Keyword: racing dates

  • Maryland's 2004 Dates Approved

    Live racing will be offered for 220 days in Maryland next year. The Maryland Racing Commission recently approved the the Maryland Jockey Club's schedule.

  • Michigan Sets Racing Schedule for 2004

    Great Lakes Downs, Michigan's only all-Thoroughbred racetrack, was awarded 118 days of racing in 2004 under an order signed by Michigan racing commissioner Robert Geake.

  • Ellis Park, Red Mile Dates Raise Objections in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Racing Commission granted final approval of 2004 race dates Oct. 28 at a contentious meeting at which Ellis Park was granted a six-day racing week, and The Red Mile was awarded Quarter Horse dates despite objections from the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association's attorney.

  • Monmouth Winds Down, Oak Tree Heats Up

    The live racing season ends Sunday at Monmouth Park near Oceanport, N.J., and at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, but as those parks prepare to lay low for the winter, Hawthorne, Oak Tree, and Turf Paradise are gearing up for openings this weekend.

  • Compromise shortens Arlington season.

    Illinois Dates Set, But Questions Loom Over Purses

    The Illinois Racing Board has approved a compromise 2004 Chicago-area Thoroughbred season that has Arlington Park giving up a week of live racing in return for "host track" revenue from early-season simulcasting. But serious questions remain about purse levels for 2004 because the state legislature during its spring session backed away from approving slot machines at racetracks.

  • Indiana Tracks Submit Requests for 2004 Dates

    With a exceptions, the 2004 racing calendar for Indiana Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing could closely resemble this year's program, though Thoroughbred dates would increase slightly under the proposals.

  • Kentucky Harness Track Wants Quarter Horse Dates

    Representatives from Kentucky's racetracks submitted their preliminary applications for 2004 racing dates to members of a subcommittee of the Kentucky Racing Commission Sept. 2. The Thoroughbred schedule is typical, but there are other proposed changes.

  • Arlington Seeks Earlier Opening Date For 2004

    Arlington Park has asked the Illinois Racing Board for approval to open its 2004 season April 28, two weeks ahead of the track's traditional Mother's Day opener. If granted, the request would take the Kentucky Derby simulcast rights away from National Jockey Club, which hosted Derby Day this year during its spring meet at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • New Jersey Dates Deal: 120 Programs in 2003

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and horsemen will ask the state racing commission for 120 live Thoroughbred dates for 2003 instead of 146, officials said Feb. 27. Monmouth Park would kick off calendar Memorial Day, May 24, if the schedule is approved.

  • Suffolk Hikes Stakes Purses; Brockton Eyes Dates

    For the second time in as many years, Suffolk Downs has increased the minimum purses for stakes. And in another Massachusetts development, the Brockton Fair has expressed an interest in live racing once again.

  • Plan Calls for Increase in Jersey Racing Dates

    Horsemen, racetrack operators, and the New Jersey Racing Commission are in agreement on a 2003 Thoroughbred calendar that calls for 151 live racing days. The schedule was approved even though track officials have said the 141-day allotment for this year doesn't make good business sense.

  • Jersey Plan for 2003: 100 Days, All at Monmouth

    After an acrimonious two years of fighting over dates, New Jersey horsemen and the quasi-state agency that runs Monmouth Park and Meadowlands are in the process of hammering out a deal that would reduce the number of live Thoroughbred dates in 2003 in order to maintain or improve the quality of the product.

  • Quarter Horse Track License Denied in Kentucky

    Supporters of live Quarter Horse racing in Kentucky suffered a defeat when the Kentucky Racing Commission declined to issue a license to Southern Bluegrass Racing for a racetrack in Williamsburg.

  • In Virginia, Five Days Makes a Big Difference

    The Virginia Racing Commission has withheld approval of Colonial Downs' request for 2003 racing dates because it does not keep with a three-year plan prepared by the commission and the racetrack in 2001.

  • Two Tracks, Two Breeds: Indy Dates No Easy Task

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has approved the framework for the state's 2003 racing calendar. Now, it must OK specific dates, which could be difficult with two racetracks and two breeds.

  • Indiana Tracks Have Different View of 2003 Schedule

    Hoosier Park and Indianapolis Downs both submitted tentative 2003 racing schedules to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Oct. 1, with each plan dividing the days in drastically different fashion.

