Industry Press Releases

Thoroughbred Industry Press Releases and Announcements

  • EquiLottery, Mountaineer Announce Agreement

    EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Mountaineer Park in New Cumberland, West Virginia that will allow its lottery game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from Mountaineer's annual racing calendar.

  • Pre-Preakness Party to Benefit TAA

    America's Best Racing (ABR) announced March 20 that its fourth annual Pre-Preakness Party will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore.

  • Charles Town Races

    Fox Sports 2 to Televise Charles Town Classic

    As a part of the New York Racing Association, Inc.'s announcement of an expanded partnership with FOX Sports that will result in additional live broadcasts, the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) will be part of the coverage this season.

  • Hawthorne Race Course Joins NTRA

    The Chicago-area racetrack has emerged as one of the leading destinations for NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifying contests.

  • Dr. Andy Roberts

    Out-of-Competition Rule Examined at HBPA Convention

    Dr. Andy Roberts, speaking March 11 at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's convention, said an out-of-competition rule approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International could have unintended impact.

  • TVG Plans Increased Coverage of Australian Racing

    TVG is expanding its agreement with Sky Racing World to offer increased television coverage of Australian horse racing on TVG and TVG2 as well as launch additional wagering promotions for TVG account holders on Australian racing. 

  • Arapahoe Park

    Arapahoe Park Announces Changes in Stakes Schedule

    The 2017 stakes schedule at Arapahoe Park in Colorado will culminate with the richest races the track hosts for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses on the final day of the season, but the road to those races will look different than in past years.

  • NBC Sports to Broadcast Dubai World Cup

    NBC Sports viewers will get the chance to watch the world's top-ranked racehorse Arrogate compete in the $10 million Dubai World Cup from Meydan Racecourse later this month, following an agreement with Racecourse Media Group (RMG).  

  • Grayson-Jockey Club Approves Record Research Budget

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's board of directors has approved a 2017 budget of $1,483,542 to fund 11 new equine research projects, eight renewing two-year studies, and two career development awards. 

  • Mondialiste - Woodbine, September 9, 2015

    Woodbine Releases 2017 Stakes Schedule

    Woodbine's 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, featuring the $1 million Queen's Plate, was released March 3 by Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG).

  • Texas A&M Names Lamb Head of Animal Science

    Dr. Cliff Lamb has been named department head for animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

  • Record Historic Gaming Month at Kentucky Downs

    Exacta Systems and Kentucky Downs again shattered the single month historic horse racing handle record in February, with wagering in the 28-day month totaling $51.8 million.

  • Stryker Phd

    Stryker Phd Washington Horse of Year a Third Time

    Over 275 horsemen and horse racing enthusiasts filled the fourth floor Emerald Downs banquet rooms on Saturday evening, February 25, in celebration of the 2016 Washington champion runners.

  • Track Design to be Discussed at Pan American Conference

    The second Pan American Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C., May 17 - 20, 2017, will include several prominent international personalities leading panel discussions centered on racetrack and facility design.

  • Pinsonneault to Leave Woodbine Entertainment Group

    Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced Sean Pinsonneault, the company's Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Wagering, will be leaving the organization on March 7, 2017. 

  • American Horse Council Aims to Fund Economic Study

    American Horse Council Foundation still $150,000 short of goal, and needs help in order to ensure that this important update to economic data about the equine industry is completed.

  • Loney to Head ARCI Regulatory Attorneys Committee

    Rhea P. Loney, who led the successful "frog juice" prosecution of Quarter Horse trainers in Louisiana, has been appointed chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International's regulatory attorneys committee, ARCI chair Judy Wagner said.

  • Turfway, Horsemen Team to Offer Handicapping Seminar

    Turfway Park and the Kentucky HBPA are teaming up March 3 for Happy Hour Handicapping, an interactive event where people who love racing and horses can learn the basics of playing the races and take a first look at Kentucky Derby contenders. 

  • Churchill Downs, Cancer Institute Announce Partnership

    Churchill Downs and Norton Cancer Institute announced a new charitable partnership to raise funds to help provide care for women in our community who lack access to necessary breast health screenings and services.

  • Tickets to go on Sale for Equestricon

    Equestricon announced Feb. 21 that tickets for its first-ever international horse racing convention, fan festival, and trade show will go on sale this Friday, February 24.