Industry News

YESTERDAY May 27, 2016
The stewards of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have revoked the license of the owner-trainer Otabek Umarov for 10 years after he refused to allow commission personnel to pull an out-of-competition sample from one of his horses and directed an ...
An official for Betfair U.S., which launched the first exchange-wagering platform in the U.S. two weeks ago, said in a statement on Friday that the company has been pleased with “several positive indicators” for the operation, but the company declined ...
The chairman of the New York Assembly’s Racing, Gaming, and Wagering committee has joined with his Senate counterpart in introducing a bill calling for the New York Racing Association to control eight appointments on a reconstituted 15-seat board.
May 26, 2016
California Thoroughbred jockeys will be allowed to use their whips with greater frequency in the last sixteenth of a mile under a proposed rule introduced at Thursday’s California Horse Racing Board meeting.
May 25, 2016
Officials with the New York Racing Association seemed confident that a bill would get done by next month that would return the company to private control, but they sidestepped questions concerning one proposal that could include an unspecified loss of ...
The chairman of the New York Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee introduced a bill on Wednesday that would restore control of the board of the New York Racing Association to the association itself, as part of a “re-privatization” plan ...
May 24, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to re-privatize the New York Racing Association includes a provision to pull some of the revenue racing receives from the casino at Aqueduct, according to a watch group based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Citing a high demand and limited available seating, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will limit attendees to this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony to museum members only.
Trainer Ramon Preciado, who has appealed a 270-day suspension for two clenbuterol overages at Parx Racing last fall, had six more clenbuterol positives at Parx between March 1 and April 12 of this year, according to rulings issued by the Pennsylvania ...
May 22, 2016
NBC Sports Group, the parent company of the NBC Sports Network, will begin broadcasting live from Royal Ascot in England next year after acquiring the U.S. media rights to the prestigious meeting in a multi-year deal, the company announced on Saturday