  • Rank-And-File Have Say; Meet Stays at Fairplex

    Bowing to pressure from a torrent of racing industry insiders, the California Horse Racing Board turned thumbs down June 26 on the Los Angeles County Fair's plan to move its 17-day 2002 meet to Santa Anita Park.

  • CHRB Sets Meeting to Decide Fairplex Dates Issue

    A decision on the Los Angeles County Fair's plan to move its September race meet from Fairplex Park to Santa Anita Park is expected when the California Horse Racing Board meets June 26 at 10 a.m. at the Los Angeles Crowne Plaza Hotel.

  • Del Mar is Latest to Oppose Fairplex Dates Proposal

    The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has formally opposed the proposed transfer of this year's Fairplex Park meet to Santa Anita Park. The Del Mar board of directors met during a special session May 29 and voted unanimously to oppose the plan.

  • Legislation Targets New Jersey Racing Panel

    A New Jersey senator who was instrumental in the passage of legislation that authorized off-track and account wagering in the state introduced a bill Feb. 21 that calls for reconstitution of the New Jersey Racing Commission. If passed, the legislation would allow Gov. Jim McGreevey to appoint all new members to the panel.

  • New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey.

    Jersey Carnage: Supplement Gone, Dates in Jeopardy

    An expected purse supplement of $6 million for the New Jersey horse racing industry from the state legislature won't be forthcoming as expected, Gov. Jim McGreevey said Feb. 12. That has raised the question as to whether Monmouth Park and Meadowlands can support even 120 days of Thoroughbred racing, 21 less than required by law.

  • Jersey Senator 'Disappointed' With Commission Action

    New Jersey Sen. Martha Bark, who was the co-sponsor of the bill that eventually was signed into law as the Off-Track and Phone Wagering Act, said she is "tremendously disappointed" that the state racing commission reduced the number of live Thoroughbred dates at Monmouth Park and Meadowlands this year from 141 as mandated in the law to 120.

  • April Start Slated for Long Finger Lakes Meet

    Finger Lakes, one of the New York racetracks in line to install video lottery terminals later this year, unveiled a 161-day schedule for 2002 that as usual features five-day racing weeks for the most part. The meet is scheduled to begin April 13 and conclude Nov. 30.

  • New Jersey Racing Schedule in Turmoil Again

    A deal thought to have been struck between horsemen and racetrack management for 2002-2003 racing dates in the Garden State fell apart Dec. 20 during a sometimes-contentious New Jersey Racing Commission meeting. One racing official said the "climate of pettiness" is threatening live racing in the state.

  • Indiana Dates: Hoosier Schedule Revised

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission granted 2002 racing dates to Hoosier Park and Indianapolis Downs Tuesday, but not without some changes. Hoosier Park will conduct a 90-day Standardbred meet and 70-day Thoroughbred meet, while Indianapolis Downs will offer 19 days of Standardbred racing next December.

  • Hoosier Application: 73 Fewer Dates for 2002

    After having offered an unprecedented 193 days of live Standardbred, Thoroughbred, and Quarter Horse racing this season, Hoosier Park on Thursday submitted a request to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for 120 days in 2002.

  • California Sets Most of 2002 Racing Schedule

    The California Horse Racing Board on Aug. 24 approved next year's calendar for Southern California, and for the first three months of 2002 for Northern California. Among the changes is an elimination of six-day racing weeks except for Del Mar.

  • CHRB Floats Plan for 2001 Dates Reduction

    In an effort to increase field size, the California Horse Racing Board has proposed a 19-day reduction in the 2001 racing calendar in the state. The proposal would affect the major racetracks and some fairs.

  • Bill Would Let NYRA Trim Aqueduct Meet

    The state Senate unanimously approved a bill sponsored by Senate Racing Committee chairman William Larkin that would, at the request of the New York Racing Association, change state law to lower the number of mandatory racing days at Aqueduct from 107 to 95.

  • Hialeah's John J. Brunetti

    Hialeah Chief Offers Dates Solution; Questions Calder, Gulfstream

    In the absence of a dates agreement between three Thoroughbred tracks in South Florida, Hialeah Park chairman John Brunetti has proposed a year-round, three-track schedule, and said Hialeah would allow Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park to have the first and second choices. There have been hints the current meet at historic Hialeah could be its last.