Keyword: racing

  • Trade Zone: Sound Check

    Trainers look to alternative therapies to increase soundness and longevity in Thoroughbreds.

  • It's Time to Turn the Page

    Breeders' Cup Chat normally switches over to Triple Crown Talk once the calendar turns, but for the sake of my sanity and many others', I've decided to do it a few weeks earlier this year.

  • Lost Opportunities - By Eric Mitchell

    California trainer John Shirreffs looks back at 2009 and believes racing missed a huge opportunity to build up the sport and attract new fans.

  • Turfway Park

    On-Track Handle Declines at Turfway

    On-track handle decreased during Turfway Park's 2009 holiday meet when compared to the same meet in 2008, but all-sources handle held steady thanks to an uptick in wagers made out of state.

  • Calder Race Course has won the right to install slot machines.

    Slots Revenue Agreement OK'd for Calder

    Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association announced Sept. 10 that they have reached an agreement on a contract for future slot machine revenue at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.

  • Scott Borgemenke

    Borgemenke Out as Magna VP

    Magna Entertainment Corp. executive vice president of racing Scott Borgemenke will no longer serve in that position, the company announced late July 21.

  • Penn National Gaming Profits Dip

    Casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming Inc., which is under contract to be purchased by two private entities, said April 24 its first-quarter profit dipped 5% on pre-opening expenses and economic challenges.

  • NYRA Trustee Resigns, Blasts Bruno

    Charles Wait, president of the Adirondack Trust Company in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has resigned from his position on the New York Racing Association's board of trustees, citing his dissatisfaction with the position of Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno as the main reason for his decision.

  • Youbet Set for Illinois Wagering

    Youbet.com has reached an exclusive agreement with four Illinois racetracks to offer advance deposit wagering access to residents of the state, a deal that is being called the first of its kind because of its revenue sharing program.

  • New York Jockeys Call for Solutions

    A group of New York jockeys is asking all parties in the ongoing negotiations for the New York racing franchise to come up with creative solutions to the problems facing the industry.

  • Hawthorne Cancels Racing

    Hawthorne Race Course cancelled the remainder of its Dec. 13 card due to unacceptable track conditions, the racetrack announced following the second race of the day.

  • Not On the Level

    <em>By Barry Irwin</em> - Our sport is not ready for prime-time exposure because it is corrupt at its very core. The essence of racing is handicapping a race and betting on it. If one cannot present a level playing field, what is there to promote?

  • Turfway Calls Off Thursday Racing

    Turfway Park has cancelled live racing for tonight, Thursday, February 12, again citing track conditions compromised by continued thawing. The track remains open for its regular simulcast schedule.

  • Aqueduct, Laurel Cancel Friday Racing

    Aqueduct in New York and Laurel Park in Maryland have both canceled racing today (Feb. 6) because of ice and heavy rains in the northeast corridor of the United States.

  • NTRA, John Deere Offering Financing, Leases

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), John Deere, and John Deere Credit (JDC), announced Wednesday low-rate financing as well as lease offers are now available on John Deere tractors. The JDC offer is in addition to the special discounted prices on John Deere tractors offered to NTRA members. These financing options are available to current-year supporters who have directly contributed at least $1,000 to the NTRA, subject to John Deere Credit approval.

  • Weather Continues to Take Its Toll on Turfway

    Mother Nature continues to impact American racing, with Turfway Park canceling its Wednesday night card. Rather than snow and cold temperatures that usually cause a cancellation, this time the culprit was warmer temperatures that caused thawing and uneven areas in the mostly frozen track, Turfway officials said.

  • Nan Mooney

    Let's Get Risky

    <i>By Nan Mooney</i> -- Change is never safe. But to attract new, young fans, it's time for the racing industry to do what jockeys, trainers, owners, and fans do every day. It's time for them to take a risk.

  • Equibase to Offer Online Racing Form Info

    The Equibase Company announced an agreement with publishers of the <i>Daily Racing Form</i> under which it will begin selling the electronic edition of the <i>Form</i> immediately on its Website, equibase.com.