Remington Park's Thoroughbred season produced an increase in average wagering handle and a record level for purses during the 67-day season that ended Dec. 10, the Oklahoma City racetrack reported.
New Mexico's Zia Park reported an increase in wagering handle and purses during its 50-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which ran Sept. 10 through Dec. 4.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International Model Rules Committee has adopted protocol that prohibits private veterinarians from administering furosemide on race day.
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Ted's Folly, the only Oklahoma-bred in the field of 2-year-olds for the $315,000 Remington Springboard Mile, finished with a rush to post his sixth consecutive victory on closing night at Remington Park Dec. 10.
Odds-on Star Guitar cleared off in the stretch for his third consecutive Louisiana Champions Day Classic title at Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots Dec. 10.
Social media was called the biggest opportunity for horse racing to develop new players, but it needs to be handled in a strategic manner, panelists said Dec. 8 at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming.
A Dec. 7 panel discussion on new frontiers in wagering turned into an indictment of the North American racing industry over its failure to innovate and change parochial revenue models.
Veterinarians said the racing industry is making significant progress in identifying causes for equine injuries, and they urged patience despite persistent negative public perception in regard to racehorse breakdowns.
Perfect so far in 2011, Star Guitar will be seeking his third consecutive win in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 10.
Trainer Graham Motion and others were recognized Dec. 6 during a luncheon at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming.
Difficulty in obtaining pari-mutuel wagering pool data and detailed player data is a major hindrance to the racing industry determining the optimal price point for takeout rates, symposium speakers said Dec. 7.
For some, owning racehorses may be more about love of the game than making a lot of money--but that doesn't mean you can sustain that model over the long haul, owners said Dec. 6.
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Several of the younger racetrack executives in the United States and overseas believe horse racing isn't going away any time soon--if the industry can adapt.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors has approved an $8 million budget for 2012 and reaffirmed its commitment to move forward, even in the absence of several high-profile members.
A test model of the first exchange wagering system proposed for the United States will be demonstrated at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson beginning Dec. 6.
Last out claimer First Strike kept Thirtyfirststreet at bay in the stretch to score the $150,000 Zia Park Derby Dec. 3.
It Happened Again, making his first start in more than five months, wore down pacesetter Isthmus to capture the $138,000 Claiming Crown Jewel by 1 1/4 lengths at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 3.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has earned re-accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance, it was announced Dec. 3.
Trainer Keith G. Bourgeois won the 2,000th race of his career when he saddled Dynamic Time for victory by a nose in the sixth race at Delta Downs on the night of Nov. 30.
Digital business applications are among the topics to be discussed during the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming Dec. 5-8 in Tucson.
Trainer Mike Maker has half the field in this year's $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the featured event of five stakes to be held for the first time Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in Louisiana.
Barbaro Stakes winner Awesome Bet, already a veteran of 13 starts in less than a year's time, will wrap up a long season when he leads a field of six in the $150,000 Zia Park Derby Dec. 3.
Making his stakes debut, career claimer Jimanator outdueled odds-on favorite Mambo Meister to win the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 26 at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Trainer Graham Motion, fresh off a grade I win in the Hollywood Turf Cup, guns for another at Hollywood Park when he sends out three entrants in the $250,000 Matriarch Stakes on the turf Nov. 25.
It's a long ways down the road but Sabercat locked up a spot in next year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with an emphatic win in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds Nov. 19.
Unbeaten Now I Know simply ran her nine juvenile filly rivals into the ground as she led all the way to easily capture the $500,000 Delta Downs Princess (gr. III) by four lengths Nov. 19 in Vinton, La.
On his 46th birthday, Steve Asmussen became the fifth trainer in history to record 6,000 wins when Basalt won the first race at Remington Park Nov. 18.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 131 lots for its Texas December mixed sale. The number is up 4.8% from last year's total of 125 lots.
Led by grade I winner Drill, a trio of California juveniles will invade Louisiana for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), a race that will give the winner plenty of earnings heading into next year's Triple Crown.
White Hall Lane Farm's Citizen Advocate, a former claimer and a winner of four consecutive starts, headlines a field of 10 juvenile fillies in the $500,000 Delta Downs Princess (gr. III) on Nov. 19.
Seventeen 2-year-olds including My Adonis, winner of the Jean Laffite Stakes, and Drill, unplaced in the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), were pre-entered for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes.
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Legendary trainer John Nerud made a plea Nov. 3 for the industry to support the Hall of Fame.
Remington Park gate crewman Jeremy Best has been selected as the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 2011 White Horse Award recipient for rescuing Quarter Horse jockey Roy Brooks during an incident last spring.
Stanley Bergstein, a member of the harness racing Hall of Fame and longtime executive vice president of Harness Tracks of America, died Wednesday.
Graded stakes winner Tiz West, whose dam is a full sister to Horse of the Year and major sire Tiznow, will stand at River Oaks Farm near Sulphur, Okla.
Attila's Storm has moved from Jim and Marilyn Helzer's JEH Stallion Station-New Mexico Division near Hondo to Fred and Linda Alexander's A & A Ranch near Anthony.
The 140th Thoroughbred racing season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots includes more major stakes days, new trainers, and an expanded wagering menu.
Terry Wallace, who retired as Oaklawn Park's track announcer in June after 37 seasons of racing, will be among the 2012 class of inductees into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in February 2012.
This year's Symposium on Racing & Gaming, held by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Dec. 5-8 in Tucson, is taking shape.
Redeemed notched his first victory in an added-money event, getting up in the final strides to take the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park Oct. 16.
Rocky Bar, a stakes-winning son of In Excess, will stand the 2012 breeding season at E.A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif.
Randy's Moon sired his first winner when his daughter Moonface captured an allowance race at Zia Park Oct. 10.
Indygo Mountain, a winning son of A.P. Indy, will stand in 2012 at Clarence Scharbauer Jr.'s Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.
More network television isn't necessarily better for racing; instead, put the money in high definition and YouTube. So said the experts at the International Simulcast Conference.
Lower pari-mutuel takeout rates can lead to more money for racetracks as well as bettors, according to a panel of experts gathered at the International Simulcast Conference Oct. 4 in Arizona.
Jockey Gary Baze, a member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame, was injured in a training accident at Turf Paradise, and has full movement of his arms and legs after undergoing surgery for fractured vertebrae.
Mobile phone technology is becoming an increasingly important asset for horse racing as more applications are developed for customers who want to gather data and wager with greater convenience.
Without adding to current field size or fan base, racing secretaries can increase pari-mutuel handle immediately by paying more attention to one simple factor: Timing.
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