Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel has increased the purse for the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) from $750,000 to $1 million for this year's running on Nov. 20.
English shipper Debussy, sent off at 11-1 in his United States debut, made a dynamic late burst along the inside to upset champion Gio Ponti in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 21.
The Jockey Club board of stewards voted Aug. 21 to deny New York resident Ernie Paragallo and Ohio resident Chad M. Moore all privileges of The American Stud Book effective Jan. 1, 2011.
Favored No Hesitation extended his winning streak to five races with his first graded-stakes success in the $300,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 21.
Arlington Park chairman Richard L. Duchossois, who named the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) for his wife, won the race for the first time when his Eclair de Lune rolled to victory over Hot Cha Cha.
Memorial Maniac came from off the pace to score his first graded-stakes win in the $100,000 Stars and Stripes Turf (gr. IIIT), the first of four graded stakes on the Arlington Park turf Aug. 21.
Donegal Racing's Paddy O'Prado earned his first grade I win in the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes, taking over in upper stretch and bounding home to victory as the 1-2 favorite Aug. 21 at Arlington Park.
Oaklawn Park has announced a 32-stakes program totaling $4.6 million for the 56-day meet that begins Jan. 14, 2011.
Augustin Stable's Rainbow View, the morning-line favorite for the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) for fillies and mares Aug. 21, has been scratched.
Total racing dates would continue to drop under 2011 requests submitted by Ohio's seven racetracks Aug. 19.
Free Fighter, unplaced in two starts since upsetting the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) in May, is back to defend his title in the $100,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Aug. 21.
After a solid showing on the Triple Crown trail, Paddy O'Prado has emerged as the top 3-year-old turf horse in the nation following a pair of graded stakes wins at Colonial Downs.
Local favorite No Hesitation, on a four-race winning streak for trainer Jim Meyaard, takes on nine rivals, including a pair of California invaders, in the $300,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) at Northlands Park.
Tuscan Evening's sad demise earlier this month has left the $750,000 Beverly D. devoid of any obvious favorite on Arlington Million day Aug. 21 at Arlington Park.
Though legislation to authorize electronic gaming continues to stall in Minnesota, Canterbury Park officials remain optimistic in the wake of a fairly stable second-quarter earnings report.
Gio Ponti, who captured last summer's Arlington Million (gr. IT) as the favorite, looms as an even stronger 7-5 choice on the morning line when facing nine rivals in the 28th running of the Aug. 21 race.
Michigan stallion Baptistry sired his first winner when his son Ride That Ticket won at Pinnacle Race Course Aug. 14.
The yearling, out of Bush Landslide, sells for $17,000.
Pre-entries for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) closed Aug. 13 with 10 older horses named to prestigious turf race.
Richard Rettele, a 70-year-old who trains Thoroughbreds and rides Quarter Horses, just keeps on going -- he won a $15,000 stakes aboard Fearles Fred in the $15,000 Queen City Dash at River Downs in Ohio Aug. 10.
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino raised overnight purses about 9% for six middle-class conditions effective Aug. 11.
MTR Gaming Group indicated Aug. 9 it could spend up to $100 million to construct a video lottery terminal casino at Scioto Downs south of Columbus, Ohio.
Ginger Added won her initial start to become the first winner by Canadian champion Added Edge.
Sand Cove, the odds-on favorite in a four-horse field, captured his sixth career stakes event in wire-to-wire fashion by winning the Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 8 at Woodbine.
Flower Alley, winner of the 2005 Travers Stakes (gr. I), was represented with his first winner when his juvenile daughter, Smoke Alley, held on for a head victory in the second race at Woodbine Aug. 6.
Canterbury Park's fourth annual Extreme Race Day Aug. 8 will feature nine horse races, including two Thoroughbred stakes, plus exhibition races by camels and ostriches.
More than 465 horses have been entered in the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Canadian-bred yearling sale.
A 5% cap imposed by the Illinois Racing Board on account wagering fees charged by out-of-state racetracks to send their signals to customers in Illinois has led to a significant downturn in wagering from those sources.
The six-day mixed breed meet at Montana Downs at Great Falls ended Aug. 1 with increases in total and average daily wagering.
Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. won the Minnesota Oaks on the betting favorite and the Minnesota Derby on a 29-1 outsider July 31 at Canterbury Park.
Iowa breeder/owner Maggi Moss will be inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame Aug. 6 in a ceremony at the track.
An expanded stakes schedule and an increase in overnight purses are part of the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Thoroughbred meet that begins July 31.
Gerald Jack Coatney, a breeder, owner, and trainer, died July 27 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.
Harrah's Entertainment said July 28 it has completed its purchase of Thistledown near Cleveland, Ohio, from MI Developments.
State legislators from around the United States were told July 27 a proposed interstate compact for racing and wagering is a means of promoting uniformity in the industry and fighting off threats of federal intervention.
Alfred Corrado, president of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners from 1989 through 1990, and who was a leading Ohio breeder/owner, died July 24 at the Cleveland Clinic.
Benji Blues, a 2-year-old son of Posse out of the stakes-winning Take Me Out mare Susie Blues, sold for $65,000 to top the July 25 horses of racing age sale.
Continued declines in handle and the lowest purse structure in decades have led River Downs to cut the purses of its two premier stakes for 2-year-olds by 50%.
Headache charged home late to capture the $138,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Canterbury Park July 24, giving owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trainer Mike Maker and jockey Julien Leparoux back-to-back wins in the main events.
The NTRA announced July 21 that Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.
Queen's Plate winner Big Red Mike will attempt to add the second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown to his record when he goes to post as the 6-5 favorite in the July 25 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Racetrack.
Trainer Mike Maker, who has won five Claiming Crown races in the past three years, brings a pair of strong contenders into this year's main events July 24 in Inca King and Headache.
Veteran gelding Rahystrada earned his 10th career victory when he kicked clear in the stretch run for jockey Inez Karlsson and held off defending champion Just as Well by a half length in the $150,000 Arlington Handicap.
Favored Workin for Hops captured the second leg of the Mid-America Triple and became a likely contender for the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) next month when he dominated the field in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT).
Tuscan Evening remained unbeaten in six graded stakes in 2010 when she led Eclair de Lune all the way in the $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Arlington Park turf July 17.
The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will benefit from an annual donation tied to the Norm Barron Queen City Oaks, an Ohio-bred stakes to be run at River Downs July 17.
Indiana Downs set a total handle record for one program when it wrapped up its 2010 meet July 14.
After more than a year of delays, plans to outfit Ohio racetracks with thousands of video lottery terminals are on the fast track.
Workin for Hops, second to Paddy O'Prado in last month's Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT), aims for his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT) on the Million Preview program at Arlington Park July 17.
There were 64 horses pre-entered for the 12th annual Claiming Crown, which will be contested at Canterbury Park July 24.
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