Effective with the entries for March 5, the New York Racing Association said Feb. 24 it will end a controversial rule that mandated 15 days between starts for horses at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Monmouth Park Racetrack has announced the formation of a marketing partnership with Fantasy Sports Network, which will assist in the launch of a paid Monmouth Park daily fantasy game featuring professional sporting events.
New York regulators are still not saying when the findings of an investigation into allegations of horse abuse by trainer Steve Asmussen will be released.
Laurel Park, forced to end live racing after the second race Feb. 21 because of weather conditions, canceled its full-card for Feb. 22 because of lingering impact from the storm.
Penn National, Charles Town, Laurel, and Turfway Park have canceled racing for Feb. 21. Penn National and Charles Town are now dark until Feb. 25, while Turfway is scheduled to resume live racing Feb. 22.
Due to winter weather live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and at Penn National for Feb. 20 has been canceled, along with racing at Aqueduct and Laurel.
The Maryland Jockey Club Feb. 19 announced the return of Black-Eyed Susan Day's "Ultimate Girls' Day Out," celebrating the spirit and strength of women May 15 at Pimlico Race Course.
Pimlico Race Course plans a spring schedule featuring 21 stakes worth more than $4.2 million, including eight graded events on Preakness weekend May 15-16.
In anticipation of extreme winter conditions including single-digit wind chill temperatures, the New York Racing Association has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Thursday, Feb. 19.
Due to winter weather, including temperatures and winds anticipated to produce a wind chill well into single digits and below, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 has been canceled.
Recommendations for new protocols for stewards, outriders, and racetracks have been adopted by the West Virginia Racing Commission as a result of a two-horse collision during a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
The West Virginia Racing Commission Feb. 17 tabled a request by Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to reduce the number of live racing dates it was awarded for 2015.
Mike Repole's Misconnect connected on the biggest win of his career when he ran down Cutty Shark in the final yards to take the $250,000 General George Handicap (gr. III) at Laurel Park by a neck Feb. 16.
Four horses stormed toward the finish line in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes for 3-year-olds Feb. 16 at Laurel Park before Savvy Street won the tightest of finishes over Combat Diver.
Maryland-based Lady Sabelia's graded stakes debut in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (gr. II) was a runaway success at Laurel Park Feb. 14 as Mrs. Frank P. Wright's homebred mare led gate to wire.
Three months after taking the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, Zee Bros returns to Laurel Park as the 117-pound starting highweight in the $250,000 General George Handicap (gr. III) Feb. 16.
Virginia legislators have advanced bills that would provide funding for the Virginia Equine Alliance, a non-profit group that could shape racing in the state.
In 2014, U.S. horse racing appeared on pace to register its fewest positive drug tests for anabolic steroids since the industry moved to outlaw the drugs from racing in 2008-09. But recent events in Maryland changed that.
Due to inclement weather including low temperatures and high winds, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for Thursday night, Feb. 12, has been canceled.
Multiple graded stakes winner Sam's Sister appears the one to beat in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) from Laurel Park Feb. 14.
The $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) is the highlight of the 2015 stakes schedule at Delaware Park this season, the biggest of five graded events on the calendar at the Wilmington track.
A fourth Maryland trainer has been suspended and fined in connection with a positive test for the synthetic anabolic steroid stanzolol.
Maryland stallion Freedom Child was represented by his first two reported foals Feb. 6-7 at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md.
Monmouth Park Racetrack has announced that Frank Mirahmadi will become its new track announcer when the 2015 racing season kicks off on Saturday, May 9.
A state-approved 10% reduction in video lottery terminal revenue and continued softness in the regional gambling market have led officials and horsemen at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to reduce purses.
Fasig-Tipton Co. announced Feb. 9 Southern Equine Stables' continuation in 2015 of a strategic plan to reduce a portion of its Thoroughbred holdings.
Equine Encore Performance at Charles Town reported assisting with the placement of 54 horses from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races during its first year of operation.
On the heels of the Maryland Racing Commission suspending trainer Hector Garcia, the Maryland Jockey Club has decided to ban Garcia and his sometimes-boss Juan C. Vazquez from its racetracks.
Citing winter weather conditions in the region, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races have canceled their Thursday evening, Feb. 5 cards.
Three trainers have received suspensions and fines in Maryland in conjunction with positive tests for stanozolol, a synthetic steroid formerly known as Winstrol that is now available only through drug compounders.
Led by the Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 2, Monmouth Park announced a graded stakes schedule worth $3.5 million for 2015. In addition, the popular bonus programs for owners and trainers will return.
Due to winter weather with low temperatures and high winds expected to produce a wind chill well into single digits, live racing at Charles Town in West Virginia has been canceled for Friday night, Jan. 30.
Majestic Affair lived up to his 2-5 odds when he romped to a 5 3/4-length win in the $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes over seven rival 3-year-olds Jan. 29 at Laurel Park.
National Thoroughbred Racing Association officials met with a representative of the United States Department of Treasury Jan. 28 to discuss the racing industry's efforts to alter the pari-mutuel withholding tax structure.
Penn National Gaming reported 2014 fourth quarter losses of $250.4 million Jan. 29, when the casino and racetrack owner also reported a decline of $233.2 million for the year.
Seasons to 33 stallions will be available through the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey 2015 Stallion Season Auction, which begins Jan. 30 at noon and ends Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association stallion season auction will be conducted Jan. 29-31, with proceeds to benefit the organization's political action committee and Turning For Home, a racehorse aftercare program.
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The Organization of Racing Investigators will hold its 2015 training conference March 1-4 at New Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.
For the third time this week, track conditions have forced Laurel Park officials to cancel live racing Saturday, Jan. 24
The New York THA has released documents in conjunction with a review of the challenge of its 2014 election by Terry Finley, who lost the race for president to Rick Violette Jr. by a slim margin
Tim O'Donohue's Governmentshutdown and Hillwood Stable's Golden Years share highweight assignment Jan. 24 for the $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes, while O'Donohue also has Lake Sebago in the $100,000 Marshua for fillies.
Helmet tests conducted by the Jockeys' Guild have revealed the dangers of riding with a helmet that previously has been involved in a spill and also offered initial evidence that a thin skull cap could help improve safety.
A New York Racing Association policy that prohibits a horse from racing within 14 days of its previous start has its detractors and supporters.
The Monday, Jan. 19, live racing card at Laurel Park in Maryland has been canceled, but simulcasting from other tracks will continue
Sam Elliott, most recently vice president of racing at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts, is the new director of racing at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.
The deadline for owners and trainers of promising 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to make their horses eligible for the 2015 Triple Crown races is approaching quickly.
Delaware Park will offer 81 days of live racing this year from May 16 through Oct. 17. The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission approved the schedule Jan. 14.
Live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 14 due to winter weather conditions; racing has also been cancelled at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York.
A New York panel has begun anew the process for awarding a commercial casino license in the state's Southern Tier region after the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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