animal.Blue Ash's solicitor argued the city ...more