Churchill Downs Inc., reported April 27 first-quarter results that showed net revenues of $250 million, up 50% over the same quarter of 2014, primarily due to its acquisition of Big Fish Games.
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Churchill Downs Inc. officials said Thursday, Feb. 26, they aim to build on last year's highly profitable Kentucky Derby week but acknowledged they see little opportunity for racing growth outside of that week.
Gulfstream Park plans to build an additional 200 temporary stalls for horses that are facing eviction from the stables at neighboring Calder Casino & Race Course, officials of the Florida HBPA said.
As many in the Thoroughbred industry are aware, there is an ongoing dispute regarding stabling at the track formerly known as Calder Race Course, now operating as Gulfstream Park West.
Gulfstream Park is beginning a large and quick project to build stalls with the goal of resolving a potential "homeless horses" crisis in South Florida.
Parent company Churchill Downs Inc., preparing to redevelop parts of Calder Race Course, has started on the backside by putting up a wire fence. Trainers are saying the fence is a safety hazard and hinders access to barns.
The inaugural Gulfstream Park West meet closed Nov. 30, with Edgard Zayas and Antonio Sano taking the respective jockey and trainer titles, and Frank Calabrese and White Wabbit Wacing tying atop the owner standings.
Former Calder Casino & Race Course racing secretary Mike Anifantis will join Hialeah Park next month as assistant racing secretary for its upcoming Quarter Horse meet.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported Oct. 29 record adjusted earnings for the third quarter for the racetrack and casino owner. Third quarter adjusted earnings (EBITDA) reached $32.2 million, up 1% from last year's third quarter.
Chuck Streva, a longtime chart-caller and linemaker at South Florida tracks, passed away the morning of Aug. 15 at Miami's Baptist Hospital following a long illness.
Gulfstream Park announced Aug. 13 it will run 23 stakes races, including 12 on turf, worth a total of $1.775 million during this year's first fall turf festival, a 40-day boutique meet at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Florida's biggest series of 2-year-old races moves to Gulfstream Park Aug. 9 when the track holds the first two races in the newly renamed Florida Sire Stakes series.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported July 30 that the track and casino company had record second quarter net revenues of $303.7 million, up 7% over the $283.6 million figure for the same period a year ago.
Gulfstream Park announced July 17 that it will increase purses an average of 10% starting with its July 24 condition book, and also offer a $250 starter incentive to help horsemen offset the cost of workers' compensation.
John Marshall, Calder's top racing official since 2009, has taken another management job with parent company Churchill Downs Inc.
Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti remains determined to bring Thoroughbreds back to his famous racetrack in Hialeah, Fla., and is hoping to stage a comeback with his one-time nemesis Gulfstream Park.
Details are emerging on the jobs that will be lost at Calder Casino & Race Course as a result of the lease of its racing operations to South Florida neighbor Gulfstream Park.
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A new era of South Florida Thoroughbred racing begins July 4 with Gulfstream Park and its parent The Stronach Group in control and feeling a new sense of independence.
Gulfstream Park in early July plans to run most if not all of the seven Summit of Speed sprint stakes that been scheduled for July 5 at neighboring Calder Casino & Race Course.