Industry News

March 27, 2015
Plans to expand video lottery terminal gaming at a New York racetrack and an off-track betting venue were halted during state budget negotiations, BloodHorse reports.
Despite a record-shattering Belmont Stakes Day – which out-handled the previous year’s event by more than $60 million – total all-sources handle on New York Racing Association’s races in 2014 was down $20 million, or 0.9 percent, compared to 2013, ...
March 26, 2015
A racing-industry organization that issues recommendations on medication policy has approved a proposal that would set two threshold levels for cobalt, a first step in what is likely to be the widespread adoption of cobalt regulations later this year ...
The sale of reserved seats for the Saratoga season will be rolled out on three dates beginning Monday, according to the New York Racing Association.
March 24, 2015
Horses competing in the 11 Grade 1 races that carry purses of $1 million or more at New York Racing Association tracks will be subject to enhanced security measures, it was announced Tuesday afternoon in a joint press release issued by NYRA and the New ...
March 20, 2015
The Delaware Horse Racing Commission has reached a five-year deal with Truesdail Laboratory in California to perform the state’s drug testing, according to the executive director of the commission.
Los Alamitos and Santa Anita are trying to settle a conflict over which track will host racing on the last weekend of September.
Handle at California tracks showed a slight gain for the year through February, according to figures compiled by the California Horse Racing Board.
March 18, 2015
Daily Racing Form announced Wednesday the expansion of its digital product offerings with the addition of the popular Equibase and TrackMaster handicapping products to DRF.com’s digital storefront.
The New Jersey Racing Commission on Wednesday approved an amended racing schedule for Monmouth Park’s live meet in 2015 while also approving 13 Thoroughbred dates at the Meadowlands, according to commission officials.