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PA-Bred Pino Honored with George Woolf Award

By Frank Angst, @BH_FAngst   Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt Mario Pino Veteran Maryland-based rider Mario Pino is the winner of the 2013 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award which recognizes riders for top career achievement and personal character. Pino was announced as this year’s winner on HRTV by Santa Anita Park‘s Mike Willman. Presented since 1950, the award is voted on …

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Rockport Harbor, One To Watch

Bill Oppenheim in the February 6th edition of TDN lists Rockport Harbor as one of three stallions on the Atlantic Coast not to overlook. He makes note of his 104 winners in 2012, and in 2013 he leads all northeastern sires by a wide margin siring already 15 winners of nearly $400,000 several of which are stakes placed. Rockport Harbor …

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Pennsylvania Equine Coalition Responds to Governor’s Proposed 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition expressed concern that the Corbett Administration’s proposed budget would divert a total of $31,159,000 from the Race Horse Development Fund to the state’s General Fund and other budget line items. This comes at a time when the industry is experiencing significant declines in revenues going into the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF), which …

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PA Racing 2013: Budget Conflicts, New Competition, Fewer Horses

by Suzanne Bush-Pennsylvania Equine  February 2013 By almost any measure, 2012 was a successful year in Pennsylvania racing. The state’s breeding fund program, created in 1974, gave out more than $20 million to Pennsylvania breeders in 2012, and leads virtually every other state-bred program in distributions. There were some challenges, though, most notably when Governor Tom Corbett announced a year …

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Princess of Sylmar Continues Success

By Blood-Horse Staff   Photo: Coglianese Photos Princess of Sylmar leaves the others behind in the Busher Stakes. Order This Photo Princess of Sylmar made it four wins in a row as she pulled clear to a seven-length victory in the $98,000 Busher Stakes Feb. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack (VIDEO). The sophomore filly, whose average wining margin is better than …

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