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  • Arrogate won last year's Travers Stakes, highlight of the Saratoga Race Course season that opens July 21

    Plenty of Action to Start Saratoga Meet

    The opening weekend of the all-important race meet begins with five graded stakes, including opening day co-features of the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies and the Lake George Stakes (G3T) for 3-year-old fillies on turf.

  • Keeneland set an attendance record at its fall meet that concluded Oct. 29.

    Keeneland Sets Fall Meet Attendance Record

    Keeneland closed its 2016 fall meet, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of racing at the world-famous track, on Oct. 29 with record total on-track attendance of 276,543 and substantial gains in on-track and all-sources wagering. 

  • Racing at Monmouth Park

    Monmouth Gets Donation, Alters Shipper Policy

    Monmouth Park said it has received an anonymous contribution of $60,000 for its racehorse aftercare program, and thus will end a policy of charging $1,000 per horse that leaves the grounds to race at Suffolk Downs and then returns.

  • Mountaineer Continues to Feel Purse Pinch

    Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will be in the spotlight Aug. 6 with its $1.65 million all-stakes program featuring the West Virginia Derby. But on a day-to-day basis, the track continues to struggle in a difficult economic environment.

  • Racing at Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs Bumps Overnight Purses 4%

    Because of an increase in pari-mutuel revenue from Kentucky Derby (gr. I) week business, Churchill Downs June 1 said it will increase overnight purses by 4% for the remainder of its spring meet, which ends July 2.

  • Historical racing machines began operating last September at Red Mile.

    KY Historical Racing Benefits Continue Growth

    Keeneland will begin its spring meet with a bump in overnight purses, but track officials hope it's the start of steady growth made possible by revenue from Lexington's historical race wagering facility.

  • Watch My Smoke wins the 2015 Louisiana Champions Day Starter Handicap.

    Handle Inches Up, Purses Drop Slightly

    Despite more than 2,300 fewer races compared with 2014, commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States races inched up 1.18% to $10,676,223,640 in 2015. It is the first year-over-year increase since 2012.

  • Churchill Downs wrapped up a successful fall meet Nov. 29

    Business Strong at Churchill Downs Fall Meet

    Total pari-mutuel handle during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet was $104,626,990, up 9.9% from $95,225,065 for a 24-day fall meet in 2014. Average daily handle jumped 25.6% to $4,982,238 from $3,967,711 in 2014.

  • Laurel Park will see an expansion of its schedule in 2016

    Maryland Continues Rebuild of Racing Program

    At a time when some Mid-Atlantic region tracks are cutting live racing dates, Maryland is moving in the opposite direction as part of a master plan to make the state a year-round Thoroughbred racing and stabling destination.

  • Monmouth Park in New Jersey

    Monmouth Meet Holds Up in Face of Competition

    Monmouth Park officials said given the intense competition for gambling dollars and horses in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, the numbers from its just-completed 2015 race meet held up fairly well versus last year.

  • Laurel Park

    MJC: Laurel Meet Offered Building Blocks

    Based on the results of a 23-day summer meet at Laurel Park that generated positive numbers and response from the local community, the Maryland Jockey Club intends to do so again next year -- on some level.

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    After 20 Days, Spa Handle Up $47.7M From 2014

    Aided by an almost 9% increase in average field size and eight more turf races, pari-mutuel handle at the midway point of the 40-day Saratoga Race Course meeting is showing strong gains compared with the same period in 2014.

  • Richard Skinner, vice president and general manager for ThistleDown

    ThistleDown Reaps Results of Improved Program

    This year's $500,000 Ohio Derby in retrospect can be considered a success on several levels, and management at ThistleDown Racino expects the marquee race--and the overall racing product--to only get better.

  • Field Size Up, But Don't Let It Fool You

    Though the numbers certainly can't be considered robust, average field size at racetracks in five states in the Mid-Atlantic region and neighboring New York is up from the comparable period in 2014.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Reports Solid Meet Numbers

    Average field size at Gulfstream Park for its Dec. 6, 2014-April 5 race meet grew 13.1% from 8.4 to 9.5 horses per race, while average daily all-sources pari-mutuel handle slipped 1.7% but was still a solid $8.1 million.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Begins New Meet With Momentum

    Gulfstream Park will open its 2015 spring/summer racing season April 8 with an eight-race card topped by a $46,000 allowance optional claimer that includes the Todd Pletcher-trained stakes runner Vinceremos.

  • Total, Average Handle Increase at Turfway

    Turfway Park recorded increases in all-sources and average daily pari-mutuel handle during its recently concluded 2015 winter/spring meet. Field size and purses also showed gains during the 2015 meet.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Reports 10% Hike in All-Sources Handle

    All-sources pari-mutuel handle is up 10.3% year-to-date at Tampa Bay Downs, which puts the Florida racetrack on course to average more than $4 million per day and finish with its highest wagering total since the 2010-11 meet.