But what a 10 months it was following a full blown battle in which the new publication waged war on the powerful monopoly
Churchill Downs Inc. has filed suit against Daily Racing Form, alleging the company's DRF Bets wagering service violated the Interstate Horseracing Act when it took bets on this year's Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
Logan Bailey, the general manager of the Kentucky office of Daily Racing Form, dies April 28. The Frankfort, Ky., native was 75.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Treasure Island Las Vegas announced that the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will return to the Las Vegas property in 2014.
Phil O'Hara has been named executive director of racetrack development for Daily Racing Form, the company announced Aug. 1.
Beginning in the early 1960s, a year-long handicapping contest known as "Broken Downs" was held in the offices of The Morning Telegraph/Daily Racing Form. read blog
Fritz Widaman, who has headed marketing efforts at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association since 2003, has been named to the newly created position of director of sales and business development for Daily Racing Form.
Dale Omenson, a retired Daily Racing Form columnist and desk editor, died March 8 of a heart attack.
The finalists for 2008 Eclipse Awards were released Jan. 8, with the winners to be announced Jan. 26 at a ceremony in Miami, Fla. The finalists are not announced for Horse of the Year until the awards ceremony.
Dean Williams, who charted races for Daily Racing Form for nearly 50 years, died June 24 from complications suffered from a recent fall.
- By Claire Novak
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, on three years' probation for a California DUI and unable to apply for a riding license in that state until Dec. 31 of this year, plans to begin riding races at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., according to a report in the Daily Racing Form.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Daily Racing Form have announced a National Handicapping Championship Tour that will offer additional prize money and qualifying births to the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, and have launched a coalition that will target legislation related to pari-mutuel wagering.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), National Turf Writers Association (NTWA) and Daily Racing Form (DRF) today announced the finalists for the 2007 Eclipse Awards.
Harvey Pack will once again serve as the host for Daily Racing Form's free summer seminars at Siro's Restaurant throughout the Saratoga Race Course meeting this year. The seminars will be conducted each racing day, Wednesdays through Mondays, beginning on opening day, July 25, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Siro's on Lincoln Avenue in Saratoga.
Daily Racing Form has acquired the publishing assets of Sports Eye Inc., a New York-based company that produces Thoroughbred and Standardbred handicapping publications and other sports-related publications.
Fans may now register for the 2005 Claiming Crown Handicapping Contest keyed to the July 16 Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. The online contest challenges handicappers to pick one horse in each of the 11 live races run that day.
Daily Racing Form, the 110-year-old daily newspaper that covers Thoroughbred racing, has been purchased by The Wicks Group of Companies from an entity controlled by Alpine Equity Partners.
- By Victor Ryan
Alpine Capital Bank, which purchased Daily Racing Form for $40 million in 1999, may be close to selling the 110-year-old daily to The Wicks Group for a reported $60 million.
TVG will broadcast live from the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Jan. 23-24 from Bally's in Las Vegas.
Churchill Downs will honor retiring longtime Daily Racing Form executive columnist Joe Hirsch by naming its new media facility in his honor.
Joe Hirsch, 74, Daily Racing Form award-winning executive columnist who is recognized as the most accomplished turf writer in the history of Thoroughbred racing, will end his legendary 55-year career when he pens his final DRF column on Nov. 29.
The California Horse Racing Board heard arguments April 24 on the issue of publications and radio shows in the state selling advertising to off-shore wagering operations. Residents of California are only able to legally bet through facilities licensed by the state, so wagering with offshore companies is in violation of state law.
The Equibase Company announced an agreement with publishers of the Daily Racing Form under which it will begin selling the electronic edition of the Form immediately on its Website, equibase.com.
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