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.
The group that operates Monmouth Park has reached out to the owner of Atlantic City Race Course to discuss leasing or purchasing the facility in southern New Jersey.
The Midlantic fall yearling sale, previously scheduled for Sept. 29, will now be held Oct. 6, while the Saratoga fall sale, earlier scheduled for Oct. 6, will be held Oct. 26, Fasig-Tipton said.
The 30th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, with purses and awards of more than $1 million for Maryland-sired horses, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at Laurel Park.
Uptowncharlybrown, a stakes-winning son of Limehouse, has arrived at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm for the 2015 breeding season.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, which met Jan. 10 in the wake of a spate of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack, said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has partnered with TVG to become the first full-time Thoroughbred track in the evening simulcast market to broadcast its races in high definition on the network.
The governing body of Jefferson County, W.Va., where Charles Town Races is located, plans to send a message to state legislators that further reductions in the share of gaming revenue that supports racing are unacceptable.
Aqueduct Racetrack has canceled live racing for Jan. 10 because of weather conditions, the New York Racing Association said.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has been forced to cancel its Jan. 9 evening racing program due to a malfunction of the batteries powering the backup lighting system.
Atlantic City Race Course, which was coming off one of its better meets last year and was awarded 2015 dates, will shut down Jan. 16, owner Greenwood ACRA said Jan. 9.
Laurel Park and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have decided to race Sundays in February and March. MJC officials said the Maryland Racing Commission signed off on the schedule changes.
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