Industry News

TODAY September 02, 2014
Jockeys at Santa Anita will be restricted to whipping a horse three times in succession before trying something else to urge the horse, a whip rule mirroring those of Europe and to be instituted at the beginning of the fall meeting starting Sept. 26, ...
August 29, 2014
A backlog of incomplete post-race drug tests at a widely respected laboratory in Lexington has sent regulators scrambling to get the work done while underlining the growing pains associated with the industry’s move to adopt stricter rules on ...
August 28, 2014
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission will consider an emergency regulation at a meeting next Thursday that would establish a threshold level for cobalt, the naturally occurring mineral that is allegedly being used by some horsemen under the belief that ...
Frank Gabriel, hired in February to be the racing secretary at Belmont Park and Saratoga, is leaving the New York Racing Association and returning to Dubai.
August 27, 2014
A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Wednesday tabled a proposal that would allow the state’s tracks to offer races that would only be open to horses that did not receive race day administrations of the anti-bleeding medication ...
August 26, 2014
Belterra Park, the racetrack-casino that replaced River Downs in Cincinnati, will cut purses by 20 percent beginning Saturday due to lower-than-expected revenue from slot machines at the track, horsemen’s officials said Tuesday.
With one week remaining in the 2014 Saratoga season, all-sources handle is down five percent while on-track handle is up nearly one percent when compared to the same time frame last year.
August 25, 2014
New York Racing Association officials, including its former chief executive and general counsel, “missed several opportunities” to discover that the association was charging a takeout rate in some superexotic pools that was in excess of the law for a ...
August 21, 2014
Hazel Park Raceway will cut purses by 25 percent beginning Aug. 29, according to an announcement in the track’s Saturday overnights.
August 20, 2014
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved language in its model rules defining “stacking” of painkillers and providing for new penalties for the practice, the RCI announced Wednesday.