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Zenyatta arrived to greet 1,000+ fans at Keeneland December 6, 2010. Video Courtesy of Keeneland. View Video
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Total handle for June is down 5.82% while purses and race days fall 1.21% and 3.23%, respectively.
On-track handle decreased during Turfway Park's 2009 holiday meet when compared to the same meet in 2008, but all-sources handle held steady thanks to an uptick in wagers made out of state.
Based on figures through Dec. 8 released by the organization, the event attracted a record 7,552 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, exhibitors, and others.
- By Jim Freer
Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association announced Sept. 10 that they have reached an agreement on a contract for future slot machine revenue at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.
Magna Entertainment Corp. executive vice president of racing Scott Borgemenke will no longer serve in that position, the company announced late July 21.
Casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming Inc., which is under contract to be purchased by two private entities, said April 24 its first-quarter profit dipped 5% on pre-opening expenses and economic challenges.
With the forecast calling for a severe winter storm, Aqueduct's live racing card for Feb. 22, has been canceled.
Charles Wait, president of the Adirondack Trust Company in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has resigned from his position on the New York Racing Association's board of trustees, citing his dissatisfaction with the position of Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno as the main reason for his decision.
Youbet.com has reached an exclusive agreement with four Illinois racetracks to offer advance deposit wagering access to residents of the state, a deal that is being called the first of its kind because of its revenue sharing program.
A group of New York jockeys is asking all parties in the ongoing negotiations for the New York racing franchise to come up with creative solutions to the problems facing the industry.
Hawthorne Race Course cancelled the remainder of its Dec. 13 card due to unacceptable track conditions, the racetrack announced following the second race of the day.
Another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in England has not disrupted the racing program, although the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) continues to closely monitor the situation.
- By Ric Chapman
The racing and breeding industries in Australia took an almighty turn for the worse in the early hours of Aug. 25, when the government stopped movement of horses across the country because of a diagnosis of equine influenza.
- By Claire Novak
Albany Law School's Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law got off to a fast-paced start Aug. 7 when Dr. Don Catlin, a pioneer in the field of athletic drug testing, addressed a group of assembled lawyers and industry representatives gathered at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Racing at Belmont Park was cancelled July 18 due to heavy thunderstorms in the Elmont, NY area.
By Barry Irwin - Our sport is not ready for prime-time exposure because it is corrupt at its very core. The essence of racing is handicapping a race and betting on it. If one cannot present a level playing field, what is there to promote?
Turfway Park has cancelled live racing for tonight, Thursday, February 12, again citing track conditions compromised by continued thawing. The track remains open for its regular simulcast schedule.
Aqueduct in New York and Laurel Park in Maryland have both canceled racing today (Feb. 6) because of ice and heavy rains in the northeast corridor of the United States.
Mystery vouchers worth $2.3 million have been mailed out by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). Included is a $1.75 million grand prize.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), John Deere, and John Deere Credit (JDC), announced Wednesday low-rate financing as well as lease offers are now available on John Deere tractors. The JDC offer is in addition to the special discounted prices on John Deere tractors offered to NTRA members. These financing options are available to current-year supporters who have directly contributed at least $1,000 to the NTRA, subject to John Deere Credit approval.
The Attorney General of Kentucky has informed the Kentucky Racing Commission that his office will no longer represent the agency as legal counsel.
Mother Nature continues to impact American racing, with Turfway Park canceling its Wednesday night card. Rather than snow and cold temperatures that usually cause a cancellation, this time the culprit was warmer temperatures that caused thawing and uneven areas in the mostly frozen track, Turfway officials said.
By Nan Mooney -- Change is never safe. But to attract new, young fans, it's time for the racing industry to do what jockeys, trainers, owners, and fans do every day. It's time for them to take a risk.
The Equibase Company announced an agreement with publishers of the Daily Racing Form under which it will begin selling the electronic edition of the Form immediately on its Website, equibase.com.
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