Industry News

February 27, 2015
West Point Thoroughbreds, the racing partnership company, has signed a deal giving it presenting sponsorship rights to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, and the company will award financial interests in a West Point Thoroughbreds horse to the top ...
Six semifinalists have been named for the ninth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, honoring full-length work written with a horse racing focus or backdrop.
A Kentucky committee approved a bill on Thursday night that would exempt from state taxes all bets made during the two-day Breeders’ Cup event at Keeneland on Oct. 30-31.
February 25, 2015
Churchill Downs had net income of $46.2 million in 2014, according to financial documents released late on Wednesday, a drop of 16 percent compared with net income of $54.9 million in 2013 despite posting record revenues during the year.
February 24, 2015
Longtime Woodbine trainer Barbara Pirie has passed away from cancer at age 55.
February 20, 2015
A cooperative of racetracks and the company controlling the simulcast signals to Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park have agreed to the main pricing aspects of a new simulcast contract, but approval of the pact is being held up by a related issue affecting ...
February 18, 2015
KentuckyOne Health, a Kentucky health care provider, has reached an agreement to become the title sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Festival, a live-entertainment program scheduled for the week leading up to this year’s Breeders’ Cup event Oct. 30-31 at ...
February 13, 2015
On Friday morning, the full Kentucky Senate voted 22-9 to pass a bill that would allow the state lottery to send bets into commingled pari-mutuel pools, according to supporters of the legislation.
When reviewing any wager, I always think I could have done better. If I make a score, the first question I ask is, “Could I have made more money?” It’s not greed – it’s just me wanting to maximize opportunities (and, okay, perhaps a little bit of ...
February 12, 2015
Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., and a consortium of the state’s breeding and racing organizations have joined together to push a bill through the state legislature that would reallocate revenue from account wagering in the state and potentially lead ...