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- By Tom LaMarra
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Kentucky Downs and Laurel Park will host automatic qualifying races for this year's Claiming Crown, which is scheduled for Dec. 3 at Gulfstream Park.
The most lucrative North American race meet of the year thus far in terms of overnight purses begins July 22 with the opening of Saratoga Race Course.
Kentucky Downs hopes to have about $4 million worth of facility renovations in place by the time the track opens for its five days of live racing beginning Sept. 3.
In conjunction with opening its new corporate office in Boynton Beach, Fla., Encore Racing Based Games (RBG) has changed its name to Exacta Systems.
Meet from July 2-Sept. 5 will provide Kentucky with a summer 2-year-old stakes.
Enhancing what already is American racing's most lucrative daily purse program, Kentucky Downs will pump an additional $600,000-plus into its 2016 overnight races and stakes for its five-date, all-turf meet in September.
Factors like those are key in HANA's yearly racetrack rankings, as it looks at factors that affect horseplayer betting value.
Another court decision went in favor of Kentucky Downs' new provider of historical racing games, Encore Racing Based Games, in litigation brought by RaceTech, the Franklin, Ky., track's former provider of the games.
Keeneland will begin its spring meet with a bump in overnight purses, but track officials hope it's the start of steady growth made possible by revenue from Lexington's historical race wagering facility.
Kentucky Downs and Encore Racing Based Games (RBG) announced March 10 an agreement to add 143 additional Encore Historic Horse Racing terminals at the Franklin, Ky. track.
A federal court Feb. 29 dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit brought by the former operator of historical racing at Kentucky Downs against the new operator.
Historical wagering at the Red Mile in Lexington, conducted in partnership with Keeneland, enjoyed a fast start in its initial months of operation in 2015.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Dec. 1 approved Turfway Park to add historical racing, although track officials did not put a timetable on when such gaming would become reality at the Northern Kentucky track.
Visitors to the three Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center locations can now use wagering terminals provided by Sportech Racing//Digital to make donations.
Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs will have no overlapping dates next year under a schedule approved Oct. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Kentucky Downs had requested seven days, up from five this year.
Kentucky Downs near Franklin, Ky., has been re-accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Regulators, as well as potentially affected track officials, had no easy answer Oct. 6 for Kentucky Downs' request to add two days to its short, successful September meet.
Kentucky Downs has named Ted Nicholson as vice president of the Franklin, Ky., track. Nicholson had been consulting with Kentucky Downs on its 2015 racing season prior to being named to this permanent position.
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