Keyword: racing dates

  • Fairmount Park Purses to Jump 20% in 2012

    Fairmount Park and the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed upon an increased purse structure for 2012 thanks to the racetrack's share of casino impact funding it received last year.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Park Handle Beating Projections

    Gulfstream Park reported average daily all-sources pari-mutuel handle of about $6.6 million during its first 10 race days in December, surpassing management's expectations for its first December racing in several decades.

  • Lisa Underwood

    2012 Kentucky Racing Dates Approved

    With only a slight modification from the original proposal approved previously by a committee, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Oct. 24 unanimously OK'd 2012 racing dates for the state's racetracks.

  • Hawthorne Racing

    IRB Protects Spring Meet at Hawthorne in 2012

    The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 27 rejected a 2011 racing dates proposal that would have eliminated the spring meet at Hawthorne Race Course, including the grade III Illinois Derby.

  • Does CA Breeders' Cup Hinge on Fall Dates?

    California isn't expected to award 2012 racing dates until the fall, which makes for an interesting scenario as Breeders' Cup continues discussions on selection of a host site for next year's World Championships.

  • Atlantic City Race Course

    ACRC: Track Left for Dead Offers Stability

    A racetrack whose obituary was written more than 10 years ago finds itself in the odd situation of being the most stable track in New Jersey -- for now at least -- as it prepares to open its 65th season April 28.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway Bucks Trend; Ontrack Handle Up 13.5%

    Turfway Park reported across-the-board increases in pari-mutuel handle for its 2011 winter/spring meet in the face of national figures that show total handle on United States racing is down 8.5% for the same period.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Seeking Legislation to Reduce Dates

    Suffolk Downs, which negotiated a new contract with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association calling for fewer live racing days in 2011, is now seeking the legislative relief to make that possible.

  • Monmouth Dates Request on Regulators' Agenda

    The muddled picture of New Jersey racing may become somewhat clearer March 18 when the New Jersey Racing Commission considers a request from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to amend its request for dates.

  • Monmouth Park Meet Called 'Controlled Chaos'

    New Jersey's racing schedule currently consists of six dates at Atlantic City Race Course, but the president of the state's horsemen's group called any discussion of Monmouth Park not running a meet this year premature.

  • 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.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Source: Suffolk Wants Signals, Could Close

    Suffolk Downs has threatened to shut down in March if the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and other chapters across the country do not restore simulcast signals by Feb. 26, according to a source.

  • Crunch Time for Delaware Park Racing Dates

    In the absence of an agreement between horsemen and Delaware Park on racing dates, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is prepared to set its own schedule for 2011 during its next meeting Feb. 9.

  • Carlino: 'We're Not Running Public Charity'

    Penn National Gaming Inc. believes racetrack gaming can be a major economic driver but shouldn't be viewed as a means to increase pari-mutuel wagering on racing, company president Peter Carlino said.

  • For the past 20 years, Calder has been the only Miami-area track to race in December.

    Bloodbath Looming on Florida Racing Dates?

    The biggest issue at Calder Casino & Race Course Jan. 4, closing day of its 2010-11 meet, was a fast-brewing and potentially bitter dispute with Gulfstream Park over southeast Florida's attractive December racing dates.

  • Laurel Park

    Chaos, Mistrust in Maryland as Clock Ticks

    A horsemen's representative acknowledged Dec. 21 there's still a little more than a week to get a racing schedule in place in Maryland for 2011, but he said chances are slim if the situation isn't resolved before Christmas.