Keyword: contract

  • 2012 Thoroughbred Live Foal Report

    The Jockey Club released their projected live foal crop figures for 2012 Sept. 14 and, to no one's surprise, the expected North American Thoroughbred foal crop will be smaller than last year's.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Time Running Out for Suffolk Downs Agreement

    There is a Feb. 25 deadline looming in the 2011 contract dispute between Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Mountaineer, Horsemen in Contract Dispute

    A contract dispute threatens full-card simulcasts and could lead to daily stall rent and payments to keep the racetrack open for training effective Jan. 1 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.

  • NYRA, TVG Have No Agreement

    In a short statement issued Jan. 1, New York Racing Association chief Charlie Hayward said an agreement had not been reached to send the organization's racing signal to TVG.

  • Charles Town HBPA Has New Contract

    The Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced Jan. 7 it has signed a new contract with Penn National Gaming Inc., owner of Charles Town Races & Slots, which increases the number of live racing dates per year.

  • Virginia: Contract Signed, Turf Festival Planned

    The Virginia Racing Commission Jan. 15 approved a five-year deal between the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Colonial Downs, and also heard of plans for a $2-million turf festival in the state.

  • Philly Park, Horsemen Strike One-Year Deal

    Horsemen and management at Philadelphia Park came to terms on a live racing agreement Dec. 30 and averted a shutdown of live racing and simulcasting at the Pennsylvania track.

  • Philly Horsemen: Purse Revenue Must Be Protected

    Live racing at Philadelphia Park could be suspended Jan. 1, 2003 if management and horsemen are unable to come to terms on a new live racing agreement, which expires at the end of December. Horsemen are particularly concerned over language in the contract that protects their share of purse revenue.

  • NTRA commissioner Tim Smith.

    Smith: Still Much Work to be Done at NTRA

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner Tim Smith, who took the position in April 1998, said there's still a lot of work to be done. And he plans to stick around to do it. Though his first three years are up this April, Smith's contract automatically provides for a one-year extension with a year's advance notice. Because no action was taken last year, Smith's contract is now good through 2002. If the same thing happens this April, it will be good through 2003.

  • Tampa Horsemen Approve New Contract

    Horsemen at Tampa Bay Downs gave their leaders a strong directive Friday morning to end a protracted contract dispute with track management. Members of the Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association vote 160-2 to accept a purses contract as proposed by racetrack management, according to John Grady, general manager of Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Shuts Out National Mediator

    Rick Hiles, president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, was denied access to Tampa Bay Downs' stable area Wednesday. Hiles was attempting to talk with horsemen about ways to end a prolonged purses contract dispute.

  • Tampa Purses Cut, Clash over Simulcasts Looming

    Dark clouds are gathering over Tampa Bay Downs. A purses contract with horsemen remains in dispute with negotiations deadlocked, Thursday's purses have been cut around 40%, and a legal battle over simulcasting is brewing.

  • Tampa Bay's Stall Denial Upheld by Court

    Tampa Bay Downs and the local horsemen's association will be in court Tuesday morning. The track is accused of punishing Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association officers who were involved in a bitter contract battle last year.