Industry News

YESTERDAY December 18, 2014
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has declined a proposal to merge with the Association of Racing Commissioners International, citing “the importance of maintaining an independent and apolitical” organization to conduct medication research.
Tom Durkin, the longtime announcer for the New York Racing Association who retired earlier this year, has been selected to receive the Eclipse Award of Merit, the organizers of the Eclipse Awards announced Thursday.
December 17, 2014
New York regulators on Wednesday tabbed three casino proposals in upstate locations for licensing while rejecting all applications for a casino in the location approved by legislators that was closest to New York City.
Terry Finley, the New York-based owner who narrowly lost a recent election for president of the state’s horsemen’s group, will have until Jan. 5 to prepare a challenge to the election result under a four-step process adopted by the group’s board ...
December 16, 2014
The Association of Racing Commissioners International, an umbrella group for state racing commissions, has voted to ask an embattled independent medication research and advisory group to merge with it, the organization announced Tuesday.
December 15, 2014
Track information and stakes schedule for the 2014-15 Golden Gate Fields Winter Meet.
Track information and stakes schedule for the 2014 Aqueduct Fall Meet, which starts October 29, highlighted by the G1 $400,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday, November 29.
December 11, 2014
The New York Racing Association has hired George Venizelos as its new vice president of security. He will begin his new position Jan. 26.
December 10, 2014
Solutions to the racing industry’s worsening field-size problems do not seem easy to come by, according to participants on panels at the University of Arizona’s Symposium on Racing and Gaming on Wednesday.
December 09, 2014
A handful of racing officials kicked off the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing and Gaming on Tuesday by presenting detailed data showing how field size affects betting figures, a critical issue for North American racetracks due to sharp drops ...