Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields are planning to limit the amount of advance deposit wagering operations that are permitted to take bets on races at the two racetracks, Scott Daruty said at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Dec. 15.
A crucial issue regarding how pari-mutuel takeout is distributed for racing in California was discussed, at times contentiously, during a California Horse Racing Board Pari-Mutuel and Wagering Committee meeting Dec. 14 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Xpressbet has introduced a Financial Stimulus Package for Horseplayers that includes discounted past performances, lucrative wagering bonuses and an industry-leading Sign Up Bonus for new customers.
Grand prize package includes a win bet on a horse in the Preakness.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet has signed on as the title sponsor of Gulfstream Park's preeminent races for 3-year-olds, the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II).
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Xpressbet are requesting personal photos from fans and horsemen with American Pharoah for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 16.
Xpressbet posted on its website Aug. 24 a statement that said the online wagering site was the victim of a form of cyberterrorism Saturday, Aug. 22, the date of the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) from Del Mar.
Breeders' Cup and TwinSpires.com announced a multi-year agreement in which TwinSpires will be the official wagering partner of the World Championships and the title sponsor of the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint.
All proceeds generated as a result of Xpressbet customers wagering on Assiniboia Downs on the Saturday, July 18, card, will be donated by the online betting company to the trust of injured jockey Alyssa Selman.
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will join an all-star cast of riders for the Turkish International Jockey Challenge on Wednesday, July 15, at Istanbul's Veliefendi Racecourse.
The Illinois Racing Board May 19 approved summertime racing at two state fairs and one county fair amid uncertainty about funding from the cash-strapped state and a wrangle about advance deposit wagering.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet is pleased to announce its 2015 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes Handicapping Headquarters is now open and stocked with information.
The Maryland Jockey Club's Pimlico Race Course and online wagering provider Xpressbet have announced that Xpressbet will serve as the title sponsor of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Although other advance-deposit wagering options in Virginia remain, Colonial Downs announced April 7 that it will immediately shut down its EZ Horseplay ADW site.
Gulfstream Park handicappers Ron Nicoletti and Christina Bossinakis have studied the Xpressbet $500,000 X-Country Pick 4, which includes top Feb. 7 stakes races at Gulfstram Park and Santa Anita Park.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and The Stronach Group, unveils a new Pick 4 wager Feb. 7 featuring four important stakes races at the two tracks.
Keeneland has moved closer toward launching historical race wagering both in Lexington with harness track partner The Red Mile and on a planned new Quarter Horse track in the Corbin, Ky. area.
Advance-deposit wagering company Xpressbet is offering customers the chance to win a VIP trip to the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park to make a $10,000 win bet on the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Forty-seven 3-year-olds have been nominated for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby presented by Xpressbet (gr. II), to be run Aug. 2 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
Advance deposit wagering outlet Xpressbet will sponsor the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2 at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, W.Va.
Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce it has partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to bring live, commingled wagering on Hong Kong races to Xpressbet's U.S. platform.
An investigation by the California Horse Racing Board has determined that two state-licensed advance-deposit wagering providers are currently offering or allowing players pools in violation of California law.
Advance deposit wagering provider Xpressbet will be the sponsor of the Illinois Derby, set to run April 19 at Hawthorne Race Course.
Leading online wagering provider Xpressbet will sponsor the Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge, an event scheduled for May 16, Black-Eyed Susan Day, at Pimlico Race Course.
Increasing purses and reducing costs were primary topics at the Thoroughbred Owners of California open forum held at Santa Anita Feb. 8.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet is giving two customers the opportunity to place a $10,000 win bet on a horse of their choosing.
The California Horse Racing Board and Xpressbet are cooperating in a follow-up examination of a $30,000 win wager made at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 9 and canceled a few minutes before the seventh race.
Advance deposit wagering provider Xpressbet has reached an agreement with the French Pari Mutuel Urbain to offer its customers wagering access to French racetracks.
Xpressbet announced the participation of top rider Javier Castellano in the fifth International Jockeys' Challenge, sponsored by the Turkish Jockey Club, July 17 at Istanbul's Veliefendi Racecourse.
The partnership allows Xpressbet and the Guild to work side-by-side to provide racing fans unique access to many of the nation's most talented Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse riders.
The California Horse Racing Board April 11 approved an allocation of $2.85 million over the next three years for continuation of its racing injury prevention program with the University of California-Davis.
One Xpressbet customer will receive a $50,000 win bet on a horse of their choosing, as well as a VIP trip for two to Pimlico Race Course for the 138th Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
At least two of the four companies conducting advance deposit wagering in Illinois are shutting down operations for Illinois residents because that form of wagering is now illegal in the Land of Lincoln.
The California Horse Racing Board Nov. 15 approved the wagering platform that allows players to buy and sell, "back" or "lay" wagers.
Breeders' Cup and Xpressbet announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement which makes Xpressbet the official wagering partner of the World Championships and the title sponsor of the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Representatives of eight advance deposit wagering companies seeking licenses to do business in Kentucky appeared before a racing commission subcommittee Feb. 29 to answer questions about their applications.
The California Horse Racing Board agreed Dec. 15 to extend the license of account wagering firm TwinSpires.com after receiving assurance that parent company Churchill Downs Inc. would meet with the Jockeys' Guild.
The decision by Churchill Downs Inc. to drop a longstanding insurance agreement with the Jockeys' Guild could have ramifications in California for the company's advance deposit wagering firm TwinSpires.com.
The account wagering operation owned by Churchill Downs Inc. avoided losing its license to operate in California by reaching agreement with tracks in the state before a deadline expired March 18.
Satisfied that owners were getting as much as possible for purses from a recent state increase in takeout, the California Horse Racing Board granted three advance deposit wagering companies one-year extensions Jan. 20.
Temporary license extensions of 30 days to the state's four advance deposit wagering companies were approved by the California Horse Racing Board Dec. 16.
Prominent Thoroughbred breeder-owner Frank Stronach has taken over as chief executive officer of MI Developments, the racetrack operating company of which he is already chairman.
MI Developments received two waivers from the California Horse Racing Board Nov. 9 allowing it to move forward with the operation of Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields and complete its new dirt track at Santa Anita.
An entity controlled by the family of Frank Stronach has offered to purchase any or all of the outstanding stock it doesn't already own in racetrack operating company MI Developments.
MI Developments Inc. announced Aug. 27 a bonus program involving tracks owned by the company that could result in a $5.5 million bonus for the winner of the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Oak Tree Racing Association announced Sept. 24 that it is launching a free new wagering platform, OakTreeBets.com, and that it will allow HRTV to provide daily coverage on a non-exclusive basis.
A new wagering platform called DelMarBets.com that allows bettors to make wagers online or by phone on Del Mar and other racetracks in the country year-round began operation July 1.
Keeneland officials announced March 31 that, for the first time, wagering on the track's upcoming spring race meeting will be available on all major North American betting platforms.
- By Ryan Conley
The parent company of Magna Entertainment Corp. disclosed March 10 it does not intend to keep on a long-term basis the racing assets upon which it is bidding in MEC's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, including its "immediate" intention of redeveloping Golden Gate Fields into a commercial property if the bid is successful.
- By Ryan Conley
Several assets owned by Magna Entertainment Corp. will apparently be offered separately for sale from a $195-million "stalking horse bid" its parent company has tendered in relation to MEC's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing March 5.
Most Popular Stories
- Horse of the Year Charismatic Dies
- Consignors Bullish on Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale
- Classic Empire Out of Fountain of Youth
- Grade 1 Winner Gormley Works Toward Next Start
- White Beauty Lineage
- Laurel Park to Introduce Fans to Ownership Experience
- Lucky Pulpit, Sire of 'Chrome', Dies of a Heart Attack
- Zakaroff 48-1 Stunner in El Camino Real Derby
- Epicharis Earns Japan's Kentucky Derby Bid
- Mo Town Set for 3-Year-Old Debut in Risen Star